I’ve tramped across her endless miles of tundra,
I’ve rafted all her rapid flowing streams,
She’s kept me on the hummer,
I’ve fought mosquits in summer
And “siwashed” neath Aurora’s wintry beams,
And still, I like Alaska.
Alaska has an allure that beckons many adventure travelers to her. Getting close to nature and experiencing thrilling activities does not mean you have to sacrifice luxury. A luxury Alaska cruise may just be the ultimate vacation and here are a few options to choose from.
The Boat Company offers breathtaking up close views of the best of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Working under special use permit with the Tongass National Forest, The Boat Company is the only non-profit educational organization which offers luxury eco-cruises in Southeast Alaska. Guests are given the opportunity to debark and experience the rugged beauty of Alaska. Glide by glaciers, visit deserted beaches, stroll in tide pools, and kayak or hike to enjoy all that The Boat Company has to offer.
If you want to go big, Holland America offers an extravagant 21 day adventurer cruise. Indulge in a suite so that you can spend your days with the ultimate in luxury at your disposal. What won’t you do in 21 days? Some of the things you can experience include riding a sled pulled by dogs, fishing for king salmon and halibut, and lots of whale sightings! Amazing food and luxurious amenities make the time spent cruising equally as entertaining as the time spent exploring on land.
If you are looking for a unique adventure, then visit wild Alaska with Tauck and BBC Earth. These intimate tours (averaging 30 guests) take you off the well traveled routes and to the less visited places of the wilds of Alaska. Cruise the Kenai Ford, known for its population of sea lions, dolphins, whales, and bald eagles. Get an aerial view of the glaciers and the peaks of the Denali in one of the excursions over land. Safely enjoy bear watching on Crescent Lake, and get up close with champion sled dogs. This tour offers a mix of both time on ship and lodging in Alaska, for those seeking a more varied experience.
Enjoy a luxury seven day cruise from Vancouver to Seward with Silversea. This voyage will be a treat for both your eyes and your palate. Spend a day watching pods of Humpback whales as they feed on herring, then unwind at the end of the day with a delightful salmon barbeque that is perfectly prepared. Stop in the town of Sitka, with its Russian heritage, and then cruise on the the Hubbard Glacier for spectacular views. The journey ends in Alaska’s oldest community of Seward. Founded in 1903 by railroad survey crews, this quaint little town is surrounded on all side by Chugach National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Resurrection Bay.
Have you cruised to Alaska yet?