Alaska, America’s 49th state is truly the great frontier, a natural wonder of glaciers and fjords, wilderness and wild animals. Spirit of adventure is everywhere as well as the purity of the environment. This is nature at its most finely etched and the experience here is all about the great outdoors.
Why Go: The wonders of nature, rugged frontier-style.
When to Go: June-September
Essential Ports: Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord, Sawyer Glacier, Sitka, Ketchikan, Admiralty Island and Glacier Bay National Park.
Essential Experiences: Whale spotting in the inside passage between Ketchikan and Glacier Bay, cruising past icebergs, watching and listening to a glacier calving or paddling a kayak through Glacier Bay – all with your own onboard private naturalist.
Local Favorites: Dining on the local harvest, including salmon, cod and halibut. Alaska is famous for its largest and most flavorful Dungeness, King or Queen crab.