When you think of Alaska, do you think of sitting on the deck of a cruise ship and watching the glaciers as the ship passes by? Alaska’s wild terrain and natural beauty are a wonder to behold.
I recall a discussion with one of my groups of active travelers during a planning session. Different tropical and beach locations were suggested by the group members. Once hearing the feedback from the group, I made a suggestion of an Alaskan Cruise/Land tour. I received startled looks from around the table. One person said to me, “Alaskan cruises are for old people! What do they do? Just sit around on the deck and look at the glaciers.” The rest of the group just nodded their heads in agreement. Past trips have included jet skiing in Cancun, zip lining in Costa Rica, and Scuba diving off the coast of Curacao! I had my work cut out for me if I wanted to change the groups opinion of Alaska as there are many wondrous activities for the to experience. This is what I shared with them...
The best time to visit Alaska is in the summer, when the daylight is long. Depending on the month there can be almost 18 hours of daylight allowing time for all types of activities.
Do you want to feel the exhilaration of the Iditarod with cold wind in your face while mushing (driving) a team of strong canines? This is available in Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Girdwood and Juneau. You can visit an Iditarod kennel to get the experience of leading an Iditarod team, with training of course.
Take a scenic hike on one of the major glaciers making up the Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier. For a change of scenery, you could hike the lush, green Rainforest that makes up Glacier Gardens and is home of the “upside-down trees”. Juneau, the second latest city, behind Anchorage, is surrounded by water and can only be accessed via air or water as there are no bridges connecting it to any other land mass.
You can take a whitewater rafting tour and enjoy the adventure on the rushing waters that is the drainage from the giant glaciers in one of the many Alaskan National Parks. If you are looking for a heart-pounding, blood rushing adventure, whitewater rafting is for you! Denali, Anchorage, Juneau among some options.
Can you see your group having an awe-inspiring adventure in Alaska? Where do you want to go? There are several cruise lines that offer great packages for an Alaskan cruise. Some that can be coupled with tour options that allow you to stay in certain parts of Alaska before or after the cruise. While cruising to Alaska is off the list for Summer vacations this year, it's never to early to start planning for Summer 2021 or 2022. Payment plans and options are available, plus with Royal Caribbean's Temporary Cruise with Confidence program (valid for trips through 2021), it's easy sailing.
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