6 Reasons to Cruise to Alaska

6 Reasons to Cruise to Alaska

Do you have dreams of going to Alaska? I have been to Alaska twice and have helped several clients plan a trip to Alaska.

You can visit Alaska by land or by sea. My first trip to Alaska was on a cruise ship, and that’s what I’m going to focus on in this article.

If you’ve been dreaming of visiting Alaska, let’s make those dreams come true. You won’t regret it. A cruise is an excellent way to see multiple locations in Alaska.

I want to tell you the six most significant reasons you should cruise to The Last Frontier sooner rather than later.


1. You decide which cruise line to take.

Sailing in Alaska extends from the middle of May to mid-September. During these months, there are lots of cruise line options from which to choose.  Some of my clients prefer the experience aboard a luxury cruise line. If you are an active and adventurous traveler, an expedition ship is an unbelievable experience. If you’re not sure which is best for you, I can help you figure that out.

Cruising to Alaska


2. Alaska is desirable to people of all ages and tends to be high on many bucket lists.


Many families come here each year to enjoy the beauty of the great state and the broad scope of activities and events. There are activities available onboard and ashore that will appeal to every member of the family. You can view glaciers, watch for whales and other wildlife, and go rafting, kayaking, or ziplining. Or you might prefer to ride along a scenic train route. You can also learn about the Gold Rush, dogsledding, and Native Alaskan heritage. These are just some of the many reasons that Alaska is such a popular bucket list destination.


3. The wildlife is absolutely out of this world.


When traveling to Alaska by cruise ship, don’t be surprised to spot bears hunting for fish, whales, eagles, and other wildlife. I remember falling in love with sea otters on my Alaska cruise. On shore excursions or a land extension, you’ll have the opportunity to see even more animals such as moose, Dall sheep, and caribou.


4. Dare to go dog sledding?


At lower elevations, you can ride a wheeled cart pulled by dogs. If you want to ride a sled, you may have to take a helicopter ride to get into the mountains first; this could be one thrilling adventure. Best of all, you get to hang with sweet huskies all day and learn about this Alaska tradition.


5. Go on a land tour before or after your cruise.


Can’t make up your mind if you’d prefer Alaska by land or sea? Do both. Many cruise lines offer an optional land tour that you can combine with a cruise for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Hike through the Denali National Park or the Kenai River Valley, or visit Fairbanks and the nearby town of North Pole. Do you love national parks? Check out my article about the 8 National Parks of Alaska.

6. Sadly, Alaska won’t be as charming as it is now, forever.


Right now, you can see Alaska in all of its iconic glory. From lush forests to enormous glaciers, there is so much to admire before global warming takes it all away.

Alaska truly is one of the most magical places on Earth, and it’s right here in the United States. If you, like almost everyone else, have “visit Alaska” on your bucket list, what are you waiting for?

Do you want to go on a cruise to Alaska?

I can help you plan an Alaska trip, by land or sea, that suits you and your family or friends. Read about how my services work here and then send me an email to get started. We’ll set up a complimentary consultation over Zoom to find out if we’re a good fit for each other and get the ball rolling.

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