North To Alaska

Discover a place where wilderness reigns and abundant natural beauty is found at every turn. Come and explore the sights and culture of the 49th state on coastal cruises, visits to glaciers, the wonder of the northern lights, and Alaska Native cultural centers.

While cruising Alaska is the most popular way to experience America’s largest state don’t ignore other opportunities to travel deeper into Alaska. There’s Denali National Park, America’s largest, Resurrection Bay with abundant wildlife and Alaska offers some of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys on the Alaska Railroad.

The Alaska Railroad features modern observation and dining cars for a comfortable way to see the state. Journey through areas that are inaccessible by road and take advantage of the “whistle stop” service for passengers to disembark along the way for days of picnicking, fishing, or hiking.

Alaska Ports Of Call

If you haven’t yet visited Alaska you’re missing out on one of travels most amazing adventures. With a tourist season stretching from May through September and dozens of cruise itineraries and plenty of land excursions and organized tours there’s plenty of options with pricing to fit any budget.

Of Special Interest

Seeing Alaska on luxury cruises or heading off on your own there are fantastic options to fit your interests.

If you are thinking about an Alaska cruise , be sure and explore cruise-land packages. Available from all the major cruise lines there are also reasonably priced packages available from Discover Alaska. These typically start at Vancouver, Canada sailing to Seward, Alaska and with train tours to Denali on to Fairbanks and take about two weeks.

Looking for a Winter adventure? There’s no better place to experience the Aurora than Northern Alaska and The Alaska Railroad features a number of Winter package tours.

Another option to explore Alaska is The Alaska Marine Highway, Alaska’s state ferry system. The ferry service includes routes from Bellingham, WA and Prince Rupert, B.C. to over 35 ports with scheduled routes including Inside Passage, Prince William Sound, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and the Aleutian Islands. Road trippers can disembark in Skagway or Haines to access the road system in the Yukon, and then connect with the Alaska Highway to finish the journey into Alaska’s Interior by road.

Alaska has 7 ski resorts. Most are located near the coast which produces ideal snow conditions. Alaska’s premier resort Alyeska is only 45 minutes from downtown Anchorage and is considered a top ski destinations. There’s also Eaglecrest located just 12 miles from Juneau and a short flight flight from Seattle.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: