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ALASKA CRUISES are a truly unique and unforgettable experience. As you sail through the Inside Passage, you’ll be surrounded by stunning scenery, from towering glaciers to lush rainforests, and an abundance of wildlife, including whales, bears, and eagles. The Inside Passage is a coastal route in Alaska that runs from Seattle in the south to Skagway in the north, passing through the Alexander Archipelago and Tongass National Forest. Tongass National Forest covers over 17 million acres and is known for its diverse ecosystems, including coastal temperate rainforests, glaciers, and fjords.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS of an Alaska cruise is the opportunity to see glaciers up close. Many cruises offer excursions to view glaciers, such as the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, which can be accessed via a short bus ride or a hike. Another popular excursion is a visit to the Tracy Arm Fjord, where you can see the South Sawyer Glacier, which is a massive, actively calving glacier.

IN ADDITION TO THE NATURAL BEAUTY, Alaska cruises also offer the chance to experience the culture and history of the state’s native people. Many cruises stop at Ketchikan, where you can visit the Totem Heritage Center to learn about the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures. Another popular excursion is a visit to the Icy Strait Point, where you can learn about the Huna Tlingit culture and see authentic totem poles. The Huna Tlingit are a Native American people of the Tlingit tribe indigenous to Alaska. Their culture is characterized by rich oral traditions, spiritual beliefs, and a strong emphasis on family and community. They have a matrilineal social structure, and their art, such as totem poles and masks, is highly valued and reflects their spiritual beliefs and traditions.

ALASKA CRUISES also offer a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking. One of the more popular activities available as an excursion is whale watching. This is a chance to observe different species of whales in their natural habitat including, humpback whales, orcas, and gray whales among others. The best time for whale watching in Alaska is typically in the summer months when the whales migrate to the warmer waters to feed and mate. Some cruises even offer dog sledding and flightseeing excursions.

SEVERAL CRUISE LINES SAIL TO ALASKA, including Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Viking Cruises, Silversea, Seabourn, and Oceania Cruises.

CRUISE SHIPS themselves also offer a lot of amenities like entertainment and good food. There’s also a variety of cabin options available, from budget-friendly inside cabins to luxurious suites with private balconies.

OVERALL, an Alaska cruise is an incredible way to experience the natural beauty and culture of this unique state. Whether you’re interested in viewing glaciers, wildlife, or learning about the native people, an Alaska cruise has something to offer for everyone.

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Alaska 2018 – Consider a Small Ship Adventure

American Cruise Lines’ newest ship, American Constellation, sets sail to Alaska for the 2018 cruise season. With special cruise ship access to Glacier Bay from The National Park Service, American Constellation’s arrival this June will more than double American Cruise Lines’ capacity in the region and help meet the recent demand for cruise travel to Alaska.

The brand new, 175-passenger American Constellation is the only fully-stabilized ship in the region and has the largest staterooms of any small ship in Alaska. Appointed with furnished balconies and full-size bathrooms, American Constellation elevates cruising in Alaska by providing the intimate access of smaller ships coupled with the comfort and sophistication of larger ships. American Cruise Lines’ American Constellation will provide its guests with the most authentic Alaska experience and the most modern spacious staterooms available for cruising America’s last frontier.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of the ongoing preservation and conservation of Glacier Bay. We are continuously looking for ways to provide our guests with the most memorable cruising experience and this rare glimpse of the world’s most magnificent biosphere does just that,” says Charles A. Robertson, CEO of American Cruise Lines.

Complimentary pre-cruise hotel packages are available for all cruises departing from Juneau, Alaska. With itineraries ranging from 8 to 15 days, the Alaska cruises visit such beautiful ports-of-call as Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Kake and Glacier Bay—among others. With complimentary guided tours offered at each port and onboard historians, naturalists, and local experts, American Cruise Lines offers award-winning enrichment and entertainment suitable for the most sophisticated and discerning traveler.

About American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines is a recognized leader in small ship cruising and the largest American-flagged cruise line. With over 35 itineraries along the rivers and inland waterways of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River, and the East Coast, the Line operates the newest fleet of riverboats and small cruise ships in the U.S. Regularly the recipient of the most prestigious travel awards in the industry, American Cruise Lines is renowned for providing superb service aboard the finest ships—exceeding the expectations of even the most seasoned traveler.

To learn more about American Cruise Lines or the 2018 cruise season aboard American Constellation, visit AmericanCruiseLines.com

Article Written by:
Linda Coffman
Cruise Diva
An award-winning cruise travel news, information, and editorial blog