Alaska: Experience the Last Frontier

Courtesy Travel Guides Free: For many avid travelers, Alaska is a top bucket list destination, as very few places around the world embody a similar spirit of adventure. Breath-taking landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, and captivating local culture and people make Alaska a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a more traditional family vacation, or an adrenaline-fueled wilderness adventure, you can find it on the Last Frontier. If Alaska isn’t already on your bucket list, it …

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ALASKA IS OPEN…WIDE OPEN! ~ Experience the Last Frontier THIS year Aboard UnCruise Adventures!

This just might be the year to cruise Alaska…and there you were thinking that the 2021 Alaska cruise season was cancelled! While Canada’s cruise ban effectively locks the big, Vancouver-based ships out of The Last Frontier until 2022, those of us hellbent on cruising Alaska this year not only can do so but they can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience doing it thanks to small, U.S.-based lines like UnCruise Adventures. And we can do so safely with Alaska’s …

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Now is your opportunity to plan that bucket list trip to Alaska for this summer!

Get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors, nature, and majestic beauty Alaska offers. Although Alaska is the third least populous state in the U.S., it is the largest state by area. With 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline, about 100,000 glaciers and more than 3 million lakes, the “Last Frontier” is an outdoor explorer’s dream. Whether you are adventuring by Alaskan cruise ship, land tour, flightseeing, or train, the 49th state will afford you an …

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Experience Alaska Land Vacations This Summer With Holland America Line and Princess Cruises – Bookings open now for escorted, explorer and rail tours, hotels, sightseeing

Courtesy Holland America Line and Princess Cruises: SEATTLE (March 4, 2021) – For those ready to travel again, there’s no better place to start than Alaska, offering opportunities for travelers to see glaciers up close, spot bucket-list wildlife, explore national parks and see Denali – North America’s tallest mountain. This summer, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises offer many ways for travelers to experience Alaska through Gray Line Alaska, Princess Alaska Lodges and Holland America Line’s Westmark …

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My Alaska Uncruise Adventure

Day One: Exploring Juneau before Embarkation After a three-flight journey that became a 20-hour saga, we arrived in Juneau the night before the ship’s departure. I immediately fell into bed, but oversleeping was no threat – – thank you four-hour time change. Up early the next morning, we dropped our luggage at Centennial Hall, the staging location for Uncruise ships resting across the street from the harbor. The helpful Uncruise reps held our bags, transferred them to …

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Preparing for my Alaska Uncruise of the Inner Passage

  I’m counting down! Alaska is one of only three states in the U.S. that I have not visited. So, naturally I’m thrilled to be headed to the 49th state for a Spring Awakenings Uncruise starting in Juneau. I’ll be sailing on the Uncruise line’s boat named the SS Legacy, a small ship with a maximum number of 90 guests. But, in this case, small ship cruising means big adventures. The Legacy can slip into narrow spaces …

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Alaska’s Frontier and Wilderness Quest Cruise on board the Chichagof

Well, of course I’m excited. I’m preparing to go on Alaskan Dream Cruises Chichagof this coming week. And though I’ve traveled to 90 countries, I’ve never been to Alaska. When asked by friends why I haven’t been before, I usually respond with, “I’m saving the easy trips for when I get older.” To which a friend (?) replied, I don’t think you should wait any longer. Harumpphhh! I live in Hollywood, Florida (the OTHER Hollywood), and one …

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Icebergs, bears await intrepid cruise travelers in Alaska’s wilds

Book early, as many small group adventures, like these, sell out before the summer cruise season starts Inside Passage, Southeastern Alaska-Clunks from chunks of ice, the submerged parts that we could not see, delivered an unnerving soundtrack as our metal boat danced among a thousand icebergs on a zigzag path toward the great LeConte Glacier. For nearly an hour out of the Alaska port of Petersburg, we had been traveling at a pretty good clip, seven of …

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Cruising Alaska, a delightful day in Petersburg Where else can you watch log rolling, a herring toss and Fools on Spools?

Petersburg, Alaska-Fancy free summer travel can be so much fun when you meander as a stranger into one of America’s lively small towns — especially when you encounter a festival or other special event. In many small towns, holidays and civic celebrations are special, with parades, family gatherings, local entertainment, and contests attracting much of the populous. This was certainly the case with a spirited log rolling competition on the very chilly waters of Petersburg, Alaska. Starting …

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Norwegian Cruise Line debuts hull artwork for new ship

Yesterday I posted about the Royal Princess’s new hull design. Today I want to share the artwork designed for Norwegian Cruise Line’s upcoming new ship, the Norwegian Bliss. The artwork is created by marine life artist Wyland and is called “Cruising with the Whales”. The image shows a humpback whale and her calf with other ocean life. The new ship will debut in June 2018 and sail Alaska itineraries. Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and CEO, Andy Stuart, …

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