Nature Lovers Enjoy the Artic Wilderness on a Cruise to Alaska
If you are the outdoors type, an Alaska cruise is perfect for you! The scenic beauty is beyond amazing and observing Alaska’s miraculous creatures in their natural habitat is an experience of a lifetime.
Denali National Park: An Alaskan cruise is not complete without a trip to the Denali National Park. This incredible park features six million acres of wilderness, and North America’s highest mountain, Mount McKinley. Here you will have an opportunity to observe some of the larger mammals of Alaska, such as moose, bear, and caribou, in their native element. I recommend printing out a mammal checklist before you arrive so that you can check off which animals you have seen and what is still on your list. If your Alaskan cruise tour is with Holland America, chances are you will have a chance to take the Tundra Wilderness Tour. On this tour your guide will help navigate you to the areas where wildlife is most abundant. These cruises usually offer lodging in the great Denali National Park too. During this time I would suggest some exploring of your own. Denali is known for its abundance of fossils and it’s not unheard of for tourists to discover fossils of their own. One of the most profound fossil findings was in 2005 when a college student found the first Denali dinosaur footprint. Several have been found since!
Glacier Bay National Park: Tours through Glacier Bay are usually offered by the cruise line and are an amazing experience. Park Rangers usually narrate through the tour as an added feature. Expect to see fjords, plenty of wildlife, and of course glaciers. Glacier Bay is actually the largest protected marine sanctuary in the world so expect to enjoy this area for several hours if you are touring aboard a cruise ship.
Nature Lovers Excursions: If you’re going to Alaska taking an excursion is a necessity. Fortunately, many cruise lines combined land excursions with your cruise for just that reason. However, if that is just not enough for you and you are craving just a little more plenty of amazing excursions are available. You can do it like the natives; Join a tour by air and visit an Eskimo village or take a dog sledding tour. If viewing the Alaskan terrain is more your styles there are plenty of helicopter tours, glacier flying tours, hiking tours, or maybe you would like to view the terrain while zip lining through it. Other unique excursions include panning for gold near an old mine by Juneau, water sports like kayaking, or enjoy some whale watching tours. In fact, a customer recently informed us that during her scuba diving tour she was able to get up close to one of Alaska’s beautiful whales.
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Kimberly Wheeler joined the team at CruiseExperts.com in September 2014. Her role as a Social Media Marketer is to pass on the expertise of the agency to help travelers understand the world of cruising through blogging. Kimberly has an extensive background in Public Relations and Marketing and a passion for engaging the public. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with an option in Public Relations from Fresno State University in May 2014.