Alaska’s Land and Sea is Yours on a Cruisetour
A summer vacation to Alaska is the trip of a lifetime. It’s the chance to see some of the most incredible scenery in the world and to experience the culture that thrives in this rugged state.
Alaska is massive, and there’s a lot to see. Some travelers struggle to choose between a cruise of the state’s mountainous coastline and a land-based tour of the interior. The good news is that there’s no need to choose: you can do it all by taking a cruisetour.
A cruisetour is just what the name implies: a combination of two leisure travel favorites. Cruisetours of Alaska include time aboard a cruise ship that sails past gorgeous coastal scenery: a misty rainforest, the majestic peaks and valleys of the Inside Passage, and glaciers that glow with deep colors of blue and green. To watch a glacier “calve,” or release a new iceberg into the sea, is a thunderous and thrilling experience.
While a cruise of Alaska is fantastic on its own, combining it with a land tour provides a more complete Alaskan experience. The tour portion of a cruisetour provides a closer look at the captivating wildlife, history and scenic wonders of the state’s vast interior. Traveling by train or motorcoach, with breathtaking views all around, you’ll feel a closer connection to the land and its people.
The tour portion of a cruisetour is just as easy and convenient as traveling on a cruise ship. Comfortable lodgings will be reserved and ready when you arrive. Transfers and activities will all be arranged for you. A tour director will handle the details and provide insights into your journey through Alaska.
Both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Line offer wonderful cruisetours of Alaska. For example, your cruise might be a 7-night voyage from Vancouver that visits the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, the Hubbard Glacier and Seward. From Seward, guests ride a deluxe motorcoach to Anchorage and on to Talkeetna, a gateway to Denali National Park, for an overnight stay.
The next day, guests take the Wilderness Express, a train with glass-domed viewing cars, into the park. An overnight stay provides the opportunity to stroll under the midnight sun, which glows late into the evening in this northern location.
To reserve your ideal cruisetour of Alaska, talk with us at Cruise Holidays.