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Once in your lifetime…

23rd April, 2021

In this blog we explore the scenic coast of Alaska in the USA.

Cruise the coast of Alaska

The Alaska coast is one of the USA’s last true wildernesses. Much of it isn’t accessible by road or rail, so one of the best ways to see it is from the deck of a cruise ship.

The sight of a massive glacier calving into the sea, a humpback whale breaching before disappearing into the icy depths, seals popping their heads out of the water as you sail by, or even a bald eagle circling in the skies overhead… these are the type of unforgettable encounters that await on an Alaskan cruise.

Alaska’s Inside Passage is considered to be one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world. Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, this 500-mile stretch of water is studded with islands, islets, coves and fjords.

Along this raggedy coastline, towns such as the Gold Rush settlement of Skagway and Ketchikan, ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ with its Native American totems, offer a glimpse of Alaska in times gone by. But Glacier Bay is its undoubted highlight, where blue-tinged icebergs and mighty glaciers make you feel as if you’ve sailed all the way back to the ice age.

Sitting out on deck, binoculars and camera at the ready, a cruise allows you to observe all these wonders of nature at close hand. It’s a wonderful way to travel, especially when you consider the exquisite fine dining, state of the art facilities and fabulous en suite cabin you also get to enjoy!

Discover this natural wonder on our Road to the Rockies and Alaskan Explorer tour.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.