Alaska Wilderness by Sea

I wanted make time to write a series of blogs talking about the spectacular region of the Alaska Inside Passage. Taking in the Alaska wilderness is something that is best done by a cruise. Many areas along the coast can only be seen from the water or by air.

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The Denali Explorer cruisetour starts off with a 7 day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise on the Coral Princess. This is a northbound cruise leaving from Vancouver and visits the towns of Ketchikan, AK; Juneau, AK; and Skagway, AK before arriving in Whittier, AK. The cruise will also visit Glacier Bay National park and College Fjord where you will get an up close look at some of the most breathtaking sights in the world. After arriving in Whittier and disembark the ship, we will be whisked away by rail to explore the amazing wilderness of Denali National Park.

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I am going to go into more details of this unspoiled land in my next few blogs in this series but for this post I want to talk about the Inside Passage. The Inside Passage is a network of passages, used by ocean going vessels, which weave through the islands of the Pacific coast of northwest North America. Some of the passages get pretty narrow so this is the chance for you to see natures best right up close. Bears coming down to catch fish, moose getting a dink on the shore, and not to mention the whales that spend the summer in the Alaskan waters.

Map from nps.gov

Map from nps.gov

This is one destination that you would want to upgrade to a balcony. Imagine sitting on your private balcony enjoying your coffee in the morning and seeing a bear catching a fish at the edge of the water. Or eating a private lobster dinner while a pod of whales play just off the ship. The balcony really adds to what already is your trip of a lifetime.

Mt. McKinley, Alaska

 

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6 thoughts on “Alaska Wilderness by Sea

  1. ahh we’ve always wanted to visit alaska!

  2. I’ve so envious, this is definitely somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. I bet it’s beautiful for photography!

    • I agree! This is something I have always wanted to see. So much of this area is unspoiled and beautiful. I am looking forward to highlighting the sights in more detail in future posts.

  3. Gorgeous shots! Princess does an expert job with their cruise tours in the region – I’m confident you’re going to love it. Thanks for posting!

  4. I am so not a cruise person, I am among the people that prefer not to be trapped in a moving vessel with 3,000 others but at the same time the photography freak in me makes me want to go! *Dilemma*

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