Destination Spotlight: Alaska
Whether you choose to explore North America’s last frontier as a guest of one of several cruise lines or through a land excursion offered by one of many outstanding tour operators, you’re sure to be amazed at the rugged beauty of the State of Alaska and fall in love with this pristine and wild paradise. Offering some of the gorgeous landscapes and incredible wildlife in North America, Alaska is truly a vacation destination like no other in the world. While ranked as the largest state in the United States of America, Alaska also has the distinction of being at the bottom of the list when it comes to population density. As such, this northernmost of the states offer an unprecedented amount of untouched wilderness and provides the opportunity to really immerse oneself in the true beauty of unspoiled and breathtaking landscapes.
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Alaska: Untamed Adventure and Stunning Beauty
A land of contrasts, Alaska offers a backdrop of weather-beaten mountain landscapes with lush verdant alpine meadows, glistening rivers, expansive clear freshwater lakes and deep blue ocean waters teeming with life. The towns and cities that dot the shores and mountain valleys brilliantly showcase the history, culture and fascinating lifestyle of adventure that has been part of the Alaskan myth and way of life since long before it became the US’s 49th state. If you’re the adventurous type, Alaska provides an incredible amount of activities to keep even the busiest explorer satisfied. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, trail riding and a virtually every other type of adventure you can imagine; all at your fingertips and all expertly arranged for you by local guides and professional excursion companies.
Experience Calving Glaciers and Incredible Wildlife
For those that enjoy a more peaceful and relaxing journey of exploration, sit back, relax and partake in the quietude of the many fjords and glaciers from the deck of a luxury cruise ship as you gain access to incredible ports and points of interest from some of the world’s best cruise lines. Witness the incredible sea life including whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals as they glide by the ship and marvel in awe at the sound and site of a calving glacier that seems to be just barely out of reach of your fingertips.