Small Ship Cruises: Alaska
Collected by Carrie Finley-Bajak, AFAR Local Expert
The hardest thing about cruising Alaska is deciding on what itinerary to choose. My favorite option is a pre-cruise land tour that includes a visit to Denali National Park then a 7-day southbound cruise to Vancouver or Seattle.
Baranof Island, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
Baranof Island is a land of enchantment. Home of the Tlingit Native people, it is the smallest of the ABC Islands in Alaska, just over 1,600 square miles in size. According to locals, there is a grizzly bear on Baranof Island for every one of...
Gustavus, AK 99826, USA
Glacier Bay National Park was Naturalist John Muir's playground. He explored this 25-million acre World Heritage Site in a dugout wooden canoe with several Tlingit Indians as his guides. I recently had the opportunity to discover Glacier Bay...
Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA
Glacier Bay National Park is situated in the Alaska panhandle, to the west of Juneau, the capital city. Glacier spotting is best done by boat and there are many day trip options available from within the park. Alternatively there is the option to...
113 Haines Hwy, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Every November, the world's largest congregation of bald eagles gathers 20 miles outside of Haines, Alaska, for an unusually large feast. The draw? Meaty, striped salmon spawning along the Chilkat River, which never freezes thanks to an upwelling...
411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
My father and I boarded the Alaska Railroad in Anchorage, donning our GoldStar cabin pins , to begin our journey in the interior of Alaska. The GoldStar cabin, the premier cabin of the Alaska Railroad, offers exceptional views and service. With...
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