You’ve narrowed it down to an Alaskan Cruise, but now which cruise do you to choose? Take a look at which ones appeal to you the most
You’ve narrowed it down to an Alaskan Cruise, but now which cruise do you to choose?
When sailing with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines here are some of the popular ports of call. Take a look at which ones appeal to you the most. Can’t decide, give us a call and we can search for a cruise itinerary that stops at your chosen ports.
Ketchikan is the gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, whose landscapes and dramatic seascapes can only be reached by plane or boat. The Salmon Capital is a hub for sports fishing and home to a collection of totem poles.
|Where you can explore the history of totem poles and see some terrific examples.||Granite cliffs, plunging waterfalls, crystalline lakes and low-hanging mists.|
Sitka, the site of Russia's initial foray into Alaska, has perhaps the richest history of any Alaskan town. Explore the melding of Russian and Native American cultures, while enjoying the unspoiled landscape at the gateway to remote Southeast Alaska.
|Sitka National Historic Park houses the remains of the battle between the Russian American Company and Native Tlingit Indians. It also boasts an impressive collection of totem poles.||See wild birds such as eagles, owls and hawks close-up at the Alaskan Raptor Center, where injured birds of prey are rehabilitated by veterinarians and returned to the wild.|
The great Klondike Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers travelled on foot.
|Built during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, it is a memorable vintage rail car journey.||Fly over frozen rivers of ice surging between high mountain peaks.|
Known as the adventure capital of Alaska, Haines boasts activities abound that will make your visit one to remember. The fascinating history, magnificent scenery and incredible adventure make it the perfect trip for all travellers.
|Haines welcomes a migration of over 3,000 Bald Eagles every year in the Chilkat Valley and visitors can go to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve to watch the spectacular gathering.||Take in the magnificent glaciers and spot whales as you go flightseeing at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.|
Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau is one gorgeous state capital. Its historic downtown harkens back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure.
|When you're in Juneau, you shouldn't miss the amazing glacial landscape.||Relive Juneau's gold-rush history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek.|
Icy Strait Point
The Huna Tlingit welcome visitors to Chichagof Island, where you can experience their rich culture and unspoiled wilderness. Inside the 1912 cannery complex visit the free museum.
|The Huna Tlingit welcome visitors to Chichagof Island, where you can experience their rich culture, unspoiled wilderness and the wonders of whale watching.||Embark on a spectacular sightseeing cruise to discover some of Alaska's most majestic creatures- whales|
Hubbard Glacier is 76 miles long, 7 miles wide and 350 feet above the water line where it meets the bay. Watch as massive chunks of ice crash into the bay, a process known as calving that the Tlingit people call "White Thunder."
|Experience the excitement of seeing this active, translucent blue glacier up close.||See the Hubbard Glacier in warmth through your ship's floor-to-ceiling windows!|
Seward is perched on a peninsula where the ice age has had lasting power. Where ocean and mountains meet, the frosty waters and rugged coast of Resurrection Bay sustain birds, sea mammals and other marine life.
|Experience beautiful local marine life in its natural habitat.||You'll spot seals, sea otters, puffins and whales frolicking in the bay.|
Tracy Arm Fijord
Just south of Juneau lies the magnificent Tracy Arm Fjord, carved by glacier activity. Among the sights to admire from the icy waters are waterfalls cascading down 3,000-foot-high granite walls.
|Not the most famous glacier but arguably the most dramatic. Enjoy its sunlit mist.||Meet the locals: keep an eye out for black and brown bears, wolves, deer and moose.|
Have your camera ready to capture the rugged beauty of the islands and mainland coast of southern Alaska. The views include glaciers, fjords, soaring cliffs and misty northern rainforest.
|Watch for some of the most exotic wildlife in the world, including moose and whales.||Explore glaciers the size of Rhode Island, misty rain forests and blue fjords.|
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