Alaska is the Last Frontier. The best way to experience Alaska is taking a cruise. An Alaskan cruise makes it a great a multi-generational vacation. Alaska has something for everyone Mom, Dad, the kids, the cousins, the Aunts, Uncles, Grandma and Grandpa. The Alaska cruise season is only a few weeks it starts in May and ends in late September.
Here are some tips for booking an Alaskan cruise
- Do book a cabin with a balcony. When cruising through the fjords you will have a front row seat from your balcony to be wowed by the glaciers.
- Do pack good sneakers or boots if you plan on doing excursions like walking on a glacier.
- Do pack gloves and a light jacket and rain gear. The temps in Alaska are between 50-70 degrees and it may rain on and off throughout your 7-day cruise.
- Do book excursions before you cruise. Excursions fill up quickly. book early to make sure you get the excursion you want to do. Also, know that excursions for an Alaskan cruise are pricey.
Since I’m in a wheelchair, of course, I’m not athletic.the excursions that I chose and liked the most were whale watching, learning about the wildlife, especially America’s symbol the bald eagle. I learned about the culture of Alaska and it’s indigenous people. The most popular and maybe the only way to get around Alaska is by flight. In the lower 48 states we drive cars, take buses, take trains, or bike to work. In Alaska, Alaskans commute in 2 seater airplanes.
Friends of ours took excursions that were mores strenuous they walked on glaciers, fish for salmon and hiked.
- Do consider a cruise tour spend a few days in Alaska’s Denali National Park .before or after your cruise.
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