Why You Should Consider Cruising to Alaska

Alaska, known as “The Last Frontier” is beloved for its remote, rugged locale. That it’s far removed from the outside world makes it beautiful, but can also make it difficult to visit. Getting from place to place in Alaska can be difficult and time-consuming. That’s why cruising in Alaska is a great option

Alaska is one of my favorite places to visit in all of the United States. But my first visit to the state included an exhausting and expensive combination of long car drives, seaplanes, and helicopters. Alaska’s geography can be tough to navigate, even when staring at it on a map. I was often too tired to hike or explore what I’d come to see. I wish I’d cruised instead.

You can't miss Hubbard Glacier when cruising Alaska!

Some of Alaska’s most enticing attractions are its glaciers, mountains, and wildlife. For my money, the best things to see in Alaska are along its amazing coastline. Glacier Bay National Park is as good as it gets for glacier scenery in North America. On a cruise, you can simply relax and enjoy the scenery. 

Of course, you can do a lot more than relax, too. Azamara’s shore excursions in Alaska cover everything you’ll want to do while there. Fishing excursions, biking, hiking, wildlife tours, glacier visits, dogsledding…the list goes on!

On a cruise, hopping from one Alaskan town to the next is as easy as going to sleep in a big, cozy bed and waking up the next morning in your destination. Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, is one of my favorites—but the capital is just the beginning. KetchikanSitka, and Homer are all sure to delight as well.

Juneau is Alaska's capital and a must-see!

You can also easily journey to the outer reaches of Alaska (like the remote Kodiak Island) or traverse the Northwest Passage, without breaking the bank. And just because you’re cruising doesn’t mean you miss out on Alaska’s exciting interior, either. Azamara offers Land and Sea Packages that make it easy to customize an Alaskan vacation so that you won’t miss out on places like Denali, Fairbanks, and Anchorage.

If you want to get to remote places like Kodiak Island, Alaska, there's nothing better than a cuise.

By now, you can probably tell how much I love Alaska. I’ve been twice and have seen a lot, but certainly not all. When I return, it will be via ship, I assure you!

Take Lee’s advice and cruise to Alaska for your next vacation! Browse upcoming voyages here.

Lee Abbamonte

Lee Abbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world (a total of 318) and a monthly guest blogger. Lee is a fan of Azamara's Destination Immersion® experiences, and has cruised with us through the Norwegian Fjords, Asia, the Mediterranean, and more.

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