If you’ve traveled around the 49th state better known as Alaska, you know that getting from place to place can be difficult and time-consuming. There aren’t roads that go everywhere and you often have to take seaplanes which can be both expensive and confusing as to how and where to book them. That’s why cruising in Alaska is a great option.
Most people going to Alaska want to see glaciers, mountains, bears, and other wildlife. Alaska is one of my favorite places to visit in the whole United States but as I said it’s a real pain to travel throughout the state. From experience, I ended up taking a bunch of seaplanes, helicopters, long car rides, and was constantly exhausted when trying to see and hike around what I actually came to see. I wish I had cruised in Alaska.
For my money, the best thing to see in Alaska is the amazing coastline, especially that lined by glaciers. Glacier Bay National Park is as good as it gets for glacier scenery in North America. On a cruise, you can view this so easily and do so in a relaxed manner. If you try on your own it’s a long series of flights, transfers, and confusion. Relax—enjoy the scenery!
Additionally, Alaska geography is tough to comprehend even staring at it on a map. There are endless amounts of islands, many of which are only accessible or viewable by ship. Again, cruising in Alaska is the best option.
If you want to hop from one city to another like Juneau, the delightful capital of Alaska, for instance, it’s a long drive or a flight! But on a cruise, you’ll be there when you wake up in your big cozy bed.
If you want to get to remote places like Kodiak Island or traverse the Northwest Passage, it’s really expensive if you don’t do it by cruise ship. Plus, cruise lines like Azamara offer amazing land and sea experiences. They offer inner Alaska pre-voyage excursions so you won’t miss out on places Denali, Fairbanks, and Anchorage before sailing out for the rest of amazing Alaska!
If you can tell by my tone of writing that I love Alaska and only wish I could go on one of these voyages myself! I’ve been to Alaska twice and have seen much but certainly not all. The next time I return it’ll be via ship, I assure you!
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