On one of Silversea's spectacular Alaskan journeys you will encounter shimmering glaciers, a humpback whale or two, and possibly even spot a grizzly bear. In Ketchikan, cruisers can discover the artistry and handiwork that goes into a totem pole, which is a monument carved to honor someone or recount an event. Ketchikan is also the spot where cruisers get the chance to take a seaplane soaring above the fjords to get an eagle's eye view of Alaska. Mendenhall Glacier sits only 12 miles from the city and is a highlight for many. You can take wonderful hikes for spectacular view of this structure, which is slowly disappearing - more than 100 feet melt a year.
Skagway is a hotspot for people interested in Alaska's gold rush, which produced the equivalent of more than $1 billion in today's money in its first year. Skagway was a boomtown for the gold rush, bringing in thousands of people. Seward is a beautiful port with a wonderful SeaLife center where you can see the beautiful seabirds glide through the air above the seals, sea lion and scores of fish. This town is also the start of the Iditarod trail, where sleds pulled by husky dogs race through the Alaskan wilderness every year.
The beauty of nature will leave you rejuvenated and the adventure of hiking or spotting some exotic wildlife will excite you, as you sail on the Silver Shadow - a comfortable, intimate and elegant ship. Here you can spend your nights dining on the fabulous salmon found in Alaska's waters, dancing to a wonderful live band or taking in a full-scale production in the show lounge.
It's time to see the outstanding landscapes of Alaska with Silversea. Travel in style on a Silversea cruise to Alaska in 2014. Call The Cruise Web today at 1-888-250-7809 to speak to an expert cruise consultant and start realizing this dream of a trip.
Alaska Itineraries from Silversea: