Category — Alaska
Since 2000, Princess Cruises has been awarding the local tour operators in Alaska and British Columbia with their CRUISE service awards to honor the excursions that gave the most exciting and satisfying experiences to their passengers. We’d like to highlight the winning experiences to give you an idea of what awaits you on a cruise to Alaska.
Juneau (3 winners)
- Helicopter Glacier Trek from NorthStar Trekking: This is a four-hour excursions where you get aerial views of glaciers from your helicopter ride and then spend two hours hiking in and on these magnificent ice structures.
- Pilot’s Choice Ice Age Exploration from TEMSCO Helicopters: Collaborate with your pilot to find a couple magnificent spots to set down on before setting off into the skies. These tours take passengers to less traveled parts of the glaciers for a totally unique experience.
- Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Quest & Salmon Bake from Allen Marine Tours: This is a full day of adventure in Alaska starting off with a cruise in Auke Bay where you are guaranteed to see whales, and might spot other wildlife like eagles or sea lions as well. Afterwards you’ll get to enjoy fresh Alaskan salmon at a traditional salmon bake with all the fixings. Then you head out to the Mendenhall Glacier on a narrated motor coach drive. [Read more →]
October 25, 2013 No Comments
Have you ever considered a cruise to Alaska? Each year from May through September several ships from all different cruise lines offer exciting itineraries in the 49th state. Cruises are such a popular way to see Alaska because they give travelers a great view and perspective on the country’s largest state and make getting around easy. Alaska is so large and so sparsely populated that travel via car takes a long time and there are few airports to fly into. Cruising really is the best way to see Alaska and the magnificent wildlife and glaciers that line its coast.
To get a better idea of what’s included in a cruise to Alaska, The Cruise Web commissioned Barry Vaudrin, the cruise journalist, to share his experiences on a Holland America Alaska cruise. Follow his cruise experiences in the following four videos.
Video #1: Leaving through the Port of Seattle and an overview of the ship, Holland America’s ms Oosterdam.
July 17, 2013 No Comments
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May 21, 2013 No Comments
By Jaycee Portugal, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Everyone seems to have a bucket list these days and so do I. I created mine last year and it seems my list keeps getting longer and longer as I learn more and more about the world. I am fortunate enough to be in an industry where most of the things I have on my list, I can easily check off. And that is just what I did last month when what was supposed to be just a business trip to Alaska turned into an amazing experience. [Read more →]
September 19, 2012 No Comments
By Lynda Lynn, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Wow, Alaska! No picture you will ever see will do it justice. Alaska is truly a “must see” destination and if it is not on your list you should put it there immediately. The scenery is magnificent and the people are wonderful. Huge mountains – check, glaciers – check, snow – check, wilderness – check, wild life – check, history and culture – check, lots of flowers – check, excellent food – check. [Read more →]
September 19, 2012 No Comments
Our resident videographer Barry Vaudrin recently returned from a 7-night cruise from Seattle to Alaska and back on the ms Oosterdam, a Holland America Line ship. While Barry is working to compile all the video he took of the cruise and excursions, he has provided us with a sampling of pictures that chronicle his adventure. Starting with his tour of Seattle.
September 19, 2012 No Comments
The Cruise Web is working with Barry Vaudrin of Cruising Authority to give our cruisers an inside look at an Alaskan Cruise. Barry, an avid cruiser and videographer, will be on board Holland America’s ms Oosterdam for a week this month. The cruise will be roundtrip from Seattle, stopping in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka and a few more ports. While on board, Barry will be interviewing officials as well as showing you the ports and the spaces aboard the ship.
So while we await Barry’s first report back, let’s get to know him a bit better. Keep reading to find out Barry’s thoughts on cruising and to see his first video, which he filmed at The Cruise Web’s offices. [Read more →]
August 22, 2012 1 Comment
Alaska is known as The Last Frontier and nothing exemplifies that motto more than the Iditarod race, which is in its 40th year. The race pays tribute to the 49th state’s sled dogs, which helped settle the state by transporting mail, groceries and even gold across the state’s vast wilderness.
The Iditarod has become one of Alaska’s most popular events and many cruise lines have excursions and cruisetours that put you right in the middle of the action. There are opportunities to try your hand at mushing. You can talk with former Iditarod winners and meet some huskie dogs that have or will participate in the race.
Keep reading to find out more about The Iditarod.
March 9, 2012 No Comments
by Kevin Sweigard, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Alaska is one of the most scenic places on earth. Snow-capped mountains, giant calving glaciers, bald eagles, glacier-carved fjords, abundant wildlife, and quaint little towns – now that’s Alaska! It’s nature at it’s best. And the best way to see Alaska is on a cruise or cruise tour.
View this spectacular nature and the awesome scenery as you cruise the inside passage. You may see black bears or grizzly bears along the shore line, or seals lounging on floating icebergs. You’ll get an even better view of this unforgettable wildlife with binoculars — so don’t forget them! Be sure to also bring a camera with zoom capabilities to capture this amazing scenery!
February 25, 2009 6 Comments