Few things forge a group bond like experiencing nature together. Alaska, with its sparkling glaciers, verdant fjords, giant snow-packed mountains, and beautiful crystal waterways is nature at her most beautiful.
From May through September, you can cruise the Inside Passage up to the Bering Sea along with killer, humpback and minkie whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea otters while witnessing bears, salmon, and bald eagles.
Whether you choose a huge ship with every amenity and service, or a smaller expedition vessel with your own naturalist making decisions on the course of the ship, cruising Alaska is an incredible way to travel together.
Alaska cruises should prove satisfying for families and adventure travelers alike. Discover Yukon gold rush towns and Inuit Eskimo villages. Hike pristine Ketchikan, with its packed salmon runs and majestic grizzlies or kayak Alaska's many rivers, lakes, and protected costal waters.
Take a helicopter ride, skimming over ice fields and then up around North America's tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley. Those looking for an adrenaline-rush in a side trip can try dog sledding, ice-climbing, or a snowmobile adventure. Make sure you talk to your cruise planner about on-shore activities and tour options.