Witness Breathtaking Glaciers and Wildlife When You Cruise Alaska

Go for a different destination for your next cruise.
by | March 18, 2024

When most people think of cruising, more often than not, they picture a white sand beach in The Caribbean. The people are hot, the waters are calm, and the rum is always cold. Sounds great, right? While these cruises are some of the most popular, a different type of holiday occupies a special place in our hearts: an Alaskan cruise.

While Alaska may not be the first destination you think of crossing off your list, don’t make the mistake of selling this place short. Alaska offers some of the most scenic views and captivating wildlife, sending those who try it racing back for more. Here are just a few reasons you’ll want to consider cruising The Inside Passage:


Calm waters

Shaped by massive glaciers, the Alaskan Passage is a waterway within islands along the Pacific Coast. Because of its location and the serene nature of this cruise, it is an ideal holiday for guests who want to sail through still waters.



From British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska, the Inside Passage will dazzle you with spectacular views every step of the way. Dramatic snow-capped mountains, calving glaciers, temperate forests, and small towns seamlessly meld together on this cruise. Step off board and onto the White Pass Scenic Railway for cascading waterfalls and historic sites. Need more adventure? Trek through the alpine meadows in historic Sitka or get a unique perspective on an ocean raft adventure.



Bring your binoculars because the only thing better than the picturesque coastlines are the animals that inhabit them. The Inside Passage is home to breaching humpbacks, orca whales, and roaring sea lions. Step on land for larger-than-life caribou, grizzly bears, and majestic bald eagle sightings. Schedule a trip to the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre for closer observation opportunities.



Old culture and fascinating pasts intertwine the quaint towns of Alaska. Take the Skagway & White Pass Railway tour and see history come alive as you ride an antique train car for sweeping views along Klondike Highway. Explore the traditions of the Tlingit people in the native village of Klukwan and touch towering totem poles in Ketchikan, which hosts the world’s largest collection of totem poles. Then end your day with a famous Alaskan salmon bake. If you want to stay longer and see more, take advantage of an Alaskan cruise tour, all led by local Alaskan guides.


Whether you cruise Alaska in May, which offers cooler temperatures; June through August, where you’ll experience the midnight sun; or September, when spectacular changes of colors occur in the Arctic tundra, there is always something to excite. Combine that with the freedom and flexibility of cruising on Norwegian, and you’ll have a vacation as open as the wilderness around you.


This article is a press release. Minor edits have been made by the WindowSeat.ph editorial team.

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