What makes it so popular? Well, it’s a great way to see some of our 49th state and its thousands of miles of scenic coastline. You pack and unpack once and excursions or pre and post cruise options will take you inland to Denali, the tallest peak in North America..
There are LOTS of cruise line options. You choose the kind of cruise experience you prefer. Big ships, small ships, 7 days, 10 days, round trip, one way, consider all of your options before you choose but there’s something for everyone.
It is by far one of the best “family” trips available. By family, we’re talking kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, in-laws, family friends, everybody can enjoy this one. Whatever your fitness level you can enjoy spending time with your family and friends and seeing spectacular scenery,
It’s a good way to escape the heat back home with the average temperature in Alaska between 60 and 70 degrees during the summer. The season begins mid May and ends mid September. It’s also a good time to see why they call Alaska the land of the midnight sun. Days are so long in the summer months there is a period called Civil Twilight, the time between dusk and dawn when it’s still light outside.
If you’ve ever thought about taking a pre or post cruise excursion I can’t think of a better place than Alaska. Take that one or two night excursion into Denali and see scenery and wildlife that is unforgettable.
One last thought, things are changing in Alaska. Unsure about where you stand on global warming, ask an Alaskan. Glacier melt is real and it’s affecting wildlife throughout the state. Who knows the toll it will take in the coming years.
*Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko