Experience “Icy” Adventure through Alaskan Cruise
When you consider cruising, one of the important factors that you look for is the itinerary. A popular cruise destination includes the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, the Bahamas, and Panama Canal. It offers quite different vacation treat for cruise ships’ passengers, especially for the first timers. However, for regular cruise aficionados, they looking for an idea of a cruise that is a little different from the usual destinations previously mentioned. If the itinerary is still the same although they are sailing with different cruise line, the element of uniqueness and excitement is not present in their cruise vacation. If you are one of those vacationers, who are looking for a different cruise experience, then a cruise trip to Alaska is what you are looking for.
You can expect a different landscape, people, and other stuffs that you will not forget. If you are ready to do something different, then try the Alaskan adventure. It has everything that will suit your need. It is indeed a perfect getaway either for a short excursion or for a long vacation. Alaska is the largest state in the United States in terms of land area (570,374 square miles); if superimposed over the map of the country, it can cover the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Although having an enormous land area, it is one of the largely unpopulated areas in the world, with animals outnumbering human settlers. Its boundaries are marked by natural landscape like mountain ranges and streams. The largest attraction in Alaska is its ice glaciers, which makes it a perfect destination for cruising. Sailing along its lengthy coastline allows you to observe these spectacular sights. In case you prefer in selecting a cruise that will bring you in Glacier Bay, you will be witnessing the glaciers calving. Calving is the process by which the rivers of ice drop breaks off the edge of the cliff into the sea. Larger mass of glaciers can perform this several times an hour. It is the breathtaking part when you decide to make an Alaskan cruise. While seeing these glaciers calving, you may also have the urge to touch it. Lucky for you, there are cruise lines that provide helicopter rides and hiking which permits you to step on one of these ice glaciers, which you cannot experience on any other cruise destination in the world.
If you or an Alaskan cruise vacation, you may also want to check Tracy Arm Fjord, which is a stretch of water that ventures inland and away from the shoreline. It will allow you to experience the power of the granite walls, mountain peaks, and majestic waterfalls from an unusual point. Perfect months on getting an Alaskan cruise are from May through September. In other words, you can expect a decrease in the temperature compared to over hundred degrees temperature in the South during summer season. There are two most popular Alaskan cruises. The first one is the Inside Passage cruise, which generally runs a length of about a week. It includes itinerary stops at Ketchikan, Skagway, and Juneau. Different sights and side trips can also be expected when you take this cruise. The second one is the Gulf of Alaska cruise or also known as the Glacier Route Cruise. You can expect to see the Glacier Bay, which is previously mentioned in this article, and possibly the Hubbard Glacier.
Whichever cruise you prefer, cruise lines will provide you options on the ships that you want to board. There are smaller excursion ships that can carry an average of 150 passengers. You can take a closer look at a glacier rather than using the larger cruise ships (see what happened to the famous Titanic vessel). The choices are all dependent on you. If you are really an adventurous-type individual, you want to book a smaller cruise vessel although it is quite expensive. If sightseeing for you is enough, then a bigger cruise ship is good for you. Don’t worry, though, whichever you choose, always expect the unexpected. It is all bared—what is Alaska and what can it offer to you. Once you get going, you will forget all about your worries. So board a cruise ship and start your Alaskan cruise right away.