Alaska Welcomes You!
Alaska is unlike any other place on earth, much less the United States. The Land of the Midnight Sun has a 47,300-mile shoreline that borders two oceans, three seas, and thousands of glaciers. Relax on a cruise, pan for gold, whale watch, or go King salmon fishing. See for yourself the curtains of northern lights, the aurora borealis and the over 90 mammal species that make Alaska such a wildlife refuge. Take a “real” vacation to one of the most natural spots on the planet, Alaska.
Alaska's Natural Beauty
Alaska’s natural beauty will astound and surround you. Make your next vacation a trip to the heart of Alaska’s sprit of adventure. Miles away from civilization, this state is everything you can imagine and more.
Take a Cruise to Alaska!
Alaska cruising is a unique vacation experience. Enjoy Alaska's majestic beauty and culture while traveling the waters of the north Pacific Ocean, along the Alaska coastline. The natural sights and attractions are spectacular -- from the remote glaciers to the serene bays and fascinating ports. There is no experience like viewing the unspoiled beauty of Alaska from the comfort of a cruise ship.
There are many things to consider when picking a perfect cruise. Planning ahead is important as you need to think about several factors, including the perfect time to travel. You want to go with enough time to ask for leave and when you have no other commitments. Travel insurance is also important as plans could change. You never know when an emergency can strike. Make sure you fully research your cruise and know what fees you'll be paying and what's included in the trip. Most cruises include everything on the entire holiday package, but you can never be too sure, so always check your cruise deals.Majority of cruises are legitimate and are perfect for everyone.
Cruises are value packed vacations.Alaska's cruise season is May through September, when cruise ships sail the north Pacific waters alongside the coasts of Canada and Alaska. Most ships sail start or end at Vancouver, BC, Canada. To Discover the Arctic world, Geography, Wild Life and scenary, visit arcticworld.net.
Ports of Call may allow six or more hours for shore activities and touring. A variety of tours may be offered at each port of call and may be purchased through the tour desk aboard the ship.
Most ships provide accommodations for people with disabilities and the tours on shore may have facilities that will provide access for people with wheelchairs.
As you cruise through Alaska waters and beyond, you will find yourself immersed in all of nature's beauty. You will see spectacular snow capped mountains, looming alpine trees and if you're lucky, you will see a wide range of animals in the wild from bears to eagles and even whales! Eight species of whales make the Alaskan waters home - the Beluga, Grey, Orca, Minke, Bowhead, Blue, Right and Humpback whales. Whales are quite possibly the most fascinating creatures on earth with many interesting facts regarding their lifestyle and physical self. The Blue Whale is the biggest animals alive and can weigh up to 180 tons and grow more than 90 feet long! Beluga Whales are the most social and spend all their lives in arctic waters. They gradually turn white as the years go by. Each species of whale has something interesting about them. The sophisticated and beautiful humpback whale is the most popular and will travel long journies to find the best breeding grounds and feeding areas.
Some concerns that passangers may have:
Q. Is cruise ship dining as good as I've been told?
A. Everything you have heard about cruise ship dining is true. you will find a varied selection of entrees [appetizers, salads, soups, vegetables, and desserts, too.] every time you sit down. And there's virtually no limit on what or how much you can order. Low-cal, spa, vegetarian or fitness menu selections are just as tempting as the regular menu. Best of all, the one thing you will never see on a cruise ship menu is a price. Why? Because all your meals are included.
Q. Can I use my hair dryer or shaver?
A. Most ships have 110-volt outlets in the staterooms. But, do check with AWY to be sure. Some ships even feature hair dryers in the stateroom.
Q. Do I need a passport?
A. You will need some proof of citizenship and identification. You will receive complete information on required documents well in advance of your departure date.
Q. Do I have to participate in the activities?
A. NO. It is your vacation. You can to everything or do absolutely nothing.
You Haven't Lived Until You've Cruised! The price of your ticket includes all of your meals and in-between snacks on-board; your stateroom, ship board activities, and entertainment; plus, an exciting voyage to some of the most provocative and culturally-enriching places in the world. This is especially true of Alaska!
You will find that a cruise ship is a floating resort with all the things a fine resort has to offer and more! You do not have to worry about making dinner or nightclub reservations, running to make flight connections, or packing and unpacking. You can lie back and be completely pampered. Or, go non-stop. Dine like never before. Enjoy one great show after another. Let your cares float away!