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Alaska & Pacific North West cruises

Alaska is the largest wilderness area of the United States and its scale is enough to impress any traveller. Add to this a huge amount of charm and a fascinating history and you’ve got a destination that is guaranteed to thrill.

When to go

April to September

Duration

Starting from 7 nights

How to get there

Flight from the UK, usually via Seattle

Our insight

Alaska & Pacific North West cruising

The glacier-carved landscape of Alaska is home to some extraordinary wildlife. In the summer months the salmon run attracts its most famous, albeit reclusive, resident: the brown bear, which will sit watchfully beside the brooks and weirs, or wade into the water, to catch its fill.

You should see breaeching whales and whole rafts of sea otters, soaring eagles and vultures drying their wings in the sun. Home to the largest national park in the United States, the area is a haven for some of the nation's most iconic animals.

Alaska also has a rich history with former frontier towns boasting impressive stories of fortunes made and lost, and famous local characters that could easily have featured in a Hollywood Western.

The days here are changeable; you can wake in the morning to torrential rain, and by lunchtime be soaking up the sun as you ride your mountain bike across a glacier. But the climate is temperate, and you are in a rainforest, so the overall impression is one of lush green vegetation interspersed with glaciers, rather than one of snow and ice.

Our tips

Ways to make it better

Railway between Seward and Anchorage, Alaska

Our tip

The train journey between Seward and Anchorage is a must.

Kayaking in the Kenai Fjords National Park

What to do around Seward

Go kayaking if you can – once you are away from the noise of engines and people, the peace is amazing.

Kenai Fjords National Park, near Seward

Don't miss

Kenai Fjords National Park is Alaska in one bite – fantastic sea life, stunning natural beauty.

San Juan Islands, near Seattle

Excursions from Seattle

Seattle is at the centre of some extraordinary scenery. How to choose? If you’ve a little time, go for the San Juan islands.

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