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Alaska Cruise Vacations: Breathtaking tour of The Last Frontier
We often ask cruise lovers what destinations they have on their bucket lists. Can you guess the most frequent answer? Yes, as amazing as it sounds, most of them dream of taking Alaska cruise vacations . ©  Public Domain/Pixabay   First of all, Alaska attracts travelers with its...
Top-10 Landmarks of Juneau, Alaska by CruiseBe
Juneau is the capital and the very heart of Alaska. It has a long and eventful story and lots of tourist attractions for nature, history, and active lifestyle lovers. The port of Juneau is extremely popular among the travelers exploring The Last Frontier. It’s not a surprise! You can check...
Photo by: USDA Forest Service Alaska Region/flickr/CC BY 2.0
Sitka  is a beautiful port of call greeting all the adventurers discovering The Last Frontier. The city lies on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean. Sitka has a long and eventful history. It attracts many tourists from all...
I had only 2 days to make acquaintance with Vancouver. It was spring. The city was blooming. I didn't rent a car, and I went by public transport. Vancouver subway has only three lines and it is fully automated (there are no drivers). You can sit in a car and look forward. This is the center...
This was a nice, quiet day in Vancouver. How does the good morning start in the beautiful prosperous city? It starts with a cup of coffee. This citizen with his beloved pet went outside to look at the sun. This python is good-natured and very curious. There are not a lot of tourists in the...
So, we arrived to Seward . The weather was perfect, so we spent here a couple of days with delight. And, of course, we went on a sea trip on the Kenai Fjord . Seward is a city of sea, fish, port. It is impossible to walk past it. We bought tickets for the 5-hour boat trip on a boat (US...
The bus driver told us that three days ago, in her last shift, everything was green there. And that the next day the leaves will fall down and everything will be quite different. We were lucky to get in  Denali National Park  during the peak of the golden fall which lasts only a few...
Many people consider a cruise to Alaska to be unique and unforgettable, but we chose it for the mode of transportation itself, which is convenient and comfortable. Honestly, though, it did not meet our expectations. Here’re my impressions and recommendations for those who decide to take a week-...
It is 125 miles (200 km) from Anchorage to  Seward . Seward City is located in the south of Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, on the Pacific coast. You can also get from Anchorage to Seward by train. The railway is called the Alaska Railroad, stretching across Alaska, and passing through...
The next day we decided to go to the city of  Fairbanks . The city is located 112 miles (180 km) away from Denali. We got there in 2 hours. Fairbanks is the main economic and cultural center of the state. Wood industry is the main manufacturing industry. Gold mining takes place near...
The  Denali National Park and Preserve. Below, Denali Mountain.  Denali is a double-headed mountain in  Alaska , the highest mountain in North America. It is located in the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve and is 20,321 feet (6194 meters) tall....
Anchorage is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, as well as  the  Anchorage Museum , the Aviation Museum and the Portage Glacier.   Anchorage city is located in the southern part of Alaska. It appeared on the map of Alaska due to the...
Anchorage is 248 miles (400 km) from  Denali. The trip takes roughly 5 hours.   A mini-supermarket on the road: A recreational and fishing area. The river is full of salmon: Hotel McKinley is a Chalet Resort: Salmon for dinner. Denali National Park and Preserve is...
Boarding starts from the noon, and today morning can be dedicated to walks on Vancouver streets, that is the third part of my acquaintance with the city philosophy. The weather is very gray and rainy, but it is not a trouble for such enthusiast as I am. Center of Vancouver is not that big and...
Vancouver from the side is partly seen already (tomorrow we will see it from the board of the ship). Now we'll see Vancouver from above. But day was cloudy (it rains very often in this region, as well as on the south-east of Alaska , in a so called handle of a Alaskan pan). But I'd rather...
Vancouver is quite big city, third in the country after Toronto and Montreal and has population nearly 600 thousands citizens (counting all suburbs it reaches 2 mln). The city is situated only in 10 km from the boarder with the USA in the outfall of Freizer river on both banks of a long Burrard...
We’re going to make acquaintance with three rivers Talkeetna , Susitna and Chulitna that meet here in Alaska. Here’s a map-scheme of our route. The first river is Talkeetna . On its bank near the railway bridge, there is an impromptu "River Station", where the boat is already waiting for...
Today, participants of a cruise tour make plans on their own, whether to relax and have a good time in a tourist camp, or to go to Talkeetna by one of the buses, constantly shuttling there and back, or to choose one of interesting excursions in the surrounding area, offered as at the tourist camp...
First of all, I got acquainted with the village of Talkeetna. Talkeetna is located at the crossing of three rivers, and a small Talkeetna River flows into Susitna River right in this small village. A couple of kilometers from here Susitna meets its biggest inflow Chulitna River, flowing down the...
Finally the outlines of  Skagway  appeared in the distance with cruise ships moored at its berth - today our " Island Princess " met with "Seven Seas Navigator" of the "Regent Seven Seas Cruises" - of the luxury US cruise company based in Florida, which...
This is a real paradise! Here is a bald eagle on a tree: Wherever you look - everything is so interesting! It's taking off... And after admiring the river flowing into the sea and eagles nesting on its banks we continued to travel up the river valley, and soon we found ourselves on...
Though the cruise from Vancouver to Alaska is relatively short, it can be easily divided into three logical parts: the first one is a departure from Vancouver, the passage through its surrounding area, and a day at sea following after this: the second part are three stops in...
The railway runs along the Susitna River valley, which is one of the largest rivers in  Alaska and the 15th largest river in the US. Alaska Railroad is a single track, but switching tracks are provided for oncoming trains: The platform in Talkeetna village. The Talkeetna railway...
The  Princess cruise company  offers great tour opportunities through  Alaska.   The bus tour takes passengers through the central part of Alaska with stopovers at two tourist centers of the “Princess” company, “McKinley Princess Lodge” and “Denali Princess Lodge...

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