Cruising is the ideal way to explore the vast and spectacular wilderness of Alaska
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"Big and beautiful are two of the best words to describe Alaska. The state is the largest in North America and boasts a coastline longer than all the other state coastlines put together. The scenery of icy blue glaciers, sky-high peaks and shimmering fjords is simply breathtaking"
Cruises around Alaska generally run from May to September. May welcomes the start of summer, when the local wildlife, including bears, starts to come out of hibernation; June offers the warmest temperatures and maximum daylight hours; and September, the end of summer, is a good time to glimpse the Northern Lights.
- Plenty of cruise lines travel to Alaska, so you can pick the itinerary and ship that is right for you – try the search tool above
- Alaska’s cruise season runs from around May to September
- The sheer size of Alaska’s glaciers and snow-capped peaks will leave you awe struck
Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward is the place to go for abundant wildlife, such as whales, sea otters and seals, plus plentiful glaciers, fed by the vast Harding Icefield. The beautiful Inside Passage is another highlight with its ever-changing scenery of frontier towns, picturesque bays and forest-carpeted mountains.
See the mighty Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay or visit the former gold rush towns of Ketchikan and Skagway. The 13-mile long Mendenhall Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord near Juneau are also musts.
At the centre of the state lies Denali National Park. This sprawling and stunning park is home to North America’s tallest peak, which can apparently be seen from the capital of Anchorage on a clear day.