Alaska is the Last Frontier and has become a popular destination to view not only amazing landscapes but also to see unique wildlife. Like Africa’s Big 5, Alaska has their own Big 5 animals that roam the landscape. The best place to see all of these amazing creatures is in Denali National Park while hiking or on a tour. Read on to find out how to spot all of the Big 5 animals in Alaska on your next vacation.
Alaska with Holland America is a magical experience full of awe-inspiring sights, landscapes, and wildlife. With many different itineraries to choose from, Holland America offers the unique experience of sailing through Glacier Bay National Park. Few places can match the natural beauty and jaw-dropping wonders of the glaciers in this area of Alaska. Here are some tips to make the most out of your experience cruising Glacier Bay with Holland America.Continue reading
By: Marcie Dasher, CTA and Senior Travel Consultant
Alaska is one of the most breathtaking natural wonders I’ve experienced. Sailing roundtrip from Seattle on the 7 Day Alaskan Explorer cruise with Holland America Line on the beautiful Eurodam was the best choice for my first Alaska cruise. As I pour over the dozens of photos I am so moved by the majesty of our 49th state.
Alaska cruises are magical experiences filled with wildlife sightings, incredible glaciers, and scenery to take your breath away. However, most cruise lines only explore the coastline and then turn back to port. For those who wish to dig deeper into Alaska and go further, Holland America’s Land+Sea Journeys brings you into Denali National Park and Preserve. Located well in the interior of Alaska, Denali is the best place to explore forests, frozen tundra, and glaciers while catching site of bears, eagles, Dall sheep, moose, and caribou. For easy access, just outside the gates of the park is Holland America’s resort in Alaska, McKinley Chalet Resort, with large yet intimate upscale accommodations. See why guests love the modern amenities and comfortable accommodations located right at the edge of the wilderness.Continue reading
The promise of whale watching, glaciers, and astounding natural beauty are just some of the many things to experience and see on an Alaska cruise. When it comes time to book, it can get a little tricky trying to decide when to go, along with all the other decision you have to make. Alaska cruises run from May to September, and what you see and do can be impacted by the date in which you choose to take your vacation. Here’s a handy little guide to help you decide on the best time to cruise to Alaska.Continue reading