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.
It’s that time of year when you start to feel blue with those dark winter days and chilly weather. What you need is some fun in the sun to enjoy, sand, surf, and relaxing. So grab your beach tote, sunglasses, and sunscreen- here are 4 winter cruise destinations that will help you beat those winter doldrums right now.
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.
In 2000, Bernard Weber set up the New7Wonders project, which asked people to vote on the next 7 wonders of the world. By 2007, the movement gained momentum, and over 100 million people voted on the New 7 Wonders of the World representing global heritage. If these are on your bucket list, you can see all new 7 wonders of the world with Azamara Club Cruises.