Alaska is a place of ever-changing landscapes and wilderness that is begging to be explored. A cruise here ventures into the coastal towns and villages, allowing for in-depth experiences and once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Take a look at what makes Alaska with a selection of these top images that define the raw nature and stunning beauty of this North American destination.

Wildlife

Grizzly bear in Alaska

The wildlife of Alaska is one of the main reasons many visit the region. Offering a vast wilderness that is home to some of Alaska’s most famous animals. From the grizzly bear and grey wolf to the humpback whale and orca pods, there are plenty of opportunities to spot the destinations iconic creatures during a cruise.

Humpback whale in Alaska

 

Scenery

Of course, another reason is the scenery. This is what the foundations of Alaska’s beauty if set upon. Endless forests, shimmering lakes, and a skyline pierced with mountainous peaks which are dusted with snow.

Landscape of Alaska

Alaska is home to plenty of national parks and preserves, including Denali National Park and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge where you can walk among flora and fauna. It’s also one of the best places to witness the northern lights as they dance across the night sky.

Northern Lights in Alaska

Activities

There are plenty of things to do when you visit Alaska, aside from wildlife spotting and gazing at the scenery.

Kayaking in Alaska

Hike on ice glaciers, enjoy kayaking through the fjords, snorkel in coastal waters, or shop for local produce in villages. Alaska offers unbelievable activities to make your time here unforgettable.

Skagway town in Alaska

History

Alaska is also a place brimming with history, with endless options for those looking to sample the local cultures and experiencing the unique Native life.

Totem poles in Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem carving, traditional music and crafts, museums and heritage centres are all part of what makes Alaska a historical highlight of anyone looking to cruise here.

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than six years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for over a year. She loves learning of new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in diary for 2020! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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