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The Alaska Grand Tour: How to Sample the State in Two Weeks

The Alaska Grand Tour: How to Sample the State in Two Weeks

A two-week Alaska Grand Tour could take a visitor to Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Sitka. Part of the trip would be by cruise ship and part by bus tour.

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Cruising Alaska in Summer

Cruising Alaska in Summer

Cruising Alaska in summer can include the pleasures of the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay National Park, the capital at Juneau, and the Russian settlement at Sitka.

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Small Ship Cruising on Alaska’s Wilderness Waterways from Juneau

Small Ship Cruising on Alaska’s Wilderness Waterways from Juneau

A week of small-ship cruising from Juneau, Alaska, through the wilderness waterways of the Alaska Southeast can get you close to humpback whales, orcas, glaciers, bears, and hundreds of islands covered with rain forests. You may see Endicott Arm, Tracy Arms, Sawyer Glacier, Keku Channel, the Tlingit Indian village of Kake, Bay of Pillars, Sitka, and Glacier Bay. In Juneau, see the Mendenhall Glacier, Mount Roberts Tram, the Lynne Canal, Alaska State Museum, and Gastineau Fish Hatchery.

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Cruising Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

Cruising Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

Summer visitors come each year to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, mainly by cruise ship, to experience the glaciers and the wildlife., such as humpback whales.

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Adventure Cruising Alaskan Small Towns

Adventure Cruising Alaskan Small Towns

Some smaller cruise ships and ferries call at or explore Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, Tracy Arms, and Haines. Here are portraits of four lesser-known ports and destinations in Alaska.

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Cruising Hawaii on the Pride of America

Cruising Hawaii on the Pride of America

Hawaii became available dependably and year round on the cruise scene, due to the commitment of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to position an American-flagged vessel, now Pride of America, in Hawaiian waters.

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Cruising the Three Gorges on China’s Yangtze River

Cruising the Three Gorges on China’s Yangtze River

Cruising the Three Gorges section of China’s Yangtze River exposes a traveler to a stunning scenic section of this third longest river on Earth. The river between Chongqing and Wuhan is gorge country. From the Chinese perspective, the dam has three main virtues–flood control, electric power, and improved ship navigation.

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Cruising Norway’s Coastal Fjords

Cruising Norway’s Coastal Fjords

Cruising the Norway coastal fjords on Bergen Line freighters will appeal to the cruise travel adventurer who delights in a modern freighter and ship. Their Norwegian Coastal Voyage cruise, on ships such as the Nordlys, stops at Alta, Nordkapp,Hammefest, and Trondheim. The cruise is also known as the hurtigruten.

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Cruises in the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cruises in the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico

A Southern Caribbean cruise itinerary can begin in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and take in various islands, such as Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, Tortola, and St. Thomas-St. John. Exploring historic San Juan and then choosing nature outings on the islands is a good strategy for the trip. .

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Cruising Baltic Sea Ports, such as St. Petersburg, Russia

Cruising Baltic Sea Ports, such as St. Petersburg, Russia

A cruise in the Baltic can take you on shore excursions to some of Europe’s most intriguing cities. My favorite ports on a Princess Cruise in the Baltic were St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Berlin via Hamburg.

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