An Alaskan cruise is often the vacation of a life time for many people. They may not be as popular as cruises as some of the hottest destinations of the world, including places like the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, an Alaskan Cruise is something to behold.
If you are trying to get away from civilization there is no where better to go than on an Alaskan Cruise. It is a chance to see nature, although if on board it is a comfortable way to see nature. Alaska is an open area where huge glaciers can be seen alongside massive mountains. A land where there are many more animals than there are people. Go on an Alaskan Cruise and you can what whales in the sea, eagles in the air, and caribou on the land. Go at the right time and on the right cruise you will even be able to see the sun at midnight, as day lasts all day round at some points of the year.
An Alaskan Cruise though is not solely about nature and most cruises will take in the civilization aspects of Alaska as well. Many ports of call can be considered to be of historical significance full of the culture of the area. Most cruises will start at somewhere like Anchorage, but will then take in famous places like Skagway, Kodiak and Seward. Skagway is a throw back to the times of the Klondike gold rush, whilst Kodiak and Seward are places of beauty that thrive on based on the local fishing industry both recreational and the mass fishing fleets.
Many people, though when on an Alaskan Cruise may not even step off the ship. The big cruise companies, like Princess Cruises, have state of the art ships, from which you can take in the natural beauty of Alaska. The ships themselves although they are a town on water. There is actually a wider choice of places to eat than many small towns, and there is nightlife on board that goes perfectly after a meal. This nightlife can even include a trip to a casino on some liners. There are also plenty of shops where your money can be sent.
An Alaskan Cruise is not just for the very wealthy either, and whilst not cheap cruises have come down a lot in relative terms. There is a lot of competition out there with a lot of companies wanting you to take their Alaskan Cruise.
It is a vacation that everyone should give a go, it will take your breath away.