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An Alaskan cruise will take you into the depths of some of the most incredible, unspoiled places on earth.  Filled with natural beauty, it is an experience unlike any other and should be added to your bucket list.

 Your lungs will expand and fill with the perfect combination of salty sea water, fresh mountain air, and frosty ice crystals as you sail deeper into the fjords.dsc04359

You will see colors you didn’t know could exist in nature.  Pure, sparkling, white untouched snow.  Icebergs so blue, surely someone must have dyed them that color. Purple flowers, green trees, and sea foam waters, all so remarkable in their natural state. 

You will feel the surprise that comes when a pod of humpback whales explodes above the surface of a placid harbor while they work together in bubble net feeding, and you will wait with a sense of hope that you will get to see them fluke or breach.

You will be impressed by the grace and power of the bald eagles as they soar over your head again and again.  You will feel excitement when you see a bear and her cubs resting on the shore.

You will experience new adventures and meet warm people.  Living in an area like Alaska presents many challenges.  These people embrace their visitors and love to share their culture and lifestyle in their charming towns.

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With naturalists and historians on board, you will learn so much about how awesome this area is. 

You will appreciate that some areas in our world are still untouched, unspoiled, and unaltered.  Cruising along these coast lines will take your breath away.

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You will marvel at something much bigger than yourself while being gracefully reminded of how small you really are.

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The vast and rugged wilderness that goes on further than you can imagine will easily remind you of all of these simple facts and help you reflect on the magnitude of how amazing our world is in the most naturally beautiful way. 

On an Alaskan cruise, you will have to opportunity to curl up in warm fleece blankets while on deck, swim in temperate pools surrounded by the warmth and protection of a solarium, and be greeted with hot chocolate every time you return from port.

An Alaskan cruise is a very different experience from cruises to warm weather locations.  With the beauty of nature that makes up this beautiful state, this travel experience should be added to everyone’s bucket list.

Wondering what type things there are to do while in port?  Click here for our post on our top three favorite excursions!  Curious about Celebrity Cruise Lines?  Keep your eye out for upcoming posts on this luxury cruise experience!

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Is Alaska on your bucket list or have you already visited Alaska?  Share your thoughts on visiting the area in the comments below!

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  1. Wonderful photos and a what a stunning Alaskan Cruise. I am not a cruiser but this is definitely high on my bucket list. The beauty of the countryside and the magnificent colors of the icebergs draws you in. Sad in a way on how much the glaciers are melting but if more people see this we will do something about it. Love the idea of swimming in a warm pool on the cruise & watching the scenery go by under a fleece from my deck. Nice to be pampered once in a while. Thanks for sharing and I’m pinning this for later 🙂

    1. The glaciers are incredibly sad. Although this was our first time in Alaska, we have been told the glaciers get smaller with each passing year. We’d hate to return one day to find the glaciers are gone. The solarium pool was amazing and the fleece blankets were delightful! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Alaska is definitely on my bucket list and seeing your post has fueled my need to visit soon! I can see that crusing would definitely be the best way to see so much of this beautiful place. The photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. Yes I want to visit Alaska!! Hadn’t thought of a cruise though but what an amazingly beautiful way of seeing this stunning landscape. As I read your words, I was there with you looking at the blue icebergs and the crisp white snow … but that was all in my imagination, so I want to see it for real! Thank you for taking me to a place that I want to visit and giving me a different perspective. Pinned for the future!

  4. Alaska is one of the few places that I imagine still has a feeling of almost complete wilderness to it – this is one of the things that draws me to it – to witness its natural beauty, see those stunning icebergs and spot wildlife. It’s definitely on the bucket list and I hope I get to visit sooner rather than later. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Both my parents and my aunt and uncle have done Alaskan cruises and raved about how great they were. Really does seem to be a magical place and unique way to visit. Your videos and photos really make me want to visit there Jenn, love me some fjords 🙂

  6. I haven’t done a cruise yet but, I have been on the mainland twice. Alaska is by far my favorite state! You just can’t beat the natural beauty and wildlife. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Visiting Alaska has been on my radar for a while, but for some reason, I’ve never got round to it. Your images create the picture exactly like I thought it would be. I don’t mind travelling by ship as you get to see a different side of the country.

  8. I’ve generally avoided the idea of a taking a trip on any of the large Cruise Lines believing that it isn’t really my thing, but after reading your post I can’t wait for the travel restrictions to be lifted – I’m heading off to Alaska on a cruise.

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