Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver

Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver

  Alaska, the largest state in the United States, most people associate with cold and permafrost. However, avid travelers and connoisseurs of unique nature consider this peninsula one of the most beautiful in the world for mysterious gorges, majestic waterfalls, picturesque fjords and powerful glaciers. A sea cruise to Alaska is a great way to get acquainted with the sights of the peninsula and its natural features.

  Most travelers go on sea cruises to the Alaska Peninsulain June, July and August. The tourist season in Alaska lasts from May to mid-September, because the rest of the time there are weather disturbances. While traveling on a comfortable cruise ship, you can admire the giant snowy mountains passing by - glaciers, from which ice blocks break off from time to time. Sometimes on the shore there are wild bears and mountain goats, which tourists are happy to photograph. By the way, hunters for unique photos can capture humpback whales, sea lions and sea lion seals that appear on the surface of the water from time to time.
“The Salmon Capital of the World” is also called Ketchikan, which was the first city founded in Alaska, and where cruise ships enter the peninsula from the mainland. In the numerous streams of the city in July-August, a huge amount of spawning salmon appears, the extraction and processing of which is the main activity of local residents.  

  The capital of Alaska, the city of Juneau, became famous for its gold deposits and the Mendenhall Glacier. You can get to the city from the mainland only by water and air, so cruise ships often come here.

  The city of Skagway still retains the atmosphere of the Wild West. More than a century ago, the city was the main point from which one could get to the Klondike Gold Rush. At the present time, the city of Skagway annually receives thousands of tourists from all over the world and is considered a historical landmark of Alaska.

  During a cruise trip, tourists have the opportunity to visit the city of Victoria (Canada), reminiscent of "good old England". This place is very popular with artists for its magnificent landscapes and views of the water. In addition to stunning architecture, the city is famous for Butchart Gardens recreation park with beautiful gardens. With the onset of summer, musical evenings and fire shows are held in the park.
"Emerald City" - this is how Seattle is also called for the abundance of lush greenery, mountain landscapes, the blue expanse of fresh lakes and the most beautiful panorama of the ocean bay. You can get acquainted with the old city while walking along the main street of Seattle. Tourists will have an exciting excursion to the Chitenden locks, a walk along the world's longest pontoon bridge, a visit to Snoqualmie Falls, etc.

  The city of Vancouver, where most Alaska cruises depart from, is considered the best city in the world in terms of adaptability to human habitation. You can admire the stunning panorama of the city from special viewing platforms. Popular with tourists is Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park, China Town, Gastown, Olympic venues, etc.

  During a sea voyage to Alaska, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted not only with the natural attractions of the peninsula and engage in active recreation, but also visit many famous cities of the world. 

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