Ocean liners vary in size and offer different levels of comfort. You can sail on a small expedition ship or one that can accommodate 5000 passengers comfortably. Room accommodations also range from small rooms with no windows to deluxe suites with only ocean views. Cruises can accommodate solo travelers as well as larger groups traveling together. Entertainment and activity options are only limited by your interests. Some activities include ice skating, surfing, sky diving, and swimming. You can also shop, see Vegas-style shows, and go on excursions. Even if your vacation plans include sitting by the pool and napping, you can relax with adult-only areas and spa treatments.
Meals are included on ocean cruises. Nearly every type of cuisine is offered on board, including sushi, barbecue, pasta, and kid-friendly options. Cruises with famous chefs, including Guy Fieri, Jacques Pepin, and Geoffrey Zakarian, allow you will experience five-star dining on the open seas.
Ocean cruises have fitness clubs and spas to reinvigorate your body, libraries and card rooms to keep your mind occupied, as well as shopping, art auctions, and wine classes. You name it, you can do it.
Some ports you may visit:
KETCHIKAN is a great port to explore, hike through the forest, canoe down a lake and learn about the Native American past in the area. You can even zipline through the rainforest.
SKAGWAY, where you can pan for gold while learning about the history of the gold rush era. How about a white water rafting trip for a more adventurous excursion? Or take a train ride along the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad.
SITKA is a cultural melting pot for Alaska Natives and Russian decedents. There are many remnants of heritage here, such as St. Michaels Cathedral and the Russian Bishop House.
JUNEAU because you simply must visit Alaska’s capital. You can kayak or canoe close to Mendenhall Glacier. Visit a viewing area where brown bears are protected to live in their natural habitat. Or see various sea animals such as seals and sea lions. Even go whale watching for the impressive Humpback Whales.