Alaska cruise, two words that stuck in my mind with some words to describe what an incredible experience it would be. What you can see when you own eyes is nothing but magical and mystical I think. From the sheer white landscape and its mountain surroundings to the snow animals in the wild – on and off the snow.
Royal Caribbean has a few adventure options on the wild side of their Alaska Cruises. A found a clip from one of their old excursions below.
Top 5 reasons why Alaska is the hottest bucket list destination for adventure-seekers
‘Sea’ the world from a different perspective – Alaska’s untouched planes and unique wildlife are best viewed from the coastline. Formed by million-year-old glacial movements, the iconic Inside Passage is one of these unforgettable destinations that needs to be viewed by sea. With Ovation of the Sea’s jewel-like capsule, the North Star, travellers can rise 90m above sea-level to view the pristine stretch of water and the seals, bald eagles, whales, and thousands of fjords that call the Inside Passage glacier home.
Get up close to the world’s tallest mountains – The ‘Final Frontier’ is home to 17 of 20 of the tallest mountains in North America, and the most prominent peak on Earth, Denali. Royal Caribbean’s shore excursions and balcony staterooms offer the best of land and sea exploration so that guests can both hike and sleep among the giants.
Stomach an out-of-world culinary scene – Alaska’s culinary scene is continually maturing, with a host of new eateries serving up iconic local fare like black cod, chocolate bread, and the world renowned wild Alaskan salmon. Travellers can savour local cuisine on shore through Royal Caribbean’s all-you-can-feast excursion at an alfresco salmon bake. The culinary adventure continues back onboard the ship with specialty dining includes Wonderland’s whimsical cuisine, the top dry-aged steaks at sea at Chops Grille and fresh Japanese at Izumi. Founder of Edible Alaska, culinary expert Mary Smith, highlights the unique Alaskan culinary scene here.
Take the glacier less travelled – While ice covers only 5% of Alaska’s surface, the state contains more than 100,000 glaciers. These slow-moving rivers of ice make for some of Alaska’s most stunning attractions, with cruises through the glacier-carved cliffs and waterfalls of the Tracy Arm Fjord being the very best way to soak up the magnificence of the twin Sawyer Glaciers.
Enrich yourself in local heritage – Steeped in rich traditions, Alaskan culture can be experienced through Royal Caribbean’s unique itinerary of expertly crafted shore excursions. The award-winning cruise liner works alongside Adventure Specialists and locals such as the Tlinjit people to curate insider tips for an unforgettable window into the native history of this diverse state.
Brace yourself for the wild. 2019 Royal Caribbean Cruises adventures to Alaska are available. Be prepared for an experience like no other. Hopefully, I’ll make it on this year’s bucket list.