Cruise to Alaska
Alaska, the largest and most sparsely populated state in the U.S., features seemingly endless pristine wilderness, stunning aurora borealis, and wildlife that will leave you speechless. While flying or driving to Alaska’s wonders can be an incredible adventure, a cruise is one of the most serene ways to connect to this rugged expanse of land and sea. After cruising out of Vancouver you’ll quickly be rewarded by a journey through the surprising Glacier Gardens, a 50-acre rainforest garden filled with astonishing upside down trees topped with blooming flowers. Next, take a minibus into the crisp air of the Klondike Summit, which floods your eyes with moonscape vistas dotted with alpine foliage.
Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, and other marine life as you float on to Ketchikan, Alaska where the Misty Fjords welcomes you to a world of endless granite cliffs, 1,000-foot waterfalls, and crystalline lakes. Fulfill your craving for wildlife sightings at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, a home for bald eagles, black bears, and seals, before weaving back to Vancouver through the Inside Passage, where you’ll pass sparkling glaciers, frosted mountains, deep fjords, and forested islands. A multi-faceted destination, Alaska is sure to leave you calmed by nature, yet exhilarated from adventure.
A major perk of a departure port like Vancouver, British Columbia is that it’s easy to get to. If you’re traveling from the United States, you can hop on daily direct flights to Vancouver International Airport from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, and Portland. European travellers can catch a direct flight from London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Manchester, and Zurich.