ALASKA ESCORTED GROUP
Stunning tour including a 2 night stopover to get a feel for the wonderful city of Vancouver before flying to Anchorage to begin a 10 day coach tour with Globus. An action packed, fun journey including Valdez, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Danali National Park, Big Lake and Anchorage. Stunning scenery, incredible wildlife with the highlight of being within metres of a brown bear in Danali. Elk, moose, goats, humpback whales, many different species of dolphins, otters, seals and my favorite "Bald Eagles"
Second day in was an amazing trip from Valdez to the Kenai Fjord with huge glaciers and so much sea life, we just didn't know where to look - it was a visual symphony !
Each day was better than the previous with my highlight being Denali National Park (which is HUGE) and was an amazing day driving approx 50 miles into the park. As mentioned above, we saw Bear up close, in their own natural habitat which still to this day, rates as near the top of my travel list of "Wow moments"
The last 7 nights of this trip was experiencing a balcony cabin, on board the Holland America Line ship MS Noordam for the journey from Seward to Vancouver. This is a Vista class ship carrying just over 1900 passengers with first class facilities, crew and food. My advice would be to do either a northbound (Vancouver TO Seward) or Southbound (Seward to Vancouver like we did) and the main reason for this is you get to see Glacier Bay National Park. On many of the 7 night round trip cruises from Vancouver, many do not make it this far North and this was a major treat to see.
I would absolutely recommend cruising in Alaska as many of the towns just cant be accessed by road and are so remote, a cruise ship is the best form of transport. They also have so many comforts of home and stunning facilities to boot. The key here is to make sure you choose the right ship for you, and the itinerary that suits your needs. We are more than happy to make these recommendation for you.
Alaska - you are AMAZING and I will be back. Thank you for your hospitality.