The funny thing is even with all those pictures, and all the family members giving descriptions of what they experienced, those picture and words cannot fully encompass the majesty that is Alaska. I could write this blog for the next month and still not feel like I am doing it a fraction of what it deserves. Anyone who has been to Alaska will understand what I have just said. Alaska must be "experienced", it is beyond description.
Always the highlight of any Alaska Cruise is seeing the glaciers. Whether you are going to Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier, College Fjord, or Tracy Arm, you cannot go wrong, and some voyages may even go to more than one. Any and all of them are absolutely breathtaking.
The one thing to remember about viewing the glaciers is, and I know this is obvious but, they are made of ice. Which means that when you are viewing them on the top deck or from your balcony, it is going to be REALLY cold. As I stated above, I am a Southern California city boy, so I learned that I really should own a pair of gloves and a cap to view things comfortably. BUT, I also learned that the average temperature for most of Alaska in the Summer in in the 60s to the 70s, so carrying that big winter coat just cost you more money in baggage fees. What you need to do is brings clothing that can be worn in layers, that way you can control how warm you stay.
This Summer Season will see Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Holland America, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Disney Cruises as well as other Lines sailing in the Alaska Territory, so your choices are wide open on itineraries to choose from.
Alaska must be seen to be believed, trust me. Ask anyone who has been there.
"The world is a book, and those that do no travel, are only looking at the cover"