Alaska as a Top Cruise Destination: Glaciers and Sea Wildlife
There are numerous cruise destinations around our beautiful world, and none of them is necessarily “best” given how preferences differ among people. That said, there are certain locations that are widely considered top destinations within the cruise world, and a name that’s always mentioned in these conversations is the state of Alaska.
At Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures, we’re happy to offer Alaska cruises as some of our top packages among our trips with other members of the Church. When selecting a location for your next cruise, why is Alaska a name that will always seem to pop up among the top destinations available to you? This two-part blog series will go over several reasons why Alaska is such a wonderful cruise location.
Glaciers, Glaciers and More Glaciers!
Cruises allow you a unique view of many of the sea’s greatest attractions, and glaciers top the list for many cruisers. Alaska houses some of the largest and most spectacular mountainous glaciers in the world, and it’s hard to beat cruising right past these on your trip. Seeing a mountain range from a distance is impressive enough, but seeing these same mountains covered with a sheet of white can be awe-inspiring.
If you’re lucky, you’ll be present as a glacier sheds one of its gigantic chunks of ice, a process called calving. This is a rare and beautiful sight, one that most people never get the chance to see in person. If you do, take it all in – your memory of this event will last a lifetime!
The Sea and Wildlife
Alaska is also home to one of the single most unique combinations of wildlife on the planet. You’ll see seals, sea lions and even whales as you cruise through the region, but it’s what lies below the surface that will amaze you. No other area in the world can boast such a high concentration of different species of marine life just swimming around for your viewing pleasure.
Walruses are found here, along with puffins. Polar bears, sea otters, harbor seals and even moose (if you’re lucky) are also found in the Alaskan regions. A cruise allows you to view these animals in as close to their natural setting as possible.
You may even see some of the country’s greatest birds, including eagles, hawks and falcons. All of this in addition to the incredible glaciers we discussed earlier makes Alaska one of the most amazing cruise destinations in the world, if not the most amazing!
To learn more about why Alaska is such a popular cruise destination, or to learn about any of our other cruises with members of the Church, speak to the staff at Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures today.