Cruise & Stay – Alaska & Canada
Alaska is one of the world’s last great true frontiers, an unspoiled wilderness of glimmering glaciers, abundant forests, towering mountains, exotic wildlife, and water front communities.
Alaska is a destination full of Native American culture and Russian influence, a step back in time to the days of gold rush saloons and oil booms. Alaska, simply put, is a once in a lifetime, dream holiday. The geography of Alaska also means that a cruise is simply the best way to experience the range of places, sights and towns of this amazing destination.
Enjoy the captivating beauty and the history of the Canadian Atlantic coastline with its plethora of bird and sea life. Visit charming cities steeped in history. You’ll sail through areas of astonishing natural beauty – from quaint fishing villages to world-class international cities – and enjoy fall foliage tours and Beluga whale-watching expeditions. Discover the revolutionary history that created a nation and experience the unmistakable echoes of Europe in the cobblestone streets. These cruises are perfect for family cruising, with convenient homeports, historic seaports and unforgettable scenery and sea life.
There certainly is no shortage of Alaska Cruises to choose from. Specialty cruises offer a small ship experience, allowing you to get a lot closer to nature and most have experts on board to teach you about the regions flora and fauna. Larger cruise ships can cover more territory and give you a better overview of the area as well as letting you visit a range of ports to experience the different cultures that make up the Inside Passage.
Most cruises are 7 nights duration and visit Canada’s Atlantic islands; cruises that go down the St Lawrence to Montreal and Quebec are 10 to 12 days. Most cruises are on the major cruise lines but there are a few smaller specialty cruises that operate.