Excursion: Juneau Fishing Charters, No Boat Required

Visitors to Juneau who want the quintessential Alaska fishing experience without stepping foot on a boat can now do so now with Chum Fun Charters. The Alaskan-owned charter company offers 2-3-hour fishing excursions offering visitors the chance to cast away on the beach for a variety of wild salmon, including king, chum, pink and silver, […]

2012 Alaska Cruise Season Done

As the Holland America ms Oosterdam sailed out of Juneau last week, it marked the close of the 2012 Alaska cruise season. According to a west coast publication, the port received 920,000 cruise passengers this season, very close to the pre-season estimate of 930,000. A recent study showed that the average passenger spent $200, bringing total […]

Adventure Line Expands Alaska Cruises

InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises unveiled an expanded schedule of their Alaska cruises today. Three expedition boats and four luxury yachts will sail the region offering guests active, luxury or heritage style throughout Alaska in 2013. From May to September, seven boats sail 11 different itineraries from 7- to 21-nights long. Alaska homeports include […]

Awards Handed out for Alaska Shore Excursions

With the Alaska cruise season coming to a close, it comes time to hand out Princess Cruises’ 13th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. awards, presented to the best Alaska shore excursions and operators in the region. Congrats to these 2012 winners: Co-Shore Excursion of the Season Juneau: Helicopter Glacier Trek, NorthStar Trekking Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discover, Wings […]

American Cruise Lines Wraps Successful Alaska Season

American Cruise Line announced this week that their inaugural Alaska season was a success, in fact, so successful it will happen again in 2013. Their 100-guest American Spirit offered multiple roundtrip sailings out of Juneau, Alaska throughout the season. Alaska cruises will resume in 2013 offering guests Inside Passage sailings and seven-night Puget Sound and […]

Don’t Pay Extra For Your Alaska Cruise

With rapidly rising airline taxes, more and more travelers are starting to discover the wonders of cruising. There’s no cramped leg room, there’s no restless kid behind you kicking your seat, and there’s no questionable airplane food. Best of all, Alaska cruises are actually great value for money – if you do it right, of […]

Coast Guard Medevacs Alaska Cruise Passenger

Last week the Coast Guard Air Station Sitka in Alaska responded to a call from Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess at 0138, requesting medical assistance for an 81-year old female passenger suffering from a blocked artery in her right leg. The ship was sailing in Fredrick’s Sound when a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrived at 4:28 a.m., […]

Alaska Offers Exciting New Zip Lines

Thrill seekers now have even more opportunities to enjoy Alaska’s beauty from above with new canopy tours stringing up across the Last Frontier this summer. Click the appropriate link to head to the company’s website. In May 2012, Mica Guide’s Glacier View Adventures opened in the Mat-Su valley, sporting a zipline that soars 200 feet […]

Culinary Cruise Collection Offers Gourmet Cuisine, On The River

American Cruise Lines has a Culinary Cruise Collection of themed river cruises designed to place special emphasis on the trademark cuisine of the regions they visit. Each will introduce the many hallmarks of American cuisine, while educating passengers about the rich culture and history of each destination they visit. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

Icy Strait Point cruise port celebrates in June

Icy Strait Point is planning a series of events throughout the 2012 summer season to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hoonah Packing Co. cannery, located at the heart of the Alaska Native-owned cruise ship destination. Once the economic engine of Hoonah, the cannery is no longer used to process fish. Its facilities have been […]