How to Choose an Alaskan Cruise

Un-Cruise Adventure

Last year I took my first Alaskan cruise. At first I thought an Alaska cruise seemed basic – I pick my port, we see glaciers, and go home. Boy was I wrong! There are a few factors you need to take into consideration when planning and booking an Alaskan cruise. It’s not as simple as […]

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 […]

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 […]