When you think of cruising, you’re most likely to think of travelling to some warm, tropical destinations. However, there are other kinds of cruises out there, ones that offer an experience unlike any other you’ll ever have. One of these kinds of cruises is the Alaska cruise, and we think you should check it out!
To be sure, there are plenty of cruise lines that travel up to the great state of Alaska every year. However, we want to call your attention to one cruise line, Norwegian, which will be sending the Norwegian Jewel to Alaska throughout the spring of 2016.
These cruises will be 7-day itineraries, which will take you to all of the greatest hits. For one, you’ll get the chance to get up close and personal with Sawyer Glacier, which is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And, of course, you’ll also get to check out Alaska’s capital, Juneau
If you’ve been thinking about an out-of-the-ordinary cruise, then come take a quick your of this awesome Alaskan itinerary with us! And, if you like what you see, then book fast! You can bet the Jewel (and NCL’s other ships travelling to Alaska) will be filling up quick!
1. In Seattle
If you want to catch one of the Norwegian Jewel’s itineraries, you’ll have to travel to the great, rainy city of Seattle.
2. Before Boarding
Be sure to pay a special visit to Pier 70, perhaps the most famous landmark in the entire city… Aside from the needle, of course.
3. A Grand Ship
Once you’re on board, you’ll be able to enjoy everything the Jewel has to offer. It’s a great ship, and you’re sure to enjoy yourself while making your way to Alaska.
4. The First Stop
The first stop on your 7-day itinerary will be Ketchikan, which bills itself as the “Salmon Capital of the World”.
5. Local Flavor
If you have enough time while you’re ashore, be sure to check out the Totem Heritage Center so that you can get some of the indigenous flavor.
6. Off Again
The next day, you’ll be cruising along the Sawyer Glacier. Be sure you have your camera at the ready, because the views are incredible!
7. True Wildlife
And, if you bring your binoculars, you may even spy some incredible wildlife! The area around Sawyer Glacier is home to everything from bears to seals.
8. To The Capital
Sawyer Glacier is located right near Juneau, which will be the next stop in your Alaskan cruising adventure.
9. To The Top
From the ground, you can look at the massive Mount Roberts, which looms over this relatively small Alaskan city.
10. Seriously, To The Top
If there’s enough time to allow for it, you might wish to take an adventure to the top of that mountain aboard the tramway.
11. Next Stop… Skagway!
After you depart from Juneau, the Norwegian Jewel will wind its way up to Skagway, a town of about 1000 residents.
12. Another Glacier
Glaciers are everywhere in Alaska, and Skagway is home to one. It’s known as Davidson Glacier.
13. Time To Head Back
In each of the ports of call and along the way, you should be able to experience firsthand what makes Alaska so beauty.
14. But Before…
There’s one last stop, though, on your Alaskan cruise: Victoria, British Columbia. It’s an absolutely gorgeous city.
15. So Much To See
Although you won’t have time to see everything in Victoria, it’s worth checking out what you can. Perhaps you might decide to take your next vacation there!
16. Book Now
After that last stop, the Norwegian Jewel will deposit you back in Seattle. As you can see, Alaskan cruises are awesome. So, why not book today? If you can’t find something aboard the Jewel, other NCL ships head there throughout the year.