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Jagged mountains of granite and snow rear up against the deep blue sky, like monuments of Time. Glaciers gleam slick and white, encircled by the arctic blue of the ocean. Now and then the horizon catches fire with the trembling rainbows of the Northern Lights. The Indians called this place Alaska, 'the Great Land,' and it is a country that teaches the full meaning of wonder.
Sail the spectacular, world-famous Inside Passage. For a thousand miles, your ship threads its way among emerald islets, past rocky headlands, over still blue waters. From the moment when the sun rises over the peaks of distant mountains, to the most gorgeous sunsets you've ever seen, each day is a new revelation. Pause to go ashore and explore historic ports, whispering echoes of trial and triumph. Pass Hubbard Glacier and College Fjord, two of the most amazing places on earth.
An Alaska Cruisetour is guaranteed to show you twice as much of Alaska, showing you all of Gold Rush Country, plus the wondrous scenery and wildlife at places like Denali National Park, plus a host of other sights you never dreamed of. You can absorb the 1898 flavor of Skagway, and ride up the pass, watching for signs of the fearfully steep trail of the Stampeders. Pass the Yukon River, pathway to the goldfields, flowing along beside you, and along the route the roadhouses that welcomed weary prospectors still open their doors.
And only when the ship noses its way through the ice floes at the top of the world, does nature's primeval power comes fully to life.
This is a realm of pure forms in rock and ice, between a sea and sky that are almost supernaturally blue. In the luminous air, sounds take on a new intensity. A whale sings soulfully far beneath the hull. Glaciers creak in their steady flow towards the sea. A wolf-howl hangs in the breeze. These are eternal melodies, which will soon populate your dreams.
Typical Ports of Call:Vancouver, Sitka, Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau, Anchorage, Valdez, Fairbanks, Denali.