If you’re like many travelers, you’ve long dreamed of taking a cruise to Alaska—and for good reason. An Alaskan ocean voyage provides an enviable almost-Arctic itinerary, opportunities for adventure at every port, and a constant supply of magnificently icy views, the likes of which probably won’t exist in 50, or even 20, years. You get all this via the comfort of an ocean liner that’s stocked with restaurants, theaters, hotel-like guest rooms, and much more. I, too, had yearned to cruise to Alaska, so when the opportunity to hop aboard the Disney Wonder presented itself, I enlisted my husband and daughter as my travel mates. We flew to Vancouver to embark on a trip that would end up supplying us with exhilarating experiences, unforgettable nature encounters, heaping helpings of Disney fun, and, ultimately, lifetime memories. If you’re not sure whether a Disney Alaska cruise is right for you, here’s a good idea of what you can expect based on my … [Read more...] about Cruising Alaska with Disney Cruise Line: A First-Timer’s Guide
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Travel | Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With a barely-4-year-old and a not-quite-2-year-old, in a 32-foot boat sailing up the Inside Passage, a family discovers the best rewards are those never imagined. Credit Credit Caroline Van Hemert Supported by ByCaroline Van Hemert May 13, 2019 This was the third time I’d sailed up the Inside Passage in a boat. The third time I’d watched surf explode from the rocky headlands of northern Vancouver Island, the swell rhythmically shifting my view of the horizon. The umpteenth time I’d listened to the weather forecast on the VHF radio while gulls catapulted past me in the wind. But it was the first time I’d done a trip like this with young children on board. Last June, in the lengthening days of summer, my husband, Pat, and I launched north from Bellingham, Wash., on a 32-foot … [Read more...] about Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew.
With spectacular mountains, fjords and forests, Antarctica and Alaska are places of wild natural beauty that beg to be explored. Visit on a cruise and you can enjoy all that raw nature from a comfortable, convenient floating home. Here's our pick of the best Antarctica and Alaska cruises for 2019 to 2020: Glide to the South Pole Sail from Punta Arenas to Antarctica on the Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid cruise ship. Launching in May, she will be able to glide quietly through mesmerising landscapes under electric power, and will have a science centre full of hi-tech gadgetry, including underwater drones. Landings let you get up close to penguins and seals. Departing Dec 13 2019, the 15-day Chilean Fjords and Antarctica – White Christmas Adventure costs from £6,056 per person, including return flights from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas, but excluding transatlantic flights (020 3553 6602; hurtigruten.co.uk). Climbing in wild Alaska Alaska’s … [Read more...] about The best cruises in Antartica and Alaska for 2019
Robert Costa, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker and Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post Published 2:32 pm PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 President Donald Trump holds up a photo of a "typical standard wall design" as he speaks during a roundtable discussion on border security with administration officials at the White House on Friday. President Donald Trump holds up a photo of a "typical standard wall design" as he speaks during a roundtable discussion on border security with administration officials at the White House on Friday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 President Donald Trump holds up a photo of a "typical standard wall design" as he speaks during a roundtable discussion on … [Read more...] about ‘Freaking out’: Inside the White House during the longest shutdown ever
Cunard announced it will double its Alaska programming following the high demand for its return to Alaska this upcoming May. From June through September 2020, the Queen Elizabeth will sail Cunard’s first full Alaska season, which will include ten roundtrip voyages out of Vancouver. Generally traveling along the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska, Cunard’s summer 2020 voyages will last between nine and 12 nights,. When it’s not tracing the coast, the Queen Elizabeth will sail the narrow waterways of the Inside Passage, the Hubbard Glacier and Sawyer’s Glacier’s twin fjords Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Cunard’s Alaska cruises will include longer time in certain ports, including Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and more. Cunard’s summer 2020 season will also offer a few other itineraries. For the Fourth of July, the Queen Elizabeth will offer a three-night cruise to San Francisco. Returning to Vancouver, the ship will sail a … [Read more...] about Queen Elizabeth to Sail Cunard’s First Full Alaska Season in 2020