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.
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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
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
By Missy Johnston on Nov 19, 2018 in Alaska, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean, Croatia, Cruises & Boat Travel, Eastern Europe, Europe, Fiji, France, Greece, Italy, Maine, North America, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, USA, Western Europe Luxury yacht charter is already a special experience; however, for that extra dash of pizzazz, for an extra special experience, let us share with you our “insider recommendations” of what to see and do for the following 10 great yacht charter cruising locations. The wreck of the RMS Rhone, Salt Island, British Virgin Islands It truly was a dark and stormy night in 1867 when the RMS Rhone went down between Peter and Salt Island, in the British Virgin Islands, and there she rests to this very day, in waters shallow enough for both a great snorkeling experience, and a great scuba diving experience for any level of snorkeler or scuba diver from beginner to expert. The RMS Rhone was one of two ships built in England in … [Read more...] about 10 insider recommendations for an extra special luxury yacht charter
Adventure beckons in the untamed wilderness of Alaska. From ziplining above the forest canopy to trekking over glaciers and shooting the rapids, there’s a wide choice of exhilarating excursions offered by cruise lines. Here are some examples of ways to get your adrenaline flowing: Rock climbing and rappelling From Skagway, a trip along the Klondike Highway and a hike along a nature trail takes you to the base of granite cliffs smoothed by retreating glaciers. You’ll be kitted out with rock-climbing shoes, helmets and harnesses and, after an introduction from the guides, you’ll rope up and start climbing. There is a choice of more than a dozen different routes to ascend, some easy, others challenging. Each ends with aerial views of the Skagway River, the White Pass & Yukon Railway and the dramatic wilderness. After taking it all in, you can try rappelling down the cliffs. No experience is necessary, so this excursion is ideal for those looking for a first climbing … [Read more...] about Seven ways to get your adrenaline fix on an Alaska cruise