Alaska is such an easy destination to get to, there is no excuse not to visit. This great land with it’s beautiful views of scenery and
wildlife will take your breath away.
And the best part? You’ll have many wonderful options on how to visit Alaska.
Let’s start with the easiest way for us Oregonians to reach Alaska: First, drive or take Amtrak to Seattle. Seattle hosts seven major cruise lines sailing 7 nights round trip to Alaska. You’ll visit 3-4 Alaskan ports and see one of the three major glaciers. You will also visit Victoria, Canada on all sailings out of Seattle because of a maritime law – the Jones Act – that requires cruise ships to visit a foreign port when traveling to and from a US port. The stop in Victoria usually gives you enough time to go into town for dinner or visit beautiful Butchart Gardens.
The other option is a 7 night round trip cruise out of Vancouver, Canada. The advantage here is that you spend more time in the Alaskan ports because you don’t have to stop in Victoria, You’ll also cruise more along the Inside Passage, a water route between the Gulf of Alaska and Puget Sound.
Another great way to see Alaska is to add a land tour on to your cruise. Denali National Park with it’s 6 million aces is