13 things you’ll miss when you leave Alaska



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1. The root beer float at The Moose’s Tooth Pizzeria and Pub.

Even as an adult with the ability to order one of The Moose’s Tooth’s delicious beers on tap, there is nothing quite as delicious as the crystallized vanilla ice cream bobbing in a tankard of house-made root beer. Keep channeling your inner child and opt for a pepperoni pizza to make the meal a perfect salty/sweet combo.

2. Fur Rondy.

After having seen The Revenant, it’s a bit weird to consider that these were the kind of guys coming to town for a week of debauchery and trading before heading back out into the wild. Now, it’s one of the few social events worth leaving your house for in winter. If you can’t see giant ice sculptures and dogsled races, there’s no point in getting bundled up, right?

3. Sarah Palin.

Maybe you won’t miss the woman who helped remind people that Alaska was still a little bit wild and weird. Don’t worry: even if you leave, everyone will still ask you if she was was your next-door neighbor when you lived here.

4. Moose crossings.

You’ll never have to drive in mild terror that around the next bend will be a leggy brown terror standing in the middle of the road.

5. Having to fly basically everywhere.

No matter where you lived, you had to fly to get anywhere, it’s going to be hard to leave the small-engine planes behind for trains and cars anywhere else in the world.

6. Hiking opportunities.

You already know your favorite hikes where you can get away from the tourists — Flattop is great, but who loves feeling like they’re climbing on a busy two-lane highway? And your hiking buddy is set as a favorite contact on your phone. All you need to do is grab your bear bell before heading out onto the trail and you’re set.

7. Breakup.

Some folks may call it “spring,” but we know that the season between winter and summer where all the ice and snow turns into a giant slushy mess and the roads turn to brown rivers of mud is a brief but glorious reminder that winter won’t last forever. Ah, sweet disgusting Breakup.

8. Daylight Savings Time.

Most of the rest of the Western world doesn’t know the sheer agony of losing an hour of daylight in autumn, nor the unbounded joy of an additional hour of light in the spring. It may take several years for your brain and body to adjust to the arbitrary time changes, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the time to “spring forward” every March.

9. Fresh Alaskan salmon.

You’ll suddenly understand why people who move away are willing to pay $100 for overnight shipping to the Lower 48 each summer when the salmon run.

10. The midnight sun.

People may wonder how we manage to sleep with all the light outside during the summer, but you know the trick: tin foil. At the same time, moving anywhere else means no more 4am donuts when the sun is already up.

11. No national sports teams.

It’s easy to beg out of debates about who’s going to win the Super Bowl or World Series when you have no team to swear allegiance to. This kind of means you have a lifetime pass for being a bandwagon fan wherever you live next.

12. North Pole.

Even if you’ve never visited, you also won’t be able to brag about living in the same state as Santa anymore.

13. The Northern Lights.

Where else in the U.S. do you willingly step outside in mid-winter to enjoy a vibrant show in the night sky that feels like it’s designed just for you?


Alaska Clothing & Packing List

  1. Light winter cap/gloves/scarf: These really keep you warm if it gets unseasonably cold—or if you're feeling the effects of glacier-chilled wind—without adding a lot of weight.
  2. Summer clothing: Unless you prefer last-minute local shopping, pack shorts and short sleeve shirts. Recent Alaskan summers have been hot and sunny. See: Alaska weather.
  3. Formal vs. casual: Casual dress is the way to go in Alaska. Some cruise-goers bring formal attire for onboard the ship, then break out the jeans on land.
  4. Mosquito repellent: The bugs generally aren't as bad as people fear, and they're really only a big consideration in June and July. If you really want to protect yourself, there's nothing as effective as DEET. 30-40% concentration should be sufficient. Mosquito head nets tend to be overkill unless you plan on doing a lot of hiking or tent camping, as they obscure visibility and can get warm. For more detailed repellent and clothing suggestions, read Mosquitoes in Alaska
  5. Fishing license: You can order this ahead of time online, but it's easy to obtain from your air taxi, fishing guide, or most local groceries. See: Where to get your Alaska fishing license.
  6. Small first aid kit: Most hotels and tour operators will have you covered, but it's convenient to have Band-Aids and ointment for minor emergencies
  7. Camera / video camera: Capture your Alaska experiences, and don't forget the extras: batteries, lenses, chargers, and memory cards. Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau each have a good camera shop, but you're better off bringing everything you might need. See: Alaska photography.
  8. Backpack or tote bag (medium to large)
  9. Reusable water bottle: Fill it up after you pass through security at the airport and re-use it throughout your vacation. You'll also help the environment, especially if you're visiting a national park. More than 2.7 million visitors explore Alaska’s incredible national parks each year and they leave behind more than footprints. Choosing reusable bags, water bottles, and recycling are easy ways to reduce waste while you travel. Check out these sustainable travel tips from the Denali Zero-Landfill Project.
  10. Binoculars/spotting scope
  11. Zipper-top or reusable packing cubes: Freezer-size zipper-top bags are great to keep clothing folded and toiletries isolated (in case of leaks). Separate baggies make it easier to repack in case your luggage is searched, and extra bags are handy for storing dirty or damp clothing.
  12. Identification and/or passport
  13. Watch/alarm clock: With so much daylight, it's easy to lose track of time.
  14. Swimsuit: Your hotel may have hot tub, sauna, or pool facilities—or you may want to invigorate yourself with Alaska lake swimming. No kidding--read about Bob's swim across Kachemak Bay.
  15. Contact information: Bring cards with your contact information to give to new friends and mailing labels for sending postcards.

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Planning an Alaska cruise vacation can be complicated - especially if you are a First Time Cruiser. Our list of Frequently Asked Cruise Questions should help you address many aspects of your Alaska cruise vacation. If not, please contact us and we will be glad to help you.

When can I cruise to Alaska?

The Alaska cruise season begins in May and ends in September. Any earlier or any later and you'll experience shorter, colder and wetter conditions. Late Spring, Summer, and early Fall offer you the best chance to comfortably experience the natural wonders of our largest state.

When is the best time to cruise to Alaska?

Anytime between May and September is a good time to go to Alaska, but there are better times in the season to travel if you have a specific interest or motivation. For example, if you're interested in saving money, then the shoulder seasons of May and September are the best times to go. If you are traveling with children, you may be limited to mid-June through mid-August. Spring is a great time to see the wildflowers in full bloom and Alaska's Fall foliage is a sight to see as well. Your warmest and longest days will be in June and July and will offer you plenty of opportunities to enjoy active, calving glaciers. Each month has its benefits. You should plan to travel when it best meets your schedule and budget.

Which cruise lines sail to Alaska?

Some of the most familiar cruise lines in the world have ships sailing to Alaska this year. You can cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Un-Cruise Adventures. If you are a past passenger of any of these cruise lines, please let your AlaskaCruises.com cruise expert know at the time of your reservation. You may qualify for additional past passenger discounts.

Do any small ships sail to Alaska?

Small ships are a wonderful way to see Alaska up close and without the number of people you may see on a more contemporary cruise line. In many of the remote waterways they visit, small ships are the only way to explore the area. They forsake the wider shipping lanes for channels just a few hundred feet wide, tie up to inner piers in tiny villages, and share waterways with local fishermen and perhaps a few private yachts. It's not uncommon to see the smaller ships get very close to the glaciers and even follow pods of whales. The atmosphere is very casual and you can choose to dine with whom you choose. Because of the personalized, almost expedition-style of cruising, small ship cruise vacations tend to cost more than the large, contemporary cruises.

How long are Alaska Cruises?

Alaska Cruise Vacations can be anywhere from 6 - 30 days depending on how much you want to do and see, how much time you have and how much you want to spend. Most Alaska cruises are 7 days and are either Alaska Inside Passage Cruises that sail roundtrip from Seattle or Vancouver, or, 7 Night Alaska Glacier Cruises sailing south from Anchorage or North from Vancouver.

Many passengers often choose to extend their Alaska cruises by adding a land tour to the beginning or end of their cruises. These "Cruise Tours" let you explore the interior cities and National Parks of Alaska allowing you to visit such places as Mt. Denali, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. These cruise tours can range from three to 16 days in addition to your 7-day cruise vacation. If you have the time and a sense of adventure, a cruise tour is well worth it.

Will Alaska be too cold?

Alaska is our country's northern most state. It's above Canada and close to the North Pole. The cruise ships visit places with lots of ice and you can take tours which give you the opportunity to go dog-sledding or trek across a glacier. With this said, you would expect it to be very cold in Alaska. It can be, but not really in the May - September Alaska Cruise Season.

Temperatures in Alaska vary based on the time of year and the port or city you are visiting. The weather off the ship is unpredictable but here are the average daily high temperature in Alaska major ports and cities:

May June July August September
Anchorage 54F 62F 65F 63F 55F
Fairbanks 70F 70F 75F 70F 64F
Denali Park 58F 68F 70F 64F 53F
Juneau 62F 64F 64F 62F 56F
Ketchikan 56F 61F 65F 65F 60F
Skagway 57F 63F 63F 61F 57F
Vancouver 64F 69F 74F 73F 65F

Is it true it doesn't get dark in Alaska?

Alaska is known as the Land of the Midnight Sun because of the really long days you may experience in April through September. It's really quite a feeling to be cruising the Inside Passage, stepping out to your private balcony and enjoying the view at 11:00 pm at night!

The amount of daylight you experience while in Alaska depends upon where you are and when you traveling. Here are the number of average daylight hours in Alaska major ports and cities during the Alaska cruise season:

May June July August September
Anchorage 18 hrs 19 hrs 18 hrs 16 hrs 13 hrs
Fairbanks 20 hrs 21 hrs 20 hrs 16 hrs 14 hrs
Denali Park 18 hrs 20 hrs 19 hrs 16 hrs 13 hrs
Juneau 17 hrs 18 hrs 17 hrs 16 hrs 11 hrs
Ketchikan 17 hrs 18 hrs 17 hrs 16 hrs 11 hrs
Vancouver 14 hrs 15 hrs 16 hrs 15 hrs 13 hrs

With this said, you can't use the excuse "There are just not enough daylight in the day." Longer days give you even more opportunities to see wildlife and enjoy the natural, pristine beauty of Alaska.

Is a stateroom with a balcony really worth it?

A cruise to Alaska is about enjoying the unspoiled natural wonders of America's last, great frontier. What a better way of enjoying it than from the privacy of your own private balcony stateroom.

There is nothing like having a balcony on a cruise to Alaska. Unlike cruises to the Caribbean or Bahamas, the view on an Alaska cruise is always changing. It's not just water, ocean, water, ocean. When you're sailing along the Inside Passage or College Fjord, you have an almost constant view of mountains, wilderness, glaciers, or quaint waterfront communities. You never know when you may see humpback whale or a pod of Orca whales. And with the longer, daylight hours in Alaska, you may see wildlife at almost any time of day.

Private balconies are also a great way to escape the crowds. When sailing in Glacier Bay or College Fjord, the decks are packed with hundreds upon hundreds of passengers crowding the ship's railing to snap a picture of a seal resting on a piece of floating ice or video tape a calving glacier. You can enjoy the same view from your own deck chair while having a cup of coffee - but without the crowds.

Balcony cabins seem bigger as well. With a balcony, it's almost as though you have floor to ceiling window to the most magnificent views in the world. If you're already spending the money and taking time to go to Alaska, treat yourself to a balcony as well. So the answer is "yes." A balcony stateroom is worth it.

What will I see on my Alaska cruise?

An Alaska Cruise not only gives you the opportunity to see Wildlife, Wilderness, Mountains and Glaciers, Alaska's natural beauty, but it also gives you a chance to enjoy attractions and museums that pertain to the Native American Culture and Gold Rush History that is unique to the area.

All Alaska Cruises and Cruise Tours will give you varying tastes of each of these depending upon the cruise vacation you choose. On an Alaska cruise you may see:

    Wildlife - moose, caribou, dall sheep, grizzly bears, puffin, seals, humpback and killer whale, eagles and more.

Mountains - 7 of the tallest mountains in North America are located in Alaska and the Yukon, some of which are visible from your cruise ship. To see Mt. Denali, North America's largest mountain, you'll need to take a cruise tour into Denali National Park.

Wilderness - rafting trips, salmon bakes, horse backing trips, fishing tours and hikes can take you into some of the most beautiful wooded areas you'll ever see.

Glaciers - Depending on your itinerary you will see one or more of these glacier areas: Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord, Mendenhall Glacier, or the glaciers College Fjord.

History - All of Alaska is rich with Native American and Gold Rush history. Totem Bight Park, the White Pass Railroad are just a few of the many attractions you can see.

You'll see many of these right from your cruise ship or on your own. Or, you can enhance your trip by taking an optional Shore Excursion in the different ports of call.

What is an Alaska Cruise Tour?

An Alaska Cruise Tour combines an Alaska Cruise Vacation with an Alaska Land Vacation to make a "Cruise Tour." These are 3 to 18 day that give you an opportunity experience both the coastal and interior areas of Alaska.

You can explore the heart of Alaska including Mt. Denali and Denali National Park.You will travel by deluxe motor coach and/or trains, stay at exquisite, mountain lodges and view wildlife in its natural habitat. You will participate in adventurous and culturally rich shore excursions. Additional excursions can be purchased along the way to help complete your Alaska adventure. To truly see Alaska's impressive shoreline as well as its interior, a cruise tour is the only way to go.

Will I get to see Mt. Denali?

Mt. Denali, North America's largest mountain at 20,360 feet is located in Denali National Park, in the interior region of Alaska between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Tours in Denali National Park are only available to Alaska Cruise Tour passengers only and not to 7-night Alaska Cruise Only passengers.

Mt. Denali is so large it creates its own weather. With this said, cloud coverage is unpredictable and full view of Mt. Denali is never guaranteed by any cruise line. But when he's "out," viewing North America's highest peak in its full glory is truly an awesome sight!

When's the best time to see whales?

Whales begin their Northbound migration Alaska in February with the the cows and calves beginning around April and continue their trek through May. If you visit Alaska between June and early September, you may see Humpback and Minke Whales, Orcas, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Dall's and Harbour Porpoises. Between June and July, you have your best chance of seeing bubble-netting Humpbacks.

When you're cruising in Alaska, it's not uncommon to see whales right from the deck of the ship or your private balcony. To increase your chances of seeing whales, you may want to take an optional whale watching tour that will take you and group of other passengers on a small boat in search of whale pods. This a very exciting especially when the captain of your boat starts following a pod and getting close to a whale as it makes a terminal dive or comes up for air.

Whales will begin their Southbound trek in late October and continue through December.

What should I wear on an Alaska cruise?

The key word for dressing for an Alaska Cruise is "Layering." Casual sportswear including windbreakers, pants and jogging suits are well suited at both sea and ashore in Alaska. Remember to bring a sweater or jacket for cool evenings. The weather is unpredictable and you should plan on bringing a rain resistant jacket for shore side activities. Light gloves, a hat or visor and sunglasses are also recommended. You'll also want comfortable walking shoes and sandals with a rubber sole as you explore the shores of Alaska.

Alaska Cruises tend to be more casual than other destination. However, many of the contemporary cruise lines still observe formal nights and resort-casual nights Alaska cruises. Smart Casual is similar to what you would wear at home going out to dine at nice restaurant and can include skirts/dresses, slacks, sweaters and blouses for ladies and pants and open neck shirts for men. A jacket and tie are optional. In the dining area, items such as cutoff t-shirts, halter tops and torn jeans are not permitted.

In the evening, ships vary as to dress. As on shore, attire is dictated by occasion. For the Captain's Gala, for example, you'll probably want to wear something more formal, such as a dark suit, or cocktail dress, perhaps even a dinner jacket or gown.

Should I bring my kids?

Absolutely! Alaska is not only a fabulous, unforgettable vacation destination full of cool, high adventure activities, it's also an unbelievable educational opportunity for the kids. If your children are active and love adventure, they will enjoy an Alaskan cruise.

Several of our cruise line partners who sail Alaska cater to and provide facilities and services for families with children of all ages including toddlers, youth, tweens and teens. This includes expansive kids programming, kids facilities, kids menus and even special Alaska Shore Excursions and activities for the kids.

Most cruise lines have cabins that can accommodate three, four of five passengers in one cabin. This means that children can often travel at substantially reduced rates when they share a cabin with their parents, making it more affordable to take the whole family to Alaska.

Which side of the ship is best for viewing glaciers?

This is one of the most common questions ask of our agents. While we can understand that one may think that the right side of the ship (starboard side) is better for scenery on a Northbound cruise and the left side (port side) better on a Southbound cruise but this isn't true. When cruising the Inside Passage, there is scenery on both sides of the ship and when you are entering the fjords in Alaska, the viewing will be equally good from both sides of the ship over the duration of your cruise vacation. In other words, during your cruise, you'll see scenery from both sides of the ship.

Can I bring my wheelchair to Alaska?

Most cruise lines will do their best to accommodate wheelchair passengers wherever possible. Many of today's modern cruise ships are built with numerous wheelchair-accessible staterooms that include wide doors and large bathrooms with roll-in showers with handrails, hand-held shower heads, and fold-down seas and stools.

They will also do their best to accommodate wheelchairs on the Cruise Tours as well. Many of the rail cars used by Holland America, Princess and Royal Celebrity Tours are accessible to the lower levels including the dining, restroom facilities and viewing platforms. Whenever possible, they will use motor coaches or vans equipped with lift-platforms to assist passengers in boarding and departing the coaches.

All cruise lines require advance notice of wheelchair passengers for all travel in order to ensure appropriate accommodation. Note that while all guests are provided assistance in boarding and departing the cruise ship, motor coaches and rail segments on the land tours, passengers with disabilities must be able to travel independent of assistance in other situations or travel with a companion who is capable of providing assistance.

If you love fishing, you will love Alaska. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy full- or half-day fishing excursions in all the Alaska ports of call. You can fish for King Salmon, Pink & Silver Salmon, Sockeye, Halibut, Rainbow Trout, Char, and Steelhead depending on the port or city. This is one of the most popular activities on an Alaska cruise. Not only is it a high adventure sport that gives you a chance to land "the big one," it also combines the benefit of exploring some of the most beautiful scenery in Alaska, and maybe some glacier viewing or whale watching depending upon your fishing guide and tour.

Fishing excursion can be booked through the cruise line or independently through AlaskaCruises.com. An example is a tour in Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world, where you will go out on a charter boat spending 4 hours fishing for salmon in Alaska. These boats It is the responsibility of each passenger to be aware of the proper documentation required for travel regardless of Cruise Line and destination, including but not limited to valid passport, photo identification, proof of citizenship, visas and inoculations if applicable. If you do not provide the required documentation at time of embarkation, you will be denied boarding without recourse for refund. Should boarding be denied, your cruise is non-refundable. You will be solely responsible for all expenses. The Cruise Line and WMPH Vacations are not responsible for refunding any moneys paid and/or reimbursing you for any out-of-pocket expenses that may be incurred.

NON-U.S. & NON-Canadian Citizens Valid passport is required, AND a multiple re-entry visa (B-2 Visitor's Visa) may be required, for foreign cruise passengers sailing from the United States. Traveler may also be required to have sailing permits and/or visas to enter some countries.

TRAVEL TO ALASKA & THE PACIFIC COAST
The Canadian Government requires Foreign Citizens from most countries to obtain a visa for entry into Canada. This law affects all cruises that make a port of call in Canada including most cruises to and from ALASKA and the Pacific Coast. Failure to present the required visa will result in denied boarding with no refund. Find out if you need a visa: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp.

U.S., Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents***
Many Cruise Lines now require all guests to carry a valid passport. Please refer to your specific Cruise Lines web-site for the most up-to-date requirements.

***ATTN PRINCESS CRUISES PASSENGERS: The following is the passport requirement when minors travel with one (1) adult 21 years of age or older on a voyage governed by the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). This includes travel within the United States, Hawaii, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico & the Panama Canal. Princess requires that ALL passengers must be in possession of a valid passport. In cases of emergency where guests may be required to disembark at a non-U.S. port, Princess cannot guarantee that all members of your party will be allowed to disembark with just a WHTI-compliant document or birth certificate. Failure to present a valid passport for all passengers traveling together will result in denial of boarding without refund.

U.S. Resident Aliens are required to present, in addition to a valid passport & any other required document, a current and valid Alien Resident Card. Canadian Permanent Residents are required to present a valid Permanent Resident Card in addition to a valid passport and other required documents.

Should I Purchase Shore Excursions?

Shore excursions are optional, guided tours in a cruise ship's port of call. They are offered in all Alaska ports and cities and are a great way to enhance your cruise experience while seeing more of the places you visit.

An organized Shore Excursion can maximize your time ashore and eliminate the need for making time-consuming arrangements while in port. These tours are led by local residents, who's expertise and first-hand knowledge of the history and folklore of a local attraction can offer colorful insights and anecdotes that you just cannot experience on your own with a city map and guide-book.

Every cruise line has guided tours available in each port of call, highlighting the places to sightsee, shop and experience local culture. As a convenience to their passengers, they provide a complete list of shore excursions, descriptions, and prices in advance with your cruise documents and on their websites to help you decide which tours you can take. You can them pre-book them prior to leaving home or wait until you board your ship.

For more information about Shore Excursions, click here.

When should I book my Alaska Cruise Vacation?

The number of cruise ships sailing to Alaska is restricted to minimize the impact on Alaska's natural environment and tend to fill quickly especially in July and August. Even so, 'early bird' discounts can be found and we recommend taking advantage of these by booking as early as possible. Balcony cabins are very popular on an Alaska cruise and tend to sell out before inside state rooms. Families wanting cabins close together or 'quad' cabins (able to sleep 4) should also book as early as possible.

How do I arrange my airfare to Alaska?

When traveling to Alaska, you may purchase your airfare on your own, use frequent flier points or you may elect to buy it from the cruise line as part of your cruise vacation. While purchasing the airfare directly from the cruise line may be slightly higher than buying it on your own online, there are a number of benefits to letting the cruise line cover the whole vacation. This includes:

One point of contact.
When you book with the cruise line, you only need to have one phone number to handle all aspects of your vacation.

Transfers and Taxes Included
Cruise Line airfare typically includes the cost of getting from the airport to the ship and from the ship back to the airport after the cruise.

One deposit
Unlike buying an airline ticket online, when you book your airfare with the cruise line you do not have to pay for your airfare in full at the time of your booking, unless you are booking your cruise and airfare during the final payment period of the cruise.

Airfare may be refundable
If you have to cancel your cruise outside of cruise line cancellation penalties, then you are not stuck with unused airline tickets. If you must cancel your cruise, your air is cancelled with it.

Cruise Line Responsibility
If you miss your ship's departure due to a flight delay, the cruise line has responsibility to get you to the next port of call. If you book your airfare on your own, you are on your own to catch the ship at the next port.

While there are benefits to booking your airfare with the cruise line, there are negatives as well. Cruise Line airfare may cost more, flight schedules are assigned by the cruise line after final payment, cruise lines do not make or guarantee seat assignments.

Can I extend my Alaska Cruise Vacation?

If you are sailing to or from Vancouver, consider spending a few extra days either before or after the cruise to enjoy some of the local sights. Most cruise lines offer affordable pre- and post-cruise hotel programs that give you the opportunity to experience some of the local attractions like the Space Need and the Pike's Market in Seattle or the Butchart Gardens in Vancouver/Victoria.

You can also extend your trip with optional, high adventure Alaska trips to Nome and Kotzebue, the Kenai Peninsula or the Canadian Rockies.

Should I buy Travel Insurance?

Travel Protection is vacation insurance and it's designed to protect your vacation investment in the event you must cancel due to unforeseen circumstances that may interfere with your ability to travel, or if things to go wrong while you are on your cruise.

AlaskaCruises.com highly recommends that you purchase our cruise cancellation insurance. Without insurance, you will be liable for all penalties if you cancel after you make final payment for your cruise.

Travel Protection covers:

  • Cancellations due to sickness, death, injury of you, a family member, domestic partner or traveling companion
  • Travel delays due to inclement weather or natural disasters
  • Bankruptcy of an airline, cruise line or other travel supplier, when this plan is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit
  • Terrorism (domestic and international)

In addition, Travel Protection covers:
  • Existing medical conditions subject to certain requirements being met
  • Lost, stolen, or damaged baggage and personal effects
  • Covered emergency medical and dental expenses incurred during your trip
  • Expenses incurred if your travel is delayed
  • Emergency transportation to an adequate medical facility, with an escort when medically necessary.

If must cancel your cruise or incur expenses or penalties for any of the reasons covered above, Travel Protection Insurance will reimburse you for covered costs. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

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The road that takes you from Anchorage to Seward is in itself an attraction. It is so beautiful, it’s been awarded the highest rank in scenic byways: An All American Road. This awesome drivelapse video shows you exactly what it looks like –

I drove our SUV along coming in and out of town. Since we stayed at the Midnight Sun Log Cabins outside of town, I actually got to drive parts of the road on a daily basis. It’s not a difficult drive – some of it is very easy in fact with wide shoulders and plenty of room. The views are stunning and keep changing along with the weather. Definitely a great road to travel across.

The good news is that unless you’re getting to Seward by train or on a cruise ship, you’re going to drive this road into town and out of it. There you go, one awesome item to check off your “Things to do in Seward” list!


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