Lets Travel to Alaska in 2006!
1/29/2006 8:45:37 PM Link
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Alaska is a dream destination: the vast Last Frontier.
It is ideal to visit by ship, sailing close to the spectacular glaciers; seeing and hearing them calve. One can see wonderful wildlife: bears and eagles up close.
Add a land based adventure and the traveler has the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the train, hikeand raft on the world-class Tatshenshine River. You can visit Prudhoe Bay the the Artic Ocean along the Dalton Higthway, offering some of the state’s best wildlife viewing.
You can fly to the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Anaktuvuk Pass, or experience the Nunamiut Eskimo way of life. The Wilderness offers the Brooks Range Expedition, combining light hiking and a river float trip near the Gates of the Arctic.
The Yukon offers two spectacular parks. Tombstone features unique geological features and boasts both eh Boreal Forest and the sub-Arctic tundra. Rugged Kluane has five of the seven tallest mountains in North America.
The reservations for Alaska for 2006 are really brisk; now is the time to decide which type of adventure is the best for you.
The Alaska Railroad allows you to experience the grandeur of Alaska aboard the new double-deck dome cars, with complimentary beverage and appetizers served at your seat, and a private outdoor viewing deck, the only one of its kind in the world.
Gray Line of Alaska has six new tour packages among the forty offered in 2006.
Alaska Wilderness Adventures has several Alaska Safaris to celebrate 30 years in business. Explore Tours will offer Alaska by Coach and Rail, a seven night itinerary from Anchorage to Talkeetna and on to Denali National Park. Mile Hi Tours will offer five pre–packaged tours . Northern Alaska Tours reaches the far-reaching Arctic destinations, including two new Barrow Expeditions. Premier Alaska Tours new tour for 2006 is the six-night Kenai Penisula Adventure.
Carnival Cruise Lines will operate the 2,124 passenger Carnival Spirit with opportunities to view majestic scenery and magnificent wildlife “Fun Ship” style. The indoor and outdoor promenades and ample teak decks provide excellent viewing of the calving glaciers and indigenous sea plant and animal life.
Holland America Line offers eight ships (three Vista-class), 159 departures, 29 CruiseTours and three ships departing from its homeport Seattle. It will emphasize four areas: Yukon, Arctic, Kenai Peninsula and Denali, in combination with glacier experiences, popular ports, and scenic cruising of the Inside Passage.
Princess Cruises are dedicating their newest and most amenity-filled ships to the route, and adding space to their premiere Denali-area wilderness lodges. Seven ships will sail including the Diamond , Sapphire Coiral and Island Princesses. Unique to Princess is the stunning scenery of Glacier Bay National Park, the 16 glaciers of College Fjord, the incredible Inside Passage and southern ports, along with at least two nights in the Denali area on each cruise/tour.
Norwegian Cruise Line will have three spectacular ships sailing, offering the passengers the freedom to relax in causal attire, enjoy breakfast in bed or dinner at 9PM.
The above is a sampling of many offers for travel to Alaska in 2006.
Please contact us for personalized service to customize your 2006 vacation to Alaska.