If you're looking for the perfect blend of nature, wildlife and frontier culture, look no further than America's 49th state. The vast land that is Alaska affords masses of each one, all in a rugged, wilderness setting that is hard to beat anywhere else in the world.
Just to start with, large parts of Alaska are accessible only by sea, hence a cruise is the perfect way to appreciate this impressive region (which stretches from the cool and temperate to deep Arctic tundra). And being at sea provides the ideal perspective from which to soak up the scenery, with its mountain ranges, deep fjords and stunning glaciers.
You will experience the awe-inspiring sight of whales breaching, porpoises leaping, playful harbour seals and cute sea-otters. Then go ashore and witness the wild salmon runs, bears stalking the forests and bald eagles foraging - nature at its most majestic.
The ports of call are equally absorbing, offering a great insight into Alaska's gold rush and frontier past, as well as native cultures and modern activities, like fishing, hiking and photography (a good camera is essential, as this is photogenic territory of the highest order).
Now ally all of the above with a top-class operator like American Safari Cruises and you have the perfect fit of location and host. American Safari Cruises ' fleet of luxury yachts – holding from just 12 to 40 guests – are the ideal way to get close up and personal with this amazing destination as they feature the ability to get into the smaller nooks and crannies that the big ships miss, affording an ‘eye-level' view of the landscape and its wildlife.
Add in an attentive, high-quality and personalised approach to service, comfort and cuisine, and the onboard ambience is just as fulfilling as that outside.
They also offer fully customised excursions and land extensions, with highly knowledgeable local guides and lecturers to ensure guests get the very best understanding of the wonderful experience that is Alaska.
If you would like more information on Alaska cruises or American Safari Cruises, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.