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Alaska: Guides & resources to prepare you for your big adventure

It’s almost impossible to overuse superlatives when it comes to Alaska. To start, there’s the vast, untamed wilderness, its glaciers, waterfalls, icebergs, deep forests and deeper bays, all defying adequate description. Mist-wringed peaks almost dare ... See more

UnCruise bouncing back after long pause with series of small-boat Alaska cruises

Millions of people lost the opportunity to sail to Alaska last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, which precipitated a long pause in cruise ship operations. One company, UnCruise Adventures, was among the hardest hit. But there’s good news: UnCruise ... See more

Cruising to Alaska (photo gallery)

I'll be heading to Alaska for the first time next summer and, instead of getting bogged down with lots of paper brochures and guidebooks, I decided to immerse myself in ... photos!  Yes, glorious photos of this amazing-looking land. Denali National Park, ... See more

Experiencing Alaska on a luxury ship

No strangers to Alaska, my husband Richard and I have taken a half-dozen cruises as well as a couple of land excursions to the Last Frontier. But a recent luxury cruise proved the most magical.     LUXURY CRUISES   Consumer guide to luxury travel     ... See more

What to pack for an Alaska cruise

How should you pack for an Alaska cruise? It’s been a while since I sailed in Alaska, but the memories are still strong — not only about the magnificent scenery of the Last Frontier but the weather, too, because It can rain and also be quite chilly. So ... See more

Cruise news for Alaska 2017 season

Holland America relocates Oosterdam to Alaska for 2017 season Banking on the surge in popularity of Alaska cruises, Holland America is pulling ms Oosterdam from her 2017 Mediterranean season and moving the ship to Alaska, where she will make seven-day ... See more

Alaska glossary: A guide for visitors

Alaskans have some pretty unusual terminology that can be confusing to the untrained ear. So we thought we'd put together a list of terms that may be helpful when talking to an Alaskan or writing about Anchorage and the state of Alaska. Who knows? You ... See more

Alaska in photos: Great visitor shots on Instagram

How to sum up a state as grand and expansive as Alaska? Let's start with some beautiful images of the people, the wildlife, the seasonal auroras, and the stunning, sweeping landscapes. Got your own Alaska pics? Add 'em at the end in the comments!         ... See more

Alaska from above during the summer solstice (drone video)

  Going to Alaska and want to get off the usual tourist trails? This drone video will give you a taste of what you'll find, especially if you travel around the time of the summer solstice. "Solstice" (4:30, high def) from SturgeFilm offers "an aerial ... See more

Carnival to sail to Alaska from Long Beach for first time ever in 2017

Good news for residents of the greater Los Angeles area, and particularly for those who have always wanted to cruise to Alaska with the least amount of hassle. Starting in 2017, with a short car or train ride,  you'll be able to hop right on an ... See more