Just as big cruise ships are mostly for people who want every resort amenity, small or alternative ships are best suited for people who prefer a casual, crowd-free cruise experience that gives passengers a chance to get up close and personal with Alaska's natural surroundings and wildlife.
It's a little-known chapter in U.S. history: Alaska was an active theater during World War II, and Hawaii wasn't the only place bombed by the Japanese. In fact, just six months after the horrific attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese military attacked and occupied two remote islands in Alaska's Aleutian Chain, Attu and Kiska.
Have you considered an alternative alaska cruises? We all know that big ship cruises offer a wide variety of amenities. Many love the entertainment, late night buffets, and social events offered by the big ships. For some they offer the best way to see Alaska for the first time. Or if you are traveling with …
There are two distinct versions of Prince of Wales Island, the one that 99% of visitors from the lower 48 will experience, and the one I am about to describe.
There truly is nothing better for an avid fisherman than traveling to the Alaskan wilderness to appreciate some of the finest fishing in the world. Sitka, Alaska is particularly famous for the opportunities it gives visitors to fish for huge salmon and halibut.
Are you planning a trip to Alaska? What is the main attraction that draws you to this particular location? For many people, it is the wildlife and sense of open air that can be found in very limited places around the world today.
I recently returned from Coiba National Park in Panama where I was hosted by the Lost Coast Explorer, a 100' converted crabber. The LCE acts as a mother ship and accommodates up to 12 guests. There are (3) 25' cruisers equipped for diving, fishing and shore excursions.