"Alaska's Inside Passage from Vancouver to Whittier" Alaska by TheTravelSlut

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Alaska ports dominate tourism

Many of the Alaskan ports are similar in construction and what they have to offer. Each has at least one unique aspect and it is fun to find that one aspect.

Natural wonders of Alaska are everywhere you look

Whether it is blue glacier ice or a snow covered mountain or whether it is a vast tundra or lush coastal region, Alaska has something for everyone's tastes and usually lots of it!

The wildlife of Alaska is diverse and unusual

Everyone expects to see bears, moose, bald eagles, and seals but depending on the location and time of the season, you'll see whales, coyotes, caribou, mountain goats, Dall sheep and even unusual marine life like the sunflower starfish as seen in the photo.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Breathtaking views, great seafood, wonderful people.
  • Cons:Sometimes the ports can be crowded
  • In a nutshell:Anytime someone else drives, cleans and cooks it means more time for travelling, exploring and having fun!
  • Last visit to Alaska: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 28, 2006
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Amazing views from both the cruise and floatplane! But it looks quite crowded with cruise ships in your intro photo. Wish you a Happy New Year Ann!

    • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
      Jan 3, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      Thank you....the harbors in some Alaska ports are small so it may look crowded the but ships are smaller usually and not often do they all show up in the same port on the same day. Plus, everyone is usually off on excursions so there never seems to be crowds of people in town like you might find in the Caribbean or Mediterranean...And Happy New Year to you also!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    This looks like a great adventure Ann:)

  • paolodecastro's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    i love to visit this place.......wow......i live in a tropical country so this is on a must see to me...i hope i can see this place.................;)

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    nice page, I was caught by your motto which I always heard in spanish from one of my dearest friends.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    It indeed must be a rush to watch ice come crashing down off a glacier from such close quarters.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    this is a great page from a cruise lover :-) i loved all information and pictures. the pic showing canoes against a glacier is truly the most awesome i have ever seen.

  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    I have always fancied a trip to Alaska to photograph the Northern Lights.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Some excellent tips here Ann! The cruise looks fantastic. Hopefully someday we will get to enjoy one. Thanks for the lovely tour!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Hi Ann! I like your travel stories! Good for you! ><><

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 3:38 PM

    what an amazing place for a cruise! stunning!(wheres your bikini!) i have to get my Hirtugruten coastal voyage pages together as that was stunning too up the coast of Norway.

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