An Alaska Cruise May Be Just The Ticket For You
How about an Alaska cruise? Does the very thought send shivers down your spine? If the shivers were of excitement then that’s just what you can expect. But if they were about having to spend time in a cold and harsh climate you might be veering of the truth. That’s because, contrary to popular belief an Alaska cruise does not always entail cold weather. While it is best to be prepared for the cold and take the necessary clothes along, temperatures are known to hover in the ranges of 40 to 60 with lows of 20 also being reported. This is of course between the months of June and August along the route in which the ships travel. So now that we have taken care of the cold weather related topic let’s look at what to expect on an Alaska cruise.
The state of Alaska is quite big; in fact it is twice the size of the state of Texas. This means you can expect double the excitement, both on board and on land. What’s more contrary to perception the state is not only an ideal for senior citizens. In fact it can be a wonderful experience for people of all ages and should be considered as a perfect family oriented time out.
As far as attractions go, the land of the midnight sun is not quite right. Although most people will witness sunsets that happen beyond the times they are used to, for the ultimate experience, one will have to venture to more remote parts of the state. Late sunsets also mean early sun rises and this means you should be prepared for longer hours of light. This will be an interesting and vital piece of information to those who find it difficult to sleep with too much light, so it’s advisable to take pack a sleep mask along for your Alaska cruise. If you are a lover of wildlife you could be in for a spectacular treat courtesy of whales at sea and bears on land. However wildlife is as unpredictable as the wild itself and therefore it’s always best to not have your hopes up too much. Do some research and find the best times for watching wildlife both at sea and land before making a commitment to an Alaska cruise. And be mindful of what is advertised, as not all that is described in beautiful brochures and sales pitches come to pass in real life. Other interesting observations on an Alaska cruise will be the ability to view glaciers and icebergs in close proximity. But more than anything the sheer beauty of the scenery and the wonder of the atmosphere will be a wow factor well worth an Alaska cruise.