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We spent over a week in Alaska going from Sitka to Juneau. Lots of kayaking, icebergs, bears, and so many whales! An incredible group of people aboard ship. They call this a small ship cruise, but …

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Making a quick phone call with a new friendThe Sitka National Historical Park entranceThe fort at the Sitka National Historical ParkEnjoying a cup of coffee at the Juneau harborTotem poles are traditional for the native population of Alaska
Kayaking in beautiful Alaska
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated, "Enjoying an ocean cruise and breaking a sweat aren't concepts that traditionally go together.  Indeed, the indolence that many people crave …
Lioness relaxing in an African sunset
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as …
Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
Brown bear fishing for salmon Wildlife has come to define Alaska. Images of grand grizzlies, a breaching humpback whale, or a bald eagle snatching a salmon from a stream have come to symbolize the …
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Heather Mathies
What was on the menu? King crab legs! Throw in a little competition and you have a crab eating frenzy. The crew challenged us to eat more pounds of crab legs than the previous cruise ship. Did we …
Kayaking in Alaska
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Heather Mathies
Not only did we get the opportunity to view spectacular wildlife and landscapes on our cruise, but we also got to experience it through hiking, kayaking, small-boat rides that brought us thrillingly …
Sea Lions
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Heather Mathies
I highly recommend Alaskan Dream Cruises if you want to see amazing landscapes and wildlife, learn about Alaskan culture from Alaskans themselves, and meet fellow passengers that you can forge deep …
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Heather Mathies
Tracy Arm was equally amazing for its majestic landscapes!  It provided our first glimpse of Alaska's stunning, ice-blue glaciers and yet another glimpse of the abundant wildlife, including …
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Heather Mathies
Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm were two of my favorite stops of the trip!  Glacier Bay National Park provided an even more stunning display of wildlife than we'd seen in Sitka.  We saw sea …
Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
Alaska has long been the last outpost of the wilds of the United States. It was the 49th state to be incorporated, not recognized until 1959. It is a land of bountiful resources, from wildlife and …
Wolves nuzzling in the snow
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Breaching Orca Whale
Breaching orca whale   Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions.  Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale …
View groups of caribou as you explore the north
Brown bear fishing for salmon   Enter an untamed wilderness that allows opportunities to have up close experiences with the natural wonders of Alaska.  Moose, caribou, brown & black …
Kayaking to the glacier!
Explore remote areas directly from your small ship cruise   Small ship exploration is not the typical "cruise".  With fewer passengers onboard, the crew is able to give you …
  Alaska Cruises Click to see all Alaska Expedition Cruises and Tours   Alaska has it all: glaciers, wilderness, whales, wolves, forests, rivers, eagles, and mountains, all combining to …
Fairbanks is known as "the Golden Heart of Alaska," some say because of the discovery of gold there in 1902, some due to its location in the heart of Alaska, and still others claim the name for the …

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