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Alaska

Alaskan whales travel waters surrounded by glaciers, bears roam the land, salmon swim the rivers and eagles soar overhead. Alaska is an ideal area for exploring by ship - forested islands, waterfalls and calving glaciers mainly situated on the narrow coastal strip between mountains and sea. The waters of the Bering Sea contain some of the most remote and spectacular islands on earth.

Why everyone is watching Alaska Live on BBC1

 

"Alaska is the last frontier of the continent, with forgotten forests the size of nations, cut through with glaciers, mountains and raging rivers. In July an unparalleled explosion of life transforms the wilderness, creating one of the greatest wildlife events on the planet, and we’re going to be there… live!"  Steve Backshall.

'Alaska Wild'- Is a three part series from the makers Big Blue Live, and will be broadcast live across a week in July 2017 so that viewers can witness one of the worlds greatest wildlife spectacles from one of the remotest corners of Earth.


Viewers will be taken on a live adventure, as the crew broadcasts from across the vast wildernesses of Alaska, one of the last and best places in the world to see these spectacular animals in all their glory.

Steve Backshall, Matt Baker
Steve Backshall, Matt Baker and Liz Bonnin will be there at the most crucial time of year for Alaskan wildlife; the annual salmon run triggers the start of a remarkable summer feast as black bears, brown bears, Kodiak bears, orca, humpback whales, salmon, beavers, salmon sharks, walrus, wolves and many others gather for a summer feast like no other on the planet.


Matt Baker says: “Alaska is, of course, one of those dream places of wonder, from glaciers to rainforests, now we can experience it together as it happens.”


Each show will see Backshall undertake a daring live expedition to a new remote location. He’ll attempt a helicopter landing on a moving glacier and an abseil right underneath the ice, to where this whole natural event started, before heading off-shore to seek out the biggest predators of them all - orcas and humpback whales.

 

Cruising Alaska 

Alaska offers the most beautiful coastlines in the world, and is a world-class cruise ship destination from May through September. Cruising is often what people think about when they first consider a trip to Alaska and sailing through the Inside Passage is the way many visitors travel to Alaska the first time. Alaska is one of America’s most popular cruise destinations.

When to visit
Source: Travel Alaska

 

Inside Passage

Seven day cruises to the Inside Passage start and finish in Seattle or Vancouver and explore the twisting and sheltered waterways between the coast and the offshore islands. They go as far north as Skagway and Glacier Bay before returning south calling at ports like Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan on the way. Shore excursions range from city tours and museum visits to white water rafting, helicopter flightseeing and glacier landings. There is something for everyone and shore excursions may be booked in advance. 


Some ships continue across the Gulf of Alaska and take seven days to sail one-way between Vancouver and Seward or Whittier, the primary ports for Anchorage. Gulf of Alaska itineraries may include visits to Hubbard Glacier, College Fjord, or another town or natural attraction.

Alaska

 

The Glaciers

The Glacier cruises are also 7 days but travel north from Seattle or Vancouver to Seward or Whittier near Anchorage or the reverse southwards. They follow the sheltered Inside Passage calling at panhandle ports and then enter the more exposed Gulf of Alaska and enter Yakutat Bay or Prince William Sound passing some of Alaska's largest and most active glaciers.

Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Photo by: Mark Kelley

Source: Travel Alaska

Bering Sea

The waters of the Bering Sea contains some of the most remote and spectacular islands on earth. Bounded by Russia’s Kamchatka and Chukotka Peninsulas and Alaska's western coast with the Arctic Circle to the north, you can visit remote Eskimo settlements and the dramatic Commander and Aleutian Islands.

Source: Travel Alaska

Norwegian Pearl

Alaska

05 May 18 - - 7 nts Fly-Cruise

Seattle; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska, Usa; Ketchikan,... 

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Norwegian Jewel

Alaska

25 May 18 - - 9 nts Fly-Cruise

Seattle; Ketchikan, Alaska; Sawyer Glacier (Cruising), Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Icy... 

Exclusive All-Inc Alaska Fly-Cruise w/Seattle Stay

Celebrity Solstice

Alaska

01 Jun 18 - - 7 nts Fly-Cruise

Seattle; Ketchikan, Alaska; Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska;... 

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MS Eurodam

Alaska

02 Jun 18 - - 7 nts Fly-Cruise

Seattle; At Sea; Juneau, Alaska; Glacier Bay; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska;... 

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MS Nieuw Amsterdam

Alaska

16 Jun 18 - - 7 nts Fly-Cruise

Vancouver; Scenic Cruising The; Tracy Arm Inlet; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay;... 

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Celebrity Infinity

Alaska

24 Jun 18 - - 7 nts Fly-Cruise

Vancouver; Inside Passage (Cruising); Sitka, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier (Cruising), Ak;... 

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