The “last frontier cruise” through the wildest territories of Alaska
Alaska, the immense territory in the northwest of North America that Russia’s czar sold to the United States for $7.2 million in 1867is one of the wildest and most stunning destinations on the planet. The state with the largest land area in the United States (more than twice that of Texas and almost four times that of Spain) is home to 224 recognized tribes federally recognized tribes that live and coexist with glaciers, volcanoes, aurora borealis, grizzly bears and millions of lakes.
Glacial landscapes such as Misty Fjords, College Fjord, Icy Bay and Sitka offer the chance to see humpback whales, bald eagles and grizzly bears.
This wild, fierce, untamed and unbelievable destiny. is the proposal of the shipping company Hurtigruten for spring and summer, as it has announced seven sailings on dates ranging from May through September for expeditions and two-week experiential tours through the most emblematic places and landscapes of this adventure territory.
The boat MS Roald Amundsen will carry out itineraries between the cities of Anchorage and Vancouver (Canada), which will be the start or end of the voyage depending on the date chosen for the cruise. At AnchorageAlaska’s largest city, Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is home to the Native Heritage Centerin which the traveler can have a first contact with the culture and tradition of the indigenous peoples of Alaska. Once the adventure begins, passengers will always be accompanied by Hurtigruten’s naturalist guides, who provide detailed information and guide them through the various shore exploration options.
The guides on board the cruise ship provide information and accompany travelers on all shore excursions
One of these explorations is the picturesque town of Sewardgateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park.one of the highlights of this itinerary. Here passengers will be able to take a panoramic bus tour by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, dedicated to research, education and animal care and where you can spot everything from majestic birds to moose or bears weighing more than 600 kilos.
College Fjord is another of Alaska’s gems that is also toured, a fjord that is home to some of the world’s most spectacular glaciers, known as. Ivy League Glaciers. Also between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean is Cordova, town known for its fishing industry and for its unique frontier charm where the passenger will be able to hike on Mount Eyak until you reach the imposing lake, or take a kayak excursion to explore Prince William Sound, an inlet of the Gulf of Alaska.
Alaska is the ideal destination for adventure seekers with its spectacular combination of fjords, icebergs, glaciers and forests.
Another fascinating spot that will take the breath away from anyone who visits is. Icy Bay, a paradise for lovers of nature and adventure, with. huge glaciers that extend all the way to the sea. and icebergs floating in its turquoise waters. The Glacier Bay National Park, home to some of the most important glaciers in the world, is another attraction of this trip. Being able to walk on Guyot Glacier, 55 km long and 13 km wide, and admire the beauty of the landscape from the hand of experts is one of the experiences offered by this Alaska cruise.
Icebergs and fishing villages
The voyage also enters the majestic Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest in the world. In addition to being able to enjoy breathtaking views of icebergs in the original Petersburg fishing village and visit the Haida Gwaii archipelago, home of the Haida culture and famous for its totem poles and other indigenous legacies, on the Gwaii Haanas National Park, a World Heritage Site, you will see a variety of wildlife including humpback whales, orcas and seals. The adventure can begin or end in the Canadian Vancouverone of the most cosmopolitan and beautiful cities in the world.
Humpback whales, orcas and seals can be sighted in Gwaii Haanas National Park.
During this voyage, the Hurtigruten company’s expedition ships are. powered by hybrid engines and are equipped with advanced emission reduction technologies, making them much more efficient and environmentally friendly. The scheduled departure dates for this adventure to the last frontier of the planet are as follows May 14 and 26, June 7 and 19, July 2 and 17 and September 6.. More information and prices at hurtigrutenspain.com
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