Alaska

Alaska is one of those bucket list destinations that many want to visit. And if you're in that number, this week's ezine is for you!

I was fortunate to have travelled to Alaska with an extended family group with Princess a few years ago. And we had a great time. We sailed north from Vancouver to Seward, and did the inside passage, including a day cruising Glacier Bay, pictured here. It was wonderful.

There are so many ways to see Alaska -  do you want to just cruise, do you want to do a round trip or just sail north or just south, do you want to combine with a Rocky Mountaineer train trip (which 50% of Alaska cruisers do - see my group for Sept.22nd below https://www.lushlife.ca/touring-rocky-mountaineer/). And what kind of ship do you want to sail on?

I work with a whole bunch of cruise and land travel partners who each do Alaska well. Each partner I work with offers something unique - so it's really important if you want to go that we have a chat to understand what it is you're looking to explore and experience so I might match you with the proper partner for you.

Mostly, Alaska is seen by ship - although adding a cruise tour, or land excursion on the end is popular for those who want to see Denali and regions. But if you want a ship, we can certainly talk about finding the right base for you. For example, if you want a large ship with many onboard activities and nightly entertainment, then Princess or Holland America may be right for you. If you want a smaller ship that emphasizes great food and great service, then maybe Oceania or Regent or Silversea might be right for you (and there are a few Silversea on our private sale included for Alaska). If you want an expedition cruising, though, where the focus is not on the ship but on the destination - then maybe Uncruise or Lindblad is right for you. I have to admit I'm partial to Lindblad - if you want an experience that is focused on wildlife and the land, and want to immerse yourself in the destination, than Lindblad Expeditions is probably right for you.  Scroll down to see an interview I did with Jacinta McEvoy of Lindblad Expeditions while I was at Virtuoso Travel roadshow in Toronto this week.

Let me know what appeals to you. We can schedule a complimentary consultation.

Contact Sheila at sheila.gh@visiontravel.ca or 613-837-0699.