A Glacier Northbound cruise most commonly embarks from the metropolitan cities of Vancouver and Seattle and heads along the spectacular coastline traveling past majestic glaciers, spectacular snow peaked mountains, and into the heart of pristine fjords. Imagine visiting the center of ancient towns still preserved in their gold rush past, and gazing up at vast breathtaking icy landscapes!
Take a deep breath of fresh crisp air as you step into Juneau on your Glacier Northbound cruise. The capital city of Alaska boasts the honor of being one of the most scenically beautiful places in America. Be sure to optimize your time when your Alaska Glacier Northbound cruise heads into Skagway and aside from visiting the historic Klondike Gold Rush sites, take in the thundering waterfalls and the grandeur of the mountain vistas. You may also find yourself in the city that 20,000 years ago was covered by vast glaciers that retreated to carve what today is known as Kodiak! When in Ketchikan you can take a floatplane to the Misty Fjords where you can bask in the sun while surrounded by glacially carved valleys and alpine lakes. Finally, for a truly unforgettable thrill take a zip line at the core of wilderness above a dense forest coupled with a mountain backdrop!
An Australia cruise can take you to many exciting ports that exemplify Australia's heritage and cultural influences, such as the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia's famous harbor city of Sydney, or the tropical paradise of Darwin. While in Brisbane, you can take in live music, shop along bustling outdoor malls, and enjoy the cultural core known as Fortitude Valley or take a stroll along a floating walkway over the river. In Melbourne, enjoy your daily cup of java in their gothic European laneways, go shopping in the lively Queen Victoria Market, or catch a performance by the Australian Ballet. Melbourne is also an ethnic food connoisseur's heaven, enjoy Italian classics in Carlton, Vietnamese goodies in Richmond, or head to Fitzroy for Spanish tapas. On your Australia cruise, besides the harbor of Sydney, the city offers a maze of art galleries; explore the historic Rocks, or walk the sea sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee.
A Glacier Northbound cruise may also pass through some of the most iconic settings in Alaska, including Glacier Bay, Gulf of Alaska, Tracy Arm and College Fjords. These scenic passes will leave you mesmerized at Mother Natureâ€™s parallels of rugged beauty! Sailing into Tracy Arm, the amazing granite-turquoise icebergs and crystallized glaciers are guaranteed to be an extraordinary experience you'll never forget. Not only is Glacier Bay a sanctuary for significant marine life and terrestrial wilderness, cruising into Glacier Bay will allow you to get mesmerizingly close to truly stunning glaciers! Glacier Bay has long inspired intellectuals, artists and travelers alike, and continues to be one of the most picturesque places in the world. It provides striking views of glaciers, alpine lakes hinged with sandy rocks that lay within the clear blue waters, and is surrounded by deep fjords that are made all the more beautiful by the snow laced mountains!
Explore true nature and inspiring seascapes as they were meant to be discovered with a Glacier Northbound cruise! Alaska has so much beauty and natural charm that even the most experienced traveler will be awestruck at the overwhelming exquisiteness of the snowcapped mountains, lush forests, crystal clear waters, and truly pristine glaciers! Experience the romance and rugged beauty of Alaska on a Glacier Northbound cruise!
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