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Visiting Alaska By Season

The beauty of Alaska is that every season offers something vastly different. While you’ll probably never be lounging on the beach in your swim trunks sipping a frozen daiquiri, our northernmost state does offer some of the most varied and enjoyable weather in the country. Are you looking for clear, blue skies while the sun warms your skin during a long hike? That’s Alaska! Have … Continue reading →

Alaskan Cuisine You Won’t Want To Miss

Every location in the world has its own unique bounty of delicacies. When most people think of Alaska, the first thing that comes to mind is seafood. And for good reason! Those icy waters are a playground for all kinds of fish and crustaceans. In fact, some might say theirs is the best in the world. Not a huge fan of seafood? A lot of … Continue reading →

Alaska Cruisefest Schedule for the Northeast

If you are planning an Alaska Cruise or Cruise-tour vacation, this is the one event you do not want to miss. These presentations will feature all the information necessary to help you choose the Alaska vacation that is right for you. … Continue reading →

What To Wear On Your Trip To Alaska

It’s safe to say that when packing for your visit to Alaska, you can probably leave the bikini and flip-flops at home. But do you need to be prepared for sub-zero weather? Depending on what time of year you’re traveling, probably not. So what the heck do you wear? When you think of Alaska, think of the outdoors, sightseeing, amazing food, and lots of adventure! … Continue reading →

The Most Unique Souvenirs To Bring Home From Alaska

Who wants another “My Friend Went To Alaska And All I Got Was This Crummy T-Shirt” souvenir? Certainly no one you know! With all the richness and culture in our nation’s 49th state, you can certainly do better than that. Alaska is such a unique destination in that it truly does have it’s own past and traditions. That means art, indigenous artifacts, and plenty of … Continue reading →

Why Do So Many Cruises Go To The Inside Passage?

Do you keep reading about the Inside Passage each time you research a trip to Alaska? It’s for good reason! This network of waterways takes you through the most picturesque locations travelers want to see. The Alaska portion of the Inside Passage extends through 500 miles and 1,000 islands. The Alexander Archipelago shields boats from rough seas, however captains still need to take heed and … Continue reading →

Message From Alaska Travel Industry Association

In the immortal words of James Bond, we are shaken, not stirred. The ATIA team had just reached the office on Friday, November 30th, when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. We, and residents across Southcentral, are so very fortunate that it was only things, not people that sustained damage. After a weekend of tidying up at home, the team is back in the office. Other … Continue reading →

Alaska Season Is Officially Underway!

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and for all of us here at Best Cruises, it means that the Alaska season is officially underway! Our first Alaska Cruisefests are coming up in Melville, NY and Rocky Hill, CT, and our first 14-Day Custom Cruisetour group of 70 excited soon to be sourdoughs will be heading out on June 3rd, escorted by Randi and … Continue reading →

Alaska in the winter? You bet!

As a reconnaissance mission, I braved the elements in February to experience the start of Alaska’s most popular sporting event, the Iditarod. For most of us in the lower 48, it’s little more than a 1000+ mile dogsled race in unforgiving conditions over impassible terrain, but for the thousands of Alaskans who descend upon Anchorage for it’s start, the Iditarod is a symbol of the perseverance and commitment it takes to call such an unforgiving land “home”. … Continue reading →