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Final cruisenites of the season are coming up in January!

Our final cruisenites of the season are coming up in January! If you are serious about an Alaska Vacation, you won’t want to miss this. We’ll be visiting Hartford CT, Long Island NY, Saddlebrook NJ, Edison NJ, Freehold NJ, Mt. Laurel NJ, and Philadelphia PA. Keep watching here and our Facebook page for exact dates. Hope to see you there! … Continue reading →

Why Travel To Alaska Now?

Alaska’s glaciers are among the biggest attractions for cruises. Yet with global warming and other environmental changes, this is an experience in transition. Visit any Alaska glacier and your guide will point out how much the glacier has receded. Many may be on track to disappear altogether and various Alaskan animals are on the endangered list. Climate change is a real threat to Alaska’s natural … Continue reading →

Alaska Winter Tour Options for 2013

It’s not too late to think about Alaska Winter Tour options for 2013. Premier Alaska Tours is excited to announce a pre-tour addition to our ever popular Winter Wonderland Tour for 2013 – The ULTIMATE WINTER WONDERLAND ESCORTED LAND TOUR allows guests the chance to view the NORTHERN LIGHTS, also known as the AURORA BOREALIS in Fairbanks prior to the start of the Iditarod Sled … Continue reading →

Celebrity Solstice to bring Solstice Class ‘sizzle’ to Alaska, Canada and California in 2013

The sleek, 2,850-guest flagship of the Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Solstice – named “Best Premium Ship” in Travel Weekly’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards (US) – will become the first of its class to offer vacations in Alaska in the summer of 2013, joining Celebrity Century and Celebrity Millennium in pairing Celebrity’s chic style and design, signature cuisine, exciting activities and extraordinary service with the region’s … Continue reading →

Alaska season is rapidly approaching

Our 2012 Alaska season is rapidly approaching and we are looking forward to early May when the cruising season officially begins. This year, Alaska continues to be one of our most popular destinations, making the 2012 Alaska season one of our most successful yet. We are looking forward to visiting Alaska several weeks this summer escorting our guests through this magnificent part of our country. … Continue reading →

Pierced Bear Gets Help!

(Excerpts from Jan 2012 Alaska Magazine) We expect teenagers to do some crazy things such as pierce their noses. But when the teenager is a brown bear and the piercing is a three hooked fishing lure from an unattended tackle box, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists are going to have to step in. That’s what happened on the bank of the Chilkoot River … Continue reading →

Anchorage shivers through a cold January

January in Anchorage saw record setting cold weather and snowfall! We had a whopping 123 inches of snow at the PAT headquarters.

Our average temperature for January was 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, which doesn’t sound so bad till you factor in all the below zero days it took to reach this balmy average temperature! Fairbanks average temperature for January was -27 below zero! … Continue reading →

Attention 2012 Princess Cruises Alaska Passengers

Princess Cruises has made shore excursions available for your 2012 Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours! Now you can book them quickly and easily using the online Cruise Personalizer… Just go to www.princess.com, and click Access Cruise Personalizer to get started! These excursions fill up quickly, so don’t delay!      

Alaska Alumni, Mr John Cammelleri’s first book, Protecting the Cittern, recently won a Royal Palm Literary Award

We were recently made aware that one of our Alaska Alumni, Mr John Cammelleri is a successful author. His first book, Protecting the Cittern, recently won a Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association. His second book, The Ibex Trophy, has just been nominated for a Florida Book Award. John and his wife Evelyn went to Alaska with us on our 14-Day Custom … Continue reading →