Originally Posted by chrisfield
I am looking at some of the places that the Alaskan cruises go and I have NO IDEA what cities I should aim for visiting.
My wife (she has no idea, it will be a surprise for her) and I want to do four main things while on the Alaskan cruise:
1) Dog sledding
2) Whale watching
3) Helicopter Ride
4) See as much natural wildlife as possible
With this in mind, please tell a newbie what cities have the best of what I named above.
Glacier dog sledding is available out of Juneau and Skagway from a cruise, Seward also.
Whale watching, Juneau, Hoonah.
Helicopter ride- if glacier dog sledding will get your helicopter ride.
For wildlife- Denali park and Kenai Fjords boat tours are a must.
Allow at least 5 extra days- independent for touring interior Alaska. Very few cruisetours offer both Denali Park and Kenai fjords (Seward)