Every type of traveler can find activities to match their preferences on a week-long Alaska itinerary. Thrill-seekers might book a flightseeing or kayaking excursion and take advantage of on-board amenities like the go-kart track and open-air laser tag games. Naturalists carrying their ever-present binoculars in case of an off-shore sighting will learn from informative expert lectures and small-group chats putting the days’ events into context. Discover the rich culture of Alaska’s Native American population with a visit to Saxman Native Village where you'll be welcomed by song and dance. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the exhilarating views and dramatic vistas along the path hugging the mountainous coastline.
When it comes to dining on vacation, cruise ships offer an unmatched variety of options and vast menus to please all palates. Buffet selections in the main dining rooms change daily with spacious serving lanes and easy access. On any given night, you might find braised short ribs, chili con carne, vegetable burritos or kimchee fried rice. Working with a travel agent can often result in shipboard credit that may cover an upgraded premium dining package allowing you to try upscale restaurants like Japanese hibachi eateries or gourmet steakhouses. Start your day of action-packed shore activities with the sustenance of a hearty breakfast. Morning entrees might include huevos rancheros, biscuit eggs Benedict, vanilla pound cake French toast or made-to-order omelets. Unlike other cruise ships, room service breakfast can be ordered on Norwegian Cruise Lines on disembarkation day to send you off prepared for a day of travel.
The draw of Alaska’s dramatic landscape brings passengers to their balconies or promenade decks to witness the scenery. Norwegian Cruise Line has custom-built a revolutionary 180-degree Observation Lounge on its ships that ply Alaskan waters that is sure to attract passengers to its viewing space. With floor-to-ceiling windows, plush chairs, and a full-service bar, it’s an ideal location to watch for sea otters, seals, dolphins and whales. A lucky few might spy a bear, mountain goats, or wolves. The 20,000-square-foot lounge is the perfect area to relax with your favorite cocktail or a steaming cup of hot chocolate and savor the view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. With multiple opportunities to see glaciers from the ship, the Observation Lounge offers a refined indoor haven of calm in its premier location at the forward section of the Norwegian Bliss.