10/10/2023     by Justin Gibson

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Cruisetours are the Secret to Seeing More of Alaska

Alaska is called “The Last Frontier” for a reason — it’s 665,400 square miles of (nearly) untouched wilderness. Most visitors to this great state go the route of cruise ship; and that’s a good choice! The chance to hop from one stunning port to the next (as well as observe awe-inspiring glaciers from the water) is certainly a getaway to remember. But an ocean-view of this northern paradise is only half the fun — to truly experience Alaska, you need to get your boots on the ground and venture into the wild. Norwegian Cruise Line can help with that: Their selection of cruisetours allows you to explore more of Alaska by land and sea. We’ve listed three of our favorite cruisetours below for your consideration.


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Denali National Park is home to countless sights that will take your breath away.

11-Day Anchorage Denali Express

Arguably one of the best-value land tours for those with less time to spare on travel, this combination cruise and tour covers a vast swath of Alaska’s natural beauty in just under two weeks — including an immersive experience in Denali National Park. You’ll travel the Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Talkeetna, soaking up astonishing natural landscapes along the way. Explore Denali by way of white-water rafting, helicopter flightseeing or hiking. Tour the Wildlife Conservation Center to observe Alaska’s “big five” (bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and wolves) in a natural setting. All of this, of course, is on top of your seven-day cruise through Alaska’s fabled ports: Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway all promise their own slew of sights and adventures.


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The wildlife of Denali is downright majestic to witness.

13-Day Denali/Talkeetna Explorer

Have your head in the clouds with an overnight stay in the charming community of Talkeetna with this seven-day-tour. Just 60 miles from the base of Mount Denali, Talkeetna serves as the perfect base camp for exploring the greater area and boasts stunning views of the enchanting Mount Denali. Float on a riverboat cruise and tour the quaint city of Fairbanks. Kick back on a deluxe dome car ride along the Alaska Railroad. Keep your eyes peeled for bear and moose with a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Center. Visit an Iditarod sled dog musher’s kennel. Spend the night in one of the finest lodges in Alaska — the Talkeetna Lodge. And of course, pair all of the above with a seven-day Alaska cruise.


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The Valdez Arm of Prince William Sound seems like something out of a fantasy tale.

14-Day Denali/Valdez Explorer

Quite possibly Norwegian’s most picturesque way to experience the stunning Alaska wilderness, this cruisetour delivers to you vantages of rarely seen vistas, spectacular mountain passes and more glaciers than you can fathom. The day boat cruise across the Prince William Sound offers abundant opportunities to spot majestic wildlife in their natural habitat. Try your hand at striking it rich with gold panning at the historic Gold Dredge #8. Take on Denali National Park with a Tundra Wilderness Tour. This is just the proverbial whipped cream on top of your cool (re)treat: A seven-day Alaska cruise will whisk you between the storied ports of Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Seward.

You can only hope to find these cruise-tour experiences with Norwegian Cruise Line — but did you know the best way to enjoy them is through a travel agent? Not only will you have plenty of time to experience the sights and experiences listed above, but you’ll also enjoy hard-earned insights and recommendations as well as exclusive perks and amenities. Our agents know Norwegian Cruise Line well, so we can help you choose, plan and book your cruise vacation to perfection.

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