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The Best Alaska Fishing Trips

The Best Alaska Fishing Trips

Alaska’s pristine waters teem with tasty fish. Whether you want to reel in a king salmon or try your hand at crab fishing, the Last Frontier is the place. Alaska fishing trips make it easy by providing the gear, some sage advice, and the ability to buy a fishing license. On select adventures, you can…   read more of “The Best Alaska…”

Alaska’s Rich Culture Comes to Life in Ketchikan

Alaska’s Rich Culture Comes to Life in Ketchikan

Alaska’s “First City” of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain. A highlight of every Alaska cruise, Ketchikan gives the…   read more of “Alaska’s Rich…”

Alaska’s Beautiful Ketchikan: My Hometown

Alaska’s Beautiful Ketchikan: My Hometown

The one word that describes Alaska to me is “home.” I was born and raised in Ketchikan. In the early days of cruise ship visits, one of the pioneering lines was Alaska Cruise Lines, later to become Westours, Inc., which years later merged with Holland America Line. But that is another story. And all this…   read more of “Alaska’s…”

World Wildlife Day: These Top 5 Tours Offer Incredible Animal Experiences

World Wildlife Day: These Top 5 Tours Offer Incredible Animal Experiences

March 3 is designated World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On any Holland America Line cruise, shore excursions showcase regional wildlife and flora in a variety of ways. From a natural encounter in the wild to visiting a sanctuary for rescued animals, guests seeking interactions can…   read more of “World Wildlife Day:…”