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There are over 300 Aleutian islands curving westward for about 1,900 kilometers (1200 miles) towards Russia. Unalaska is the most visited.
See wildlife and the isolated northern Alaska landscape. If the local weather cooperates, you won't see the sun dip below the horizon during the course of a 24-hour day during the last half of June
Katmai National Park & Preserve
Katmai is known for its volcanoes and prehistoric sites..
Kenai National Park
Its peaks and fjords are photogenic - and the wildlife spotting opportunities score good marks. So does river and lake sports fishing. Seward is the gateway city..
This remote destination is famous for its sizeable bear population - and for wildlife in general.
Seattle or Vancouver
Seattle and Vancouver offer far more than being starting and ending ports for Alaska cruises. They have exciting cityscapes and personalities that are fun to explore.
This former frontier, now tourism-focused town, is almost halfway between Anchorage and Denali National Park. Weather permitting, you can see Mt. Denali.
This is America's largest national park. And it has the continent's second highest peak (after Denali) as well as numerous grand glaciers.
You cross the Canadian border to visit this historic gold-rush territory.
Best 4 Alaska cruise ports to visit
Best shore excursions - overview
Helicopter tours - Ranks #1
Floatplane tours - Ranks #2
Best 3 Juneau shore excursions
Best 3 Ketchikan shore excursions
Best 3 Sitka shore excursions
Best 3 Skagway shore excursions