With numerous opportunities to appreciate its vast natural beauty, Alaska is the perfect destination for seasoned cruisers and first-timers alike. From the blue ice of massive glacial fields to the stunning magnificence of its scenery and wildlife, everything in Alaska is big, bold, and breathtaking. Renowned for its whale migrations, exceptional scenery, and iconic natural wonders, you'll gain access to everything Alaska has to offer on an all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas cruise.

Although travelers are sure to enjoy the history and culture of the 49th state, its wildlife and scenery are the main attractions. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee with towering mountains as your backdrop or take in a nature hike as soon as the ship hits shore. Although Alaska's weather is its biggest shortcoming, the Alaskan cruise season runs from April to September, when the state's weather is at its best. September offers the best possibility for catching the famous Northern Lights, while the later summer months are ideal for those interested in fishing.

Seven Seas Mariner

All Alaska cruises booked through All-Travel will take cruisers on board the Seven Seas Mariner, a 700-passenger luxury cruise line that appeals to travelers seeking tailored onboard experiences. With a nearly 1-to-1 crew-to-guest ratio, an Alaskan cruise aboard the Seven Seas Mariner is one of the most luxurious ways to connect with nature. While at sea, guests can attend engaging lecture series, master the art of food and wine pairing, or enjoy rounds of blackjack, roulette, and mini-craps at the casino. As for dining, the ship offers four gourmet restaurants, including the French-focused Signatures and the crowd-pleasing steakhouse Prime 7.

Things to Do in Alaska

Sometimes Alaska is referred to as a land without fences- a place where animals outnumber people, sunlight shines at midnight, and nature reigns supreme. Boasting the same pristine landscapes, majestic wildlife, and intricate coastline as it did thousands of years ago, Alaska is one of the most enthralling places to visit. With more than 1,400 miles north to south and 2,400 miles east to west, Alaska is truly a land of epic proportions.

In Juneau, the state's capital, you can kayak, canoe, or hike close to the Mendenhall Glacier. Those interested in enjoying the views from afar can take the Mount Roberts Tramway up 1,800 feet for gorgeous views and access to hiking trails. In most cases, cruisers aboard the Seven Seas Mariner can see whales, bald eagles, seals, and possibly even a moose or bear from the privacy of their own balcony. Other popular Alaskan attractions include the Denali National Park, a sprawling six-million acre wilderness preserve referred to as one of the last great untouched placed on earth. No matter your interest, there's something in Alaska that's sure to entertain.

Alaska Cruise Tips

Alaska has much to offer, and most can only be experienced by touring ashore. You can tour on your own before or after the cruise, or opt for a cruise that includes stops along the way. A word of caution: if you're concerned about choppy seas, it's more likely to occur in the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska than in the largely protected stretch of the Inside Passage. If you're concerned about seasickness, keep this in mind when booking your trip.

Weather is unpredictable in Alaska. Even on warm, summer days, it can be quite cool when cruising by a massive glacier. The key is to dress in layers of clothing so you can easily remove or add layers of clothing as the temperature changes. You'll want to pack a bathing suit, a very warm fleece jacket, and casual wear for time spent on the ship. Be prepared for drastic changes in weather and, to minimize joining the masses during high season, select a ship that sails an off-schedule itinerary.

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