Cruise Port Spotlight: Anchorage, Alaska

November 10, 2016

Sailing into the Port of Anchorage, Alaska by cruise ship is a fairly unique experience. To reach this port, cruise ships must sail 180 miles up Cook Inlet from the Gulf of Alaska. This inlet is named for James Cook, who sailed into it during his 1778 expedition while searching for the Northwest Passage. In 2017, Holland America […]

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25 Fun Facts about Sitka, Alaska

September 29, 2016

1. Sitka is Alaska’s first and oldest city. The area in Southeast Alaska was originally settled by the Tlingit people more than 10,000 years ago. 2. Today the City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska, encompasses 4,710 square miles, making it the largest city by land mass in the United States, with a population just under […]

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13 Facts You Might Not Know About Whittier, Alaska

August 7, 2016

The tiny town Whittier, Alaska is located 58 miles southeast of Anchorage at the head of Passage Canal on the west side of Prince William Sound. Popular with photographers, hikers and hunters thanks to its natural beauty and wildlife, Whittier is most visited as the embarkation/debarkation point for one-way cruises between Anchorage to Vancouver by Princess and […]

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20 Fun Facts About Juneau, Alaska

March 10, 2016

Juneau, Alaska’s capital city is located on the Gastineau Channel in the southeast part of the state between the Gulf of Alaska and British Columbia. The heart of Juneau, a city of 32,406 residents, lies between the ocean and ice-covered mountains. Downtown Juneau sits at sea level below mountain peaks reaching up to 4,000 feet.  These […]

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