• Windstar Cruises Alaska Review - Juneau
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    The 5 Best Juneau Shore Excursions for Your Alaska Cruise (2024)

    As you plan your Alaska cruise, you'll see there are some destinations that almost every single cruise will visit. Juneau is one of those places. Nearly every cruise provider offers at least one cruise that goes through the capital city. The big cruise companies offer Juneau shore excursions you can take during your port stop there to help you fill the time (though you can certainly spend the time on your own)....

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    The 5 Best Icy Strait Point Shore Excursions for Your Alaska Cruise (2024)

    You've finally decided: 2023 is the year to take the Alaska cruise you've been dreaming of – whether it's been a few years or a lifetime of waiting. One of the most exciting prospects when booking an Alaska cruise is choosing your Alaska cruise excursions in each port. These ports are where you can experience the real Alaska – if you know which excursions to choose, that is...

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    How to Choose the Best Alaska Cruise Excursions in 2024

    Alaska is a dream destination, and people are always surprised to learn that I grew up there. After that, they often ask me "What is it like to grow up in Alaska?" I love answering this, as it reveals that – for all its magic – Alaska is a pretty normal place with spectacular scenery. Then, people usually follow up by asking "Can you help me plan my Alaskan cruise/choose my Alaska cruise excursions?"...

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    Majestic Princess Review (2024): A Royal-Class Cruise Experience

    From a distance, the ship blends into the landscape, almost like a large apartment block in any of the coast communities where she made port. But as we approached each time – first to embark, then to return from shore excursions in places like Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta – the Majestic Princess showed her true size. Rising over 200 feet from the water level, this Princess Cruises ship is a city and community unto itself... and we called her home for a week on an escape from wintery Cleveland weather...

  • Windstar Cruises Alaska Review Hero
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    Windstar Cruises Alaska Review: A Luxury Sail through the Inside Passage

    Every morning, I would rise from bed, and walk to the curtains. I'd open them just a sliver – even at 6am, the sun was already high and the day was bright. And there it was: blue water – and blue skies! Though the forecast had called for rain the entire duration of our Windstar Cruise in Alaska and we packed with that in mind, good fortune smiled upon us. Almost every day of our journey through Alaska's Inside Passage aboard the Star Breeze was clear skies and sunshine... exactly the kind of magic you need to make memories in this incredible place...

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    UnCruise Hawaii Review: How to Spend a Week in Paradise

    When most people go to Hawaii, they pick an island, choose a beachfront hotel, and call it done. But you're not most people, are you? If you're considering UnCruise in Hawaii, you already know you want more from your Hawaiian vacation than a tan and a Mai Tai hangover – though you can certainly have both during your Hawaii UnCruise experience...

  • UnCruise Adventures Alaska Review
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    Why Book a Small Ship Alaska Cruise?
    Here are 8 Great Reasons

    When you think about your upcoming Alaska cruise, what comes to mind? Moments of peace where you can hear the gentle lapping of water, exhalation of humpback whales, and call of eagles from the trees of nearby shoreline? Or the relentless hum of giant giant engines, plowing through the deep waterways that they can fit in, passing smaller fjords and bays where the wildlife and wildness can be found?...