Our guide to Alaska
Explore the ultimate guide to cruising the region. Cunard has considered weather, cruise routes and history, local highlights, what to pack, and even a reading list, so that preparing for your journey is as smooth as possible.
In the glassy waters of a fjord, a humpback whale surfaces to breathe. A misty column lingers in the air as deep, rumbling exhalation echoes across the bay. A raft of sea otters floats nearby. Meanwhile, on a remote shoreline, a brown bear wanders along the beach turning over rocks with huge paws, in search of a salty snack. These are the sights and sounds of Glacier Bay National Park, one of the world’s premium places to see wildlife at its best: wild, unfettered, and free to roam at will.
Of course, sightings vary day by day, but whether it’s a bear on the beach, an eagle perched on a passing iceberg, or just the blow of a whale along a distant shoreline, sightings such as these are the signature of Glacier Bay National Park, written large on the landscape: This is a place that is wild enough for a bear to roam, for a bald eagle to soar, or for a whale to simply cruise by, undisturbed, along a distant shoreline.
Whether you're considering an Alaskan adventure or have already booked your voyage, our guides, articles and packing tips are sure to whet your appetite and help your prepare for the journey of a lifetime.