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.
As the site of one of the fastest known glacial retreats in the world, Glacier Bay National Park has always been a place of change. The first generation of scientists to head to Glacier Bay National Park seized a unique opportunity to document and study how landscapes and ecosystems change over time. As Alaska emerges as a bell-weather, signalling how life may change as our planet warms, Glacier Bay National Park now provides a living laboratory for a new generation of scientists, where they can watch, measure and seek to understand the challenges that may lie ahead, in a future, warmer world.
Looking ahead, it will no doubt take the ingenuity and resourcefulness of future generations of scientists to meet and address these changes. But hopefully, the landscapes, seascapes and ice-scapes of Glacier Bay will provide both the inspiration and resources they will need to further our understanding of our planet’s natural systems and processes and continue the work of those early scientists who first explored the Park.
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.