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My husband and I recently returned from a ten day land and cruise tour of our beautiful state of Alaska.  With so much to see in Alaska, we had the opportunity to experience the best sites by ship, rail, and motorcoach, staying at pristine lodges and cruising on the beautiful Diamond Princess.

Princess Mt. McKinley Lodge - fireweed

Our land tour included a stay in Anchorage, one night each at Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge in Denali State Park and Princess Wilderness Lodge located just outside Denali National Park.  Each location offered something unique.

What a thrill to spot moose grazing outside the city limits of Anchorage and to hope for a  look at the majestic beauty of dazzling Mt. McKinley.  Having binoculars close by (more…)

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Frederick Sound“My husband and I just got back from an Alaska cruise by American Safari Cruises.   I have been on over a dozen typical Alaska cruises, but this one was much different.  The cruise ship only holds 36 passengers and we were 32.   Believe it or not we had 7 days of sun – and great food and great up close and personal scenery and excursions in the zodiacs and kayaks.  It was phenomenal!! On a scale of 1-10 I would rate it a 20.  The itinerary is Juneau to Juneau for 7 days, spending 2 of those days in Glacier Bay.  We saw all there is to see of wildlife, but in a much more  ‘close up’  position.  We were chasing humpback whales and in a ring of them in Frederick Sound.  We saw them breach several times and many, many times slap their long fins in the water, plus of course the tail dives.  I highly recommend American Safari Cruises (this is our second one now), and as to service, the staff couldn’t do enough for you.  Food was super, and drinks plentiful.  I would go back in a minute if I could.   The rates may seem higher than other cruises, but you have to take into consideration that all of your excursions are included, along with bar, not to mention going where and when we wanted to.  It was worth every penny.”  By Dianne H.

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