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Aug 13

Alaskan Cruise: Exploring Land – Part 1

Being on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship sailing through Alaska is beautiful. The sights that you get to see on the boat are beyond amazing.  Though you can see wonderful sight cruising the ocean, being on Alaskan land is great. Royal Caribbean offers tons of excursions that you can purchase to experience Alaska, or you can just walk around yourself and take in all the beauty.
Royal Caribbean Alaska cruise makes three stops. Two will be in Alaska and one in Canada.

·         Juneau, Alaska
·         Skagway, Alaska
·         Victoria, British  Columbia

When you are in Juneau the biggest attraction to see will be the Mendenhall Glacier. Some of the things that you can do that involve the Mendenhall Glacier are:

·         Visiting Mendenhall Visitor Center
·         Helicopter Ride around the Glacier
·         Walking tour on the Glacier, and more

Taking a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier is a must. The ride around the glacier is absolutely stunning. When you get to experience all the different shades of blue that makes up the beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier you will be blown away. After you get a full helicopter ride around to view the glacier, the helicopter will land and you will get a chance to walk around the glacier.  When you land and depart the helicopter there will be guides to take you on the tour of the glacier. Make sure you dress warm because it is extremely cold walking on the glacier. The guides that take you around the glacier are very knowledgeable about the history of the Mendenhall Glacier. On top of the glacier you learn so many things that have taken part of the making of a glacier. You might even catch a glimpse of a crevasse that has formed on the glacier. Not only that, but some guides might even let you get a taste of a little glacier water that has taken hundreds of years to get to the bottom of the glacier. Glacier water is the purest form of water that you can taste without any filtering. This tour is one of the most amazing tours to experience.

There is also so many other excursions to take part of the experience Juneau, Alaska. Another popular thing to do is visit the salmon hatchery. You will get a tour around the hatchery with knowledgeable guides letting you know the life cycle of the salmon. Don’t forget to make sure that you are able to hit a restaurant to taste their famous salmon. You can even take dog sledding tours. Walking tours around Juneau are also available. One site to visit has really nothing to do with the wonders of Alaska. Tracy’s King Crab Shack is the place to great wonderful sea food. They get a lot of their crab from the crab boats that are featured on the television show Deadliest Catch. The food is amazing and well worth any price that you pay for it, and you should definitely try the lobster bisque.

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