Discover the Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises

Posted July 29th, 2014

Far away, rural and isolated, but also big, beautiful and breathtakingly grand. There are few places in the world that compare, and due to its isolation, the best way to explore this amazing region is by cruise ship. Celebrity Cruises visits 24 ports and cities and offers over 40 land excursions in Alaska, making your combinations nearly endless in this dramatic land, nestled between glacier and rain forest.

This is your opportunity to take the adventure you always dreamed of - witness dramatic displays of ice-shelves breaking off into icebergs; visit cultures that have lived off the land for thousands of years; see some of the most noble creatures in North America, including moose, bears and humpback whales; witness the miracle of the Aurora Borealis; see a brown bear catching a wild salmon; get refuelled by inspiration.

With their cruise and tour options, as well as their array of shore excursions on offer, Celebrity Cruises is the perfect way to explore this final frontier. But, with so much to choose from, just where do you start? Well, why not start here - with our top 5 picks of Celebrity Cruises' shore excursions available in the Alaska region.

Dog Sledding and Glacier Flightseeing Expedition

On this amazing shore excursion, offered in Skagway, you will embark on a 30-minute helicopter ride high above the rugged terrain, dense forests and towering waterfalls. Landing on snow-covered Denver Glacier, meet up with Iditarod Dog Racing mushers and their pack of spirited Alaskan huskies for an exhilarating dog-sledding adventure - take the reins or relax and enjoy a ride across this icy terrain in the sled, the choice is yours!

See the Glaciers of Alaska

4 x 4 Wilderness Adventure

The ultimate Sitka wilderness excursion beings with a thrilling boat ride through the scenic islands of Sitka Sounds. Along the way, the captain will help you spot marine life, including whales, sea otters and sea birds. Arriving at the Kruzof Island landing, your guides help you gear up and board a 2-person Yamaha RHINO 4x4 off-road vehicle, your ride for the journey through Southeast Alaska's temperate rainforest. Stop it Iris Meadows estuary for a view of Alaska's vegetation and wild flowers, and search for Alaskan Brown Bears and Sitka Black Tail Deer, both common to the area.

See Brown Bears on your Alaska Cruise

From here, your journey continues on to North Beach, through an old growth forest and out on to a black sand beach - gaze over the ocean, take photos and stop for a snack. Your last stop is a bridge over a rushing river where salmon can been seen during spawning season. Finish up back at the landing where your boat will pick you up and transport you back to town.

Salmon Sportfishing Adventure

This unforgettable Alaskan fishing extravaganza can be booked for your stop in Juneau. Try your hand at fishing one of the most abundant fishing grounds in the state from the comfort of a 28 to 34 foot chartered vessel, skippered by a U.S Coast Guard licensed captian. Catch fresh salmon in protected inside waters, while marvelling at the stunning scenery around you.

Chichagof Island ATV and Ziprider Expedition

From Icy Strait Point, experience Chichagof Island by both land and by air. Hop onboard your very own 4x4 Kawasaki ATV and charge through the rugged landscape of this Alaskan Frontier. Continue the fun at the ZipRider launch tower where you will be secured into a harnessed seat for a cable ride adventure where you will soar over treetops at thrilling speeds. You will also get the opportunity to discover the historic Tlingit Village and meet its inhabitants on a guided tour.

Celebrity Millennium Cruising in Alaska

4 Rock Climbing, Rappelling & Zip Line

Enjoy a narrated drive through historic Skagway and up the White Pass Gold Route for a guided hike to a magnificent rock base to begin your adventure. After gearing up, you'll be able to choose from over a dozen climbing routes, each promising amazing views of the Skagway River and the surrounding wilderness. Afterwards, try your hand at a 70-foot rappel before tackling the exhilarating zip line through the Alaskan wilderness and the wooden suspension bridge!

Awe-inspiring nature, adrenalin-pumping adventure, breathtaking views... an Alaska cruise with Celebrity Cruises has it all. It's the holiday destination of a lifetime, seeing it from the comfort of a cruise ship will allow you to see and do things you couldn't possibly do any other way. If you are ready for your Alaskan adventure, call one of our Cruise Specialists today on 1300 954 661.

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