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  • MS Westerdam cruising in Alaska

    MS Westerdam cruising in Alaska

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Hello Amazing Alaska

Alaska is a place of natural beauty and a land of adventure.  From The Far North Arctic National Park through the Inside Passage and heartland to the South, Alaska is home to breathtaking scenery and is the habitat for a magnificent collection of wildlife.  This is definitely a destination that must feature on your bucket-list.

Far North

Alaska’s Far North is filled with rich history and natural wonders, from the past gold rush days to the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.  The communities of Alaska’s Far North are accessible from Fairbanks or Anchorage.  This is one of Alaska’s most diverse regions, filled with cultural opportunities, wildlife, and a landscape ranging from coastal plains to mountain ranges.

 

Inside passage

Shaped by the force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, Alaska’s Inside Passage is home to Indian tribes and habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales. Its mountains are surrounded by majestic forests.

Heartland

Here you will find Alaska’s tallest peak, Denali. The forests are full of wildlife and bird life including the formidable grizzly. Experience summer’s midnight sun or the winter’s northern lights. Wildlife can be seen on the highway that runs by Denali National Park, carrying visitors to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Southcentral

Home to over half of Alaska’s population, this region is a playground of activities from world-class fishing to hiking and wildlife viewing. With mountains and lakes, Southcentral has the amenities travelers seek, while serving as a gateway to the wilderness experience.

Southwest

Few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit Alaska’s Southwest region. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park to the windswept Aleutian Islands.

Experience Amazing Alaska

This exclusive 16 night escorted tour takes you to visit Fairbanks and Denali National Park for three nights before travelling by rail to Anchorage and onto Seward.  From here you board the Holland America MS Westerdam to explore Alaska’s rich culture on a 7 night cruise in a luxurious verandah stateroom.  Cruise via Glacier Bay, Haines, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan before cruising down the Inside Passage.  We even include three nights in Vancouver and two nights in Seattle (where we visit the Boeing Factory).  Tour includes return economy flights to Vancouver on Air New Zealand, train to Seattle and flight to Fairbanks.  Tour Departs Auckland 11th May 2018.  Price from $10,885 per person twin/double.*  Conditions apply.  Contact us for more information.

helloworld Milford, Corner Kitchener and Milford Road, Milford, 09 489 2597, milford@helloworld.co.nz

By Bridget Phillips

Channel Magazine: Issue 79 August 2017


Columnist articles by Bridget Phillips