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Alaska Inspirational Ideas

Inspiring ideas and intriguing facts to help you Travel Better.

Inspirational Travel
Information that inspires. Lots of things to know before you go.
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Alaska Cruise from Seattle Itinerary Highlights
 

Seattle, Washington
Things to do and see
Pike Place Market
Space Needle
Pioneer Square
Wine Tasting
Boeing's Future of Flight Aviation Center
Hiram Chittenden Locks
International District
Lake Union


 

Inside Passage
Things to do and see
Glacier-carved fjords
Pristine forested shores
Whales, dolphins and other marine life
Bald eagles and tufted puffins
Towering granite cliffs
Cascading waterfalls
Majestic snowcapped mountains
Thousands of untouched islands


Juneau, Alaska
Things to do and see
Mendenhall Glacier
Outdoor Adventures
Whale Watching
Glacier Flightseeing
Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Glacier Gardens
Dog Sledding
Mount Roberts Tramway


Skagway, Alaska
Things to do and see
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Outdoor Adventures
Klondike Summit
Gold Rush History
Yukon (Canada)
Haines
Red Onion Saloon
Dog Sledding

 

 

Ketchikan, Alaska
Things to do and see
Outdoor Adventures
Totem Bight State Park
Saxman Native Village
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Misty Fjords National Monument
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
George Inlet Lodge
Creek Street


Victoria, British Columbia
Things to do and see
Butchart Gardens
Legislative Buildings
Fairmont Empress Hotel
Beacon Hill Park
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle
Victoria Pubs
Whale Watching


 

North To Alaska Enrichment Programs
Things to do and see
Iditarod champion Libby Riddles
Lumberjack presentation
Puppies in the Piazza
Gold Rush Klondike Festival
Fresh Alaska seafood
National Park Rangers and naturalists
Alaska storytellers & authors


Onboard Experience
Things to do and see
Movies Under the Stars®
The Sanctuary (Adults-only retreat)
Lotus Spa® & Fitness Center
Casino gaming
Top-headliner comedians
Broadway-style production shows
Alaska Enrichment programs
Freshly prepared cuisine

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Certified Alaska Cruise Experts
Meet Raye and Marty Trencher, who are part of an exclusive group of travel agents who are recognized by Princess as Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts, and the Alaska Travel Industry Association, earning that distinction for their unique qualifications and knowledge as Alaska cruise planning professionals. No one knows Alaska like they do. From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates, and where and what to see, everything you need to know about Alaska and Alaska cruises and cruise tours Connect with like-minded Alaska cruise travelers that are actually experienced, having been there, and done that! They are eager to share their own stories about visiting Alaska, both from the sea and on the land. If you need help, have questions or want more information, talk to them. They are advocates who love Alaska, it's people, wildlife, wonders and wilderness.
Raye & Marty have been recognized as two of the top travel consultants in North America by Princess Cruises and hold the highest "Commodore" educational status level with Princess. 

The Value of Knowledge And Know-How
Ask the Experts : Raye & Marty Trencher
We have Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts who are eager to help you sort through all your options, answer all questions, give you their best advice and book your cruise or cruise tour. Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts have years of hands-on destination experience and expertise in travel to Alaska. And, we're a Top Selling Agent in North America...so our buying power and connections go a long way to getting you a great deal! Plus, we offer some amazing shore excursions. Choose salmon fishing, taking a helicopter and flight see over and land on glaciers, kayaking, trekking, panning for golf or feel the exhilaration of riding a dogsled, Alaska shore excursions are all adventure!


 


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About Us
Connect with like-minded Alaska cruise travelers that are actually experienced, having been there, and done that! They are eager to share their own stories about visiting Alaska, both from the sea and on the land. If you need help, have questions or want more information, talk to them. They are advocates who love Alaska,, it's people, wildlife, wonders and wilderness.


Our efforts focus on working hard to build great lasting relationships by invested in getting to know our client'
s personal passions and finding experiences that are tailored to what they wish to discover. By developing our knowledge of your interests, preferences, and style, we are better able to anticipate your desires and needs. Our Certified Alaska Cruise Experts take that extra step that shows commitment and dedication to creating memorable experiences on an individual personal basis. They also stand by you, every step of the way.

 

The person you speak to on your first contact with us, is the same person you deal with throughout the planning, pre-and post cruise experience. There's no call center here. Our Certified Alaska Cruise Experts want to get to know not just your travel preferences, but also your personal passions. That way, we will be able to suggest to you the right itinerary that connects to an emotional response, which is critical to creating a defining experience and lasting memory for you. Now, building those successful, genuine, long-term relationships with our clients, as well as the cruise lines we work with, is something that occurs over time. So, since 1999 we have been hard at work, getting better at it everyday.


Experience, Education and Expertise
Our Certified Alaska Vacation Planners go above and beyond, providing that "been there, done that" experience, education and expertise, cruise line call centers and others don't. Our staff handles and/or gives advice for every aspect of your trip from ground transportation to shore excursions, and more! Working with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner makes your trip experience that much better. When it's  time to start thinking about an Alaska vacation, we can help you decide on the best destinations, ports of call and share ideas based on your interests, and what is affordable. Our Certified Alaska Vacation Planners are real " Insiders", and will review the cruises, land tours, wilderness lodges, rail, and more. They can help you pick the cruise line, land tours and itinerary that best suits your interests. Our Certified Alaska Vacation Planners have traveled the Inside Passage, cruised the Gulf of Alaska and explored interior Alaska, including Denali National Park many times - so you will be working with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner who has experienced Alaska first hand!

The Value of Knowledge And Know-How, from Alaska Certified Experts.
We have Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts who are eager to help you sort through all your options, answer all questions, give you their best advice and book your cruise or cruise tour. Certified Alaskan Cruise Experts have years of hands-on destination experience and expertise in travel to Alaska. And, we're a Top Selling Agent in North America...so our buying power and connections go a long way to getting you a great deal! Plus, we offer some amazing shore excursions. Choose salmon fishing, taking a helicopter and flight see over and land on glaciers, kayaking, trekking, panning for god or feel the exhilaration of riding a dogsled, Alaska shore excursions are all adventure!

Need Help? Have Questions? Want More Information.
Sometimes it pays to put yourself in the hands of the experts. Discover extraordinary fun, must-do experiences and savings with a well-planned Alaska cruise vacation. Planning a trip can become like a second job. So many decisions. So many websites. Enough information to fill a book, actually, hundreds of them. That's where we can help. We've organized all the must-see, destinations, sights and must-do adventures into a single Alaska cruise vacation site, Alaska Cruises Direct. You'll  get expert guides, find great advice and service, and learn how to maximum the amount of time in each port to enjoy your vacation. We save you the precious time it takes to organize your Alaska cruise vacation and preview the ultimate shore side experiences during your cruise vacation. And, on top of that, show you where to find value priced cruises to save you money. All you have to do now, is relax and enjoy your Alaska cruise vacation.

You can make a checklist of what to pack. You may even consult those friends that made a similar journey. If you are meticulous, you will read that robust guide book from cover to cover. Yet no amount of research and extensive travel planning will prepare you for the sheer wonder of Alaska.

 

So, now is a great time to get started. Let us introduce our dedicated Team of Certified Alaska Travel Experts that with just one phone call, [ 800.365.1445 ] review local culture and history with customized guidance for each Alaska destination.

No Initial Deposit Required - Book Now, Take Your Time To Decide. Pay Later
Call us at 800.365.1445 to reserve your cruise with no initial deposit necessary! Right now, when you book an Alaska sailing or Alaskan Cruisetour at least 120 days prior to cruise departure, we will waive your initial booking deposit and place your reservation on a "Courtesy Hold". Giving you up to 3-7 days to decide if the sailing date, rate and accommodations meet your wants and needs. If you choose not to book it, the courtesy hold automatically expires with no effort, nor obligation on your part. Others may charge you up to 10% of your total costs just to hold your reservation. Your original deposit must be paid before the courtesy hold expires and final payment ( your balance due after placing a deposit) will be due around 75 days prior to sailing. Not valid on bookings requiring non-refundable deposits.

Real Helpful People, Not Call Center Operators!
When you work with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner, you'
re speaking with an experienced professional, who is assigned to you through out the process. Unlike the cruise line call center, when you never get the same person twice. And, the cruise line operator only has the cruise line interests in mind, not yours. Working with a Certified Alaska Vacation Planner can help make your travel plans better. Better than you ever could on your own.

Ask all your questions, take all the time you need.
If you do decide to travel with us, that's great. But, if not, it's still ok. We enjoy sharing our life's travel experiences with you and like-minded travelers, none the less.

Your Personal Cruise Concierge
Booking a cruise should be a simple and straight forward experience, and for the most part it is. However, we all know about the many details to take care of. Details, that at times can seem overwhelming. Imagine having someone available to assist you with all of your destination, onboard and ashore needs. Our Certified Cruise Travel Experts act as your personal cruise concierge. Creating a curated trip designed to meet your budget, wants and needs. Their advice is free and so is the phone call to reach them. So, call 800.365.1445 to get started.

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"Awaken your love of the great outdoors when you experience the boundless splendor of the Alaska wilderness on board a cruise ship. Alaska: Mother Nature's piece de resistance. It is, quite simply, the world in its purest form. Imagine vast glacial fields juxtaposed against immense evergreen forests, infinite fields of wildflowers, and heady rushing waterfalls. Nowhere on earth is as diverse as The Last Frontier as seen in the summertime. Oh, and do not forget to pack your sun block. Summer temperatures in Alaska are mild and the days last well into the night."

 

 


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