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Alaska Expedition Cruises offer infinite options of outdoor activities, sensational panoramic views and formidable sight-seeing wildlife. You will cruise through narrow fjords and turquoise blue lakes, venture into Alaska's pristine wilderness and discover fascinating cultures and history. An epic adventure that will change you forever!

Alaska is the USA's largest and most sparsely state and covers an area of over 663,000 square miles, more than twice the size of Texas. It also enjoys the peculiarity of being both the northernmost, westernmost and the easternmost state, as the Aleutian Islands stretch across the 180th parallel.

Historically, Alaska was Russian territory. The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars. The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912.

What is the landscape like in Alaska?

The region of Alaska reveals a vast and diverse landscape, from the vast green lush forests to imposing mountain ranges lying on the coastline as well as inland. Navigate on a cruise through stunning fjords and see glaciers bigger than the size of the UK!

What kind of animals live in Alaska?

Like the landscape, the wildlife of Alaska is as varied as plentiful. Huge bears hunt in the forests and you can spot them feeding on salmon from rivers and waterfalls. See moose carefully wandering through national parks as well as musk oxen, grey wolves, bears, caribou and other creatures that live quietly in this immense area.

When is the best time to cruise in Alaska?

June, July and August are the warmer months. The cruise season runs from late April to September. Alaska has a subarctic climate and, therefore, has a cool summer where temperatures range from approximately 12.8 to 25.6°C. In winter, temperatures can drop below – 10°C.

While the expedition cruises can explore narrow passages and beautiful islands, you will also navigate along the coastline and discover Alaska’s pristine wilderness.

Expedition cruises through the Northwest passage often start or finish in Alaska, it also combines well with the Russian Far East as some cruises sail across the Bering Strait and explore Kuril archipelago before reaching Alaska. 

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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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