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A cruise is a great way to see a lot of Alaska. But if you want to fully experience the “Last Frontier” – as it is meant to be experienced – then lounging on the lido deck is not the best way to appreciate true Alaska.

cruise1Cruises are for those who like to read, play shuffleboard, dance, dress up for dinner and forage at the endless buffets. This is Alaska, folks – a place to put some boots on the ground and wake up to the freshest of air and the sound of nature; go hiking or stroll around lakes and rivers with jaw-dropping panoramas, practice wildlife photography – you never know when a  bear or moose will meander by – and feel the rush of paddling kayaks past otters and orcas to explore wilderness islands.  And, we haven’t even begun to talk about the unparalleled fishing!

cruise2Alaska is twice the size of Texas with 33-thousand miles of shoreline covering three different seas. It contains half the world’s glaciers and boasts of 29 volcanoes. Mt. Denali – or McKinley, as it is commonly known – is the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 ft.  Alaska is a magical and majestic place that can lay claim to “the best” and “the most” in many categories. Why not get “the most” out of your trip and enjoy “the best” accommodations Alaska has to offer at the Glacier Bay Country Inn in Gustavus.

cruise3You can see Alaska by looking at books or watching DVDs – or from the deck of a cruise ship.  To experience Alaska – you have to feel it. Touch it. Smell it. Live it. And you can’t feel and touch and live true Alaska from your cruise liner.

Take the advice of many seasoned travelers when it comes to Alaska – less is more.   Come to Glacier Bay Country Inn. You’ll see less of Alaska’s extensive coastline, but you will experience so, so much more – true Alaska.