Alaska is home to beautiful mountains, stunning wildlife, and some of the most breathtaking natural beauty the world has to offer.
And Windstar Cruises can help you see it all. Read on for some insight into what to expect on their Alaska cruise, and how to make the most of your journey.
Guests will have the chance to get up-close and personal with marine mammals, which is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of the cruise. You can expect to see thousands of belugas, hundreds of narwhals and dozens of polar bears.
Just like any explorer, you’ll want to take as many pictures as possible of during this unforgettable cruise. Since you’ll be closer to wildlife than you’ve ever imaged, getting a good shot won’t be difficult. Try not to worry about the settings of your camera and just concentrate on what you’re actually pointing it at.
Make sure you’re familiar with whichever camera you bring. A crucial photo op can come and go in a matter of minutes—you’ll want to make sure you’re ready for the moment and not fumbling with your equipment.
Not sure what to bring? Rain gear. Having really good rain gear will allow you to forget about the elements and just enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by granite walls and creeping temperate rainforests. Additionally, binoculars. Some of the animals you’ll see are a bit shy and having a familiar set of binoculars will bring them closer to you for a more intimate viewing experience.
Make sure you wear the right gear. Windstar Cruises has partnered with the leading expedition outfitter to offer an online Alaska clothing and accessories service that ships directly to your ship. You’ll find all the right gear for Alaska, packing lists and clothing tips.
For more information on Windstar Cruises and their Alaska cruise, visit their blog here.