5 Best Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska Shore Excursions

Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska

Alaska is a state full of majestic mountains, wildlife, incredible scenery and a rich and colorful history, so why not take full advantage and book some excursions on your Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska cruise? Here are just 5 of those excursions that give you a peek into the past and maybe a peek at an animal or two along the way.

1. If you have arrived in Juneau aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Pearl, then what about a trip to the famous Mendenhall Glacier? This Glacier and Hatchery trip allows you to take a guided tour into the glacier where you can see amazing scenery, pools, crevasses and more. There is a visitor center and you can stop there before the tour concludes with a trip to a salmon hatchery.

2. The best time to cruise to Alaska is in the summer months which are a great time to take this next trip, the Adventure Kart Expedition, through the port of Ketchikan. This tour is off road through mountains and rainforest and allows you to see Tongass National Forest, the Behm Canal and the famous Inside Passage before you turn around and head back.

3. When stopping at Skagway, from the Norwegian Cruise Line Jewel, (or any other NCL ship) check out the tour on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Here you are taken on an antique parlor car while you travel down the tracks and learn about the gold rush era. A stop in Fraser, BC, Canada (you must have your passport for this trip) allows you to transfer to a motorcoach and continue on your way, where you will see the Klondike Highway, see a show or two, get to pan for gold and enjoy a BBQ of Alaska salmon and chicken before you head back to Skagway and the famous Red Onion Saloon and Brothel for a look back in time and some tasty beer to boot.

4. A Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska cruise will always stop in Juneau, and while there you should check out the breathtaking 5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration. Get up close to the amazing glaciers including the East and West twins, the Hole-in-the-Wall, and the Tuku Glacier, from the comfort of an authentic Alaskan bush plane.

5. In Icy Strait Point, go hunting for wildlife on the Whales, Wildlife and Brown Bear Search, where you are taken to places notorious for wildlife sightings from whales to bald eagles and from seals to bears. Norwegian Cruise line Alaska takes you to the heart of the wilderness for your maybe once in a lifetime chance to glimpse these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

With many Norwegian cruise line deals headed for Alaska, don’t miss out on this opportunity to really be a part of the beauty that makes this state shine. Don’t forget to pack some comfortable and warm clothing and comfortable footwear for the majority of these excursions, which are some Alaska cruise tips to keep in mind as you embark on your Norwegian Cruise line Alaska trip.