Cruise the Alaskan Coast

Few cruises offer the spectacular views you’ll see in Alaska, as you make your way along the inside passage to/from Vancouver.   You might not have turquoise tropical seas, but nobody minds too much when in exchange you get snow-capped mountains, ice blue glaciers and a variety of onshore wilderness adventures, such as exploring Denali National Park, flightseeing over sweeping glaciers and ice fields, or dogsledding in the mountains.

Length of Trip : 6 - 16 Days

Cost : Starting at $1200 for an interior stateroom, visit for special and last minute.

Best time to go : Cruises run June through September

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : On board the Coral Princess, dining is flexible at several anytime dining lounges, as well as formal dining rooms and the ever-popular specialty restaurants.

Official Site : Click here for more information about the Coral Princess

Where to Stay : It's more expensive for the balcony rooms, but if there's one cruise you want your own views of spectacular glaciers passing you by, the splurge here is well worth it.
When staying in Vancouver, we recommend the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Getting There : Cruises depart either from Vancouver or Anchorage.  Transportation is arranged to the Princess lodges located in Denali National Park.

Note from Robin : Operating throughout the summer months, Alaskan weather can be spotty, and high demand means Alaskan cruises are typically more expensive than Caribbean counterparts.   But as you stop off to explore towns like Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, the sheer size and beauty of Alaska make is a cruising favourite, especially for those looking for something different to the Caribbean.

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It’s a rare occasion when the name of a car aligns so perfectly with what I’ve used it for. Whether rocketing along the notorious Trans-Labrador Highway, or cruising among the mountainous candy of one of the world’s most beautiful drives, the Ford Escape has indeed lived up to its name. It has stood up to some pretty epic challenges, and that includes taking a 6-month baby on a 30-day cross-country book tour. Compact yet spacious, powerful yet fuel efficient, and loaded with features you’ll soon wonder how you did without, the Ford Escape more than lives up to its moniker. – Robin Esrock

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