Cruise Alaska: From the Big Blue Sea

Written by Adam Lenk

There's no better way to take inrepparttar explosive panorama of Alaska than fromrepparttar 144598 deck of a cruise ship. Let Alaska's wildlife and amazing sea and landscapes surround you in all its grace while you sit back and indulge in all kinds of cruise ship pampering.

Rise early and witnessrepparttar 144599 soul-shaking rumble and crack of glacier shards as they drop into Alaska's jade green waters, and then duck inside for a croissant and a cup of joe. Spy a brown bear hunting salmon or a harbor seal catching some rays while you soak uprepparttar 144600 sun on deck in a chaise lounge with that book you've been longing to read.

Gaze intorepparttar 144601 soar of bald eagles while sipping tea poolside. Spot whales spouting and tail flipping while taking a stroll onrepparttar 144602 top deck after your five-course meal inrepparttar 144603 dining room. Watchrepparttar 144604 dance of porpoises alongside ship as you enjoy a midnight sunset. All this inrepparttar 144605 middle ofrepparttar 144606 big blue sea and only in Alaska

Once your ship pulls up to land, you're in for a whole other adventure. Take excursions by train, tramway, canoe, kayak, or floatplane in Alaska's seaside cities like Skagway, Anchorage, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, or Juneau. Investigate these quaint towns, appreciate totem poles and local crafts and artwork from Alaska's indigenous people and buy souvenir replicas.

Cruise Panama: From the Big Blue Sea

Written by Adam Lenk

The workings ofrepparttar Panama Canal are a sight to behold whether or not you're a history buff or mechanically inclined. The Panama Canal was completed in 1914, atrepparttar 144597 cost of 30,000 people's lives and funding from two nations.

Today, most ofrepparttar 144598 original innovations and machinery is still utilized. However, there's no better way to tourrepparttar 144599 canal than in a firsthand experience through its passage.

Touringrepparttar 144600 Panama Canal by cruise ship makes for an amazing vacation and a historical adventure. It takes about eight hours to makerepparttar 144601 passage through three locks, which raiserepparttar 144602 ship solely through gravity throughrepparttar 144603 manmade canal over Central America. Head forrepparttar 144604 deck to watch your ship line up inrepparttar 144605 morning to pass throughrepparttar 144606 canal. A canal historian aboardrepparttar 144607 ship will serve as your guide and provide a running commentary of interesting details and fascinating facts aboutrepparttar 144608 Panama Canal's construction and operational history.

The best part of about cruisingrepparttar 144609 Panama Canal is that you not only take in Panama's ports like Colon, Cristobal, Isla San Telmo, or Isla de Coiba andrepparttar 144610 Canal's amazing views but that these tours usually include several stops at glorious in-route ports of call, which may include Mexico's Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, or Acapulco,repparttar 144611 Cayman Islands, Costa Rica's Limon, Caldera, or Guanacaste, and even Jamaica's Montego Bay.

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