A Doug Jones Travelog The Great Alaska Cruise
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Ketchikan - Juneau - Skagway - Glacier bay - College Fjord - Anchorage - Midnight Sun Express - Fairbanks - Prudhoe Bay - Denali National Park - Mt. McKinley - Columbia Glacier
The Great Land - Alaska!
The name brings to mind a thousand images, majestic mountains, rivers of ice, endless tundra, vastness, spaciousness, freedom. All of these images are true, but for today''s traveler it also means luxury. Amid some of the most rugged scenery of the world, luxurious cruise ships and elegant trains carry travelers north to the top of the world to view the extraordinary sights of the "Last Frontier."
In THE GREAT ALASKA CRUISE, Doug Jones takes the viewer through the Inside Passage and across the Gulf of Alaska on the fabled Island Princess of Love Boat fame. Join 600 passengers for a trip from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Experience the thrill of a helicopter trip to the Juneau icefields, ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, see a salmon cannery in operation, sail through breathtaking Glacier Bay and College Fjord and experience all the magic that has beckoned travelers to Alaska for over 100 years.
Visit Anchorage, the Matanuska Valley, stop by the Alaska State Fair, take the Midnight Sun Express to Fairbanks, ride the "Discovery" sternwheeler paddleboat, pan for gold at the Little Eldorado Mine, and visit the Seismology lab of the University of Alaska.
Then further north on the gravel Dalton Highway, past the pipeline, to Coldfoot, the northernmost truck stop in the world, flight seeing over the Brooks Range at midnight, then over the tundra to Prudhoe Bay, the oil fields and the Arctic Ocean.
From the Arctic, travel to Denali where you''ll discover the magic of Mt. McKinley from the air then travel back to Anchorage and reboard the ship for a final trip south through the breathtaking icefields of the Columbia Glacier.
All this awaits onboard the Island Princess as Doug Jones takes you north to the top of the world in THE GREAT ALASKA CRUISE.