This is new in Alaska

Mendenhall Gletscher ©Travel Alaska

Alaska offers new cruises and numerous new excursions again this year
and products for its visitors. The offer by ship Alaskan waters
to explore will exceed even pre-pandemic levels in 2023.


The Holland America Line, the 2023 ye 150th anniversary celebrates is the first
and only cruise line certified by Responsible Fisheries in 2022
Management has been certified for their sustainable Alaska Seafood. On all six
Chef Ethan Stowell has created several new ones for ships that cruise in Alaska
Seafood dishes presented. From April to September 2023, 121
Cruises offered, including the popular 14-day Great Alaska tour

The first-ever winter sports cruise will be offered by Uncruise Adventures from February 2024. The seven-day Winter Sports & Northern Lights Adventures trip will offer skiing, snowshoeing, Northern Lights viewing and more.

Tours and Excursions

John Hall’s Alaska’s brand new 11-day tour ‘Alaska Bears & Bering Sea’ travels through four regions of Alaska visiting Nome, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Knik River, Denali National Park and Kodiak Island. Wildlife viewing, a ride on the Alaska Railroad and other great experiences like a scenic flight are on the program.

Reindeer Sleigh Rides ©McLennan

Outside of Fairbanks, in Two Rivers, Chena Outdoor Collective offers reindeer sleigh rides. You are pulled through a forest of black spruce on a handmade sled.

Adventure Ketchikan Tours will be offering cruises to Neets Bay this year where black bears can be seen fishing for salmon in the crystal clear waters.

Alpenglow Luxury Camping is also adventurous. A helicopter will take you to the Matanuska Glacier where you will spend the night in a yurt.

Go Hike Alaska offers hikes or snowshoe tours on Knik Glacier combined with helicopter flights, and combined food and sightseeing tours are offered in both Anchorage and Juneau.

New guide

Travel Alaska’s new travel guide connects travelers with Alaska’s native people
familiar, passes on their values, traditions and stories. It’s written
Guidebooks largely by Tlingit natives Mary Goddard and Samantha
Phillips and also includes insightful content from the Alaska Native Heritage Center,
Alaska’s Statewide Cultural Center. (OF)

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