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Alaska

Written by Andy and Sandy Conner. Andy and Sandy Conner recently visited Alaska, beginning their trip in Fairbanks, visiting Denali, Anchorage, Girdwood, and cruising from Seward to Vancouver. They initially visited Alaska in February, 2004. They say, "While the sheer size of Alaska is always evident, some things are emphasized by the season such as the… [Read More]

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Written by Valerie Tkaczyk. “Once you step on board, you’ll understand immediately. It’s the casual nature. It’s nature itself. It’s the rare encounter. It’s the attentive service, the fellowship, the extraordinary sense of place. It’s all these things and so much more.” The short snippet above was taken from Un-Cruise Adventures’ website and I cannot… [Read More]

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Written by Joy Thrun. Why Alaska is the most repeated destination in the world! On my most recent trip to Alaska, I traveled with 90 people who make their living off the land- people who are very aware of the impact weather can have on your life. As we sailed out of Seattle on a… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. At Classic Travel our mantra is 'we will never run out of new places to go". No matter how well traveled you are, there will always be an exciting, unexplored adventure waiting to be experienced. I am almost ashamed to admit that after over thirty years in the travel business, Joy… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. Clothes and packing tips: It is a casual destination, so during the day it is battle gear and layering. It can be 50ish in the morning, at night and when the ship is sailing. Then 70ish pushing 80 and warm if the sun it out. It can always rain or be foggy… [Read More]

Written by Colleen Pero. Looking for a way for the family to get reacquainted? Try travel... it's perfect! Our family's adventure started with a Holland America fax offering great deals on Alaskan cruises. Always on the lookout for a travel bargain, I quickly took note of the incredible values being offered for shoulder season travel. Knowing… [Read More]

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Written by Melissa Wesner. We wanted to do something spectacular for my parents' 50th anniversary, after all this is a HUGE milestone. When the idea of a family cruise to Alaska came up, we were all “on board” so to speak! Even my mom’s sisters from Southern California met us for a “mini” reunion to celebrate this… [Read More]