Inside Passage, Alaska

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Inside Passage, Alaska

Inside Passage, Alaska

If you want to explore the deep fjords, icy-blue glaciers, unspoiled forests and quiet fishing communities of Alaska's Inside Passage, take to the seas. Because of the mountainous geography of the region, many of Alaska's coastal communities are inaccessible by road, and traveling by sea (instead of taking pricey flights) gives travelers a chance to spot humpback whales, sea lions and other marine life. Most major cruise lines serve this region, including Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Princess, but travelers seeking a more intimate experience should consider an expedition cruise with small-ship operators such as Lindblad Expeditions or Natural Habitat Adventures.

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