March 20, 2020

Keep Dreaming of Alaska with Ponant Cruises

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Mary Felt

The Final Frontier 

Looking to the future, we will continue to provide you with travel inspiration from across the globe. And when you are ready, whether now for a local getaway to destress or at a later time when world travel reconvenes, we will be here for you. And if 2020 is on your radar, we feel that the current lenient cancellation policies, together with wide availability, will provide you the freedom to choose from a variety of ideal travel experiences. For those needing bit of distraction now, a visit to montecitovillagetravel.com is a good place to start.

If you like wild open spaces, embark for a cruise to Alaska. Travel to the heart of a spectacular natural environment of rivers, lakes, glaciers, vast conifer forests and dizzyingly high fjords. The state is home to an extraordinary range of wildlife, which has been able to thrive and prosper alongside the Native American peoples, who have a deep respect for this unique environment.

Ponant_Cruises-Alaska-1Experience Juneau 

Follow in the footsteps of the gold prospectors on this 8-day cruise brought to you by Ponant. This exceptional itinerary aboard Le Soléal will take you from British Columbia to Alaska, to discover magnificent landscapes marked by the Gold Rush. Setting sail from Vancouver, you will make your way up the east coast of Alaska, whose Inside Passage, shaped by the sculpture of imposing glaciers, is home to vertiginous fjords. Here, the natural environment includes glaciers, coniferous forests, and myriad islands and islets magnified by the wonderful play of light.

Ponant_Cruises-JuneauAfter first calling at the small city of Ketchikan, home to charming, colourful stilt houses, discover Sitka, a former Russian settlement surrounded by tall mountains known for their centuries-old totem poles. Sailing along Tracy Arm, one of Alaska’s most beautiful fjords, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your cruise. Before disembarking in Juneau, the capital of Alaska long inhabited by the Tlingit people, do not miss the chance to visit Skagway, where many pioneers came in search of gold at the end of the 19th century, and Haines, where majestic bald eagles are often spotted flying over the houses.

The Northwest Passage

After embarking in Juneau, the capital of Alaska long inhabited by the Tlingit people, sailing along Tracy Arm, one of Alaska’s most beautiful fjords, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your cruise. Do not miss the chance to visit Haines, where majestic bald eagles are often spotted flying over the houses and Skagway, where many pioneers came in search of gold at the end of the 19th century.

Ponant_Cruises-Alaska-JuneauYou will then discover Sitka, a former Russian settlement surrounded by tall mountains known for their centuries-old totem poles, and the wonderful landscapes of the Misty Fjords. Before disembarking in Vancouver, you will make your way down the east coast of Alaska, whose Inside Passage, shaped by the sculpture of imposing glaciers, is home to vertiginous fjords. Here, the natural environment includes glaciers, coniferous forests, and myriad islands and islets magnified by the wonderful play of light.

 

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