Best Alaska Cruise Excursions for Boomer Travelers

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Going on a cruise in Alaska? You’re in for a treat, especially if you love the outdoors. Alaska cruise excursions offer something for everyone—hikers, wildlife watchers, kayakers, photographers and more.

Active boomer travelers will especially enjoy the many shore excursions in Alaska that allow you to turn a favorite activity into something unique. How often do you hike on a glacier at home? See what we mean?

Alan and I have experienced Alaskan cruise excursions on both mainstream, luxury and adventure cruises. Be sure to read our Alaska cruise excursion reviews before cruising to the “The Last Frontier.”

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Visiting Sitka

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Hiking Kodiak Island

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Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

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Speedcat Adventure to Davidson Glacier

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