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Alaska Railroad line runs for quite a distance along the Turnigan Arm near Anchorage, Alaska.

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Cruising to Alaska

I had decided to write this article a while ago, but then got a call about Alaska cruises, and decided some basic travel opportunity education was in order. There are more ways to see Alaska than there are days in a year. You have your basic cruise to Southeast Alaska, also known as the Inside Passage. You have longer cruises that go to ports of call not on the Inside Passage itineraries. You have six mainstream cruise lines that sail to Alaska, in addition to small ship and expedition cruises and a few luxury cruise lines. You have “cruise tours” which are land tours to the interior of Alaska that can be added before or after the seven-day north/south cruise. You have escorted bus tours that cover the interior, to which a cruise can be added. And lastly, you have independent travel. How do you know which is the best for you? This is where the help of a certified travel agent can save you money, time, and frustration.

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