Last month, travel writer—and Celebrity Cruises Global Insider —Julia Dimon took an eight-day cruise from Vancouver, Canada to Alaska to explore “the great North” on board Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice, one of the cruises line’s more decorated ships.
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Dimon’s journey took her to a breathtaking variety of locales, including Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan, which she explored via land, sea and air. At each stop, she marveled at the granite cliffs, icebergs, glaciers and “Mother Earth’s good work” at large, as well as took full advantage of Celebrity’s offshore excursions, signing up for a wide range of activities, including a tribal dance group at Icy Strait Point and a White Pass Scenic Railway tour following the Klondike Gold Rush route in Skagway. (On Dimon’s road less travelled, due to time constraints? Kayaking, brown bear-searching, freshwater fishing, dog sledding and ziplining, just to name a few.)
But Dimon’s Alaskan adventure wasn’t only off shore. She also signed up for many of the shipboard activities offered by Solstice, as seen in the video below:
As Dimon notes, no shipboard experience is complete without taking a Zumba class, watching a culinary or glass-blowing demonstration, lounging in a pool side hammock, playing the slot machines or sipping from a gigantic martini. Solstice travelers, in particular, can also take advantage of an on-board Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center, where they can pamper themselves with spa treatments.
If you’ve dreamed about seeing miraculous displays of nature like the Aurora Borealis, exploring new cultures, and seeing animals like black bears, bald eagles and humpback whales living peacefully in their own habitats, Alaska is the place to go — and Celebrity Cruises is the cruise line to take you there!