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Fodor's Alaska Ports of Call with Map (Fodor's Alaska Ports of Call)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a cruise-savvy friend in Alaska!

•Updated annually, Fodors Alaska Ports of Call provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Alaska Ports of Call features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable options for cruising in Alaska.

•Experience an Alaskan cruise like an insider! Fodors Alaska Ports of Call includes choices for every type of cruiser---from small vessels to luxurious crafts, from major ports like Anchorage and Juneau to out-of-the-way destinations like Unalaska and the Pribilof Islands---plus coverage of Alaskas whales, glaciers, gold, shore excursions great and small, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common cruising pitfalls.

•Use the expanded selection of maps to orient yourself to each port of embarcation and port of call.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Walk on a glacier near Juneau, kayak through a fjord, gorge yourself at an outdoor fish bake, cast your line for Alaska king salmon or find yourself in the company of whalesFodor's Alaska Ports of Call 2008 offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the region to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best "Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We update our Alaska Ports of Call guide every year. You won't find a more accurate, current guidebook anywhere.

- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best.

- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

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With Fodors you get much more than a guidebook–we make it easy for you to customize your dream vacation.

Visit www.fodors.com to find up-to-date travel bargains, mini-guides to worldwide destinations, information on local festivals, dazzling drives, maps, vacation planning tips and much more!

And, for more insider secrets, visit “Travel Talk” and “Rants and Raves” online at www.fodors.com/forums to get advice from other travelers like you.

Table of Contents

Be a Fodors Correspondent ............ 3

About This Book ............ 8

Planning Your Trip

Chapter 1: Cruise Primer ............ 9

Before You Go ............ 10

Arriving & Embarking ............ 15

On Board ............ 16

Disembarkation ............ 27

Chapter 2: Choosing Your Cruise ............ 29

Cruising in Alaska ............ 30

Carnival Cruise Lines ............ 38

Celebrity Cruises ............ 40

Holland America Line ............ 42

Norwegian Cruise Line ............ 47

Princess Cruises ............ 51

Regent Seven Seas Cruises ............ 57

Royal Caribbean International ............ 60

Silversea Cruises ............ 63

American Safari Cruises ............ 65

Cruise West ............ 69

Lindblad Expeditions ............ 73

Majestic America Line ............ 75

Cruising in Alaska

Chapter 3: Ports of Embarkation ............ 77

Anchorage ............ 79

Seattle ............ 92

Vancouver, British Columbia ............ 108

Chapter 4: Ports of Call ............ 127

Cordova ............ 132

Denali National Park & Preserve ............ 134

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ............ 139

Haines ............ 145

Homer ............ 150

Juneau ............ 154

Ketchikan ............ 162

Kodiak Island ............ 169

Metlakatla ............ 173

Misty Fiords National Monument ............ 174

Nome ............ 175

Petersburg ............ 177

Prince Rupert, British Columbia ............ 181

Prince William Sound ............ 184

Seward ............ 185

Sitka ............ 189

Skagway ............ 195

Tracy Arm ............ 204

Valdez ............ 204

Victoria, British Columbia ............ 206

Wrangell ............ 213

Extending Your Trip

Chapter 5: Sports & Wilderness Adventures ............ 219

Planning Your Adventure ............ 220

Sports, Top Regions & Tours ............ 228

Enjoying Alaskas Wildlife ............ 250

Whale-Watching Cruises ............ 259

Understanding Alaska ............ 261

Native Alaskans ............ 262

Flora & Fauna Of Alaska ............ 264

Alaska: A Geologic Story ............ 272

Index ............ 275

About Our Writers ............ 288

Alaska Ports of Call In Focus

Alaskas Glaciers: Notorious Landscape Architects ............ 140

Gold! Gold! Gold! ............ 197

Keepers of the Deep: A Look at Alaskas Whales ............ 255

Maps

Alaska ............ 6—7

Anchorage ............ 82—83

Where to Stay and Eat in Downtown Anchorage ............ 89

Downtown Seattle & Environs ............ 96—97

Where to Stay & Eat in Seattle ............ 103

Downtown Vancouver ............ 112

Stanley Park ............ 116

Where to Stay and Eat in Vancouver ............ 122

Southeast Alaska ............ 129

South Central ............ 130

Denali National Park & Preserve ............ 136—137

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ............ 144

Haines ............ 148

Juneau ............ 157

Ketchikan ............ 165

Petersburg ............ 179

Sitka ............ 192

Skagway ............ 201

Victoria ............ 210

Wrangell ............ 215

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400007073
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Kealy, Kelly
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Ocean travel
Subject:
Cruise ships
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20081216
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x .7 in .625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Walk on a glacier near Juneau, kayak through a fjord, gorge yourself at an outdoor fish bake, cast your line for Alaska king salmon or find yourself in the company of whalesFodor's Alaska Ports of Call 2008 offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the region to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best "Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We update our Alaska Ports of Call guide every year. You won't find a more accurate, current guidebook anywhere.

- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best.

- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

-----------------------------------

With Fodors you get much more than a guidebook–we make it easy for you to customize your dream vacation.

Visit www.fodors.com to find up-to-date travel bargains, mini-guides to worldwide destinations, information on local festivals, dazzling drives, maps, vacation planning tips and much more!

And, for more insider secrets, visit “Travel Talk” and “Rants and Raves” online at www.fodors.com/forums to get advice from other travelers like you.

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