Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
Hoonah Packing Co. Salmon Cannery
The historic salmon cannery now houses 13 shops selling native Alaskan crafts such as beautiful stone jewelry and traditional Tlingit remedies made from local plants and flowers. Shops are operated by native Alaskans, so dollars spent get reinvested in the local economy.
World's Largest ZipRider™
Fly above Icy Strait and Port Frederick while strapped into a harness on ZipRider's zipline-at 5,330 feet and with a 1,300-foot vertical drop, it's the longest and highest of its kind in the world. To get to the launch pad, you'll ascend a mountain via old logging roads flanked by tall trees and spectacular views.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.