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Enjoy summer immersed in nature on a luxury Alaska cruise in August. This is the peak of the green season, and a great time to see nature’s northern colors before the weather begins to cool again. Get up close to Alaska’s majestic wildlife and natural splendor with an unforgettable whale-watching tour. Take the family on a zip-lining adventure as you soar over the trees, taking in sweeping ocean and mountain views. Go for a mountain biking trek along forest trails to enjoy the crisp yet pleasant late summer weather.
Cruises to Alaska in August depart from either Vancouver, Seattle, or Seward, and last for seven nights. You’ll travel to magnificent glaciers like Dawes and Hubbard, sailing through the iconic Inside Passage waterway, with Alaska’s abundant natural beauty surrounding you while onboard or ashore. Stop in historic ports like Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point, depending on your itinerary. Enjoy the luxurious comforts and world-class service Celebrity is known for on these fabulous seven-night cruises to Alaska in August.
Alaska has a deep, rich culture that blends North American pioneer traditions with those of its native peoples. You’ll find cultural iconography and influence from the Iñupiat, Yupik, Aleut, Eyak, and other native tribes in different ports. You’ll see intricately carved, colorful totem poles made by various First Nation tribes in Ketchikan. Discover an interactive living history of indigenous art and culture at Juneau’s Alaska State Museum, and much more on these fantastic seven-night cruises.
A cruise to Alaska in August abounds with opportunities for family adventures. You can hike through dense forest to a soundtrack of birdsong, looking out for bears and other wildlife. Take the family whale watching to see the mightiest mammals of the sea, and look out for sea otters in the water, and sea lions basking on sun-warmed rocks. For a real visual treat, take a guided boat tour of the Endicott Arm Fjord and Dawes Glacier to admire the spectacle of a wall of blue-white ice meeting the sea.
Modern Alaskan history has deep ties with the American pioneer spirit of the 19th and 20th centuries. On an Alaska cruise in August you can learn about the gold rush in Skagway, admire historic buildings in Sitka, see colorful houses in Ketchikan, and learn about Tlingit heritage in Icy Strait Point. In Juneau’s historic downtown, you’ll find the beating heart of Alaska’s pioneer commercial past and maritime culture, all within easy reach of the cruise port.