This past May, Kristi Peek, Keri Cameron and I had the opportunity to go on an Alaska Land Tour trip with Royal Caribbean.
If you haven’t gotten to hear all about our first day, Click HERE!
Now on to day 2!
After a great night’s sleep in the Anchorage Marriott Downtown (The hotel that Royal Caribbean uses for their Anchorage portions of their land tours) we hit the road on our Prevost motor coach, “Healy” with our amazing driver and Alaska tour guide to head south to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. The drive south from Anchorage is one of the most beautiful stretches of road. One of the best things about experiencing a land tour with Royal Caribbean, is the fact that all the worry of driving and navigating are done for you! Not to mention that along the way, our wonderful guide Janet, pointed out interesting facts, wildlife and points along the drive.
Arriving at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, we were met by one of the operators that gave us a tour. If you are interested in seeing Alaska wildlife, the conservation center is one not to be missed! Moose, wolves, caribou, reindeer, black bear, brown bear and so much more are there for you to see. This is truly an Alaskan treasure!
As we loaded back up the bus we headed south to beautiful Seward! One thing that many people appreciate about Alaska is the wilderness, the escape from city life, and what comes with it. As we drove south on Seward Highway, we noticed that there was only wilderness and the great outdoors. No wifi or ringing of phones as we headed south, just the beauty that surrounded us outside. Don’t worry though, if you have to have a connection to the lower 49… you will in Seward.
If you are arriving on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you will be arriving in Seward. Make sure before you head north to go on a Kenia Fjords tour!
We arrived into town we made our way to the docks to meet our boat for our Kenia Fjords Tour.
Our land tour even included a lunch stop at Fox Island. On our way out from Seward, we came upon a young humpback whale, which was a highlight! Kenia Fjord tour is a great option for wildlife, glacier viewing, as well as surrounding yourself with the beauty of Alaska’s coastal region.
After a delicious lunch of prime rib, salmon and all the sides, we headed out for our return to Seward.
**Note to those that are prone to motion sickness… all of the ride we were inland but I would definitely recommend taking motion sickness meds or having Seabands with you, just in case.
After our day on the water, we got to experience the Alaska Sealife Center, which was GREAT! It is definitely a hidden gem tucked away in beautiful Seward! *If you are traveling with kids or even a kid at heart, this is not to be missed!
After a very long day of sightseeing and experiencing so much of Alaska, we headed for our lodge that Royal Caribbean offers. The Windsong Lodge is beautiful, inviting and perfect after a day of exploring. It is locked away from the main town area of Seward, but they do offer a shuttle service if you want to head back into town. The lodge offers a main building with lots of cottages around the property. They also offer an amazing restaurant on property, Resurrection Road. We were lucky enough to experience it! (The Stuffed Dates and Crab Cakes were AMAZING!). One of the best things about the restaurant is the views… absolutely stunning!
After a wonderful day, we were definitely ready to get some rest and wake up rested for day 3!
Here is a sneak peek of day 3!