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Fresh Frontiers: Alaska
Small-ship expedition lines such as Lindblad Expeditions and UnCruise Adventures have long favored less-touristed ports on Inside Passage sailings; due to overtourism concerns at marquee Alaskan ports, midsize ships are starting to follow. Explore the Last Frontier on Windstar Cruises’ 11-night voyages aboard the 312-passenger Star Breeze from Anchorage to Vancouver. Standout excursions include brown-bear-watching in the Anan Wildlife Observatory off tiny Wrangell Island and a float down the Chilkat River, where hundreds of bald eagles live and fish year-round, in adventure-sports hub Haines. In Kenai Fjords National Park – which provides habitat for bears, wolves, sea lions, and whales – witness glaciers fed by the Harding Icefield. Departures: Multiple dates, June 9 through August 28.