Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Oceania's Alaskan Bearwatching cruise

By guest blogger Steve Newman

As a pre-cruise add-on to its new schedule of Alaska sailings Oceania Cruises is offering a new three day bear watching tour, to enable guest to watch bears in their natural habitat in Alaska’s pristine forests.

The tour takes guests from Anchorage by float plane to land on a remote lake where families of bears feed on fish and can be seen at close hand. A boat trip to a remote lodge on the lake and a tour of the area maximises opportunities for guests to witness the wildlife and tranquility of this unspoilt region.

A second day is spent touring visiting Mt. Aleyska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, set amid hanging glaciers and surrounded by mountains, this 140 acre reserve works to rehabilitate injured or sick wildlife and provide wildlife awareness.

Oceania Cruises is featuring Alaska for the first time with ten new cruise itineraries that take in of Alaska’s magnificent waterways, glaciers and off the beaten track ports in summer 2011 on board its 684-guest, mid-sized luxury cruise ship Regatta (above), with prices from £1406 pp, based on two sharing, including all meals, soft drinks and bottled water.

For further information about Oceania Cruises’ visit or Cruise specialists The Cruise Line.