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Cruise Diva Goes Ashore in ALASKA
Sights to see & things to do

Cruise AlaskaHaines, Alaska

In the valley of the eagles, Haines is located at the northern end of America’s longest fjord. The original settlement was begun as a trading post and Presbyterian mission in 1879. Today’s visitors enjoy spotting the abundant wildlife and browsing the galleries of the works of Chilkoot and Chilkat Tlingits and other resident artists. After all, Haines did start out as a trading post.

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Ships calling on Haines dock at the Port Chilkoot Dock just opposite Fort Seward. If your ship isn’t calling there, you can easily reach Haines from Skagway by water taxi for a day excursion.

Eagles and its Native Alaska heritage are the significant draws to this picturesque setting. The American Bald Eagle Foundation and Natural History Museum contains a huge diorama celebrating the “Valley of the Eagles.”

The replica of a Chilkat Native tribal house or the Chilkat Center for the Arts is where the famous Chilkat Dancers perform. After the show, visitors are treated to a delicious salmon bake. 

Take a nature hike through an Alaskan rain forest and bring your binoculars to catch an up-close glimpse of eagles. For a more leisurely pursuit, local guides will take you on a horse-drawn carriage tour through Fort Seward, the downtown area, and along the Lynn Canal.


Cool Cruising-- Spring! It's in the air and cruisers' fancies turn north. North to Alaska, with thoughts of majestic scenery, frontiers to explore, and what  to pack.

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