Boating Through Beautiful Alaska

Cruising on a private yacht through the majestic waters of Alaska offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness wildlife in their unspoiled natural habitats. As you navigate, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking panorama of glaciers that seem to touch the sky. The air is crisp, and the sense of awe is palpable as you admire the brilliant blue hues of these ancient ice giants. Bald eagles soar overhead, their wings silhouetted against the rugged landscape. Seals and sea lions bask on the rocky shores or the glowing blue icebergs, occasionally diving into the frigid waters. Your breath is taken away by the wonder of humpback whales breaching the surface, their immense size humbling. As your yacht cruises through narrow fjords, you might spot bears along the shoreline, foraging in the grasses or the rocks along the beach. 

By far, one of the most extraordinary experiences is to witness a glacier calving — the dramatic release of ice chunks into the sea. The sound is thunderous, and the sight is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Visiting Alaska is both humbling and invigorating, a reminder of the raw power of the natural world. 

Highlighting some of my personal favorites: Curaçao, Alaska, and river cruising on the Danube. 

As humans, we dream. As travelers, we fulfill those dreams. To help you both dream of future vacations and fulfill your wanderlust, we bring you this edition of Escape. On the following pages, you will find a parade of luxurious travel experiences, from boutique cruise ships and immersive tours to all-inclusive resorts and regal transatlantic voyages.

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