Alaska Rainforest Zip Line Excursion

One of my favorite things about the Zipline Excursion with Alaska Canopy Adventures was the Unimog ride! Here’s a view from the back as we crawled up a road impassible to mortal trucks.

Unimog Zip Line

Riding in the Unimog through the Alaskan Rainforest to begin the Zipline Excursion!

The Zip lines are really safe, especially with the redundant cables. But… you still need to learn how to stop yourself, luckily the crew is prepared and the first zip line is an opportunity to learn from your mistakes.

Alaska Cruise Zip Line

Alaska Zip Line Adventure

Here’s a close up of the zip line rigging that you’re riding on through the rainforest.

Zip Line Rigging

When riding a zip line, your hand is your brake and keeping your hand up top helps keep you facing forward, unless you like spinning wildly through the air.

Between some of the zip line sections are cable suspension bridges through the rainforest canopy to take you to the next platform. Honestly, I felt like the bridges and platforms were more scary than the ziplines themselves. Zipping is fun!

Zip Line Platforms and Suspension Bridge

Alaska Cruise Excursion: Zip Line Adventure, Platforms and Suspension Bridge

2012 Holland America Alaska Cruise Video

Holland America Line has put up this year’s video brochures for their Alaska cruisetours.

ALASKA: Imagine its dramatic landscape, wildlife and rich history revealed through a lens of comfort and impeccable service. For 65 years, Holland America Line has brought the best of Alaska and the Yukon to our guests and our expert planning allows for these natural wonders to unfold. Choose from a wide-array of 7 or 14-day cruises or expand your adventure with a cruisetour and go into the great interior of Alaska and the Yukon. A cruisetour is a seamless and effortless land and sea vacation offering extra time in the best places like Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak Mt. McKinley.

Glacier Helicopter Tour Excursion

Here’s a short video of us landing on the Norris Glacier via Era Flightseeing Helicopter. The other helicopter landing nearby really helps put the glacier’s scale into perspective. This was one of my favorite excursions on our Alaskan cruise. I had never flown in a helicopter before and was impressed with how smooth and exciting the flight was. The weather wasn’t perfect but it certainly made it memorable.

I would highly recommend a helicopter excursion on your Alaska cruise!