Planning Your Trip
What will my overall Alaska experience be like?
When do you travel to Alaska? When is the best time to travel to Alaska?
What ships travel to Alaska?
What type of weather can I expect during an Alaska expedition?
What are the water conditions in Alaska?
Is there a time difference in Alaska?
What is included in my trip cost?
Are airport transfers included?
Can I bring my children or grandchildren to Alaska?
What are the requirements of minors under age 18 traveling with one parent/or legal guardian?
Do I need any vaccinations? Is a medical form necessary?
Do I need a valid passport?
Is a visa necessary?
Packing and Preparation
What footwear is a necessity in Alaska?
What kind of clothes do I need?
Do I need to worry about mosquitoes?
Will I get seasick? Will I need Dramamine or seasickness patches?
How much cash should we bring per person?
What are the ships’ amenities?
What are the cabin amenities?
Do any of the cabins connect to each other?
Will I be able to access the internet while on board?
How will I pay my bill for personal items on board?
Are gratuities included in the cost of the expedition?
When does the ship travel from location to location?
Are the ships wheelchair accessible?
Can my family and friends contact me in case of emergency at home?
What is the food like on board?
What types of special meal requests can be accommodated on board?
Do I need to dress up for dinner?
Are snacks available during the day and in between meals?
Is alcohol available on the boat and on shore?
Is there a gym or fitness center on board?
Is there a spa? What kind of treatments?
Is there a doctor on board?
Will there be talks or presentations on board?
What is Recap?
Lindblad Expeditions often refers to the value of flexible schedules. What does this mean to me?
How will I explore Alaska?
How many Zodiacs, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available on board for exploration in remote areas? And how often are they used on each voyage?
Where will we go ashore? The usual cities and towns, or does the expedition have permits for the exploration of remote areas?
Can we go fishing?
What whales and other wildlife will I see?
Is Alaska physically challenging? Will I be able to walk unassisted, or is the terrain difficult?
Are there short hikes and long hikes?
Would hiking sticks be helpful or just get in the way? Are they even permitted?
What is a wet landing?
Are there activities that can be done on our own while on the voyage, and will we have free time?
What activities are available for children?
What can you tell me about the expedition staff on board?
What is the role of the video chronicler?
What is a certified photo instructor?
What is the difference between photo expeditions and other expeditions?