Book Description: Enjoy every minute of your Alaska vacation! With this comprehensive guide to the sights and stops on Alaska and Northwest Passage cruises, you can plan your trip and choose the ports and excursions that you find most appealing. With the author's own wonderful Alaska stories and information on wildlife, native culture, landmarks, historical sites, shopping, and more, you won't miss a thing. Upton's Handbook traces the route used by most Alaska cruises, with maps and text keyed to a route numbering/navigational system that is frequently announced onboard, allowing the passenger to easily follow his ship's progress from Mile One. The beautifully illustrated maps and color photography keep you informed throughout your journey, making a wonderful souvenir when it ends.