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Call of the Wild

Animals outnumber people in the US state of Alaska, which promises a feast of unforgettable wildlife-spotting opportunities. Caribou, moose and grey wolves roam; but it’s most famous for its population of black, brown and grizzly bears, and one of the most memorable sights is to watch them catching salmon in the rivers. The waters of the Pacific Ocean are famous for rich marine life, such as humpback whales, orcas and belugas, and sharp-eyed visitors can also spot seals, dolphins and sea otters.

Princess Cruises offers a one-week round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay sailing from the dynamic city of Seattle that includes calls at Juneau and Skagway and cruising to Glacier Bay. From £659pp, excluding flights, departing 17 September 2017 (princess.com).