LA PAZ, Mexico -- Rather than "Go west, young man!" Alaska
small-ship operators apparently are hearing "Go south!" Two of the
top operators, Alaska Sightseeing/Cruise West and Alaska's Glacier
Bay Tours and Cruises, have positioned ships in Mexico's Baja
California and the Sea of Cortes for the first time this winter.
In doing so, they've doubled the number of small ships in the
scenic region from three to six. Not to confuse potential
passengers and agents, both lines have dropped Alaska from their
name for their southern routes -- becoming Cruise West and Voyager
Like Alaska, this part of Mexico is ripe with natural wonders
and wildlife, including whales. The Alaska operators here join New
York-based Lindblad Special Expeditions, which offers four- and
seven-day expedition cruises from December to mid-April, and St.
Louis-based Clipper Cruise Line, which offers 11-day cruise-tours
in April and November.
Lindblad Special Expeditions reservations: (800) 397-3348.
Clipper Cruise Line reservations: (800) 325-0010