Wildlife, majestic mountains, spectacular scenery -- those images probably fill your fantasies about an Alaska cruise. But, add this to the picture: mountains of tasty vittles and scrumptious bits of scenery that will fill your stomach, too.
While Alaska produces some of the world's most prized seafood, like wild salmon and king crab, it wasn't always such a culinary wonderland. The sourdough-slinging gold miners left a meat-and-potatoes mentality that's slowly given way to more creative fine dining options and a "local and seasonal" attitude. You'll find more international flavors here now, too, and young chefs who have trained in the "Lower 48" then returned home to invigorate the food scene.
Here, we tell you everything you need to know about the feast that awaits in Alaska, including what to eat and where to find it -- whether on land or sea.