If you are planning an excursion to Alaska, you will need to choose your binoculars carefully. Ideally, you are looking for something that is waterproof and fog proof as well so that you do not have to buy a fog proofing kit separately. This is a short review of binoculars you might want to consider.
These two are some of the best binoculars for cruise Alaska:
These binoculars are waterproof and fog proof, which is important in the often cold and humid climate of Alaska. They come in a non-slip case and are relatively light. You can see objects up to 8 times closer with them. Typically, when going on a cruise, 8x magnification is around what you need, since you don’t need to zoom into minuscule details of faraway objects, but simply want to have a better view of wildlife and landscape elements. You can adjust the focus in both barrels of this model and it also has a dioptre by the right eye which allows you to adjust the focus according to your eyesight. The eye cups are also adjustable which make these binoculars comfortable to use both with and without glasses. The 42mm lens lets a lot of light in, which is good viewing in dimmer lighting conditions, such as at twilight. The only downside to these binoculars is their price, which is quite high.
If you are looking for something simpler (and relatively cheap), then these binoculars are small and compact which make them very convenient for traveling. They come with BaK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics to provide excellent viewing. They are waterproof and fog proof with adjustable eye cups and they come in a rubber case which is very practical as they will not slip out of your hands even if you are wearing gloves. They are luckily also very cheap, so might be a better option depending on your budget, as far as binoculars for cruise Alaska go.