Summary : Experience the iconic wonders of Alaska – from towering virgin forests along the Inside Passage and breaching humpback whales to thunderous calving glaciers. Stroll the plank catwalks of Ketchikan’s quirky Creek Street and marvel at the colorful, Russian-costumed New Archangel Dancers in Sitka, glide up close to Misty Fjords’ glittering waterfalls in a Zodiac, and paddle a kayak on a wildlife-spotting expedition in tranquil Tracy Arm.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography
$5,499 to $32,499
Depart from Vancouver, B.C. at 5 p.m. Settle in to your luxury expedition ship as you make your way through the Seymour Narrows, a 3.1 mile section of the Discovery Passage in British Columbia.
Enjoy the view as you spend the day cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Today you will visit Ketchikan, your first port of call in Alaska. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska's famed Inside Passage, Ketchikan offers idyllic scenery and a rich Alaska Native culture. Enjoy exploring this unique waterfront community.
Rudyerd Bay is one of the highlights of the Misty Fjords, 40 miles east of Ketchikan, along the Inside Passage. The scenery is spectacular, with dramatic thousand-foot waterfalls plunging down cliffs to the water below.
Spend the afternoon marveling at the beautiful Behm Narrows.
Today you will call in Wrangell, Alaska. Choose from several excursion options including a kayak exploration of Crittenden Creek or a Rainbow Falls Zodiac expedition and hike.* In the afternoon, sail through Sumner Strait and Transit Decision Passage.
*Please Note: Excursions are available at an additional cost. Pre-booking is recommended. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
Today you will call in Sitka, Alaska. Enjoy optional excursions activities like a wilderness kayaking adventure along the ruggedly beautiful Alaska coastline.
Marvel at epic glaciers today in Tracy Arm & Endicott Arm.
Catch an early morning glimpse of Seduction Point before spending the day in Haines, Alaska. Discover this gorgeous region on optional excursions including a Davidson Glacier hike and Zodiac exploration, Moose Meadows Intercoast hike and Zodiac, or a kayak expedition to the eastern side of the Chilkat Peninsula.
Spend the day in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska’s capital is inaccessible by road, due to the rugged surrounding terrain. Choose from several adventure options, including hiking through the temperate Alaskan rain forest to view Mendenhall Glacier, or join a professional naturalist photography guide for a whale watching tour and Mendenhall Glacier photo safari.
Enjoy the morning in the Inian Islands before sailing to Icy Strait Point. Experience this main gateway for migratory humpback whales and take time to appreciate the Stellar sea lions, horned and tufted puffins, sea otters, harbor seals, bald eagles, and other bird life. Optional excursions include kayaking or exploring by Zodiac.
Spend the day at sea, enjoying the many amenities of your sophisticated, luxury ship – including a world class spa.
Your journey will end in Seward, Alaska this morning. Disembarkation is scheduled for 7 a.m.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions, and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Shore Excursions: Excursions including hiking, kayaking, photography, and Zodiac cruising are available at most ports. Excursions have limited availability and pre-booking is recommended when possible. Additional excursions may be booked once onboard the ship. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
Cabin accommodations and meals aboard the ship; in-suite bar and refrigerator stocked with your preferences; complimentary fine wines at lunch and dinner; open bars throughout the ship; gratuities (neither required nor expected); onboard meals at all dining venues; onboard entertainment; fine wines and spirits (bar expenses for select vintage wine and spirits are additional). Penthouse Spa Suites (PS) include complimentary full-day access to onboard spa; in-suite spa amenities, spa concierge service, spacious bath with full tub and shower; second in-suite bar stocked with water, juices, and healthy snacks; option of in-suite dining served course by course; and soap by Hermès, L’Occitane, Baudelaire and Salvatore Ferragamo. Premium suites (OW - GR) include an invitation from the Master for a bridge visit when the ship is in port; a personal visit from the Hotel Manager; fresh orchids or potpourri in suite; a large basket of succulent tropical fruit; complimentary WiFi/Internet service; a large bouquet of fresh flowers; an in-suite espresso machine with a variety of coffee; complimentary private car transfers between airport and ship; and an exercise kit containing workout gear (available upon request). Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; passport and visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable; airport taxes; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned; telephone and Internet charges; medical services; spa charges; beverages other than those mentioned; laundry services, hair salon; personal expenses, onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions; cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s); gratuities for local shore excursions; fuel surcharge may apply. Optional shore excursions – please inquire with ExpeditionTrips for booking information.