Join Le Soleal on an 8-day voyage through Alaska's Inside Passage, following the steps of trappers and gold miners. This remote territory is still largely unknown and wild. Spend your days among landscapes that vary from wide spaces to gigantic glaciers, steep mountains, infinite tundra and glittering lakes. Discover Juneau, the capital of Alaska and its Tlinglit people, and Skagway, which was introduced on an Alaska map in 1897 when the pioneers arrived seeking precious minerals.
Day 1 : Embark in Vancouver, Canada Day 2 : At Sea Day 3 : Ketchikan, Alaska Day 4 : Cruise LeConte Bay | Petersburg Day 5 : Cruise Tracy Arm Day 6 : Haines Day 7 : Skagway Day 8 : Disembark in Juneau
Sail the Tracy Arm Fjord, close to Sawyer Glacier
Discover the art and traditions of Tlingit Natives
Visit Skagway, the gateway to the mythical “Gold Rush”
Encounter abundant and diverse wildlife and spectacular landscapes
Ketchikan is the Southeastern-most city in Alaska. It is located on Revillagigedo Island, and is surrounded by the lands of the Tongass National Forest. With a population of roughly 8,500, Ketchikan is the most densely populated city in Alaska. It also has the largest collection of standing totem poles in the world. These are found throughout the city and pay homage to the history of the Tlingit peoples who have long inhabited these lands. Today, choose from several optional excursions. Explore the coastline and Anette Island and visit a community of Tsmimshian people. Learn about this native culture's heritage through a museum visit. You can also choose to take a coach tour to the region's rainforest sanctuary and to the Alaska Raptor Center, where you can see native birds, including the enchanting bald eagle, up close. Stop at the Totem Heritage Center and Creek Street before returning to your ship. Alternatively, experience an authentic fishing excursion in the unspoiled wilderness of Alaska’s coastline. Led by a professional guide aboard stable, custom-built skiffs, hone your skills before enjoying a gourmet meal of your own freshly-caught fish.
Your morning is spent sailing through the 6-mile-long LeConte Bay, nestled on the east portion of Frederick Sound. Be sure to get a spot on deck to enjoy views of the bay's steep fjords, home to a seal rookery, and the incredible LeConte Glacier. This afternoon, call in Petersburg, located where Frederick Bay meets the Wrangell Narrows. Optional excursions in this port city are still being finalized.
No stops are scheduled today to allow for an all-day cruise through the Tracy Arm fjord. Located at the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the fjord is over 30 miles long and is filled with active glaciers. Details about your tour in this region are forthcoming and may depend on weather.
Haines is in the Northern part of the Alaska Panhandle, near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The area around present-day Haines was called “Dtehshuh” or “end of the trail” by the Chilkat group of Tlingit. You have a variety of adventures to choose from in Haines. Join a guided nature hike surrounded by amazing mountain and ocean views. You may also choose to embark a coach for an exploration of Haines' Native cultures, fascinating history, and magnificent views. The adventurous can join a kayaking tour of Chilkoot Lake. join a wildlife wilderness river cruise, or take an expedition to view Davidson Glacier at the remote Glacier Point Beach.
Skagway is located in a narrow glaciated valley at the head of the Taiya Inlet, at the north end of the Lynn Canal, which is the most northern fjord on the Inside Passage in the Alaska panhandle. The area around present-day Skagway was inhabited by Tlingit people from prehistoric times. They fished and hunted in the waters and forests of the area and prospered though trade with coastal and interior groups. Explore the city aboard a historical streetcar tour to major points of interest on an optional excursion. Alternatively, hike the historic Chillkoot Trail, the centerpiece of Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, which ends in a scenic float. You can also choose a tour that takes you by mini-bus along the Klondike Highway and to a railcar ride on the world-famous White Pass Railroad.
Day 8 Disembark in Juneau
Following breakfast, disembark in Juneau. Transfer to the airport for your independent flights home.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
Prestige Suite Deck 5
Prestige Suite Deck 6
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.
Discounts are available for children sharing a cabin with two adults and third adult passengers in select cabin categories. Please contact us for details.
Single travelers can opt for a solo cabin - supplements start at 50%.
Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• English speaking lecturer
• All meals while on board the ship
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• 24h room service (special selection)
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team.
• Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected areas
Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations, and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable
Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!