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We spent over a week in Alaska going from Sitka to Juneau. Lots of kayaking, icebergs, bears, and so many whales! An incredible group of people aboard ship. They call this a small ship cruise, but …

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Making a quick phone call with a new friendThe Sitka National Historical Park entranceThe fort at the Sitka National Historical ParkEnjoying a cup of coffee at the Juneau harborTotem poles are traditional for the native population of Alaska
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Jenny Johnston
We are excited to announce that a true icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov, is returning to service for a series of Arctic expeditions in 2016!  This gives adventurers a chance to take part …
Kayaking in beautiful Alaska
Author
Jenny Johnston
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated, "Enjoying an ocean cruise and breaking a sweat aren't concepts that traditionally go together.  Indeed, the indolence that many people crave …
Lioness relaxing in an African sunset
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Jenny Johnston
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as the …
Wolves nuzzling in the snow
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Jenny Johnston
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Breaching Orca Whale
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Jenny Johnston
Breaching orca whale Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions.  Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale watching …
View groups of caribou as you explore the north
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Jenny Johnston
Brown bear fishing for salmon Enter an untamed wilderness that allows opportunities to have up close experiences with the natural wonders of Alaska.  Moose, caribou, brown & black bears, …
Kayaking to the glacier!
Author
Jenny Johnston
Explore remote areas directly from your small ship cruise Small ship exploration is not the typical "cruise".  With fewer passengers onboard, the crew is able to give you personal …
The SS Legacy
Author
Jenny Johnston
SS Legacy parked in front of a waterfall On the SS Legacy, the cruising style is categorized as a "Heritage Adventure" incorporating historical exhibits ashore and onboard character …
Gold rush characters wave to neighboring cruisers
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Jenny Johnston
As part of the United States of America, we may take for granted the rich and distinct culture of Alaska.  Ancestors of the Alaska Natives are believed to have migrated into the area thousands …
Alaskan rainforest
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Sara Marberry
June 4, 2015 -- I can’t believe that I paid to go kayaking in the rain.  Or get hit in the face by branches in the rainforest while stepping over bear scat. But that’s what I did …
Brown bear near Fern Harbor.
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Sara Marberry
June 2, 2015 -- Today I saw a bear. A brown bear.  Big brown bear. Ranger Jenny, who we’d dropped off at the Bartlett Bay ranger station that morning, would have been so excited. Our …
Ranger Jenny and I on board the Wilderness Explorer
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Sara Marberry
May 31, 2015 -- I woke up on the first full day of our cruise to the whirring of the ship’s engine and water gently sloshing on the side of the Wilderness Explorer. We were making our way to …
Strawberry shortcake and port dessert
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Lynessa Nelson
Day two of our cruise it becomes apparent that we'll need to take up some sort of activity to avoid gaining ten pounds in the next week.  Eating five times a days will have that effect on a …
Curious harbor seals in Glacier Bay
Author
Lynessa Nelson
In the wee dark hours of the morning we picked up Ranger Brad from the entrance of Glacier Bay National Park.  Every vessel that comes into the park must have a ranger onboard.  We lucked …
Guests get in the spirit of the Gold Rush
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Lynessa Nelson
"Welcome Ladies and Gents for your grand adventure aboard the SS Legacy!"  Our journey had begun and it appeared there would not be a dull moment onboard as the Heritage Team …
The SS Legacy
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Explore a little Alaska history on the 88-passenger ship, SS Legacy Alaska's history is alive on board the small-ship, SS Legacy. Characters in Alaska's complex history like conservationist John …

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