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Tiny villages of such authenticity it seems like time has stood still. Brown bears snatching salmon from icy rivers and harbor seals basking on icebergs. Massive glaciers calving into the sea … sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not; it’s just everyday life in Alaska. On the road to adventure and wilderness, join us on this voyage and discover an Alaska that is much more than Gold Rush and glaciers.
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Highlights
  • Admire Seattle's unique attractions
  • Cruise through magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Visit colossal glaciers near Juneau
  • Experience some of the best wildlife viewing in Skagway
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Seattle | Embark

Even if you think you know Seattle, we guarantee that by your next visit, the city will have changed. Because that is the nature of Seattle, always marching unashamedly towards the future. This is the city that gave us Starbucks, Nirvana and Fraser (plus numerous other celebrities from music legends to retail giants). It’s a city that knows how to surf the next wave with aplomb and grace. It is the city of the future. That is not to say that it doesn’t treat its past with respect. Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington, yet there is a village vibe that is uncommon in metropolises. If you truly want to enjoy the unique hybrid of tradition and progression, then take a tour of Pike Place, Seattle’s famous farmer’s market. This was where the term “locavore” was coined, and local producer-customer meetings are not only commonplace but are encouraged. Go hungry as the huge indoor market is laden with tasty options of food options, from fresh vegetables and fruit to prepared food that can be eaten whilst enjoying a great view of the bay.

Day 2-3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring the shore side.

Day 4: Ketchikan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Salmon Capital of the World is a thrilling introduction to wild and wonderful Alaska, sitting at the southern gateway to the Inside Passage's famed route of larger than life scenery. Cruise through the waters, or soar just above in a sightseeing plane, to take in the full majesty of the magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument. Home to grizzly and black bears - as well as cruising whales and swimming seals - the wildlife spotting opportunities in this majestic corner of the world are nothing short of spectacular. Towered over by steep banks and valley walls, Ketchikan's ocean inlet is peppered with granite stacks, looming from the waters. Surrounded by glorious landscapes, head to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, which is alive with bald eagles, black bears and remarkable, thick, yellow banana slugs - the squeamish are advised to keep well clear.

Day 5: Sitka

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A distant land of bears, wild landscapes and icy adventures, sail between glorious islands and witness the diverse wildlife of the Inside Passage. Eagles watch over the scenery overhead, while whales and sea lions add glorious weight to the animal life that thrives and thrashes in these icy seas. With a quintet of Pacific salmon species filling the rich rivers and waterways with life, settle back to enjoy the show, as Sitka's immense setpieces play out before you.

Day 6: Icy Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
If there is one word that sums up Alaska it is nature. Mile and miles of it. And Icy Strait Point – one of Alaska’s most unspoiled destinations has – nature in spades. To begin with, Icy Straight Point is stunningly beautiful. It is the Alaska of your imagination: eagles soaring overhead, whales breaching before your eyes. Moody, low-hanging clouds set the scene while velvety green mountains provide the backdrop. Sparklingly clear waters lap at pebbly shores. These are beaches of the adventure kind, you won’t find sun loungers and sombreros here, more like kayaks and canoes, ready for those who want to take their discovery offshore.

Day 7: Skagway

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Feel the same rush of excitement as the gold rush chasers did, when they first arrived in Skagway, intent on finding their fortune. While the gold may now be gone, a treasure trove of natural glory waits to be discovered here. The adrenaline of America’s legendary gold rush still pulses along Skagway's streets, especially in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and the historic downtown area - which sprang up during the heady heights of the 1890’s goldrush. The jagged mountain ridges - with peaks of white snow above a treeline of soaring pine forests - provide a reward for the ages. Recapture the evocative sense of adventure, as you ride one of the world’s most spectacular railroads. 

Day 8-9: Juneau | Tracy Arm

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Extraordinary adventures amid nature's wildest staging await at Juneau. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier sprawls down from Juneau Icefield, which provides an icy cap to the area's rip-roaring scenery. State capitals simply don't get more dramatic than this isolated, remote city lost amid the Alaskan wilds. Even the roads eventually peter out, absorbed by forests and viewpoints, firmly underlining the isolated location, hidden behind an impenetrable wall of rigid mountains. Rise up to Mount Roberts Tramway's viewpoint, to see the city swallowed by this most colossal backdrop. This is glacier country, and no fewer than 38 ice flows branch off from the main Juneau Icefield, slowly carving out valleys in their wakes. Taku Glacier cuts deep into the mountain, forming a colossal sculpture that is one of the world's thickest - almost a mile deep. Mendenhall Glacier cascades down, just 12 miles away from downtown, terminating in its own lake and visitor center.

A visit to this icy world of savage beauty is repeatedly described as an unmissable, holiday highlight. Tracy Arm is a narrow, deep fjord near Juneau, Alaska, named after the former secretary of the navy, General Benjamin F Tracy. Nearly 50 km long, the twin Sawyer Glaciers are located at the furthest end of the fjord. Sailing through narrow passages carved out by glaciers, vertical cliffs rise up from the water whilst numerous waterfalls send torrents of water plunging downwards. A sense of adventure is definitely in the air. Both tidewater Sawyer Glaciers are actively carving leading to enormous chunks of ice falling into the water.

Day 10-11: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring the shore side.

Day 12: Seattle | Disembark

Even if you think you know Seattle, we guarantee that by your next visit, the city will have changed. Because that is the nature of Seattle, always marching unashamedly towards the future. This is the city that gave us Starbucks, Nirvana and Fraser (plus numerous other celebrities from music legends to retail giants). It’s a city that knows how to surf the next wave with aplomb and grace. It is the city of the future. That is not to say that it doesn’t treat its past with respect. Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington, yet there is a village vibe that is uncommon in metropolises. If you truly want to enjoy the unique hybrid of tradition and progression, then take a tour of Pike Place, Seattle’s famous farmer’s market. This was where the term “locavore” was coined, and local producer-customer meetings are not only commonplace but are encouraged. Go hungry as the huge indoor market is laden with tasty options of food options, from fresh vegetables and fruit to prepared food that can be eaten whilst enjoying a great view of the bay.

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Vista suite
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Vista Suite
334 ft² / 31 m². Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences.
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Panorama Suite
334 ft² / 31 m². Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences.
classic veranda
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Classic Veranda Suite
387 ft² / 36m² including veranda. Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences.
superior veranda
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Superior Veranda Suite
387 ft² / 36 m² including veranda. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences.
Deluxe suite
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Deluxe Veranda Suite
387 ft² / 36 m² including veranda. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
silver suite
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Silver Suite
786 ft² / 73 m² including veranda. Twin beds or king-sized bed. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe.Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
grand suite
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Royal Suite
1130 ft² / 105m² including veranda. Twin beds or king-sized bed; Two bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences.
royal suite
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Grand Suite
1475 - 1572 ft² / 137 - 146 m² including veranda. Twin beds or king-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe. Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
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Owner's Suite
947 - 1055 ft² / 88 - 98m² including veranda. Twin beds or king-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed. Walk-in wardrobes with personal safe. Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences.

Notes

Please note: COVID-19 vaccines are required for this cruise**

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity, and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

Included in your cruise fare:
  • Economy Class Air Roundtrip
  • Transfers (between airport and ship)
  • 1 Shore Excursion per port, per day
  • Spacious suites – over 80% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities
Not included in your cruise fare:
  • Additional Airfare 
  • Optional hotel accommodation
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Optional shore excursions 
  • Meals ashore
  • Accommodation while ashore
  • Security surcharges 
  • Any item or service of a personal nature such as casino gaming, laundry or valet services, purchases from the ship boutiques, childcare services aboard ship, massages, spa treatments, private fitness instruction, hair styling and manicures.
  • Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare.
**All guests must have received their second COVID-19 vaccine shot at least two weeks prior to their sail date in order to board. Following CDC guidelines, guests embarking in the U.S.A. with a two-dose vaccination are required to have had two vaccines of the same type. 

Vaccines are required on this cruise

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