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Juneau Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Wilderness Legacy
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Enjoy a 8-day family adventure cruise aboard the Wilderness Legacy in Alaska. Your cruise begins in Juneau, the capital city of Alaska. Captain Dan and the crew will welcome you aboard. You can sip festive drinks while getting an overview of the exciting week ahead in the Legacy's lounge. Scan for wildlife signs with your binoculars and mark them on your "wildlife bingo" card as you sail toward your first destination. Each day offers new adventures, from educational activities for children in Hobart Bay to experiencing the majestic LeConte Glacier in the Wilderness Area. Children can enjoy activities in Thomas Bay, and you can go whale watching in the Bay of Pillars. Experience the wonders of Glacier Bay with its towering ice walls and massive glaciers. In Glacier Bay National Park, you can explore remote areas such as Fern Harbor, Dundas Bay, or No Name Cove. You can enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, and beach strolls. The expedition team guarantees an unforgettable experience filled with exploration and discovery. Cherish the memories made during your family cruise in Alaska and start planning your next trip with us.
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Highlights
  • Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover spectacular LeConte and Baird Glaciers
  • Enjoy wildlife searches - Humpback, orca, seals, bears, moose, puffins, and other sea birds.
  • Experience Alaska's most active adventures.
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Juneau, Alaska | Embark

Once you arrive at Alaska's Capital City of Juneau, your captain and crew will welcome you aboard the Wilderness Legacy. You can start your adventure by indulging in some festive beverages while you receive an overview of the exciting week ahead in the Legacy's lounge. The kids can have their favorite drink, while the adults can enjoy a glass of champagne to toast the beginning of the trip. As the Wilderness Legacy departs, listen for the vintage whistles from Captain Dan's family collection and signify the company's "legacy." You can start scanning for signs of wildlife with your binoculars and mark them on your "wildlife bingo" card as you pull away from the dock. Get ready to explore Alaska as it awaits you.

Day 2: Hobart Bay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Experience a perfect day with your family in Hobart Bay. Trained guides will provide educational activities for your children. Choose from activities like paddling, hiking, biking, and skiff rides. We have options that fit any activity order you can dream of. Enjoy a family bushwhack adventure or a thrilling mountain bike excursion. Take a skiff expedition to witness the bay's wildlife and majestic eagles. End your day with a locally sourced meal on the boat.

Day 3: LeConte Glacier Fjord, Wilderness Area

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today is a treat for kids of all ages. There is something in the water. The Legacy glides through a tight waterway with sheer cliffs on each side of the fjord leading to the southernmost tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. LeConte Glacier is rarely seen. Large cruise ships can’t get here. This is a special corner of Alaska for the day, and you can choose your adventure. Grab a paddle and go for a kayak or even a paddleboard if conditions permit. Jump in a skiff and cruise amongst icebergs that can tower over the Legacy herself. This is a place of deep wonder and reverence for the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples; pause and listen to the sounds surrounding you– where you belong today.

Day 4: Thomas Bay, Land of the Kushtaka

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake near Cascade Creek in Thomas Bay. This bay is the quintessential playground for the guests and crew, with plenty of kid-friendly activities. Long flat hikes, steep elevation climbs, calm kayaking, and hikes to a glacial lake with the mighty Baird Glacier still calving ice into the lake may all be options today. Depending on tides, we may start the day near Cascade Creek or Scenery Cove near Baird Glacier. Regardless, the boat will move to the opposite end of Thomas Bay for more adventures after lunch. This is an epic day for adventurers. Evening skiff tours and kayaks take in the pre-dark hours when the sounds of the wilds beckon. Sounds of the wilds beckon, is that a Kushtaka in the distance?

Day 5: Bay of Pillars & Whale Watching

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The west side of Kuiu Island is the playground for the day. We’re in black-bear country now and Kuiu Island plays host to the densest population of the iconic species on the planet. Tucked into the Bay of Pillars, the waters are calm and filled with the smallest marine mammal on earth, the sea otter. Rafts of otters float by, unperturbed by the presence, and about as cute as one might imagine them to be. Humpback whales patrol the reefs in search of schools of herring–resident bubble-netters are a rare and exciting sight. The cold, nutrient-rich waters provide opportunities not just for above-water activities. Try your hand at a snorkel (we have the warmest wetsuits known to man, fear not) and unlock an entire universe of discovery as you peruse the most diverse population of sea stars on earth, a surprise to many who visit this place. The cold water is forgotten momentarily as you’re transported into what can only be described as a “cold water tropical reef." The Pacific transforms into the wildest touch-tank you can imagine.

Day 6: Brown Bear Search near the shores of Chichagof Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The kids have been asking for bears all week, and today, you'll find them! Explore the untamed coastline in search of the elusive Coastal Brown Bear. The east side of Chichagof Island offers multiple distinct areas with exceptional opportunities to spot these magnificent creatures. Your Captain and Expedition Leader, leveraging their expertise, seek out the hidden corners of Chichagof–getting you deep into the home of the Coastal Brown. Today’s options feature shorewalks, kayaking, skiff rides, and the thrilling prospect of observing brown bears from the small boats and kayaks. The bear population thrives in this region, ensuring a day filled with awe-inspiring encounters.

Day 7: The Rarely Visited Outback of Glacier Bay National Park

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Junior Rangers inbound! Welcome to the crown jewel of Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park. Today, we'll drop anchor in one of three remote areas within this extraordinary place, venturing into the rarely explored landscapes of Fern Harbor, Dundas Bay, or No Name Cove near Excursion Inlet. The entire day is dedicated to immersive activities, starting with early morning kayaking and birding excursions into the park. The possibilities include kayaking, paddleboarding, skiff expeditions, hiking, leisurely beach strolls, and more. Get off for an “All-Day” Yak & Whack – deep into the backcountry of one of the most remote national parks in the country. This UNESCO Heritage site is filled with opportunities and yours for the taking. Back onboard after a full day (dare we say a whole week), your expedition team shares photos from the week, which we sent you as a parting gift. Lift the anchor and make way for Juneau.

Day 8: Juneau | Disembark

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Welcome back to Juneau. Enjoy your last breakfast aboard. Check every nook and cranny of your cabin for everything, and say farewell to the crew as you disembark, get that last family photo, and wave goodbye until next time.

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Wilderness Legacy Excursion
SS Legacy's Pesky Barnacle Saloon.
SS Legacy's lounge area in the Owner's Suite.

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$6,300
SS Legacy's Commander's Stateroom
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Navigator
Cabins 103, 104, 319, 320 (double bed), View window, private bath with shower. 103 and 104 may be sold as single occupancy. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Master Stateroom.
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Trailblazer
Cabins 105, 106 (double) 311 (queen) 107 - 111 (twin) 206 - 210 (twin) 303 - 308, 312-318 (twin). View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Captain Stateroom
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Pathfinder
Cabins 212, 214 (queen) 211, 213 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Admiral Stateroom
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Admiral
Cabins 101, 102 (queen) 201 (twins), 202, 309, 310 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy' Owner's Suite
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Jr Commodore
Cabins 301 and 302 (queen bed) View windows, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Commodore Suite.
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Commodore Suite
King bed. Two-room suite with view windows, private bath with tub. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.

Notes

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy. Any stateroom (except designated single) may be sold as a single for 175% of the double occupancy rate. Triple and quad rooming arrangements are available, please contact us for rates.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Wellness amenities 
  • From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
     
  • Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
  • Exclusive activities and shore visits
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Optional excursions and land tours
  • Onboard wifi

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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