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Experience the serenity of raw wilderness in this 8-day cruise through Southeast Alaska, visiting places like Kuiu, charming Petroglyph Beach, glacial Tracy Arm Fjord, and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy DIB (shallow water expedition craft) excursions, kayaking, and hiking and a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Sitka
Day 2 : Kuiu
Day 3 : Wrangell | Petersburg
Day 4 : Thomas Bay
Day 5 : Tracy Arm Fjord
Day 6 : Glacier Bay National Park
Day 7 : Lisianski Inlet
Day 8 : Disembark in Juneau

Highlights

  • Enjoy kayaking and DIB (shallow water expedition craft) in Saginaw Bay
  • View the world's tallest totem pole and experience Tlingit culture
  • Visit Tracy Arm Fjord's pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, and cliffs
  • Relax at the Orca Point Lodge and enjoy its beautiful grounds and beach

Ship

Alaskan Dream

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Embark in Sitka

Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit sites that highlight the community's rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2 Kuiu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy kayak and skiff exploration in a northern Kuiu or Kupreanof Island bay. Beachcomb or hike along a secluded coastline of the area. View the world's tallest totem pole, a carving demonstration, and experience the intriguing culture of the Tlingit in the Native village of Kake.

Day 3 Wrangell | Petersburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing state historic park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska. Later, discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town of Petersburg. Founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1880s, Petersburg is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Experience this Scandinavian culture with a folk dance show by local youth at the iconic Sons of Norway Hall. Enjoy a narrated bus tour and take time to explore the vibrant community at your own leisure.

Day 4 Thomas Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Thomas Bay, a wilderness location shrouded by curious Alaska Native legends and mysterious stories told by early gold miners. Enjoy one of several trekking options in the bay, such as the Cascade Falls trail, Scenery Cove, or the outwash plain leading to the terminal moraine of the Baird Glacier. Witness the power of glacial ice in shaping even the most rugged landscapes

Day 5 Tracy Arm Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as, "A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state. Both of these dramatic glacial fjords offer stunning views of tidewater glaciers. End the day's adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy a Tlingit cultural presentation, as well as the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on wild Alaska salmon, Alaska king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 6 Glacier Bay National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This remarkable national park fjord extends 65 miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins the expedition to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 7 Lisianski Inlet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transit Lisianski Inlet, a narrow body of water between Yakobi Island and Chichagof Island. These islands are home to dense populations of coastal brown bears and other Alaska wildlife species. Explore the unique boardwalk “road” of Pelican, Alaska during a port call to this small fishing community of just 60 to 70 year-round residents.

Day 8 Disembark in Juneau

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. A transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.

Alaskan Dream

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Averaging 104 sq. ft. One queen bed or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Located on Bridge, Upper and Main decks.
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Averaging 120 sq. ft. One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Located on the Main deck.
Vista View cabin aboard the Alaskan Dream
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Vista View Suite
Averaging 147 sq. ft. One queen bed with side and forward views from large windows, comfortable sitting area, private bathroom with shower. Located on the Upper deck.
Owner's Suite aboard the Alaskan Dream
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Owner´s Suite
Averaging 208 sq. ft. One queen bed, large picture windows, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Located on the Upper deck.

Notes

Discount for a 3rd or 4th guest in the same stateroom will be 15% off the regular rate regardless of age,

Children 15 & under will be discounted 20% on specific 'Family' cruises.

Prices are per person and in USD. Single supplement are 50% of the cabin rates.

CRUISE DISCLAIMER: Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Included:
- Selected guest cabin facilities
- All meals aboard the vessel or where otherwise indicated
- A complimentary glass of wine / beer with dinner
- Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary
- Ground transportation to and from the airport to hotel (downtown hotel) or ship in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan one day prior and day of sailing and the day of departure from the ship
- Ground transportation is provided from the local airport to selected hotels in those cities the day prior to sailing
- All standard on board services
- All taxes and port fees

Not Included:
- Airfare to and from your home city
- Pre and Post Cruise hotel accommodations
- Non-complimentary beer, wine, or alcohol selections
- Discretionary gratuities to crew
- Travel insurance
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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