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Max Passengers: 76
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The newly renovated 76-guest Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with her sister “Wilderness” ships, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The ship offers a main lounge that evokes the feel of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors.

On board the Wilderness Explorer:
Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. Guests enjoy over-the-top views from the bow or from under-the-stars in two hot tubs; on-deck sauna and fitness equipment; and the EZ Dock launch platform makes getting in the water a synch, even for a novice. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening below-surface; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

Guest Accommodations:
The three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Explorer: Trailblazer, Pathfinder and Explorer provide single and double accommodation. All cabins are above deck with view windows.

Common to all Wilderness Explorer cabins are flat-screen TV/DVD and iPod docking station.
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The Wilderness Explorer Relax at the bar aboard the Wilderness Explorer. Relax on the sun deck of the Wilderness Explorer. Enjoy the view from the lounge aboard the Wilderness Explorer. Wilderness Explorer's comfortable cabins. Dining area for the Wilderness Explorer. Kayaking outside the Wilderness Explorer. Family hiking on a tour of Alaska

Itineraries

Alaska travel and aurora borealis
$4,495
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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Explore the waters of Endicott Arm
  • Hike along remote coast
  • Visit Kiksetti Totem Park
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff ride
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Wilderness Explorer onthis 8-day voyage exploring the mainland of Alaska — glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest. Along the way enjoy wilderness hikes, massive icebergs, and calving glaciers; watch for wildlife and whales in Frederick Sound; kayak, paddle board, and …
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Mendenhall Glacier with field of Fireweed in Juneau, Alaska
$8,545
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Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Discover Haines
  • Navigate the Behm Canal
  • Kayak Tongass backcountry
  • Whale watching in Stephens Passage
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ultimate Alaska. Spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park, a skiff to glaciers, hike in the Tongass National Forest and learn about Native cultures. EnjoyTWO full days in Glacier Bay National Park, including time with a park ranger. DiscoverMargerie, Grand Pacific, and Dawes or Twin Sawyers …
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Kayaking among beautiful Alaskan mountains
$4,495
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike through old-growth forests
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the spectacular scenery of Glacier Bay National Park and its marine wildlife. Watch for whales, stellar sea lions, puffins and sea otters as Wilderness Explorer cruises through the park.This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region and its …
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A spy-hopping Orca
$4,695
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Whales and wildlife, kayaking and hiking. Thirteen days take you through the inside passages and Glacier Bay National Park plus remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
May 1813Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise
May 308Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
May 3015Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Jun 068Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 138Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 208Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jun 2015Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Jun 278Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 048Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 118Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jul 1115Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Jul 188Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 258Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 018Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 0115Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Aug 088Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 1515Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Aug 158Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 228Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 298Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Sep 058Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Sep 128Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Sep 1913Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise
2022
EmbarksDays 
May 0313Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise
May 158Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
May 1515Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
May 228Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
May 298Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 058Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 128Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jun 1915Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Jun 198Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jun 268Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 038Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 1015Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Jul 108Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Jul 178Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 248Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Jul 3115Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Jul 318Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 078Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 148Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
Aug 1415Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition
Aug 218Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Aug 288Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Sep 048Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Sep 118Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Sep 1813Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

Cabins

Comfortable stay in the Navigator Cabin
Navigator Cabin
#215; 302. Queen or twin beds, view window, and private bath with shower.
Wilderness Explorer's Trailblazer Cabin.
Trailblazer Cabin
#105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312. Queen or twin beds, view window, and private bath with shower.
Wilderness Explorer's Pathfinder Cabin
Pathfinder Cabin
#107-114; 202-206. Queen or twin beds, view window, and private bath with shower.
Wilderness Explorer's Explorer Cabin.
Explorer Cabin
#301, 304, 313-314. Sitting area, refrigerator, fixed queen bed, large picture window, and private bath with shower.
Single Navigator Cabin
#104. L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower

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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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Deals

These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Alaska Adventure Savings - Book before May 15, 2021 and save $300 per person OR $600 per cabin . Excludes Master, Navigator and Mariner cabin categories. Valid for new reservations made from March 1, 2021. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to May & June 2021 departures
Single supplements are waived for NEW bookings in Navigator, Master, and Mariner cabins on Alaska sailings in 2021. Restrictions apply. No cash value. Must book by May 15th, 2021. Contact us for more details.
Offer only valid for Alaska 2021.
Book your 2021 cruises and get $500 off per cabin. Bookings made from May 1st to May 31st only. Valid for all room types. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2021
Save up to  $300 per stateroom ($150 per person) for all 2021-2022 voyages. Valid on NEW reservations booked through May 15th, 2021. Excludes Mariner, Master, and Navigator cabin categories. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to all departures up to Jun 30, 2022

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