SEATTLE | JUNEAU | GLACIER BAY | SITKA | KETCHIKAN | VICTORIA
This Alaska cruise adventure begins and ends in Seattle, provisioner to prospectors, incubator of jets, jazz, coffee and computer software.
- Immerse yourself in gold rush history in Juneau
- See the spectacular beauty of Glacier Bay
- Visit charming Victoria
Day 1 : Seattle
Seattle’s air is fresh, its inland sea dotted with sailboats and ferries. Gulls dip and dive around the harbour, the then soar away as your ship departs for an adventure through the fabled Inside Passage. Depart Seattle at 4pm.
Day 2 : At Sea
Spend your day at sea along the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Alaska’s deep green islands, ice-blue glaciers and charming frontier towns. Watch in wonder as whales, puffins and the park’s massive tidewater glaciers come into view.
Day 3 : Juneau
Continue your journey to Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Born in the gold rush of 1880, it is the incredible scenery, wild mountains, fjords and dominating glaciers that make this city stand out. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. Make sure to keep an eye out for wildlife; you might spot humpback and killer whales, sea lions, porpoise, eagles and deer.
Day 4 : Glacier Bay
Frosted crags descend into mossy forests and a 457-meter-deep (1,500-foot-deep) fjord at this World Heritage Site, which is also one of the planet’s largest biosphere reserves. Stone, ice and water continue to collide, sculpting a dramatic landscape that is the crown jewel of southeastern Alaska’s natural wonders.
Day 5 : Sitka
Sitka, the capital of Russian America, welcomes you with lively performances by the New Archangel Dancers, while in Ketchikan it’s all about fishing. Join the crew of a commercial fishing boat and watch as they haul in huge king crab pots to reveal the catch of the day. Back on board your luxurious ship, succulent Alaska king crab legs await at the intimate Pinnacle Grill.
Day 6 : Ketchikan
Today you’ll be heading to Ketchikan; much of the town’s colourful past is still in evidence, as you’ll realise when you the world’s largest collection of totem poles which stare out to sea. Ketchikan comes from the native language word “where the eagles meet”... so be sure to keep an eye out for them.
Day 7 : Victoria
Today you’ll visit Victoria, British Columbia. This picturesque city is considered to be North America’s most English. Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. Be sure to visit some of the brightly painted shops, coffee bars and innovative restaurants or see if any local events are happening close-by.
Day 8 : Seattle
Arrive back in Seattle at 7am.