Vancouver to Alaska
DELUXE ALASKA CRUISING
VANCOUVER | INSIDE PASSAGE | KETCHIKAN | JUNEAU | SKAGWAY | STIKA | HUBBARD GLACIER | SEWARD
In this Canadian cruise, visit a remote land where caribou outnumber people and where glaciers and raging rivers rival towering mountains for sheer spectacle; visit places untouched by time, but touched by the glories of Mother Nature. Pass through scenery of majestic, rugged beauty that will astound you. And as you get close to glaciers, fjords and abundant marine and wildlife look out for caribou, humpback whales, bald eagles and bears.
- Ultra Luxury Cruise Ship
- Cruising the Inside Passage
- Hubbard Glacier
Vancouver to Alaska
Day 1 : Vancouver
Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and it’s easy for visitors to see why. It’s beautiful, it’s outdoorsy, and there’s a laid back West Coast vibe. On the one hand, there’s easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, a fabulous variety of beaches, and amazing parks.
Day 2 : Cruising the Inside Passage
The dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage has been shaped by glaciers for millions of years. The terrain here is verdant and vivid – mysterious forests blanket the towering mountains.
Day 3 : Ketchikan
Ketchikan is famous for its colourful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 13,500 people call the town home, and, in the summer, cruise ships crowd the shoreline, floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and salmon-laden commercial fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows
Day 4 : Juneau
Juneau, Alaska’s capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can’t be reached by road. The city owes its origins to two colourful sourdoughs (Alaskan pioneers)—Joe Juneau and Richard Harris—and to a Tlingit chief named Kowee, who led the two men to rich reserves of gold at Snow Slide Gulch, the drainage of Gold Creek around which the town was eventually built.
Day 5 : Skagway
Located at the northern terminus of the Inside Passage, Skagway is a one-hour ferry ride from Haines. It is full of gold-rush country in addition to spectacular lake, forest, and mountain scenery. The town is an amazingly preserved artefact from North America’s biggest, most-storied gold rush.
Day 6 : Sitka
It’s hard not to like Sitka, with its eclectic blend of Alaska Native, Russian, and American history and its dramatic and beautiful open-ocean setting. This is one of the best Inside Passage towns to explore on foot, with such sights as St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Castle Hill, Sitka National Historical Park, and the Alaska Raptor Center topping the town’s must-see list
Day 7 : Hubbard Glacier
Hubbard Glacier, off the coast of Yakutat, Alaska, is the largest glacier in North America, with a calving front that is more than six miles wide. One of the main sources for Hubbard Glacier originates 76 miles inland. It has been a very active glacier, experiencing two major surges in the past 30 years. This glacier was named after Gardiner Greene Hubbard, a U.S. lawyer, financier, and philanthropist. He was the first president of the National Geographic Society.
Day 8 : Seward (Anchorage)
It is hard to believe that a place as beautiful as Seward exists. Surrounded on all sides by Kenai Fjords National Park, Chugach National Forest, and Resurrection Bay, Seward offers all the quaint realities of a small railroad town with the bonus of jaw-dropping scenery.
This cruise is also available in reverse.