June/July 2018

JuneauTracy Arm SitkaWrangell
Ketchikan Alaska's Magnificient Glaciers
and Inside Passage Vancouver

To sail among the Southeast Islands of Alaska in high summer is a truly magical experience. The lingering glow of the season’s longest days lends a special aura to landscapes and seascapes alike. In the immense panorama of the Northwest Passage, we’ll behold arctic‑blue glaciers, the deep green of pristine forested islands, and the glassy surface of the sea reflecting the colors of the sky. Below that surface linger whales and orcas; eagles soar from their nests high in the pines; and from their dens deep in the woods, brown bears venture with their cubs to frolic on the flats near the shore. Our voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Juneau, Alaska—surely one of the loveliest and most fascinating cruise itineraries in the world—will realize the full promise of these memorable days.

Along the way, we’ll call at the historic towns of Sitka, a cultural fusion of Tlingit and Russian heritage; Wrangell, one of the oldest settlements in Alaska; and Ketchikan, rich in Alaskan art and tradition. We’ll glide through the serene Inside Passage and into remote inlets in search of whales, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters and puffins in their natural habitat. We’ll cruise the scenic Tracy Arm Fjord, where we’ll survey myriad waterfalls misting against cliffs below snowcapped peaks, to the face of the majestic Dawes and South Sawyer Glaciers. Amidst that spectacular silence, a sharp report would signal the shearing of another mass of ice as it calves into the sea.

Our home for this journey is the five-star Star Legend, an elegant small ship that will make cruising the picturesque inlets and coves of our itinerary as well as the unfolding grandeur of the Northwest Passage an experience in luxury and comfort. Our ship offers an exceptional wildlife-viewing experience—from sheltered observation decks, during Zodiac excursions (weather permitting), and from the comfort of ocean-view Suites, most with private balconies.

The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.


Brown bear fishing, Inside Passage

Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau

Sitka Harbor
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