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ALASKAN INSPIRATIONS

V6312

Vancouver to Anchorage on Crystal Serenity
DATES : June 19 - 26, 2016 (7 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $2,815 Per Person

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The Misty Fjords National Park, Mendenhall Glacier and the unspoiled wilderness of water, ice and granite that is Whittier...this is Alaska.

Date Port Arrival Departure
Jun 19, Sunday
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada »   11 pm
Prosperous and vibrant Vancouver is Canada's third-largest city and British Columbia's most cosmopolitan center. Enjoy exploring the restored Gastown district or discovering the intrigue of Chinatown. Seize this opportunity to sample delicacies from the sea, explore the North Shore and Stanley Park, the largest natural park of any city on the North American continent, and browse among shops and galleries in Granville Island. Blessed with an unsurpassed natural backdrop, Vancouver is set amid a gorgeous landscape of water and mountains. On a clear day, one can view rugged mountains, emerald-green parklands and the luminous sea from almost any vantage point.
Jun 20, Monday
Cruising the Inside Passage  »
Protected from the open sea by forested isles, sheltered from the windy mainland by the tallest coastal mountains in the world, this 1,000-mile waterway seems custom-made by nature for a cruise. The deep, calm waters of the passage meander between dense pine forests where wild game abounds, with occasional rustic towns along the way.
Jun 21, Tuesday
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA » 8 am 3 pm
Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for fishermen and nature-lovers alike. A quiet city, it hosts quaint restaurants perched on stilts above the water, scores of fascinating shops and spectacular views from every vantage point. Although Ketchikan's Indian name means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle," it is also known as "Alaska's First City," so coined as it is frequently the first stop along the Inside Passage. Venture ashore and discover Ketchikan's rich Indian heritage, visit the world's largest collection of authentic totem poles at Totem Bight and walk along the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street where stilt-buildings in the harbor preserve a distinct pioneer feel. Or, we welcome you to paddle a kayak on sheltered waters, take a floatplane to a remote mountain lake or try your hand at sportfishing. Regardless of how you plan to spend your time in "Alaska's First City," we're sure your visit will be a memorable one.
Jun 22, Wednesday
Juneau, Alaska, USA » 9 am 10 pm
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a town accessible only by air and sea. It was founded during the rush for gold in the 1880s and was named after Joe Juneau, the prospector who first discovered gold in this state. Today, much of its independent frontier atmosphere remains. The infamous and rowdy Red Dog Saloon coexists beside impressive modern office towers. It has a superb location, snuggled between the flanks of 3,600-foot Mt. Juneau and the picturesque Gastineau Channel. Mountains, glaciers and the sea are everywhere to be seen. Among its many attractions, Juneau is our gateway to the Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile river of ice that is Alaska's most accessible, and most photographed, glacier.
Jun 23, Thursday
Skagway, Alaska, USA » 8 am 6 pm
Discover the flavor of the gold rush era in Skagway. In its heyday, this atmospheric frontier town was the largest in Alaska. During the height of the gold boom, Skagway was known as the gateway to the goldfields, and its population went from 2 to 10,000 in a single year. At one time it boasted 80 saloons and was known as the "roughest town on earth." Although its population is now less than 1,000, its rip-roaring past will come alive as you stroll along Broadway or browse through the Trail of '98 Museum's outstanding collection of memorabilia.
Jun 24, Friday
Cruising Glacier Bay *  »
This stunning amphitheater of glaciers and granite peaks is best viewed from the sea. The ice in Glacier Bay fell as snow centuries ago on the mountains that ring the bay. Compressed by its own tremendous weight, it flows seaward, producing some of the fastest-moving glaciers known. In the summer, rare humpback whales come here to feed – with luck, you'll see one of these gentle giants.

Note: Subject to permit specifications/approvals. As such, the order of ports and/or cruise itinerary are subject to change at any time.
Jun 25, Saturday
Cruising Hubbard Glacier *  »
Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier breaks off in great ice chunks, known as "calves."

Note: Subject to permit specifications/approvals. As such, the order of ports and/or cruise itinerary are subject to change at any time.
Jun 26, Sunday
Anchorage/Whittier, Alaska, USA » 8 am  

The saying "location, location, location" has perhaps never fit a place more perfectly than the small town of Whittier. Sitting on a railroad at the head of a fjord, Whittier offered an ideal strategic location for the military, which set up shop here in the 1940s to protect Alaska.

Today, Whittier's position makes it a perfect gateway for adventures on the pristine waters of Prince William Sound. Glaciers are plentiful, as are sea otters, salmon and orcas. When you are not gazing in wonder at rivers of ice and the creatures of the sea, you can ponder the beauty of the Sound's dramatic shoreline and surrounding rainforest.

*  Subject to permit specifications/approvals. As such, the order of ports and/or cruise itinerary are subject to change at any time.
All itineraries and times are subject to change. Click on ports for detailed information.
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