Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
June 11 - 18, 2023 (8 Days)
CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Seattle (Not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
7-night cruise with all meals on board
Transfers to & from ship
Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
Government and air taxes and fees
* CAT ID - Double Occupancy
DEPOSIT: 20%* per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 8, 2023
None ... Through March 8, 2023
$250 ... March 9 - April 11, 2023
50%* ... April 12 - May 9, 2023
75%* ... May 10 - 23, 2023
100%* ... After May 23, 2023
*Percentage of total price
The glassy waters of the Inside Passage boast unparalleled attractions – soaring glacier-crested peaks, majestic waterfalls, migrating whales, frolicking sea otters, and soaring eagles. Our included Alaskan towns provide unique cultural experiences, enhanced by the amenities aboard the luxurious Discovery Princess.
DAY 1 L,D
We fly to Seattle and transfer to our accommodations for the next 7 nights, the Discovery Princess!
DAY 2 B,L,D
We enjoy a relaxing day at sea, and the opportunity to explore our beautiful ship.
DAY 3 B,L,D
Ketchikan is intriguing with its rich Native heritage and colorful history. Visit the Totem Heritage Center to see the world's oldest collection of totem poles. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.
DAY 4 B,L,D
This narrow fjord is part of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area. Breathtaking Endicott Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly one-fifth of its area covered in ice. At the head of the fjord, tidewater glaciers, such as the Dawes Glacier, regularly expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. During the summer, icebergs float along the surface of the glistening water in an array of sizes, from just a few inches up to three stories wide.
Protected within the Tongass National Forest, Endicott Arm is a haven for wildlife. Black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, mountain goats and a variety of seabirds have been spotted in the area.
We port in Juneau, where the only “road” into town is the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system. Juneau is the state capital and its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.
DAY 5 B,L,D
Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. By 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town, but when the gold yield dwindled, so did the population. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents and still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.
DAY 6 B,L,D
Another glorious day at sea. Relax, share photos of your Alaskan adventures with your ship-mates or get a massage at the spa.
DAY 7 B,L,D
Our last stop is Victoria, BC, which is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel. Although it's a port city, the harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes.
DAY 8 B
As our fabulous adventure comes to an end in Seattle, we board our flight and head back to Albuquerque.
Itinerary subject to change.