Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
June 1 - 8, 2024 (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
Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 1 or more passengers)
* CAT ID - Double Occupancy
DEPOSIT: 20%* per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: February 27, 2024
None ... Through February 27, 2024
$250 ... March 1 - 21, 2024
50%* ... March 22 - April 8, 2023
75%* ... April 9 - 31, 2024
100%* ... After May 1, 2024
*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 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
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 4 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 5 B,L,D
Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, the highlight of our 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska's magnificent park system.
During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place and host a fun Junior Ranger program for kids. They may even be able to help you identify Glacier Bay's abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds.
Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you'll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart's content.
DAY 6 B,L,D
Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.
In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.
Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.
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 Harbor, 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.