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Glacial Adventures of Alaska (Pac-12 Cruise)

June 19–29, 2018

Tour Operator: Go Next & Oceania Cruises


Activity Level: Easy

Stand in awe of massive glaciers and all-enveloping scenery as you cruise up the Alaskan coast about Oceania’s Regatta. Explore Alaska’s breathtaking natural beauty, unique native culture, famous gold fields and more on this 10-day trip starting and ending in Seattle. Trish Bostrom, former international tennis touring professional, joins this awe-inspiring journey. Read Columns Magazine’s September 2017 interview with her, “A Lifetime of Fight: Trish Bostrom Talks Tennis and Gender Equality.”

Itinerary

Day 1
Seattle, Washington

Embark the Regatta

Day 2
Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 3
Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem poles are one of Ketchikan’s chief attractions, and the best places to view them are Saxman Village and Totem Bight State Park. Drop by the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center to learn about the local cultures and ecosystems.

Day 4
Juneau, Alaska

For a state capital, Juneau maintains a surprising small-town charm, in part because it can only be reached by sea or air due to the surrounding wilderness. Collections from the indigenous people are displayed in the Alaska State Museum. Visit Mendenhall Glacier for outdoor adventure.

Day 5
Skagway, Alaska

Skagway’s spectacular natural setting encourages a walking tour of this well-preserved gold rush town. See the Moore House, built in 1897, a year before the gold rush, and the Gold Rush Cemetery, where famed Old West desperado Soapy Smith is buried.

Day 6
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

Hoonah means “where the north wind doesn’t blow” in the language of the Tlingit Indians, who make up about 70% of the population of this village on the lee side of Chichagof Island. However, wildlife outnumbers everyone, so watch for bears, eagles and humpback whales, which migrate here in the summer.

Days 7
Cruising Hubbard Glacier
Day 8
Sitka, Alaska

Called “Shee Atika” by the Tlingit Indians, then “New Archangel” by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29.

Day 9
Cruising the Outside Passage
Day 10
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Western Canada’s oldest city, Victoria proudly displays its British heritage. Explore lavish Craigdarroch Castle, built in the late 1800s for a Scottish coal baron. Trace the area’s early British seafarers in the Marine Museum of British Columbia. There’s even a Royal London Wax Museum with likenesses of King Henry VIII and Winston Churchill.

Day 11
Seattle, Washington

Disembark the ship.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Cruise rates start at $3,349 and vary by cabin category. Please see tour brochure for details.

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