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Southbound Alaska Inside Passage

Southbound Alaska Inside Passage

Cruise Highlights:

  • View in awe the magnificent grandeur of Hubbard Glacier
  • Experience Alaska's gold ruch history in Skagway.
  • Visit Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World.”
  • Spend an entire day cruising the Inside Passage.

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC

From: $5,299

Season: June - August

Activities: Wildlife viewing, Cultural tours

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Big, bold and impossibly beautiful, Alaska stretches beyond the imagination, particularly in her southeastern seas where Seven Seas Mariner sails. Ancient glaciers glint majestically, as snow-mantled mountains soar into the cerulean sky. The deep harbors and frontier towns welcome visitors with open arms, eager to reveal their riches. The possibilities are endless, inviting excursions of untold discovery and delight.

To enhance your Alaskan experience, each cruise features guest lecturer Terry Breen, published Alaska specialist who has been sailing the Inside Passage for over 20 years.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Anchorage (Seward), Alaska

Seward was originally founded in 1903 as the southern terminus for the Alaska Railroad, a distinction it still holds today. The picturesque harbor with its colorful wood-frame houses and background of soaring cliffs looks out on Resurrection Bay, so named by a band of Russians explorers who found this calm spot along the storm-tossed Gulf of Alaska on Easter Sunday. From downtown Anchorage you can view two active volcanoes, the highest point on the continent of North America (Mount McKinley), and six major mountain ranges.

Day 2 - Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Viewing the magnificent grandeur of immense glaciers is surely one of the highlights of a journey to Alaska. Sail along a cliff face over six miles wide, 300 to 400 feet from peak to sea level and 300 feet from sea level to the bottom. As Hubbard Glacier advances, listen to the symphony of creaks and groans as it moves and calves. This makes for some exciting moments when the huge chunks of ice crash into the bay creating a wonderful sound called 'white thunder' by the Tlingit people. Please be advised that due to the under-developed nature of this destination, organized tours are not available.

Day 3 - Sitka, Alaska

Founded by Russian fur traders as New Archangel in 1799, Sitka was the historic center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. The Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased the Alaska territory in 1867. Today, picturesque Sitka, is known for its fishing industry, an annual summer classical music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions. On a clear day Sitka, the only city in southeast Alaska that actually fronts the Pacific Ocean, rivals Juneau for the sheer beauty of its surroundings.

Day 4 - Cruise Tracy Arm - Juneau, Alaska

This stupendous fjord is part of the 30 mile long Tracy Arm - Fords Terror Wilderness region -- located about 60 miles southeast of Juneau. Tracy Arm charms the traveler with snow capped peaks, shear rock palisades, waterfalls, rainbows and massive tidewater glaciers. Drift among the icebergs for close-up view of Sawyer Glaciers, gleaming subtle shades of blue under a glorious expansive sky. Be sure to watch for seals and whales frolicking among the clear, cerulean waters.

In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold with the help of Indian guides. Here they discovered nuggets “as large as beans” at the mouth of the aptly named Gold Creek. Out of their discoveries came three of the largest gold digs in the world where more than $150 million in gold was mined. Juneau’s surrounding beauty and natural wonders have attracted cruise ship travelers for over a century, with steamship companies bringing tourists here since the early 1880’s.

Day 5 - Skagway, Alaska

Skagua, as it is known by the Tlingit, means” windy place.” Skagway, a place of many names, and much history is the northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. It was known to thousands of hopeful gold rushers as the gateway to the gold fields. Skagway retains the flavor of the gold rush era and the character of such colorful inhabitants as Soapy Smith “King of the Frontier Con Men”; especially on Broadway, with its false-front buildings, and in the Trail of ‘98 Museum, with its outstanding collection of gold fever memorabilia.

Day 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle." At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travelers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country, and are rarely disappointed.

Day 7 - Cruising the Inside Passage

Day 8 - Vancouver, Canada

“Gassy Jack” Deighton saw a chance to make money from the miners on their way to the Yukon and the saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gas Town. From here, modern Vancouver was born - Canada’s third largest city. The government persuaded the settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the area’s waters in 1792. Today Vancouver offers travelers tram rides to the top of Grouse Mountain, the lovely Ming Dynasty Gardens, historic Gas Town and picturesque Stanley Park.

Dates & Rates

Date Ship H G F E D C B A HS SS MN GS MS
May 31, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner $4,999 $5,199 $5,399 $5,699 $5,899 $6,999 $7,199 $7,399 $7,599 $8,299 $9,299 $10,699 $11,999
Jun 21, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner $5,499 $5,799 $5,999 $6,299 $6,499 $7,799 $7,999 $8,199 $8,399 $9,799 $11,799 $13,599 $15,999
Jul 5, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner $6,499 $6,799 $7,099 $7,499 $7,799 $9,499 $9,699 $9,899 $10,099 $11,799 $14,299 $16,599 $19,499
Jul 19, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner $6,499 $6,799 $7,099 $7,499 $7,799 $9,499 $9,699 $9,899 $10,099 $11,799 $14,299 $16,599 $19,499
Aug 2, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner $6,499 $6,799 $7,099 $7,499 $7,799 $9,499 $9,699 $9,899 $10,099 $11,799 $14,299 $16,599 $19,499
Aug 16, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner $6,299 $6,599 $6,799 $7,099 $7,299 $8,799 $8,999 $9,199 $9,399 $10,799 $13,299 $15,299 $17,299

*Reverse itinerary. Fares are per person, based on double occupancy and reflect all savings. Some airline-imposed personal charges, including but not limited to baggage, priority boarding, and special seating, may apply.

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Seven Seas Mariner

Seven Seas Mariner

In the six-star tradition of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seven Seas Mariner is destined for distinction. Occupying the uppermost niche in cruising, she offers her 490 guests an unusual level of luxury and some of the highest space and service ratios at sea. From her all-suite, all-oceanview accommodations with their luxurious marble baths to her signature cuisine to her superbly attentive staff, she has few equals.

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