Inside Passage Sojourn

Alaska Dream Cruises

  • Date

    June 3-13, 2020 | Wed / Sun – 11 Days

  • Location

    Ketchikan, Metlakatla (Annette Island), Thorne Bay (Prince of Wales Island), Wrangell, Tracy Arm, Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka, Alaska

Ambassadair Trip #7977

Overview

Dreaming of an intimate encounter with Alaska? Navigate the islands of Alaska’s Inside Passage on board Alaskan Dream Cruises’ 76-guest ship, the Chichagof Dream and cruise in waters where the big ships can’t!  The schedule is flexible, the itinerary is relaxed and the captain is free to follow his natural instinct to make each day truly Alaskan. Along the way, enjoy Southeast Alaska’s spectacular scenery, ports and wildlife, and the captain can maneuver the vessel for optimal views when wildlife is in view such as moose, bears and whales. You’ll experience Alaska through its people as you visit authentic Tlingit villages and popular ports in southeastern Alaska.

On board the Chichagof Dream, you’ll be impressed with the cuisine — locally harvested crab, halibut, shrimp and wild Alaska salmon are accompanied by a wide array of Pacific Northwest wines and Alaskan microbrews. Breads and desserts are made fresh daily onboard. Casual wear is a must – there are no formal dress evenings – and you’ll appreciate the friendly service and comfortable accommodations. And to make sure you’re prepared to enjoy this adventure to its fullest, you’ll find binoculars in each stateroom and exploration gear (jackets, pants and boots) are provided!

You’ll be accompanied by Southeast Alaskan guides who are well versed in Native and Alaskan culture and traditions, environmental science and marine biology. You’ll leave with a deep personal connection with Alaska.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Small ship cruising for an intimate wilderness experience
  • Orca Point Lodge Alaskan salmon and king crab dinner
  • Up close glacier viewing in Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay National Park
  • Wildlife viewing experiences on board expedition craft
  • Cultural heritage discoveries in intriguing villages
  • Juneau, Misty Fjords, Wrangell, Sitka and Ketchikan
  • Chef-inspired cuisine

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 9 nights shipboard accommodations on Alaskan Dream Cruises’ Chichagof Dream
  • 1 night hotel accommodations
  • All meals on ship
  • 1 meal on land
  • Sightseeing excursions per itinerary
  • Transfers
  • Taxes, and port charges

Note: This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required. Some of the most unique sightseeing can only be reached on foot, especially in wilderness areas.

Wed, June 3: Fly from Indianapolis to Ketchikan, Alaska and overnight at a local hotel.

Thu, June 4: After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the pier to board Alaskan Dream Cruise Line’s 76-guest Chichagof Dream. Set sail this afternoon with panoramic views from the bow in search of bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife while winding north of town. (Meals: Breakfast)

Fri, June 5:  Immerse yourself in the history, art, and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. Visit a traditional Tsmishian longhouse, enjoy a ceremonial dance, and meet Native artists. Later, glide beneath the 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs of the Misty Fjords. (B, L, D)

Sat, June 6: Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska’s timber years in Thorne Bay, on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, an island known for its black bears. Meet resident artisans and enjoy a walking tour of the town. In Kasaan, walk a forest path laden with intricately carved totem poles to the Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States. (B, L, D)

Sun, June 7:  Visit Wrangell, the only town in Alaska that was under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations. Explore Wrangell’s rich colorful history on a guided walking tour and a visit to the Wrangell Museum. Learn about the early Russian, Norwegian and American settlements that enriched the culture of the Inside Passage. See Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska. (B, L, D)

Mon, June 8: Today, scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in Frederick Sound. (B, L, D)

Tue, June 9: Journey through the Tracy Arm–Fords Terror Wilderness, a place naturalist John Muir called “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet. (B, L, D)

Wed, June 10: Spend the day touring Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Experience the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier. See the Alaska State Museum with time to explore Juneau on your own. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy a Tlingit cultural presentation, as well as the beach and marine life touch-tank. (B, L, D)

Thu, June 11: Today, explore Glacier Bay National Park and its wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. Experience Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program along with a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist. (B, L, D)

Fri, June 12: Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on your own. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, a hike through an old-growth forest, a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat, or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of an expedition skiff. (B, L, D)

Sat, June 13:  Disembark in beautiful Sitka, located on Baranof Island between the forested mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Sitka offers a combination of native Tlingit culture, Russian history, and Alaska wilderness. Extend your stay for additional time in Sitka or take the included transfer to the airport. (B)

Chichagof Dream. Recently renovated, this small ship hosts expansive viewing areas on the bow and aft promenade decks. The lounge windows extend from the deck to the ceiling for panoramic views off the bow. Highlights: A nightly social hour and re-cap before dinner, featuring freshly prepared hors d’oeuvres in forward viewing lounges • complimentary Alaska gear including binoculars, jackets, pants, and boots for use during the cruise.

Pricing

  • Category A – Main Deck
  • Double P/P – $6,149
  • Single – $9,149
  • Category AA – Upper Deck
  • Double P/P – $6,519
  • Single – $9,669
  • Category AAA – Lounge Deck
  • Double P/P – $6,699
  • Single – $9,979

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

Documents Required: Valid U.S. government issued I.D.

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