For the first time in 15 years, Seabourn is offering an Alaskan cruise, set to sail away come the summer of 2017.
Long overdue, the cruise line is launching what they are dubbing as the ‘Ultimate Alaskan Voyage’, which is docking from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The cruise will be 11 days, however a series of 11, 12, as well as 14-day voyages are launching from Anchorage (Seward), Vancouver, and Alaska will give guests the opportunity to see areas of Inland Passage. Ventures by the cruise line will also offer guests the option of Zodiac and guided kayak tours.
Richard Meadows, Seabourn President commented on the Alaskan Voyage stating that much like their guests, Seabourn has been counting down the days to this. He goes on to note that the company will be providing an experience in Alaska with zero compromises; including luxurious hospitality, mixed in with off-ship adventures. Meadows also added that the cruise line’s return to Alaska gives Seabourn the opportunity to share highlights of an amazing destination to travelers – from glaciers and mountains, to frontier towns, guided tours, and onshore experiences.
Travelweek reported that these Alaskan cruises will also encompass visits to locations rarely seen, such as Klemtu and Alert Bay, a town with a population of less than 500, which is part of the Kitasoo Native Band. Cruise-goers will also bear witness to the incredible forests within the Inland Passage, get to see humpback whales swimming in Kenai Fjords, as well as visits to more common ports like Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau.
The 11-day cruise will also provide four sailings to Glacier Bay National Park, which has no roads leading to it and can only be accessed via air or water. The park also possesses a designation as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the biggest internationally protected areas in the world.
Sounds like a must-do cruise for those travel enthusiasts who have already participated in traditional sails and are looking for something a little more adventurous and different!