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Alaska Expedition Cruise – Southbound Sitka to Vancouver – 19 Sep 2022

Cruise & Stay 10 nights from Alaska to Vancouver with the new MV Ocean Victory.

Alaska Expedition Cruise – Southbound Sitka to Vancouver

US $4,843

Per person

9 Night Cruise sailing from Sitka to Vancouver aboard Ocean Victory. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Sitka. Experience an innovative design that brings a new level of responsible travel. Built for exploration in earth’s most fragile places, M/V Ocean Victory uses the cleanest available fuel, offers unique access to wilderness waters, and provides an unparalleled platform for discovery. Whatever your mood, whatever your taste, there’s a place to make your day perfect. Put your feet up in the lounge with a 360 degree view. Relax in the Spa after a day in the Zodiac. Take a swim or treat yourself to a soak in the heated whirlpool tub on deck. The possibilities are endless. Every taste is a treat. From locally sourced seafood so fresh you can almost hear the splash, to hand-crafted desserts and accompaniments, each meal will be your favorite. And special requests are our pleasure because your meal is always prepared to order, just for you. Your stateroom is your spacious, luxurious retreat in the middle of the world’s most beautiful wilderness. Almost all have panoramic balconies — and every single one has an expansive ocean view. From fine linens to pampering amenities, this is your home at sea. Highlights of this cruise: Sitka Sitka, Alaska’s historic Russian-American island city, is situated on the west side of Baranof Island. Mt. Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano that looks like Japan’s Mr. Fujiyama, dominates the horizon and tiny islands dot the harbour. Once called “the Paris of the Pacific,” Sitka stands out among other ports as a city rich in culture. Built on the empire of Russian fur trade, Sitka is Alaska’s fifth-largest city and has grown to be the cultural and artistic center of the Southeast. The local economy is strongly centered on the timber, fishing and tourism industries. Famous for its sport fishing, Sitka’s two harbors are dotted with brightly colored boats that look out over the pine-covered islands of the Tongass National Forest. At Sitka National Historical Park (Totem Park), visitors can recapture Sitka’s Native and Russian history and see a collection of totem poles, a fort site and the battleground of 1804. Also, it is home to the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center where visitors can watch and talk to Native artisans. Tracy Arm Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska, located fifty miles south of the capital city, Juneau. The Tracy Arm area consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice. The twin Sawyer Glaciers, North Sawyer and South Sawyer, are located at the end of Tracy Arm. The spectacular fjord of Tracy Arm is comprised of Yosemite-like granite rocks, countless waterfalls, glass-smooth water, and mountain peaks rising more than 5,000 feet. The area can be accessed by boat from Juneau. The wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and a variety of birds, such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots. The mountain goats, which are usually found in the higher elevation areas, have been seen near the base of Sawyer Glacier. Ketchikan Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s Native Cultural Center. It is also known as the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for sport fishermen and naturalists alike. During the summer months, the town bustles with visitors from all over the world. Ketchikan is built along a steep hillside, with sections of the town built right over the water on pilings. The rustic boardwalk on Creek Street preserves a distinct historic feel, while the town hums with new construction to keep up with tourism. Native art and culture flourish here due to the large population of Native Alaskans, represented by three indigenous tribes: the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. Ketchikan has the largest collection of totem poles in the world, and has been recognized as one of the top 100 arts communities in America. Visitors will find an outstanding variety of shops, galleries and boutiques throughout the town. Vancouver Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, and third largest in Canada. Located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, it is nestled between the coastal mountains and the Pacific ocean and is well known for its natural beauty. It has often been named the “World’s Most Liveable City” and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit. In Vancouver you can ski in the mountains, windsurf in the ocean, and play a round of golf all in the same day. Surrounded by water on three sides, Vancouver is a major sea port on the Pacific Ocean, and a base for many Alaska Cruise Ships in the summer. Around the edge of its waterfront, Vancouver has fabulous beaches, parklands and a bustling harbour.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 10 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 19 September 2022 – hotel in Sitka, Alaska, USA Cruise Begins: 20 September 2022 – embark, Sitka, Alaska, USA Cruise Ends: 29 September 2022 – disembark, Vancouver, Canada Ship: Ocean Victory Region: Alaska INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Sitka, Alaska • One way transfer from hotel to port in Sitka • 9 night Alaskan expedition cruise aboard MV Ocean Victory from Sitka to Vancouver • All onboard meals • Complimentary range of included shore excursions • Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise • Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water • Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary) • Port charges of USD $459 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $185 per person DISCOUNTS: The fares shown here are full brochure fare and include port charges and ship gratuities. This cruise may have further discounts applicable for Australian residents. Please contact us for your best offer. All rates shown here are in USD – U.S Dollars.