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9 days • Level 1 (Details)Inside Passage Sojourn
The 9-day Inside Passage Sojourn combines easy wilderness cruising with visits to Alaska's popular ports and authentic Tlingit villages. The 40-guest Alaskan Dream cruises faster than any other small cruise ship in Alaska — so you spend less time navigating and more time watching wildlife, viewing glaciers and visiting Alaskan communities. Owned and operated by members of the Tlingit K aagwaantaan Clan, the Inside Passage Sojourn has a focus on Alaska's nature, history and First Nations culture.

The Inside Passage Sojourn features a number of included activities designed to bring travelers into intimate contact with Alaska's natural and cultural heritage. In Kasaan, visit the only remaining Haida clan house in Alaska, and enjoy a Glacier Bay National Park tour with a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist on board. Spend a day at the exclusive Hobart Bay adventure base camp with sea kayaks, ATVs runabouts and more. In Petersburg enjoy a Norwegian folk dance show and an exciting jet boat tour in Wrangell.

The Inside Passage Sojourn is perfect for travelers seeking an easy cruising adventure with a focus on up-close exploration and authentic native culture. The Alaskan Dream departs from Ketchikan northbound to Sitka, or in reverse from Sitka down to Ketchikan.
read more The 9-day Inside Passage Sojourn combines easy wilderness cruising with visits to Alaska's popular ports and authentic Tlingit villages. The 40-guest Alaskan Dream cruises faster than any other small cruise ship in Alaska — so you spend less time navigating and more time watching wildlife, viewing glaciers and visiting Alaskan communities. Owned and operated by members of the Tlingit Kaagwaantaan Clan, the Inside Passage Sojourn has a focus on Alaska's nature, history and First Nations culture.

The Inside Passage Sojourn features a number of included activities designed to bring travelers into intimate contact with Alaska's natural and cultural heritage. In Kasaan, visit the only remaining Haida clan house in Alaska, and enjoy a Glacier Bay National Park tour with a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist on board. Spend a day at the exclusive Hobart Bay adventure base camp with sea kayaks, ATVs runabouts and more. In Petersburg enjoy a Norwegian folk dance show and an exciting jet boat tour in Wrangell.

The Inside Passage Sojourn is perfect for travelers seeking an easy cruising adventure with a focus on up-close exploration and authentic native culture. The Alaskan Dream departs from Ketchikan northbound to Sitka, or in reverse from Sitka down to Ketchikan.
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Expert Review: True Alaska with True Alaskans – An Inside Passage Sojourn

Expert Review: True Alaska with True Alaskans – An Inside Passage Sojourn

An expert review by AdventureSmith founder Todd Smith of his Inside Passage Sojourn cruise aboard the Alaskan Dream.
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Day 1 - Ketchikan, Metlakatla & Misty Fjords

Day 2 - Kasaan & Thorne Bay

Day 3 - Wrangell

Day 4 - Petersburg

Day 5 - Windham Bay or Hobart Bay

Day 6 - Tracy Arm Fjord

Day 7 - Juneau & Orca Point Lodge

Day 8 - Glacier Bay National Park

Day 9 - Disembark Sitka


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Day 1 - Ketchikan, Metlakatla & Misty Fjords

Enjoy artistic Ketchikan, one of “America’s Top 100 small arts communities,” browsing among shops and galleries featuring local artisans and strolling historic Creek Street, one-time red-light district. Take a guided walking tour to explore Tsimshian Indian culture in Metlakatla and the legacy of founder Father Duncan. Visit a traditional longhouse, watch local dancers perform and meet Native artists. As your ship glides beneath Misty Fjords’ 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs, discover the fjords’ natural history, listen to the calls of myriad seabirds and feel the mist from glistening waterfalls.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
dinner

Day 2 - Kasaan & Thorne Bay

In Kasaan, visit the Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House, the only remaining Haida clan house in the USA. Inside stand four original 1880 totems, brought from Old Kasaan by the chief himself. A guided walking tour will explore Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world, to see local attractions and meet resident artisans.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Wrangell

Visit the rural community of Wrangell, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, on a walking tour with a stop at Chief Shakes Tribal House. Take a jet boat tour of the Stikine River, the fastest navigable free-flowing river left in North America. The area is home to moose, deer, brown and black bear, beaver, hundreds of bald eagles and many other species.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Petersburg

Petersburg is a fishing town established by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s. At the Sons of Norway Hall, enjoy a Norwegian Folk Dance show performed by Petersburg’s children.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Windham Bay or Hobart Bay

Enjoy exclusive access at a wilderness special adventure base camp built especially for guests of Alaskan Dream Cruises. The camp is outfitted with sea kayaks, small outboard driven Zego runabouts and ATVs to ride the old logging roads through the lush coastal rainforest providing vistas of the surrounding areas. Experience aspects of each of these Alaskan lifestyle activities accompanied by your Expedition Leader and crew.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Tracy Arm Fjord

Explore this glacier-carved fjord with sheer 4,000-foot granite walls punctuated by waterfalls, a major highlight of Alaskan Dream cruises. View the icy glacier face and seals up close from a Zodiac.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Juneau & Orca Point Lodge

A day in the scenic state capital includes massive Mendenhall Glacier and a soaring ride on the Mount Roberts Tram. Lunch on local specialties and find treasures in the many shops and galleries. At the exclusive Orca Point Lodge, enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, marine life touch-tank and other activities. Dine on Alaskan king crab or salmon, then relax before a blazing beachside bonfire.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Glacier Bay National Park

A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates today’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist comes aboard to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Alaskan Dream
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Disembark Sitka

Disembark in Sitka, where your transfer to the airport or hotel is included.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

The Inside Passage Sojourn Cruise also sails southbound, from Sitka to Ketchikan, with a slight variation in the route.
Day 1 - Embark Sitka
Day 2 - Glacier Bay National Park
Day 3 - Juneau & Orca Point Lodge
Day 4 - Tracy Arm Fjord
Day 5 - Hobart Bay
Day 6 - Petersburg
Day 7 - Wrangell
Day 8 - Misty Fjords
Day 9 - Disembark Ketchikan

Itinerary Notes

We may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife and unplanned discoveries. The ability to be spontaneous makes this style of cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

The Inside Passage Sojourn cruise begins in either Sitka or Ketchikan, Alaska (depending on itinerary: southbound or northbound). We recommend arriving one day prior to embarkation in case of flight delays, cancellations, or luggage issues. If arriving on the day of embarkation, it is advisable to schedule flights to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. in Sitka or 10:30 a.m. in Ketchikan. Prior to embarking the day of your cruise, a walking tour is offered (may be guided or self-guided), which typically begins at 9:00 a.m. On the day of your disembarkation, plan flights to depart at 9:00 a.m. or later.
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Start/End DateShipPrice per Person
1       May 28 - Jun 05, 2015Alaskan Dream$4199 - $6099View Details
Category A

Category A - $4199

Two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 square feet.
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Category AA

Category AA - $4349

One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 square feet.
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Vista View Suite - $5699

One queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large forward-facing picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 147 square feet.
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Owners Suite - $6099

Located on the Upper Deck, the Owners Suite has a large picture window, a queen-size bed convertible to two single beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 416 square feet.
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2       Jun 13 - Jun 21, 2015Alaskan Dream$4299 - $6199View Details
Category A

Category A - $4299

One queen or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 square feet.
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Category AA

Category AA - $4449

One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 square feet.
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Vista View Suite - $5799

One queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large forward and side facing picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 147 square feet.
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Owners Suite - $6199

Located on the Upper Deck, the Owners Suite has a large picture window, a queen-size bed convertible to two single beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 416 square feet.
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3       Jul 08 - Jul 16, 2015Alaskan Dream$4399 - $6299View Details
Category A

Category A - $4399

One queen or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 square feet.
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Category AA

Category AA - $4549

One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 square feet.
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Vista View Suite - $5899

One queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large forward and side facing picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 147 square feet.
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Owners Suite - $6299

Located on the Upper Deck, the Owners Suite has a large picture window, a queen-size bed convertible to two single beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 416 square feet.
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4  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2015Alaskan Dream$4399 - $6299View Details
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  This departure sails southbound, from Sitka to Ketchikan.
Category A

Category A - $4399

One queen or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 square feet.
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Category AA

Category AA - $4549

One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 square feet.
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Vista View Suite - $5899

One queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large forward and side facing picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 147 square feet.
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Owners Suite - $6299

Located on the Upper Deck, the Owners Suite has a large picture window, a queen-size bed convertible to two single beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 416 square feet.
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5       Jul 24 - Aug 01, 2015Alaskan Dream$4399 - $6299View Details
Category A

Category A - $4399

One queen or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 square feet.
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Category AA

Category AA - $4549

One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 square feet.
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Vista View Suite - $5899

One queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large forward and side facing picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 147 square feet.
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Owners Suite - $6299

Located on the Upper Deck, the Owners Suite has a large picture window, a queen-size bed convertible to two single beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 416 square feet.
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6       Aug 11 - Aug 19, 2015Alaskan Dream$4399 - $6299View Details
Category A

Category A - $4399

One queen or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 square feet.
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Category AA

Category AA - $4549

One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 square feet.
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Vista View Suite - $5899

One queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large forward and side facing picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 147 square feet.
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Owners Suite - $6299

Located on the Upper Deck, the Owners Suite has a large picture window, a queen-size bed convertible to two single beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 416 square feet.
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Included

Selected guest cabin facilities; all meals aboard the vessel or where otherwise indicated; selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary; ground transportation to and from the vessel and airport or select Sitka and Ketchikan hotels; use of recreational equipment at Windham Bay or Hobart Bay; all standard on-board services.

Exclusions

Airfare to and from Alaska; pre- and post-cruise hotel accommodations; non-complimentary beer, wine or alcohol selections; discretionary gratuities to crew; travel insurance; all taxes and port fees ($30-$150 per person depending on cabin category).

Room Configuration

Single supplement rates are 150% of the double occupancy rate. Single supplement rates are capacity controlled and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Third & fourth persons are 30% off double occupancy rate.

Families & Children

Children (15 years and younger) are 30% off double occupancy rate. Children under 2 are free.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
90 days or more - $250 per person
89 - 61 days - $500 per person
60 - 31 days - 50% of full fare
30 - 0 days - 100% of full fare

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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Trip Reviews

OVERALL: 5 stars ACCOMMODATIONS: 5 stars MEALS: 5 stars

Overall Trip Review

The whole trip including itinerary, organized outings, FOOD, and wildlife contact and sightings were top notch. The staff was incredible and Captain Erik made sure that our requests and 'dreams' were fulfilled. He went the extra mile as did the excellent naturalists and contacts in the communities. I really loved taking the zodiac raft out to get a MUCH closer look at the wildlife and to generally explore. My husband, a non swimmer, actually tried his hand at the kayaks. The sheer majestic scenery of Glacier Bay, Stikine River (and its link to the Gold Rush), Kanaan and the restoration of the longhouse, Tracey Arms Fjord  glacial flows and on and on made this trip of 31 passengers so much better than the large liners that passed us but couldn't get to the small inlets that we did. How lucky were we!!! Sitka was an interesting town and I bumped into a group of women making baskets out of salmon skin. This was sponsored by a local museum. Great to see Native American art being passed on.

Accommodations Review

The bed was really comfortable and I loved looking out of the large picture window at night to see the light....LOL and also on occasion when  I would wake up early in the morning I would see the night sky and the moon. The shower and toilet combo worked well but was a bit of a tight squeeze but makes sense for this type of transportation. I really liked the nightly sheet left on our bed about the following day's activities. I could read up about what we were going to see and do. I also liked the intercom in the room to alert us to various wildlife or geological sitings.

Meals Review

The food was OUTSTANDING. Great choices, so carefully prepared. The baker also did an outstanding job of keeping everyone in fresh, hot, delicious goodies. The afternoon cookies at the bar were very popular. Pounds were gained but who cared!!! As I am lactose intolerant, I was amazed at how the chef and her staff created incredible alternatives for me to eat as did the baker.

Crew & Guides Review

Larissa and Simon were the two naturalists who guided us through the daily activities and provided evening slide shows on topics of interest. Both were wonderful and knowledgeable. Not only was Larissa knowledgeable about nature but she was an accomplished photographer and artist. At the end of the journey she created a DVD of photographs with music for all of us to take as a great memory of our journey together. Simon was remarkable. He is so eager to learn. He was substituting for the other naturalist who was assigned to us for the trip. It was his first stint at this and honestly his enthusiasm was so huge and his passion for his work so strong. He was funny, a great communicator, and a real joy to share time with. Both were always there to answer any questions and guide us to books in the ship's library for additional information. I loved my time spent with Alice who shared her Tlingit history with us. She and I had a quiet talk at the end of the day that she spent with us in Glacier Bay. She drummed and sang a welcoming song as we sat in the corner. My goal was to call the Orcas to us and sure enough...the last day we were on water a WHOLE POD came by and accompanied the boat. My dream for the trip. We had a great staff server for food, Mystique. She was light-hearted and fun and personalized her service regarding meals..she remembered the special things we liked when eating the delicious foods. Capt. Erik was, of course, on a mission to find me my Orca experience and sure enough, he delivered.

AdventureSmith Explorations Review

I am use to organizing our trips so it was nice to have someone else advising on what we needed to take and things (such as waterproof pants and jackets) etc. would be provided. Aaron cheerfully answered all of my questions.

Traveler Advice

Take time to just enjoy the majesty of the Alaskan state.

Carol Spellman - Portland, OR
OVERALL: 5 stars ACCOMMODATIONS: 4 stars MEALS: 4 stars

Overall Trip Review

Margaret and I agree that this ranks well within our top ten travel experiences of a lifetime, and we have traveled extensively.

It's very hard to select one experience from the many as our favorite, but perhaps getting close to humpback whales and orcas, then again the introduction to Tlingit and Haida culture, but then there was getting very close to glaciers, and sharing Pink Floyd with Eric Morrow, the skipper, one quiet evening on the bridge. Juneau was not quite as attractive as we had expected but then, this was one of the very few days that it rained quite heavily so perhaps that coloured our impression.

Meals Review

The quality and range of choice of the meals were excellent. It happened that Brea, who really was terrific, had a cuisine that used quite a lot of creamy sauces, and Margaret is lactose intolerant, so she had to be careful. This may well have been our fault, as I can't remember if we mentioned it early enough. It was only a minor handicap and did not prevent us enjoying our meals.

Crew & Guides Review

They were all exceptionally good, and again, it is invidious to try to pick out particular people, but we both thought that Eric was a truly outstanding professional as the captain and the host. In many ways he made the voyage the success that it was. We have rarely met such a calm and competent leader who also possessed a natural charm and a deep knowledge of everything we saw and did. Then there was Leonty, dignified, open and brimming with wisdom and knowledge about the indigenous people of the region. And - well I could go on about them all.

AdventureSmith Explorations Review

Friendly, ever-helpful and very accurate about what to bring and what to expect. For people coming from far away, this was particularly valuable.

J. Perkins - Brighton, Victoria, Australia
OVERALL: 5 stars ACCOMMODATIONS: 5 stars MEALS: 5 stars

Overall Trip Review

Overall, one of the best trips we have taken. Alaskan Dream cruise was extremely good along with the stay at Kantishna Lodge.

Meals Review

All the meals at Kantishna Lodge and on the Alaskan Dream were excellent.

Crew & Guides Review

Trip leaders at the Kantishna Lodge and on the Alaskan cruise were excellent. I can only remember the names of those on the Alaskan Dream, Leonty and Larisa. Leonty as a Native American gave us a great insight into the native culture of Alaska.

AdventureSmith Explorations Review

There were a couple of small problems with breakfasts at the hotels which Andrew handled quickly. It is not surprise to us that on a trip of this length there a few bumps but what is important is how well they are resolved. Andrew did a great job.

An Alaska trip has been my dream for a long time (40 years). I found Adventure Smith on the internet after a very long and detailed comparison of products offered. I made a good choice.

R. Sheldon - Reading, PA