Alaska’s Southeast Explorer

The 11-day Alaska’s Southeast Explorer cruise is one of the most complete small ship cruises available in Alaska, combining sea and land adventures. Offshore exploration is facilitated by kayaks and shallow water expedition craft. These onboard adventure craft are a great way to spot sea otters and whales and they accommodate a variety of activity levels. Exploration by foot includes shoreline walks and hikes through old-growth forest that may result in a bear or bald eagle sighting. Glacier viewing from the ship as it cruises Alaska’s famed Inside Passage is a constant delight.

Alaska’s rich culture and history are also highlighted along the way. A day in Sitka offers Native and Russian history. A Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist provides a unique perspective while cruising through Glacier Bay National Park. A train ride along the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad puts the gold rush era and surrounding wilderness on display. Petersburg offers a folk dance show exhibiting the fishing town’s Scandinavian roots. Walks among totem poles and a visit to a traditional Haidi longhouse are on the agenda in Kasaan. Guided walking and bus tours, and visits to historic sites and museums further enrich the experience.

Passage is aboard one of two Alaska small ships. The 40-guest Alaskan Dream is among the fastest small ships in Alaska, enabling more wildlife and glacier viewing and more visits to Alaskan communities than any other cruise. No other Alaskan cruise offers so many ports along with wilderness cruising at such an exceptional value.

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