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 as indicated in itinerary; all standard onboard services. In 2019, alcoholic beverages are included for Vista View and Suite categories.
Airfare to and from your home city; non-complimentary beer, wine or alcohol selections or where otherwise indicated; discretionary gratuities to crew; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; all taxes and port fees.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days – 50% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The main Alaska’s Southeast Explorer cruise begins in Sitka, Alaska(SIT), and ends in Ketchikan, Alaska (KTN). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Sitka on day 1 in time for a 10:00am meeting with expedition leaders at the hospitality room for a city tour ahead of the 4:00pm embarkation time. Disembarkation is at 8:00am on day 11; plan flights to depart Ketchikan no earlier than 10:00am.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, kayaking, shallow-water expedition craft excursions, land treks, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.
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 and fourth guests booking into a stateroom will receive a 15% discount in 2019 after 2 full-price guests or after 1 full-price adult and 1 discounted child are booked.
Families & Children
Children (15 and under) receive 15% off double occupancy rate when sharing a cabin with 1 or 2 full fare adults. Special family cruises are offered each season where all children 15 years and younger receive 20% off in 2019 based on the double occupancy rate (ask an Adventure Specialist for details). Programming is tailored for children ages 7 and up.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.
The White Pass and Yukon Route railroad journey crosses the Canadian border requires an international passport. If you do not have a passport, you will take a bus tour and turn around at the border.