Inside Passage Sojourn
The 9- or 10-day Inside Passage Sojourn Alaska small ship cruise combines easy wilderness cruising with visits to Alaska’s popular ports and authentic Tlingit villages. The 76-guest Chichagof Dream or 49-guest Baranof Dream each has a sleek hull design optimized for supreme comfort in Alaskan waters and features spacious common areas and cabins that are configurable for families. Operated by an Alaskan family-owned company, 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 Juneau, appreciate opportunities to visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska State Capitol or take in the spectacular panoramic views in the Mount Roberts Tram. In Glacier Bay National Park, enjoy a tour with a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist on board. In Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness, take in the wilderness that John Muir called “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.”
Spend time relaxing at the exclusive Orca Point Lodge, viewing petroglyphs in Wrangell or taking in the glistening waterfalls and enormous glaciers. In Kasaan, visit the only remaining Haida longhouse in Alaska. Round out the trip by being immersed in the extraordinary history, art and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island, including a visit to a traditional Tsmishian longhouse and a ceremonial dance performance.
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 number of ports visited and wilderness experienced over the course of this itinerary is impressive. In 2020, the Chichagof Dream operates the itinerary over 10 days and in 2021 the Baranof Dream cruises the same itinerary over the course of 9 days, combining Tracy Arm Fjord and Frederick Sound explorations into the same day. Both ships depart from Sitka southbound to Ketchikan, or in reverse from Ketchikan up to Sitka.