North to True Alaska Expedition Cruise
On this 6-day Alaska expedition cruise, experience an amazing array of True Alaska highlights. Take in Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest. Enjoy regular opportunities to paddle a kayak or adventure by skiff. Visit stunning Glacier Bay National Park and three of the Inside Passage’s most historical and charming towns—Sitka, Skagway and Juneau. While all of this is offered in a 6-day expedition cruise, the itinerary is carefully outlined in a way that is unhurried and there are multiple opportunities for unscripted discovery and adventure—hallmarks of this experience. Highlights include a tour of Sitka, wildlife viewing through Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, taking in gold rush history in Skagway, a day tour into Canada aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad, a surf and turf feast at the exclusive Orca Point Lodge and a full day within the renowned Glacier Bay National Park.
In addition to the main 6-day itinerary, there is also a reverse itinerary and a 6-day Alaska’s Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari aboard the 10-guest Misty Fjord. This flexible itinerary departs round-trip from Sitka, Alaska, exploring Sitka Sound during one of the most dynamic times of the year: the annual Pacific herring migration. As the Pacific herring concentrate in Sitka Sound, humpback whales, eagles and humans alike congregate to enjoy the seasonal wonder of the migration. Many locals prefer this season over any other time of year, with its crisp mornings, lengthening daylight hours and flora and fauna springing to life. The route for the Alaska’s Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari departures is flexible to allow the Misty Fjord’s captain and onboard naturalist to choose the best activities based on each day’s unique circumstances and guest interests. The Misty Fjord is an ideal basecamp for private Alaska yacht charters due to her small size.
For the main 6-day itinerary, passage is aboard one of three Alaska small ships: 76-guest Chichagof Dream, 58-guest Admiralty Dream or 40-guest Alaskan Dream. All three ships offer insights from their Alaska native owned and operated parent company, including a spotlight on native Alaska culture and a hearty spirit of adventure. Each ship’s shallow draft enables up-close access to pristine wilderness, complemented by spacious on-deck viewing areas. Their small size and excellent guest-to-crew ratios ensure each adventure through Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage is a true delight.