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Alaskan Insider Cruise – Northbound Vancouver to Sitka – 18 Aug 2023

Cruise and Stay 11 nights with Ocean Victory departing 18th August 2023

* Valid until 18 August 2023 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 11 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 18 August 2023 – hotel in Vancouver, Canada
Cruise Begins: 19 August 2023 – embark, Vancouver, Canada
Cruise Ends: 29 August 2023 – disembark, Sitka, Alaska
Ship: Ocean Victory
Region: Alaska

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada
• One way transfer from hotel to port in Vancouver
• 10 night Alaskan expedition cruise aboard MV Ocean Victory from Vancouver to Sitka
• All onboard meals
• Complimentary range of included shore excursions
• Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise
• Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening
• Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water
• Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary)
• Port charges of USD $599 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $205 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
The fares shown here are full brochure fare. This cruise may also have discounts applicable for Australian residents. Please contact us for your best offer. All rates in USD – U.S Dollars.

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    12 days
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    Vancouver, BC. Canada
  • Vancouver, BC. Canada

    Board your extraordinary ship in time for welcoming cocktails and a lovely five-course dinner as we begin this journey of discovery. Sail into Canada’s Inside Passage filled with anticipation. 

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    Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet), BC, Canada
  • Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet), BC, Canada

    In the spectacular setting of this provincial park, you’ll discover a kayaker’s paradise, with inlets, bays, islands, and fjords that reveal an intricate network of waterfalls and glaciers. Old growth Sitka spruce and dense coastal western hemlock forests shelter black bears and grizzlies along the rugged coastline. This is a day that will stretch all your senses. Granite cliffs over 3,000 feet high drop straight into seemingly bottomless water – and waterfalls cascade from dizzying heights into glacial inlets. You’ll explore unique coastal marine life in an area accessible only by sea. 

  • Day
    4
    Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska

    In the spectacular setting of this provincial park, you’ll discover a kayaker’s paradise, with inlets, bays, islands, and fjords that reveal an intricate network of waterfalls and glaciers. Old growth Sitka spruce and dense coastal western hemlock forests shelter black bears and grizzlies along the rugged coastline. This is a day that will stretch all your senses. Granite cliffs over 3,000 feet high drop straight into seemingly bottomless water – and waterfalls cascade from dizzying heights into glacial inlets. You’ll explore unique coastal marine life in an area accessible only by sea. 

  • Day
    5
    Misty Fjords, Alaska
  • Misty Fjords, Alaska

    The soaring granite cliffs that greet us this morning are 50 to 70 million years old. Yes, million. Ancient glaciers scrubbed deep troughs through this wilderness, leaving a scenic geological wonder. New Eddystone Rock is a remnant of long ago volcanic activity that left the iconic basalt pillar as a testament to the power of this place. Humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, bears, wolves, moose, and hundreds of species of sea and shorebirds await as we spend most of today exploring the shoreline with our team of marine biologists from Cal Poly. 

  • Day
    6
    Wrangell, Alaska
  • Wrangell, Alaska

    Wrangell is the perfect spot for an optional jet boat excursion to explore the dramatic Stikine River – what the Tlingit people call “the Great River.” The picturesque town of Wrangell is the gateway to the river, perched at the very tip of rugged Wrangell Island. You are most welcome here, as native Alaskans whose ancestors have lived on this island for thousands of years open their tribal home, their culture, and their magnificent river for your exploration. Take home your own petroglyph rubbing to remember your time among more than 40 ancient petroglyphs on the 8,000-year-old site of Petroglyph Beach.

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    7
    Gut Bay, Alaska
  • Gut Bay, Alaska

    5 miles long. 0.1 mi. across at its mouth, on SE coast of Baranof I., Alex. Arch

  • Day
    8
    Petersburg, Alaska
  • Petersburg, Alaska

    We’ll dock right beside Alaska’s largest home-based halibut fleet, who call this shallow, protected harbor home. These abundant waters and an endless supply of ice from nearby LeConte Glacier led Norwegian fisherman Peter Buschmann to build the region’s first cannery and invite his fishing countrymen to join him. Hence the town’s name and its strong Norwegian culture. Large cruise ships cannot come into Petersburg, so you’ll be among a privileged few to be in this charming, authentic Alaskan village.  

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    Kake & Frederick Sound, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska
  • Kake & Frederick Sound, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska

    The towering totem pole, the largest ever carved from a single tree, stands sentinel over this ancient village on the tip of Kupreanof Island. The Kake tribe of the Tlingit people still observe a subsistent lifestyle here, the harshness of its demands belied by the warmth of their welcome. In adjacent Frederick Sound, we’ll explore by Zodiac, led by our team of naturalists. 

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    Sitka, Alaska
  • Sitka, Alaska

    Hotel Stay in Sitka, AK

    Sitka is a place of many traditions. You’ll immediately recognize the distinctive Russian domes of the churches, and may assume this city has Russian origins. You’d be right, of course, it was formally founded by the Russian-American Company in 1799. But the heart of Sitka is much deeper. The downtown area of Sitka was settled by the Tlingit people more than 10,000 years ago. For even longer, it has been home to the wild creatures who make Alaska a place unlike any other. Listen to the chattering of eagles and drink in the scent of the eponymous Sitka spruce as you experience the joy of this place, once called the “Paris of the Pacific.” 

    Sitka, AK

    Your northbound voyage begins with an overnight stay in this beautiful city where you can listen to the chattering of eagles and drink in the scent of the eponymous Sitka spruce as you experience the joy of this place, once called the “Paris of the Pacific.” 

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Vancouver, BC. Canada

Board your extraordinary ship in time for welcoming cocktails and a lovely five-course dinner as we begin this journey of discovery. Sail into Canada’s Inside Passage filled with anticipation. 

Pricing and Cabins

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Category Twin/pp Single/pp
D - View Stateroom
E - Stateroom with Private Balcony
F - Stateroom with French Balcony
C - Deluxe Stateroom with Private Balcony
BB - Private Balcony Suite
B - Private Balcony Suite
A - Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony
PS - Premium Suite with Private Balcony
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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on full brochure cruise fare at time of publication and does not include any discounts. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages cruise. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All inquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Transfer to hotel on day one and post cruise are not included. Discounts may be available – please contact our office for the best offers applicable.

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