Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage | July 29 - August 5, 2020
Travel with the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) from July 29 - August 5, 2020, on this custom designed itinerary and cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Juneau, Alaska, under the lingering glow of the long days of summer.
Specially chartered for this voyage, the Five‑Star small ship Le Soléal is ideal for traversing narrow fjords and isolated coves inaccessible to larger ships, while carefully navigating through the marine ecosystem. Experience the unforgettable scenery of southeastern Alaska and Northwestern Pacific Canada and thrilling wildlife up-close—from observation decks, during Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of elegantly appointed Suites and Staterooms, most with a private balcony.
Call at archetypal Alaskan towns, including historic Sitka, a cultural fusion of Tlingit and Russian heritage; off-the-beaten-path Petersburg, the region’s “Little Norway”; and colorful Ketchikan, rich in Alaskan art and tradition. Glide through the serene Inside Passage and into remote inlets in search of harbor seals, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, and eagles. Cruise the majestic Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm Fjord, a seascape of plunging waterfalls and serrated peaks, to the face of the monumental Dawes and South Sawyer Glaciers. Begin your voyage in cosmopolitan Vancouver for a pre‑cruise opportunity to see British Columbia’s most vibrant city. Complement your cruise with the Denali post-cruise option, where you will travel deep into Alaska’s Interior to explore Denali National Park, see the tallest peak in North America and visit the former frontier trading post of Fairbanks.