Day 1 - DAY 1 – ANCHORAGE
Arrive in Anchorage. The airport transfer brings you to the hotel, where your Adventure Specialist welcomes you. You’re then free to explore the city. Visit a local craft brewery, relax over a delicious meal or stroll an urban trail in the evening sunlight. Overnight at the Anchorage Marriott.
Day 2 - DAY 2 – ANCHORAGE / TALKEETNA / DENALI
Enjoy the views from the glass-domed railcars of the Wilderness Express on the journey from Anchorage. From 4:30 p.m., Denali is yours to explore. Hike the scenic trails that surround the lodge, or book an optional excursion, like flightseeing or rafting on the Nenana River. Overnight at Denali Park Village.
Day 3 - DAY 3 – DENALI / TALKEETNA
Experience the untamed beauty of Denali on the Denali Natural History Tour, scouting the tundra and forest for wildlife with a park ranger. In the afternoon, board your deluxe motor coach for a scenic drive to Talkeetna. From 5:30 p.m., your time is your own in this funky village of lively brew pubs, roadhouse restaurants, welcoming cafes, and unique shops. Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.
Day 4 - DAY 4 – TALKEETNA / ANCHORAGE / SEWARD / CRUISE
Take in the scenery on the drive into Anchorage, where there’s time to walk around downtown. Continue on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to visit the animals under care. Admire the mountains and forests of the Chugach National Forest en route to the coast, where you’ll board the ship in the historic port of Seward. Sandwiched between towering Mount Marathon and glistening Resurrection Bay, the small town of Seward is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and action-packed adventure. Downtown’s Main Street houses a cluster of historic buildings decked out in colorful murals, and its Kenai Peninsula backyard serves as a spectacular outdoor playground.
Day 5 - DAY 5 – HUBBARD GLACIER
Experience the daunting power of the largest tidewater glacier in North America. While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska, earning the nickname “Galloping Glacier”. Sailing into Disenchantment Bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face, you’ll get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse. Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.
Day 6 - DAY 6 – JUNEAU
You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive, you’ll find majestic views and rich culture on every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers, and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops, and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
Day 7 - DAY 7 – SKAGWAY & HAINES
The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago, and today it remains an outpost for a thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time streetcar ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.
Day 8 - DAY 8 – ICY STRAIT POINT
Icy Strait Point is one tiny port that’s big on Alaskan wilderness and native culture. Opened a decade ago by the Huna Tlingit Native Alaskans, it’s easily one of the best spots in the region for fishing and whale watching. Dive into Native Alaskan culture at a tribal dance show or pay a visit to Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Tlingit village. If you want to venture over to the wild side, go on a guided nature hike through nearby rainforests or hop into an ATV and explore the backroads of Chichagof Island. At the end of the day, you can take in forest views while soaring high above the trees on the longest zip line in the world. No matter what kind of Alaska adventure you’re craving, you’ll find it in Icy Strait Point.
Day 9 - DAY 9 – KETCHIKAN
Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage, a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste of the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.
Day 10 - DAY 10 – INSIDE PASSAGE
Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here, you’ll find calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way, catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.
Day 11 - DAY 11 – VANCOUVER
Disembark in Vancouver this morning and begin your journey home.
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains, and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff, you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing, Granville Island paddle boarding, and Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram are discoveries you can make on your outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.