Tours

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise 2017 with Guest Speaker Jeff Cavins

8 days
Alaska
Starting from $998 * Taxes & Fees Apply

Departing July 14, 2017 | Join Guest Speaker Jeff Cavins aboard the Explorer of the Seas for an 8-day round trip cruise from Seattle, Washington.

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship
  • Port Charges

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Seattle, Washington

If you arrive in Seattle early enough in the day, try to visit the Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World’'s Fair, it offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Seattle, Elliot Bay and Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including Mt. Rainier. IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST BOARD THE SHIP AT LEAST 2-3 HOURS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE TIME.

Day 2 Cruising

Day 3 Juneau, Alaska & Alaska Inside Passage

Juneau, the capital of Alaska, was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, the city faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier is nearby. Take a Whale-Watching cruise from Juneau to see the summer feeding grounds for humpback whales. This evening you will cruise through the scenic Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions travel to during the summer months.

Day 4 Skagway, Alaska

During the 1898 Gold Rush to the Yukon, thousands of gold seekers disembarked ships at the new boomtown of Skagway to begin the 600-mile trek to the goldfields. Many Skagway businesses erected elaborate 2-story false fronts on their buildings, hoping the impression of being more stable and prosperous would entice more customers. You can see many of these restored buildings in Skagway’s Historic District. While in Skagway there are many fun activities like hiking, zip lining and rafting. You can also ride an authentic steam train through the White Pass to Fraser Meadows and back to Skagway, passing mountains, gorges, trestles and tunnels.

Day 5 Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise

Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. You might even catch a glimpse of a few native animals as you cruise by.

Day 6 Cruising

Day 7 Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on the southern tip on the island of Vancouver. Best known for its mild climate and active outdoor lifestyle, Victoria is very visitor-friendly. Among its many attractions are world-famous gardens, its 150 years of British history, gourmet dining and fantastic shopping. Enjoy a Chinese Lantern lit walk through Butchart Gardens, explore the lavish lifestyle of the old industrialists at Craigdarroch Castle, take a Horse-drawn Trolley on a romantic journey through Victoria or take a Whale-Watching cruise and search for swimming Orcas, Porpoises, Elephant Seals and soaring Bald Eagles.

Day 8 Seattle, Washington

Return with memories of God’'s beauty in Alaska!

Departure Dates