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Alaska's Inside Passage and Glaciers Northbound

Alaska's Inside Passage and Glaciers

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Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Vancouver, BC, Canada to Seward/Anchorage, Alaska' Reverse

From: $3,250

Season: May - August

Activities: Wildlife viewing, Cultural tours

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This is what Earth must have looked like before the human footprint. Immense forests as far as the eye can see. Glaciers advancing and retreating in an endless cycle of rebirth. An ice age wilderness, bigger, bolder and more beautiful than you can imagine. Alaska's sheer size puts everything else in perspective. Yet, ironically, it takes a smaller Silversea ship to appreciate the immensity of it all.

Silversea's luxury Alaska cruises take you on an insider's path along the Inside Passage. There are diamond-blue icebergs, rushing mountain streams, waterfalls and flowers of every colour. Here you'll find the biggest bears, the largest gathering of bald eagles anywhere, and more than half of the world's entire population of humpback whales. Experience Alaska's grandeur up close and in person aboard an intimate Silversea Alaska cruise.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Embark in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver is Canada’s third-largest city, and became part of the Canadian Confederation in 1871. Along the waterfront, visitors can see everything from the cobblestone streets of late-Victorian Gastown to shiny, post-modern cathedrals.

Day 2 - Cruise the Inside Passage
Day 3 - Ketchikan, Alaska

The Tlingit Indians originally settled this area as a summer fishing camp, where five different species of salmon spawn every year. By the mid-1930s, Ketchikan had aptly named itself the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’. In 1936 alone, the city packed more than 1.5 million cases of salmon. Once a quintessential Alaskan logging and fishing town, Ketchikan was a workday place where visitors could wander the docks. But drastic declines in both the logging and fishing industries forced the city to change course, and today Ketchikan is a charming Alaskan tourist town catering to cruise ship guests. Ketchikan also boasts the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, and the nearby Misty Fjords National Monument.

Day 4 - Cruising Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier / Juneau

In the morning, cruise Sawyer Glacier and Tracy Arm. Then, after lunch, visit Juneau, considered by many to be the nation’s most beautiful capital city. The town is nestled in the rain forest where the mountains meet the sea amidst the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, and a 1,500-square-mile ice field. Juneau’s terrain is hilly, and its winding, narrow streets are filled with character. This quaint yet sophisticated town is also rich in Native culture and gold-mining history.

Day 5 - Skagway, Alaska

The era of the Klondike Gold Rush comes alive in Skagway, the gateway to the Yukon Territory. Through the opening of the White Pass & Yukon Railroad to Canada’s Yukon Territory, Skagway found its fame with the discovery of gold. The Gold Rush was such a boon that by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town and home to a population of approximately 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling prospered. Today, Skagway retains the flavor of the Gold Rush era in its historic downtown area. In addition to its fascinating history, Skagway also offers visitors opportunities to explore its expansive natural beauty. Hiking trails along the Skagway River or a journey on the famous narrow-gauge White Pass and Yukon Line offer incredible panoramic vistas.

Day 6 - Sitka, Alaska

Sitka began as an important Tlingit Indian village. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes raised over the newly-renamed Sitka. It remained the capital of the U.S. Territory of Alaska from 1867 to 1906, when the seat of government was moved to Juneau. The move was a direct result of the Gold Rush. Today, picturesque Sitka is known for fishing and its many historic attractions.

Day 7 - Cruising Hubbard Glacier
Day 8 - Disembark Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

Originally a small fishing village, Seward has become a fairly busy port due to its access to the state’s highway, something many Alaskan towns lack. Seward is the southernmost terminus for the Alaska Railroad, and is the closest port to Anchorage for those embarking cruise ships.

Alaska Inside Passage Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

Dates Direction Vista Terrace Veranda Medallion Silver Royal Grand Owner's
Jul 12, 2018 Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist
Jul 19, 2018 Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver $6,100 Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist
Jul 26, 2018 Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) $5,100 Waitlist $6,700 Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist
Aug 2, 2018 Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver $5,100 Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist Waitlist
Aug 9, 2018 Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) $4,600 Waitlist $6,500 Waitlist $11,200 $13,300 Waitlist Waitlist
Aug 16, 2018 Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver $4,800 Waitlist $6,900 $10,600 $11,600 Waitlist $14,300 $16,500
Aug 23, 2018 Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) $4,400 Waitlist $5,900 $9,300 $10,600 $12,000 $12,800 $14,700
Aug 30, 2018 Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver $4,200 $4,500 $5,300 $8,400 $9,200 $10,900 $11,400 $13,200
Sep 6, 2018 Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) $5,100 $6,600 $7,800 Waitlist $13,900 Waitlist $16,600 $19,100

Note: on southbound voyages, Skagway and Cruising Tracy Arm are reversed.
Port charges and Handling Fees of $184 per person are in addition to the cruise fares and are not subject to savings program. All prices are in US Dollars, Cruise-Only per person based on double occupancy.


Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow

The Silver Shadow maintains Silversea's award winning, all-suite luxury and trademark intimate ambience. Silver Shadow guests enjoy fully refreshed onboard decor as they cruise to the extraordinary coast off Alaska.

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