DAY 1 | June 19. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Six-Star Crystal Serenity in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
DAY 2 | June 20. Cruise the Inside Passage
Protected from the open sea by forested isles and sheltered from the windy mainland by the tallest coastal mountains in the world, this 1,000-mile waterway seems custom made by nature for a cruise. The deep, calm waters of the Inside Passage meander between dense pine forests where wild game abounds, with occasional rustic towns along the way.
DAY 3 | June 21. Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for fishermen and nature-lovers alike. A quiet city, it hosts quaint restaurants perched on stilts above the water, scores of fascinating shops and spectacular views from every vantage point. Venture ashore and discover Ketchikan’s rich Indian heritage, visit the world’s largest collection of authentic totem poles at Totem Bight and walk along the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street where stilt-buildings in the harbor preserve a distinct pioneer feel.
DAY 4 | June 22. Juneau
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a town accessible only by air and sea. It was founded during the rush for gold in the 1880s and was named after Joe Juneau, the prospector who first discovered gold in this state. It has a superb location, snuggled between the flanks of 3,600-foot Mount Juneau and the picturesque Gastineau Channel. Mountains, glaciers and the sea are everywhere to be seen. Juneau is the gateway to Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile river of ice that is Alaska’s most accessible and most photographed glacier.
DAY 5 | June 23. Skagway
Discover the flavor of the gold-rush era in Skagway. In its heyday, this atmospheric frontier town was the largest in Alaska. During the height of the gold boom, Skagway was known as the gateway to the goldfields, and its population went from two to 10,000 in a single year. At one time it boasted 80 saloons and was known as the “roughest town on earth.” Although its population is now less than 1,000, its rip-roaring past will come alive as you stroll along Broadway or browse through the Trail of ’98 Museum’s outstanding collection of memorabilia.
DAY 6 | June 24. Cruise Glacier Bay*
This stunning amphitheater of glaciers and granite peaks is best viewed from the sea. The ice in Glacier Bay fell as snow centuries ago on the mountains that ring the bay. Compressed by its own tremendous weight, it flows seaward, producing some of the fastest-moving glaciers known. In the summer, rare humpback whales come here to feed. With luck, you’ll see one of these gentle giants.
DAY 7 | June 25. Cruise Hubbard Glacier*
Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive — a 300-foot wall of ice, rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier breaks off in great ice chunks, known as calves.
DAY 8 | June 26. Whittier/Anchorage
Disembark Crystal Serenity.
Note: *Subject to permit specifications/approvals. The order of the ports and/or itinerary are subject to change.