Seabourn Odyssey excels at creating a comfortable and relaxing environment across her 11 elegant decks. Light woods, subtle colours and rich soft furnishings lend themselves to the contemporary and calming atmosphere on board the ship. This luxury cruise ships beckon you to travel beyond the bounds of the imagination. On board Seabourn, every desire is met promptly and with a welcoming smile. Whether it's a warm blanket and a cup of gourmet hot chocolate as you drift on a small ship cruise along the Fjords or a relaxing neck massage poolside, you'll feel that you're a member of a very exclusive club when sailing on this luxury cruise ships
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• 2 nights in 5* accommodation
• 14-nights - All Inclusive on Seabourn Odyssey in an Oceanview Suite
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Day 1 – 2 Vancouver
Vancouver has plenty to offer, hire a bike and explore Stanley Park along the seawall or venture within the park itself. One of the city’s main tourist destinations and featuring miles of well-maintained paved and dirt trails, Canada’s largest aquarium and an array of other activities, this 400-hectare park is recognised as one of the greatest urban parks in the world. The city also boasts plenty of flightseeing tours offering; a 30-minute circle tour of the skyline and the surrounding mountainous coastal islands, options for day trips that include landing on mountain lakes for a picnic, action packed excursions to Whistler, Bowen Island and more.
Day 3 Embarkation and Transit the Seymour Narrows
After embarkation at Vancouver Cruise you will make way up the Seymour Narrows. These 3 miles stretch of Discovery Channel north of Vancouver Island is notorious for the strength of tidal currents. This part of the cruise requires skill and technical accomplishment as the Venturi effect created from the tides increasing the velocity.
Day 4 Cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound
The Queen Charlotte Sound lies between the Queen Charlotte Strait, which winds between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland in the south, and Hecate Strait, which is northward, adjacent to the Haida Gwaii Islands off the Pacific coast of British Columbia. It is a broad reach in the long shipping route called the Inside Passage threading the myriad islands stretching from Washington’s Puget Sound to Alaska.
Day 4 Ketchikan
Ketchikan is a picturesque coastal town with a colorful frontier history, standing at the southern entrance to Alaska's famed Inside Passage. Once dubbed the 'Canned Salmon Capital of the World,’ the renowned Creek Street, perched on stilts along the mouth of the creek, would bring lasting infamy to the area for the red-light district that burgeoned there during the Gold Rush. A visit to Ketchikan is not complete without visiting one or all of Native American sites such as Totem Bight State Park, Potlatch Park, Saxman Native Village and the Totem Heritage Center. Together, these locations comprise the world's largest collection of standing Native American totem poles.
Day 5 Sitka
A stroll through the streets and National Historic Park of Sitka is a glimpse into its unique and colorful past. A blend of Tlingit and Russian cultures defines this first capital of Alaska. Although fish canning and gold mining were the initial catalysts for growth in Sitka, the construction of an air base during World War II truly paved the way for Sitka to come into its own. One of Sitka's most intriguing structures is the Cathedral of Saint Michael, built in 1848 to honor a Russian Orthodox bishop.
Day 6 Glacier Bay Cruising Only
Designated as an International World Heritage Site in 1992, Glacier Bay is also a National Monument, a National Park and a designated Biosphere Reserve. Glacier Bay has experienced major advances of its glaciers, Temperate, coniferous rain forest dominates its southern shores. Black and brown bears, wolves, moose, eagles and ravens can be spotted. Glacier Bay has two major arms, East and West, and over fifty named glaciers. Combined with Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Canada's Kluane National Park and Alsek-Tatshenshini Park, Glacier Bay encompasses the largest protected wilderness area on Earth
Day 7 Inian Islands
As the gatekeepers to the northern entrance of the fabled Inside Passage, the remote Inian Islands stand between Cross Sound and Icy Strait, exposed to the high energy seas of the Pacific Ocean. Tidal currents surging through the narrow channels separating the islands can be severe. Nicknames like ‘The Laundry Chute’ justify their notorious reputations.
Day 8 Icy Strait Point
This unique community on Chicagof Island near the entry to Glacier Bay National Park was created and is owned by a corporation of 1300 Native Americans of various local Tlingit tribes. The purpose being to offer visitors an enjoyable, educational experience of Alaska's native cultures. Your tender will dock at the 1912 salmon canning facility, which today is a museum. The surrounding area offers cultural performances, Native American-owned shops and galleries, restaurants and a variety of tours and excursions for every interest from sport fishing to whale watching, guided nature walks and excursions to view bears and other wildlife. ATV tours and even a zipline adventure that is said to be the longest at over a mile and the highest at over 1330 feet in North America. The small village of Hoonah can be reached either by walking or on a shuttle, offering shops and eateries as well as a totem-carving enterprise run by the corporation.
Day 9 Haines
Haines can be found along the shores of the longest Fjord in North America. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Haines, is an authentic Alaskan experience. Haines is also home to the largest concentration of bald eagles on earth, and grizzly bears come to this shoreline for the spawning salmon in its rivers.
Day 10 Juneau
The capital of Alaska, Juneau, is only accessible by air and sea, due to the rugged mountain terrain that surrounds the city. The city has plenty to offer the outdoor adventure. Choose to explore on foot along the Perseverance Trail or around Mendenhall Glacier, or board one of the many local whale-watching boats or view the mountains and extensive glaciers of the Juneau Icefield from a helicopter.
Day 11 Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm
A short distance south from Alaska's capital of Juneau, where Holkham Bay cuts into the coastline under a dramatic back-drop of high snow-capped peaks and the verdant Tongass National Forest, lies the entrance to Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness. From Holkam Bay, the waterway is bisected into Tracy Arm to the north and Endicott Arm to the south. Each arm terminates at a stunning blue river of ice: North and South Sawyer glaciers in Tracy Arm and Dawes glacier in Endicott Arm.
Day 12 Wrangell
Wrangell Island sits at the heart of the Tongass National Rain Forest and receives approximately 203cm of rain per year. The city of Wrangell, a true Alaskan frontier town, sits at the northern end of the island, a short distance from the mouth of the mighty Stikine River. The history is deeply rooted in the Tlingit people, the fur trade and the gold rush. The Stikine River, Shakes Glacier and Anan Creek boast the largest pink salmon run of the Inside Passage, attracting brown and black bears in great numbers
Day 13 Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords)
Misty Fjords is a true wilderness, often shrouded in mist. Its vertical granite cliffs, which reach 900m above sea level, descend another 300m below the water's surface. Carved by glaciers and covered in a green carpet of mosses and lichens. Misty Fjords receives more than 381cm of rain per year. This rainfall keeps vegetation in abundance, bringing various wildlife to the area including Mountain goats, brown and black bears, coastal wolves, sea lions, bald eagles and ravens. Dall's porpoises, orca and humpback whales can also be spotted along its shorelines and throughout the waters. Your ship will cruise among these spectacular forest’s waterfalls and mountains., The onboard Ventures by Seabourn team will offer exceptional excursions including kayaking the fjords and a short sightseeing float plane flight.
Day 14 Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert, set amongst the coastal mountains, is the jumping-off point for travelers joining the coastal ferries to Haida Gwaii, Vancouver or north to Alaska. Highlights include the quaint Cow Bay with its shops and restaurants, the Museum of Northern British Columbia, the totem carving house or the stunning sunken gardens.
Day 15 Scenic Cruising
Whale Channel is a picturesque waterway separating Gil Island from Princess Royal Island in British Columbia’s Inside Passage. Surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges and teeming with marine life, It is a diversion from the main shipping lane, located roughly halfway between Prince Rupert and the First Nations village of Klemtu.
Day 16 Vancouver
Today marks the end of this exploration holiday in Remote Alaska. Enjoy some time at your leisure prior to boarding your flight back to the UK.
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