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Oceania Cruises: Glaciers & Gardens

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Date:  August 11 - August 21, 2016

Cruise Destination: Seattle to Seattle

On this journey between the ecofriendly vibe of Seattle and cosmopolitan personality of Vancouver, you will appreciate glaciers, gardens, gold rush camps and glorious views. While the towering old-growth forest of Prince Rupert’s Butze Rainforest might be the most impressive display of nature you will see, you’ll be equally enchanted by the blooming wildflowers along fabled Creek Street in Ketchikan and the untamed flora and fauna discovered on a wildlife hike on Mount Dewey outside Wrangell. Listen for the telltale cracking sounds piercing the air as pieces of Hubbard Glacier calve into the pristine waters below. Near Icy Strait Point, watch humpback whales and other creatures cavorting in the nutrient-rich waters at Point Adolphus. Then discuss the day’s adventures over a culinary masterpiece aboard Regatta with newfound friends. For guests who travel with children, our Alaska Explorer Youth Program offers the opportunity for everyone to experience the excitement of exploring the Northwest Coast and Alaska in a meaningful, enriching way. Designed for age groups between 5 and 12, the program is supervised by experienced and enthusiastic youth counselors and include games, activities and Alaska-inspired special events.

Special Offer (Offer Expires June 30)

  • Featuring FREE Unlimited Internet, plus choose one of the below FREE: 
    • 4 FREE Shore Excursions 
    • FREE House Beverage Package 
    • $400 Shipboard Credit

Itinerary

Day 1: Seattle, United States

Head to the top of the famed Space Needle, enjoy the performers in Pioneer Square, watch fish-tossing in legendary Pike Place Market or spend the afternoon in the impressive Seattle Art Museum. Take in the groovy Experience Music Project or the fascinating Pacific Science Center. Dive into the sea at the Seattle Aquarium or take to the skies at the Museum of Flight.

Day 2: Cruising the Inside Passage

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Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem poles are one of Ketchikan's chief attractions, and the best places to view them are Saxman Village and Totem Bight State Park. Drop by the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center to learn about the local cultures and ecosystems. 

Day 4: Icy Straight Point (Hoonah), Alaska

Hoonah means "where the north wind doesn't blow" in the language of the Tlingit Indians, who make up about 70% of the population of this village on the lee side of Chichagof Island. However, wildlife outnumbers everyone, so watch for bears, eagles and humpback whales, which migrate here in the summer.

Day 5: Skagway, Alaska

Skagway's spectacular natural setting encourages a walking tour of this well-preserved gold rush town. See the Moore House, built in 1897, a year before the gold rush, and the Gold Rush Cemetery, where famed Old West desperado Soapy Smith is buried. Visit the Trail of '98 Museum for a more in-depth look at Skagway's freewheeling history. Or take a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad and see the trail the gold rushers etched into the high mountain pass.

Day 6: Cruising Hubbard Glacier

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Day 7: Sitka, Alaska

Called "Shee Atika" by the Tlingit Indians, then "New Archangel" by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29, a structure built by the Russians in 1835. The Sheldon Jackson Museum exhibits one of Alaska's oldest native culture collections.

Day 8: Wrangell, Alaska

Once a Tlingit Indian stronghold, then a Russian outpost, and finally an American settlement in 1867, Wrangell has endured dramatic change and honors it. See a preserved tribal house on Chief Shakes Island. Learn about the three gold rushes that transformed the area in the Wrangell Museum. Behold the ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks on the nearby beaches. 

Day 9: Prince Rupert, Canada

British Columbia's most northern coastal city, Prince Rupert sits on the very edge of the wilderness. The majority of its attractions revolve around the outdoors, such as sport fishing or a walking tour of the bonsai-like forest at Oliver Lake. Wildlife abounds, including bears, mountain goats and a variety of migrating whales.

Day 10: Cruising the Outside Passage

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Day 11: Vancouver, Canada

By far the largest port on Regatta's Alaska cruises, Vancouver offers every imaginable big-city attraction. Explore the Museum of Anthropology and the Vancouver Art Museum for culture. History flourishes in the Gastown district, which borders vibrant Chinatown. Or enjoy a break from the bustle in Stanley Park, one of North America's largest urban parks.

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