Inside Passage Cruise, Alaska

Day 1: Departure from Seattle

Our adventure begins in the bustling seaport of Seattle, where we board our cruise ship and set sail towards the rugged wilderness of Alaska. As we leave the city’s skyline behind, excitement fills the air, and the promise of exploration beckons us forward into the unknown.

Day 2: Discovering Sitka’s Rich Heritage

Our first port of call is the historic town of Sitka, steeped in Russian and Native American heritage. We spend the day wandering through the charming streets, visiting iconic landmarks such as St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Alaska Raptor Center. The natural beauty of Sitka, with its lush forests and dramatic coastline, leaves an indelible mark on our hearts.

Day 3: Exploring Juneau, Alaska’s Capital

Next, we arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska and a gateway to adventure. Surrounded by towering mountains and pristine wilderness, Juneau offers endless opportunities for exploration. From whale watching excursions to glacier hikes, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature.

Day 4: Icy Strait Point – A Wilderness Haven

Our journey takes us to Icy Strait Point, a remote wilderness destination known for its pristine beauty and abundant wildlife. Here, we have the chance to observe humpback whales feeding in the nutrient-rich waters and explore the lush rainforests on guided nature walks. It’s a rare opportunity to experience Alaska’s untamed wilderness up close.

Day 5: Ketchikan – The Salmon Capital of the World

As we sail into Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” we are greeted by a vibrant waterfront bustling with activity. We spend the day exploring the town’s rich Native American heritage, visiting totem pole parks, and sampling fresh seafood at local eateries. Ketchikan’s rugged beauty and colorful history make it a highlight of our journey.

Day 6: Victoria, British Columbia – A Taste of Canada

Our final port of call is the charming city of Victoria, British Columbia, known for its elegant architecture, lush gardens, and vibrant cultural scene. We spend our day exploring the city’s iconic landmarks, from the historic Empress Hotel to the beautiful Butchart Gardens. As evening falls, we bid farewell to Canada and set sail back towards Seattle.

Day 7: Return to Seattle

As our cruise draws to a close, we reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had through the wilds of Alaska and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. From the towering glaciers of Juneau to the quaint charm of Victoria, each port of call has offered its own unique treasures. As we disembark in Seattle, we carry with us memories that will last a lifetime and a newfound appreciation for the wonders of nature. Until next time, Alaska.

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