North America Alaska Cruise

Inside Passage Sojourn

The 9-day Inside Passage Sojourn Alaska small ship cruise combines easy wilderness cruising and glacier viewing with visits to Alaska’s popular ports and authentic Tlingit villages. The 49-guest Baranof Dream has a sleek hull design optimized for supreme comfort in Alaskan waters and features spacious common areas and cabins that are configurable for families. Operated by an Alaskan family-owned company, the Inside Passage Sojourn has a focus on Alaska’s nature, history and First Nations culture.

The Inside Passage Sojourn features a number of included activities designed to bring travelers into intimate contact with Alaska’s natural and cultural heritage. In Juneau, appreciate opportunities to visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska State Capitol or take in the spectacular panoramic views in the Mount Roberts Tram. In Kasaan, visit the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States: the Chief Son-i-Hat Whale-House. In Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness, take in the wilderness that John Muir called “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.”

Spend time relaxing at the exclusive Orca Point Lodge, viewing petroglyphs in Wrangell or taking in the glistening waterfalls and enormous glaciers. Round out the trip by being immersed in the extraordinary history, art and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island, including a visit to a traditional Tsmishian longhouse and a ceremonial dance performance. Kids of all ages will appreciate the diversity of this itinerary, making it an ideal option among our Alaska family cruises.

The northbound route sails from Ketchikan to Sitka, and the southbound itinerary departs from Sitka, cruising southbound to Ketchikan. In 2024, select southbound departures include even more time visiting glaciers. The special “Ice of the Inside Passage” itinerary affords guests the opportunity to get up close to the Margerie, Grand Pacific, Sawyer, South Sawyer, Dawes and LeConte glaciers—being Baranof Dream‘s most in-depth glacier offering to date. 

The Inside Passage Sojourn is perfect for travelers seeking an easy cruising adventure with a focus on up-close exploration and authentic native culture. The number of ports visited and wilderness experienced over the course of this itinerary is impressive.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about the Inside Passage to Alaska and Glacier Bay cruise routes, as well as AdventureSmith’s Alaska trips and Alaska small ship cruises in general.