North America Alaska Cruise

Prince William Sound Explorer

Experience the endless glaciers and islands of Prince William Sound on this 8-day round-trip Anchorage adventure cruise. Navigate a full 360° along the least visited shores in coastal Alaska, home to the densest concentration of tidewater glaciers. Natural wonders of bays, coves and deep fjords comprise the prized seacoast region and offers the perfect combination of diverse wildlife and dramatic scenery.

In a place of breathtaking beauty, visit dozens of glaciers including Chenega, Columbia, Meares and Sheridan, plus College and Harriman glacial fjords. Get up close to spectacular waterfalls and be out on the deck to witness possible glacier calving. A special visit to the tiny fishing village of Cordova, only accessible by air or water, allows you to take in the town’s Native history with a guided tour, hike or museum visit.

With activity options aplenty, kayak and skiff through glacial waterways lined with icebergs and discover the sculpted islands of Knight and Montague by beachcomb or hike. The calm and gentle waters of Prince William Sound provide the perfect opportunity to try stand-up paddleboarding, or enjoy kayaking and skiff rides. Seals and seabirds welcome you to the land of big ice and big mountains. Guides keep watch to help spot wildlife like whales, orcas, eagles, puffins, sea otters, seals and sea lions.

One vessel operates this 8-day itinerary, the 36-guest Safari Explorer, which provides a luxury and intimate experience voyaging into the tiniest nooks that other small vessels can’t reach. Built on a unique reputation for adventure, this boat pampers her guests with a three-to-one guest/crew ratio, fresh and healthy meals, experienced expedition leaders/naturalists who know Alaskan culture and topography, high-end expedition gear, plus a wide variety of excursions to suit any activity level. The Safari Explorer is a perfect basecamp for luxury Alaska cruises due to her unique amenities and ideal size.

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