SEATTLE — Seabourn is sailing to Alaska this summer for the first time in 15 years, officially kicking off its long overdue season with an 11-day ‘Ultimate Alaskan’ voyage out of Vancouver. A series of 11-, 12- and 14-day cruises on Seabourn Sojourn sailing out of Anchorage (Seward), Alaska and Vancouver combine the 49th state’s most popular ports, rarely visited stretches of the Inland Passage, and Ventures by Seabourn optional guided kayak and Zodiac tours.
“Like our guests, we’ve been counting down to this season. We’re going to offer an Alaska experience with no compromises – an ultra-luxury hospitality environment combined with adventurous off-ship experiences,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “Our return to Alaska offers a unique opportunity for Seabourn to do what it does best: share the highlights of an extraordinary destination, from postcard-perfect mountains and glaciers, to picturesque frontier towns, to onshore experiences and guided tours today’s luxury traveller seeks.”
Seabourn’s Alaska voyages include calls to rarely-visited locations such as Alert Bay and Klemtu, a town of fewer than 500 people belonging to the Kitasoo Native Band. Passengers can also access towering forests along the Inland Passage and see humpback whales in the Kenai Fjords. More traditional ports of call include Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.
Seabourn Sojourn will also offer four sailings to remote Glacier Bay National Park as part of its 11-day cruises. With no roads leading into the park, air and water are the only ways to explore Glacier Bay, one of the world’s largest international protected areas and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.