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Windstar returns to cruising Alaska and British Columbia in summer 2018

Cruising back to the region after two decades, Windstar will be changing the landscape of small ship cruising in Alaska and British Columbia in the spring and summer of 2018.

With voyages starting at 11 days, there is ample time for scenic cruising in both Canada’s and Alaska’s famed inside passages – where guests can look for orcas, bears, and bald eagles from the comfort of their elegant ship.

Star Legend
Each Windstar Alaska itinerary on the 212-guest Star Legend includes sailing through Tracy Arm Fjord

Guests can enjoy a cup of cocoa on deck as they sail through Misty Fjords National Monument and Kenai Fjords National Park, experiences usually booked via a shore excursion because the “big ships” just don’t go there.

Each Windstar Alaska itinerary on the 212-guest Star Legend includes sailing through Tracy Arm Fjord – so close that noise of the ice breaking and falling into the water during glacier calving will surprise you.

Enthusiastic park rangers, scientists, glaciologists, geologists, and other experts will be aboard each cruise to provide education, perspective, one-on-one discussions, and ample opportunities for individual discovery in America’s “last frontier”.

“We are bringing our guests right to the heart of what makes Alaska and the Great Pacific Northwest such an amazing destination and magical place to visit,” said Windstar president John
Delaney.

“We are working hard now to arrange customised bucket list moments like the chance to hike atop the massive Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska’s capitol of Juneau and zipline over crystal-clear creeks in bear country.”

Highlights

  • Every cruise features Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords
  • Optional up-close and personal kayaking and scenic cruising by Zodiac directly from the ship
  • Full destination immersion with seven to eight Southeast Alaska and British Columbia ports each cruise
  • Due to the small size of the ship, Star Legend will sail right into Misty Fjords and Kenai Fjords
  • Multiple glacier experiences on northbound/southbound sailings featuring Mendenhall Glacier, Tracy Arm, and Kenai Fjords
  • Longer itineraries of 11- to 14-days let the yacht move slower and get closer to shore exploring more off the usual charted course
  • Naturalist/Expedition Leaders on all voyages who will customise the experience for guests along with speakers from Native American tribes

  • Posted on 8th October 2017 at 12:12 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Windstar Cruises |

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