Join us for an extraordinary cruise from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver that features both the dramatic natural wonders of this breathtaking region and its mosaic of cultural traditions. 

Starting at: $4,395 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Harbor seal lounging on an iceberg. Credit: Larisa Manewal  Breaching whale in Alaskan waters. Credit: R. Cisneros  Sea Otter. Credit: Katherine Davis  Grizzly bear in Alaska  The town of Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Mark Kelley  Great bald eagle at the Raptor Center in Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Reinhard Pantke  St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Mark Kelley  The town of Ketchikan  Colorful Creek Street in in Ketchikan. Credit: Mary Dossat  Chilkat dancer in traditional dress. Credit: Kim Heacox/Accent Alaska  Totem in Ketchikan  Glacial Valley  Sleeping husky  View of Vancouver's harbor

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

A Cruise from Juneau to Vancouver Aboard the 212-guest Star Legend

8 days from $4,395

Join us for an extraordinary cruise from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver that features both the dramatic natural wonders of this breathtaking region and its mosaic of cultural traditions. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2018 Departure
Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University where he just completed his 24th year of teaching. He was also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at P.S.U. from 1997-1999. Scott has been teaching for 44 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. Scott has won many awards for outstanding teaching, the most significant being the Faculty Senate Chair Award at Louisiana Tech University in 1987, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, and the George Hoffmann Award from PSU in 2007. Based on his national leadership performance Scott was chosen to be a fellow of the Geological Society of America (2004) and a fellow with the Kellogg National Fellowship Program (1990 – 1993). He was president of the Downtown Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon’s oldest and largest Rotary club in 2009. Scott is a 6th generation Oregonian who grew up in Beaverton and is very happy to be "home" after a 25 year hiatus! He actively helps local TV, radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public. Scott enjoys all sports, especially basketball, running, skiing, hiking, swimming, tennis, and golf.

Jul 5 - 12, 2018 Departure
Patricia Hostiuck

Patricia Hostiuck

Patty Hostiuck has traveled the globe as a naturalist for nearly three decades, seeking out wildlife-rich niches, investigating fascinating landscapes, and sharing her insights with thoughtful travelers. Her academic background in biology and geography shapes a perspective that spotlights the importance of place, the abiding interdependence of living things, and the critical influence of nature on human cultures. She has served as a National Forest Ranger and National Park Ranger and has worked extensively in leading eco-travel and expedition trips from the tropics to both polar regions. She has led more than 100 Smithsonian Journeys across seven continents, from Antarctica to Alaska. Patty has an amazing breadth of knowledge and her passion to untangle nature’s secrets and share a sense of wonder about the natural world through her engaging presentations and informal commentary make her a favorite among Smithsonian travelers.