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. 

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Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

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

8 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

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

Tour Details

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

I have traveled with various groups but this trip has been better than any I've ever been on. On most tours at least one thing goes wrong, but not with Smithsonian. They're total experts and professionals and I can't think of anything that they could have done better.

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Overview

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Join us for an adventure of a lifetime as you experience the magnificent natural wonders and mosaic of cultural traditions of Alaska during our popular small-ship cruise from southeast Alaska through the Inside Passage to Vancouver.

Highlights Include:

  • Dramatic Landscapes: Listen to the thunder of large ice calving into the water at South Sawyer Glacier and Dawes Glacier and see their iconic icebergs up close on naturalist-led Zodiac expeditions. Venture through narrow straits and into the heart of Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm, where sheer cliffs rise thousands of feet. Explore the Inside Passage’s hidden treasures, from the secluded Inian Islands and tiny Elfin Cove in the north to Wrangell Island, Misty Fjords National Monument, and other coastlines as you cruise south to Vancouver.
  • Wildlife: As nature unfolds before you, take delight in watching hundreds of harbor seals basking on icebergs, a pod of whales feeding off the bow, and Steller sea lions and sea otters in the water. Look to the sky to see bald eagles soaring overhead, plus myriad other birdlife, including guillemots and Arctic terns. You may even spot brown bears hunting for fish on nearby banks.
  • Cultural Experiences: Sitka is laden with the art and history of its Tlingit culture and 19th-century Russian fur-trading era. Converse with Tlingit artisans in Sitka National Historical Park, where trails are lined with intricately carved totem poles. Marvel at priceless Russian Orthodox icons in the onion-domed St. Michael’s Cathedral. And get up close to eagles, hawks, and falcons at the Alaska Raptor Center. In Ketchikan, visit a recreated Native Alaskan village with totem poles and clan houses at Potlatch Totem Park, where you’ll watch a master carver at an exclusive demonstration.
  • Star Legend: This newly refurbished upscale all-suite yacht (Windstar fleet) offers the best of both worlds—small enough that it can alter course for better wildlife observation and tuck into tiny coves, yet large enough to offer the amenities of a larger ship.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)