STAR COLLECTOR: ALASKA CROSSING TO JAPAN

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Aug 13 Thu
4:00 PM
 
Aug 14 Fri
At Sea
Aug 15 Sat
1:00 PM
10:00 PM
 
Aug 16 Sun
6:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Aug 17 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Aug 18 Tue
12:00 PM
9:00 PM
 
Aug 19 Wed
6:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Aug 20 Thu
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Aug 21 Fri
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Aug 21 Fri
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
 
Aug 22 Sat
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Aug 23 Sun
At Sea
Aug 24 Mon
8:00 AM
8:00 PM
 
Aug 25 Tue
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Aug 26 Wed
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Aug 27 Thu
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Aug 28 Fri
At Sea
Aug 29 Sat
1:00 PM
8:00 PM
 
Aug 30 Sun
At Sea
Aug 31 Mon
At Sea
Sep 1 Tue
At Sea
Sep 2 Wed
At Sea
Sep 3 Thu
At Sea
Sep 4 Fri
At Sea
Sep 5 Sat
At Sea
Sep 6 Sun
At Sea
Sep 7 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Sep 8 Tue
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Sep 9 Wed
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Sep 10 Thu
7:30 AM
 
THU AUG 13
TO 4:00 PM Vancouver

day 1 Vancouver, BC, Canada


Vancouver’s location at the mouth of the Fraser River and on the waterways of the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and all their tributaries makes this busy seaport an easy place for meeting. It is one of Canada’s most populated, most ethnically diverse cities that is a popular filming location. Visit the interesting neighborhoods of Gastown, Granville Island and Chinatown. Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and stroll through Stanley Park. See the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology. There is an amazing variety of things to see and do here.
SAT AUG 15
1:00 PM TO 10:00 PM Ketchikan

day 3 Ketchikan, Alaska


Dubbed the Salmon Capital of the World, Ketchikan is the southeastern-most town in Alaska and is home to the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles that are found throughout the city and at four major locations: Saxman Totem Park, Totem Bight State Park, Potlatch Park, and the Totem Heritage Center. Other attractions of Ketchikan are Creek Street, a boardwalk road built on pilings over Ketchikan Creek and the Waterfront Promenade that skirts the bustling shoreline with inviting whale-tail benches to take in the view.
SUN AUG 16
6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Misty Fjords

day 4 Misty Fjords, Alaska - Optional Expedition Day


Misty Fjords, with its gorgeous views of natural formations is a national monument and wilderness area with steep valleys formed by glaciers and lava flows. It is part of the Tongass National Forest and is about 40 miles east of Ketchikan along the Inside Passage. With its icy blue lakes, waterfalls, snowcapped peaks and glacial valleys literally everywhere you point your camera you will get a postcard picture, depending on the weather of course. For a more up-close opportunity in this beautiful scenic sanctuary optional expeditions excursions will be available.

MON AUG 17
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Wrangell

day 5 Wrangell, Alaska


One of the oldest towns in Alaska, Wrangell is located near the mouth of the Stikine River. Much of its history can be seen in the impressive collection of totems scattered throughout the town. Highlights here are the amazing Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park where you can find primitive rock carvings and just 30 miles away is the Anan Wildlife Observatory with the largest pink salmon runs in the Inside Passage, and a platform from which you can look for eagles, harbor seals and black bears.
TUE AUG 18
12:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Juneau

day 6 Juneau, Alaska


Located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, Juneau sits at sea level below steep mountains between 3,500-4,000 feet high. Atop these mountains is the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass from which about 30 glaciers flow, and two of them – Mendenhall Glacier and Lemon Creek Glacier are visible from the local road. A unique feature of Juneau is that it is the only U.S. capital that has no roads connecting it to the rest of the state.
WED AUG 19
6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Haines

day 7 Haines, Alaska


Bald Eagle Alaska
Haines is one of the most popular Alaska cruise ports and one of the best places for hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing, especially bald eagles.  Within the Haines city limits Fort William H. Seward is a nationally recognized historic landmark, with some of its structures open to the public. Other cultural offerings in Haines include the Alaska Indian Arts Center where traditional craftsmen offer demonstrations of their work, the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center where local Tlingit people are featured, the Hammer Museum, dedicated to the history of the hammer and the Tsirku Canning Company Museum with memories of Haines’ salmon canneries.
THU AUG 20
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm

day 8 Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm, Alaska


Stunningly beautiful Tracy Arm is a fjord 45 miles south of Juneau that actually consists of two deep and narrow fjords – Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles long. At the end of Tracy Arm are the impressive twin Sawyer Glaciers. Wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals and a variety of birds. What you'll be able to see today and how far we can travel up Tracy Arm is weather and ice dependent.
FRI AUG 21
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Icy Strait Point (Hoonah)

day 9 Icy Strait Point, (Hoonah) Alaska


Totem Pole icy strait
Privately owned Icy Strait Point is a tourist destination and the only privately owned cruise destination in Alaska. It is the property of 1,350 Alaskan natives with aboriginal ties to Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area. Visitors here enjoy an educational experience learning about Alaska's native cultures, and the natural history of the region. There is much to do here including a brown bear search, tram excursion, flightseeing over Glacier Bay and the biggest zipline in the United States.
FRI AUG 21
6:30 PM TO 7:30 PM Point Adolphus

day 9 Scenic Cruising Point Adolphus


Scenic Cruising Point Adolphus
Here is what is considered the mecca for humpback whale watching and where it is almost guaranteed you will see whales. Watch for their unique feeding method known as bubble-net feeding and their breaching from the water.
SAT AUG 22
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Sitka

day 10 Sitka, Alaska


Sitka is one of the oldest and most culturally significant communities in Alaska, filled with rich Tlingit, Russian, and early American settler history. Sitka is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, the copper-domed St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Pioneer Home and the Russian Bishop’s House. It contains 22 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is where the contract of sale was signed transferring Alaska from Russia to the United States.
MON AUG 24
8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Kenai Fjords National Park

day 12 Kenai Fjords, Alaska - Optional Expedition Day


Today is a day of wonder as you cruise the Kenai Fjords, Alaska’s smallest national park. Carved by glaciers flowing from the Harding Icefield to the sea, Kenai Fjords has a rugged arctic landscape and is a rich habitat for marine animals and other wildlife. Most cruise lines don’t go here so enjoy this unique opportunity and you can even take an optional expedition excursion here. As with all Alaska, what you’ll be able to see is subject to weather and ice conditions.

TUE AUG 25
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Seward (Anchorage)

day 13 Seward (Anchorage), Alaska


Seward, (Anchorage’s gateway) is sandwiched between the Kenai Mountains and the Kenai Fjords National Park. It is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities, with Mount Marathon rising majestically behind the town. Even though Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, it is also home to 1,500 moose, surrounded by national parks full of wildlife.
WED AUG 26
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Homer

day 14 Homer, Alaska


Homer, Alaska
Two hundred miles south of Anchorage and home of the Discovery Channel’s “The Last Frontier,” Homer is a small city on beautiful Kachemak Bay. The geological landform known as Homer Spit is the main attraction here. This 4.5-mile-strip of land with its variety of shops, art galleries, seafood restaurants and beaches was named one of the best 100 beaches in the U.S. Less than 10 miles from the Spit is Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park, the only designated wilderness park in Alaska. Homer is also known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World” and is the homeport for the Time Bandit of “Deadliest Catch” fame.
THU AUG 27
8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Kodiak

day 15 Kodiak, Alaska


Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak is noted as being one of the top three fishing ports in the country and home to over 650 boats. Alaska Marine ferries dock here and Kodiak is also home to the largest U.S. Coast Guard base. This renowned fishing destination offers a variety of sport fishing including halibut, rockfish, cod, trout and five species of salmon. But Kodiak is best known for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and the over 3,500 brown bears residing there. Bear viewing is the main attraction and male bears weigh in between 800-1,500 pounds and stand over 10 feet tall. Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park is the best place to learn about Kodiak’s WWII history.
SAT AUG 29
1:00 PM TO 8:00 PM Dutch Harbor

day 17 Dutch Harbor, Alaska


Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Unalaska, home to the port of Dutch Harbor, has been continuously occupied by Aleuts for about 9,000 years. It is the only deep water port in the Aleutians and the main delivery port for king crab as featured on the Discovery Channel’s “The Deadliest Catch” reality show. The island provides opportunities for many types of outdoor activities such as bird/wildlife watching, hiking, skiing, sport fishing, and kayaking. The museums here are full of interesting artifacts from archaeological digs and the impact of WWII in the Aleutians.
MON SEP 7
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Hakodate

day 26 Hakodate, Japan


Hakodate, Japan
Located on the southern tip of the island of Hokkaido, Hakodate will offer you breathtaking views, excellent seafood and a delightful natural environment. Visit Goryokaku, a star-shaped fort designated a special historic site with a tower observatory that commands an amazing panoramic view of the fort. While you're there find a place to have a Sapporo, since Hokkaido is home to this famous beer.
TUE SEP 8
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Ofunato

day 27 Ofunato, Japan


Ofunato, Japan
The warm and cold currents that meet outside the bay of Ofunato have made it an ideal location for commercial fishing. This small city, with its beautiful Goishi coastline has been designated one of the 100 soundscapes of Japan and much of the city lies within the borders of the Sanriku Fukko National Park. The geologic formation known as Anatoshishiso is definitely worth seeing.
WED SEP 9
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Oarai

day 28 Oarai, Japan


Oarai, Japan
Sitting right on the ocean, Oarai has some wonderful, pristine beaches like the Oarai Sun Beach and the Ajijaura Beach, white sand beaches with shallow waters. The seafood here is excellent and the Nakminato Fish Market offers fresh seafood at reasonable prices. Other sites to see include the Oarai Aquarium, home to 45 species of sharks and the Oarai Isosaki-jinja Shrine with its iconic Kamiiso-no-Torii.
THU SEP 10
7:30 AM TO Yokohama (Tokyo)

day 29 Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan


Yokohama, the gateway to Tokyo,  was one of the first Japanese ports open to foreign trade. It contains a large Chinatown with hundreds of Chinese shops and restaurants.  It is also known for its botanical park, Sankei-en Garden, containing preserved Japanese residences from different eras, and for the seaside Minato Mirai District, site of the Landmark Tower, standing 971 feet high.

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