Vancouver to Vancouver - 12 Days
Pass beneath the exquisite Lion’s Gate Bridge not once, but twice, with a panoply of splendid discoveries in between. The acclaimed Inside Passage with its forest-covered islands and wildlife. Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords, where you cruise surrounded by the familiar comforts of Star Legend while large Alaska cruise ship passengers board a smaller excursion boat. Ports like Ketchikan, Juneau, and Wrangell that dazzle you with the cultures, history, and outdoor adventures Alaska is known for.
Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver - 14 Days
This is the Alaska you came to see: Frontier towns filled with Gold Rush history and Tlingit totem poles. Glaciers calving into majestic fjords. Brown bears, bald eagles, and whales feasting on salmon under the summer sun. On your 14-day Alaska cruise you also feast on adventures from dogsledding to flightseeing, and more ports and scenic cruising than most other Alaska cruises. And while guests on larger ships transfer to tour boats to cruise Misty Fjords and Kenai Fjords, you enjoy a front-row seat with all the comforts of your elegant all-suite ship.
Yokohama (Tokyo) to Seward (Anchorage) - 13 Days
Explore Japanese ports that larger ships pass by, witnessing scenes that other cruise ship passengers never see. Jodogahama Beach, with its sharp white pine-covered pinnacles and mesmerizing jade-green waters. Hakodate’s star-shaped fort, where over a thousand cherry trees bloom in early May, just when you’ll be here. Indigenous Ainu people playing haunting music on a mukkuri at Kushiro’s Ainu Village. The sight of nothing but ocean and stars as you trace your wake across the Pacific on your Alaska bound cruise.
Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) - 12 Days
Witness the grandeur of Alaska’s premier glaciers: Mendenhall in Juneau, Kenai Fjords’ Harding Icefield, Tracy Arm’s twin Sawyer Glaciers. Discover Alaskan Native villages, Russian cathedrals, and Gold Rush history. Thrill as you watch a wild Brown Bear snatch a struggling salmon from a stream or a humpback whale breech off the bow. Cruise Misty Fjords and Kenai Fjords on the lovely Star Legend, waters beyond the reach of larger Alaska cruise ships.
Seward (Anchorage) to Tokyo - 16 Days
Retrace the route of the Russian-American fur trade as you island-hop along the Aleutian archipelago, and cross the Pacific as guest lecturers enthrall you with tales of the Japanese islands ahead. Gain insights into fascinating cultures from Aleuts to Ainu, and rest your eyes on thrilling landscapes from ice-shrouded Kenai Fjords to the wild cliff- and cave-studded coastline of Miyako. Go beyond the tourist mainstream as you kayak the remote wildlife-rich waters off Sand Point and view World War II’s forgotten relics in Dutch Harbor. From Kodiak’s legendary brown bears to the quirky bohemian atmosphere of Homer, Kushiro’s rare Japanese cranes to Tokyo’s Michelin-starred restaurants, each day is a new and life-enriching adventure.
Vancouver to Tokyo - 27 Days
Spend 27 exhilarating days on both sides of the International dateline among North American wildlife like bears, moose and caribou, calving glaciers in the Tracy and Endicott Arms, and stunning Japanese parks including the crater lake in Akan National Park in Kushiro. Your memorable Pacific port stops include Vancouver, Canada, 11 visits throughout Alaska and the Aleutians, and the final three stops on the other side of the international date line in Kushiro, Miyako, and Tokyo, Japan.
Yokohama (Tokyo) to Vancouver - 27 Days
Few ocean crossings in the world offer the diverse scenery and wildlife encountered on this North Pacific crossing. Depart Japan and relax, reflect, and reconnect over a short series of sea days before docking in Seward, Alaska and eventually hopping down the coastline of Alaska and British Columbia to Vancouver, Canada. This crossing offers excellent opportunities to enjoy considerable time to explore ashore: Delve deep into the Ryusendo Cave near Miyako, Japan and study rare, long-eared bats living underground among emerald freshwater lakes. Meander among fisherman and busy shoppers as you sample morning-caught seafood at the Washo Market, one of the largest on Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan. Before turning for British Columbia, keep a watchful eye on the horizon for seabirds and calving white glacier blocks in the Kenai Fjords and the Tracy and Endicott Arms of Alaska.