Inspired by the success of the past two seasons and in response to high guest demand, Seabourn has curated a line up of 11-, 12- and 14-day Alaska and British Columbia cruises onboard Seabourn Sojourn. With just 10 departures scheduled through the season, running from June to October 2019, there will only be slots for about 4,500 guests, making early booking imperative.
Itinerary highlights of Seabourn’s 2019 season in Alaska and British Columbia include:
- Ultimate Alaska Sojourn – An 11-day voyage northbound from Vancouver, British Columbia to Anchorage (Seward), Alaska. Three departures from June to August will feature Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines/Skagway, and Juneau, as well as scenic cruising to Tracy/Endicott Arm and Misty Fjords. Departures June 7, July 14, August 20.
- Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure – A 14-day cruise sailing southbound from Anchorage (Seward), Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. Three departures from June to September will begin with scenic cruising of the Kenai Fjords and Aialik Glacier before visiting Alaska’s marquee ports and adding Prince Rupert and the First Nations villages of Klemtu and Alert Bay in British Columbia’s breathtaking Inside Passage. Departures June 18, July 25, August 31.
- Ultimate Alaska & Inside Passage – A 12-day round-trip Vancouver voyage sailing four times between July and September. These voyages visit Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Juneau in Alaska and traverse the Canadian Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, Klemtu and Alert Bay en-route back to Vancouver. Departures July 2, August 8, September 14, September 26.
All the 2019 voyages will offer optional for-charge Ventures by Seabourn shore excursions featuring guided Zodiac cruising and kayak excursions launched directly from the ship, as well as hiking and wildlife viewing. Excursions will be led by Seabourn Sojourn’s expedition team of naturalists, science, wildlife, and historical experts. They will also interact with guests throughout each sailing, including complimentary formal presentations as part of the Seabourn Conversations program, and on deck, as well as in more casual conversations over meals or at leisure.
Depending on the itinerary, Seabourn’s Alaska & British Columbia voyages include calls to rarely visited locations such as Alert Bay and Klemtu, a town of fewer than 500 people belonging to the Kitasoo Native Band and where guests will enjoy an exclusive cultural experience as an inclusion of the voyage. Access forests along the Inland Passage and the breaching of humpback whales in the Kenai Fjords. Guests can explore cities and towns including the state capital of Juneau, colorful Ketchikan, and historical Sitka, whose Tlingit roots go back 10,000 years. In certain areas such as Misty Fjords, they will be able to explore wildlife-rich waterways, mountain vistas and waterfalls up close via Ventures by Seabourn excursions.
Each of the 11-, 12- and 14-day cruises will include complimentary Seabourn all-weather jackets; Seabourn Conversations with special onboard guest speakers; opportunities for wildlife sightings from the ship and shore; and a “Caviar on the Ice” deck party and other special deck events.
Seabourn offers the opportunity to explore Alaska more in-depth with the Denali Experience, an exclusive and optional Seabourn Journey available before or after select Seabourn Alaska voyages. The five-day Denali Experience is a fully escorted, custom-designed overland adventure with luxury accommodations and culinary options. Venturing into the Great Land, Seabourn guests will view glaciers in a flightseeing plane, as well as head deep into Denali National Park with a guide to spot grizzly and black bears, wolves, moose, caribou, and more.