On this cruise aboard the ms Eurodam, embark from Seattle, Washington, and enjoy sights of towering mountains, rustic wilderness and breathtaking fjords as your ship cruises up the Alaskan coastline into majestic Glacier Bay.
After a day at sea, the first port on your journey is north in Juneau, Alaska. Head to downtown Juneau to see Gold Rush-era buildings and the city’s first saloon, Imperial Bar. Then, sit back and relax on the ship deck as you sail to and through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ll be captivated by the massive glaciers, mountains and fjords. Make sure to bring binoculars so you can see as much as possible from aboard the ship.
Next, it’s off to Sitka, Alaska, where the Alaska Purchase was signed in 1867. With Mt. Edgecumbe as a dramatic backdrop, Sitka played a role as a major Russian settlement and fur-trading post in the 19th century.
The next port on your journey is Ketchikan, Alaska, the “salmon capital of the world,” where you can admire totem poles in the park or have a meal at the renowned Alaska Fish House. Sailing to Victoria in Canada, you’ll enter the beautiful Inner Harbour. Venture out to see the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and chateau-style Fairmont Empress hotel, or go on a whale-watching tour. Finally, you’ll return to Seattle — site of the renowned Pike Place Market and Mount Rainier — and disembark.
What we love:
• The ship will travel along the Inside Passage, a scenic protected waterway. It is one of just a few in the world where cruise ships can sail so close to mountain walls.
• The onion domes of the orthodox St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka are evidence of the town’s past Russian influence.
• With the mildest climate in Canada, Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens blossom year-round, ensuring a stroll will be filled with a spectrum of colors and fragrances whenever you visit.