Join this one-of-a-kind, seven-night, exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during the long days of summer for Dartmouth Alumni Travel's 2019 Peaks of the World North American excursion. Take in sights of Mt. Denali, North America's tallest peak, on the optional post-cruise extension to Denali National Park.
The exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship LE SOLEAL navigates isolated inlets and coves inaccessible to larger vessels, offering a superior viewing experience and bringing you up close to the most spectacular scenery of Canada and southeastern Alaska. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view Suite or Stateroom, see Arctic blue glaciers, towering mountains, untouched coastlines and abundant wildlife--whales, harbor seals, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters and eagles in their natural habitat. Experience the unspoiled Inian Islands, seldom-visited Misty Fjords National Monument (weather permitting) and dramatic Tracy Arm Fjord. Call at the historic fishing towns of Sitka, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, where you will step back into the gold rush era and discover the living heritage of the indigenous Tlingit people. An onboard team of naturalists provides a series of lectures focused on the local wildlife and landscapes.
Day 1: Depart home city / Arrive Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/Embark LE SOLEAL
Day 2: Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska, U.S. / Misty Fjords National Monument (weather permitting)
Day 4: LeConte Bay / Petersburg
Day 5: Sitka
Day 6: Elfin Cove Point / Inian Islands / Adolphus
Day 7: Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier / Tracy Arm Fjord / Sawyer Glacier
Day 8: Juneau / Disembark ship / Return to home city
Optional two night pre-cruise: Vancouver and Victoria, Canada
Optional four night post-cruise: Denali National Park, Anchorage and Fairbanks
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Dr. Elizabeth J. Wilson is a Professor of Environmental Studies and the inaugural Director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society. She studies how energy systems are changing in the face of new technologies and new societal pressures and how institutions support and thwart energy system transitions. Her work focuses on the interplays between technology innovation, policy creation, and institutional decision making.
Her recent books include Energy Law and Policy and Smart Grid (R)evolution: Electric Power Struggles. Wilson was recently awarded a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship and she was chosen as a Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2011. She spent the 2009-2010 academic year as a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, supported by a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship. Prior to joining Dartmouth College, Wilson was a Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Law at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Previously she worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and before that Wilson worked in Belgium, Burundi and Tanzania. She holds a doctorate in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.