Shaped by the Ice Age and sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by one thousand miles of islands lining North America's pacific coast, the Inside Passage embodies untamed Alaska with magnificent glaciers, snowcapped mountains and a wilderness with more spectacular beauty than you could imagine. Stand on the deck of your Five-Star small ship as you cruise the protected coves and inlets of serene, deep blue waters. Watch for wildlife: bald eagles, harbor seals, humpback whales and brown bears. Experience the thunderous calving of the Daes and South Sawyer Glaciers, venture into the heart of narrow Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm and explore the Passage's hidden treasures--secluded Inian Island and seldom-visited Elfin Cove. Along the way, encounter the indigenous culture of the Tlingit; onion-domed churches built by Russian fur traders, hearty fishing villages, trading outposts settled by American pioneers and the gold rush settlements built over a century ago.
**Program pricing and itinerary subject to change until final publication of brochure**