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INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING) CRUISES

INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING) HIGHLIGHTS

Experience the very best of Alaska’s coast lines with a scenic Inside Passage cruise. We’ll sail at a relaxing pace through an icy wilderness of mist-shrouded islands, moving glaciers and towering mountains. The passage has been formed over the course of millions of years through dramatic glacier movement, and so in the Glacier Bay Area, you’ll find a total of sixteen glaciers rippling down from the mountains and into the water. When you’re not snapping photographs of enormous tidewater glaciers, look out for the abundance of rare wildlife, from humpback whales to brown bears. In 1925, the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve was named a national monument. An Inside Passage cruise is the perfect opportunity to sit back on your private balcony and immerse yourself in a peaceful, unspoilt natural world. In the northern region of the Inside Passage, you’ll find Sitka, which was once the Russian capital of Alaska. Today, there remains evidence of Russian rule, from St Michael’s Cathedral to the Russian Bishop’s House. At the southern end of the Inside Passage, you’ll find Ketchikan, and just 22 miles away, the Misty Fjords National Monument. This majestic seascape consists of towering cliffs, thundering waterfalls and the contrast of lush emerald rainforests. The monument spans a gigantic 2.3 million acres, making it the second largest in Alaska. The enormous and deep Behm Canal runs throughout the park, measuring an impressive 100 miles long. You can go kayaking in the park to discover secluded coves, lagoons and inlets. Look out for wildlife along the way; as well as bears and mountain goats, you might see river otters, sea lions and killer whales. In these pristine waters, there are also all five kinds of Pacific Salmon. You’ll find the Misty Fjords National Monument in Tongass National Forest, a sprawling and magnificent ecosystem of mountains and lakes.