We have been selling small ship cruises since last century. And never have we had Alaska sold out so early. The 2017 season just started and you would be lucky to find an available cabin.
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Though Haida Gwaii, a spectacular archipelago off British Columbia, is known as the “islands at the edge of the world,” it is well within reach aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird and Sea Lion—the only U.S. vessels permitted to visit these hallowed islands in over twenty years. In large part, we were initially permitted to visit Haida lands because of our commitment to artisans, evidenced by our Artisan Fund and its varied projects, currently financed by a percentage of sales from onboard Global Galleries. The Haida are legendary Pacific coast artists and artisans. And to see their works, most strikingly the totems created by master carvers, and to hear the stories woven into the very fibers of Haida regalia, is indeed a privilege. We will visit the Haida Heritage Center at Kay Llnagaay, see a panoply of Haida art and crafts, even see artists
at work. But we will also experience the rare, spiritually satisfying adventure of exploring the coasts and landing on remote beaches to share the silence with silvered
sentinels—the weathered totems, carved lifetimes ago, that have kept watch on Haida lands since the first days.
When Lindblad Expedtions returns in May, the islands will be awakening from their winter slumber. Humpback whales will gorge on krill and the lush forests will warm, while still snow-clad mountains set the perfect context for this entrée into the life of the Haida.
As far as a booking period goes, we are pretty much done with 2015 and have set our sights on … Continue reading Small ship cruises, so many changes in the market….Columbia Snake River
Expedition Cruises to the North Pole aboard 50 Years of Victory will continue!
Officials from the ship’s owner, Poseidon Expeditions and Quark Expeditions met in Moscow and agreed to terms that will allow use of the vessel for polar tourism expeditions through at least 2018.
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Today mark’s the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is a “man-made” wonder, an engineering marvel that changed the way the world traveled and moved goods.
Travel + Leisure Magazine has released its 2014 World’s Best Awards and taking the top honor for small ship cruises was Paul Gauguin Cruises.
The luxury small ship cruise line, sailing the South Pacific aboard the Paul Gauguin, and Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America aboard m/v Tere Moana, moved up from 2013’s 7th place ranking.