The 2011 Alaska cruise season is underway. Below is what’s happening with some of the cruise lines this season.
On April 26th, Lindblad’s first ship, the National Geographic Sea Bird, sailed from Seattle, WA, exploring the San Juan Islands, along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, through the Inside Passage to Misty Fiords, Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait, Sitka, Glacier Bay National Park, Point Adolphus & Chichagof Island, on its way to its final destination, Juneau, AK. There, it’ll start a series of 8-day Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness cruises through August.
American Safari Cruises
On May 3rd, guests boarded the 36-guest Safari Explorer towards their final destination of Juneau. They saw a few Orca pods around Prince Rupert Island. Safari Explorer, along with the cruise line’s other ships, Safari Spirit and Safari Quest will continue their trek to Alaska on the 15-day Famed Inside Passage itinerary. Once arriving in Juneau, the ships will begin their season sailing the 8-day Discoverer’s Glacier Bay itinerary through August.
With the christening of Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Adventurer on April 29, InnerSea Discoveries started their inaugural 2011 Alaska cruise season. Cruising up to Ketchikan, they’ll depart with their first guests on May 20th, sailing the Alaska Inside Passage Eastern Coves, Alaska Inside Passage Western Coves, and the Alaska Inside Passage Ultimate Adventure itineraries.