Drink in the splendor of the seas as you make your way along the Alaskan coast, in and out of passages, past fjords, and miles and miles of wilderness. From the breathtaking sights of Hubbard Glacier to the pioneering spirit of Juneau, the gold-rush spirit of Skagway and the totem poles of Ketchikan, Celebrity’s Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. And with ports such as Astoria, Monterey and Seattle, just to name a few, Celebrity showcases the quintessential character of the Pacific Northwest. From the pristine forests and the majestic mountains of the Pacific Northwest, to the unspoiled Alaskan wilderness, this is sure to be an unforgettable cruise.
Quaint fishing villages and cosmopolitan cities combine for a unique glimpse into Alaska’s character and culture. Discover the fascinating combination of Alaskan and Russian cultures in Sitka, a tranquil fishing village that was once part of the expansive Czarist Russian Empire. The fever of the gold rush took over Skagway years ago, and still embracing its past, today the city has managed to preserve its frontier spirit with saloons and dance-hall venues. Ketchikan is known for a few things as well: being the jumping-off point for seaplane excursions into the Misty Fjords National Monument and its 2.2 million acres of wilderness nirvana, as well as being the ancestral home of the Tlingit tribe. A must-see is the world?s largest collection of totem poles, which you can learn more about at the Saxman NativeVillage and Totem Bright and Totem Heritage Center. As you make your way through the Yukatat Bay, take notice of Hubbard Glacier, nicknamed the ?Galloping Glacier? because of its fast pace ? faster than almost any other glacier on the continent. In 1986, Hubbard Glacier moved an average of just under 5.5 feet per hour.
Sample Itinerary: Seattle, Washington; Ketchikan, Alaska; Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Alaska Inside Passage; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington