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Alaska Intensive Voyage - Luxury Small Group Cruise on the Azamara Quest

All-inclusive 5-star experience

Join Azamara’s exciting maiden voyages to Alaska in 2019! See stunning fjords and calving glaciers - plus whales, eagles and bears. Dine on snow-white halibut, salmon and king crab, and sip wines from acclaimed vineyards of the Pacific Northwest.

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DURATION
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10 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • local_activityAll inclusive
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About this holiday

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Read on for the inspirational day-by-day itinerary

You’ll love Azamara’s immersive approach to travel, with small-group opportunities to meet local people, learn native traditions, and experience the region’s history as a rough and rugged explorers’ outpost.

Departing Selward, Alaska Sat 20 July 2019 / Arriving Vancouver 30 July 2019

Begin with a bang as we sail to blue-lit Hubbard Glacier—a fitting introduction to a region where nature makes the rules and people follow them. Be part of immersive experiences in every port: learn native Tlingit history in Icy Straits, explore the Russian fur-trapper culture of Sitka, discover abundant outdoor adventure with a late stay in Juneau, and re-live the gold-rush era with a spine-tingling ride on the White Pass narrow-gauge railway in Skagway.

You’ll have a front-row seat as we sail Alaska’s Inside Passage, a showcase of glacier-capped mountains, winding fjords, small islands and wildlife. Go dog-sledding, take a hike in scenic Tongass National Forest, canoe through icebergs to Mendenhall Glacier, and sip a brew at the Red Onion, a former gold rush brothel.

Next stop is Ketchikan, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay. Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World”, take an historic walking tour, learn about totem poles, or visit Tongass National Forest and beautiful Misty Fjords. Re-enter city life gently in Victoria’s walkable, pretty harbor, and sip high tea at the famous Empress Hotel before arrival in Vancouver.

Inclusions

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  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (most voyages)
  • Gratuities
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Accommodation

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Club Oceanview Stateroom

STATEROOM AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome fruit basket at embarkation
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Tote bag
  • Complimentary use of umbrella
  • Complimentary shoe-shine service
  • Turndown treats
  • Daily news bulletin

Your boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Quest® is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for—plus some unexpected extras.

Across the fleet, our authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-traveled cruisers. Friendly and approachable, our staff are attentive, and happy to offer everything from poolside service to recommendations for your on-shore exploration. After all, we love sailing the world just as much as you do!

Re-imagined stateroom include modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. Plus the ship features a large number of staterooms and suites with verandas, perfect for starting your day with fresh sea air and stunning views.

Add to all of that world-class dining options, spa experiences to relax and refresh, and all-new entertainment offerings, you’ve got an onboard experience that’s matched only by the immersive cultural encounters we’ve got in store on shore.

Travel dates

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Departing Seward, Alaska on Sat 20 July 2019.

Itinerary

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Sat 20 July 2019 - Depart Seward, Alaska at 6pm
Travel to the Kenai Fjords National Park to hike or ski amongst its beautiful mountains. Kayak the tide pools along the fjords, and explore the Exit Glacier while mushing your own dog sledding team. Tour the rich waters of Resurrection Bay, join local anglers to fish for Coho salmon and halibut. Shaped by time, earthquakes, and ocean storms, Seward’s unfolding beauty is yours to explore.

Hubbard Glacier
Named after National Geographic’s first society president, Gardiner Hubbard, this frosty-blue glacier is a sight unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The longest ice river in North America, this 76-mile stretch of glacier water meanders its way through Alaska to the Russell Fjord Wilderness. Witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon from onboard, while keeping an eye out for whales, harbor seals, and otters.

Icy Strait Point
Icy Strait Point is built on the site of a salmon cannery. The restored outbuildings now house a variety of restaurants, a museum, and local arts and crafts shops. The port is a cultural hub for the original inhabitants of the area—the Huna people. Enjoy an array of activities indigenous to the area including native dance performances, brown bear viewings, whale watching, fishing, birding, and hiking.

Sitka
A walk around the city’s downtown brings you closer to its history with views of the Blockhouse, Russian Bishop’s House, St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and the storied Castle Hill. Visit the Fortress of the Bear and the Alaska Raptor Center to get an up-close look at orphaned brown bear cubs, injured bald eagles, and other birds, and learn about both centers’ commitment to serving Alaska’s wildlife.

Juneau
Stretching from the Juneau Icefield to the waterfront downtown, Juneau is a treasure trove of sights. Dig into the city’s gold mining history at Juneau Douglas City Museum, stroll down Historic South Franklin Street, go whale or iceberg watching, tour Mendenhall Glacier and the Tongass National Forest, or board the Mount Roberts Tramway for great dining, shopping, and easy access to hiking trails.

Skagway
Take in historic sites like the storied Red Onion Saloon, the yellow-domed Golden North Hotel, and the decidedly rustic Arctic Brotherhood Hall. For a more detailed account, head to the Corrington Museum of Alaska History and the Skagway Museum to see every aspect of local history from mastodon fossils and native handwoven baskets to the pistol of Skagway’s official bad boy, Soapy Smith.

Ketchikan
Surrounded by lakes, rivers, and streams, the “Salmon Capital of the World” is an angler’s paradise. Hop on a charter and keep an eye out for Ketchikan’s other marine residents like orca and humpback whales, seals, and porpoises. Hike Married Man’s Trail, kayak the Misty Fjords, visit the Totem Heritage Center, and stroll Creek Street for quaint restaurants, bars, gift shops, and scenic views.

At sea
Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

Victoria, BC
Natural oceanside beauty, stunning English architecture, and international flavors abound in Victoria. Take a whale watching tour on the Salish Sea to get up close with breathtaking orcas, humpbacks, and more. History buffs must visit the Royal BC Museum to discover Victoria’s colonial past and see the amazing wooly mammoth exhibit. After, stroll Canada’s oldest Chinatown for a delicious meal.

Tue 30 July 2019 - Arrive Vancouver, BC at 7am
The only thing rising higher than the Vancouver skyline is its snow-capped mountains. In Vancouver, you can experience summer and winter on the same day! Start with a morning on the slopes at one of the nearby ski hills, then hit the beach for an afternoon relaxing by the water. After, try some delicious meals from all around the world and discover why Vancouver is the culinary capital of Canada.

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