Cruise from San Francisco to San Francisco via Sitka, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm Fjord (Scenic Cruising) and Victoria.
Departing 27 May 2023 on the Ruby Princess
This fabulous 10-day cruise includes a visit to Ketchikan.Ketchikan is a place that many consider to be the totem pole capital of the world.
The tradition of Alaskan totem pole carving, thought to depict physical representations of family and clan emblems, long predates colonial times. Prior to the 19th century, few families could afford to commission their creation. Totem carving hit its peak in the mid-1800s, thanks to wealth brought in by the fur trade and an increase in the availability of iron tools, which made totem carving easier and faster for local artists. Much of the fur trade wealth was used in potlatches — elaborate ceremonial gift-giving feasts — which celebrated the construction and raising of totem poles.
The practice of carving these iconic structures lives on today in Southeast Alaska. To learn more about native Alaskan history and see current artists at work, you can visit Ketchikan totem pole sanctuaries on this Alaskan cruise.
This cruise also includes Tracy Arm Fjord. Located approximately 50 miles south of Alaska's capital, Juneau, this Fjord is a beautiful protected area within the Tongass National Forest. Spanning nearly 30-miles across, the fjord was named for Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Tracy and contains the magnificent twin Sawyer glaciers. With a bit of luck, you might even see glacial calving as sizable chunks of ice fall into the water. You'll also notice icebergs ranging from a few inches tall to three stories floating by your cruise ship.
Below prices based on 27 May 2023 departure:
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27 May 2023
San Francisco, Sitka, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Victoria, San Francisco
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