July 05 - 12, 2020
Tour Status - Available
*Other dates and service levels available. Call us for details.
Discover the beauty of Alaska.
Board the beautiful “Celebrity Eclipse” for a 7-night round-trip cruise Vancouver return, BC.
7 Nights Inside Passage cruise aboard “Celebrity Eclipse”
All meals while onboard
4 Ports to visit
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Ask about adding a Calgary Stampede and Alberta Farm Tour before this cruise.
Day 1 - July 05, 2020 - ARRIVE VANCOUVER*
Arrive Vancouver and board Celebrity “Eclipse” for the Inside Passage Cruise, Vancouver round trip. Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity “Eclipse”® sets the standard for modern luxury vacations. Sail in style surrounded by stunning décor. Take your taste buds on vacation with diverse dining options. Enjoy endless entertainment options from sensational shows to some tranquil time in the library. Take a yoga class in the Fitness Center or relax with a massage in the Canyon Ranch® Spa. Find true poolside serenity at the Solarium. Featuring a gorgeous pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs, and an adults-only policy, tranquility is always just a few steps away. Whatever your travel style, you'll find your home on board.
*Airfare into Vancouver, BC, is at an additional cost.
Day 2 - July 06, 2020 - INSIDE PASSAGE
You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more. [B/L/D]
Day 3 - July 07, 2020 - ICY STRAIT POINT
For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located near the city of Hoonah, and home to a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point also offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region's fishing heritage. [B/L/D]
Day 4 - July 08, 2020 - HUBBARD GLACIER
The Hubbard Glacier is located about 30 miles north off the coast of Yakutat and is by far one of Alaska’s most exciting natural treasures. On your cruise to Hubbard Glacier, enjoy incredible picture-perfect views of this glorious mount of ice from about every angle on your ship. Named after Gardiner Hubbard, the founder and president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in the world. Dramatically massive at about 7-miles wide, 76-miles long and as tall as a 30-story building above the waterline, it’s the largest river of ice in North America. How this magnificent block came to form begins about 400 years ago from the snowfalls on the slopes of Mount Logan. While most of the world’s glaciers are retreating, the Hubbard Glacier has continued to thicken over the years and on rare occasion will partially block Russell Fjord, temporarily damming its passage.
Cruise Hubbard Glacier and experience the wilds of Alaska as your ship makes its way through icy waters turning from Yakutat Bay into the narrow Disenchantment Bay to come face-to-face with the towering Hubbard Glacier. The strong currents and riptides that flow between Gilbert Point and the face of the glacier cause calving to occur on daily basis, sending massive chunks of ice crashing into Disenchantment Bay. Witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon onboard a Hubbard Glacier cruise through the misty, chilled air of the Gulf of Alaska. Our dedicated onboard naturalist narrates the experience and keeps an eye out for the whales, harbor seals, and otters that hunt and play in the waters of Yakutat Bay. It’s an adventure of a lifetime.[B/L/D]
Day 5 - July 09, 2020 - JUNEAU
The allure of beautiful glaciers & thrilling outdoor activities draws visitors to Juneau, a city made famous by its discovery of gold nuggets “as large as beans” Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska's capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier. Or watch in awe as a massive whale frolics along the water. [B/L/D]
Day 6 - July 10, 2020 - KETCHIKAN
You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you'll long remember. [B/L/D]
Day 7 - July 11, 2020 - INSIDE PASSAGE
During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. You'll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you're especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful. [B/L/D]
Day 8 - July 12, 2020 - VANCOUVER
Your cruise comes to an end this morning at 7 am.