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2021 North to True Alaska Expedition



5-night | 6-day

Experience an amazing array of True Alaska highlights in a 5-night timeframe. The “North to Alaska Expedition” was crafted by the Allen family as a celebration of Alaskan Dream Cruises’ 10-year anniversary. You’ll experience Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest, kayak and skiff adventures, stunning Glacier Bay National Park, and three of the Inside Passage’s most historical and charming towns—Sitka, Skagway, and Juneau. While all of this is offered in a 5-night expedition, the itinerary is carefully outlined in a way that is unhurried and there are multiple opportunities for unscripted discovery and adventure—hallmarks of our experiences. Choose to extend your adventure with pre- or post-cruise offerings in Sitka or Juneau, such as a journey into Tracy Arm aboard a high-speed expedition vessel, a glacier helicopter landing and trek, and saltwater fishing for salmon or halibut. 


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1 Sitka

Explore beautiful Sitka, considered by many to be one of the most picturesque communities in The Last Frontier. During your exploration of the town our expedition team will highlight the community’s history–from its inspiring Tlingit roots to the Russian presence that began in 1799. Beautiful totem poles adorn public areas and the Sitka National Historical Park, while the famous St. Michael’s cathedral stands in the center of the downtown district. You’ll be charmed by the island-studded waterfront, rugged mountain peaks of Baranof Island, and abundant bald eagles and marine life. (Guests can also choose to book optional excursions, such as fishing and private wildlife excursions in the days before embarkation).

2 Chatham Strait & Lynn Canal

Voyage through Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal en route to the northern end of the Inside Passage. These areas are well known for some of the best wildlife viewing in the region. The waters are home to humpback whales, orcas, Steller sea lions, and Dall’s porpoises, while brown and black bears, wolves, moose, and Sitka black-tailed deer roam the shorelines. This is a day of True Alaska discovery and adventure that may include kayaking, a remote beach landing via our expedition skiffs, or other activities determined by the captain and expedition team—all Alaska experts.

3 Skagway

Stroll the boardwalks of the rollicking Klondike gold rush town of Skagway while enjoying its unique history. In the late 19th century, thousands of crazed gold seekers poured into the community en route to the Klondike. Wooden buildings, streets, and docks were constructed in mere months. Skagway was rambunctious, lawless, and tormented by a notorious con man named Soapy Smith. Today, historic businesses, frontier homes, and museums bring the spirit of the gold rush to life. Aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad, you’ll enjoy a journey retracing the steps of gold-seekers into Canada. Built in 1898, the railroad climbs nearly 3,000 feet in 20 miles and offers stunning wilderness views. This excursion crosses the border into Canada, so passports are required.

4 Wilderness Bay & Orca Point Lodge

Venture into one of the many intimate coves or inlets of the Chilkat Peninsula or Admiralty Island, such as Alaskan Dream Cruises’ exclusive property at William Henry Bay. Enjoy kayak and skiff exploration in the heart of Alaska’s wilderness. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaska salmon, Alaska king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

5 Glacier Bay

This remarkable national park fjord extends 65-miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, which is known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and an Alaska Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

6 Juneau

Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary. Choose to extend your adventure with custom offerings such as a journey into Tracy Arm aboard a high-speed expedition vessel, a glacier helicopter landing and trek, and saltwater fishing for salmon or halibut. Visit truealaskantours.com for our full line-up.

Reverse Juneau to Sitka Itinerary:
Day 1: Juneau, Day 2: Glacier Bay, Day 3: Wilderness Bay & Orca Point Lodge, Day 4: Skagway, Day 5: Chatham Strait & Lynn Canal, Day 6: Sitka (transportation to the airport or your lodging is complimentary).

Note: Itinerary information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Alaskan Dream Cruises is authorized by Special Use Permit to provide guiding & outfitting services in the Tongass National Forest and is an authorized Concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Chichagof Dream

This sleek vessel was thoughtfully renovated in our company shipyard. The ship features expansive viewing areas on the bow and aft promenade decks, new carpets and furnishings in public spaces and staterooms, and a hull design optimized for supreme comfort in Alaskan waters, regardless of weather. In the lounge, forward facing windows extend from the deck to the ceiling, offering panoramic views off the bow

  • Passengers: 76*
  • Length: 207 feet
  • Staterooms: 38
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots

Personalized air controls in all cabins
Alcohol is included with Deluxe Suite and Deluxe bookings
*Select cabins can accommodate a 3rd or 4th guest

Admiralty Dream

The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways of the Inside Passage. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in the channels, bays, and wilderness islands of Southeast Alaska.

  • Passengers: 54*
  • Length: 143 feet
  • Staterooms: 27
  • Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots

Alcohol is included with Owner's Suite & Deluxe bookings
*Select cabins can accommodate a 3rd guest

Alaskan Dream

At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream’s innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages. All cabins feature extra-large viewing windows. The Vista View lounge faces forward with the same view as the captain, affording spectacular views of the scenery, ports, and wildlife along the way.

  • Passengers: 40*
  • Length: 104 feet
  • Staterooms: 20
  • Cruising Speed: 13 knots

Alcohol is included with Owner's Suite and Vista View bookings
*Select cabins can accommodate a 3rd or 4th guest

All sailings for this year are completed.

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