Our guests visit Alaska in search of a personal connection to the places and people

We believe this deeper level of understanding is exactly what is needed to gain a true appreciation of the region. To this end, we staff our vessels with knowledgeable expedition leaders, who act as personal guides on every voyage.

Expedition leaders focus on the biology, geography, and ecology of the Inside Passage and are well versed in the lifestyle, legends, and practices of Southeast Alaska’s intriguing cultures. Having these guides by your side for every step of your journey–from kayak expeditions to dining–ensures no question will ever go unanswered. Evenings feature compelling educational programs in our onboard lounges. You can also choose to further your understanding of the region by delving into our library, which features literature pertaining to the nature and history of the Inside Passage.

When you retire to your room at the end of each day, you’ll find a nightly turndown letter, which details the next day’s activities and provides a sneak peak of the local history, geography, and wildlife of the area you’ll be visiting. This is just the preliminary plan as Alaska often provides spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. We allow our discerning officers the time and flexibility to adjust the daily schedule when unique occasions arise.