Alaska Expedition Cruise

Starting at $4,195 Per Person

Discover miles and miles and miles of coastline—in a land where everything is great. Exploration along these passages is no folly, and uncovering your awe for Alaska is almost better than finding gold.

Featured Life Time Wellness Specialists

Steven Bronston, Personal Trainer

LeAnne Erickson, Spa Specialist

Trip Highlights

  • Special wellness, nutrition, and fitness presentations

  • Alaska native plant aromatherapy demos and guided plant identification walks

  • Beachside and on deck yoga; walking meditation

  • Guided strength training and fitness sessions on deck

  • Whale watching and core power kayaking in Icy Strait

  • Power hiking along the wooded shores of Chichagof and Baranof Islands

  • Forest hike at Glacier Bay National Park headquarters in Bartlett Cove

  • Hike along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast

  • Observe a birding colony and sea lion haulout at South Marble Island

  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff Kuiu Island’s intertidal zone

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: Sitka

Welcome aboard! Meet the crew and your Wellness hosts Steven and LeAnne, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.

DAY 2: Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

Along Baranof Island’s western side and the shores Krestof Sound and Nakwasina Sound lay hundreds of remote, uninhabited islands. Discover intertidal zones, or from your skiff or kayak, watch for whales and sea lions. Core strength and kayaking go hand-in-hand—energizing core-power kayaking will have you feeling the burn. Gear up for a guided hike in the vast Tongass National Forest. Or, hold your tree pose in a beachside yoga session. This evening, get an introduction to the healing powers of Alaska’s plant life with a special wellness presentation by your hosts—knowledge you’ll be able to try out on shore throughout your voyage!

DAY 3: Neva Strait / Sergius Narrows

Scenic Neva Strait winds into rugged Sergius Narrows. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the narrows is a great place to watch for bears, otters, whales, and eagles. It’s also a great setting for cardio power on the bow. This evening, toast another day of amazing adventure with a frosty microbrew, hot toddy, or nourishing herbal tea.

DAY 4: Chichagof Island

Morning sun salutations honor the light within, and the natural beauty all around you. Wend along Peril Strait, meander the coast of Chichagof Island, and marvel at unbelievable glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in a remote cove and explore by kayak and skiff. Or take a shoreline stroll with the option for guided walking meditation. Hit the trails for a forest exploration and power core hiking. Or put into practice all you learned about healing flora with a guided walk in search of leaves, berries, ferns, and pines.

DAY 5: Icy Strait

In some of the most remote reaches in Southeast Alaska, kick off the day with an invigorating cardio and core power session. Join your expedition team on deck in search of whales and marine mammals. Then begin your land and sea exploration with core power kayaking led by your Wellness hosts, or paddle with your expedition guides. Make a close inspection of the coastline by skiff, watching the shore for possible bear sightings. This evening, you’re in for an extra sensory experience—an aromatherapy presentation featuring Alaska plants.

DAY 6: Glacier Bay National Park

There’s no more soul-stirring place to find mind, body, spirit balance than Glacier Bay National Park. A National Park Ranger joins you to uncover coves and corners of the bay. Near South Marble Island, spot brightly-colored puffins, Black Oystercatchers, and many species of rare sea birds. You'll find sea lions, mountain goats, bears, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating in the waters of Glacier Bay. Your day is complete with a stop in Bartlett Cove to visit the Park Service's Headquarters.

DAY 7: Captain's Choice

In a setting that could easily take your breath away, practice working on your breath. Morning and evening yoga provides the perfect start or end to your adventures today. In Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain sets the course. Test your renewed skills of balance and mindfulness with SUP yoga. By guided kayak and paddle board, glide along rocky outcroppings, or choose core power paddling with your Wellness hosts. Tonight, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip. One final presentation with your Wellness hosts provides tips and tricks for integrating your new level of mindfulness, fitness, and healthful awareness into your daily life back home.

DAY 8: Juneau

Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Juneau for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport or begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay or land tour.

 

Price

Pricing starts at $4,195 per person for double occupancy (cost will vary based on room category selected)

Ship capacity: 74 passengers

**LIMITED TIME PROMOTION: $500 OFF PER PERSON**

Includes

  • Stateroom accommodations

  • Onboard meals

  • Premium spirits, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day

  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves

  • All from-the-vessel activities and equpiment

  • Onboard expedition team and Life Time Fitness wellness experts

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION: $500 OFF PER PERSON

Northern Passages & Glacier Bay - Spa & Fitness

April 29 - May 6, 2017

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