Kobe to Vancouver
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- Tipping is neither required, nor expected
Immense forces of nature buffer Alaska from outside influences. It is a world where ravens, eagles, bears and salmon still exercise eminent domain. Where a mile-long glacier shimmers under a timeless sky.
Seabourn Sojourn enchants her guests with an array of public areas scaled to encourage a relaxed sociability. One of the most unusual features of Seabourn Sojourn and her sisters is Seabourn Square, an ingenious “living room” that replaces the traditional cruise ship lobby with a welcoming lounge filled with easy chairs, sofas and cocktail tables. An enclave in its center houses knowledgeable concierges discreetly seated at individual desks.
Seabourn welcomes you to luxury cruising refined to its purest form. Where hand-selected itineraries take you to places beyond the reach of larger ships.
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Day 1 | Kobe, Japan
Once the busiest port in Japan, this attractive city was devastated by an earthquake in 1995 and even after rebuilding never regained its maritime dominance. Nevertheless, its ultra-modern Harborland, crowned by the Kobe Port Tower offers a warm welcome to the Kansai district of Japan. Kansai is ruled by a trio of Japan’s most important cities: Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto. One of the first cities in Japan opened to trade, Kobe has a cosmopolitan air that includes a venerable Chinatown and a section of 19th-Century Western-style buildings in the Kitano neighborhood.
Day 2 | At sea
Day 3 | At sea
Day 4 | Aomori, Japan
Located on the northernmost harbor of Japan’s main island of Honshu, Aomori is the traditional departure point for Hokkaido Island. It is famous for its summer Nebuta Matsuri festival, and has a museum that recaptures the color and pageantry for those who visit in other seasons. Explore the earliest prehistoric cultures of Japan at the Sannai Maruyama archaeological site, or visit the Aomori Museum of Art for a look at more contemporary works.
Day 5 | Otaru, Japan
This port on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido thrived on coal exports and the herring fishery through the end of the 19th and the early 20th centuries, evidenced by the Western influenced “herring mansions” that line its central canal. The 1897 Nishin Goten is an early example, while the Aoyama Villa from 1924 is a later version.
Day 6 | At sea
Day 7 | At sea
Day 8 | At sea
Day 9 | Petropavlovsk, Kamchatskiy, Russia
Dramatically sited on hills and surrounded by majestic, snow-blanketed volcanoes and distant snowcapped mountains, Petropavlovsk is itself a rather plain, workaday Soviet-styled city. But the Kamchatka Peninsula on which it sits is one of the most fascinating geographical features in the world. No roads lead to Kamchatka, a domain still largely given over to unbridled natural forces. Get a handle on the region at the half-timbered Museum of Regional Studies, which covers both natural and human history.
Day 10 | Cross the international Dateline
The International Date Line is an imaginary line of navigation on the surface of the earth running between the North Pole and the South Pole to demarcate a change from one calendar day to another.
Seabourn voyage itineraries are based upon days actually spent on board, and the dates are noted for convenience, including days lost or gained in crossing the International Date Line. Departure days and disembarkation days are always quoted in local time and date.
Day 11 | At sea
Day 12 | At sea
Day 13 | At sea
Day 14 | Kodiak, Alaska
The largest of the Aleutian Islands, Kodiak is also Alaska’s largest island the second largest in the United States. Although occupied by native people for some 7,000 years, it languished in relative obscurity until the Second World War, when it housed as many as 25,000 troops. Fort Abercrombie, once the major center of North Pacific operations, today is a State Historic Park and a good place to learn the history.
Day 15 | At sea
Day 16 | Hubbard Glacier
The largest tidewater glacier in North America is named for Gardiner Greene Hubbard, the founding president of the National Geographic Society and one of the founders of the Bell Telephone Company. Your ship will make a slow transit of Disenchantment Bay, skirting the six-mile (10 km) face of the glacier, which reaches as much as 400 feet (130 m) in height. Hubbard is advancing, and in 1986 the ice blocked off the head of the bay and formed a huge freshwater reservoir dubbed the “Russell Lake.”
Day 17 | Cruising Icy Straight
Icy Strait is a 40-mile channel in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska separating Chichagof Island from the Alaskan mainland. There are two islands in the strait, Pleasant island and Lemesurier Island. The Cape Spencer Light is no longer a lighthouse, but still a active navigation aid. The strait gives its name to the popular cruise ship destination Icy Strait Point.
Day 18 | Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm
Branching from Holkham Bay near Juneau, the Tracy Arm/Fords Terror Wilderness is a 653-acre reserve encompassing two 30-mile long fjords. Tracy Arm was named for Benjamin Franklin Tracy, a United States general during the American civil war. Both fjords are filled with glaciers covering about 1/5 of their lengths. Depending on the ice conditions, your captain will choose which fjord to explore. In Tracy Arm, the twin Sawyer Glaciers are located at the fjord end. Endicott Arm is fed by waterfalls and crowned by the tidewater Dawes Glacier. The fjords benefit from the upwelling of deep ocean water, carrying nutrients that support a rich and diverse ecosystem. Wildlife seen along the fjords includes both brown and black bears, deer, wolves, numerous harbor seals and occasionally mountain goats. Your expedition team will be on deck to offer insights on the surroundings and views of highlights through their Swarovski binoculars.
Day 19 | Transit Decision Passage
Decision Passage is the western end of the Sumner Strait, which runs through the Alexander Archipelago into the Pacific Ocean in Southeastern Alaska, bounded on the north by Kuiu Island and Cape Decision, the location of a 1932 lighthouse. This is the route your ship takes when coming from or going to the colorful historic community of Sitka on the west coast of Baranof Island, which was originally the Russian fortress town of New Archangel.
Day 19 | Cruising Sumner Strait
Sumner Strait runs for 80 miles/110 km more or less east-and-west through the Alexander Archipelago in southeast Alaska, from the mouth of the Stikine River, north of the community of Wrangell, to Iphigenia Bay. The islands of Mitkof, Kupreanof and Kuiu are on the north side of the strait, and Zarembo and Prince of Wales Islands are on the south.
Day 19 | Wragnell, Alaska
Likely the earliest European community on America’s northwest coast, the town was located on Wrangell Island in Alaska’s Inside Passage. Its location at the mouth of the Stikine River was important for millennia to the Tlingit people of the region for trade with the interior.
Day 20 | Cruising Clarence Strait
Originally named the Duke of Clarence Strait by George Vancouver in 1793, Clarence Strait is a portion of the Inside Passage in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, separating Prince of Wales Island from Revillagigedo and Annette Islands.
Day 20 | Ketchikan, Alaska
The southeastern-most town in Alaska is also arguably its most colorful. Ketchikan’s early history is forever tied to the rollicking brothels lining the raised wooden catwalks that snake along Creek Street. Here a pioneering population of enterprising women provided rest and recreation for the predominantly male workforce powering the timber and fishing industries of the Southeast.
Day 21 | Prince Rupert, Canada
Many visitors to Prince Rupert are drawn by the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, which features one of the densest populations of these magnificent creatures anywhere.
Day 22 | Inside Passage
The upper latitudes of North America’s Pacific Coast are blessed with a long strand of islands scattered just offshore of the mainland. These islands provide shelter from the swells generated across the expanse of the world’s largest ocean, and offer one of the most scenic passages for ships to be found anywhere on the globe. Stretching from Washington State’s Puget Sound northward through British Columbia, Canada onward to the Panhandle of Southeast Alaska, it threads between forested islands and coastal mountain ranges, encompassing a total of over 45,000 miles of coastline, thousands of islands and innumerable coves. It is comprised of the Strait of Georgia, Johnstone Strait, the more open Hecate Strait near the Haida Gwai (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands), Fitz Hugh Sound, and the Princess Royal and Grenville Channels. These waterways are subject to tidal currents with variable velocity resulting from their restricted channels. At the northern end, diurnal tides can change the sea level by as much as 30 feet (9 meters), underlining the importance of using knowledgeable pilots during any passage. A wide variety of vessels pass through the Inside Passage in both directions. People on board enjoy the scenic land- and seascapes, as well as frequent sightings of wildlife including whales, seals, birds and occasionally bears.
Day 23 | Vancouver, Canada
Seabourn’s Alaska cruises begin or end in the handsome city of Vancouver, sailing under the graceful Lion’s Gate Bridge into the scenic harbor backed by snow-capped mountains. Vancouver is actually one of British Columbia’s newest cities. Its earliest beginnings date from the establishment of a sawmill in 1862.
ancouver’s port is one of the busiest in the world, and the most diversified in North America. The city’s towering skyline is a result of strategic urban planning favoring high-rise, live/work infrastructure over sprawl. It is consistently ranked as one of the cleanest and most livable cities in the world. Its airport is also among the world’s busiest, and is the second most active gateway for international passengers on the west coast. It also remains a major rail hub, which extensive service from AmTrak and ViaRail, including the popular Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing route to the spectacular Banff and Lake Louise recreational areas. Vancouver’s well-maintained parks, attractive architecture, many fine museums and galleries, excellent hotels and a thriving restaurant and nightlife culture make it an appealing place to linger before or after your Alaskan cruise adventure.
Departure: 16 May 2019
||Twin share per person
|Oceanview Suite (A)||$9,999*||$18,983*|
|Oceanview Suite (A1)||$10,399*||$19,783*|
|Veranda Suite (V1)||$10,299*||$17,262*|
|Veranda Suite (V2)||$10,999*||$18,487*|
|Veranda Suite (V3)||$11,699*||$19,712*|
|Veranda Suite (V4)||$10,299*||$17,262*|
|Veranda Suite (V5)||$10,999*||$18,487*|
|Veranda Suite (V6)||$11,699*||$19,712*|
|Penthouse Suite (PH)||$20,999*||$35,987*|
|Penthouse Spa Suite (PS)||$31,999*||*Please enquire*|
|Owner's Suite (OW)||$34,499*||*Please enquire*|
Signature Suite (SS)
|Wintergarden suite (WG)||$48,499||*Please enquire*|
|Grand Signature Suite (GR)||$69,999*||*Please enquire*|
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- Advertised price is per person and correct as of 1 October 2018
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- Itinerary is subject to change at any time due to unforseen circumstances
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