Muse, Voyage 6009A ex Yokohama to Juneau
Cruise Line Silversea Cruises
Ship Silver Muse
Destination Alaska & Canada West
Nights 15
Departure Date 04 May 2020
Description 15 Night Cruise sailing from Yokohama to Juneau onboard Silver Muse.

A fascinating journey that takes you from the neon jungle of Tokyo to the lush forests of Alaska. Beckon your inner navigator; cross continents – and a date line – and enjoy life onboard for seven full days, travelling the routes of the past. Diversity comes in the way of the rich landscape of Petropavlovsk before the Alaskan wilderness calls.

Highlights of this cruise:

In 1853, a fleet of four American warships under Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into the bay of Tokyo (then Edo) and presented the reluctant Japanese with the demands of the U.S. government for the opening of diplomatic and commercial relations. The following year Perry returned and first set foot on Japanese soil at Yokohama—then a small fishing village on the mudflats of Tokyo bay. Two years later New York businessman Townsend Harris became America's first diplomatic representative to Japan.

Facing out on two bays, Hakodate is a 19th-century port town, with clapboard buildings on sloping streets, a dockside tourist zone, streetcars, and fresh fish on every menu. In the downtown historic quarter, a mountain rises 1,100 feet above the city on the southern point of the narrow peninsula. Russians, Americans, Chinese, and Europeans have all left their mark; this was one of the first three Japanese ports the Meiji government opened up to international trade in 1859.

Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky
The Kamchatka Peninsula is part of the Eastern frontier of Russia. Due to its close proximity to the United States, the region has played a strategic role in the defense of Russian territory throughout modern history. As a result, the territory was closed for many years to foreigners and Russians alike. Fortunately, the region's isolated position played a significant role in preserving and protecting its unique wilderness and rich biodiversity. With few roads, most regional transportation is by plane, boat, or helicopter. Kamchatka is a spectacular, lavish landscape dotted with fuming volcanoes (150, of which 29 are active), fast-running rivers, and a wilderness that is inhabited by the largest brown bear population (10,300) in the world. The largest eagle in the world, the Steller's Sea Eagle (approximately 4,500 in number), is also found in the region.

Dutch Harbor
The crumpled peaks, and tranquil scenery, of Dutch Harbor belies its history as one of the few places on American soil to have been directly attacked by the Japanese - who bombed the significant US military base here during the Second World War. Located on a string of islands, which loops down into the Pacific from Alaska, a visit to this Aleutian Island destination offers comprehensive military history, and extraordinary ocean scenery. Hike the volcanic, gloriously green landscapes, and look out for wonderful wildlife, like bald eagles, as they survey the surroundings.

Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. The city owes its origins to two colorful sourdoughs (Alaskan pioneers)—Joe Juneau and Richard Harris—and to a Tlingit chief named Kowee, who led the two men to rich reserves of gold at Snow Slide Gulch, the drainage of Gold Creek around which the town was eventually built. That was in 1880, and shortly thereafter a modest stampede resulted in the formation of a mining camp, which quickly grew to become the Alaska district government capital in 1906.
Sailing Dates
  • 04 May 2020

Cruise Itinerary

1 04/05 Yokohama, Japan 06:00 PM
2 05/05 At sea    
3 06/05 Hakodate, Japan 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
4 07/05 Kushiro, Japan 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
5 08/05 At sea    
6 09/05 At sea    
7 10/05 Petropavlovsk, Russia 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
8 11/05 Date Line Crossing
9 12/05 At sea    
10 13/05 Dutch Harbour, Unalaska, Alaska 08:00 AM 02:00 PM
11 14/05 At sea    
12 15/05 Kodiak, Alaska 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
13 16/05 At sea    
14 17/05 Sitka, Alaska 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
15 18/05 Juneau, Alaska 08:00 AM
All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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