Alaskan Insider Cruise – Northbound Vancouver to Sitka 2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^ – 05 May 2023 – Cruise Traveller

Alaskan Insider Cruise – Northbound Vancouver to Sitka 2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^

Cruise Line
American Queen Voyages
Ship
Ocean Victory
Package Departs
05 May 2023
Package Duration
11 Nights
Embark Ship
Vancouver, BC. Canada
Disembark Ship
Sitka, Alaska
D - Oceanview E - Balcony F - Oceanview C - Balcony
US $5,153
per person
US $6,453
per person
US $6,453
per person
US $7,053
per person

2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^
Make a new booking on this 2023 departure and pay no deposit until the 31st of January 2022!
Offer valid for bookings by Australian guests between 1st Aug – 31st Dec 2021.
Capacity controlled and not valid on Owner`s Suites.
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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 11 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 5 May 2023 – hotel in Vancouver, Canada
Cruise Begins: 6 May 2023 – embark, Vancouver, Canada
Cruise Ends: 16 May 2023 – disembark, Sitka, Alaska
Ship: Ocean Victory
Region: Alaska

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada
• One way transfer from hotel to port in Vancouver
• 10 night Alaskan expedition cruise aboard MV Ocean Victory from Vancouver to Sitka
• All onboard meals
• Complimentary range of included shore excursions
• Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise
• Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening
• Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water
• Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary)
• Port charges of USD $549 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $205 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $300 USD per person in all categories for Australian residents!
Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*.

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat F French Balcony – Deck 7: Was $6753 – NOW $6453*
Twin Cat E Private Balcony Deck 4 or 6: Was $6753 – NOW $6453*
Twin Cat D Ocean View Stateroom Deck 3: Was $5453 – NOW $5153*
Twin Cat C Deluxe Private Balcony Deck 4 or 6: Was $7353 – NOW $7053*
Twin Cat BB Private Balcony Suite Deck 4 or 6: Was $8053 – NOW $7753*
Twin Cat B Private Balcony Suite Deck 4: Was $10753 – NOW $10453*
Twin Cat A Deluxe Suite Private Balcony Deck 7: Was $12753 – NOW $12453*
Twin Cat PS Premium Suite Private Balcony Deck 4: Was $13353 – NOW $13053*
Single sole use occupancy prices on request

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States and Canada must complete an online ESTA /CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time - All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discount of up to $300 USD per person. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included. ^2023 Zero Deposit offer is valid for new bookings by Australian guests on any 2023 American Queen Voyages departure (capacity controlled, some departures may have offer withdrawn without prior notice), in any category except Owners Suite. Bookings must be made between 01Aug-31Dec 2021 and will be confirmed without deposit until the 31st of January 2022. On 31Jan22, all bookings must be deposited (from which time normal cancellation conditions apply) or if not deposited, bookings will auto-cancel. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages sailing.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 06 Oct 2021 to 31 Dec 2021 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
05 May 2023
Vancouver, BC. Canada
Hotel
05 May 2023
Vancouver, BC. Canada
Hotel
06 May 2023
Vancouver, BC. Canada
Embark 05:00 PM
06 May 2023
Vancouver, BC. Canada
Embark
07 May 2023 At sea    
08 May 2023 At sea    
09 May 2023
Ketchikan, Alaska
06:30 AM 12:00 PM
09 May 2023
Ketchikan, Alaska
09 May 2023
Metlakatla, Alaska
02:00 PM 05:00 PM
09 May 2023
Metlakatla, Alaska
10 May 2023
Misty Fjords, Alaska
06:00 AM 06:00 PM
10 May 2023
Misty Fjords, Alaska
11 May 2023
Wrangell, Alaska
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
11 May 2023
Wrangell, Alaska
12 May 2023 At sea    
13 May 2023
Petersburg, Alaska
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
13 May 2023
Petersburg, Alaska
14 May 2023
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
06:00 AM 05:00 PM
14 May 2023
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
15 May 2023
Kake, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska
15 May 2023
Kake, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska
08:00 AM 01:00 PM
15 May 2023
Frederick Sound, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska
02:00 PM 06:00 PM
15 May 2023
Frederick Sound, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska
16 May 2023
Sitka, Alaska
06:00 AM Disembark
16 May 2023
Sitka, Alaska
Disembark

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then scroll down and select Continue to provide your contact details and preference. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
D - View Stateroom
   
E - Stateroom with Private Balcony
   
F - Stateroom with French Balcony
   
C - Deluxe Stateroom with Private Balcony
   
BB - Private Balcony Suite
   
B - Private Balcony Suite
   
A - Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony
   
PS - Premium Suite with Private Balcony
   

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then scroll down and select Continue to provide your contact details and preference. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Sitka aboard Ocean Victory. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

Explore the stunning Waterfall Coast. Take guided Zodiac expeditions and participate in graduate level experiments. Listen to the language of gray whales, and be an honored guest in a Tlingit Tribal House.

Day 1 Hotel Stay in Vancouver, BC
Enjoy a wonderful interlude in this cosmopolitan city with a complimentary overnight stay before your cruise embarks. Experience European charm and Canadian warmth.

Day 2 Embark in Vancouver, BC
Board your extraordinary ship in time for welcoming cocktails and a lovely five-course dinner as we begin this journey of discovery. Sail into Canada’s Inside Passage filled with anticipation.

Day 3 Canadian Inside Passage
The first people to explore these picturesque waters did it in hand-carved cedar dugout canoes. You will enjoy an intimate connection to this place as Ocean Victory takes you through a narrow maze of channels, passages, and reaches from Vancouver Island to the northern edge of British Columbia. Whether you’re in the expansive Observation Lounge, on deck or on the one-of-a-kind viewing platform, keep your eye out for whales and dolphins in Queen Charlotte Sound – and watch for bears as we glide along pristine island shorelines.

Day 4 Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet)
In the spectacular setting of this provincial park, you’ll discover a kayaker’s paradise, with inlets, bays, islands, and fjords that reveal an intricate network of waterfalls and glaciers. Old growth Sitka spruce and dense coastal western hemlock forests shelter black bears and grizzlies along the rugged coastline. This is a day that will stretch all your senses. Granite cliffs over 3,000 feet high drop straight into seemingly bottomless water – and waterfalls cascade from dizzying heights into glacial inlets. You’ll explore unique coastal marine life in an area accessible only by sea.

Day 5 Ketchikan & Metlakatla, AK
The totem poles of Ketchikan and Saxman welcome you this morning to Alaska’s southernmost city. Standing tall and noble, each hand-carved pole tells a silent story. This afternoon in Metlakatla, the first thing you’ll notice are the smiles. They are wide, warm, and genuine – welcoming you to the only settlement of indigenous Tsimshian people in the United States.

Day 6 Misty Fjords
The soaring granite cliffs that greet us this morning are 50 to 70 million years old. Yes, million. Ancient glaciers scrubbed deep troughs through this wilderness, leaving a scenic geological wonder. New Eddystone Rock is a remnant of long ago volcanic activity that left the iconic basalt pillar as a testament to the power of this place. Humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, bears, wolves, moose, and hundreds of species of sea and shorebirds await as we spend most of today exploring the shoreline with our team of marine biologists from Cal Poly.

Day 7 Wrangell, AK
Wrangell is the perfect spot for an optional jet boat excursion to explore the dramatic Stikine River – what the Tlingit people call “the Great River.” The picturesque town of Wrangell is the gateway to the river, perched at the very tip of rugged Wrangell Island. You are most welcome here, as native Alaskans whose ancestors have lived on this island for thousands of years open their tribal home, their culture, and their magnificent river for your exploration. Take home your own petroglyph rubbing to remember your time among more than 40 ancient petroglyphs on the 8,000-year-old site of Petroglyph Beach.

Day 8 Waterfall Coast
Today’s challenge is trying to keep track of the number of waterfalls we’ll encounter as we glide along Baranof Island’s beautiful eastern coast, the little known “waterfall coast.” Some trickle, some thunder, some simply splash merrily to the sea. Exploration is the order of the day, and you choose your point of view – from any of Ocean Victory’s observation perspectives, or right at water level by kayak or Zodiac. This almost hidden shoreline is perfect for discovery. Watch for seals, deer, and tidepools ready to reveal their secret treasures.

Day 9 Petersburg, AK
We’ll dock right beside Alaska’s largest home-based halibut fleet, who call this shallow, protected harbor home. These abundant waters and an endless supply of ice from nearby LeConte Glacier led Norwegian fisherman Peter Buschmann to build the region’s first cannery and invite his fishing countrymen to join him. Hence the town’s name and its strong Norwegian culture. Large cruise ships cannot come into Petersburg, so you’ll be among a privileged few to be in this charming, authentic Alaskan village.

Day 10 Tracy/Endicott Arm
Nature will dictate our route here. Northbound cruises will explore one of these spectacular fjords. Both are deep, narrow, and host to distinct marine environments we’ll explore with experts via a Zodiac or kayak. Southbound voyages will spend two days here, with the opportunity to explore both fjords with equal curiosity and expertise.

Day 11 Kake & Frederick Sound, AK
The towering totem pole, the largest ever carved from a single tree, stands sentinel over this ancient village on the tip of Kupreanof Island. The Kake tribe of the Tlingit people still observe a subsistent lifestyle here, the harshness of its demands belied by the warmth of their welcome. In adjacent Frederick Sound, we’ll explore by Zodiac, led by our team of naturalists.

Day 12 Sitka, AK
Your northbound voyage begins with an overnight stay in this beautiful city where you can listen to the chattering of eagles and drink in the scent of the eponymous Sitka spruce as you experience the joy of this place, once called the “Paris of the Pacific.”

Experience an innovative design that brings a new level of responsible travel. Built for exploration in earth’s most fragile places, M/V Ocean Victory uses the cleanest available fuel, offers unique access to wilderness waters, and provides an unparalleled platform for discovery.

Whatever your mood, whatever your taste, there’s a place to make your day perfect. Put your feet up in the lounge with a 360 degree view. Relax in the Spa after a day in the Zodiac. Take a swim or treat yourself to a soak in the heated whirlpool tub on deck. The possibilities are endless.

Every taste is a treat. From locally sourced seafood so fresh you can almost hear the splash, to hand-crafted desserts and accompaniments, each meal will be your favorite. And special requests are our pleasure because your meal is always prepared to order, just for you.

Your stateroom is your spacious, luxurious retreat in the middle of the world’s most beautiful wilderness. Almost all have panoramic balconies — and every single one has an expansive ocean view. From fine linens to pampering amenities, this is your home at sea.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 342 ft
  • Maiden Voyage: 2021
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 200
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Facilities

  • Activity Platform
  • Lecture Room
  • Observation Lounge
  • Outdoor Bistro
  • Viewing Platform
  • Pool
  • Explorer Bar Lounge
  • Panarama Speciality Restaurant
  • Main Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Voyager Library
  • Ocean Boutique
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness Room
  • Medical Centre
  • Polar Spa

Through a decade of transformation, American Queen Voyages® has surged forward from the great American rivers to lake, ocean and expedition voyages.

Today we are American Queen Voyages® with an expression to match: Discovery Runs Deep™. For this is our promise, our redefinition of category.

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