Alaska is unspoiled, isolated and enormous in scale. It‚Äôs one-fifth the size of the entire lower 48; a vast wilderness where you can see brown bears pluck salmon from the rivers and bald eagles soar overhead. Glistening glaciers calf off massive icebergs with thunderous cracks and acrobatic whales breach the water with showy splashes. One of the best ways to see Alaska‚Äôs grandeur is by sea. To experience this breathtaking but formidable land in luxurious comfort, Travel Maestro recommends cruising Alaska the Regent way.
Regent Seven Seas Alaska Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers a series of seven-night cruises aboard Seven Seas Mariner through Alaska‚Äôs Inside Passage from May through September of 2019 and 2020. Select dates offer longer itineraries to or from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Northbound cruises sail from Vancouver to Seward (return flight out of Anchorage) and southbound cruises sail the reverse itinerary. Travel Maestro tip: To wake up on board to a breathtaking view each morning, book a stateroom on the starboard (right) side of the ship for northbound sailings and port (left) side for southbound.
Special Alaska Enrichment Program
Travel experiences become more meaningful when you thoroughly understand and connect with your destinations. Regent Seven Seas Cruises gives helps do that with an engaging onboard lecture series during the Alaska sailing season. Destination Specialist and perennial guest-favorite Terry Breen brings the region to life in spectacular fashion through stories and anecdotes. Her passion and knowledge of the region never fail to engage audiences.
Terry is passionate about traveling, and shares her love and expertise of Alaska and Latin America through riveting narratives covering local ecology, geography, history and culture. She presents her in-depth knowledge of the people and places of these regions in lively presentations.
Cruising Alaska the Regent Way
Alaskan frontier towns are eager to share their history and culture with visitors. The port towns that you‚Äôll visit with Regent Seven Seas Cruises include Seward, Sitka, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Vancouver. Visiting Alaska the Regent way means free unlimited shore excursions in every port. You can take as many excursions in a day and during your entire voyage as time and your penchant for adventure allows. There’s an excursion for every interest and activity level, such as artist walks, cooking demonstrations, salmon fishing, whale watching and much more.
- Step back in time and relive Juneau’s gold rush history while panning for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek.
- Ride aboard old-fashioned parlor cars on the world-famous White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to the 2,885-foot summit of White Pass.
- Take the Klondike to new heights with an exciting climbing adventure on the smooth granite walls of the White Pass.
- Enjoy a leisurely raft float through the world-famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
- Observe many of Alaska‚Äôs most iconic animals by cruising the surrounding waters, visiting a center for injured birds of prey, and touring a facility for rescued bears.
- Discover the diverse flora, fauna and history of the world’s largest temperate rain forest on a hike in the Tongass National Forest.
Explore America‚Äôs Last Frontier
Breathtaking beauty and awe-inspiring natural wonders abound everywhere you turn in Alaska. Cruising Alaska with Regent Seven Seas gives you myriad ways to experience America‚Äôs last frontier. Talk one-on-one to locals and knowledgeable destination experts. Get your heart pumping and hands dirty with active adventure. Or simply take in the stunning views from the comfort of the luxurious ship. This is a trip that deserves to be on your bucket list!
Disclosure: Covington Travel is pleased to recognize Regent Seven Seas Cruises as a valued partner¬†and sponsor of this blog post.