WINDSTAR CRUISES
Alaska in July
Private Yacht Style FLY + CRUISE + HOTELS + BONUS OFFERS: Cruise Alaska with only 212 guests onboard and get up close to the beauty of the 49th State

  • Departs: Thursday, 12th July 2018
  • Ship: Star Legend
  • Cruise line: Windstar Cruises
  • Special is valid from: 18th February 2018
  • Book by: 26th February 2018

Special Inclusions

Come away from the ordinary — come to the small ship world of Windstar.

Your Voyage Includes:
*All meals in all venues
*All non-alcoholic beverages
*Welcome Cocktail at reception
*Fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom
*All onboard entertainment
*Use of fitness facility
*Use of watersports equipment
*Port lectures and briefings
*Transportation to most shore excursions


Package includes:
Return economy class airfares ex Auckland flying Air New Zealand to Vancouver
All prepayable airfare taxes, surcharges and levies
1 night pre cruise accommodation Vancouver
12 night Alaska cruise Vancouver return onboard Star Legend
All meals and entertainment onboard
1 night post cruise accommodation Vancouver

Your Bonus:
* US$100 per person onboard credit
* Cruise Gratuities included
* Complimentary use of Kayaks where permitted (weather dependant)

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Unless otherwise stated, prices include return economy class airfares flying Air New Zealand from Auckland including prepayable airline surcharges, levies and airport taxes, share twin/double accommodation (although local taxes may be payable directly), and inclusions as specified. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes,Govt Fees & Gratuities (Gratuities cover your hotel and stateroom staff. Regular 15% service fee will be added to onboard purchases such as drinks). Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Package must be booked by 26 February 2018 with airfares fully paid within 72 hours of confirmation. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Airfares and accommodation may not be available on all services and room/cabin categories, and capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply and airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable, and name changes are not permitted – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 14 February 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 26 February 2018 unless sold prior.

Cruise Description

12 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Anchorage aboard Star Legend.

With only 212 guests, a Star Legend cruise will make you feel like you're on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.

When you're ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino and library are waiting to be explored. Take some "you" time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

Star Legend is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

Highlights of this cruise:

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver’s location at the mouth of the Fraser River and on the waterways of the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and all their tributaries makes this busy seaport an easy place for meeting. It is one of Canada’s most populated, most ethnically diverse cities that is a popular filming location. Visit the interesting neighborhoods of Gastown, Granville Island and Chinatown. Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and stroll through Stanley Park. See the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology. There is an amazing variety of things to see and do here.

Scenic Cruising Canadian Inside Passage
Today we cruise the fjords of Canada’s Inside Passage boasting centuries-old coastal rainforests, beaches, waterfalls and mountains. Over 25,000 miles of rugged coastline lie in Canada’s Inside Passage, joining Alaska’s 15,000 miles of inside waters and provides a safe and sheltered West Coast waterway transit. In this isolated wilderness look for coastal First Nations longhouses fronted with proud totems and a variety of marine life, from orcas and porpoises to some of the largest populations of bald eagles in the world.

Ketchikan, Alaska
Dubbed the Salmon Capital of the World, Ketchikan is the southeastern-most town in Alaska and is home to the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles that are found throughout the city and at four major locations: Saxman Totem Park, Totem Bight State Park, Potlatch Park, and the Totem Heritage Center. Other attractions of Ketchikan are Creek Street, a boardwalk road built on pilings over Ketchikan Creek and the Waterfront Promenade that skirts the bustling shoreline with inviting whale-tail benches to take in the view.

Scenic Cruising Inian Islands / Icy Strait Point
Managed by the Forest Service, these scenic Inian Islands are located in Icy Strait near the entrance to Glacier Bay. Several small pieces of land make up these islands, with dense tree growth that provides a restful home to deer. This has become a popular area for sea kayaking. Privately owned Icy Strait Point is a tourist destination and the only privately owned cruise destination in Alaska. It is the property of 1,350 Alaskan natives with aboriginal ties to Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area.…

Icy Strait Point, (Hoonah) Alaska
Privately owned Icy Strait Point is a tourist destination and the only privately owned cruise destination in Alaska. It is the property of 1,350 Alaskan natives with aboriginal ties to Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area. Visitors here enjoy an educational experience learning about Alaska's native cultures, and the natural history of the region. There is much to do here including a brown bear search, tram excursion, flightseeing over Glacier Bay and the biggest zipline in the Unites States.

Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm, Alaska
Stunningly beautiful Tracy Arm is a fjord 45 miles south of Juneau that actually consists of two deep and narrow fjords – Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles long. At the end of Tracy Arm are the impressive twin Sawyer Glaciers. Wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals and a variety of birds. What you'll be able to see today and how far we can travel up Tracy Arm is weather and ice dependent.

Juneau, Alaska
Located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, Juneau sits at sea level below steep mountains between 3,500-4,000 feet high. Atop these mountains is the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass from which about 30 glaciers flow, and two of them – Mendenhall Glacier and Lemon Creek Glacier are visible from the local road. A unique feature of Juneau is that it is the only U.S. capital that has no roads connecting it to the rest of the state.

Wrangell, Alaska
One of the oldest towns in Alaska, Wrangell is located near the mouth of the Stikine River. Much of its history can be seen in the impressive collection of totems scattered throughout the town. Highlights here are the amazing Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park where you can find primitive rock carvings and just 30 miles away is the Anan Wildlife Observatory with the largest pink salmon runs in the Inside Passage, and a platform from which you can look for eagles, harbor seals and black bears.

Scenic Cruising Misty Fjords, Alaska
Misty Fjords, with its gorgeous views of natural formations is a national monument and wilderness area with steep valleys formed by glaciers and lava flows. It is part of the Tongass National Forest and is about 40 miles east of Ketchikan along the Inside Passage. With its icy blue lakes, waterfalls, snowcapped peaks and glacial valleys literally everywhere you point your camera you will get a postcard picture, depending on the weather of course.

Metlakatla, Alaska
Located on Annette Island, 15 miles southwest of Ketchikan, and midway in the Inside Passage 600 miles from Seattle, Washington and 600 miles from Skagway, Alaska, Metlakatla is the only settlement of the indigenous Tsimshian people in the U.S. Membership in this community is by lineage, primarily Tsimshian people, but may also include other Alaska Native tribes who wish to join. Visitors to the community can take in the dance and song shows in the longhouse performed by local dancers dressed in full Tsimshian regalia.

Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Picturesque Prince Rupert, located on Kaien Island, just north of the mouth of the Skeena River is rich in culture and heritage. Prince Rupert was founded in 1910 on a site that has been inhabited by First Nations people for over 10,000 years. The area is rich with wildlife like whales, eagles, salmon and grizzly bears. The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary features one of the densest remaining bear populations in North America.

Scenic Cruising Canadian Inside Passage
Today we cruise the fjords of Canada’s Inside Passage boasting centuries-old coastal rainforests, beaches, waterfalls and mountains. Over 25,000 miles of rugged coastline lie in Canada’s Inside Passage, joining Alaska’s 15,000 miles of inside waters and provides a safe and sheltered West Coast waterway transit. In this isolated wilderness look for coastal First Nations longhouses fronted with proud totems and a variety of marine life, from orcas and porpoises to some of the largest populations of bald eagles in the world.
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Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $8199

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
11/07 Fly Auckland to Vancouver. Make your own way to your hotel.
11/07 Overnight Vancouver.
12/07 Make your own way to the Port for embarkation

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
12/07 Vancouver, BC. Canada 05:00 PM
13/07 Inside Passage, Alaska
14/07 Ketchikan, Alaska 01:00 PM 11:00 PM
15/07 At sea - -
16/07 Icy Strait Point, Alaska 04:30 AM 09:30 AM
17/07 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
18/07 Juneau, Alaska 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
19/07 Wrangell, Alaska 11:00 AM 06:00 PM
20/07 Misty Fjords, Alaska 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
21/07 Metlakatla, Alaska 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
22/07 Prince Rupert, BC. Canada 06:00 AM 02:00 PM
23/07 Inside Passage, Alaska
24/07 Vancouver, BC. Canada 07:00 AM

Post-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
24/07 Make your own way to your hotel. Overnight
25/07 Make your own way to the airport for your flight to Auckland
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.