WINDSTAR CRUISES
Alaska
14 night package FLY+CRUISE+STAY+BONUS OFFERS: Enjoy Alaska up close with luxury Windstar Cruises and only 212 guests onboard

  • Departs: Thursday, 12th September 2019
  • Ship: Star Legend
  • Cruise line: Windstar Cruises
  • Special is valid from: 7th June 2019
  • Book by: 30th June 2019

Special Inclusions

WHY CHOOSE WINDSTAR CRUISES?
NO ONE ELSE GOES SO FAR TO GET TRAVELERS SO CLOSE …

You’re closer to secluded coves, tiny villages, misty fjords. To ancient ruins, medieval alleyways, quaint marinas. To unspoiled beaches, unfamiliar cultures, undiscovered atolls. To enlivening your curiosity and awakening your sense of wonder. You’re closer than ever to the kind of authentic and unforgettable experiences that you travel to find in the first place.

SEE A WORLD FEW WILL EVER SEE …

Welcome to a world of understated luxury and uncommon beauty. A world that leaves crowds and commonplace behind to find unique ports of call, and local, exotic cultures that are at once fascinating and wondrous. A world that’s equal parts intimate, indulgent and inspiring. Where the allure and beauty and magic of the places you sail to is equaled only by the ship that takes you there.

RELAX ONBOARD
With only 148–310 guests, a Windstar ship is large enough to pamper, yet small enough to explore secluded coves and docks in the heart of charming villages, sparkling cities and remote islands.


Always included onboard Windstar Cruises:
• Champagne welcome reception
• Windstar’s Signature Onboard Barbecue and the beloved crew show*
• Local performances on board**
• Learning how to sail with the Captain or officers on our Open Bridge
• Ocean views from all beautifully appointed staterooms or suites
• Cooking demonstrations powered by the James Beard Foundation and recipes by James Beard Foundation chefs
• All meals, in all venues, including 24-hour room service
• All non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks

Cruise Highlights:
• Appreciate the First Nations culture through their impressive totem art
• Walk on Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier
• Visit the Krocshel Wildlife Sanctuary for Orphaned Animals in Haines
• See the quiet beauty of Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm
• View Canada's wilderness via seaplane
• Gather valuable insights and information from the Expedition Team throughout your cruise

Price includes:
• Return economy class airfares Auckland to Vancouver flying Air New Zealand including known prepayable taxes and leview
• 1 night pre cruise in Vancouver
• 12 night Islands and Inlets cruise Vancouver return onboard Star Legend
• Port Taxes and Government Fees
• All meals and entertainment onboard
• Inclusions as above

Your Bonus
• All non alcoholic drinks onboard your cruise are included
• US$100 Shipboard credit per cabin

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Unless otherwise stated, prices are NZ$,
and include return economy class airfares as shown, accomodatoin as shown and cruise, based on share twin/double. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt. Fees. Gratuities additional unless specified. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Cruise Highlights may be based on Shore Excursions at an additional charge. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply, contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 05 June 2019 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales to 30 June 2019 unless sold prior.

Cruise Description

12 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard Star Legend.

Pass beneath the exquisite Lion’s Gate Bridge not once, but twice, with a panoply of splendid discoveries in between. The acclaimed Inside Passage with its forest-covered islands and wildlife. Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords, where you cruise surrounded by the familiar comforts of Star Legend while large Alaska cruise ship passengers board a smaller excursion boat. Ports like Ketchikan, Juneau, and Wrangell that dazzle you with the cultures, history, and outdoor adventures Alaska is known for.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $8399

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
11/09 Fly Auckland to Vancouver. Make your own way to your hotel.
12/09 Make your own way to the port for embarkation

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
12/09 Vancouver, BC. Canada 06:00 PM
13/09 Inside Passage, Alaska
14/09 Metlakatla, Alaska 02:30 PM 09:00 PM
15/09 Wrangell, Alaska 07:00 AM 04:00 PM
16/09 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska 08:00 AM 08:00 PM
17/09 Icy Strait Point, Alaska 06:30 AM 12:00 PM
17/09 Hoonah, Alaska 03:00 PM 08:00 PM
18/09 Juneau, Alaska 07:00 AM 10:00 PM
19/09 At sea - -
20/09 Misty Fjords, Alaska 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
21/09 Ketchikan, Alaska 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
22/09 Prince Rupert, BC. Canada 06:00 AM 12:00 PM
23/09 Inside Passage, Alaska
24/09 Vancouver, BC. Canada 08:00 AM

Post-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
24/09 Make your own way to your hotel. Overnight.
25/09 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.