Seattle, WA â€“ Drawing on its 63 years of tour/cruise experience in Alaska, small-ship cruise line Cruise West (www.cruisewest.com), is offering tremendous value for its Alaskaâ€™s Whales & Wilderness itinerary that includes two days in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve to explore the abundant wildlife and glaciers ? Cruise West is the only cruise line that offers two full days in this extraordinary park.
Save 25 percent on the May 18, July 24, 29, Aug 5, 26, and Sept 2, 2009 departures. The cruise operates on either the 102-guest Spirit on Endeavour or the 84-guest Spirit of Discovery. Both ships provide the perfect platform for intimate cruising on the eight-night Alaskaâ€™s Whales & Wilderness, round trip Juneau. The itinerary centers on sea and wildlife viewing including Icy Strait, Glacier Bay National Park and makes a port call at authentic Sitka, the â€œJewel of the Inside Passage,â€ and a remote Wilderness Community. As always, Cruise West offers a whale guarantee on this itinerary or guests receive a $250 refund.
Being only 20-feet from the waterline and having shallow drafts, Cruise Westâ€™s small ships have the maneuverability to get up-close and personal with the sea and wildlife. Guests might even see a Humpback whale look them in the eye! In the case of cruising in Alaska, small is beautiful. This itinerary receives raves from guests who seek out authentic experiences where nature is the floorshow. The use of zodiac inflatable boats, also an included feature, bring guests even closer to the wondrous scenery and wildlife for which Cruise West has become so well known for.
A fully escorted four-night Denali Land Tour may be added on to see the best of Alaska’s National Parks. Exceptional optional excursions in Denali include the Heli-Hiking Adventure and fly-fishing for Arctic Grayling. For more information about Cruise West itineraries or to book a cruise, visit www.cruisewest.com, call 1-800-296-8307 or contact a travel professional.