7-Day Glacier Discovery Southbound
Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art-from 19th oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in our Fitness Center. Savor the sounds of Music Walk™ and the delights of our specialty restaurants.
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Haines (Skagway), Alaska, US
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Juneau, Alaska, US
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Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
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Vancouver, B.C., CA
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This is an ice heaven of tidewater glaciers, where humpback whales and orcas roam and ribbons of blue carve through a fjordland of astonishing beauty. These moving rivers of ice called glaciers confront you with their majesty and power that is almost physical.
Gentlemen prefer Haines. And ladies too, of course, particularly those who seek out idyllic, wildlife-filled settings. This small coastal town, in the upper region of the famous Inside Passage, is the starting point of the Chilkat Trail, a canoe portage route for Indians on their way to the salmon spawning area of the Chilkat River. As the easiest route through the coastal mountains, the Chilkat Trail was later traveled by thousands of miners heading for the Klondike gold fields. Some Royal Caribbean cruise ships visit Haines for five hours in the evening, but although you’ll be seeing this natural wonderland during the evening hours, there’s still plenty of daylight, compliments of Alaska’s famed midnight sun, which shines longest in summer. On Song of Norway’s 11-night Alaska cruise, you’ll spend a full nine hours in Haines.
Over six miles wide and nearly 500 feet high, Hubbard Glacier fills the head of Yakutat Bay. In 1986, it was called the “Galloping Glacier” when it surged nearly 47 feet in one day.
Would you believe, Joe Juneau? It’s true–Juneau, Alaska is named for Joe Juneau, one of a trio of explorers who discovered rich reserves of gold in the stream that now runs through town. The stampede thatolwed led to Juneau becoming first a camp, then a town, then finally Alaska’s capital. Today, the town boasts some of Alaska’s most fetching scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaskan Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier,
a favorite of visitors, is nearby.
“Spread wings of a prostrate eagle.” As any Ketchikanian will tell you, his is the meaning of their town’s name. It comes from the eagle-wing sppearance of water flowing over an unusual rock formation which can be seen in the Ketchikan Creek.
To own originated as an Indian fish saltery and grew to become the largest salmon-canning center in the world. The real growth came with the gold rush of 1898, when the town served as a supply center for wourld-be millionaires. of the town’s colorful past is still in evidence, especially at the Indian villages, which are renowned for their colorfully carved
totem poles and fascinating legends.
Located south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is a port city with abundant fishing and wildlife. There are popular boat tours to the Kenai Fjords with its glaciers and wildlife. A very popular destination in the summer months, the best time to visit Seward is September through May… there are fewer crowds and more room to view abundant wildlife and gorgeous scenery. This cruising port is situated in mountains covered in lush vegetation and alpine wildflowers. It is a small community where friendly locals greet you at every turn. The railroad from Anchorage ends here and offers a very scenic ride throug the mountains.
Located in southwestern Washington state, Vancouver is a port at the head of deepwater navigation on the Columbia River, opposite Portland, OR. Vancouver is a commercial, manufacturing and shipping center.
All cruise prices are per person, cruise only, and based on double occupancy. Port charges may be included – click price for details. Additional government taxes and fees are not included. All prices are subject to change as often as daily and are based on availability at the time of the booking. Certain restrictions apply.