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Dates

August 16 to 23, 2019

Starting Price

$3,495

Deposit per Person

$850

7 Days
Cruise
Orbridge
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Head out on a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 66-guest Admiralty Dream. Enjoy the agility and flexibility of small-ship travel, up-close encounters with wildlife, stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and the guidance of two expert naturalists including an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Capture the sight of whales breaching next to your boat, bears fishing along the shoreline, and eagles looking down from their nests—all part of nature’s amazing show. This program also offers an optional pre-extension to Denali National Park. Explore this vast and stunningly beautiful wilderness—home to Mt. Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Ride the Alaska Railroad, stay in a hilltop lodge with panoramic views located inside the park, and learn how this magnificent area became one of our nation’s most breathtaking conservation areas.

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrive in Juneau – Embarkation

Today, travel to Juneau from your home city, or from Anchorage if you visited Denali National Park on the 6-day Orbridge Pre-Tour. Before embarkation, explore the Alaska State Museum—renovated in 2017—to peruse the museum’s artifacts and art objects that tell the tale of Alaska’s history. Then visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to view the fascinating glacial mass.

Afterward, take a short bus ride to the Admiralty Dream for your embarkation. Enjoy your first dinner on board as you get to know your Expedition Leader, naturalists, crew, and travel companions.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (D)

Day 2

Icy Strait / Chichagof Island

Relax on deck with your binoculars and a hot cup of cocoa as you sail through Icy Strait in search of wildlife, including orca (killer whales), Steller sea lions, seal, porpoise, and the magnificent humpback whales. Along the shore, perhaps catch sight of bald eagles in the treetops. Choose from activities like kayaking, skiff rides, and hiking.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Jim Diana

Jim Diana is a Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the University of Michigan, as well as Director of the Michigan Sea Grant Program, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His research focuses on aquatic animals and their interactions with the environment.Jim’s research focuses on the interaction between aquaculture practices and environmental impacts and seeks to find solutions for more sustainable production in the future. Jim’s teaching is in Aquatic Sciences, in particular, courses in Ecology and Biology of Fishes and Sustainable Aquaculture. In addition, he supervises research of a large number of graduate students in Aquatic Sciences.

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Dates

August 16 to 23, 2019

Starting Price

$3,495

Deposit per Person

$850

7 Days
Cruise
Orbridge
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064