When we heard that in 2017 Seabourn was returning to Alaska, often referred to as “The Great Land” it brought back memories of our recent trip to Alaska from Vancouver to San Fransisco aboard the Regent Seven Seas Navigator.

Customers have been waiting for the return to Alaska

Citing exceptional customer demand, Seabourn are returning to Alaska after an absence of 15 years.  Seabourn Sojourn will offer a number of unique voyages which will combine Alaska’s most popular ports with a number of hidden gems including the inside passage. Because of Seabourn’s signature small ship cruising capability, Seabourn Sojourn will be able to visit Alaskan ports that larger ships just have to sail past.

Seabourn’s return to Alaska has been a long time coming and highly anticipated,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president, for global marketing and sales. “We’re looking forward to sharing with our guests the highlights of Alaska, from the mountains and glaciers to the picturesque frontier towns and amazing wildlife. But they’ll also see an uncommon Alaska, a side that few visitors ever get to see. No other cruise line can show them in such ultra-luxury style, added Delaney.

stunning Alaska Cruise Scenery

Stunning Alaskan Scenery

You simply must visit Alaska once in your life

If you haven’t been to Alaska it is one of those places you must visit at some time in your life.  Cruising is a great way to accomplish this.  Even better is a Luxury Cruise aboard the Seabourn Sojourn which is one of our favorite ships. One of the questions we often get asked is what to do in Alaska.  The answer – lots.  So many adventures and amazing scenery you must visit at least once in your life.

Itineraries on the new Seabourn program include visits to iconic sites, such as the towering virgin forests along the Inside Passage; the thunderous calving of glaciers and impressive humpback whales breaching in the Kenai Fjords; Juneau, the state capital, inaccessible by road; Ketchikan, the southernmost and arguably most colorful town in the state; and Sitka, whose Tlingit history traces back 10,000 years. Interspersed will be visiting unspoiled hideaways such as Alert Bay, British Columbia, a tiny Namgis First Nations community offering rare insights into the region’s aboriginal cultures; and Klemtu, a small island outpost in the Inside Passage.

Alaskan Glaciers

The Ships go right up to the Glaciers!

Scenery to Die For

In locations such as Misty Fjords and the amazingly beautiful Tracy Arm, guests will be able to explore wildlife-rich waterways, forested mountain vistas, and lacy waterfalls up close via Ventures by Seabourn, an innovative optional program of Zodiac and kayak excursions led by Seabourn Sojourn’s expedition team of naturalists, science, wildlife and historical experts. The same expedition team will be on hand on deck, pointing out, interpreting and enhancing desirable locations.

Icy Straight Hoonah Trading Station

Icy Straight Hoonah Trading Station

Additionally Seabourn will be providing complimentary all-weather jackets as well as inspiring Seabourn Conversations with special onboard guest speakers. Other opportunities include frequent wildlife sightings from the ship and shore plus a unique to Seabourn  “Caviar on the Ice” deck party and other special onboard events.

Cruise Ships transit the Inside Passage

Alaska Cruise Ships transit the Inside Passage

So now is your chance to enjoy a cruise to Alaska and witness its true beauty all in the comfort of the Luxury Cruise ship Seabourn Sojourn. Wondering what to wear on a cruise to Alaska then check this out.