Alaska's Glacier Country (S.S. Legacy)


from$ 4895 USD

Ship
S.S. Legacy
City
Juneau to Juneau


Overview

Alaska is almost custom made for small ship cruising, with magnificent wildlife, endless opportunities to explore ashore, by zodiac and in kayaks, and countless small inlets and bays that larger vessels can't get close to. With snow-clad mountains, tideway glaciers, ancient forests and myrian islands and inlets to explore, the scenery is as dramatic as anywhere. The extraordinary Glacier Bay is home to dozens of glaciers, including 7 tidewater glaciers, and a great range of wildlife, and forms part of the largest international protected area on the planet. Surrounded by a host towering peaks between 10-15000 metres it is surely one of the most photogenic places on Earth. Every ship that spends time in Glacier Bay has to take on board a National Parks ranger. Cloud failure or liquid sunshine, our Alaska small ship adventure cruises are perfect for exploration—paddling, hiking, hot tub under the stars, “polar bear plunges,” even playing in the mud with your expert expedition team. Glacier Bay National Park; Native totems; breaching whales; soaring eagles; rainforests; northern lights. Do as much or as little as you like on an unforgettable journey.

Overview

  • GLZUN
  • 8 Days
  • S.S. Legacy

Cruise Itinerary

  • Juneau (Alaska, USA)
  • Juneau (Alaska, USA)
  • Alaska

Departures


6145

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


6695

Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7990

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


8195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


9045

Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.


12695

300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.


6145

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


6695

Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7990

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


8195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


9045

Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.


12695

300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.


6145

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


6695

Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7990

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


8195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


9045

Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.


12695

300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.


6145

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


6695

Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


7990

Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.


8195

Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.


9045

Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.


12695

300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.


4895

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


5495

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


6195

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


6365

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


6895

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


7595

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


10395

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


4895

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


5495

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


6195

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


6365

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


6895

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


7595

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


10395

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


5495

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


5895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


6495

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7135

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


7395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


8195

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


11295

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


5495

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


5895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


6495

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7135

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


7395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


8195

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


11295

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)


6295

103-104, 319-320 Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower


6895

105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318 Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


7395

211-214 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower


8195

Single accommodation available, please contact us for more details.


8395

101-102, 201-202, 309-310 Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)


9295

301-302 Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower


12995

300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

Cruise Itinerary

Hello, Juneau! First settled in the gold rush days, Juneau welcomes with both small town charm and towering glaciers. Toast to the riches of Alaska as you sail west toward Icy Strait.


Kick start the morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a strong cup of coffee. Energized and snug in your kayak, glide around in remote bays off of Icy Strait through giant bullwhip kelp that can grow to over 100 feet long. Join the gang in a skiff to a rocky outcropping to watch sea lions play. Or, step into mud boots for a forest hike with your top-notch, naturalist guides who have plenty to share about everything Alaska—marine biology, plants, and even geology. On board, soak it all in as you soak in the hot tub.


You’re in for a real treat. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Have your binoculars handy—South Marble Island is a birder’s slice of heaven. Puffins scoot through the water. Guillemots and gulls chatter up the airwaves. The snoozing sea lions don’t seem to mind. More thrills and chills await as you cruise to the far end of John Hopkins Inlet or Tarr Inlet where glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, bears forage along the shoreline of Tidal Inlet. Mountain goats too. Back at Bartlett Cove, if time and daylight allow, take a forest hike around the park’s HQ, and say farewell to your ranger.


Stretching 150 miles into the Tongass National Forest, Chatham Strait offers adventure aplenty. Rest assured your captain navigates to the best. Anchor in a remote Chichagof Island inlet. Backpacks loaded and adventure toys lowered (skiffs, paddle boards, kayaks), it’s time to go play. Energy flows as you hike up through moss-covered trees and rain-fed waterfalls. Stick to the water in a kayak excursion, and don’t forget to look above and below the surface. A nosy seal could be watching your every stroke. Beachcomb rocky shores. Tiny creatures cling to rocks. Tonight, take a nightcap to the sun deck and watch the sky.


The jagged arms and fingers of Kuiu Island stretch from 25 to just six miles wide. Salmon streams dot the coastline—and where there’s salmon, there are bears. Despite its slim size, Kuiu Island is home to many black bears, who, like you, love the solitude and open skies in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. From kayak or skiff, scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for these guys. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch with an easy stroll amidst the tide pools. It’s remote, and remarkable.


Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring. Watch for whales feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Hang out and enjoy the show. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has the lineup of adventures all mapped out. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest light station and The Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocky nobs. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay or head ashore for a hike. Somewhere nearby, carrot-billed black oystercatchers are saying hello. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska.


Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror, the steep walls of this narrow opening streaked with waterfalls. Back in the Arm, gasp at the deep glacier-carved valleys. It’s at the end where you meet the piece de resistance: Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, the white thunder of a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from your expedition team.


Mmmm, fresh baked pastries over one last breakfast. Your crew and new friends wish heartfelt goodbyes. This morning, transfer to the Juneau airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.


Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.


S.S. Legacy

Vessel Type: Small Ship Length:192 feet Passenger:88 guests Built: 1983, renovated 2013 Come aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon. The onboard wellness program is accessible to all guests and includes two hot tubs on the bridge deck, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite. Elevator access is available to three of the public decks. There are six cabin categories aboard the S.S. Legacy: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated. Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station, air conditioning/heat; private bath with shower.

Highlights

• One day in Glacier Bay National Park, joined by park ranger • Wilderness exploration in the Tongass National Forest, Ford’s Terror Wilderness Area, and Glacier Bay National Park • Get close up to Alaska’s most impressive glaciers • Fords Terror Wilderness Area by skiff • Humpback whales in Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait • Wildlife searches: black and brown bears, eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, sea birds • Kayak, paddle board and skiff remote inlets • Beachcombing, tide pool, and forest ecology discoveries

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