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Program #21352RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
The White Pass Railway tour will briefly (less than 1/2 hour) be at about 3,000 feet. No walking.

Equipment Requirements
Rain gear is highly recommended. Alaskan Dream Cruises has rain coats and pants available in many sizes, too, for your use. Comfortable walking shoes are necessary (they will probably get wet, so a good waterproofing is also recommended.) Binoculars are also highly recommended, but will be provided on the ship. A windproof jacket or parka is required (this could be the same jacket used for rain gear).

Itinerary for Jun 13 — Jun 27, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Convenient downtown location within walking distance of historical and cultural sites and shopping.

Contact info:
330 Seward St
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-747-6241
web: www.westmarkhotels.com/sitka.php

Room amenities: Flat screen TVs with cable, free high speed Internet access, in-room coffee makers, hairdryer and iron / ironing board.

Facility amenities: Room service, fitness center, on-site restaurant and lounge, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet throughout hotel, guest computer available, coin-operated guest laundry and free airport shuttle (for scheduled flight times only).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact the hotel directly
Please make arrangements for additional nights directly with the hotel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, June 13 - Arrival and Check-in / Registration / Welcome Din...
Arrive To: Arrive in Sitka and check-in to the hotel. After you receive your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar desk to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule and other important information.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: Following dinner, your expedition instructor will provide a presentation on the voyage. Your Road Scholar group leader will provide additional information.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Westmark Hotel Sitka

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Saturday, June 14 - Sitka! Sheldon Jackson Museum / Russian Bishop's ...
Sitka! Sheldon Jackson Museum / Russian Bishop's House / St. Michael's Cathedral / Native Dance Performance / Embark Ship

Note: Walking up to one mile with stops. Stairs at St. Michael's Cathedral, Russian Bishop’s House, and dance performance. Transfer from dock to ship via a 65 foot catamaran requiring a few steps along a ramp with railing from dock to catamaran and eventually from catamaran to ship.

Breakfast: Breakfast at local restaurant

Morning: After luggage out and breakfast, we explore Sitka, one of Alaska's most charming communities that also has a complex history. Kiksadi Tlingit people have lived in the area for 8,000 years or more. When European exploration reached the area, the protected harbor and rich natural resources made it attractive. Serious Russian interest began in 1725 when Tsar Peter the Great sent Vitus Bering to explore the Pacific coast of North America. A Russian trading enterprise called the Russian American Company was eventually formed. After much fighting between Russian forces and the native Tlingit people, Sitka became the administrative center and remained so until the sale of Alaska to the United States in 1867. The name “Alaska” is actually a Russified version of an Aleut word meaning “great land.” We can will stand on the very site that witnessed the change-over of Alaska from Russia to the United States in 1867. We will begin our adventure in Sitka with an exploration of downtown Sitka, visiting the Russian Bishop's House and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

At the conclusion of the field trip, you will have some free time to explore Sitka on your own.

Lunch: Late morning will include a Native Tlingit NaKaHidi dancer performance featuring traditional dances and songs, some thousands of years old. The dance is performed in a traditional replica clanhouse, featuring beautiful Native Tlingit artwork. Afterward, the dancers in full regalia invite you to have your picture taken with them or chat informally. There will be a snack served during the dance performance with a more extensive lunch following on our wildlife quest aboard a 36 foot catamaran.

Afternoon: This afternoon we board a small boat for a "Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest" exploration of Sitka Sound. We will transit two beautiful, twisty narrow passageways on our way to Peril Strait. The scenery is magnificent and wildlife sightings, particularly bald eagles, are common. The boat will rendezvous with our vessel near Peril Straits, 30 miles from Sitka. We will meet the Captain and crew, receive an orientation, and get underway for our big adventure.

Dinner: Each evening we present a Recap and Social Hour in the Vista View Lounge. Appetizers are served and your Road Scholar team will recap the day's activities and preview the next day. It's a wonderful opportunity to relax with some excellent appetizers and a cold or hot drink, get to know your fellow Road Scholar participants, make new friends, or just watch the magnificent scenery of Southeast Alaska roll by. Following our evening Recap, we'll enjoy our first gourmet dinner in the dining room.

Evening: Tonight your Road Scholar team will lead an evening discussion covering aspects of Alaska and its people that may touch on history, culture, or nature.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Sunday, June 15 - Lake Eva
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: This morning we will depart the area around Sitka Sound and explore either Kelp Bay or Lake Eva (Captains Choice & weather permitting) via 16 passenger pontoons where we may see a variety of marine animals in these scenic areas located on the northern side of Baranof Island.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: Both areas are known for its abundance of brown bears. Here is a chance to see these fascinating creatures along with other area wildlife.

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: Relax and take time to enjoy visiting with your new friends!

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Monday, June 16 - Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: Entering Glacier Bay early morning, we will be joined by a National Park Service (NPS) Ranger who will lead our programming for the day. The NPS citation reads, “Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site — one of the world’s largest international protected areas. From summit to sea, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration.” The National Park Service Naturalists are intimately acquainted with the mysteries of Glacier Bay, and explain them in detail. The entrance to Glacier Bay teems with wildlife, particularly sea birds. This is also an area frequented by feeding humpback whales. Birders and wildlife watchers will want to be up early and out on decks as we enter Glacier Bay. The Huna Tlingit people once lived in Glacier Bay here and consider it their spiritual homeland. A Native Tlingit interpretive naturalist will joins the National Park Service NPS Ranger to discuss their traditional ties to this stunning Alaskan natural treasure.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: We continue to explore the crown jewel of Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park. Rated the No. 1 national park in the USA by Consumer Reports Magazine, Glacier Bay boasts the largest number of tidewater glaciers in North America, the 15,000-foot Fairweather Mountain range, some of the most stunning scenery anywhere, and a prolific amount of wildlife including humpback whales, sea otters, puffins, mountain goats and much more.

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: Each evening will vary, but will include a re-cap of the days events and the schedule for the next day.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Tuesday, June 17 - Point Adolphus / Icy Strait
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: The ship captain will take us on an exploration of the northern region of Chichagof island including the world famous Point Adolphus. Point Adolphus near Gustavus is a popular feeding area for the Alaska humpback and a popular place for travelers to get a glimpse of these enormous mammals. From the deck of the ship will watch for these and other wildlife.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: Take a leisurely afternoon to enjoy the views from the ship's deck while we continue to explore the rich waters in this area as we head towards Skagway our destination for tomorrow.

A social hour will be held prior to dinner.

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: The ship staff will share stories most evenings about life in Alaska.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Wednesday, June 18 - Skagway / White Pass Railway
Breakfast: Have breakfast aboard as we make our way up the spectacular Taya Inlet toward our docking in Skagway.

Morning: The famous gold rush town of Skagway is also home to the Klondike National Historic Park, which owns and has restored many of the buildings. Although a busy cruise ship destination, Skagway drips with early Alaska history, and there are many interesting places to peruse. One of Skagway's more famous attractions is the impossibly scenic White Pass narrow gauge railway. Built at the height of the Gold Rush, it operates today as a tourist attraction and a very spectacular one at that. In the morning we will have some free time to explore Skagway.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: We will board the famous White Pass railway to the White Pass summit. Spectacular views are frequent, and an onboard narrator passes on nuggets of gold rush history along the way.

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: Tonight may include a slide presentation, a talk, or an opportunity for questions and answers dependent on the days activities and the areas we have explored. Our PA system allows for guests to enjoy programs in the forward lounge (where most of our formal programming occurs) or in the comfort of their own staterooms.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Thursday, June 19 - Auke Bay / Juneau / Orca Point Lodge
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: Following breakfast we will board our buses to visit the famous Mendenhall Glacier. One of Alaska’s most-visited natural features, the Mendenhall spills out of the Juneau Ice Field, an ice field the size of the state of Connecticut. The Visitor Center provides terrific views of the Glacier and the lake, many very well-conceived displays and presentations, a wonderful short movie, and some exquisite hiking trails. National Forest Service interpretive rangers will be available to answer questions. After our visit to glacier we will proceed to downtown Juneau for a luncheon in town.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Post lunch there will be the following options. For those wanting to return to the ship a transfer will be provided back to the ship which sails at 4:30 p.m. Those wanting more time in town can choose to do the following: walk with your Road Scholar leader or coach to the Mt. Roberts Tramway providing wonderful views of the surrounding area. There will be an assigned meeting time and place to board the motor coach back to the ship. Once we return to the ship, enjoy a social hour and hors d'oeuvres as we make our way to yet another exclusive stop: Orca Point Lodge on Colt Island. Here we will enjoy a wonderful dinner of Salmon and King Crab. At this beautiful lodge, get up close and personal with the Alaskan sea life by visiting the lodge's touch tank and take a stroll on the private beach.

Dinner: Alaskan Salmon and King Crab dinner at Orca Point Lodge.

Evening: After our feast we'll end the evening with a summer solstice bonfire--the Alaskan way to celebrate!

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Friday, June 20 - Tracy Arm Fjord
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: This morning we head for what may be Alaska’s most scenic fjord, Tracy Arm, and a photographer’s paradise. A “fjord” is a narrow inlet of ocean running between cliffs or steep slopes. Tracy Arm twists and turns for more than 30 miles through some of the most dramatically scenic landscapes anywhere, dotted with thousands of icebergs from twin glaciers -- North Sawyer and South Sawyer -- at the end of the fjord. Wildlife is seasonally prolific, with whales and sea lions, seals on floating ice, bears, deer, mountain goats, wolves, and smaller animals inhabiting surrounding forests, and bald eagles and other birds flying above. Along the way, our staff narrates and points out the highlights.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: We wind our way back down the arm, pausing to view some of the spectacular waterfalls that spill out of the granite cliffs that line the fjord. We may have an opportunity to ride the 16 passenger pontoons to explore either the North or South Sawyer Glacier.

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: The Road Scholar staff lead an evening presentation.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Saturday, June 21 - Hobart Bay
Note: Activities in Hobart Bay are at particpants' option. Zego runabouts and kayaks require the ability to climb in and out of the boats. Before each event, crew give operating instructions, paddling instructions, safety instructions. Each group that goes out has two guides to provide assistance as needed.

Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: Arriving at Hobart Bay, we will have a full day of exhilarating outdoor activities. You will can explore the Bay via 2-person sea kayaks, small outboard-driven Zego runabouts, and to explore old logging roads via Kawasaki all-terrain vehicles. Kayak launchers make it easy to get into kayaks that are then slid into the water slowly. The stable, catamaran-type runabouts are tied up at the dock.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: Continue exploring Hobart Bay. If you were on the water this morning, try the all-terrain vehicles this afternoon, or vice-versa.

Dinner: Following tonight's Recap, we enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Evening: Your Road Scholar Group Leaders will provide a presentation this evening.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Sunday, June 22 - Red Bluff Bay & Kake / Tlingit Culture / Totem Ca...
Red Bluff Bay & Kake / Tlingit Culture / Totem Carving Demo / Tlingit Dance Performance / Salmon Hatchery

Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast and an early morning coffee or tea while we explore the rugged waterfall coast of eastern Baranoff Island and Red Bluff Bay from the comfort of the ship.

Morning: We spend the morning cruising through this delightful and lovely yet rarely visited part of Alaska. Rusted cliffs of Red Bluff Bay glow in the morning sun as you view the old-growth rainforest, waterfalls and pristine beaches from the comfort of the ship. With binoculars supplied by the ship scan the skies for birds and the shores for wildlife as we pass along this rugged coastline.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: The village name Kake (pronounced just like cake) comes from the Tlingit word "eix" (Northern Tlingit) or "eex" (Southern Tlingit), which is derived from "ee" which meant dawn or daylight and "xe" meaning mouth, i.e. "mouth of dawn" or "opening of daylight." We will be greated by a Tlingit elder and see the "World's Tallest Totem," a carving demonstration, a Tlingit dance and end the stay by visiting the local salmon hatchery, which includes a bear viewing platform.

Dinner: Join in the lounge for drinks and to discuss the days adventures, followed by dinner.

Evening: Sit back and relax as you visit with your Road Scholar companions.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Monday, June 23 - Wrangell / Coffman Cove
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: In Wrangell, located in the heart of the Inside Passage, you will visit Petroglyph Beach and imagine the people who carved them thousands of years ago. This area has the highest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the southeastern region of Alaska. As we visit the Chief Shakes Tribal House, Totem park and the Wrangell Museum you will catch a glimpse of the local history. Having been Tlingit territory and then under the jurisdiction of Russia, Great Britain, and the United States, Wrangell has the unique status as the only Alaskan city to have been governed under four "flags".

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: Following lunch we will head to Prince of wales Island to Coffman Cove, known as "Alaska's Hidden Secret on Prince of Wales Island." After a greeting by a representative of the city, enjoy a walk through downtown Coffman Cove.

Dinner: Enjoy fresh oysters selected by the ship's chef from the harvest of the local fishermen.

Evening: Relax onboard as we recap our day's adventures.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twelve: Tuesday, June 24 - Petersburg
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: Today's destination is charming Petersburg. Petersburg is a town that still makes its living from the sea and is not a port of call for large cruise ships. We'll visit this thriving fishing village which was established by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800's. Its strong Norwegian heritage is still evident and you'll see many fisherman working along the docks which harbor tugs, salmon trollers, seiners, longliners, and crabbers.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: At the Sons of Norway Hall, enjoy a Norwegian Folk Dance show performed by Petersburg's children. Then enjoy some free time to explore the town.

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: We'll recap the days events and have a presentation by our Road Scholar staff.

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
N/A
Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Thirteen: Wednesday, June 25 - Thorne Bay / Kasaan
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: We'll dock in Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world. It is now an Alaskan small town with a wonderful sense of community. It is located on the east side of Prince of Wales Island, in Southeast Alaska, near the town of Ketchikan. We'll enjoy a walking tour of town and meet local artisans.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: In Kasaan, we will walk through a magical forest to visit the Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House, the only remaining Haida clan house in North America. Inside the clan house stand three original totem poles from 1880. Chief Son-I-Hat brought them from Old Kasaan, about seven miles from Kasaan, to put in the clan house.

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: We'll recap the days events and follow with a talk by our leaders or maybe a movie!

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The three-deck American small cruise ship is 166 feet long and can carry 68 passengers on exclusive sailings for Road Scholar. The first thing guests notice when stepping into the Vista View Lounge aboard the Admiralty Dream is light, air, and views - wide picture windows port and starboard, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing forward. Backing the delightful scene are a bar and library with exquisitely detailed woodworking. Ample outside deck space and easy access to the extra-roomy bow area are perfect spots to view the sights around you. Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the vessel including all staterooms. Smoking is permitted on selected outside decks.

Contact info:
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Sitka, AK 99835 USA
phone: 907-723-3281
web: www.alaskandreamcruises.com/alaskan-dream-ship/admiralty/

Room amenities: Every cabin has shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Fourteen: Thursday, June 26 - Misty Fjords / Metlakala
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: We will head to Misty Fjords and enjoy a relaxing cruise through this National Monument, a wilderness area administered by the US Forest Service. Learn about the natural history of the fjords, listen to the calls of nesting seabirds, and feel the mist of glistening waterfalls while gliding beneath 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: To complete the exploration of Magnificent Southeast Alaska, We will end the day with a brief stop at Metlakatla to enjoy a guided walking tour to learn of the Tsimshian Indian culture and the legacy of founder Father Duncan.

Dinner: We'll share stories of our adventures at our Captain's Farewell Dinner.

Evening: A slide show presentation wil be provided covering the highlights or our voyages!

Lodging: Admiralty Dream

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Fifteen: Friday, June 27 - Arrive Ketchikan / Disembark
Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: We arrive in Ketchikan early this morning where we disembark the vessel for a visit to this final port (subject to flight schedules) followed by transfers to the airport, or to your hotel if you are staying beyond the program. We suggest that you do not schedule flights to depart prior to 11:30 AM. If an earlier flight is required, the ship staff will accommodate as long as this has been arranged in advance.

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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14 nights of accommodations
41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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