Alaska/British Columbia
Alaska: Deep Into the Last Frontier
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Alaska, discovering local culture, enjoying expert lectures and exploring untamed wilderness still roamed by caribou and moose.
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Program No. 18667RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Come to appreciate the vastness, beauty and cultural and ecological diversity of “The Last Frontier” on a journey by land and sea that takes you to mammoth glaciers, gold rush towns, Denali National Park’s mighty Mount Denali and welcoming communities along the famed Inside Passage.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking on city sidewalks, boardwalks and unpaved trail surfaces.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore trails at the base of Mendenhall Glacier, enjoy a whale watching expedition and keep an eye out for bears, moose, eagles and more in Denali National Park.
  • Explore native culture and crafts at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Anchorage Museum and Totem Heritage Center.
  • Under the guidance of an expert Group Leader, enjoy learning together with your group of enthusiastic fellow Road Scholars.

General Notes

In some ports you will have the option of enjoying lunch on your own at your expense rather than returning to the ship for lunch.
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Dixie Alexander
Dixie Alexander is the cultural program director for the Tanana Chiefs Conference at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Born into a family of Gwich’in heritage, (her father, Silas Alexander, Sr., hailed from Fort Yukon while her mother, Charlotte Douthit, was from North Pole), Dixie was raised with her 12 brothers and sisters in Fort Yukon. Over the past 30 years, she has shared the rich traditions of Athabascan history and lifestyle with local businesses and organizations. Dixie loves to teach, and leads a multitude of workshops on native crafts including beadwork, caribou hair tufting, porcupine quill work, basket making, mask and doll making, and more. Dixie also offers classes on moose and caribou tanning, boot and snowshoe making, and teaches traditional techniques for building canvas canoes, drums, fish wheels, toboggans and frames for drying furs.
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Jerri Roberts
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Mary Stensvold
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Valerie Hershfield
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Brenda Campen
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Joe Williams
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Dixie Alexander
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Donald Poling
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