Please bring luggage to the hotel lobby in the morning for pick-up and transfer to the ship (assistance provided as needed). Walking about 1 mile with stops throughout the morning (more depending on personal preference); Expect standing in a Museum up to an hour, 1/4 mile walk with bus transfer; dock ramps at low tide may have steep incline to the ship.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet will feature choices including eggs, breakfast potatoes and meats, oatmeal, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, milk, water.
After bringing our luggage down and checking out of the hotel, we’ll reassemble and meet at a pre-determined location. This morning we will get a chance to explore Ketchikan, getting the opportunity to see the Totem Heritage Center which has one of the worlds largest unrestored 19th century totem pole collections. We will then head to the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Operated by the US Forest Service, this museum provides information on the natural and cultural history of the Tongass National Forest. This Forest plays an important part in the lives of the areas residents. Stroll through a lush rainforest exhibit, visit a re-created native fishing village and learn how the Tongass sustains southeast Alaska communities today. There will be opportunities to visit with Forest Service rangers, or view an informative video in the theater.
At the ADC Hospitality suite, we’ll choose from a selection of pre-made sandwiches along with dessert items, fresh fruit and sodas, coffee, tea, water.
Following lunch we will board a motor coach and make our way to the Baranof Dream to to set sail. This afternoon we will depart Ketchikan as we embark the ship and set sail for Misty Fjords.
In the pleasant dining room aboard the ship, we’ll enjoy plated meals prepared by professionally trained chefs using fresh, organic, and locally produced foods plus one complimentary glass of beer or wine with all dinners. Coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate and water are included; other beverages available for purchase. Menus change daily, usually including a seafood or meat entrée.
A member of the staff will discuss the local history and culture. The ship’s public address system allows participants to hear programs in the forward lounge (where most of our onboard programming occurs) or in the comfort of staterooms.