Alaskan Explorations & Denali Cruise Tour
 
Fairbanks to Vancouver
Mon Jun 5, 2023 - Tue Jun 20, 2023,
 15 days
 on Star Breeze
?All-inclusive from
$8,678
?Cruise Only From
$7,699
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Fairbanks to Vancouver
Awaken and inspire your sense of adventure as you sail north through Canada’s Inside Passage to Alaska along the same waterway frequented by prospectors and fortune-seekers more than a century ago. Your first stop is Ketchikan, a former last-stop mining supply outpost to Skagway-bound adventurers. Wander among the world’s largest totem pole collection and ponder contemporary dilemmas, like whether you want your Chinook salmon served sizzling on an aromatic cedar plank or cured next to an open alder wood fire. Whatever you decide, pair it with a side of sourdough bread and raise a glass of microbrew to the memory of the Klondike stampede. Admire the glaciated slopes and ice floes of Alaska’s Misty Fjords, Tracy and Endicott Arms and Kenai Fjords, but keep a weather eye on the horizon for the telltale spray and black fins of orca pods. Disembark in Seward and ride inland to Fairbanks and scenic Denali National Park. Caribou, foxes and Dall sheep observations are nearly certain, but even the locals grow excited about grizzly and wolf pack sightings. A detailed float along the Chena River provides additional opportunities for ursine encounters prior to your transfer to Fairbanks Airport and your reentry into the predictabilities of a less-adventurous modern civilization.
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Day 1: Fairbanks Arrival
Rivers, mountains, emerald wilderness and milky blue glacial lakes pass below during the flight to Fairbanks. After meeting your Alaskan Guide and transferring to your comfortable hotel, the rest of the day is yours to rest up or explore downtown Fairbanks’ unique blend of old and new.

(Includes overnight at Fairbanks Hotel)
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Day 2: Fairbanks to Denali
Board the Riverboat Discovery for a trip back in time on the Chena River. Lunch is on your own before you board your motor coach for the scenic drive south to Denali National Park. This evening enjoy a Welcome to Denali talk and mingle with fellow guests at a Welcome Reception.

(Includes breakfast, lunch and welcome reception.)
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Day 3: Denali National Park
Spend a full 5- to 5-1/2- hours in the park famous for its wildlife, searching for moose, Dall sheep, caribou, grizzlies and wolves. Your driver/guide will share history of the park and information about the wildlife. Later, enjoy the Denali Dinner Theater including dinner and a show and all-you-can-eat salmon and barbecue rib dinner.

(Includes overnight at Denali Lodge, breakfast, box lunch, dinner and a snack.)
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Day 4: Denali to Talkeetna
Board your deluxe domed train for a scenic ride to the quaint village of Talkeetna at the foot of Denali. Enjoy lunch on the rails. Settle into your hotel, then listen to colorful tales of the area with a local speaker before your Farewell Dinner.

(Includes overnight at Talkeetna hotel, breakfast, lunch on the rails, and farewell dinner.)
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Day 5: Talkeetna to Seward
The Seward Highway is one of the most breathtaking routes in Alaska, following along Turnagain Arm and through the Kenai Mountains. Pause in Anchorage for a visit to the Anchorage Museum before finishing the drive to your waiting yacht.

(Includes breakfast and transfer to the yacht)
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Day 5: Seward (Anchorage)
Seward, (Anchorage’s gateway) is sandwiched between the Kenai Mountains and the Kenai Fjords National Park. It is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities, with Mount Marathon rising majestically behind the town. Even though Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, it is also home to 1,500 moose, surrounded by national parks full of wildlife.
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Day 6: Kenai Fjords National Park
Today is a day of wonder as you cruise the Kenai Fjords, Alaska’s smallest national park. Carved by glaciers flowing from the Harding Icefield to the sea, Kenai Fjords has a rugged arctic landscape and is a rich habitat for marine animals and other wildlife. Most cruise lines don’t go here so enjoy this unique opportunity and you can even take an optional expedition excursion here. As with all Alaska, what you’ll be able to see is subject to weather and ice conditions.
 
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Day 8: Sitka
Sitka is one of the oldest and most culturally significant communities in Alaska, filled with rich Tlingit, Russian, and early American settler history. Sitka is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, the copper-domed St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Pioneer Home and the Russian Bishop’s House. It contains 22 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is where the contract of sale was signed transferring Alaska from Russia to the United States.
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Day 9: Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
Stunningly beautiful Tracy Arm is a fjord 45 miles south of Juneau that actually consists of two deep and narrow fjords – Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles long. At the end of Tracy Arm are the impressive twin Sawyer Glaciers. Wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals and a variety of birds. What you'll be able to see today and how far we can travel up Tracy Arm is weather and ice dependent.
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Day 10: Haines
Haines is one of the most popular Alaska cruise ports and one of the best places for hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing, especially bald eagles.  Within the Haines city limits Fort William H. Seward is a nationally recognized historic landmark, with some of its structures open to the public. Other cultural offerings in Haines include the Alaska Indian Arts Center where traditional craftsmen offer demonstrations of their work, the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center where local Tlingit people are featured, the Hammer Museum, dedicated to the history of the hammer and the Tsirku Canning Company Museum with memories of Haines’ salmon canneries.
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Day 11: Icy Strait Point (Hoonah)
Privately owned Icy Strait Point is a tourist destination and the only privately owned cruise destination in Alaska. It is the property of 1,350 Alaskan natives with aboriginal ties to Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area. Visitors here enjoy an educational experience learning about Alaska's native cultures, and the natural history of the region. There is much to do here including a brown bear search, tram excursion, flightseeing over Glacier Bay and the biggest zipline in the United States.
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Day 12: Wrangell
One of the oldest towns in Alaska, Wrangell is located near the mouth of the Stikine River. Much of its history can be seen in the impressive collection of totems scattered throughout the town. Highlights here are the amazing Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park where you can find primitive rock carvings and just 30 miles away is the Anan Wildlife Observatory with the largest pink salmon runs in the Inside Passage, and a platform from which you can look for eagles, harbor seals and black bears.
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Day 13: Misty Fjords
Misty Fjords, with its gorgeous views of natural formations is a national monument and wilderness area with steep valleys formed by glaciers and lava flows. It is part of the Tongass National Forest and is about 40 miles east of Ketchikan along the Inside Passage. With its icy blue lakes, waterfalls, snowcapped peaks and glacial valleys literally everywhere you point your camera you will get a postcard picture, depending on the weather of course. For a more up-close opportunity in this beautiful scenic sanctuary optional expeditions excursions will be available.
 
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Day 14: Prince Rupert
Picturesque Prince Rupert, located on Kaien Island, just north of the mouth of the Skeena River is rich in culture and heritage. Prince Rupert was founded in 1910 on a site that has been inhabited by First Nations people for over 10,000 years. The area is rich with wildlife like whales, eagles, salmon and grizzly bears. 
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Day 15: Canadian Inside Passage
Today we cruise the fjords of Canada’s Inside Passage boasting centuries-old coastal rainforests, beaches, waterfalls and mountains. Over 25,000 miles of rugged coastline lie in Canada’s Inside Passage, joining Alaska’s 15,000 miles of inside waters and provides a safe and sheltered West Coast waterway transit.  In this isolated wilderness look for coastal First Nations longhouses fronted with proud totems and a variety of marine life, from orcas and porpoises to some of the largest populations of bald eagles in the world.
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Day 16: Vancouver
Vancouver’s location at the mouth of the Fraser River and on the waterways of the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and all their tributaries makes this busy seaport an easy place for meeting. It is one of Canada’s most populated, most ethnically diverse cities that is a popular filming location. Visit the interesting neighborhoods of Gastown, Granville Island and Chinatown. Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and stroll through Stanley Park. See the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology. There is an amazing variety of things to see and do here.
Popular Highlights
Alaska Cruise
Spend 4 days touring Alaska by land and 10 or 11 days cruising Alaska aboard Star Breeze.
deluxe domed train
Ride the deluxe domed train to Denali National Park catching the remote beautiful scenery along the way.
Expeditions Team
Get closer with Windstar’s Signature Expeditions as a team of onboard experts sails with the ship for the entirety of the cruise and leads guided Zodiac and kayak tours in the fjords. 
Inside Passage
Be out on deck for scenic cruising of the beautiful Inside Passage between Anchorage and Vancouver looking for wildlife along the way.
Mendenhall Glacier
Take the journey to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.
Mt Denali
See majestic Denali standing watch over the 6 million acres of rugged land and wildlife that is Denali National Park.
St. Michael's Cathedral
Visit St. Michael's Cathedral and find out about the Russian heritage of Sitka.
Totem Art
Discover the First Nations totems of Ketchikan, Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell and the jaw-dropping beauty of Tracy Arm.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Mon Jun 5
Fairbanks Arrival
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Tue Jun 6
Fairbanks to Denali
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Wed Jun 7
Denali National Park
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Thu Jun 8
Denali to Talkeetna
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Fri Jun 9
Talkeetna to Seward
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Fri Jun 9
Seward (Anchorage)
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Sat Jun 10
Kenai Fjords National Park
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:30 PM
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Sun Jun 11
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
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Mon Jun 12
Sitka
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
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Tue Jun 13
Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Wed Jun 14
Haines
Arrive:  6:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Thu Jun 15
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah)
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  2:30 PM
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Fri Jun 16
Wrangell
Arrive:  9:30 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Sat Jun 17
Misty Fjords
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Sun Jun 18
Prince Rupert
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  1:00 PM
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Mon Jun 19
Canadian Inside Passage
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Tue Jun 20
Vancouver
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Star Breeze
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Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship will complete renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $7,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,678 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $7,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,978 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $8,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,078 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $8,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,178 per guest
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $8,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,278 per guest
Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $8,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,478 per guest
Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $9,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,778 per guest
Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $9,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,878 per guest
Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, two flat-screen TVs and DVD players, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
? Cruise only from $15,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $16,178 per guest
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed cabin , chosen by Windstar
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
? Call for Availability
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Call for Availability
Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Call for Availability
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
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Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
? Call for Availability
ALL DATES &
FARES
Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
Ship
All-Inclusive
From
Cruise Only
From
Mon, Jun 5 - Tue, Jun 20, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$8,678
$7,699
THIS
SAILING
Tue, Jun 20 - Wed, Jul 5, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$9,478
$8,499
Thu, Jul 27 - Thu, Aug 10, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$9,289
$8,399
Mon, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 12, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$8,978
$7,999
! ITINERARY CHANGE Fairbanks TO Vancouver 15 days on Star Breeze X
Please note: The ports in this itinerary have been updated as of XX/XX/XXXX
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Mon Jun 5
Fairbanks Arrival
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Tue Jun 6
Fairbanks to Denali
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Wed Jun 7
Denali National Park
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Thu Jun 8
Denali to Talkeetna
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Fri Jun 9
Talkeetna to Seward
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Fri Jun 9
Seward (Anchorage)
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Sat Jun 10
Kenai Fjords National Park
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:30 PM
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Sun Jun 11
AT SEA
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Mon Jun 12
Sitka
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
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Tue Jun 13
Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Wed Jun 14
Haines
Arrive:  6:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Thu Jun 15
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah)
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  2:30 PM
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Fri Jun 16
Wrangell
Arrive:  9:30 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Sat Jun 17
Misty Fjords
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Sun Jun 18
Prince Rupert
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  1:00 PM
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Mon Jun 19
Canadian Inside Passage
Arrive:  7:00 PM
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Tue Jun 20
Vancouver
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