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Small-Ship Cruising in Alaska Gets a Makeover

by Angelique Platas

Oct 21, 2017

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Just in time for 2018 cruise planning, small-ship cruising itineraries in Alaska get a serious upgrade. For those sold out of an Alaskan expedition last go-round and seasoned cruisers looking for a fresh line-up, check out the newly announced additions to adventure cruising in Alaska.

Grizzly Bear Family in Alaska

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Many sailings get an earlier start to the season. The extended season grants guests a better chance at booking availability, diverse wildlife and more excursion options.

For travelers looking to go a bit off season for a budget price, this bumped-up schedule allows greater savings with specials including up to $400 off per couple onboard select April and May cruises with the Wilderness & Safari small-ship fleet — when booked by Dec. 15, 2017. Also, expect select explorations of Alaska through Coastal Wilderness tours to offer free airfare for sailings in May, when booked by Dec. 30, 2017, and special prices for travelers booking from Seattle to Alaska. Book an excursion with deals on select May and June land-based trips on the Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park, offering up to $650 off per person.

Disenchantment Bay and mighty Hubbard Glacier in Alaska

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Small ships are known to offer a wide variety of adventure sports, activities and excursions. Perfect for active families, AdventureSmith Explorations announced an updated list of adventure activities onboard Safari Endeavour or S.S. Legacy, offering the eight-day Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers excursion. Check out inland wildlife with the nine-day Alaska Yacht: Bears, Bergs & Bushwhacking trip on the 22-guest Safari Quest. Get an up-close-and-personal look at Glacier Bay National Park during the eight-day Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise, onboard the Wilderness Adventurer.

Explore the great outdoors of Alaska, sightseeing wildlife, trekking the landscape and enjoying incredible vistas and activities — all through a beefed-up small-ship cruise line-up.

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