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Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy)

Cloud failure or liquid sunshine, our Alaska small ship adventure cruises are perfect for exploration—paddling, hiking, hot tub under the stars, “polar bear plunges,” even playing in the mud with your expert expedition team. Glacier Bay National Park; Native totems; breaching whales; soaring eagles; rainforests; northern lights. Do as much or as little as you like on an unforgettable journey.

Themed Departures Available for this Itinerary

Music / Entertainment
Relive the past! Combine cruising with a week of melodic entertainment by 1940s nostalgia performers and musicians.
2018: June 3

Photography
A professional photographer guest host guides you on capturing the perfect shots—onboard, in-the-field, and one-on-one.
2018: May 20
06 May, 2018 to 13 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 06 May, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 3076 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Commander Stateroom £ 3499 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Captain Stateroom £ 3923 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Master Stateroom Single £ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Admiral Stateroom £ 4423 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Jr. Commodore Suite £ 4924 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 6926 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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20 May, 2018 to 27 May, 2018 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 20 May, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 3615 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Commander Stateroom £ 3961 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Captain Stateroom £ 4385 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Master Stateroom Single £ 4693 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Admiral Stateroom £ 4962 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Jr. Commodore Suite £ 5540 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 7773 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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03 June, 2018 to 10 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 03 June, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4077 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Commander Stateroom £ 4462 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Captain Stateroom £ 4847 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Master Stateroom Single £ 5301 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Admiral Stateroom £ 5540 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6156 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 8620 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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17 June, 2018 to 24 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 17 June, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4616 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5001 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5386 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Master Stateroom Single £ 6002 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Admiral Stateroom £ 6079 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6772 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 9467 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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01 July, 2018 to 08 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 01 July, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4616 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5001 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5386 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Master Stateroom Single £ 6002 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Admiral Stateroom £ 6079 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6772 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Owners Suite £ 9467 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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15 July, 2018 to 22 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 15 July, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4616 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5001 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5386 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Master Stateroom Single £ 6002 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Admiral Stateroom £ 6079 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6772 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Owners Suite £ 9467 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo
05 May, 2019 to 12 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 05 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 3155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 3615 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 4039 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Master Stateroom Single £ 4105 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Admiral Stateroom £ 4579 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Jr. Commodore Suite £ 5079 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 7235 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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19 May, 2019 to 26 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 19 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 3695 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 4079 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 4505 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Master Stateroom Single £ 4795 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Admiral Stateroom £ 5119 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Jr. Commodore Suite £ 5735 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 8085 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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02 June, 2019 to 09 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 02 June, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 4579 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5005 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Master Stateroom Single £ 5405 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
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Admiral Stateroom £ 5695 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
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Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6349 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 8895 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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16 June, 2019 to 23 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 16 June, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4735 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Master Stateroom Single £ 6155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Admiral Stateroom £ 6315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6965 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
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Owners Suite £ 9775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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30 June, 2019 to 07 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 30 June, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4735 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Master Stateroom Single £ 6155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Admiral Stateroom £ 6315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6965 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Owners Suite £ 9775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo
14 July, 2019 to 21 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 14 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4735 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Master Stateroom Single £ 6155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Admiral Stateroom £ 6315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6965 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Owners Suite £ 9775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo
28 July, 2019 to 04 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy), departing on 28 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4735 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Master Stateroom Single £ 6155 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Admiral Stateroom £ 6315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Jr. Commodore Suite £ 6965 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Owners Suite £ 9775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 2018 250 USD pp)
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo

Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy) itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
DAY 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
Welcome to Alaska’s capital, where your home on the water awaits. Come aboard, meet your crew, and unpack your adventurous spirit. Your course is set for glaciers, and the Tongass—the largest national forest in the U.S.
DAY 2 Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm / Stephens Passage
Your captain eyes the day’s conditions and makes a choice. Whether Tracy or Endicott is the Arm du jour, wake in a fjord flanked by sheer granite walls. Grab a hot cup of joe and take it all in from the bow. Cascading waterfalls. Drifting icebergs. A lazy harbor seal or two. Layer up with gloves and a warm hat, and hop in a skiff for a better look at the glacier—the temps drop the closer you get. Your expedition guide clues you in to signs of the ice ages that carved this landscape. The geology is fascinating and so is the wildlife. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, bears, and eagles. Make waves for Stephens Passage. It’s all hands on deck watching for signs of humpbacks. It’s a big first day!
DAY 3 Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier
Have your rubber boots handy. You’re in for muskeg and mud in Alaska’s backcountry. Hiking along Baird’s moraine, look for shimmers of gold and quartz—this area is known for it. The glacial outwash plains look almost lunar, but you’re not alone in this moonscape. The glacial valley is a nesting hot-spot for arctic terns. Splash away the mud before a paddle along the bay’s mossy cliff walls. Back on board, it’s time for a cocktail and a soak in the hot tub.
DAY 4 LeConte Glacier / Ideal Cove
LeConte is the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. If tides are low, take a boot-sucking walk to check out icebergs resting on the mudflats. If it’s high tide, a skiff ride brings you up-close to its iceberg gardens. Surrounded by national forest, Ideal Cove’s boardwalk trails wind through meadows of ferns and grasses. Or test your balance paddle boarding in this quiet cove. It’s just you and the vast wilderness.
DAY 5 Kake / Frederick Sound
"Kake" comes from a Tlingit word meaning “opening of daylight.” Apropos, start your day in this native village with traditional storytelling and dancing. Count the many totems on their 132-foot pole. Drop the kayaks in Saginaw Bay or some other hidden cove along the Keku Islands. Black bears are common sights along shore. But so are eagles in the treetops and orange-billed surf scoters paddling nearby. For hikers, your guides have a route in mind. Make for the forest, far off the map. Cruising Frederick Sound, chances are high you’ll see humpbacks. The up-welling of nutrients in the water make it an irresistible feeding ground.
DAY 6 Baranof Island / Peril Strait
Leave it to the captain to steer you through Chatham and Peril Straits. At Baranof Island, your top-notch expedition team has the game plan dialed. Tap some of the most untouched wilderness in the Tongass. Head to the woods for an adventuresome bushwhack. Or slide into a kayak for an easygoing shoreline paddle. Find a perch on deck in Peril Strait—it’s a twisting drama of currents and history.
DAY 7 Sergius Narrows / Neva Strait
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is dotted with hundreds of coves and uninhabited islands. This is a prime area for spotting sea otters. It’s no surprise to round a corner in your kayak and find one looking at you and you looking at him. The protected beaches are made for exploring the intertidal zones, and spotting bears. So, boot up for a guided hike. End your day with celebration and a toast at a heartfelt Farewell Dinner. Your expedition team treats you to a photo recap of the week’s adventures.
DAY 8 Sitka – Disembarkation
A last breakfast with new friends, then disembark in Sitka for your transfer to the airport or to your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.
Please Note:
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.
DAY 8 Sitka – Disembarkation *
A last breakfast with new friends, then disembark in Sitka for your transfer to the airport or to your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.
DAY 7 Sergius Narrows / Neva Strait *
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is dotted with hundreds of coves and uninhabited islands. This is a prime area for spotting sea otters. It’s no surprise to round a corner in your kayak and find one looking at you and you looking at him. The protected beaches are made for exploring the intertidal zones, and spotting bears. So, boot up for a guided hike. End your day with celebration and a toast at a heartfelt Farewell Dinner. Your expedition team treats you to a photo recap of the week’s adventures.
DAY 6 Baranof Island / Peril Strait *
Leave it to the captain to steer you through Chatham and Peril Straits. At Baranof Island, your top-notch expedition team has the game plan dialed. Tap some of the most untouched wilderness in the Tongass. Head to the woods for an adventuresome bushwhack. Or slide into a kayak for an easygoing shoreline paddle. Find a perch on deck in Peril Strait—it’s a twisting drama of currents and history.
DAY 5 Kake / Frederick Sound *
"Kake" comes from a Tlingit word meaning “opening of daylight.” Apropos, start your day in this native village with traditional storytelling and dancing. Count the many totems on their 132-foot pole. Drop the kayaks in Saginaw Bay or some other hidden cove along the Keku Islands. Black bears are common sights along shore. But so are eagles in the treetops and orange-billed surf scoters paddling nearby. For hikers, your guides have a route in mind. Make for the forest, far off the map. Cruising Frederick Sound, chances are high you’ll see humpbacks. The up-welling of nutrients in the water make it an irresistible feeding ground.
DAY 4 LeConte Glacier / Ideal Cove *
LeConte is the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. If tides are low, take a boot-sucking walk to check out icebergs resting on the mudflats. If it’s high tide, a skiff ride brings you up-close to its iceberg gardens. Surrounded by national forest, Ideal Cove’s boardwalk trails wind through meadows of ferns and grasses. Or test your balance paddle boarding in this quiet cove. It’s just you and the vast wilderness.
DAY 3 Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier *
Have your rubber boots handy. You’re in for muskeg and mud in Alaska’s backcountry. Hiking along Baird’s moraine, look for shimmers of gold and quartz—this area is known for it. The glacial outwash plains look almost lunar, but you’re not alone in this moonscape. The glacial valley is a nesting hot-spot for arctic terns. Splash away the mud before a paddle along the bay’s mossy cliff walls. Back on board, it’s time for a cocktail and a soak in the hot tub.
DAY 2 Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm / Stephens Passage *
Your captain eyes the day’s conditions and makes a choice. Whether Tracy or Endicott is the Arm du jour, wake in a fjord flanked by sheer granite walls. Grab a hot cup of joe and take it all in from the bow. Cascading waterfalls. Drifting icebergs. A lazy harbor seal or two. Layer up with gloves and a warm hat, and hop in a skiff for a better look at the glacier—the temps drop the closer you get. Your expedition guide clues you in to signs of the ice ages that carved this landscape. The geology is fascinating and so is the wildlife. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, bears, and eagles. Make waves for Stephens Passage. It’s all hands on deck watching for signs of humpbacks. It’s a big first day!
DAY 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation *
Welcome to Alaska’s capital, where your home on the water awaits. Come aboard, meet your crew, and unpack your adventurous spirit. Your course is set for glaciers, and the Tongass—the largest national forest in the U.S.
* = Indicative
Map for Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy)
S.S. Legacy, the ship servicing Alaska's Glaciers & Whales (S.S. Legacy)

S.S. Legacy

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length:192 feet

Passenger:88 guests

Built: 1983, renovated 2013

Newly refurbished in 2013, the ambience aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy emulates the old-world charm of an early turn-of-the-century coastal steamer. Exquisitely appointed with period decor, the vessel's carved wooden cabinetry, Grand Salon complete with a full bar and dance floor, Klondike Dining Room with wine bar, Pesky Barnacle Saloon, hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite are features accessible to all guests. 

The S.S. Legacy's four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for gathering with new found friends. Elevator access is available to three of the public decks.

There are six stateroom categories aboard the S.S. Legacy:  Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated.


Common to all staterooms are:  Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station.

 

Cabin layout for S.S. Legacy
• THE glacier adventure: LeConte, Baird, and Dawes or Sawyer and South Sawyer

• Tlingit native culture on a private village tour of Kake

• Whale watching in Frederick Sound

• Look for wildlife—eagles, arctic terns, black and brown bears, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions

• Skiff through iceberg waters of Tracy or Endicott Arm

• Hike on the terminal moraine of Baird Glacier

• Boardwalk and trail hikes in Tongass National Forest

• Kayak, paddle board and skiff in hidden coves and narrow fjords
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