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Sailing the Inside Passage

Join us to sail the Inside Passage from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seward, Alaska and experience the dynamic culture and natural splendour this region has to offer. Retrace parts of the famous 1899 Harriman Expedition that went from Seattle to Siberia and understand why dozens of scientists, writers and artists joined the voyage. Experience the Tsimshian indigenous culture in Metlakatla. Visit Alaska’s capital city of Juneau and tour the Tongass National Forest by land and sea. Cruise past the six-mile-wide Hubbard Glacier and the incredible Misty Fjords in search of bears, seals, sea otters and rivers running with salmon. Trace winding fjords to hear the crackle of Holgate Glacier as it calves new icebergs. Nature lovers will delight not just in sweeping mountain and fjord views but also sightings of Bald Eagles , humpback whales, orca whales, Stellar sea lions and harbor seals. Throughout the voyage, learn about the geology, wildlife and botany of these locations from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable on board Expedition Team.
12 July, 2019 to 25 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Sailing the Inside Passage, departing on 12 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.

Adventurer Suite £ 6395 GBP pp
Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy Silversea accommodation. Dimensions: 157-167 sq ft / 14-15m2 with 2 portholes. All Adventurer Class staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Two portholes (15.75'' / 40cm in diameter). Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone
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Explorer Suite £ 6779 GBP pp
Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Class staterooms. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Dimensions: 175-190 sq ft / 16-18m2 with view window. All Explorer Class staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. View window (31.5'' x 31.5'' / 80cm x 80cm). Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone
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View Suite £ 7469 GBP pp
The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. As spacious as a Veranda Suite, but with a view window and Deck Three location. Dimensions: 192 sq ft / 18m2 with view window. All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. View window, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Triple capacity that can accommodate young children on sofa bed, (View Suites 310, 311, 312, 313), Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone
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Vista Suite £ 7855 GBP pp
A quiet sanctuary. The sitting area has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. Some Vista Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 192 sq ft / 18m2 with large picture window. All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Large picture window: 47'' x 43'' / 120cm / 110cm, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone
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Veranda Suite £ 10245 GBP pp
A Silversea signature. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private French balcony. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Dimensions: 206-216 sq ft / 19-20m2 including French balcony (16 sq ft / 1.5m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, (Suites 512 and 513 have a fixed queen bed), Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone
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Medallion Suite £ 13865 GBP pp
A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures surround you with distinguished luxury. The private veranda surrounds you with panoramic views. Dimensions: 400 sq ft / 37m2 including veranda (86 sq ft / 8m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table
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Silver Suite £ 14865 GBP pp
Stylish and sophisticated. Spacious and welcoming. With separate dining and living rooms, two French balconies, and preferred midship location, Silver Suites are a favourite of returning Silversea guests. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 422 sq ft / 39m2 including 2 French balconies (30 sq ft / 3m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest), Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table
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Grand Suite £ 16789 GBP pp
Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. At 618 square feet (57 square metres), the Grand Suite is ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying quiet time alone on your private veranda. Grand Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 618 sq ft / 57m2 including veranda (86 sq ft / 8m2). All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room with sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Dry cleaning and pressing, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table, Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
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Owner's Suite £ 18635 GBP pp
The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those whose standards are higher than most. Owner's Suites can accommodate three guests. Dimensions: 728 sq ft / 67m2 including large veranda (158 sq ft / 15m2), All suites and staterooms feature: Butler service, champagne upon request, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, European bath amenities, fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, spa robes and slippers, personalised stationery, umbrella, hair dryer, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown. Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room with sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Dry cleaning and pressing, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer's table, Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
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Sailing the Inside Passage itinerary:

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Day 1 - Vancouver
Day 2 - Cruise Johnstone Strait & Seymour Narrows, Canada
Day 3 - Metlakatla
Day 4 - Rudyerd Bay & Walker Cove
Day 5 - Ketchikan
Day 6 - Cruise Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg & Sail Island
Day 7 - Cruise Stephens Passage, Endicott Arm & Juneau
Day 8 - Cruise Point Adolphus, Inian Islands & Elfin Cove
Day 9 - Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Day 10 - Day at sea
Day 11 - Kukak Bay & Geographic Harbor
Day 12 - Kodiak & The Triplets
Day 13 - Chiswell Islands & Holgate Glacier
Day 14 - Seward (Anchorage)

Sailing the Inside Passage reverse itinerary:

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Day 14 - Seward (Anchorage) *
Day 13 - Chiswell Islands & Holgate Glacier *
Day 12 - Kodiak & The Triplets *
Day 11 - Kukak Bay & Geographic Harbor *
Day 10 - Day at sea *
Day 9 - Cruise Hubbard Glacier *
Day 8 - Cruise Point Adolphus, Inian Islands & Elfin Cove *
Day 7 - Cruise Stephens Passage, Endicott Arm & Juneau *
Day 6 - Cruise Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg & Sail Island *
Day 5 - Ketchikan *
Day 4 - Rudyerd Bay & Walker Cove *
Day 3 - Metlakatla *
Day 2 - Cruise Johnstone Strait & Seymour Narrows, Canada *
Day 1 - Vancouver *
* = Indicative
Map for Sailing the Inside Passage
Silver Explorer, the ship servicing Sailing the Inside Passage

Silver Explorer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 108 metres

Passenger Capacity: 132

Built / refurbished: 1989 / 2008

The purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease.

A fleet of Zodiac boats allows guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.

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Cabin layout for Silver Explorer
• Metlakatla, Alaska, US – The Tsimshian are the indigenous people of Metlakatla, a small ocean-front community in southern Alaska. The settlement holds at least a dozen ornate and emblematic Totem Poles for which the Tsimshian are famous. The people here respect and pay homage to their ancestors with traditional dance performances and ceremonies at their longhouse, the community’s heart and soul.

• Juneau, Alaska, US – Spend time in Juneau, Alaska’s capital and third-largest city that was a gold mining mecca in its heyday in the late 19th century. Juneau is as beautiful as it is history-filled, with its sweeping hillside setting and historic downtown buildings make it one of the most visited communities in Alaska. Stroll the walkable downtown or ride the tram to the top of Mt. Roberts for views over neighboring Gastineau Channel.

• Ketchikan, Alaska, US – Ketchikan is one of the larger towns in the region and has much on offer including a quaint historic center of wooden sided buildings linked together by boardwalk, a plethora of shops and restaurants, and all with an active salmon stream running right through the downtown. It is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the US with 17 million acres of protected land. This massive reserve holds the largest Pacific temperate rainforest and the iconic Misty Fjords.

• Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, US – Cruise along Hubbard Glacier, off the coast of Yakutat, Alaska, the largest glacier in North America, with a calving front that is more than six miles wide. This glacier has been very active, with two major surges forward in 1986 and again in 2002.

• Geographic Harbor, Alaska, US – Located at the head of Amalik Bay in the Katmai National Park, this is an ideal habitat for brown bears. These massive mammals forage for berries, fish for salmon and dig for clams at low tide. The waters around the bay are ideal fishing grounds frequented by otters, seabirds and whales searching for food.

• Holgate Glacier, Alaska, US – Holgate Glacier is a river of ice that remains incredibly active, with bits of ice crackling and calving into the deep tidal waters as ancient air bubbles are released from its small icebergs. Lucky visitors may hear a loud cannon-like explosion as the glacier calves new icebergs.

• Visit Metlakatla, home of the indigenous Tsimshian people, famous for their emblematic Totem Poles.

• Observe native cultural presentations and ceremonies.

• Retrace parts of the famous Harriman Alaska Expedition.

• Wildlife Watch List: Bald Eagle, Steller’s Jay, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Belted Kingfisher, Northwestern Crow, Great Blue Heron, Marbled Murrelet, Pigeon Guillemot; Common, Bonaparte’s, Mew and Glaucous-winged Gulls. Brown and black bears. Humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals
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