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New 2018 Alaska itinerary announced by Windstar

New 2018 Alaska itinerary announced by Windstar

Windstar Cruises has announced its Alaska itinerary, to begin in spring/summer 2018.

The company has unveiled a schedule featuring longer itineraries of 11-14 days, in order to allow its yacht to move slower and get closer to shore. The cruises feature optional up-close and personal kayaking and scenic cruising directly from the ship, with multiple glacier experiences also offered on northbound/southbound sailings featuring Mendenhall Glacier, Tracy Arm and Kenai Fjords. Each cruise is to feature a variety of park rangers, scientists, glaciologists, geologists and other experts.

“We are so excited to be enhancing the Alaskan travel marketplace by introducing our brand of true small ship cruising to Alaska. Sailing closer to pristine deciduous shorelines, delving deeper into all-enveloping fjords, kayaking in icy straits right off the ship’s Watersports Platform, and viewing an endless wilderness from sea level,” said Windstar President John Delaney. “We are bringing our guests right to the heart of what makes Alaska and the Great Pacific Northwest such an amazing destination and magical place to visit.”

Windstar recently announced its return to Asia in 2017/18, with the 212-guest Star Legend yacht sailing from Tokyo to Seward (Anchorage), Alaska over a 14-day trans-Pacific cruise. The yacht will embark from Alaska on three new itineraries with eight sailing dates from May to August; these include a 14-day option from Seward to Vancouver, 12-day Vancouver round-trip itinerary, and 11- or 12-day Vancouver to Seward voyages.

Additional information on the company’s cruises is available by contacting a travel professional or Windstar Cruises by phone at 877-958-7718, or by visiting