Sunday, 23 December 2012

Alaska Unleashed With InnerSea Discoveries

Hiking in Alaskan backcountry, a glacier trek and extended kayaking in ice-filled fjords and wilderness bays are on the menu for outdoor enthusiasts eager to discover south-east Alaska’s remote beauty on an adventure cruise with InnerSea Discoveries. On three 'Alaska Unleashed' departures in summer 2013, the Wilderness Adventurer (above) guest capacity is slashed from 60 to 36 guests for an amped up week of high adventure, and guests booked by January 11 will receive a $100 shipboard credit per person.

Meant for active travellers who are happiest spending all day outside on full-day adventures, the line recommends that guests choosing an Unleashed departure engage in regular weekly physical activities equal to 25-mile bike rides or 5-mile runs/hikes.Sailing between Juneau and Ketchikan, and the reverse, week-long Alaska Unleashed Adventures depart on June 8, July 13 and August 10, with each departure featuring a regional expert on board for special presentations: 

  • June 8: Amy Gulick, an award-winning nature photographer and writer, a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and author of Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest.
  • July 13: John and Jan Straley, Alaska residents; John is an author and Jan is a marine biologist. 
  •  August 10: Joe Upton, who spent 20 years exploring Alaska and the north-west coast, catching fish, making maps, taking photos, and collecting his award-winning stories; also author of Bering Sea Blues, a memoir of winter crab fishing in the Bering Sea. 

Cruise fares start at $5,595 per person based on double occupancy. Cruise rates include transfers and all activities except optional excursions. Port fees of $175 per person per week, spirits and gratuities are extra.

To book, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's adventure cruise specialists.