The adventure adventure begins on Friday as we depart Vancouver, British Columbia and cruise north to the untouched natural beauty of Alaska.
Saturday will make our way through the scenic Inside Passage. While cruising, keep an eye out for wildlife sightings. Often spotted along this route are killer whales, eagles, and the majestic humpback whale. Remember to bring a camera and a pair of binoculars.
Sunday morning we will start the day with a worship service led by Dr. Stanley. At noon we will dock in Alaska's state capital of Juneau. Juneau is a vibrant town with great shopping and shore excursion opportunities. Just on the edge of town you can visit the famous Mendenhall Glacier - it's actually within the city limits. For a real treat, sample fresh Alaskan salmon grilled over an alderwood fire at a local Salmon Bake. Optional tours offered in Juneau include: sport fishing, kayaking, dog sledding, and helicopter flights over the glacier fields.
Monday is a call at rustic Skagway, Alaska. Home to the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad, this Northernmost port of the Inside Passage is best known as the beginning of the Chilkoot trail, used by gold seekers in the late 1800's. In addition to the numerous optional tours offered here, you will enjoy a stroll down the wooden sidewalks in the former gold rush frontier town.
On Tuesday morning we enter the fjord of Endicott Arm and cruise to the site of the Dawes Glacier. Once the captain has positioned the ship near the glacier, we will pause for Dr. Stanley to read a passage of scripture from the book of Genesis as we view the magnificence of God's creation.
Wednesday morning we arrive at Ketchikan, Alaska. Like many other communities in southeast Alaska, Ketchikan is a town surrounded by pristine wilderness. For a taste of Alaska's past, see the worlds greatest collection of totem poles at Totem Bight or Saxman Village, or walk along famous Creek Street. This important fishing center is also known as the "Salmon Capital of the World."
Thursday we will sail southward as we make our way back to Vancouver, Canada. You can relax and take in the breathtaking views while cruising through the Inside Passage.
You will enjoy an atmosphere of worship, praise, and fellowship among hundreds of fellow Christians.