Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Cruise aboard a large, comfortable and stable catamaran on this 6-hour cruise exploring the world of whales, wildlife, and glaciers found in Kenai Fjords National Park. Providing a full narration to your journey, a uniformed National Park Ranger will be onboard to point out the spectacular sights and provide information on the area's ecology, history, and geology.
This American national park was established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The park covers an area of 669,984 acres on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, near the town of Seward. It may be the state's smallest but offers outsized opportunities to explore the rich glacial landscape. Spend time in front of an active tidewater glacier and explore the islands and coves of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
Be provided with a delicious buffet of Alaska salmon and prime rib served onboard while you cruise plus you will find a cash bar with glacier margaritas and local craft beer.
This water adventure is the best option for those traveling with same-day transportation packages to and from Anchorage. Transportation will be provided to/from cruise port as needed.
Please Note: At the discretion of the Coast Guard, tour operator reserves the right to cancel or re-route its cruise based on weather or other conditions.
PRE-CRUISE: For guests arriving in Seward the morning of tour departure, please check in at the Harbor 360 Hotel for the tour. If arriving in Seward by train, please have luggage checked through to the cruise ship. A shuttle is available from the train depot to the hotel, but it is also a walkable distance (2 blocks). For those guests arriving by other methods, luggage may be stored at the hotel.
POST-CRUISE: For guests that arrive in Seward via cruise ship, a shuttle will be waiting to take you to the Harbor 360 Hotel to check in for your tour. Please catch the shuttle no later than 10:00am. If you are taking the train out of Seward following your tour, please have your luggage checked from the cruise ship to the train depot. If you are staying overnight in Seward or departing by other methods, luggage may be stored at the hotel.
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Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.