22-night Star Collector: Alaska & James Beard Foundation West Coast Adventure Cruise

Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
Ship:
Star Legend
Destination:
Vancouver/San Diego
Departure Date:
9/12/2019
Length:
22
Offer ID:
1327765

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Vancouver
Suggested Private Excursion
9/12/2019
9/12/2019 5:00:00 PM

Vancouver is a thriving metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. With parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and the second-largest Chinatown in North America, Vancouver lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone. With modern buildings set against green, rolling hillsides, this city is breathtaking; no location offers a more spectacular view than Stanley Park - with a zoo, aquarium, totem poles and honking geese. A short walk from the park leads to Robson Street, which offers the town's best window-shopping. Stores with European flavor share the avenue with delicatessens and tea rooms ready to serve. As architectural heart of the city, Robson Square features a central plaza with a food fair and an old provincial courthouse, which now houses Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to stop at 8 Pender St. - "the narrowest building in the world." Other points of interest include the Museum of Anthropology; Japanese-style Nitobe Memorial Garden; and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Capilano Canyon is site of the world's longest and highest suspension footbridge.

Suggested Private Excursions

Vancouver: Private Vancouver's Ultimate City & Nature Tour - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Vancouver with the Kids - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Different faces of Vancouver (4-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Land & Sea - (12-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Floatplane & Private Vehicle - (9 hours)

Vancouver: Bowen Island by Land, Sea & Air - (4-hours)

Vancouver Highlights Private Tour - 4 hours

Vancouver Mountain Adventure - 8 Hours (with Step-On Guide, admissions included)

Vancouver Stanley Park Bicycle Tour - 3 hours

Best of Downtown Tour (Formerly Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour) - 3 hours

Granville Island Market Tour - 2 hours

Inside Passage
9/13/2019
9/13/2019

Imagine being confronted with a myriad of mysterious channels. Following each fjord to the interior, encounter massive mountain ranges, towering cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, virginal forests of two-hundred foot tall spruce, while whales, bears, seals, salmon, eagles and other wildlife. Always they were stopped by an inevitable face of ice - glaciers pushing inexorably downward to meet the sea. What must have been a mapmaker's nightmare is today cherished as the continent's last great untouched wilderness, harbouring the world's largest temperate rain forest. An Eden of the North to captivate the every modern-day explorer. The string of islands of the Inside Passage create a protective barrier to the open sea running from the Washington State/Canadian border and the bottom of Vancouver Island all the way up to the top of Chichagof Island, where the Gulf of Alaska begins its curve westward, offering a supremely serene cruising environment in some of the most dramatic surroundings on earth.

Metlakatla
9/14/2019 1:00:00 PM
9/14/2019 9:00:00 PM

Metlakatla means "saltwater channel passage," and was founded by a group of Canadian Tsimshians who migrated from Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1887 seeking religious freedom. Congress declared Annette Island a federal Indian reservation in 1891. Residents built a church, a school, a sawmill and a cannery, and constructed homes in an orderly grid pattern. During World War II, the U.S. Army constructed a large air base a few miles from town, which was later used for commercial amphibian flights to Ketchikan. The Annette Island Reserve remains the only federal reservation for indigenous peoples in Alaska. It is a traditional Tsimshian community on the federal Annette Island Reserve, with an active economy and subsistence lifestyle. It is the only Indian reservation in Alaska. Metlakatla is in the maritime climate zone with warm winters, cool summers. Average summer temperatures range from 36 to 52; winter temperatures average 28 to 42.

Wrangell
9/15/2019 7:00:00 AM
9/15/2019 4:00:00 PM

Wrangell, a hidden jewel in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, is the third oldest community in Alaska and the only community to be ruled by 4 nations: the indigenous Tlingit nation, Russia, Great Britain and the United States. The island is rich in native heritage as evidenced by the rock carvings at Petroglyph Beach as well as the totems seen around town. Walk in the steps of John Muir amidst historic buildings that will take you back to the unhurried pace of yesterday, and enjoy the beauty of the Stikine River and the surrounding wilderness.

Tracy Arm
9/16/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/16/2019 5:00:00 PM

Located about 45 miles south of Juneau, Tracy Arm, a classic fjord located in the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fjords Terror Wilderness, stands out as a "must see" for any Alaska vacation. The icebergs are framed by sheer mountain peaks reaching to 7,000 feet. Waterfalls flow from ice covered mountains to the jade colored inland sea. Tracy Arm is the summer home for pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes and arctic terns. Usually mountain goats are seen on the rocky slopes near Sawyer Glacier. They have been known to come down near the water. The best bear viewing is along the shores of Stephens Pass or Holkham Bay, and there are whales and seals.

Inian Islands
9/17/2019 6:30:00 AM
9/17/2019

No information currently available.

Icy Strait
9/17/2019
9/17/2019 12:00:00 PM

Visit the waters of the Icy Strait area in the summer and there’s a good chance of seeing endangered humpback whales and other mammals gorging themselves on their annual northern feast of plankton. Each year in late spring to early summer, an extraordinary bloom of plant plankton occurs for about two weeks. Animal plankton, starfish, sea urchins, worms and clams feast on the plankton, and many of these species time their reproduction to occur at the height of the plankton concentration. Vast shoals of small fish, including herring and capelin, are drawn to the animal plankton, and salmon, birds, and marine mammals such as sea lions and seals join in the feast, feeding on the profusion of small fish. The terrestrial plant communities of the Icy Strait area are also an important component of the area’s biological diversity, and the site is one of the best places in the world to study how plants return to a landscape after glacial retreat.

Icy Strait
9/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
9/17/2019 8:00:00 PM

Visit the waters of the Icy Strait area in the summer and there’s a good chance of seeing endangered humpback whales and other mammals gorging themselves on their annual northern feast of plankton. Each year in late spring to early summer, an extraordinary bloom of plant plankton occurs for about two weeks. Animal plankton, starfish, sea urchins, worms and clams feast on the plankton, and many of these species time their reproduction to occur at the height of the plankton concentration. Vast shoals of small fish, including herring and capelin, are drawn to the animal plankton, and salmon, birds, and marine mammals such as sea lions and seals join in the feast, feeding on the profusion of small fish. The terrestrial plant communities of the Icy Strait area are also an important component of the area’s biological diversity, and the site is one of the best places in the world to study how plants return to a landscape after glacial retreat.

Juneau
Suggested Private Excursion
9/18/2019 7:00:00 AM
9/18/2019 10:00:00 PM

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Suggested Private Excursions

Juneau: Private Guided Brown Bear Viewing at Pack Creek - (6 hours)

Juneau: Alpine Zipline Adventure - (3 hours, 45 mins)

Juneau: Private Whales & Wilderness Exploration - (4 hours)

Juneau: Fortress of the Bears Kayak (8-hours)

Juneau: Private Dog Sled Tour - (3 hours 10 mins)

Juneau: Private Fly-out Fly Fishing - (5.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek & Climb - (7.5 hours)

Juneau: Helicopter Glacer Trek - (4 hours 15 minutes)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacier Walkabout - (3 hours, 15 minutes)

Juneau: Brown Bear Wildlife Viewing - (5-hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Highlights - (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery - (3.3 hours)

Juneau: Private Alaska's Whales, Glaciers, & Rainforest Trails Exploration - (5 hours)

Juneau: Private Dogsled Tour with Extra Glacier Landing - (3 hours and 40 mins)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Helicopter & Airboat Adventure - (3.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Paddle with Whales - Kayak Adventure (6 hours)

Juneau: A Tour with Taste (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Sport Fishing for Salmon (7 hours)

Juneau: Private Icefield Excursion (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari (5 hours)

Juneau: Juneau Hiking (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Kayak Paddle & Trek (8-hours)

Juneau: Private Glacier Trek (9-hours)

Juneau: Private Luxury Whale Watch (4-hours)

At Sea
9/19/2019
9/19/2019

No information currently available.

Misty Fjords
9/20/2019 7:30:00 AM
9/20/2019 6:00:00 PM

At 3,600 square miles, this least spoiled of all wilderness areas is the largest of all preserves. It is one of the most awe inspiring experiences of an Alaska vacation. Beginning near the British Columbia border, the Behm Canal winds around the Eastern side of Revillagigedo Island, becoming increasingly narrower as it heads northward, finally taking a left turn back into the Inside Passage near Ketchikan. Along its 900-foot deep chasm, 3,200-foot tall cliffs soar upwards and the dramatic spire of New Eddystone Rock is repeated in the spiky tops of spruce and fir trees which cast stalactite reflections in waters broken only by the wake of ships and the splashes of breaching humpback whales.

Ketchikan
Suggested Private Excursion
9/21/2019 7:00:00 AM
9/21/2019 5:00:00 PM

Ketchikan is known as "Alaska's First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. The city is built on steep hillsides and is billed as salmon capital of the world. A quaint village, the town is three miles long and three blocks wide. With fishing boats sailing in and float planes ascending from the water, this seaside town is bustling with activity. With the world's largest collection of totem poles, Totem Bight State Historical Park offers insight into various native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. These wood-carved creations tell colorful, intricate tales – often showing a family history or depicting a local legend. Ketchikan has many options for adventure of relaxation, including mountain bike tours, sea kayaking, seaplane riding, or strolling down the boardwalk of Creek Street, Ketchikan's most famous section with a historic cable car and quaint boutiques. Blessed with an abundance of hiking trails, Ketchikan offers many breathtaking vistas, including the panoramic, 360-degree view from the top of Deer Mountain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ketchikan: Private Anan Creek Bear Tour - (4 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Alaskan Fishing and Wilderness Dining - (5 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Misty Fjords National Monument Adventure - (1.5 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Ketchikan & Saxman Walking Tour - (3 hours)

Ketchikan: Alaskan Fishing (6 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Crabbing by Cabin Cruiser

Prince Rupert
9/22/2019 6:00:00 AM
9/22/2019 2:00:00 PM

Prince Rupert is the Gateway City for Southeast Alaska and fishing center of the Northwest. Cow Bay is a must - with a fish processing plant, public water floats, and Cow Bay Gift Galley's pottery studio and sushi bar. Enjoy Civic Centre and Performing Arts Centre. Visit Museum of Northern British Columbia, Archaeology Harbor, and North Pacific Historic Village. Kwinitsa Railway Museum exhibits railway history of the area in a Grand Trunk Railway station. Old Field Creek Hatchery tours are offered. Firehall Museum's central exhibit is a 1925 REO Speedwagon Fire Engine. A walking tour has been laid to cover the city's historic and scenic points. The Pacific Northwest is home of Tsimpsean and Haida Indians, and scattered throughout Prince Rupert are authentic reproductions of historic and famous poles. An 18-hole golf course is located at Mt. Oldfield.

Inside Passage
9/23/2019
9/23/2019

Imagine being confronted with a myriad of mysterious channels. Following each fjord to the interior, encounter massive mountain ranges, towering cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, virginal forests of two-hundred foot tall spruce, while whales, bears, seals, salmon, eagles and other wildlife. Always they were stopped by an inevitable face of ice - glaciers pushing inexorably downward to meet the sea. What must have been a mapmaker's nightmare is today cherished as the continent's last great untouched wilderness, harbouring the world's largest temperate rain forest. An Eden of the North to captivate the every modern-day explorer. The string of islands of the Inside Passage create a protective barrier to the open sea running from the Washington State/Canadian border and the bottom of Vancouver Island all the way up to the top of Chichagof Island, where the Gulf of Alaska begins its curve westward, offering a supremely serene cruising environment in some of the most dramatic surroundings on earth.

Vancouver
Suggested Private Excursion
9/24/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/24/2019 5:00:00 PM

Vancouver is a thriving metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. With parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and the second-largest Chinatown in North America, Vancouver lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone. With modern buildings set against green, rolling hillsides, this city is breathtaking; no location offers a more spectacular view than Stanley Park - with a zoo, aquarium, totem poles and honking geese. A short walk from the park leads to Robson Street, which offers the town's best window-shopping. Stores with European flavor share the avenue with delicatessens and tea rooms ready to serve. As architectural heart of the city, Robson Square features a central plaza with a food fair and an old provincial courthouse, which now houses Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to stop at 8 Pender St. - "the narrowest building in the world." Other points of interest include the Museum of Anthropology; Japanese-style Nitobe Memorial Garden; and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Capilano Canyon is site of the world's longest and highest suspension footbridge.

Suggested Private Excursions

Vancouver: Private Vancouver's Ultimate City & Nature Tour - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Vancouver with the Kids - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Different faces of Vancouver (4-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Land & Sea - (12-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Floatplane & Private Vehicle - (9 hours)

Vancouver: Bowen Island by Land, Sea & Air - (4-hours)

Vancouver Highlights Private Tour - 4 hours

Vancouver Mountain Adventure - 8 Hours (with Step-On Guide, admissions included)

Vancouver Stanley Park Bicycle Tour - 3 hours

Best of Downtown Tour (Formerly Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour) - 3 hours

Granville Island Market Tour - 2 hours

Seattle
Suggested Private Excursion
9/25/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/25/2019 6:00:00 PM

Seattle is situated on Puget Sound, surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. The city skyline is impressive with shimmering glass high-rises and 100-year-old buildings standing side by side. This beautiful port city came into its own after gold was discovered in the Klondike and 100,000 people passed through the Northwest in 1897 and 1898 on their quest for wealth in Alaska Visit the Klondike Gold Rush Museum or the Space Needle by day and enjoy a vibrant jazz nightlife in turn-of-the-century Pioneer Square where the city first took root.


Suggested Private Excursions

Seattle: Private Seattle City Tour (4-hours)

Seattle: Land & Water Tour (4 Hours)

Seattle: Walking Tour (3 Hours)

Seattle: Tacoma & Museum Tour (6 Hours)

Seattle: Urban Rural Mix Tour (6 Hours)

At Sea
9/26/2019
9/26/2019

No information currently available.

Portland
9/27/2019 7:00:00 AM
9/27/2019

Portland is well known for its cutting edge rock'n'roll, though Shakespeare, Broadway shows, ballerinas, chamber music ensembles and full blown classical orchestrations exist here. Try one of many outdoor activities available year round with views of some of the country's best scenery. Portland has historical and cultural monuments, museums, and historic sites. According to a recent CNN survey, Portland is one of the five most "kid-friendly" cities in the United States. Portland has OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), the nations fifth largest science museum, the Oregon Zoo, and the Children's Museum with a strict "please touch" policy. For adventure, head for the indoor North Clackamas Aquatic Park, with its four foot waves and water slides, or visit an old fashioned Oaks Amusement Park, featuring roller coasters, thrill rides, a train, go carts, and bumper cars.

Portland
9/28/2019
9/28/2019 6:00:00 AM

Portland is well known for its cutting edge rock'n'roll, though Shakespeare, Broadway shows, ballerinas, chamber music ensembles and full blown classical orchestrations exist here. Try one of many outdoor activities available year round with views of some of the country's best scenery. Portland has historical and cultural monuments, museums, and historic sites. According to a recent CNN survey, Portland is one of the five most "kid-friendly" cities in the United States. Portland has OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), the nations fifth largest science museum, the Oregon Zoo, and the Children's Museum with a strict "please touch" policy. For adventure, head for the indoor North Clackamas Aquatic Park, with its four foot waves and water slides, or visit an old fashioned Oaks Amusement Park, featuring roller coasters, thrill rides, a train, go carts, and bumper cars.

At Sea
9/29/2019
9/29/2019

No information currently available.

San Francisco
9/30/2019 11:30:00 AM
9/30/2019

Blessed with a viable fog-cooled and sun-kissed climate and a dramatic landscape, the San Francisco Bay Area is a visual feast where neither water nor hills are ever too far away. Add to this the cultural medley: Within every neighborhood, from Santa Cruz to Oakland to Mill Valley, a diversity of tastes and interest is thriving. See it in the cuisine, the bookstores, the arts, and the recreational opportunities. To embrace all San Francisco has to offer get out and explore. Walk the streets, drive across the Bay Bridge, go south down the peninsula to Silicon Valley and cruise along the San Mateo coast. Find great sights, museums, art, culture, and family fun attractions. There is a plethora of attractions and activities to satisfy the desires of every one who visits.

San Francisco
10/1/2019
10/1/2019 10:00:00 PM

Blessed with a viable fog-cooled and sun-kissed climate and a dramatic landscape, the San Francisco Bay Area is a visual feast where neither water nor hills are ever too far away. Add to this the cultural medley: Within every neighborhood, from Santa Cruz to Oakland to Mill Valley, a diversity of tastes and interest is thriving. See it in the cuisine, the bookstores, the arts, and the recreational opportunities. To embrace all San Francisco has to offer get out and explore. Walk the streets, drive across the Bay Bridge, go south down the peninsula to Silicon Valley and cruise along the San Mateo coast. Find great sights, museums, art, culture, and family fun attractions. There is a plethora of attractions and activities to satisfy the desires of every one who visits.

Monterey, CA
10/2/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/2/2019 6:00:00 PM

The historic town of Monterey lies on a peninsula at the southern end of beautiful Monterey Bay on the Pacific Ocean about 85 miles south of San Francisco. Formerly the Mexican capital of California and a whaling and fishingport, Monterey is now mainly a tourist town. Sights include the Old Customhouse (1827) and the First (California) Theatre (1844) located in Monterey State Historic Park. Founded in 1770 by the Spanish, it was capital of Alta California and Mexican California until it came under American control in 1846 during the Mexican War.

At Sea
10/3/2019
10/3/2019

No information currently available.

San Diego
10/4/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/4/2019

San Diego is a city offering a little for everyone. Tons of beaches line San Diego's coastline, ranging from the surfer's beach to the family beach to the private romantic beaches hidden away from the crowds. Attractions like Sea World and the world famous San Diego Zoo are a big reason San Diego is a great family destination. And for those who are just here to get away for the weekend and have a good time, San Diego offers an unbelievable nightlife with outrageous nightclubs, live concerts, professional sports, theatrical performances and much more.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $1157, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
9/12/2019
Number of Nights
22
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 22-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1327765

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Company Info

Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
2979 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6N 3C8

(604) 737-8100
(800) 565-2784
 
BC Reg. No. 74615