Cruising Alaska’s Glaciers and Inside Passage

July 26 – August 2, 2021
Trip Description

Vancouver Ketchikan Wrangell Sitka Tracy Arm Juneau


A land of pure, epic natural beauty, Alaska is the last great American frontier. Home to the highest peak in North America (Mount Mckinley), a glacier that’s bigger than Delaware (Bering), king salmon that exceed 70 pounds and humpback whales as long as 50 feet, the 49th state defies hyperbole. Cruise between near-vertical rock walls and cobalt-blue icebergs, discover snowcapped peaks, steep fjords and plunging waterfalls and prepare to be enchanted by a staggering wildlife inventory on this exceptional cruise of Alaska’s glaciers and the Inside Passage.

Alaska’s picture-perfect small towns nudge up against a dramatic wilderness where grizzly bears gorge on salmon plucked from clear, deep waters and moose and caribou irreverently preen along the roadside. Call at colorful Ketchikan, rich in Alaskan art and tradition; off-the-beaten-path Petersburg, the region’s “Little Norway”; and historic Sitka, a cultural fusion of Tlingit and Russian heritage. Cruise the majestic Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm Fjord, a seascape of immense waterfalls and serrated peaks, to the face of the monumental Dawes and South Sawyer Glaciers. Glide through the serene Inside Passage and into remote inlets in search of harbor seals, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, and eagles.

Exclusively chartered for this voyage, the Five-Star small ship Le Soléal is ideal for traversing narrow fjords and isolated coves inaccessible to larger ships, while carefully navigating through the marine ecosystem. Experience the unforgettable scenery of southeastern Alaska and Northwestern Pacific Canada and thrilling wildlife up-close—from observation decks, during Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of elegantly appointed Suites and Staterooms, most with a private balcony.



ACTIVITY LEVEL:               3

SHIP:                                     LE SOLÉAL

GROUP SIZE:                      Ship Accommodates up to 200 guests

CO-SPONSORS:                 TBD

PRICE:*                                Cabin prices start at $4,395 per person, based on double occupancy.  

                                             Single occupancy cabins start at $11,195.


*Preliminary 2021 Pricing

Early Reservation Form.

For more information about this trip, please contact:
Sarah Doody at 904.432.3141 or email

LUMINARY SOCIETY MEMBERS: Those who have participated in Planned Giving with CWRU are eligible to receive discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For more information about the Luminary Society, contact Amanda Pinney, JD, Executive Director of Strategic Giving at or via phone 216.368.6958.