Tuesday, 13 December 2016

New Alaska itineraries for Lindblad

#expeditioncruising .



Wild Alaska Escape: Six days aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird. The most active adventure offered by Lindblad, this expedition in wild, pristine Alaska was designed for those with limited time, but an unlimited sense of adventure and the opportunity to engage in some challenging activities. On this expedition you will explore the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes, and call at the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan. In Haines the “adventure capital of Alaska,” activities include a three-hour bicycling trip around a stunning glacial lake; half day hikes up a few of the region’s most dramatic mountains or, for the most fit, a trek up Mt. Riley. Others may choose to float down the Chilkat River, through an area rich with native tradition as well as the largest congregation of bald eagles in the world. In the more remote stretches of the voyage, enjoy guided, point-to-point kayak trips with the ship as your moving basecamp. Or, head out in expedition landing craft to zip around sculpted icebergs, or to land on remote beaches for hikes in dense and dramatic Tongass National Forest. Rates begin at $4,290 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin, with 12 departures beginning May 27 through August 30, 2017.

Big Picture Alaska: an 11 day expedition aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird spanning the full north-south expanse of Alaska’s Inside Passage, with a special focus on photography. The immersive, wide-ranging photo expedition takes Lindblad’s wildly popular week-long expedition and expands it, adding in the striking Misty Fiords at the lowest reaches of Alaska’s inside passage and Haines, “Alaska’s Adventure Capital” in the northernmost corner. It’s the perfect mix of small-town life and the grand expanse of the wild landscape that surrounds it. Guests will raft though the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve; explore Glacier Bay National Park; search for humpback whales with time in Clarence Strait, a popular feeding area; kayak amid glacial ice, hike the Tongass National Forest and learn about the region’s rich Tlingit heritage – while shooting with the expertise of an industry-leading expedition photography team of National Geographic photographers and Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors. Rates begin at $8,990 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin. Four departures beginning June 16 through August 5, 2017.