Monday 23 March 2009

Cruise West takes the lead in Glacier Bay

Spirit of Oceanus awarded eight entries into Alaska's Glacier Bay

Cruise West's Spirit of Oceanus has been awarded eight cruise ship entries to Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. With the two existing tour vessel permits that the cruise line already holds, Cruise West now offers more tour vessel entries than any other cruise line visiting Alaska. 

"Cruise West is unique as we hold both kinds of ship permits – a cruise ship permit for the Spirit of Oceanus (over 100 tons), and a tour vessel permit for the remainder of our fleet (ships under 100 tons)," said Chairman and Managing Director, Dick West.  "We are very proud of our 63 year heritage of operating tours in Alaska and this entry award just solidifies Cruise West's strong position and dedication to providing memorable cruises in the magnificent state of Alaska."

Seven of Cruise West's ten Alaska cruise itineraries ply the waters of Glacier Bay National Park.  Itineraries range from four day highlights to 25 day exploration journeys and operate from May through to early September. Guests with additional time can also extend their cruise with a fully guided Land Tour to Anchorage, renowned Denali National Park and Preserve and Fairbanks or stay at a rustic lodge in the heart of Denali.

Cruise West offers a 13-day Coastal Odyssey voyage onboard the 120-guest Spirit of Oceanus, which explores the entire Inside Passage between British Columbia and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as well as the spectacular Gulf of Alaska coast. The graceful, all-suite Spirit of Oceanus, takes guests to ports other cruise lines cannot reach, and brings them close to shore to find puffins in Glacier Bay, seals and sea otters in the Kenai Fjords, and bears feeding along the shoreline of Admiralty Island. Prices start at US$8,049 per person twin share, including all taxes and gratuities. Departures are available between 11 May and 9 August 2009.

Travel the World can assist with bookings for Cruise West, as well as put together combined flight/cruise packages. Please contact Travel the World on 1300 766 566 or visit the website


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