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Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage, Alaska)

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Departs Vancouver
On 06 Aug 2020
For 7 nights
To Alaska
With Silversea
On Board Silver Muse
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Date Port Arrive Depart
06 Aug 20 Vancouver, Canada 18:00
07 Aug 20 Cruise Inside Passage
08 Aug 20 Ketchikan, Alaska
09 Aug 20 Juneau, Alaska
10 Aug 20 Skagway, Alaska
11 Aug 20 Sitka, Alaska, United States
12 Aug 20 Cruise Hubbard Glacier
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Silver Muse
Silversea Cruises is happy to present our new flagship, Silver Muse, to be delivered in the spring of 2017. The new ultra-luxury ship is being built by Fincantieri and at 40,700 grt accommodates 596 g.. Read more
7 night cruise sailing from Vancouver aboard the Silver Muse
Visit Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and Seward.

Vancouver

Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada. This young city became part of the Canadian Confederation in 1871. Its history remains visible to the naked eye; along the waterfront visitors can see everything from cobblestone late-Victorian Gastown to shiny postmodern glass cathedrals. In 1792, Captain George Vancouver explored Burrard Inlet during a coastal survey of what is now known as the Inside Passage. But it was not until gold was discovered on the Fraser River in the 1860s that Vancouver actually became a town. At that time, the city was known as Gastown, named for saloonkeeper “Gassy Jack” Deighton, who opened Vancouver's first bar in 1867. A fire destroyed the settlement two months after it was incorporated. Most of the buildings in Vancouver date to the rebuilding of the small city in 1886. The Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1889, with Vancouver as its terminus, and the city established itself as Canada's main port for trade with the Orient. Today, the Port of Vancouver is still Canada's largest port, serving as a gateway to China and Japan. In the early 1900s, Vancouver boomed with the development of the fishing and timber industries. World War II catapulted the city's economy into the modern era, and successful redevelopment in the past twenty years has made Vancouver a very livable modern city. Several new structures were built for Expo, the 1986 World's Fair. Canada Place Pier, currently the home of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, was built in 1985 to house the Canadian Pavilion for Expo. It was modeled after the old sailing ships and from the back looks similar to a Spanish galleon. A polyhedron-shaped building, which looks like a giant silver golf ball, was also built for Expo and is now the home of the Vancouver Science Centre.

Ketchikan

The Tlingit Indians originally settled this area as a summer fishing camp, where five different species of salmon spawned every year. The natives called it “Kitchsk-hin,” which means Kitchsk's stream. This word sounds like another Tlingit phrase, which translates into “Thundering Wings of an Eagle,” and is sometimes given as the origin of the word Ketchikan. However, most locals agree that Kitchsk's stream is the more accurate translation. During World War II, Ketchikan was the site of a major United States Coast Guard base and housed over 750 enlisted men and officers. The early 1900s were a boom time for Ketchikan, along with the rest of Alaska. Gold was discovered in the nearby hills and on Prince of Wales Island, and copper was discovered a short time later. Ketchikan became the supply center for all the mines in the surrounding area. By the mid-1930s, Ketchikan had aptly named itself “The Salmon Capital of the World.” In 1936 alone, the city packed more than 1.5 million cases of salmon. Once a quintessential Alaskan logging and fishing town, Ketchikan was a workday place where visitors could wander the docks. But drastic declines in both the logging and fishing industries forced the city to change course. Today, Ketchikan is a typical Alaskan tourist town, catering to cruise ship guests.

Juneau

Juneau is one of only two state capitals in the country that is not accessible by road. Considered by many to be the most beautiful capital in the nation, Juneau is the second largest city, in area, in the United States. The city's terrain is hilly and its winding, narrow streets are full of character. However, Juneau's small-town charm is mixed with cosmopolitan flair; here you will find interesting museums, sophisticated shops and fine restaurants. In 1880, prospectors Joe Juneau and Richard Harris, led by Tlingit chief Kowee, beached their canoes along Gastineau Channel at the mouth of Gold Creek, where they staked out a 160-acre town site and a boomtown was born. After the loose gold in streambeds ran out, Juneau became a center for hard rock mining. By the turn of the century, three of the largest mining operations in the world were located in Juneau (Alaska-Juneau mine, the Alaska Gastineau mine and the Treadwell Complex, comprised of four separate mines). These mines yielded over $158 million in gold between 1880 and 1944. The last of four large mines that operated in the area closed down during World War II. By this time, Juneau had become the capital of Alaska and the business of government had replaced the business of mining. Juneau is the destination with the most diversity of Alaska sightseeing, active adventure and romance. This quaint, yet sophisticated town is rich in native culture and gold mining history. It nestled in the rain forest where the mountains meet the sea amid 17 million acres of Tongass National Forest and a 1,000-square-mile ice field. Today, Juneau is famous for its spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers, fjords, lakes and wildlife that is unrivaled.

Skagway

"North to Alaska" was the song sang by those rushing to the goldmines of the Klondike. Usually they meant Skagway. The White Pass and Chilkoot Trails were the gateways to the Yukon Territory. The gold rush was a boon and by 1898 Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of approximately 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling prospered, attracting Skagway residents as well as the 10,000 people living in the nearby tent city of Dyea. But, as the gold dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly moved to Nome. Today with a population of less than 1,000, the town retains the flavor of the gold-rush era in its downtown, a historic district.

Sitka

Sitka began as a major Tlingit Indian village and was called “Shee Atika,” which translates roughly as “settlement on the outside of Shee.” “Shee” is the Tlingit name of Baranof Island. In 1799, Alexander Baranof, the general manager of the Russian American Company, decided to move his base of operations from Kodiak and set up camp at what is now called Old Sitka, 7.5 miles north of the present-day town. He called the settlement St. Archangel Michael. The Tlingit Indians of the area resisted the occupation and, in 1802, with Baranof away, burned the fort and massacred the Russian settlers. Two years later, Baranof returned and besieged the Indian fort. The Tlingits withdrew and the area was once again in Russian hands. This time, the Russians built the new city on a different site and called it New Archangel. For over six decades, New Archangel was the capital of the Russian empire in Alaska. By 1867, the Alaska colony had become too much of a financial burden to Russia. William Seward, U.S. Secretary of State, negotiated with the Russian Czar to purchase the Territory of Alaska for $7.2 million. The American press scoffed at Seward and the U.S. government for purchasing what they called “Seward's Folly,” “Seward's Icebox,” and “Walrussia.” On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered at New Archangel and the Stars and Stripes were raised over newly renamed Sitka. The name comes from the Tlingit word “Sheetkah,” which means “in this place.” All Russian citizens living in the former colony were given the opportunity to become American citizens. Many went home, although a few stayed or migrated to California. Sitka remained the capital of the Territory of Alaska from 1867 to 1906, when it was moved to Juneau. The move was a direct result of the gold rush. In plain terms, Sitka did not have any and Juneau did. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Sitka became a full-scale naval base. At one time during the war, Sitka had a total population of 37,000. With the end of World War II, however, the city settled into a quieter existence. The biggest boom in modern days for Sitka came in 1959 when the Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company built a pulp mill at Silver Bay, near the city. Today, picturesque Sitka is known for its fishing and of course its many historic attractions.
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Silversea Cruises offer a boutique service, creating a luxurious and personalised experience for each guest. While many cruise lines opt for bigger ships, Silversea Cruises maintain the intimacy of smaller ships. Onboard, there is no service spared to provide a comfortable and sophisticated experience for each guest. Every suite has a view of the ocean and most have a private veranda. And, with a guest to staff ratio of almost one to one, you are tended to by the personalised service of your own private butler. All meals are included, beverages are complimentary and your preferred selections will be stocked in your suite.

Enjoy the onboard entertainment without the stress of reservations, cover charges or bar tabs. Take in a cabaret-style show or a lecture on specialised topics relating to your destination. With live music, casino games, feature films and variety acts, there’s never a lack of entertainment to experience onboard a Silversea’s cruise.

Silversea’s smaller ships offer you a chance to explore rare ports of call, as well as the most famous cities. There are a variety of destinations available with popular itineraries through the Mediterranean, Alaska and the Caribbean. Take an intimate cruise through Africa, Arabia and the Indian Ocean, or Canada and New England. Go on a Grand Voyage from Venice to Istanbul, or Monte Carlo to Copenhagen. Other journeys include Australia and new Zealand on Silver Shadow, with ports of call such as Auckland, Bay of Islands, Dunedin, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney.

Dining

Onboard Silversea, culinary inspiration is taken from the port destination, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture of the region. The sophisticated main dining room on every ship, The Restaurant, is always open seating, so you can arrive whenever and dine with whomever you choose. Le Champagne, the only Wine Restaurant by Relais & Chateaux (Silversea Cruises dining partners) at sea, offers fine wines complemented by a set tasting menu. For something more casual, have lunch at the Pool Grill for oven-fresh pizza and lighter dare. At night-time it transforms into The Grill, featuring “hot rock” dining under the stars.

Kids

Silversea Cruises offers an adult-oriented cruise experiences, and only accommodates children over the age of six months. The cruise line also limits the number of children under the age of threee onboard. A youth programme, staffed by counsellors, is available on holidays and select sailings, but no other children's facilities.

Silver Muse

Silversea Cruises is happy to present our new flagship, Silver Muse, to be delivered in the spring of 2017. The new ultra-luxury ship is being built by Fincantieri and at 40,700 grt accommodates 596 guests, representing an exciting evolution of Silver Spirit that will redefine ultra-luxury ocean travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. The addition of Silver Muse will expand Silversea's fleet to nine ships, and will once again significantly raise the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market with a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world's most discerning travellers.

Facilities

Observation Lounge, Conference Room, Boutique, Reception,

Jogging Track, Fitness Center,

Swimming Pool, Spa, Whirlpool, Beauty Salon,

Pool Bar, Theatre, Connoisseur Club, Panorama Lounge,

Card Room, Library, Childrens Play Room,

Restaurant, Bar, Grill, La Terrazza,

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