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With travel on the rise and the CDC recently lowering its cruise travel warning to Level 2, travelers can avoid the crowds and venture on the first ever season of American Queen Voyages Alaskan expedition cruises. On these voyages, guests will connect with the people and cultures in remote indigenous villages, and explore Alaska’s Inside Passage’s coastal secrets, explore stunning waterfalls and ancient glaciers of the Alaskan terrain.

Now that travel to Alaska is finally open again, those looking for an intimate adventure should consider American Queen’s Authentic Alaska Cruise and the Alaska Insider voyages.

Led by a seasoned expedition team, travelers will become wilderness adventurers onboard the brand-new Ocean Victory as it transverses on 12 and 13-day journeys through the regions of Alaska’s Inside Passage. During their time aboard, guests are invited to view Alaskan wildlife up close, joining shore excursions teams as they deploy on double sea kayaks and Zodiacs into the icy open water. Travelers are also invited to learn and participate in whale tracking, listening to Alaska’s whales communicate in real time with acclaimed acoustic ecologist Dr. Michelle Fournet, the leading expert in the communication of North Pacific humpback whales. Over the course of the trip, cruisers will get to visit the authentic Alaskan village of Petersburg, as they’ll be honored guest in a Tlingit Tribal House, plus they’ll take a naturalist-led tour to Frederick Sound, explore the dramatic Stikine River, and much more.

After a day of exploring, cruisers can relax in spacious suites and staterooms with panoramic views, or spend their down time indulging in regional specialties. Inspired by local, sustainably harvested ingredients, American Queen Voyages prides itself on its menus and high end cuisines that differ on each route. For an extra special treat, Chef, Regina Charboneau, will be joining the the Ocean Victory maiden voyage from Vancouver, WA to Sitka, as part of her Regina Charboneau & Friends 2022 sailings, where she will spotlight local cuisine through onboard cooking demonstrations and discussions, in addition to sharing stories and recipes along the way.

Accommodating only 186 guests, the focus of the expedition program is exploring Alaska up close.

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