Windstar is back in Alaska after 20-year gap

The Alaska season debuts Signature Expeditions, Windstar's program of exploration by Zodiac, kayak and hiking The Alaska season debuts Signature Expeditions, Windstar's program of exploration by Zodiac, kayak and hiking

Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger, all-suite Star Legend is now sailing in Alaska through August, launching the small ship line’s first endeavor into expedition cruising.

This kicked off in Kenai Fjords National Park on May 18, as part of Windstar's first Alaska program in two decades.

'We are thrilled to finally be back in Alaska having just launched our Signature Expeditions that embrace the natural beauty of the region, and allow for the most authentic, destination-focused experiences for our guests,' Windstar president John Delaney said.

Zodiac, kayak and hiking adventures

Signature Expeditions take passengers on Zodiac and kayak adventures along Alaska’s rugged coastline. The highly skilled and knowledgeable Signature Expeditions team leads tours aboard rigid inflatable watercraft and expedition kayaks, as well as guiding scenic hikes.

Star Legend sailed May 17 from Seward on its maiden Alaska cruise, a 14-day program to Kenai Fjords, Sitka, Juneau, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Haines, Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Metlakatla, Ketchikan, and in, British Columbia, Prince Rupert, scenic cruising of the Grenville Channel and Inside Passage. The cruise ends May 31 in Vancouver.

Special event on Seattle's Lake Union

Star Legend will sail numerous round-trips from Vancouver and between Seward and Vancouver throughout the season. The ship will also make a one-day visit to Seattle on June 27 for a special event on Lake Union, including a Zodiac naming ceremony.

Posted 22 May 2018

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Anne Kalosh

Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor Seatrade Cruise Review