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  • Grand Alaska Voyage

    The Grand Alaska Voyage, guided by naturalist and photographer Hugh Rose, includes the best of Alaska’s scenery and wildlife. The journey begins in Anchorage and the nearby world-famous Prince William Sound on a five day voyage aboard the M/V Discovery. From there, travel by road into Alaska’s interior for an intimate three-day tour of Denali National Park, overnighting deep into the park at a comfortable lodge. The trip concludes in Fairbanks, Alaska’s “Golden Heart City”.

    July Itinerary

    Day 1:  Arrive Fairbanks, overnight River’s Edge Resort
    Day 2:  Welcome breakfast 8:30 AM, Overnight Healy, EarthSong Lodge
    Day 3:  Overnight DNP, Skyline Lodge
    Day 4:  Overnight DNP, Skyline Lodge
    Day 5:  Overnight Anchorage, Susitna Place
    Day 6:  Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 7:  Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 8:  Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 9:  Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 10:  Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 11:  Overnight Anchorage, Susitna Place
    Day 12:  Depart for home. Does not include airport transfers.

    August Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Anchorage. Overnight B & B.
    Day 2: Van transfers to Whittier for Discovery Voyage cruise.
    Day 3: Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 4: Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 5: Overnight Discovery, Prince William Sound
    Day 6: Prince William Sound. Return to Anchorage for overnight. Dinner on own.
    Day 7: Overnight Healy
    Day 8: Denali National Park. Skyline Lodge
    Day 9: Denali National Park. Skyline Lodge
    Day 10: Return by van to Fairbanks for overnight.
    Day 11:Depart for home. Does not include airport transfers.

    Trip includes:

    • Photographer naturalist guide Hugh Rose throughout
    • Transfers
    • Accommodations
    • Discovery Voyages cruise with Captain Dean and crew, and most meals.
    • Trip is limited to 8 passengers.

    Space is limited to eight people to keep the group size small while traveling by van in Denali. From the welcome dinner in Anchorage through our days in Prince William Sound and Denali Park, photo opportunities will abound. Professional photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose guides the trip provides photographic insight and advice along the way.

    Following the voyage in Prince William Sound, head north by road to the homey cabins at Earthsong Lodge, near the entrance of Denali National Park. The next morning begins an all day journey in deep into Denali Park and the Wonder Lake area for a two-night stay at Skyline Lodge. Days in Denali will be filled with photo opportunities, observing wildlife, independent hiking, and just absorbing the magnificent surroundings! A highlight for many visitors is flightseeing around Mt. McKinley in a small bush plane and photographing the mountains and glaciers from overhead (included in the trip)!

    2014 Voyages and Prices

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    Trip Descriptions

    Grand Alaska Journey

    August 11, 14 to
    August 18, 14
    12 Day: 6 Day Classic Discovery Voyage + Denali National Park. August 11 - 22 (12 day itinerary) land portion not shown on calendar. Anchorage/Fairbanks includes Prince William Sound & Denali National Park. Guided by photographer/naturalist Hugh Rose. $7,350 per person.
    Per person price includes accommodations in Anchorage before and after your cruise and private van transfers between Anchorage and Whittier. Some exceptions may apply. No discounts for unused services. Find more information on trip payment and policies.

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    Trip Descriptions

    Grand Alaska Journey

    July 24, 15 to
    August 1, 15
    13 Day: Denali National Park + 7 Day Photo Voyage. July 20 - August 1 (13 day itinerary) land portion not shown on calendar. Fairbanks/Anchorage includes Denali National Park & Prince William Sound. Guided by Naturalist Hugh Rose. $7,750 per person.

    Grand Alaska Journey

    August 10, 15 to
    August 17, 15
    12 Day: 6 Day Classic Discovery Voyage + Denali National Park. August 10 - 21 (12 day itinerary) land portion not shown on calendar. Anchorage/Fairbanks includes Prince William Sound & Denali National Park. Guided by photographer/naturalist Hugh Rose. $7,450 per person.
    Per person price includes accommodations in Anchorage before and after your cruise and private van transfers between Anchorage and Whittier. Some exceptions may apply. No discounts for unused services. Find more information on trip payment and policies.

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    • Captain and Crew

      Discovery Voyages is a family operation headed by captain and naturalist Dean Rand. He is joined by carefully chosen guides and crew members in order to enrich your experience, both on board the Discovery and as you sail through Prince William Sound. Read More »
    • The M/V Discovery

      M/V DiscoveryMeticulously fitted to combine the finest blend of comfort and utility, the 65-foot classic working yacht gently sails you into one of the world's richest marine environments. Because of its small size, the Discovery can sail into quiet coves and navigate ice-bound channels that larger boats must avoid, letting Discovery passengers get an up close and personal view of glaciers and marine wildlife impossible on a larger cruise ship. Read More »
    • Prince William Sound

      More than three thousand shore land miles of bays, coves and deep fjords comprise the prized seacoast region of Alaska's famous Prince William Sound. Exceeding the combined area of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, this sheltered waterway contains the greatest diversity of habitats found along the entire Eastern Pacific Coast, including the world's northernmost temperate rainforest. Read More »
    • Fine Dining

      A tantalizing menu of carefully prepared, home-cooked meals await you on the Discovery. Depending on the season, meals feature fresh local seafood such as Copper River king salmon, sockeye salmon and or halibut, oysters, shrimp, and rockfish, served with fresh quality fruits and vegetables, homemade breads & rolls, soups, and more. Read More »