Windstar Cruises has announced the launch of its Signature Expeditions program in May 2018 with Windstar’s greatly anticipated return to the Great Land of Alaska.
Designed to provide guests with dual opportunities for immersive and instructive enrichment onboard and Alaska, Windstar’s Signature Expeditions program offers the perfect waterways and rugged grounds to do so.
All Signature Expeditions will be launched and led by geologists, glaciologists, marine biologists and other experts, offering guests the opportunity to participate in complimentary classes, one-to-one discussions and topical presentations with industry-leading experts. They will also be able to pair their learnings with optional off-the-ship, personalised small group excursions on the ship’s fleet of kayaks and zodiacs or on intimate small group hikes.
Combining insight with exploration, the skilled and knowledgeable team of expedition specialists will lead outings aboard a new fleet of six inflatable Zodiacs and expedition kayaks, as well as take guests on hikes. A star attraction will be the whale-watching season in Alaska which coincides with Windstar’s time sailing in the region.
Another highlight is kayaking through Misty Fjords National Monument where 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs with numerous waterfalls cascades down the cliffs.
For those looking for an authentic, one-of-a-kind Alaskan experience, the seaplane-only-access to Alaska’s famous Taku Glacier combines true wilderness with glacier-view dining.
From Juneau, a classic DeHavilland seaplane will ascend over five breathtaking glaciers surrounded by the majestic Tongass National Forest and land on the Taku River at the elegantly rustic and historic Taku Lodge where travellers will savour a menu of fresh and homemade local fare.