Brochure details Alaska voyages

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LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- Next year will mark American Safari Cruises' fifth season in Alaska.

The 2001 brochure is being mailed to agents, but here's a sneak peek at the three itineraries.

All three cruises include stops at the Tracy Arm Wilderness Area for excursions, flightseeing over the LeConte Glacier Wilderness Area and a port call at Juneau.

Ketchikan, Alaska, is one of the port calls made by American Safari Cruises.
The Safari Quest and the Safari Spirit both will offer the 10-night Vancouver-Juneau sailing.

The itinerary includes stops at Copeland Island Marine Park, where guests can go kayaking; Alert Bay for a museum tour, and Bishops Bay for a soak in the hot springs.

Sightseeing in Prince Rupert, Ketchikan and the fishing village of Petersburg are other highlights.

The sailings depart April 25, May 2 and Sept. 8 and 15.

Prices start at $3,695 per person, double.

The seven-night Juneau-Prince Rupert voyage aboard the Safari Spirit features sightseeing in either Juneau or Prince Rupert; whale-watching in Frederick Sound, and stops at Misty Fjords National Monument, Foggy Bay and Meyers Chuck, a village accessible only by floatplane or boat.

Also on the itinerary are stops in Petersburg, Ketchikan and the Brothers Islands for beachcombing and a nature hike.

There are 18 departures from May 15 to Sept. 1.

Prices start at $5,595 per person, double.

The line describes its seven-night Juneau-Sitka sailings as an "exploration of the ABCs" with stops at the Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof islands.

The cruise, aboard the Safari Quest, travels to Admiralty Island National Monument, the village of Kake, Red Bluff Bay, Warm Springs Bay, Chatham Channel and Sergius Narrows.

There are 18 departures from May 12 to Sept. 8, and prices start at $4,895.

The vessels can be chartered, with prices starting at $58,995 for up to 12 guests aboard the Safari Spirit and $91,995 for up to 21 guests aboard the Safari Quest.

The line is open for bookings Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

American Safari Cruises pays 10% commission.

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