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AdventureSmith Explorations Announces New 18-Day Alaska Tour That Explores Three National Parks by Land and Sea

Story by AdventureSmith Explorations

Posted: November 14, 2017

Visiting one national park in Alaska is a privilege. Now arrangements are in place for exploring three national parks -- Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Denali on one seamless 18-day expedition journey by small ship, rail car, small boat and safari bus.

The leader in small ship expedition cruising in Alaska and the world, AdventureSmith Explorations ( in 2018 will launch its premier program, Great National Parks of Alaska. It begins with an adventure cruise embarking in Juneau, climaxing 18 days later in Anchorage. The first of 13 departures is scheduled for May 26, 2018, and the season’s final departs Aug. 18, 2018. The per person, double rate is from $9,695. Per person savings of up to $200 come with the May 26 departure.

Pedersen Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

This land-sea journey via multiple modes of transportation embraces much of the best Alaska has to offer. Participants travel for eight days aboard the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer taking multiple days to visit Glacier Bay National Park, then transfer to Anchorage (flight not included) for a ride on the Alaskan Railroad along the coast from Anchorage to Seward. The next leg is a half-day marine wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, the only accommodation located within the park.

After returning to Anchorage by boat and rail, a narrated road trip delivers guests deep into Denali National Park for three intense days of sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Accommodations are deep within the park, at the end of the 92-mile park road on family-owned land, providing exclusive access into the wilderness core of the park.

Returning by bus to the park entrance, travelers then board the historic Alaskan Railroad for the return trip to Anchorage, crossing over Alaska's highest bridge at Hurricane Gulch. Hotel accommodations await followed by airport transfers the next day.

This journey represents the love that AdventureSmith Explorations’ Founder/President Todd Smith has for America’s ‘Last Frontier’ where he spent his early days as a professional guide helping to pioneer adventure cruising in Alaska. Today AdventureSmith Explorations wears the mantle of being the leading small ship expedition cruise expert for both Alaska and destinations worldwide.

AdventureSmith Director of Sales & Operations Justin Massoni also has deep roots in Alaska. Together with staff who have traveled extensively there, Smith and Massoni created this itinerary representing what Smith calls “the ultimate Alaska land-and-sea experience.” This trip, while covering the highlights of Alaska, also avoids busy ports and mass tourism crowds. Smith said the 18-day itinerary reflects a growing demand from clients to stay longer in Alaska. The company has long serviced these requests by arranging pre- and post-cruise extensions.

Included in the trip price are double-occupancy accommodations in a selected cabin aboard Wilderness Adventurer and a standard double-occupancy room at hotels and lodges as indicated in the itinerary; meals where indicated; non-alcoholic beverages, premium spirits, wine and beer aboard the ship; all transfers and baggage handling throughout itinerary; Alaska Railroad passage in Luxury Dome Car (round-trip Anchorage-Seward and one-way Denali-Anchorage); entry fees to national parks/preserves; naturalist-guided activities from the ship or lodge; and all activity-related equipment.

For information, descriptive itinerary, departure dates and more, please see: For details on all of AdventureSmith’s small ship cruises, itineraries, availability and for 2018 reservations, please call 800-728-2875 toll-free or visit 

About AdventureSmith Explorations - Think Outside the Boat!

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, CA, along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. A recognized leader in small ship cruising, in 2012 owner Todd Smith joined the ranks of Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious World’s Top Travel Specialists List as the leading expert on small ship expeditions.