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Inside Passage (Cruising)- July 26 and July 31.
This is one of the world's most famous and beautiful passages. Its features include rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks; a perfect setting for watching whales and sea lions.

Icy Strait Point, Alaska (July 27).
Located fifty miles west of Juneau and at the mouth of Glacier Bay is the historic Icy Strait Point. Travelers will have the unique opportunity to experience Tlingit culture, superior wildlife viewing opportunities and years of Alaskan history.

Hubbard Glacier (Cruising) (July 28).
The Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is the world's only glacier that does not move at a glacial pace. In 1986, it moved an average of just under 5.5 feet per hour. Keep a watchful eye as you sail through the Yakutat Bay, as you may be a witness to an amazing geological history.

Juneau, Alaska (July 29).
Juneau is Alaska's capital city. Here the pioneering spirit lives on in an interesting mix of cosmopolitan chic and frontier ruggedness. Visit the Alaska State Museum and its exquisite collection of Russian Orthodox and Gold Rush relics.

Ketchikan, Alaska (July 30).
Ketchikan is the ancestral home of the Tlingit tribe. It is the jumping-off point for seaplane excursions into the Misty Fjords National Monument and its 2.2 million acres of wilderness nirvana. Another "must-see" here is the world's largest collection of totem poles. You can learn what motivates someone to turn a piece of lumber into a towering work of art at the Saxman Native Village and Totem Bight and Totem Heritage Center.

Source: Celebrity Cruises website

Side Trip (Optional Tours)

Please note that the after-cruise tours are entirely optional. If you are interested, please contact the travel agency directly. You may also opt to wander around on your own schedule.

Vancouver
Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia. It will be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. It is home to numerous attractions such as parks, gardens, museums, art galleries, the Telus World of Science, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. One of the biggest and most famous park is the Stanley Park. Located at 2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, Stanley Park is a large urban park that includes old growth forest, seawall, the Vancouver Aquarium, Children's Farmyard and Miniature Train, waterapark, various gardens, restaurants, picnic areas, among others.

Another popular attraction in Vancouver is the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Located minutes away from downtown, the Capilano Bridge is Vancouver's oldest tourist attraction. The bridge is 450 feet (137m) long and 230 feet (70m) high above the Capilano River. The park also offers the Treetops Adventure, a walk around the rainforest through the seven suspension bridges up to 100 feet (30m) above the ground.

For those interested to see the location of the 2010 Olympics, a visit to Whistler is recommended. It can be accessed via plane, airport transfers, car rentals, buses, taxis and helicopters.

Victoria
Victoria is the provincial capital of British Columbia. It is located on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Victoria, a major tourist destination, welcomes hundreds of cruise ships every year. The climate is temperate with mild, damp winters and mild summers. It is also known as the Garden City.

Victoria's attractions include the world famous Butchart Gardens, the Inner Harbour, BC Legislative Buildings, the Royal BC Museum/IMAX National Geographic Theatre, Wax Museum, Pacific Undersea Gardens, Chinatown (the oldest in Canada), Craigdarroch Castle, etc.