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Inside Passage,

natural, protected waterway, c.950 mi (1,530 km) long, threading through the Alexander Archipelago off the coast of British Columbia and SE Alaska. From Seattle, Wash., to Skagway, Alaska, or via Cross Sound to the Gulf of Alaska, the route uses channels and straits between islands and the mainland that afford protection from the storms and open waters of the Pacific Ocean. Snowcapped mountains, forests, waterfalls, glaciers, and deep, narrow channels give the Inside Passage great scenic beauty. It was known to Spanish, Russian, English, and American explorers. It is an important coastal route for Canadian shipping as well as the route generally used by ships sailing between the continental United States and Alaska.
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6-15, the NPN Alumni and Friends Alaska cruise sails from Vancouver, British Columbia, along Alaska's inside passage. Additionally, the 13th anniversary Celebration At Sea Summer Sizzler cruise sails to the Eastern Caribbean Aug.
Beginning in May, American West Steamboat Company's new 235-passenger stern-wheeler, the Empress of the North, offers eight- and 11-night cruises that feature Alaska's Inside Passage. The vessel's new homeport will be Sitka, once the Russian capital of America and now a bustling seaport rich in history.
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We're cruising Alaska's Inside Passage and our ship is proving the perfect spot to take in some of the world's most spectacular scenery.
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Skagway, a picturesque restored gold-rush town, is located in a spectacular fjord at the head of Lynn Canal, the northernmost end of Alaska's Inside Passage. The city of Skagway, responding to increasing visitor and tourist traffic, recently decided to improve access to the old abandoned ghost town of Dyea.
Right about now, you might be thumbing through any of the dozens of brochures touting a summer cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage. Some companies offer full-fledged vacations aboard floating megaresorts, with 10 lavish meals a day (rumba lessons at 3 on C Deck).
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The Haines route was extended to Prince Rupert--still a port on Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage Route.
Princess Cruises has announced its 2009 season schedule, which runs May 9 to September 14 and will feature130 sailings on a total of eight ships exploring Alaska's Inside Passage and other less-visited ports.

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