Travel-Learn Program

Alaska and the Inside Passage

When: July 05, 2018 - July 12, 2018 (iCal)



“The presenters and staff naturalists were incredible. The excursions were the highlight of the trip.”


What do you get when you combine a five-star luxury cruise with one of the world’s most illustrious four-star admirals? A one-of-a-kind Tufts Travel-Learn adventure. Join Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, as we explore the Inside Passage’s amazing scenery, wildlife, history, and indigenous culture. Our agile small ship and Zodiac craft will take us where larger vessels can’t go: into narrow fjords, to the ice-blue toes of glaciers, up close to rare marine creatures. The Admiral will enrich our experience with two insightful lectures. Our onboard team of naturalists will also share their expertise during a series of talks, and while leading our nature excursions.

Book early: Seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the spectacular Inside Passage with Admiral Stavridis!


Activity Level: Moderately Active


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Featuring Guest Speaker
Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Dean of The Fletcher School



Price From: $4,395 (if booked by November 29, 2017)
Includes cruise only; per person, based on double occupancy.
Itinerary and price are tentative and subject to change.



Set sail with Admiral James Stavridis on a one-of-a-kind exploration

    • Voyage with an intimate group of Tufts travelers, including Admiral Stavridis, USN (Ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Dean of the Fletcher             School of Law and Diplomacy

    • Experience five-star luxury and small ship agility: see untouched coastlines, hidden inlets, remote islands, hard-to-reach glaciers, and rarely observed wildlife

    • Watch for humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, otters, bald eagles, brown bears, and mountain goats

    • Witness the birth of an iceberg as the famed South Sawyer Glacier “calves” massive chunks of ice

    • Discover the living heritage and artistic traditions of the native Tlingit people

    • Retrace Alaskan history to the days of Russian fur traders and Klondike gold diggers

    • Attend two exclusive onboard lectures by Admiral Stavridis and learn his views on Arctic geopolitics and 21st century leadership

    • Gain additional insights from an onboard team of expert naturalists during a series of talks and on nature expeditions 

    • Explore more of the Last Frontier on a pre-cruise option in Fairbanks and Denali; extend the adventure with a post-cruise option in Vancouver and Victoria




*Itinerary and price are tentative and subject to change|617-627-0633