October 15, 2001
Alaska’s getting hotter and hotter (or is that more congested than ever) with the announcement today that Seabourn Spirit will now spend the summer in the 49th state. Seabourn’s last Alaska sailing occurred five years ago. In recent years, Alaska has been dismissed by high-end lines who, consider themselves trailblazers and feel that that state’s “trail” has been too dominated by mass market lines to satisfy luxury customers. Last season, in the high end category, Radisson Seven Seas’ Mariner -- which sold out most of the summer -- and Crystal Cruises made regular visits there. Spirit’s voyages will mostly sail roundtrip from Vancouver and range from 10-to-11 days.