Talented and Passionate Expedition Experts Join Guests on Each Alaska Cruise in 2018

We are pleased to reveal members of the new Windstar Alaska Signature Expeditions program, which was hand-picked by Windstar’s Expedition Captain James Griffiths to sail with guests on each cruise leading various classes and excursions from glaciology to photography, marine biology to evergreen botany. Each of Windstar’s cruises in Alaska (starting in May) will feature six expert guides with a deep understanding of geology, marine biology, history, photography, botany, and more. And they won’t just be joining in select ports. These team members will travel on board for the entire cruise providing insight, education, and commentary – tailoring tours, conversations, and lectures to specific guest interests – so guests can truly engage themselves.


“I’m very proud to have helped design these unique voyages, and even more delighted to have such an excellent team to lead them. Windstar has some of the best guides and brightest minds to lead our guests on these adventures, but perhaps even more importantly, these are people you want to spend time with and get to know. They are truly passionate about the flora, fauna, and local cultures that make Alaska so unique and they have fascinating stories to tell. Their enthusiasm is relatable and positively contagious. Whether an up-close kayaking journey on Alaska’s rugged natural coastline or a topical presentation on the ship, the Windstar Signature Expeditions Team gets guests closer, shows them more, and sends them home with once-in-a-lifetime memories.”  

∼ Captain James Griffith

The highly skilled and knowledgeable Signature Expeditions Team will lead tours aboard small watercraft and expedition kayaks, as well as guiding guests on scenic hikes.

For example, team members will conduct full-day outings in remote locations like Kenai Fjord, Misty Fjords, and Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm, or take guests on an interpretive nature hike on the Mt. Dewey Trail in Wrangell to see towering spruce and a fantastic view of the bay below. These activities will be interspersed with complimentary enrichment classes, one-on-one discussions, and direct topical presentations on board throughout the cruise.

To meet the Windstar Signature Expeditions Team visit our website:  https://www.windstarcruises.com/meet-our-guides/.


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