Majestic America Line announced a special Alaska cruise aboard
the 223-guest Empress of the North departing Juneau May 24, hosted
by distinguished sports leader and business entrepreneur Peter
“On this exclusive cruise featuring Mr. Ueberroth, guests will
have the opportunity to enjoy Alaska’s wilderness, wildlife and
history onboard the luxurious Empress of the North,” said Diane
Moore, executive vice president, Majestic America Line.
Ueberroth served as the sixth commissioner of Major League
Baseball, named 1984 Man of the Year by Time Magazine and authored
the bestseller “Made in America.” He also founded the First Travel
Corporation in 1962 and sold the company in 1980, when it was the
second-largest travel business in North America. Currently,
Ueberroth is the managing director of Contrarian Group Inc., and
owner and co-chairman of the Pebble Beach Company. He serves as
chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors and is on
the board of directors for The Coca-Cola Company, Hilton Hotels
Corporation and Ambassadors International, Inc., the parent company
of Majestic America Line.
The seven-night roundtrip cruise visits Alaska’s ports of call
including Juneau, the Gold Rush capital with a boomtown frontier
history, and nearby Mendenhall Glacier; Sitka, once the capital of
Russian America, accessible only by sea or air; Skagway, and its
storied boardwalk; and Petersburg, a Scandinavian-influenced
fishing village also called Little Norway.
The cruise also transits Peril Strait, the 22-mile-long Wrangell
Narrows and Lynn Canal, North America’s longest glacial fjord.
Clients can also cruise into the mouth of the Stikine River,
considered one of the last truly wild rivers in North America. On
the final day, the trip culminates on the dramatic Endicott Arm and
Dawes Glacier and journeys through the 26-mile-long Tracy Arm
featuring North and South Sawyer Glaciers.
The Empress of the North reflects a Russian-Alaskan theme and
combines modern five-star convenience with a sense of adventure.
Art collections throughout the ship display unique Native American
artifacts and Russian antiquities. The 112-room ship provides
intimate access to scenic places and provides clients with a view
of Alaska’s Inside Passage.