American Safari Cruises is extending its "Even More Beautiful at 50" special promotion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alaska's statehood. The company is offering a $500 per person savings on any of its up-close Alaska yacht adventures, and agents who book staterooms by Feb. 20 will receive a $50 per person thank you and will be included in a late February drawing to win a free Alaska cruise.

American Safari luxury yacht cruises – which take travelers to the real, hidden wilderness of Alaska -- is a unique way for clients to experience America's last frontier, largely unchanged from its first year of statehood.

"Last year was tumultuous for most everyone and the perfect antidote for that kind of stress is to escape to somewhere pure and simple, " says Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing. "The $500 per person saving is equal to $3,640 in 1959 dollars, and it's also 10 times the 50 years of statehood. It's a big saving that honors what Alaska is known for – being big! But with our yacht cruises, we bring Alaska down to size – as up-close as possible, cove by cove and whale by whale."

American Safari Cruises offers itineraries in Alaska aboard its luxury yachts that carry 12 to 36 guests into quiet bays, remote harbors and tiny villages instead of tourist-clogged towns. ASC exclusively explores spectacular Glacier Bay for two days on week-long itineraries where guests hike and kayak among the glaciers. The inclusive cruises include staterooms with private baths, fine cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients and a complimentary bar with premium spirits, wines and microbrews. The guest-to-crew ratio is 2 to 1.