Wildlife in the Wilderness
Starting from Canada’s vibrant metropolis Vancouver, we leave the urban world behind and set off on an expedition cruise with MS Roald Amundsen to the last frontier - Alaska. Along the way, we explore the rich diversity of Alaskan wildlife from whales and orcas to bears, sea otters, seals and sea lions as we emerge into the realm of the greatest wilderness.
Rich Diversity of Cultures
Stopping in small towns and villages along the way, each with its own history and roots, we will see how Alaskan culture was shaped – from the former Russian settlement of Sitka, to Petersburg with its Norwegian heritage, to the gold rush towns of Haines and Ketchikan, to the Tlingit native village at Icy Strait Point and the fishing town of Wrangell. These communities live in the midst of powerful wilderness, where eagles soar over the towns’ streets and bears visit on occasion.
This exceptional voyage takes you to some of the most impressive Alaskan natural wonders – the wilderness of Misty Fjords - land of waterfalls and lush rainforests; spectacular Tracy Arm Fjord where glaciers and forests meet; to the land of giants, the largest tidewater glacier of North America, Hubbard Glacier; and the impressive Prince William Sound, a maze of endless glaciers where whales play among the icebergs and mountains mirror in the waters below.