Alaska, British Columbia – Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound)
Duration: 14 days
Ship: MS Roald Amundsen
8 July 2020
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- Discover Southeast Alaska, Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound in one voyage
- Enjoy sailing into beautiful and picturesque Prince William Sound
- See many of the most famous Alaskan glaciers
- Scout for wildlife from whales, seals and sea birds to bears and otters
- Day 1 Vancouver - Embarkation
- Day 2 At sea
- Day 3 Ketchikan, Alaska
- Day 4 Misty Fjords National Monument
- Day 5 Wrangell
- Day 6 Sitka
- Day 7 Petersburg
- Day 8 Icy Strait Point
- Day 9 Haines
- Day 10 Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
- Day 11 Gulf of Alaska / Hubbard Glacier
- Day 12 College Fjord / Prince William Sound
- Day 13 Seward / Anchorage - Disembarkation
- Day 14 Anchorage
Vibrant Vancouver boasts waterfront parks, nearby mountains with hiking trails in summer and skiing in winter, multitudes of cafes, shops, galleries, museums, and a diversity of cultural neighbourhoods to explore.
Ship: MS Roald Amundsen.
We sail north to Alaska through the narrow weaving channels and straits of Canada’s Inside Passage. Be on the lookout for dolphins, porpoise, orcas, and whales that frequent the protected inland waters.
Join our Expedition Team for fascinating lectures, spend time relaxing on board or meeting your fellow travellers.
Ketchikan is known as the `Salmon capital of the world´. A true frontier town, it is surrounded by towering mountains and hosts colourful houses on stilts from the gold rush era lining the river banks. The city also holds one of the largest collections of standing totem poles and has strong ties to Tlingit culture.
Misty Fjords National Monument is a realm of thick evergreen rainforests, granite cliffs adorned by strings of waterfalls, mountain rivers and wetlands along the coast, often with milky fog filling the bays and coves. Quiet and tranquil, this magical place will show you the serenity of the Alaskan soul.
One of the oldest island towns in Alaska, Wrangell has been governed by four different nations – Tlingit, Russia, Britain and the United States. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles are remnants of the distant past of this area. Outside of the main cruise ship routes, nowadays it remains a simple fishing town.
Sitka has beautiful scenery with snowcapped mountains, small islands, rich wildlife all around, and even a volcano in sight. A former capital of Russian Alaska, the town has historic streets featuring a Russian Cathedral and ornate totem poles.
Nicknamed `Little Norway´, rarely-visited Petersburg is a thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage, scenery that will take your breath away and an abundance of marine life all around. Proud of their Scandinavian roots, local residents even celebrate Norwegian holidays, and the heart of the community is the Sons of Norway Hall.
Land of the Tlingit people, Icy Strait Point offers a glimpse into a life of native settlement. Houses adorned with intricate carvings, totem poles displaying stories of the clans, cafes, shops, and museum displays create a welcoming and historic town for your visit.
Framed by mountains, Haines was the home of the Chilkat Tlingit people for centuries, before Europeans arrived in the late 19th century, followed by gold rush settlers. Known for its community of artists in modern times, Haines remains at heart a small Alaskan town at the edge of wilderness.
True gems of Southeast Alaska, Tracy and Endicott Arm Fjords feature lush greenery and steep valleys as well as intricate icebergs in the water, calved from the radiant blue glaciers at the end of the fjords. These fjord areas are also home to mountain goats and harbour seals.
At 76 miles (120 km) long and almost 7 miles (11 km) wide, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Framed by the amphitheater of snowcapped mountains, it sits at the end of Disenchantment Bay like a sleeping giant. With icebergs and brash ice in the bay, the scenery is simply breathtaking!
A true expedition day and a rare treat to explore the less-visited College Fjord with its impressive collection of glaciers. This is a natural wonderland where ice and forests meet, and home to five tidewater glaciers, five larger valley glaciers and a dozen smaller glaciers, all named after famous East Coast colleges.
In 1793, Alexander Baranov established a trading post in Resurrection Bay. Nowadays largely a fishing town, Seward welcomes you with mountain trails right from town, glaciers nearby and a beautiful coastal setting.
After disembarkation we transfer you through an amazing scenery to Anchorage for an overnight stay.
We recommend extending your stay in this intriguing frontier city before flying home.
Included in your voyage
- Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
- Transfer from ship in Seward to hotel in Anchorage
- One overnight in Anchorage after the voyage incl. breakfast
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
- A rich programme of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the Expedition Team
- Professional English-speaking Expedition Team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION
- In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
- Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
- Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
- Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatheringsto recap the day and prepare for the day to come
- Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers
- Destination-focused onboard library
- Port presentations providing destination insight
- A farewell event
PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT
- All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
- Coffee and tea included throughout the day
- Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Fredheim restaurant meals included
- A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
- Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
- Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
- Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- No gratuities expected
Not included in your voyage
- International flights
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group adventures with our Expedition Team such as kayaking (availability pending weather conditions and safety)
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Visa for USA (ESTA) and Canada (ETA) - for details please see Visa information in our Entry requirements
MS Roald Amundsen
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In 2019, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
Sailing with MS Roald Amundsen
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- Meet our Expedition Team
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