Summary : Sail the Bering Strait to discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes, and tundra dotted with the ephemeral flowers that bloom during the Arctic summer. This is also a wonderful region for wildlife observation. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of walruses, countless sea birds, as well as the Ambassador of the Arctic: the polar bear. As you sail off Kodiak Island and along the Katmai Peninsula, search for grizzly bears and delight in photographing them.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Triple/Quad Cabins
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Board your flight from Seattle to Nome. Transfer to the pier to board the ship. Embark the vessel for introductions to crew and fellow travelers. Settle in to life on board as your voyage begins.
Across the Bering Strait from Alaska, which it almost touches and can be glimpsed when the weather is fine, the town of Provideniya seems to keep a watchful eye over ships heading for the East Siberian Sea. Nestled against mountains with peaks of up to 2,000 m, Provideniya is the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula, a polar region as yet unknown to the general public, with striking landscapes and a primitive beauty like no other.
Crossing The Date Line
Disembark in Seward and transfer to Anchorage (approx 2.5 hours) for your flight to Seattle.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
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Bilingual Departures: All departures are French/English.
One-way flight in economy class Seattle/Nome in economy class; one-way flight Anchorage/Seattle in economy class; transfer from Nome airport to ship; transfer from ship to Anchorage airport; meals on board the ship; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; coffee, juice, soft drinks and open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands); gratuities; parka; boot rental; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24-hour room service (special selection); butler service is included for guests staying on Deck 6. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare other than what is mentioned as included; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; passport and visa fees; travel and medical insurances; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, spa, internet, laundry and hair salon; other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.
Photo Credit: © Wolfgang Kaehler, © Laure Patricot, © Ponant