Summary : Experience all the iconic wonders of Alaska: the towering virgin forests along the Inside Passage, the thunderous calving of glaciers and impressive humpback whales breaching in the Kenai Fjords. Stroll the plank catwalks of Ketchikan’s quirky Creek Street and marvel at the colorful, Russian-costumed New Archangel Dancers in Sitka. Step ashore in tiny Klemtu, British Columbia, where the Kitasoo and Xai'xais townspeople greet you face to face, proudly display their ceremonial finery and familiarize you with a heritage thousands of years old. Glide up close to Misty Fjords’ glittering waterfalls in a Zodiac, and paddle a kayak on a wildlife-spotting expedition in tranquil Tracy Arm.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography
$4,499 to $41,499
Depart from Seward, Alaska, at 8 p.m. Settle in and enjoy a scenic cruise of Resurrection Bay.
Breathtaking scenery awaits today as you explore Holgate Glacier, Aialik Glacier, the Chiswell Islands, and Kenai Fjords.
Spend the day at sea as you make your way from Seward south to the Inian Islands, gateway to Southeast Alaska.
Arrive bright and early this morning in the Inian Islands. You will have the option of exploring the islands by kayak or Zodiac. Please Note: Excursions are available at an additional cost. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
Spend the afternoon at Icy Strait Point. Icy Strait offers pretty woodland walks, an insight into Tlingit history and culture, a wide range of back-to-nature adventures and high-quality restaurants. Upmarket craft shops feature artisan crafts and locally made goods.
Today you will call in Juneau, Alaska. Enjoy optional excursions including hiking Mendenhall Glacier, Perseverance Trail, or join a whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier photo safari with a professional naturalist photography guide.
This morning you will visit Seduction Point, Alaska before calling in Haines, Alaska. Optional Haines excursions include: Davidson Glacier hike and Zodiac, Moose Meadows Intercoast hike and Zodiac, or a kayak expedition on the eastern side of the Chilkat Peninsula between Haines and the Battery Point Lighthouse.
Today you will experience the breathtaking beauty of Tracy and Endicott Arms. Tracy Arm is home to the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Wildlife in the area includes brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and a variety of birds like Arctic terns. Visit Endicott Arm to behold Dawes Glacier.
Today you will visit Sitka, Alaska. Charming Sitka offers an abundance of cultural delights, stemming from its 10,000-year history as the home of the Tlingit people, its colorful past as a Russian settlement and American pioneer town. This rich cultural environment has led to an endearing heritage that you'll discover today.
In the evening you will transit Decision Passage.
Today you will call in Wrangell, Alaska. Optional excursions include: Anan Creek Exclusive Bear Viewing and Photography, Rainbow Falls Adventure Hike, Kayak Exploration of Crittenden Creek, or Rainbow Falls Zodiac and Hike.
Cruise onward through the Behm Narrows and Misty Fjords, before arriving in Rudyerd Bay, Alaska. The most remote part of Misty Fjords National Monument awaits you. This is the territory that explorer John Muir classed among the most beautiful places he had ever seen. Enjoy optional excursions including a kayaking tour of Misty Fjords, or a flightseeing and Zodiac exploration of the area.
This morning you will call in Ketchikan, Alaska. Enjoy the day in this authentic Alaskan city. Stroll the plank catwalks of quirky Creek Street and experience native Alaskan culture – Ketchikan boosts the world's largest collection of totem poles!
Spend the day in Prince Rupert, B.C. Prince Rupert is a central point on the Inside Passage. The port city is a starting point for many wildlife viewing trips including whales, eagles, salmon and grizzly bears.
In the evening, enjoy the view as you navigate through Grenville Channel and Princess Royal Channel.
Today you will arrive in Klemtu, Alaska. Enjoy optional excursions including a coastal kayak exploration, searching for Canada's elusive 'spirit bear' with a certified bear specialist and photography expert, or a Zodiac tour of Jackson Pass.
In the evening, you will sail onward past Bella Bella, a traditional territory situated on Campbell Island, British Columbia.
Today you will call in Alert Bay, British Columbia. Enjoy optional excursions to Commorant Marine Park by kayak or Zodiac. Commorant Marine Park boasts the distinction of being core habitat for the northern resident population of Orca whales. It is one of the best places in the world to see these magnificent creatures in their natural environment.
In the evening, you will cruise through Johnstone Strait, a 68-mile channel along the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. You will then transit through Seymour Narrows, a 3.1-mile section of the Discovery Passage.
This morning you will arrive in Vancouver, B.C., where you will disembark at 7 a.m.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and 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.
Shore Excursions: Excursions including hiking, kayaking, photography, and Zodiac cruising are available at most ports. Excursions have limited availability and pre-booking is recommended when possible. Additional excursions may be booked once onboard the ship. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
Cabin accommodations and meals onboard the ship; in-suite bar and refrigerator stocked with your preferences; complimentary fine wines at lunch and dinner; open bars throughout the ship; gratuities (neither required nor expected); onboard meals at all dining venues; onboard entertainment; fine wines and spirits (bar expenses for select vintage wine and spirits are additional). Penthouse Spa Suites (PS) include complimentary full-day access to onboard spa; in-suite spa amenities, spa concierge service, spacious bath with full tub and shower; second in-suite bar stocked with water, juices, and healthy snacks; option of in-suite dining served course by course; and soap by Hermès, L’Occitane, Baudelaire and Salvatore Ferragamo. Premium suites (OW - GR) include an invitation from the Master for a bridge visit when the ship is in port; a personal visit from the Hotel Manager; fresh orchids or potpourri in suite; a large basket of succulent tropical fruit; complimentary WiFi/Internet service; a large bouquet of fresh flowers; an in-suite espresso machine with a variety of coffee; complimentary private car transfers between airport and ship; and an exercise kit containing workout gear (available upon request). Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; passport and visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable; airport taxes; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned; telephone and Internet charges; medical services; spa charges; beverages other than those mentioned; laundry services, hair salon; personal expenses, onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions; cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s); gratuities for local shore excursions; fuel surcharge may apply. Optional shore excursions – please inquire with ExpeditionTrips for booking information.