MS Roald Amundsen
14 Days

Alaska and British Columbia – Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Southbound)

Price from $ 7,519
$ 6,149
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
14 Days

Alaska and British Columbia – Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Southbound)

Price from $ 7,519
$ 6,149
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Alaska and British Columbia - Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Southbound)
Departures
May 23, 2021
May 24, 2021
June 16, 2021
June 17, 2021
  • Scenic journey aboard the famous Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward
  • Explore Alaska’s wild landscapes, such as Misty Fjords, College Fjord, and Icy Bay
  • Learn native and early settler history in frontier towns Wrangell, Sitka, and Alert Bay
  • A chance to see Alaskan wildlife, such as the bald eagle and brown and black bears

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Itinerary

Join us on an expedition cruise sailing south from Anchorage through the Gulf of Alaska and along the Inside Passage towards Vancouver. We’ll look for wildlife along the way and visit spectacular landscapes at the Misty Fjords, College Fjords, and William Henry Bay. You’ll also learn about native culture and history, as well as Alaska’s gold rush period.
Day 1
Anchorage
Alaska’s Largest City
Discover the hidden treasures of Anchorage.
Discover the hidden treasures of Anchorage.
Photo: shutterstock

Arrive in Anchorage where you’ll spend the night at a hotel. This city is one of the only places in Alaska with all the modern fixtures of American life - numerous shopping malls, gourmet restaurants and art centers. Add a four-day Pre-Program and discover Denali National Park, home to North America’s highest peak.

Discover the hidden treasures of Anchorage.
Discover the hidden treasures of Anchorage.
Photo: shutterstock
Enjoy a Post-Programme in Denali National Park.
Enjoy a Post-Programme in Denali National Park.
Photo: shutterstock
Railroads have long been Alaska´s lifeline.
Day 2
Seward, Alaska
Alaska Railroad, Start of the Expedition
Explore Kenai Fjords national park.
Explore Kenai Fjords national park.
Photo: shutterstock
Learn at the Native Heritage Center.
Learn at the Native Heritage Center.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 2
Seward, Alaska
Alaska Railroad, Start of the Expedition
Railroads have long been Alaska´s lifeline.
Railroads have long been Alaska´s lifeline.
Photo: shutterstock

In the morning, we visit Alaska Native Heritage Center before boarding the Alaska Railroad for a scenic journey to Seward. Traveling along the shores of Turnagain Arm, you’ll see jagged peaks, alpine meadows, breathtaking fjords and crystal lakes. Seward, largely a fishing town, welcomes visitors with a beautiful coastal setting. MS Roald Amundsen awaits your embarkation at the harbor.

Day 3
College Fjord
Ivy League Glaciers
Mountain, ice, sea and sky in Alaska.
Discover the dramatic College Fjord glacier.
Photo: shutterstock

We spend the day in the northern sector of Prince William Sound exploring College Fjord surrounded by the snow-capped Chugach Mountains. The area is home to five magnificent tidewater glaciers and a dozen smaller ones, most named after famous Ivy League colleges. May is also one of the top months to spot humpback whales here.

Mountain, ice, sea and sky in Alaska.
Discover the dramatic College Fjord glacier.
Photo: shutterstock
Bryn Mawr glacier is reflected in smoothe fjord waters.
Bryn Mawr glacier is reflected in smoothe fjord waters.
Photo: shutterstock
Watch for harbor seals resting on ice in the sound.
Day 4
Icy Bay
Tidal Glaciers
Glaciers and rugged beauty throughout the area.
Glaciers and rugged beauty throughout the area.
Photo: shutterstock
Experience the dramatic icescape of Prince William Sound.
Experience the dramatic icescape of Prince William Sound.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 4
Icy Bay
Tidal Glaciers
Watch for harbor seals resting on ice in the sound.
Watch for harbor seals resting on ice in the sound.
Photo: shutterstock

Icy Bay lives up to its name. Located in Prince William Sound, the spectacular scenery here has formed during the past 100 years with the retreat of three prominent glaciers, which still feed ice into the bay. Our aim is to explore Guyot Glacier. The day’s weather and glacier ice conditions will determine which areas we can visit.

Day 5
William Henry Bay, Alaska
Wilderness Exploration
Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Photo: shutterstock

In the morning, the ship passes through Point Adolphus, a renowned whale watching area. We then head ashore with our expedition boats and explore this anchorage with local guides. Nestled against the Chilkat mountain range, the wilderness here features old growth forest, and is home to brown and black bears, wolves, moose, and Sitka black-tailed deer.

Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Local forests are rich with animal and plant life.
Photo: shutterstock
Look out for moose in the shadow of powerful mountains.
Look out for moose in the shadow of powerful mountains.
Photo: shutterstock
Discover stunning nearby wilderness.
Day 6
Haines, Alaska
Art in the Wilderness
Encounter rich indegenous culture.
Encounter rich indegenous culture.
Photo: shutterstock
Seward historical landmark in Haines.
Seward historical landmark in Haines.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 6
Haines, Alaska
Art in the Wilderness
Discover stunning nearby wilderness.
Discover stunning nearby wilderness.
Photo: shutterstock

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 in modern times for its community of artists, Haines remains at heart a small Alaskan town on the edge of wilderness.

Day 7
Tracy / Endicott Arm Fjords, Alaska
From Rainforests to Glaciers
South Sawyer glacier shines in the sun.
South Sawyer glacier shines in the sun.
Photo: shutterstock

True gems of Southeast Alaska, the Tracy and Endicott Arm fjords feature lush Alaskan greenery on towering cliff sides as well intricate icebergs in the water and rugged, radiant-blue glaciers at the end of the fjords. The region is also home to mountain goats and harbor seals. If sea conditions are right, we’ll explore the area aboard our small expedition boats or kayaks.

South Sawyer glacier shines in the sun.
South Sawyer glacier shines in the sun.
Photo: shutterstock
Harbor seals sun on an ice floe in Tracy Arms.
Harbor seals sun on an ice floe in Tracy Arms.
Photo: shutterstock
Sitka National Historic Park features Tinglit totem poles.
Sitka National Historic Park features Tinglit totem poles.
Photo: Hurtigruten
Wander the streets of colourful Sitka.
Wander the streets of colourful Sitka.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 8
Sitka, Alaska
Sitka, Blended Cultures
Sitka National Historic Park features Tinglit totem poles.
Sitka National Historic Park features Tinglit totem poles.
Photo: Hurtigruten

Sitka enjoys views of the Sisters Mountains and of Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano. The former capital of Alaska when it belonged to Russia, this historic town is now a blend of cultures. Wander around the Russian Orthodox St. Michael’s Cathedral, or visit nearby Stika National Historical Park, which has many ornate Tinglit totem poles on display.

Scan for local sea lions.
Day 9
Petersburg, Alaska
Little Norway in Alaska
Day 9
Petersburg, Alaska
Little Norway in Alaska
Scan for local sea lions.
Scan for local sea lions.
Photo: shutterstock

Nicknamed “A 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.”

Welcome to “little Norway” - Petersburg, Alaska.
Welcome to “little Norway” - Petersburg, Alaska.
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Proud Scandinavian heritage is reflected in local arts.
Proud Scandinavian heritage is reflected in local arts.
Photo: shutterstock
Traditional tribal house at Reliance Dock.
Traditional tribal house at Reliance Dock.
Photo: shutterstock
Get to know this off the beaten track fishing town.
Get to know this off the beaten track fishing town.
Photo: shutterstock
Discover petroglyphs on the beach near Wrangell.
Discover petroglyphs on the beach near Wrangell.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 10
Wrangell, Alaska
Soul of Alaska
Get to know this off the beaten track fishing town.
Get to know this off the beaten track fishing town.
Photo: shutterstock

One of the oldest island towns in Alaska, Wrangell has been governed by four different nations – Tlingit, Russian, British and the United States. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles showcase the distant past of this area. Outside of the main cruise ship routes, Wrangell remains a simple fishing town.

Day 11
Misty Fjords National Monument
Unspoiled Wilderness
Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Photo: shutterstock

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.

Weather permitting, you will explore the area in our small expedition boats or kayaks. 

Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Magical New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fjords.
Photo: shutterstock
Explore the mysterious beauty of the fjord.
Explore the mysterious beauty of the fjord.
Photo: shutterstock
Watch for humpback whales breaching the surface.
Day 12
BC Inside Passage
Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage
The rugged scenic beauty of Canada’s Inside Passage.
The rugged scenic beauty of Canada’s Inside Passage.
Photo: Shutterstock
Scan for pods of orcas, porpoises and dolphins.
Scan for pods of orcas, porpoises and dolphins.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 12
BC Inside Passage
Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage
Watch for humpback whales breaching the surface.
Watch for humpback whales breaching the surface.
Photo: Shutterstock

Sailing south, we journey through the Inside Passage, admiring places such as Grenville Channel, Princess Royal Channel or Johnstone Strait. Enjoy exceptional views of tranquil fjords and mountains covered in evergreen forests. Unlike other cruise ships that normally pass through the area at night, you’ll be able to see this sublime summer scenery during the day.

Day 13
Alert Bay, British Colombia
First Nations – Keepers of the Inside Passage
See intricately carved totem poles and ceremonial masks.
See intricately carved totem poles and ceremonial masks.
Photo: Shutterstock

Alert Bay´s Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations community is based in this scenic village at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Enjoy the elaborate totem poles, paintings, carvings and ceremonial masks in the local museum. We will search for wildlife in the nearby islands.

See intricately carved totem poles and ceremonial masks.
See intricately carved totem poles and ceremonial masks.
Photo: Shutterstock
Alert Bay is home to the Kwakwaká wakw First Nations community.
Alert Bay is home to the Kwakwaká wakw First Nations community.
Photo: Shutterstock
Experience one of the world’s greatest cities.
Experience one of the world’s greatest cities.
The distinctive roof of Canada Place.
The distinctive roof of Canada Place.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 14
Vancouver
Vibrant Vancouver
Experience one of the world’s greatest cities.
Experience one of the world’s greatest cities.

Our voyage ends in vibrant Vancouver, which boasts waterfront parks, nearby mountains, multitudes of cafés, shops, galleries, museums, and a diversity of cultural neighborhoods to explore. Add an optional extra night and join us on a full-day excursion to Whistler.  

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

Hotel  

  • One night in Anchorage, including breakfast at the start of your voyage

Transfer, Alaska Railroad 

  • Transfer from hotel to Anchorage rail depot with a stop at Alaska Native Heritage Center including admission fee, English-speaking guide, and a packed lunch
  •  Train ride in single-level dome cars from Anchorage to Seward

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations onboard
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities onboard and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Included Excursions (Subject to Change)
Typical included excursions in Alaska are guided hikes, small boat cruising to see wildlife such as bears, eagles, puffins and whales and town excursions for walks, and museums.

  • Fort Seward Town Package
  • An Alaska's Day in Wrangell
  • Dock Walk of Petersburg
  • Alaska Raptor Centre in Sitka
  • Cultural Dance Performance

Or Choose Between Optional Excursions (Subject to Change)

  • Tongass Botanicals Forest Walk
  • Stikine River and Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet Boat
  • Coastal Canoe
  • Rain Forest Jet Boat and Hike
  • Chilkat Bald Eale Preserve Float
  • Last Frontier ATV Adventure
  • Sitka Kayaking
  • Otters & Raptors
  • And More

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights
  • Travel protection plan
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please check visa requirements for the US and Canada
  • No gratuities expected
MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your Ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added 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.

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Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
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Vancouver: Post-Programme

North America

Duration

2 Days

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Booking Code

YVRPOSTA

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