Alaska British Columbia – Treasures of the Alaskan Coast (Itinerary 2 - Southbound)
Duration: 14 days
Ship: MS Roald Amundsen
June 11, 2020
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- Experience the highlights of the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska
- Explore the largest tidewater glacier in North America – Hubbard Glacier
- Spend time whale-watching and spotting rich Alaskan wildlife
- Discover the amazing cultural diversity of Alaskan towns and villages
- Day 1 Anchorage
- Day 2 Anchorage / Seward- Embarkation
- Day 3 College Fjord / Prince William Sound
- Day 4 Gulf of Alaska / Hubbard Glacier
- Day 5 Icy Strait Point
- Day 6 Sitka
- Day 7 Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
- Day 8 Haines
- Day 9 Petersburg
- Day 10 Wrangell
- Day 11 Misty Fjords National Monument
- Day 12 Ketchikan, Alaska
- Day 13 At sea
- Day 14 Vancouver - Disembarkation
Anchorage, the largest town in Alaska, welcomes you with a backdrop of towering mountains and fantastic wildlife. You will start your expedition with an overnight that gives you time to experience this unique and adventurous city.
Transfer overland through amazing nature from Anchorage to Seward. Largely a fishing town, Seward welcomes visitors with mountain trailheads right from town, nearby glaciers, and a beautiful coastal setting. MS Roald Amundsen awaits your embarkation at the harbor.
We explore less-visited College Fjord with its impressive collection of glaciers. This is a natural wonderland where ice and forests meet, home to five tidewater glaciers, five larger valley glaciers, and a dozen smaller glaciers, all named after famous East Coast Colleges.
At 76 miles long and almost 7 miles wide, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Framed by an amphitheater of snowcapped mountains, it sits at the end of Disenchantment Bay like a sleeping giant.
Land of Tlingit people, Icy Strait Point offers a glimpse into the life of a native settlement. Houses adorned with intricate carvings, totem poles depicting stories of the clans, an old cannery restored to become a center for the community, as well as cafes, shops, and museum displays welcome visitors.
Nestled on the western side of Baranof Island, Sitka features beautiful scenery with snowcapped mountains, small islands, rich wildlife and even a visible volcano. A former capital of Russian Alaska, the town has history imprinted on its streets, including a Russian Othodox cathedral and a forest full of totem poles.
True gems of Southeast Alaska, the Tracy and Endicott Arm Fjords feature lush Alaskan greenery on towering cliffsides as well intricately shaped icebergs that have calved into the water from radiant-blue glaciers at the end of the fjords. It is also home to mountain goats and harbor seals.
Home of Chilkat Tlingit people for centuries, European traders arrived here in the late 19th century, followed by prospectors of the gold rush era. Known for its community of artists today, Haines remains a small Alaskan town at the end of the road, full of colorful stories and hidden surprises.
Nicknamed “Little Norway,” rarely-visited Petersburg is a thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage, breathtaking scenery and abundant 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.
One of the oldest island towns in Alaska, Wrangell has been governed by four different nations – Tlingit, Russia, Britain and USA. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles manifest to the area’s distant past. Outside the main cruise ships routes, Wrangell remains a simple fishing town.
Misty Fjords National Monument is a realm of thick evergreen rainforests, granite cliffs adorned with cascading waterfalls, mountain streams and coastal wetlands, often filling the bays and coves with milky fog. Quiet and tranquil, this magical place will show you the serenity of the Alaskan soul.
Known as the “Salmon capital of the world,” Ketchikan is a true frontier town, surrounded by towering mountains. Colorful gold rush era houses on stilts line the river bank. The city has strong ties to Tlingit culture and is home to one of the largest collections of standing totem poles.
Enjoy the coastal mountain scenery and watch for the dolphins, porpoise, orcas and whales that frequent these protected inland waters.
Our voyage ends in cosmopolitan Vancouver, city of waterfront parks, international cuisine, galleries, museums, colorful neighborhoods, and beautiful nature all around. Take your time to explore the city to get even more out of your adventure.
Included in Your Expedition
- Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
- One overnight in Anchorage before the voyage including breakfast
- Transfer from hotel to ship in Seward
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
- A rich program 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 in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail through
- 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 program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
- Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
- Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
- Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to 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 (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship 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, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
- Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
- Free Wi-fi onboard 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 Expedition
- 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 protection plan
- Luggage handling
- Visa for U.S. - for details please see visa information in our Entry Requirements.
MS Roald Amundsen
In 2019, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: MS Roald Amundsen. This state-of-the-art vessel will feature 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
- Practical Information for Expedition Cruises On Board MS Roald Amundsen
- Meet our Expedition Team
- Young Explorers Program