Alaska British Columbia – Treasures of the Alaskan Coast (Southbound)

Duration: 14 days

Departure:
July 19, 2020
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Discover the magnificence of the Inside Passage and the Gulf of Alaska
  • Discover the cultural diversity of Alaskan towns and villages
  • Great opportunities to spot whales and rich Alaskan wildlife
  • Explore the largest tidewater glacier in North America – Hubbard Glacier
Sail with MS Roald Amundsen into the Tracy Arm Fjord and explore the last frontier - Alaska.
Alaska British Columbia
Known as the last frontier, Alaska is a paradise for wildlife. Whales feed in Alaskan waters. Bears roam the shores or catch salmon in rivers. Sea lions group on rocky outcrops, eagles soar from tree to tree, and seals float on icebergs deep in the fjords. There is nowhere else on Earth quite like Alaska.
Photo: Mary Lynn Stephenson
Known as the last frontier, Alaska is a paradise for wildlife. Whales feed in Alaskan waters. Bears roam the shores or catch salmon in rivers. Sea lions group on rocky outcrops, eagles soar from tree to tree, and seals float on icebergs deep in the fjords. There is nowhere else on Earth quite like Alaska.
Photo: Greyloch
Day 1
Anchorage - Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska – Hotel
View of a glacier near Anchorage
View of a glacier near Anchorage.
Photo: Forest Service Alaska Region
Spend the night in Alaska’s largest city with time to experience this place with its unique combination of towering mountains and wildlife.
 
Temperature range in July: 55 – 63 °F
 
Included hotel and transfer:
 
·       One-night bed and breakfast at a centrally located three-star hotel
·       Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Seward
View of a glacier near Anchorage
View of a glacier near Anchorage.
Photo: Forest Service Alaska Region
City view of Anchorage by night
City view of Anchorage by night
Photo: Dennis Krymski
Seward, Alaska
Seward, Alaska, where coastal life meets epic wilderness.
Photo: Murray Foubister
The fishing town of Seward, Alaska
Today, Seward is largely a fishing town.
Photo: Murray Foubister
Day 2
Anchorage / Seward - Embarkation
Anchorage/Seward, Alaska – Embarkation
Seward, Alaska
Seward, Alaska, where coastal life meets epic wilderness.
Photo: Murray Foubister
Transfer from Anchorage to Seward. Here MS Roald Amundsen awaits embarkation.
 
Temperature range in July: 48 – 63 °F
Day 3
College Fjord / Prince William Sound - Full Day
College Fjord/Prince William Sound, Alaska
Less-visited College Fjord with glaciers
Sail into the rarely-visited College Fjord and its collection of glaciers.
Photo: Kimberley Vardeman
We explore the less-visited College Fjord home to five tidewater glaciers, five larger valley glaciers, and a dozen smaller glaciers, all named after famous East Coast Colleges.
 
Temperature range in July: 48 – 63 °F
 
Optional activities may include:
 
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
Less-visited College Fjord with glaciers
Sail into the rarely-visited College Fjord and its collection of glaciers.
Photo: Kimberley Vardeman
A colony of Sea lions
A colony of sea lions
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson
Hubbard Glacier, framed by mountains
Hubbard Glacier in Disenchantment Bay framed by mountains.
Photo: NPS Photo
Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America
Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America
Photo: Bernard Spragg
Day 4
Gulf of Alaska / Hubbard Glacier - At sea - Half Day
At sea – Gulf of Alaska/Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Hubbard Glacier, framed by mountains
Hubbard Glacier in Disenchantment Bay framed by mountains.
Photo: NPS Photo
At 76 miles long and almost 7 miles wide, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Framed by snowcapped mountains, it sits at the end of Disenchantment Bay.
 
Temperature range in July: 48 – 61 °F 
 
Optional activities:
 
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
Day 5
Sitka
Explore Sitka, Alaska
Sunset view of the sea and islands outside Sitka, Alaska
Sunset view of the sea and islands outside Sitka, Alaska
Photo: Joseph
Sitka used to be the capital of Russian Alaska. Guests can visit the town’s wooden Russian Orthodox cathedral and other historic buildings.
 
Temperature range in July 48 – 61 °F 
 
Optional activities may include:
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
 

Included activity:

Alaska Raptor Centre (45 mins)

Join us on a visit to the Alaska Raptor Center, which rehabilitates injured bald eagles and other birds of prey. See the 24 ‘raptors-in-residence’, including bald and golden eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, and learn about their habitats and how they came to be permanent residents at the Center.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Sitka - Alaska Raptor Centre
    Join us on a visit to the Alaska Raptor Center, which rehabilitates injured bald eagles and other birds of prey
  • Sitka Cultural Discovery
    Explore the historical highlights and heritage of Sitka, a former Russian capital city, on a unique, fully-narrated sightseeing journey that includes a tour through Sitka National Park and folk dancing presentation.
  • Sitka Kayak Adventure
    Enjoy a fully guided kayaking adventure exploring Sitka Sound’s spectacular scenery and marine life.
  • Sitka - Sea Otter, Raptors & Bears
    This unforgettable tour provides the opportunity to experience all three of Sitka’s most popular wildlife viewing experiences.
  • Sitka - Wildlife Quest and Fin Island Lodge
    The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board this expedition vessel in Sitka. Experience a magnificent scenic cruise followed by a delicious Alaskan feast!
  • Sitka – Alaska Zodiac Adventure & Fin Island Lodge
    Explore the waters and islands surrounding Sitka in a Zodiac and get a taste of real Alaska adventure before indulging a true Alaskan feast!
Sunset view of the sea and islands outside Sitka, Alaska
Sunset view of the sea and islands outside Sitka, Alaska
Photo: Joseph
A Russian cathedral in Sitka, former capital of Russian Alaska
A Russian cathedral in Sitka, former capital of Russian Alaska
Photo: Barek
Beautiful view of Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Beautiful view of Tracy Arm Fjord, an unforgettable part of Alaska.
Photo: Michelle Maria
Ice floes on Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Study the intricate shapes of icebergs in the water.
Photo: Peter Mulligan
Mountain goats in Tracy Arm Fjord
Mountain goats on towering cliffsides near the Tracy and Endicott Arm fjords.
Photo: Gregory Smith
Day 6
Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm, Alaska
Ice floes on Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Study the intricate shapes of icebergs in the water.
Photo: Peter Mulligan
Steeply walled fjords feature lush greenery and intricate icebergs. It is also home to mountain goats and harbor seals.
 
Temperature range in July: 50 – 63°F
 
Optional activities may include:
 
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
Day 7
Haines
Haines, Alaska
Haines, a town framed by glaciers and mountains
Haines, a town framed by glaciers and mountains
Photo: Magnus Manske
Home of the Tlingit people for centuries and known for its community of artists today.
 
Temperature range in July: 52 – 64 °F
 
Optional activities may include:
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
 

Included activity:

Fort Seward Town package (1 - 2 hrs)

Discover Fort Seward and the town of Haines at your leisure. Guides will be stationed at strategic points to present you with the history and culture. Wander with a map of the fort highlighting such interesting sites as the old barracks building, salmon smokehouse, Alaska Indian Arts, the old hospital building, Officers Row and the fire station.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Haines - Fort Seward Town package
    Discover the gorgeous scenery, historical buildings and intriguing stories of Fort William H. Seward!
  • Haines – Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float
    Float on a river raft through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve while enjoying spectacular scenery and watching for wildlife.
  • Haines - Klukwan Native Culture Experience
    Experience the native culture of the Tlingit people and the Chilkat Valley on this unique visit to the ancient village of Klukwan.
  • Haines – Last Frontier ATV Adventure
    Experience the thrill of driving Kawasaki and Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicles into the Alaskan wilderness.
  • Haines – Kelgaya Point Hike
    Nature lovers will thrill at this opportunity to discover and explore one of south-east Alaska’s most pristine natural environments.
Haines, a town framed by glaciers and mountains
Haines, a town framed by glaciers and mountains
Photo: Magnus Manske
Bald Eagle resting on a pole.
Bald Eagle resting on a pole.
Photo: Mary Lynn Stephenson
Moose near the river Hain.
Moose near the river Hain.
Photo: shutterstock
Brown bear in Alaska.
Scan for brown bears.
Photo: shutterstock
Black-tailed deer.
Black-tailed deer grazing on a meadow.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 8
William Henry Bay
In the heart of the Inside Passage
Brown bear in Alaska.
Scan for brown bears.
Photo: shutterstock

Nestled against the dramatic Chilkat mountain range, this exclusive anchorage features a beachfront, old growth forest, muskeg, and a beautiful creek. We head ashore with our expedition boats and explore the wilderness with local guides.

The area is prime habitat for wildlife, including brown and black bears, wolves, moose, and Sitka black-tailed deer.

Day 9
Petersburg - Full Day
Explore Petersburg
Petersburg, nicknamed `Little Norway´, Alaska
Petersburg, nicknamed `Little Norway´, Alaska
Photo: Gillfoto
Nicknamed “Little Norway,” rarely visited Petersburg is a thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage. Local residents even celebrate Norwegian holidays
 
Temperature range in July: 50 – 63 °F 
 
Optional activities may include:
 
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
 

Included activity:

Dock Walk of Petersburg (1 hr)

Meet your local guide who is either a commercial fisherperson or someone involved in the fishing industry for a walk through the harbors. During your time on the dock your guide will point out various types of fishing gear and how it is used to successfully harvest some of Alaska's delicious seafood. Learn about what types of seafood is caught and the sustainability of the fisheries in the area. An underwater video camera will provide the opportunity to see under the dock in hopes of viewing sealife up close, you will be amazed to see what is living just underneath your feet! During your walk you may even hear a story or two from the fishermen preparing their boats.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Petersburg - Dock Walk of Petersburg
    Meet your local guide who is either a commercial fisherperson or someone involved in the fishing industry for a walk through the harbors
  • City Creek Trail Hike
    Join us on the City Creek Trail Tour through Alaska’s ‘Little Norway', which starts at picturesque Hammer’s Slough. We then proceed by motor vehicle past totem poles and along Peterburg’s Main Street to beautiful Sandy Beach.
  • Rainforest hike Raven's Roost
    This two-mile (3.5km) hike on the Raven’s Roost Trail starts at a trailhead near picturesque Hammer’s Slough. During your ride to the trail we drive past totem poles and along Petersburg’s Main Street with its traditional Norwegian rosemaled storefronts.
  • Sons of Norway
    Join us on a fascinating tour that explores historic Norwegian culture in Alaska at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Petersburg.
Petersburg, nicknamed `Little Norway´, Alaska
Petersburg, nicknamed `Little Norway´, Alaska
Photo: Gillfoto
View of the village, Petersburg
Rarely-visited Petersburg, a fishing village set in amazing scenery.
Photo: Dankarl
Wrangell, Alaska
Wrangell Town, one of the oldest island towns in Alaska.
Photo: Rob Wynne
Seals in the Harbour of Wrangell
Seals in the Harbor of Wrangell.
Photo: Andrew E. Russell
Eagle Totem and Clan House on Shakes Island, Wrangell
Eagle Totem and Clan House on Shakes Island, Wrangell
Photo: Gillfoto
Day 10
Wrangell - Full Day
Wrangell, Alaska
Seals in the Harbour of Wrangell
Seals in the Harbor of Wrangell.
Photo: Andrew E. Russell
One of the oldest island towns in Alaska. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles are remnants of the distant past of this area. 
 
Temperature range in July: 52 – 64 °F 
 
Optional activities may include:
 
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
 

Included activity:

An Alaskan's Day (1 - 3 hrs)

Join us and learn what it means to be Alaskan. We drive to a city park with views of the water and surrounding islands, to learn how to cook (and taste) local seafood on a fire pit. Your hosts tell stories about Wrangell’s fishing industry, its history and what it’s like living here today. Local hosts include people from various backgrounds representing their unique perspective of culture, traditional occupations with local skills, and more. Occasional humpback whales, Orca, seals and more frolic in the channel and tidal creatures play in several tide pools ready to be explored along the beach.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Wrangell - An Alaskan's Day
    Join us and learn what it means to be Alaskan
  • Wrangell – Tongass Botanical Forest Walk
    Explore the botanical bounty that the Tongass Rainforest has provided both its two and four-legged inhabitants for thousands of years.
  • Wrangell – Wrangell Highlights
    Discover the highlights of a genuine Alaska town. See its colourful history and native culture come to life while visiting the Wrangell Museum, Petroglyph Beach and Kiks Adi Totem Park.
  • Wrangell – Stikini River & Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet Boat
    Visit one of the last truly wild rivers in North America. The Stikine River runs directly through Alaska’s nearly one-half million-acre Stikine LeConte’ Wilderness area.
  • Wrangell – Coastal Canoe
    Join us on an exciting adventure in traditional Native Alaskan canoes along the coastline of Wrangell Harbor.
  • Wrangell – Rainforest Jet Boat and Hike
    Join us for an exciting combination of water adventure and hiking experience.
Day 11
Misty Fjords National Monument - Full Day
Misty Fjords National Monument, Alaska
Inlet in the Misty Fiords National Monument
Inlet in the Misty Fiords National Monument.
Photo: Zarxos
Thick evergreen rainforests, granite cliffs adorned with waterfalls, mountain rivers and coastal wetlands, with milky fog often filling the bays and coves.
 
Temperature range in July: 52 – 64 °F 
 
Optional activities may include:
 
·       Kayaking
·       Hiking
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
Inlet in the Misty Fiords National Monument
Inlet in the Misty Fiords National Monument.
Photo: Zarxos
Misty Fjords National Monument, the largest wilderness area in Southeast Alaska
Misty Fjords National Monument, the largest wilderness area in Southeast Alaska.
Photo: Kathryn Burke
Orcas (killer whales) in Alaska
Orcas (killer whales) in Alaska
Photo: Christopher Michel
Day 12
At sea
At sea – cruising through British Columbia
Orcas (killer whales) in Alaska
Orcas (killer whales) in Alaska
Photo: Christopher Michel
Enjoy the scenery of the coastal mountains and be on the lookout for the dolphins, porpoise, orcas and whales that frequent these protected inland waters.
 
Optional activities:
 
·       Wildlife watching
·       Lectures
Day 13
Alert Bay
In the heart of the Inside PassageWilderness
Totem poles in Alert Bay
Totem poles in Alert Bay
Photo: Brian Burger

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.

Totem poles in Alert Bay
Totem poles in Alert Bay
Photo: Brian Burger
The village Alert Bay
The scenic village of Alert Bay.
Photo: Brian Burger
West End is a neighborhood in Vancouver
View of the West End, Vancouver, with beautiful waterfront parks.
Day 14
Vancouver - Disembarkation - Full Day
Vancouver – Disembarkation
West End is a neighborhood in Vancouver
View of the West End, Vancouver, with beautiful waterfront parks.

Our journey ends in Vancouver. Guest have to possibility to extend the adventure with a post-voyage program.

Temperature range in August: 57 – 72 °F

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
·       Overnight in Alaska including breakfast
 
Transfers
·       Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Seward before the voyage
 
Voyage
·       Full-board expedition voyage aboard MS Roald Amundsen in a cabin of your choice
·       A choice of three onboard restaurants 
·       All meals include beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water in all onboard restaurants)
·       Complimentary tea and coffee
·       Free Wi-Fi on board
·       Complimentary expedition jacket developed for and by explorers
·       Complimentary reusable water bottle made from aluminum to use at water refill stations located throughout the ship
·       Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for included and optional activities
·       No gratuities expected
·       English-speaking Expedition Team organize and accompany activities aboard and ashore
 
Onboard Activities
·       Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on science, culture, wildlife, biology, geology and history
·       Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
·       Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
·       Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos, and camera settings
·       Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna and fitness room with panoramic view
·       Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track 
·       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 
·       Port presentations providing destination insight
·       A farewell event

Not Included In Your Expedition

·       Travel insurance
·       International flights International flight package to Reykjavik and from Edmonton
·       Optional shore excursions with local partners
·       Luggage handling
·       Optional small-group adventures such as kayaking with our Expedition Team 
·       Pre and post-programs
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.

Read more about MS Roald Amundsen

Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional Excursions

Some expedition cruises may include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

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Sitka - Alaska Raptor Centre

Alaska

Duration

45 min

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-SIT1

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Sitka - Sitka Cultural Discovery

Alaska

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

A-SIT2

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Sitka Kayak Adventure

Alaska

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

From $ 149

Booking Code

A-SIT3

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Sitka - Sea Otter, Raptors & Bears

Alaska

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From $ 166

Booking Code

A-SIT4

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Sitka - Wildlife Quest and Fin Island Lodge

Alaska

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 249

Booking Code

A-SIT5

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Sitka – Alaska Zodiac Adventure & Fin Island Lodge

Alaska

Duration

3h45

Price per person

From $ 149

Booking Code

A-SIT6

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Haines - Fort Seward Town package

Alaska

Duration

2h35

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-HNS1

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Haines – Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float

Alaska

Duration

4 hrs

Price per person

From $ 174

Booking Code

A-HNS1

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Haines – Klukwan Native Culture Experience

Alaska

Duration

2h45

Price per person

From $ 133

Booking Code

A-HNS2

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Haines – Last Frontier ATV Adventure

Alaska

Duration

4hrs

Price per person

From $ 216

Booking Code

A-HNS3

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Haines – Kelgaya Point Hike

Alaska

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From $ 91

Booking Code

A-HNS4

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Petersburg - Dock Walk of Petersburg

Alaska

Duration

1 hr

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-PSG1

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Petersburg - City Creek Trail Hike

Alaska

Duration

1hr

Price per person

From $ 66

Booking Code

A-PSG1

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Petersburg - Rainforest hike Raven's Roost

Alaska

Duration

1h30

Price per person

From $ 74

Booking Code

A-PSG2

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Petersburg - Sons of Norway

Alaska

Duration

1hr

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

A-PSG4

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Wrangell - An Alaskan's Day

Alaska

Duration

1 - 3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-WRG1

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Wrangell – Tongass Botanical Forest Walk

Alaska

Duration

2hrs

Price per person

From $ 99

Booking Code

A-WRG1

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Wrangell – Wrangell Highlights

Alaska

Duration

Price per person

From $ 99

Booking Code

A-WRG2

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Wrangell – Stikini River & Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet Boat

Alaska

Duration

4hrs

Price per person

From $ 399

Booking Code

A-WRG3

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Wrangell – Coastal Canoe

Alaska

Duration

3hrs

Price per person

From $ 149

Booking Code

A-WRG5

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Wrangell – Rainforest Jet Boat and Hike

Alaska

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From $ 283

Booking Code

A-WRG6

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Extend Your Cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-Program before or after your expedition cruise.

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Vancouver: Post-Programme

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

$ 637

Booking Code

YVRPOSTA

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