Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Alaska and British Columbia

Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Southbound)


Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Experience the vast wilds of Alaska and British Columbia

  • 15-day expedition cruise from Anchorage, Alaska to Vancouver, with a scenic bus trip to Seward and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.

  • Visit the Ivy League glaciers, Icy Bay, Misty Fjords and Sitka, with chances to see humpback whales, Bald Eagles and bears.

  • Experience the vibrant city of Vancouver, visiting historic Gastown, neon-lit Granville Street and West End beaches.

Diverse nature and culture

Discover astonishing scenery, and fascinating history and culture as we travel from Anchorage through the glaciers, mountains, fjords and towns of the Gulf of Alaska. Each frontier town we visit reveals more insights into the region's rich indigenous, Russian and goldrush-era heritage.

Unforgettable wildlife encounters

This is an unrivalled opportunity to see Alaska and Canada's majestic wildlife in its natural environment. Look out for Bald Eagles, bears, bison, musk oxen and elk and keep an eye open for sea otters, whales and much more.

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(2-15 years)

Available Dates

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Adventures in Anchorage

Day 1

Scenic road trip to Seward

Day 2

Ivy League glaciers

Day 3

Edge of the Copper River

Day 4

Tidal Glaciers

Day 5

William Henry Bay

Day 6

Native art in Haines

Day 7

Holkham Bay fjords

Day 8

Sitka's blend of cultures

Day 9

Alaska's 'Little Norway'

Day 10

Wrangell's Petroglyphs

Day 11

Beautiful Misty Fjords

Day 12

Canada's Inside Passage

Day 13

First Nations encounter

Day 14

Vibrant Vancouver

Day 15

What's included


  • One night in Anchorage, including breakfast at the start of the expedition cruise


  • Transfer from hotel in Anchorage to Seward with a stop at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center including admission fee, English-speaking guide, and a packed lunch.

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 on board. 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 on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

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 programme 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

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • 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

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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