Alaska and British Columbia

Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Northbound)

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Departure date
19 days

Cruise Overview

An unforgettable cruise discovering the wilds of North America

  • 18-day expedition cruise from Nome, Alaska, through Canada’s Inside Passage and onto the Aleutian Islands and the islands of the Bering Sea.

  • Experience spectacular scenery, scout for bears and enjoy some of the best birdwatching in Alaska on the islands of St. Paul and St. Matthew.

  • Discover the history of gold prospectors and explorers as we encounter indigenous Tlingit and Aleut cultures on this epic North American adventure.

Alaskan wildlife and Canadian fjords

From Vancouver, we visit the pristine mountains and waterfalls of Misty Fjord and the glaciers of Icy Bay. In true expedition style, you'll go small boat cruising, watching seals relax on icebergs. Look out for black and brown bears as we tour Alaska’s Kodiak Islands and Katmai National Park, and the spectacular seal and bird colonies of St Paul Island.

Fascinating North American history

As you cruise along the coast with the Expedition Team, learn about the region's native Aleut, Alutiiq and Tlingit peoples, historic Wrangell, Sitka's Russian influences, the WWII history of Dutch Harbor and the gold rush era in Nome.


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

Vibrant Vancouver

Day 1

Vancouver city tour

Day 2

Canada's Inside Passage

Day 3

Beautiful Misty Fjords

Day 4

Wrangell's Petroglyphs

Day 5

Sitka's blend of cultures

Day 6

The glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 7

Across the Gulf of Alaska

Day 8

Kodiak's brown bears

Day 9

Grizzly bears in Katmai

Day 10

Fishing town of Chignik

Day 11

The ghost town of Unga

Day 12

Discover Dutch Harbor

Day 13

Learning and leisure

Day 14

Aleut life in St Paul

Day 15

Remote St Matthew

Day 16

Crossing the Bering Sea

Day 17

No place like Nome

Day 18

Back to Vancouver

Day 19

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 18-day expedition cruise.


  • Flight in economy class from Nome to Vancouver at the end of the expedition cruise


  • One pre-night in Vancouver, including breakfast before the cruise starts.
  • One night in a hotel in Vancouver after the expedition cruise, including breakfast


  • Transfer from hotel to pier in Vancouver incl. City tour excursion.
  • Transfer from ship to airport in Nome
  • Transfer from airport to hotel after the expedition cruise in Vancouver

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 before landings

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

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition