US West Coast – Highlights and National Parks of the Pacific

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Departure date
May 7, 2023
9 days

Explore Pacific North America, sailing from San Diego to Vancouver. You’ll enjoy the warm charms of Santa Barbara and see marine life on the Californian coast

Join us as we sail up America’s Pacific coast from San Diego to Vancouver via Santa Barbara and explore Redwood and Olympic national parks along the way.

Admire some of the oldest trees in the world at Redwood National Park, walk sub-alpine Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, and spot whales around the San Juan Islands.

Santa Barbara

Embarking hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen in San Diego, we set course for Santa Barbara, which has a distinctly Mediterranean feel to it, from terracotta-tiled architecture to inviting beaches. Look for whales and seabirds as we sail past the surrounding Channel Islands and all along our way up the Pacific Coast.

Redwood National Park, Eureka, and San Juan Islands

Prepare to be amazed as you enter the old-growth forest of Redwood National Park. These are some of the tallest trees in the world, over 100 metres in some cases, and around 1,500 years old. You’ll also have an opportunity to walk around the seaport city of Eureka which boasts splendid Victorian architecture and do some whale-watching around the spectacular San Juan Islands near Olympic National Park.

Olympic National Park and Vancouver

You’ll explore Hurricane Ridge, the sub-alpine region of Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go on a guided hike through the park to spot its rich flora and birdlife. Your expedition cruise rounds off in the world-class Canadian city of Vancouver.

What's Included


Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Day 1

California dreaming

Day 2

The start of an adventure

Day 3

The American Riviera

Day 4

Scanning for sea life

Day 5

Walk among ancient giants

Day 6

Leisure cruising

Day 7

The views of the Pacific North West

Day 8

Sub-alpine splendour

Day 9

Welcome to Canada!

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Activities

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

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers

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US West Coast – Highlights and National Parks of the Pacific