Alaska and British Columbia

Wilderness, Glaciers, and Culture (Northbound)

Price from $8,671

Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

Journey from Vancouver to Seward. Discover Alaska’s many fjords, Gold-Rush–era history, glistening glaciers, rare wildlife, primeval rainforest, and rich indigenous and Russian culture.

Journey from Vancouver to Seward. Discover Alaska’s many fjords, Gold-Rush–era history, glistening glaciers, rare wildlife, primeval rainforest, and rich indigenous and Russian culture.

Southeast Inside Passage

Sail north past the islands and fjords of the Johnstone Strait of Vancouver Island into open sea, continuing up the Hecate Strait. The magnificent Misty Fjords wilderness will be your introduction to Alaska. Not bad, right? Next stop, Wrangell. In this historic town, look for petroglyphs strewn along the beach.

Your first glimpse of glaciers will come at either the Tracy or Endicott Fjords. Discover a ‘Little Norway’ in Petersburg and admire art at the many galleries in Haines. William Henry Bay is known for its old-growth forest—and the chance to find gold—while Point Adolphus is famous for its superb whale watching. You’ll also visit Sitka, Alaska’s former capital when it belonged to Russia.

Southcentral Alaska

Icy Bay is as it sounds, featuring icebergs that have calved off three glaciers farther into the bay. In the friendly salmon fishing hamlet of Cordova, you’ll find frontier charm at its finest. Then it’s on to College Fjord, a spectacular stretch of water flanked by snow-dusted mountains and glaciers. One spot in particular offers views of as many as eight glaciers!

You’ll disembark in Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, beneath Mount Marathon.


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

British Columbia’s Vibrant Port City

Day 1

Start of the Expedition

Day 2

Cruising through British Columbia

Day 3

Unspoiled wilderness

Day 4

Petroglyph Beach

Day 5

Glaciers in all their glory

Day 6

Little Norway

Day 7

Art on the wild side

Day 8

Explore the wilderness

Day 9

A history of cultures

Day 10

Trio of tidal glaciers

Day 11

Alaska’s Little Secret

Day 12

Ivy League Glaciers

Day 13

Heading inland

Day 14


What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 13-day expedition cruise.


  • One pre-night in Vancouver, including breakfast before the expedition cruise


  • Transfer from the hotel to the pier in Vancouver incl. city tour excursion.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in the cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • Fine-dining in À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is 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 fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and an outdoor running track
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help you configure your camera settings


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please check visa requirements for the U.S. and Canada
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage 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