Alaska and British Columbia

Inside Passage, Bears, and Aleutian Islands (Northbound)

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


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What's included


  • 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 of hotel in Vancouver after the expedition cruise, including breakfast


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

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 will help configure 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 Programs

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

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