US West Coast—Highlights and National Parks of the Pacific (Southbound)

Price from $3,763

Departure date
8 days

Explore the west coast of Pacific North America

  • 8-day exploration of Pacific North America. Cruise from Vancouver to San Diego in California on board the hybrid-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen.

  • Look for humpback whales as you travel to San Juan Islands, and visit the sub-alpine Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • See the giant trees in Eureka's Redwood National Park, an international Biosphere Reserve, and enjoy whale and seabird watching around Santa Barbara.

Stunning nature

Begin your travels in bustling Vancouver, before hiking through the Olympic National Park. Experience the natural wonders of the San Juan Islands, the ancient trees of Redwood National Park, and Spanish-influenced Santa Barbara.

Wild wonders

Cruise down the Pacific coast to San Diego and take in its abundant marine wildlife, from majestic humpback whales to amazing seabirds.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

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

Set sail from Vancouver

Day 1

Whales of San Juan

Day 2

Olympic National Park

Day 3

Leisure cruising

Day 4

Eureka's forest giants

Day 5

Whale spotting at sea

Day 6

The American Riviera

Day 7

Arrival in San Diego

Day 8

Enhance your cruise

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Ships on this expedition

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