U.S. West Coast – Highlights and National Parks of the Pacific (Southbound)

Price from $3,762

Departure date
September 23, 2023
8 days

Explore the west coast of Pacific North America

Join us as we sail down the West coast of North America, from Vancouver to San Diego via Santa Barbara, and explore Olympic and Redwood National Parks along the way.

Explore North America’s West coast, sailing from Vancouver to San Diego. Watch for whales around the San Juan Islands, walk the subalpine Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, explore Redwood National Park, and admire some of the oldest trees in the world. See marine life on the Californian coast and enjoy the warm charm of Santa Barbara.

Olympic National Park and Vancouver

Embark hybrid electric–powered MS Fridtjof Nansen in Vancouver and 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 some of its rich flora and birdlife.

Redwood National Park, Eureka, and the San Juan Islands

You’ll have the opportunity to stroll through the seaport city of Eureka and enjoy its splendid Victorian architecture. Then do some whale-watching around the spectacular San Juan Islands, near Olympic National Park. 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, in some cases over 325 feet tall and about 1,500 years old.

Santa Barbara

Then, we’ll set course for Santa Barbara. This city has a distinctly Mediterranean feel to it, from the terra cotta–tiled architecture to its inviting beaches. Look out for whales and seabirds as we sail past the Channel Islands along our way down the Pacific coast.

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

Vancouver, Canada

Day 2

Views of the Pacific Northwest

Person hiking in the Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park.

Day 3

Subalpine splendor

People in shorts standing on the outside deck watching the surroundings.

Day 4

Scanning for sea life

Day 5

Walk among ancient giants

Dolphins jumping out of the water.

Day 6

Leisure cruise

Day 7

The American Riviera

San Diego beach during sun set, cliffs and sandy beach, palm tree and ocean to the right.

Day 8

The start of an adventure

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U.S. West Coast – Highlights and National Parks of the Pacific (Southbound)