Alaska and British Columbia

Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound)

Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

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

Southeast Inside Passage 

Sailing past the islands and fjords of the Johnston Strait north of Vancouver Island, we’ll emerge into open sea, continuing up into the Hecate Strait. As your introduction to Alaska, it doesn’t get much better than the magnificent Misty Fjords wilderness. Next stop is the historic town of Wrangell where you can look for petroglyphs strewn along the beach.  

Get your first glimpse of glaciers in 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 the site of old-growth forest – and possibly gold to be found – while Point Adolphus is known for superb whale watching. You’ll also visit Sitka, the former capital of Alaska when it belonged to Russia. 

Southcentral Alaska 

Icy Bay is as it sounds, featuring icebergs that have calved off three glaciers further into the bay. In the small salmon fishing town of Cordova, you’ll find friendly frontier charm at its finest. We’ll then go on to College Fjord, a spectacular stretch of water fringed by snow-dusted mountains and numerous glaciers. One spot in particular offers views of as many as eight glaciers at once. 

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

A 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 hotel to pier in Vancouver incl. City tour excursion.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm 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 use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings


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

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

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