Alaska and British Columbia

Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound)

Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Discover unique cultures, wildlife and landscapes

  • 14-day expedition cruise from Vancouver to Seward, ending with one of the world's most beautiful road trips – the back country route to Anchorage.

  • See unspoiled wilderness, primeval forest and authentic frontier towns, taking in incredible wildlife like whales, eagles and bears.

  • Explore Alaska's rugged fjords, awe-inspiring mountains, monumental glaciers and vast forests on this trip of a lifetime.

A long and fascinating history

Uncover the incredible heritage of Alaska, from moss-covered totem poles telling the story of the Tlingit people, to petroglyph carvings dating back thousands of years. Learn more about Wrangell's British and Russian heritage, and the legacy left by indigenous people.

Rich, diverse cultures

From the friendly and welcoming fisherpeople of Cordova, to the burgeoning art scene of Haines and delicious cuisine of Anchorage, Alaska is full of contrasts. And we begin our adventure in bustling Vancouver, brimming with fantastic food and incredible sights.


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

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 1

Vancouver city sights

Day 2

Cruising through British Columbia

Day 3

Beautiful Misty Fjords

Day 4

Wrangell's petroglyphs

Day 5

Holkham Bay fjords

Day 6

Alaska's Little Norway

Day 7

Native art in Haines

Day 8

William Henry Bay

Day 9

Sitka's blended cultures

Day 10

The glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 11

Edge of the Copper River

Day 12

Ivy League glaciers

Day 13

Scenic drive from Seward

Day 14

Adventures in Anchorage

Day 15

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 14-day expedition cruise.


  • One pre-night in Vancouver, including breakfast before the expedition cruise
  • One night in Anchorage, including breakfast at the end of your expedition cruise  


  • Transfer from hotel to pier in Vancouver incl. City tour excursion.
  • Transfer from pier in Seward to hotel in Anchorage with a stop at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center including admission fee, English-speaking guide, and a packed lunch

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

Included Programmes

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

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