MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Alaska and British Columbia – Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Southbound) 2022

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6790 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Alaska and British Columbia – Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Southbound) 2022

Price from
6790 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Explore Alaska’s wild landscapes in the Misty Fjords, Icy Bay, and the Aleutian Islands
  • Spot bald eagles in Chignik and other rare birds in St. Paul and St. Matthew Islands
  • Learn Native and early settler history in frontier towns Wrangell, Sitka, and Nome
  • Visit Katmai National Park near Kodiak Island to look for brown and black bears

Starting in the gold-rush town of Nome, we first bird-watch on isolated St. Paul and St. Matthew Islands in the Bering Sea, before visiting bustling Unalaska and abandoned Unga in the Aleutian Islands. Look for bald eagles in Chignik Bay and brown bears in Katmai National Park. The expedition ends in Vancouver via the Misty Fjords, Icy Bay, and the mixed heritage towns of Wrangell and Sitka.

Alaska and British Columbia – Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Southbound) 2022
  • Day 1
    Vancouver, Canada

    Start of the Expedition

    Your expedition starts with an overnight in Vancvouer. From the boutiques on Main Street to the coffee shops of Commercial Drive, the steam clock in Gastown or the heritage-house beachfronts of Kitsilano, you’ll quickly find out why this coastal metropolis is consistently voted one of the world´s most liveable cities. Add an optional Pre-Programme train ride aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer.

    Day 1
    Vancouver, Canada

    Start of the Expedition

  • Day 2
    Nome, Alaska

    There’s No Place Like Nome

    Estimated time of departure is 10:00 PM

    Today, we fly you from Vancouver to Nome. Set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula, overlooking the Bering Sea, Nome is perhaps the most famous gold rush town in Alaskan history. There are artefacts of the gold rush era to be seen everywhere, including abandoned dredges, turn-of-the-century steam engines, and old railroad tracks.

    Day 2
    Nome, Alaska

    There’s No Place Like Nome

  • Day 3
    At sea – Bering Sea

    Crossing the International Date Line

    Spend your first day at sea looking out for whales on deck, chatting with new friends, recapping your voyage with the Expedition Team in the Science Center, or just watching the world sail by. During the day, we will also cross the international date line – heading into tomorrow for a short while, before sailing back into today!

    Day 3
    At sea – Bering Sea

    Crossing the International Date Line

  • Day 4
    St. Matthew Island, Alaska

    Deserted Island in the Bering Sea

    Coming ashore on the black sand beaches of isolated St. Matthew Island, we will be the only humans on the isle. It lies more than 200 miles from the nearest village, home only to nesting seabirds like murres and cormorants, the native St. Matthew Island vole, and the Arctic fox.

    Day 4
    St. Matthew Island, Alaska

    Deserted Island in the Bering Sea

  • Day 5
    St. Paul, Alaska

    Birdwatching Haven

    The island of St. Paul is an ideal resting point for migrating birds, attracting some 300 species, including horned and tufted puffins, red-legged kittiwakes, and Pribilof sandpipers. About half of the world’s northern fur seal population also live in the waters here. 

    Day 5
    St. Paul, Alaska

    Birdwatching Haven

  • Day 6
    At Sea

    Lectures and Relaxing

    MS Roald Amundsen continues south through the Bering Sea, from the Aleutian Islands and towards our next stop of Dutch Harbor. The Expedition Team will prepare you for our upcoming destinations and continue their lecture series. 

    Day 6
    At Sea

    Lectures and Relaxing

  • Day 7
    Dutch Harbor / Unalaska

    Largest Fishing Port in the US

    As we sail towards Unalaska, better known as Dutch Harbor, you will see Mount Makushin, a steaming volcano almost 6,000-feet high. The popular TV show `Deadliest Catch´ is based here, featuring local fishing crews. Stop in at the Museum of the Aleutians, view the Russian Orthodox Church, or spot some of the more-than-600 bald eagles around town.

    Day 7
    Dutch Harbor / Unalaska

    Largest Fishing Port in the US

  • Day 8
    Unga Village, Alaska

    Alaskan Ghost Town

    Unga Village is a picturesque but abandoned town on the southern end of uninhabited Unga Island in the remote Aleutian Islands. Settled by Aleuts in 1833, subsistence fishing proved insufficient to support the community, which later moved in 1969. Today, a collection of wooden buildings is all that remains, surrounded by a carpet of pink louseworts.

    Day 8
    Unga Village, Alaska

    Alaskan Ghost Town

  • Day 9
    Chignik

    Where the Aleutian Mountains meet the Gulf of Alaska

    In the small village of Chignik Bay, red salmon fishing has been the core of the community’s economy for over a century. Stop in at the fish factory, meet the welcoming locals, or explore the salmon streams in the scenic surroundings. Scan the shores to spot the 20-or-so waterfowl species, or the skies for bald eagles.

    Day 9
    Chignik

    Where the Aleutian Mountains meet the Gulf of Alaska

  • Day 10
    Geographic Harbor / Kukak Bay / Kinak Bay

    Seeking out Brown Bears

    Katmai National Park´s Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is a dramatic volcanic landscape, with mountains rising to almost 915 meters (3,000 feet). Here we hope to find brown bears as they forage along the shore for clams, and lunch on berries or fish in the clear running waters of the mountain streams.

    Day 10
    Geographic Harbor / Kukak Bay / Kinak Bay

    Seeking out Brown Bears

  • Day 11
    Kodiak, Alaska

    Emerald Isle City

    The bustling city of Kodiak sits on Alaska’s largest island, surrounded by verdant forest. Take a walk in Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park home to bunkers from WWII as well as ocean and forest wildlife. Make sure to also visit Baranov Museum, the oldest standing building in Alaska which chronicles Kodiak’s diverse history.

    Day 11
    Kodiak, Alaska

    Emerald Isle City

  • Day 12
    At Sea

    Serenity at Sea

    Enjoy a day at sea! Our Expedition Team continues its lecture programme, sharing their extensive knowledge and experience, as well as summarising the voyage so far and presenting plans for the exciting days ahead.

    Day 12
    At Sea

    Serenity at Sea

  • Day 13
    Icy Bay

    Tidal Glaciers

    Icy Bay lives up to its name. Located in Prince William Sound, the spectacular scenery here formed in the past 100 years with the retreat of three prominent glaciers which still feed ice into the bay. Our aim is to explore Guyot Glacier. The weather and glacier ice conditions on the day will dictate which areas we will be able to visit.

    Day 13
    Icy Bay

    Tidal Glaciers

  • Day 14
    Sitka, Alaska

    Sitka, Blended Cultures

    Sitka enjoys views of The Sisters Mountains and of Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano. The former capital of Alaska when it belonged to Russia, this historic town is now a blend of cultures. Wander around the Russian Orthodox St. Michael’s Cathedral, or visit nearby Stika National Historical Park, which has many ornate Tlingit totem poles on display.

    Day 14
    Sitka, Alaska

    Sitka, Blended Cultures

  • Day 15
    Wrangell, Alaska

    Soul of Alaska

    One of the oldest island towns in Alaska, Wrangell has been governed by four different nations – Tlingit, Russian, British and United States. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles manifest to the distant past of this area. Outside of the main cruise ships routes, nowadays it remains a simple fishing town.

    Day 15
    Wrangell, Alaska

    Soul of Alaska

  • Day 16
    Misty Fjords National Monument

    Unspoiled Wilderness

    Misty Fjords National Monument is a realm of thick evergreen rainforests, mountain rivers, granite cliffs adorned by strips of waterfalls, and wetlands along the coast, often with milky fog filling the bays and coves. Weather permissible, you will explore the area on our small expedition boats or kayaks.

    Day 16
    Misty Fjords National Monument

    Unspoiled Wilderness

  • Day 17
    At sea

    Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage

    Sailing south into the open ocean, we spend a few hours journeying through the Inside Passage, admiring places such as Grenville Channel, Princess Royal Channel or Johnstone Strait. Enjoy exceptional views of tranquil fjords and mountains covered in evergreen forests. Unlike other cruise ships that normally pass through the area at night, you’ll be able to see this sublime summer scenery during the day.

    Day 17
    At sea

    Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage

  • Day 18
    Vancouver, Canada

    End of the Expedition

    Estimated time of arrival is 8:00 AM

    Your expedition cruise ends in Vancouver. Extend your holiday with an optional Post-Programme to spend some extra time in this vibrant city. Make the most of the summer weather and cycle around Stanley Park, or enjoy the scenic views at the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Richmond Night Market boasts endless food stalls while Granville Island is the artsy hub.

    Day 18
    Vancouver, Canada

    End of the Expedition

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What's included

Included in your voyage

Hotel

  • One night in a hotel in Vancouver including breakfast before the expedition cruise

Flights

  • Flight in economy class from Vancouver to Nome

Transfers

  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Vancouver before the expedition cruise
  • Transfer from airport to ship in Nome

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 before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • 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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MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

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MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

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