MS Roald Amundsen
14 days

Alaska and British Columbia - Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound) 2022

Price from
4390 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
14 days

Alaska and British Columbia - Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound) 2022

Price from
4390 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Explore Alaska’s wild landscapes, such as Misty Fjords, College Fjord, and Icy Bay
  • Scenic bus ride from Seward to Anchorage with stop at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • A chance to see Alaskan wildlife, such as the bald eagle and brown and black bears
  • Learn Native and early settler history in frontier towns Haines, Sitka, and Cordova

We sail north from Vancouver to the Misty Fjords, William Henry Bay, and the dramatic glaciers of College Fjord, looking out for eagles, bears, and whales along the way. You’ll also visit Haines, Sitka, and Cordova, authentic Alaskan frontier towns that are a mix of Native and early settler cultures. We end the journey with a train ride from Seward to Anchorage.

Alaska and British Columbia - Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound) 2022
  • Day 1
    Vancouver, Canada

    Start of the Expedition

    Estimated time of departure is 6:00 PM

    Vibrant Vancouver boasts waterfront parks, nearby mountains, multitudes of cafes, shops, galleries, museums, and a diversity of cultural neighbourhoods to explore. Enjoy a scenic journey into the Canadian wilderness aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train with an optional Pre-Programme.  

    Day 1
    Vancouver, Canada

    Start of the Expedition

  • Day 2
    At sea

    Cruising through British Columbia

    Sailing north into the open ocean, we make our way towards the narrow channels of Canada’s Inside Passage. Join our Expedition Team in the onboard Science Center for fascinating lectures, spend time getting to know your fellow travellers, or go on deck to look out for dolphins, porpoises, orcas, and whales in the nearby waters.

    Day 2
    At sea

    Cruising through British Columbia

  • Day 3
    Misty Fjords National Monument

    Unspoiled Wilderness

    Misty Fjords National Monument is a realm of thick evergreen rainforests, granite cliffs adorned by strings of waterfalls, mountain rivers 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 3
    Misty Fjords National Monument

    Unspoiled Wilderness

  • Day 4
    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 the United States. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles showcase the distant past of this area. Outside of the main cruise ships routes, nowadays it remains a simple fishing town.

    Day 4
    Wrangell, Alaska

    Soul of Alaska

  • Day 5
    Tracy / Endicott Arm Fjords, Alaska

    From Rainforests to Glaciers

    True gems of Southeast Alaska, the Tracy and Endicott Arm Fjords feature lush Alaskan greenery on towering cliffsides as well intricate icebergs in the water and rugged, radiant-blue glaciers at the end of the fjords. It is also home to mountain goats and Harbor seals. If sea conditions are right, we’ll explore the area aboard our small expedition boats or kayaks.

    Day 5
    Tracy / Endicott Arm Fjords, Alaska

    From Rainforests to Glaciers

  • Day 6
    Petersburg, Alaska

    Little Norway in Alaska

    Nicknamed `A little Norway´, rarely-visited Petersburg is a thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage, scenery that will take your breath away and an abundance of marine life all around. Proud of their Scandinavian roots, local residents even celebrate Norwegian holidays, and the heart of the community is the “Sons of Norway Hall”.

    Day 6
    Petersburg, Alaska

    Little Norway in Alaska

  • Day 7
    Haines, Alaska

    Art in the Wilderness

    Framed by mountains, Haines was the home of the Chilkat Tlingit people for centuries, before Europeans arrived in the late 19th century, followed by gold rush settlers. Known for its community of artists in modern times, Haines remains at heart a small Alaskan town at the edge of wilderness.

    Day 7
    Haines, Alaska

    Art in the Wilderness

  • Day 8
    William Henry Bay, Alaska

    Wilderness Exploration

    We head ashore with our expedition boats and explore this anchorage with local guides. Nestled against the Chilkat mountain range, the wilderness here features old growth forest, home to brown and black bears, wolves, moose, and Sitka black-tailed deer. In the evening, the ship passes through Point Adolphus, a renowned whale watching area. 

    Day 8
    William Henry Bay, Alaska

    Wilderness Exploration

  • Day 9
    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 Tinglit totem poles on display.

    Day 9
    Sitka, Alaska

    Sitka, Blended Cultures

  • Day 10
    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 10
    Icy Bay

    Tidal Glaciers

  • Day 11
    Cordova

    Alaska’s Little Secret

    Cordova is an authentic Alaskan salmon fishing town surrounded by a vast forests, and only accessible by boat or plane. Thanks to this remoteness, Cordova has preserved its small-town, old-school vibe more than many other communities here. Sea otters, eagles, and tundra swans are easily seen while moose, beaver, wolf, and bears are rarer sights.

    Day 11
    Cordova

    Alaska’s Little Secret

  • Day 12
    College Fjord

    Ivy League Glaciers

    We spend the day in the northern sector of Prince William Sound exploring College Fjord surrounded by the snow-capped Chugach Mountains. The area is home to five magnificent tidewater glaciers and a dozen smaller ones, most named after famous Ivy League East Coast colleges. 

    Day 12
    College Fjord

    Ivy League Glaciers

  • Day 13
    Seward

    Alaska Scenery and wildlife

    Estimated time of arrival is 6:00 AM

    After disembarking the ship drive from the lively fishing town of Seward through amazing scenery to Anchorage for an overnight stay. Along the way stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.  Surrounded by mountains and glaciers, this sanctuary in Portage Valley is dedicated to preserving Alaska´s wildlife and rehabilitate orphaned or insured animals. You can view bears, bison, moose, caribou, elk, eagles, owls, musk oxen and a variety of birds.

    Day 13
    Seward

    Alaska Scenery and wildlife

  • Day 14
    Anchorage

    ‘Big Apple of the North’

    Situated between the 5,000-ft peaks of the Chugach Mountains, this city contains more than 40% of the state's population. Locals fish salmon from Ship Creek downtown and 1,500 moose wander free. Extend your stay with a Post-Programme.

    Day 14
    Anchorage

    ‘Big Apple of the North’

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What's included

Included in your voyage

Hotel  

  • One night in Anchorage, including breakfast at the end of your voyage    

Transfer

  • 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 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

Notes

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

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

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