Alaska & British Columbia – Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound)
Duration: 14 days
Ship: MS Roald Amundsen
31 May 2020
Price from: 4806 € per personCheck prices and availability
- Discover Southeast Alaska, Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound in one voyage
- Enjoy two full days in Prince William Sound
- See many of the most famous Alaskan glaciers
- Scout for wildlife from whales, seals and sea birds to bears and otters
- Day 1 Vancouver - Embarkation
- Day 2 At sea
- Day 3 Ketchikan, Alaska
- Day 4 Misty Fjords National Monument
- Day 5 Wrangell
- Day 6 Petersburg
- Day 7 Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
- Day 8 Haines
- Day 9 Icy Strait Point
- Day 10 Gulf of Alaska / Hubbard Glacier
- Day 11 College Fjord / Prince William Sound
- Day 12 Prince William Sound
- Day 13 Seward / Anchorage - Disembarkation
- Day 14 Anchorage
Vibrant Vancouver boasts waterfront parks, nearby mountains with hiking trails in summer and skiing in winter, multitudes of cafes, shops, galleries, museums, and a diversity of cultural neighbourhoods to explore.
Ship: MS Roald Amundsen.
We sail north to Alaska through the narrow weaving channels and straits of Canada’s Inside Passage. Be on the lookout for dolphins, porpoise, orcas, and whales that frequent the protected inland waters.
Join our Expedition Team for fascinating lectures, spend time relaxing on board or meeting your fellow travellers.
Known as the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan is a true frontier town, surrounded by towering mountains. Colourful houses on stilts from the gold rush era line the river bank. The city is home to one of the largest collections of standing totem poles and has strong ties to Tlingit culture.
IncludedKetchikan - Alaskan Lumberjack ShowLearn about Alaska's rich logging history through displays of strength and agility, action, excitement and laughter!
Ketchikan - Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest ExperienceJoin us for a guided rainforest trail walk to search for wildlife and experience a new presentation and exhibit about raptors, including a close encounter with a live bald eagle.
Ketchikan - Potlatch City Tour with Totem Bight State ParkExperience sightseeing in the beautiful coastal community of Ketchikan on a day tour complete with historic sites and city highlights.
Ketchikan Historic Walking TourGain a unique understanding of Ketchikan and its Tlingit culture on this guided walking tour of Alaska’s ‘First City’.
Ketchikan - Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's TourStep aboard a ship with a fascinating and colourful history as a commercial crab fishing boat and hear about the amazing world of Alaskan crab fishing.
Ketchikan - Alaskan Fishing & Wilderness DiningExperience the thrill of fishing in Alaskan waters before dining on your catch of the day!
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. Quiet and tranquil, this magical place will show you the serenity of the Alaskan soul.
One of the oldest island towns in Alaska, Wrangell has been governed by four different nations – Tlingit, Russia, Britain and the United States. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles are remnants of the distant past of this area. Outside of the main cruise ship routes, nowadays it remains a simple fishing town.
IncludedWrangell - An Alaskan's DayJoin us and learn what it means to be Alaskan
Wrangell - Tongass Botanical Forest WalkExplore the botanical bounty that the Tongass Rainforest has provided both its two and four-legged inhabitants for thousands of years.
Wrangell - Wrangell HighlightsDiscover the highlights of a genuine Alaska town. See its colourful history and native culture come to life while visiting the Wrangell Museum, Petroglyph Beach and Kiks Adi Totem Park.
Wrangell - Stikini River & Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet BoatVisit one of the last truly wild rivers in North America. The Stikine River runs directly through Alaska’s nearly one-half million-acre Stikine LeConte’ Wilderness area.
Wrangell - Coastal CanoeJoin us on an exciting adventure in traditional Native Alaskan canoes along the coastline of Wrangell Harbor.
Wrangell - Rainforest Jet Boat and HikeJoin us for an exciting combination of water adventure and hiking experience.
Nicknamed `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.
IncludedPetersburg - Dock Walk of PetersburgMeet your local guide who is either a commercial fisherperson or someone involved in the fishing industry for a walk through the harbors
City Creek Trail HikeJoin us on the City Creek Trail Tour through Alaska’s ‘Little Norway', which starts at picturesque Hammer’s Slough. We then proceed by motor vehicle past totem poles and along Peterburg’s Main Street to beautiful Sandy Beach.
Rainforest hike Raven's RoostThis two-mile (3.5km) hike on the Raven’s Roost Trail starts at a trailhead near picturesque Hammer’s Slough. During your ride to the trail we drive past totem poles and along Petersburg’s Main Street with its traditional Norwegian rosemaled storefronts.
Le Conte Glacier FlightTake off on a scenic 45-minute flight over spectacular Le Conte Glacier and see some of the most beautiful sights in Southeast Alaska from above.
Sons of NorwayJoin us on a fascinating tour that explores historic Norwegian culture in Alaska at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Petersburg.
True gems of Southeast Alaska, Tracy and Endicott Arm Fjords feature lush greenery and steep valleys as well as intricate icebergs in the water, calved from the radiant blue glaciers at the end of the fjords. These fjord areas are also home to mountain goats and harbour seals.
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.
IncludedHaines - Fort Seward Town packageDiscover Fort Seward and the town of Haines at your leisure
Haines - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve FloatFloat on a river raft through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve while enjoying spectacular scenery and watching for wildlife.
Haines - Klukwan Native Culture ExperienceExperience the native culture of the Tlingit people and the Chilkat Valley on this unique visit to the ancient village of Klukwan.
Haines – Last Frontier ATV AdventureExperience the thrill of driving Kawasaki and Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicles into the Alaskan wilderness.
Haines - Kelgaya Point HikeNature lovers will thrill at this opportunity to discover and explore one of south-east Alaska’s most pristine natural environments.
Land of the Tlingit people, Icy Strait Point offers a glimpse into a life of native settlement. Houses adorned with intricate carvings, totem poles displaying stories of the clans, cafes, shops, and museum displays create a welcoming and historic town for your visit.
IncludedIcy Strait Point - Cannery ExperienceEnjoy a nature walk through second-growth forest and a historical tour of the Hoonah Packing Company Cannery
Icy Strait Point - Scenic Mountain Ascent & World's Largest ZipRiderTake in sweeping views of Icy Strait and Glacier Bay as you ‘fly’ over the treetops of Icy Strait Point on this thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime ZipRider cable ride descent - the highest in the U.S. at 1,330 feet (405 m) above sea level and 5,330 feet (1,625 m) long. For adventure-seekers only!
Icy Strait Point - Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear SearchTwo Alaskan wildlife adventures in one! Watch whales as they feed and frolic in the waters of Icy Strait, then look for wildlife and coastal brown bears along the wild Spasski River.
Icy Strait Point - Wilderness HikeA two-mile guided hike leads you through private, Native American-owned land for an up-close wilderness experience in the dense Tongass National Forest. Follow an abandoned logging trail and take in the spectacular panoramic views of Chichagof Island and across to Glacier Bay. Keep your camera at the ready – wildlife abounds!
Ocean Raft AdventureExperience a thrilling wilderness adventure in an open-air, high speed boat that takes you along the rugged coastline in search of wildlife.
Icy Strait Point - Ultimate Helicopter Tour: Wildlife, Wilderness, Tlingit CultureYour pilot chooses the best route on this helicopter tour that searches for whales, bears and other wildlife.
At 76 miles (120 km) long and almost 7 miles (11 km) wide, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Framed by the amphitheater of snowcapped mountains, it sits at the end of Disenchantment Bay like a sleeping giant. With icebergs and brash ice in the bay, the scenery is simply breathtaking!
A true expedition day and a rare treat to explore the less-visited College Fjord with its impressive collection of glaciers. This is a natural wonderland where ice and forests meet, and home to five tidewater glaciers, five larger valley glaciers and a dozen smaller glaciers, all named after famous East Coast colleges.
Rarely-visited Prince William Sound is framed by the impressive Chugach Mountains. This is a glacial paradise where rugged coastline is carved by numerous fjords and inlets, many with tidewater glaciers sending icebergs towards forest-covered islands in the middle of the Sound. With summer visits by the whales, the area is simply magical!
In 1793, Alexander Baranov established a trading post in Resurrection Bay. Nowadays largely a fishing town, Seward welcomes you with mountain trails right from town, glaciers nearby and a beautiful coastal setting.
After disembarkation we transfer you through an amazing scenery to Anchorage for an overnight stay.
We recommend extending your stay in this intriguing frontier city before flying home.
Included in your voyage
- Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
- Transfer from ship in Seward to hotel in Anchorage
- One overnight in Anchorage after the voyage incl. breakfast
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
- A rich programme of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the Expedition Team
- Professional English-speaking Expedition Team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION
- In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
- Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
- Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
- Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatheringsto recap the day and prepare for the day to come
- Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers
- Destination-focused onboard library
- Port presentations providing destination insight
- A farewell event
PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT
- All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
- Coffee and tea included throughout the day
- Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Fredheim restaurant meals included
- A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
- Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
- Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
- Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- No gratuities expected
Not included in your voyage
- International flights
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group adventures with our Expedition Team such as kayaking (availability pending weather conditions and safety)
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Visa for USA (ESTA) and Canada (ETA) - for details please see Visa information in our Entry requirements
MS Roald Amundsen
|Passenger capacity||530 (500 in Antarctica)|
|Gross tonnage||20 889 T|
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.
Some expedition cruises may include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.
Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.
Ketchikan - Alaskan Lumberjack Show
Ketchikan - Potlatch City Tour with Totem Bight State Park
Ketchikan - Ketchikan Historic Walking Tour
Ketchikan - Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour
Ketchikan – Alaskan Fishing & Wilderness Dining
Ketchikan – Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience
Wrangell – Tongass Botanical Forest Walk
Wrangell - An Alaskan's Day
Wrangell – Wrangell Highlights
Wrangell – Stikini River & Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet Boat
Wrangell – Coastal Canoe
Wrangell – Rainforest Jet Boat and Hike
Petersburg - Dock Walk of Petersburg
Petersburg - City Creek Trail Hike
Petersburg - Rainforest hike Raven's Roost
Petersburg - Le Conte Glacier Flight
Petersburg - Sons of Norway
Haines - Fort Seward Town package
Haines – Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float
Haines – Klukwan Native Culture Experience
Haines – Last Frontier ATV Adventure
Haines – Kelgaya Point Hike
Icy Strait Point - Cannery Experience
Icy Strait Point - Scenic Mountain Ascent & World's Largest ZipRider
Icy Strait Point - Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear Search
Icy Strait Point - Wilderness Hike
Icy Strait Point - Ocean Raft Adventure
Icy Strait Point - Ultimate Helicopter Tour: Wildlife, Wilderness, Tlingit Culture
Extend your cruise
Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.
Rocky Mountaineer and Vancouver: Pre-Programme
Post-Programme Authentic Alaska
Sailing with MS Roald Amundsen
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