This voyage brings you along Alaska’s rugged coastline and around the remote Aleutian Islands to Nome. You’ll visit historic ports and enjoy bear watching in Katmai National Park.
Inside Passage from Canada
We’ll sail north of Vancouver Island, past fjords and into the Johnston Strait and then the Hecate Strait. Our first site in Alaska is the aptly named Misty Fjords, blessed with sheer mountains and waterfalls. You’ll go on to look for Tlingit totem poles and petroglyphs on the beach in Wrangell at the foot of Mount Dewey.
You’ll also visit Sitka, former capital of Alaska when it belonged to Russia and home to the Russian Orthodox St. Michael’s Cathedral. Next is Icy Bay where icebergs often float. Our aim here is to explore Guyot Glacier, hoping to see harbor seals relaxing on the icebergs as we do.
Around the Aleutian Islands
The Emerald Isle of Kodiak features the Alutiiq Museum and Baranov Museum, chronicling the city’s mixed heritage. We’ll then visit one of three possible sites in the Katmai National Park which is known for its populations of bears. The ship then goes to the small fishing village of Chignik on the Alaskan Peninsula and then to the abandoned island settlement at Unga.
Dutch Harbor is one of the most important fishing ports in the US, famous for its appearance on the TV show ‘The Deadliest Catch’. St. Paul Island is the largest of the Pribilof Islands, an Important Bird Area that also has as many as 500,000 fur seals. You’ll then visit deserted St. Matthew Island, the most isolated place in Alaska before disembarking in the famous Gold-Rush-era town of Nome for your flight back to Vancouver.
Day 1Vancouver, Canada
British Columbia's Vibrant Port City
Day 2Vancouver, Canada
Start of the Expedition
Day 3At sea
Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage
Day 4Misty Fjords National Monument
Day 5Wrangell, Alaska
Day 6Sitka, Alaska
A history of cultures
Day 7Icy Bay
A trio of tidal glaciers
Day 8At Sea
Serenity at Sea
Day 9Kodiak, Alaska
Day 10Geographic Harbor / Kukak Bay / Kinak Bay
Searching for brown bears
Where the Aleutian Mountains meet the Gulf of Alaska
Day 12Unga Village, Alaska
Alaskan Ghost Town
Day 13At Sea
Enjoying the moment
Day 14St. Paul, Alaska
Day 15St. Matthew Island, Alaska
Deserted Island in the Bering Sea
Day 16At sea – Bering Sea
Crossing the International Date Line
Day 17Nome, Alaska
There’s No Place Like Nome
Day 18Vancouver, Canada
End of the Expedition
Included in your voyage
- Flight in economy class from Nome to Vancouver at the end of the expedition cruise
- One pre-night in Vancouver, including breakfast before the expedition cruise.
- One night in a hotel in Vancouver, including breakfast after the expedition cruise.
- Transfer from hotel to pier in Vancouver incl. City tour excursion.
- Transfer from ship to airport in Nome
- Transfer from airport to hotel after the expedition cruise in Vancouver
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
MS Roald Amundsen
|Passenger capacity||528 (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.
Sailing with MS Roald Amundsen
- MS Roald Amundsen: Life on board and Practical information
- Expedition Team in Alaska and Canada
- Young Explorers’ Programme: Bring your kids on board