MS Roald Amundsen
8 days

US West Coast – Highlights of the Pacific

Price from
1990 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
8 days

US West Coast – Highlights of the Pacific

Price from
1990 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
US West Coast – Highlights of the Pacific
Departure
5 May 2021
  • Sail all of America’s pacific coast from San Diego all the way to Vancouver, Canada
  • See the best-of-the-west cities like Avalon, Santa Barbara, San Franciso, and Seattle
  • Enjoy the scenery in late spring´s pleasant temperatures and blooming flowers
  • Scan the seas for abundant marine wildlife such as seals, whales, and sea birds

Current offers on this cruise:

  • No single supplement

    Solo travellers who prefer their own space while still travelling with others, have the opportunity to save on select voyages departing in 2020. For a limited time, pay no single supplement if you book one of the below expedition cruises. This offer applies to a selection of departures that you can find on each voyage page.
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Itinerary

Join us on this voyage to the highlights of America’s west coast. Visit charming Santa Catalina Island, enjoy late spring in legendary cities like Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Seattle. Take in the view of rugged natural beauty and see some of the country´s most iconic landmarks as we sail north along the coasts of California, and Washington.
Day 1
San Diego, USA
America’s Finest City
Aerial view of San Diego
Aerial view of San Diego.
Photo: Sherman Yang

San Diego is described as `America’s Finest City´ thanks to its laid-back vibe, more than 60 beautiful beaches, the museums of Balboa Park, the Latin-inspired food and architecture, and possibly America’s best weather. We highly recommend booking a Pre-Programme to explore more of what this city and its surroundings offer before embarking MS Roald Amundsen.

Aerial view of San Diego
Aerial view of San Diego.
Photo: Sherman Yang
City view of San Diego Harbor
City view of San Diego Harbor.
Photo: Oleg
Enjoy Avalon´s picturesque setting.
Day 2
Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, USA
Southern California’s Island Escape
Stroll the charming piers of the town.
Stroll the charming piers of the town.
Photo: shutterstock
The historic Casino building on Avalon Harbor.
The historic Casino building on Avalon Harbor.
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 2
Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, USA
Southern California’s Island Escape
Enjoy Avalon´s picturesque setting.
Enjoy Avalon´s picturesque setting.
Photo: shutterstock

The charming city of Avalon is sat in a tranquil bay on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. Observe diverse sealife on a glass-bottom boat or explore the island on golf carts like the locals. Hiking trails may pass blackbuck antelope or American bison while the waters boast marlin, swordfish, and yellowtail.

Day 3
Santa Barbara, USA
The American Riviera
Santa Barbara is set between mountains and beaches.
Santa Barbara is set between mountains and beaches.
Photo: shutterstock

Situated where the vineyards of the Santa Ynez mountains meet the sea, Santa Barbara is known for its beaches, whale-watching, and display of California’s Spanish roots. Visit the Old Mission and it’s beautiful rose garden, enjoy a meal at Stearns Wharf, or venture outside the city on one of the area’s many hiking trails.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Santa Barbara by Trolley
    Hop aboard the Santa Barbara Trolley. Learn about Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas.
  • Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour
    Explore Santa Barbara’s Undeveloped Coastline!
  • Santa Ynez Wine Country
    Enjoy the heart of the Santa Ynez wine country, home to several very popular California vintners.
Santa Barbara is set between mountains and beaches.
Santa Barbara is set between mountains and beaches.
Photo: shutterstock
California´s history on display at the Old Mission.
California´s history on display at the Old Mission.
Photo: shutterstock
Sunset view of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Sunset view of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
Photo: Bernard Spragg
Famous Alcatraz prison, San Francisco Bay
Famous Alcatraz prison.
Photo: Kristine Melsom
Victorian houses and skyscrapers, San Francisco
Victorian houses and skyscrapers, San Francisco
Photo: Bernard Spragg
Day 4
San Francisco, USA
City by the Bay
Famous Alcatraz prison, San Francisco Bay
Famous Alcatraz prison.
Photo: Kristine Melsom

San Francisco needs no introduction. Our optional excursion will take you to its top sights. Take a cable car up the hills, visit Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz, and enjoy the incredible food scene. As our ship leaves the bay at the end of the day, experience sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Walk to Lands End Viewpoint
    Experience the wild north-western coast of San Francisco and the Golden Gate on a leisurely 3-hour walking tour of Lands End.
  • San Francisco - Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge
    Experience two of San Francisco’s iconic landmarks, The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
  • San Francisco - Sonoma Wine Country
    Travel by coach to some of Sonoma’s top wineries, soaking in not just the tannins and fruit-forward flavours but the countryside views as well.
  • San Francisco - Muir Woods and Sausalito
    Walk through a forest featuring giant coastal redwood trees soaring 75 metres (250 ft) or more and explore the charming town of Sausalito.
  • San Francisco City Tour with Dim Sum Lunch
    Experience the distinctive architecture, history and culture of ‘The City by the Bay’. San Francisco is also home to some of the most authentic Chinese food in the US, so what better place to try Dim Sum?
Day 5-6
At Sea
North Along the Pacific Coast
Dolphins at sea
Scout for dolphins at sea.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Days at sea mean you can join the Expedition Team for interesting lectures, learn the basics of expedition photography, and spend time out on deck enjoying the fresh salt air as you scout the waters and coasts for wildlife. Of course, there’s also plenty time to chat and get to know your fellow explorers.

Dolphins at sea
Scout for dolphins at sea.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
The iconic Space Needle, an observation tower in Seattle
Day 7
Seattle, USA
The Emerald City
Pike Place Market, Seattle
Pike Place Market, Seattle.
Photo: Daniel Stockman
Seattle, often called the `Emerald City´ due to the nearby evergreen forest
Seattle, often called the `Emerald City´ due to the nearby evergreen forest.
Photo: John Leszczynski
Day 7
Seattle, USA
The Emerald City
The iconic Space Needle, an observation tower in Seattle
The iconic Space Needle, an observation tower in Seattle.
Photo: Tim Durkan

Discover Seattle´s diverse highlights at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions. Visit the Pike Place Market, the iconic Space Needle, and an eclectivc range of museums. Seattle is often referred to as the `Emerald City´ due to the nearby evergreen forest and there will be opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors here.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Downtown
    Depart the ship for a quick drive over to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.
  • Seattle - Pike Place Market Walking & Tasting Tour
    Created more than a century ago to connect the city's citizens and farmers, Pike Place Market is a beloved Seattle treasure
  • Seattle - Tillicum Excursion
    Enjoy this cultural trip cruising by boat from downtown Seattle to nearby Blake Island State Park, a 475-acre island with lovely beaches, trails, views and Native American culture.
  • Seattle - Grand City Tour
    Past and present thrive side by side in Seattle. See it all on the Grand City Tour - from modern Fifth Avenue to historic Pioneer Square and the International District. 
Day 8
Vancouver, Canada
Welcome to Canada!
View of the West End, Vancouver
View of the West End, Vancouver, with beautiful waterfront parks.

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. Extend your stay and book a Post-Programme to the nearby mountain resort of Whistler. 

View of the West End, Vancouver
View of the West End, Vancouver, with beautiful waterfront parks.
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

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

  • 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

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your ship

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.

Read more about MS Roald Amundsen

Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises 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.

Included
Stearns Yard in Santa Barbara, California. Stearns Yard in Santa Barbara, California.

Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara by Trolley

North America

Duration

2h

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-SBA1

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Golden shore in Santa Barbara, California. Golden shore in Santa Barbara, California.

Santa Barbara - Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

North America

Duration

3h20

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-SBA1

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Sauvignon Blanc grapes on the Vineyard Hillside. Sauvignon Blanc grapes on the Vineyard Hillside.

SANTA BARBARA - Santa Ynez Wine Country

North America

Duration

4h

Price per person

From

Booking code

A-SBA2

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Included
A large bridge over a body of water with Golden Gate Bridge in the background A large bridge over a body of water with Golden Gate Bridge in the background

San Francisco - Walk to Lands End Viewpoint

North America

Duration

4 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-SFO1

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Golden Gate Bridge over a body of water Golden Gate Bridge over a body of water

San Francisco – Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge

North America

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From 112 €

Booking code

A-SFO1

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A group of people sitting at a table with wine glasses A group of people sitting at a table with wine glasses

San Francisco – Sonoma Wine Country

North America

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From 99 €

Booking code

A-SFO2

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A tree in a forest A tree in a forest

San Francisco – Muir Woods and Sausalito

North America

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From 87 €

Booking code

A-SFO3

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A large bridge over a body of water A large bridge over a body of water

San Francisco - San Francisco City Tour with Dim Sum Lunch

North America

Duration

5h30

Price per person

From 124 €

Booking code

A-SFO4

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Included
A tall building A tall building

Seattle - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Downtown

North America

Duration

1h30

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-SEA1

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A sign in front of a building A sign in front of a building

Seattle – Pike Place Market Walking & Tasting Tour

North America

Duration

Price per person

From 112 €

Booking code

A-SEA1

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A statue of a person A statue of a person

Seattle – Tillicum Excursion

North America

Duration

5h30

Price per person

From 149 €

Booking code

A-SEA2

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A boat is docked next to a body of water A boat is docked next to a body of water

Seattle – Grand City Tour

North America

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From 99 €

Booking code

A-SEA3

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

A boat is docked next to a body of water A boat is docked next to a body of water

San Diego: Pre-Programme (21/22)

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

449 €

Booking code

SANPRE

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A view of a city at night A view of a city at night

Vancouver: Post-Programme

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

529 €

Booking code

YVRPOSTA

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