Treasures of the Alaskan Coast (Northbound / Southbound)

  • CAD $8,640

  • 14 Days / 13 Nights

Highlights include a vast number of glaciers: Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America; Prince William Sound, a glacial paradise where the rugged coastline is carved by numerous fjords and inlets; and the fantastic College Fjord, home to five tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers, and a dozen smaller glaciers.

Itinerary

Journey starts in Vancouver. Guest have to possibility to start the adventure early with a pro-voyage program.

Enjoy the scenery of the coastal mountains and be on the lookout for the dolphins, porpoise, orcas and whales that frequent these protected inland waters.

 

Spend the day in this true frontier town with strong ties to Tlingit culture and home to one of the largest collections of standing totem poles.

Included activity: Alaskan Lumberjack show (1 hr)

Learn about Alaska’s rich logging history through displays of strength and agility, action, excitement and laughter! World champion lumberjacks compete in 12 athletic events utilizing axes, razor sharp saws and powerful chainsaws. Your cheers will turn to roars of excitement as axes fly, men fall from tall trees, and then run atop spinning logs floating in the water.

Thick evergreen rainforests, granite cliffs adorned with waterfalls, mountain rivers and coastal wetlands, with milky fog often filling the bays and coves.

One of the oldest island towns in Alaska. Numerous petroglyphs on the beach and moss-covered totem poles are remnants of the distant past of this area.

Included activity: An Alaskan’s Day (1 – 3 hrs)

Join us and learn what it means to be Alaskan. We drive to a city park with views of the water and surrounding islands, to learn how to cook (and taste) local seafood on a fire pit. Your hosts tell stories about Wrangell’s fishing industry, its history and what it’s like living here today. Local hosts include people from various backgrounds representing their unique perspective of culture, traditional occupations with local skills, and more. Occasional humpback whales, Orca, seals and more frolic in the channel and tidal creatures play in several tide pools ready to be explored along the beach.

Nicknamed “Little Norway”, rarely visited Petersburg is a thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage. Local residents even celebrate Norwegian holidays.

Included activity: Dock Walk of Petersburg (1 hr)

Meet your local guide who is either a commercial fisherperson or someone involved in the fishing industry for a walk through the harbors. During your time on the dock your guide will point out various types of fishing gear and how it is used to successfully harvest some of Alaska’s delicious seafood. Learn about what types of seafood is caught and the sustainability of the fisheries in the area. An underwater video camera will provide the opportunity to see under the dock in hopes of viewing sealife up close, you will be amazed to see what is living just underneath your feet! During your walk you may even hear a story or two from the fishermen preparing their boats.

Steeply walled fjords feature lush greenery and intricate icebergs. It is also home to mountain goats and harbor seals.

Home of the Tlingit people for centuries and known for its community of artists today.

Included activity: Fort Seward Town package (1 – 2 hrs)

Discover Fort Seward and the town of Haines at your leisure. Guides will be stationed at strategic points to present you with the history and culture. Wander with a map of the fort highlighting such interesting sites as the old barracks building, salmon smokehouse, Alaska Indian Arts, the old hospital building, Officers Row and the fire station.

Visit the home of the native Tlingit people with houses adorned with intricate carvings, totem poles telling stories of the clans, and colorful cafes, shops, and museum displays.

Included activity: Cannery Experience (1 hr)

Enjoy a nature walk through second-growth forest and a historical tour of the Hoonah Packing Company Cannery. Your guide tells you about the area’s fishing industry, local flora and fauna, and the native Tlingit culture. See a canning line in operation and take home your own can with a special treat inside.

At 76 miles long and almost 7 miles wide, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Framed by snowcapped mountains, it sits at the end of Disenchantment Bay.

Explore the less-visited College Fjord home to five tidewater glaciers, five larger valley glaciers, and a dozen smaller glaciers, all named after famous East Coast Colleges.

This glacial paradise with a rugged coastline carved by fjords and inlets. Good change of spotting whales.

Disembark ship in Seward and transfer guests to Anchorage.

Spend the night in Alaska’s largest city with time to experience this place with its unique combination of towering mountains and wildlife.

Dates & Prices

Start/EndNightsSailing ScheduleStarting From
Vancouver / Anchorage (Northbound)13May 31, 2020 / July 8, 2020CAD $9,330
Anchorage / Vancouver (Southbound)13June 11, 2020 / July 19, 2020CAD $8,640

*Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.

Ship Information

Masthead-MS-Roald-Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board, will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20%. The building of these two ships represents the largest single investment in the history of Hurtigruten.

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