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Alaska

Wilderness, Glaciers and Cultures of Alaska

  • Expedition dates

    31 May and 24 June 2022

  • Starts From

    Anchorage, Alaska

    Ends At

    Vancouver, Canada

  • Activities and Attractions

    Fjords, Glaciers, National Parks, Rainforests, Fishing Village, Kayaking, RIB Safari, Hiking, Whales, Otters, Bears, Sea Eagle, Moose, Elks, Native Cultures

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 19,330

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

This expedition gives you every opportunity to explore the true Alaska - a land of glaciers, rainforests, waterfalls, ever changing scenery and rich wildlife. Expect native culture and spectacular scenery, with fishing villages and bit of history. As we journey from Anchorage towards Vancouver, historic towns and wild landscapes await us in the Last Frontier.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Anchorage, Alaska

Take your time to explore the largest town of Alaska before an overnight

Day 2

Anchorage to Seaward, Alaska

Transfer to Seaward for embarking your expedition ship, with a brief stop at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Day 3

College Fjord

As we sail through this less visited fjord, look out for the many variety of glaciers

Day 4

Icy Bay

Watch the prominent tidal glaciers as we aim to explore Guyot glacier depending on conditions

Day 5

William Henry Bay

Today we make it to the heart of Inside passage, with chances to sight brown bears, dense forest and hopefully whales

Day 6

Haines, Alaska

Explore this famed community's hidden surprises, home to Chilkat Tlingit people

Day 7

Tracy Arm Fjord / Endicott Arm, Alaska

See typical Alaska - lush green fjords surrounded with icebergs at the end. We hopefully explore via small boats and kayaks

Day 8

Sitka, Alaska

Surrounded with spectacular scenery, roam around the town to see a dormant volcano, totem poles or visit to raptor centre

Day 9

Petersburg, Alaska

Take a walk around the dock of this rarely visited fishing village featuring breathtaking scenery

Day 10

Wrangell, Alaska

Explore the "Soul of Alaska" as we learn from the community what it means to be an Alaskan

Day 11

Misty Fjords National Monument

We hope to launch our small boats and kayaks to see unspoiled wilderness of the area

Day 12

British Columbia Inside Passage

Look out for dolphins, orcas, porpoises, fjords, mountains with luscious forests as we cruise through this channel

Day 13

Alert Bay

Visit Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations community considered the keepers of Inside passage as we dock whole day

Day 14

Vancouver

Our voyage ends at this vibrant city with many great memories
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With special COVID Safety Measures In place

Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.

Abundant Glaciers

Sight tidewater glaciers, large valley glaciers and dozen smaller ones, as we sail the Ivy League, Icy Bay, Tracy Arm or Edicott Arm. Get as close as safely possible to these natural wonders over small boats or kayaks

Unspoiled Wilderness

Explore old-growth forest of William Henry Bay; the picturesque Haine in a deepwater fjord; evergreen trees, deep fjords, majestic snow-capped peaks, waterfalls of the Misty Fjords National Monument

Varied Cultures

Learn about traditions of Chilkat Tilingit people, blended culture of Sitka influenced by Tilingit, Russian & American, Kwakwaka’wakw people of Canadian Inside Passage. Discover totem poles at bays, forests & ancient sites

Enjoy a Scenic drive

Before beginning to sail, transfer from Anchorage to Seaward by road, through some spectacular backcountry scenery that this region is known for. Stop by Wildlife Conservation Centre for some insights

Landings

As we visit towns, fishing villages, fjords, bays, harbours, when and wherever possible we will try to get offshore and explore the places by foot, on small boat cruises or kayak. Expect glacier spotting, forest hikes etc

Town Visits

Visit gold rush towns like Nome and Wrangell, Russia’s Alaska capital Sitka, Haines, Petersbourg, all boasting rich history. Go on walks with local guides to explore the town, meet the people, and observe its history

Go for Hikes

Join the Expedition team onboard on guided hikes to viewpoints and various points of interests at places we visit. Example to Point Adolphus, an area famous for attracting humpback whales.

Kayak

Get close to the majestic nature of Alaska. Paddle ocean passages, iceberg lagoons or the calm waters of Alaska’s coastal areas with an experienced guide, offered when and where possible during the sailing

Photo Programme

Join the included programme for photographers of any ability, giving you tips that will help you better capture the spectacular photo opportunities in Alaska. You may also have a chance to join a more intensive one to two-hour Photo Adventures session.

Denali National Park

Pre - Programme

For those who arrive early can join this exclusive pre tour. Be treated to panoramic views as we approach and arrive in Denali, travel deep into the park to explore surrounding wilderness with an overnight

Bears

Welcome to the bear country! It will not be uncommon to sight brown bears in the coastal areas, and grizzlies in the inlands. Keep your eyes open for the black, spot more frequently than the browns

Whales and Porpoises

Containing 9 different species, the most likely you'll see are Orca & humpback whales. Keep your eyes peeled to possibly spot Dall Porpoises in Misty Fjord National Park, & others while sailing British Columbia Passage

Otters, Seals

and many other marine life

River Otters, sea otters,Stellar sea lions, Harbour seals at Endicott Arm, one of the largest breeding grounds, where they can often be seen lazing on the floating ice, as if posing for photographs

Bald Eagles

and many other birds

Boasting over 500 birds, including 4 different types of eagles expect to sight geese, ducks, gulls, puffins, pigeons, doves, puffins, hummingbirds, albatrosses, pelicans, falcons, and the mighty bald eagles

Various Land Mammals

From Moose, Caribou, Horned Dal Sheep, Bison, Elks, Musk Oxen, Black-tailed Deer, Wolves, to mountain goats, the chance and variety are endless

MS Roald Amundsen

This world's 1st hybrid powered passenger ship was launched in 2019, named after first man to reach the South Pole, and shows the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible

Science Center

Join Expedition Team here for lectures, photography workshops, & Citizen Science Projects. The area also features scientific & educational equipment, such as microscopes & interactive maps, to dive into details of regions

Observation Lounge and Deck

On 2 levels, both indoor/outdoor, it's an ideal place to scan the scenery & watch wildlife with your binoculars. The indoor serves as a lounge, to gather for activities, chit chats or simple relaxation in warmth while watching outside

Cabins

Each cabin is outside facing with large windows. 50% have private balconies, and aft suites features private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views

Rewind and Relax

At the spa, sauna, infinity pool, jacuzzi, or warm up at the jogging track out on the deck and the indoor gym

What's Included

  • Expedition in cabin grade of your choice
  • One night stay in Anchorage, Alaska before the voyage
  • Transfer from hotel to ship in Seaward
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition team
  • Complimentary Wind and Water resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • Engaging onboard activities and included off shore activities
  • All meals with beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner, early riser and afternoon treats)

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Optional activities with expedition team (like kayaking)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Optional Gratuities

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • The above itineraries are only indicative, and weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safety experience at all times will be the priority
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking