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Treasures of the Alaskan Coast (Northbound, Itinerary 1)

14 days with Hurtigruten   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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Day 1: Vancouver
Vibrant Vancouver's waterfront parks, nearby mountains with summer hiking trails and winter skiing, multitude of cafes, shops, galleries, museums, and diversity of cultural neighborhoods make this a great starting point. We recommend adding one of our optional pre-cruise Land Adventures to explore Vancouver.
 
Day 2: At sea
We sail north to Alaska, passing through the narrow weaving channels and straits of Canada’s Inside Passage. Be on the lookout for the dolphins, porpoises, orcas and whales that frequent these protected inland waters. Join our expedition team for fascinating lectures, spend time relaxing onboard or meeting your fellow travelers.
 
Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is known as the “Salmon capital of the world.” A true frontier town, it is surrounded by towering mountains and features colorful gold rush era houses along the river banks. The town also has strong ties to Tlingit culture and one of the largest collections of standing totem poles.
 
Day 4: Misty Fjords National Monument
Misty Fjords National Monument is a realm of thick evergreen rainforests, granite cliffs adorned by cascading waterfalls, mountain rivers and coastal wetlands, with milky fog often filling the bays and coves. Quiet and tranquil, this magical place will show you the serenity of the Alaskan soul.
 
Day 5: Wrangell
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. Outside the main cruise ship routes, Wrangell remains a simple fishing town.
 
Day 6: Petersburg
Nicknamed “Little Norway,” rarely-visited Petersburg is a thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage, breathtaking scenery, and abundant marine life. Proud of their Scandinavian roots, local residents even celebrate Norwegian holidays, and the heart of the community is the “Sons of Norway Hall.”
 
Day 7: Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm fjords
True gems of Southeast Alaska, Tracy and Endicott Arm Fjords feature lush greenery and steep valleys as well as intricately shaped icebergs bobbing 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 harbor seals.
 
Day 8: Haines
Framed by mountains, Haines was home to the Chilkat Tlingit people for centuries, before Europeans arrived in the late 1800s, 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.
 
Day 9: Icy Strait Point
Land of the Tlingit people, Icy Strait Point offers a glimpse into the life of a 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.
 
Day 10: Gulf of Alaska / Hubbard Glacier
At 76 miles long and almost 7 miles wide, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Framed by an 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!
 
Day 11: College Fjord / Prince William Sound
A true expedition day and 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 many smaller glaciers, all named after famous East Coast colleges.
 
Day 12: Prince William Sound
Rarely-visited Prince William Sound is framed by the impressive Chugach Mountains. This is a glacial paradise where rugged coastline is carved by fjords and inlets, many with tidewater glaciers sending icebergs towards forest-covered islands in the Sound. With summer visits by the whales, the area is simply magical!
 
Day 13: Seward / Anchorage
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, nearby glaciers and a beautiful coastal setting. After disembarkation we transfer you through amazing scenery to Anchorage for an overnight stay.
 
Day 14: Anchorage
We recommend extending your stay in this intriguing frontier city before flying home.
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All This Included
This cruise takes you to the most scenic fjords and glaciers in Alaska. Experience Misty Fjords, with its endless waterfalls, and Tracy Arm Fjord, with the bluest glaciers imaginable. Explore the northernmost rainforest in the world and spot wildlife. Visit Alaska’s famous Hubbard Glacier and explore beautiful Prince William Sound.
  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the 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 program 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 in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail through  
  • 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 program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to 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 (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship 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, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track 
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected  
Highlights
  • Discover Southeast Alaska, Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound on one cruise
  • Enjoy two full days in Prince William Sound
  • See many of Alaska’s most famous glaciers
  • Scout for wildlife from whales, seals and sea birds, to bears and otters 
Accommodations
Cruising: Category onboard MS Roald Amundsen
Anchorage: To be determined 
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Not Included: International flights, travel Insurance, luggage handling, optional excursions and gratuities.
  • All planned landings are subject to weather conditions.
  • All itineraries are subject to change.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.