Highlights of the Pacific
8 days with Hurtigruten Rating:
Day 1 San Diego: America’s Finest City
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-program to explore more of what this city and its surroundings offer before embarking on MS Roald Amundsen.
Day 2 Avalon, Santa Catalina Island: Southern California's Island Escape
The charming city of Avalon is set in a tranquil bay on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. Observe diverse sealife from 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: The American Riviera
Situated where the vineyards of the Santa Ynez mountains meet the sea, Santa Barbara is known for its beaches, whale-watching, and a proud display of California’s Spanish roots. Visit the Old Mission and its beautiful rose garden, enjoy a meal at Stearns Wharf, or venture outside the city on one of the area’s many hiking trails.
Day 4 San Francisco: City by the Bay
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.
Day 5-6 At Sea: North Along the Pacific Coast
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 sea 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.
Day 7 Seattle: The Emerald City
Discover Seattle´s diverse highlights at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions. Visit Pike Place Market, the iconic Space Needle, and an eclectic 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.
Day 8 Vancouver: Welcome to Canada!
From the boutiques on Main Street to the coffee shops of Commercial Drive, the steam clock in Gastown to the heritage-house beachfronts of Kitsilano, you’ll quickly find out why this coastal metropolis is consistently voted one of the worlds´s most liveable cities. Extend your stay and book a Post-program to the nearby mountain resort of Whistler.
All This Included
Join us on this voyage to the highlights of America’s west coast. Visit charming Santa Catalina Island and enjoy late spring in legendary cities like Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Seattle. Take in rugged natural beauty and see iconic landmarks as we explore the coasts of California, and Washington.
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Roald Amundsen
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