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Alaska in depth

Explore the lesser visited areas of Alaska during this expedition cruise.

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Bears, gold and culture in lesser known Alaska

Alaska is huge! During this expedition cruise you will visit the lesser known parts of Alaska: indulge in the indigenous Tlingit culture in Wrangell, learn about the Russian influence on Alaska in Sitka and Kodiak, go look for the marvelous brown bears in Kodiak and Katmai National Park, feel like a fisherman in Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian Islands and go for gold in Nome. And don't forget to soak in the splendid nature!

  • During your expedition cruise you might visit the following places:

  • Misty Fjords and National Monument

    Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000 foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here.

  • Icy Strait

    Icy Strait separates Chichagof Island to the south and the Alaska mainland to the north. Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild. Nutrient-rich water flows out of Glacier Bay to the saltwater of Icy Strait. Organisms like zooplankton love feeding on these nutrients. The plankton is eaten by things like krill and small fish, which whales thrive on. Every summer, humpback whales come to Icy Strait in huge numbers to feed on the nutrient-rich waters before migrating south again in the winter.

  • Kodiak

    At 3,670 square miles, Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge takes up a large portion of the island and is home to 3,500 Kodiak brown bears, the largest brown bear subspecies in the world. The island’s verdant landscape and scenic coastline provides ideal opportunities for wildlife viewing and whale watching.
    The city of Kodiak is the largest town on Kodiak Island and the home of Alaska’s largest fishing fleet. From 1792 to 1799, the town was the capital of Russian America. Reminders of this residency can be found at the Russian Orthodox Church and the Kodiak History Museum, formerly a fur storehouse and one of Alaska’s oldest wooden structures.

  • Katmai National Park

    Katmai National park is the perfect representation of rugged Alaska! It is very rough and volcanic with black and red colors and many volcanos that continuously smoke. Besides the volcanic landscape, originating from a series of eruptions in 1912, the bears that are fishing in waterfalls or along the coastline are the main attraction of the park, that can only be reached by boat or plane.

  • Dutch Harbor / Unalaska

    Situated between the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Bering Sea to the north, Dutch Harbor (also called Unalaska) is rich in history, and for over 20 years has been the top commercial fishing port in the country. Dutch Harbor is the main delivery port for the crab fleet featured on the Discovery Channel’s reality show “The Deadliest Catch.” Dutch Harbor's earliest known inhabitants, the Unangan people have continuously occupied these islands for thousands of years. In the early 1820s the town was established as the first headquarters for the Russian-American Fur Company and cornerstone for the lucrative sea otter fur trade. In World War II the island was bombed by the Japanese in 1942.

  • Nome

    Nome was founded in 1898 when three Scandinavian-American gold hunters found gold in the area. Immediately there was a huge goldrush to Nome and some years later even a railroad to the town was built. In 1901 Nome became an independent mining town, which makes it Alaska's oldest town.
    In the winter of 1925, a diphtheria epidemic raged among Alaska Natives in the Nome area. Fierce territory-wide blizzard conditions prevented the delivery of a life-saving diphtheria antitoxin serum by airplane from Anchorage. A relay of dog sled teams was organized to deliver the serum. Since 1973, the famous Iditarod Dog Sled Race (1000 miles) follows the same route they took and ends in Nome. In the Bering Sea around Nome gold can be found due to the presence of a glacier, that unfortunately has melted yet.

Dates & Rates

  • MS Roald Amundsen Alaska in depth

    • 19th Jul - 5th Aug 2024
    • Embark: Vancouver
    • Disembark: Vancouver
    Prices per person from
    9,490 EUR

    Flight from Vancouver to Nome + embarkation in Nome

  • MS Fridtjof Nansen Alaska in depth

    • 1st Sep - 18th Sep 2024
    • Embark: Vancouver
    • Disembark: Vancouver
    Prices per person from
    8,490 EUR

    Flight from Vancouver to Nome + embarkation in Nome


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