North America Alaska Cruise

A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

Explore some of the Pacific Northwest’s most wild and pristine regions on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska, and Vancouver, British Columbia. By special invitation, discover a nearly lost First Nations culture in the remote, moss-draped archipelago of Haida Gwaii. Sail the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia, rich with marine life, including whales and dolphins. Spend a full day among the towering glaciers and expansive wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Walk in silent old-growth forests, kayak in secluded coves, and search for foraging bears and soaring eagles in mist-shrouded fjords.

There are numerous highlights on this odyssey between British Columbia and Alaska. Spend 4 days in Haida Gwaii, a UNESCO World Heritage site, learning from Haida interpreters about their nearly lost ancient culture and exploring these remote islands. Sail deep into fjords, narrow channels and hidden coves and bays, searching for humpback whales, dolphins, bears and eagles. Kayak in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm for an up-close view of calving glaciers, towering forests, and seals afloat on iridescent icebergs. In wild, roadless places, see spectacular fjords with cascading waterfalls and soaring old-growth forests of spruce and cedar. Explore the picturesque fishing village of Petersburg, and by special permit, spend a full day exploring Glacier Bay National Park.

Travel aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion sister ships. Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader and five veteran naturalists, including a National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist. The expedition staff’s knowledge and passion for Alaska is the key to this once-in-a-lifetime, active cruise experience.

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