North America Alaska Cruise

The Glaciers of Prince William Sound

Step aboard National Geographic Sea Lion for this compact, 6-day Prince William Sound glacier cruise. Travel beyond the reach of day boats, exploring the far reaches of College Fjord, Valdez and remote Esther Passage. Enjoy daily opportunities to be active with a naturalist guide: hike, kayak, cruise by Zodiac, stand-up paddleboard, walk forest paths and see eagles, bears, whales, sea lions and more. Plus, take in local maritime and cultural history with key museum visits.

Home to rugged islands, the second largest national forest in the U.S., and an astounding 150 glaciers, Prince William Sound offers a perfect balance of adventure and tranquility, as well as fascinating history and the charm of remote Alaska villages. On this Valdez, Alaska cruise, hike or join a whitewater rafting trip outside Valdez after strolling its streets and learning about its fascinating modern history. Travel in the wake of the 1899 Harriman Expedition through glacier-filled College Fjord, which one of its members described as “a great ice chest.” And explore the quintessential town of Cordova.

Aboard 62-guest National Geographic Sea Lion, guests are in the most excellent company. 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 glacial-ringed, active cruise experience.

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