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Alaska Cruises

Explore the rugged coastline of Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and the Inside Passage.

Alaska Expedition Cruises

Cruise to Alaska and you’ll experience the thrill of visiting an epic wilderness, from stunning scenery and rich culture to iconic wildlife. With vast forests and towering mountain ranges, Alaska a place of breathtaking beauty. On our Alaska cruises, keep an eye out for eagles and bears while exploring the varied landscape on foot or in a kayak, and experience the country’s unique culture as you explore Gold Rush era towns.

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  • Explore Alaska on our small, well-equipped, hybrid expedition ships, where safety and sustainability come first. Sail in style and comfort so you’re relaxed, rested, and ready for adventure.

Exploring Alaska

  • Flexibility is crucial when exploring Alaska, as conditions can be unpredictable. We aim to provide a mixture of landings, optional and included excursions, and activities both onshore and onboard.

  • For those who want more of an active exploration, you can take to the water in our sea kayaks and paddle through ocean passages, and iceberg lagoons. 

  • Land from a small boat to connect intimately with the places you visit. Enjoy hiking through the landscape or kayaking in the fjords, while town tours and UNESCO World Heritage sites will teach you about the history and culture of the Alaskan people.

Americas "Wild Frontier"

  • America's wild frontier provides vast and varied ecosystems that offer a stunning array of wildlife. Home to some of North America's iconic residents as you sail along the coast keep a watch for grizzly bears, bald eagles, moose, and Dall sheep in their natural habitats.

  • The coastal regions and fjords are also rich with marine life, including orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and seals. The experience of observing these majestic creatures in the wild, against the backdrop of Alaska's pristine landscapes, is unparalleled.

  • Not to be outdone, the scenery is untamed and breathtaking. The rugged landscapes and pristine fjords, glaciers, and coastal rainforests, provide a rare glimpse into the raw true beauty of nature.

Untouched wildlife

Look for moose and caribou wandering the forests and brown bears fishing for salmon in the rivers. The waters of Alaska are teeming with life too – you might see whales, porpoises, dolphins, or even large colonies of sea lions.

The Misty Fjords of Alaska. Credit: Oscar Farrera.

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Expedition encounters

Explore the stunning scenery and remarkable wildlife aboard expedition boats, guided by our expert Expedition Team.

Activities in Alaska

Keep active in Alaska by enjoying a hike or kayaking in the fjords. Immersed in nature, scout for magnificent creatures like bears, sea otters, whales and eagles. Our Expedition Team hosts lectures and leads the way, as you land in small boats at untouched beauty spots. Visiting remote communities and historic towns, you’ll learn about the fascinating history and wildlife of Alaska.

Bears of Anan

Get front-row seats to Wrangell’s salmon run, and watch bears and eagles feast on the returning fish.

Bunker Hill Hike

See remnants of WWII fortifications and breathtaking panoramas on this moderate guided hike up Bunker Hill.

Mt. Riley Hike

This excursion takes you to the highest point on the Haines Peninsula on a tough but rewarding hike.

* Please note that these are optional activities; an additional cost may apply.

Rich history

Towering totem poles and onion-domed Russian churches reflect the fascinating history of a people who are proud of their collective heritage and more than willing to share it with you.

Alaska wildlife

Alaska is the ultimate place for adventure. Off the beaten track, the breathtaking medley of dramatic fjords, icebergs, glaciers and deep forests is where you’ll discover wildlife thriving in untouched splendour. Be prepared for an epic Alaska expedition cruise to a remote realm with fauna in abundance – a haven for birds, fish, bears, whales, caribou, moose, deer, wolves and many other species.

Bear Country

Alaska really is bear country, with all species of North American bears flourishing here. Grizzly, brown, and black bears abound, while polar bears roam the colder northern latitudes.

Alaska Expedition Team

Your Expedition Team are Alaska experts with many years of experience. They’ll join you on shore landings, hikes, kayaking and boat trips, sharing their knowledge of ecology, natural history, and explaining conservation efforts as you explore. With only around 11 guests per expedition guide, you’ll enjoy a more tailored Alaska expedition.

Expedition Ships to Alaska

You’ll travel aboard MS Roald Amundsen, a state-of-the-art vessel built in 2019. Its new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology reduces fuel consumption and shows the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. The stylish interior features natural materials and all the modern facilities of a top-quality ship, including a wellness centre and three excellent restaurants to choose from. On deck, an infinity pool and hot tubs give you options for rest and relaxation as you scan the horizon for wildlife.

A true adventure

It wouldn’t be a true adventure if it was completely predictable. The Captain and Expedition Team will continuously assess the weather and ice conditions to select safe landings. What’s more, we’ll go where the conditions are best and there’s most to see – a real expedition experience.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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