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Alaska & British Columbia | Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands | Southbound

An Audubon Voyage


Departure Dates
18 days

Cruise Overview

Alaska Cruise | Alaska and British Columbia—Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Southbound) 2025/2026

Experience Alaska's wild nature and rich culture as you cruise from Nome to Vancouver, exploring the remote Aleutian Islands and towns of the Inside Passage.  

Scout for bears in Katmai National Park and Kodiak Island, and look out for whales, seals, sea otters and rare birds like the red-legged kittiwake.  

Discover the untouched scenery, fascinating history and wild atmosphere of the remote, isolated islands of St. Paul and St. Matthew.

Wild Pacific coastal beauty 

Discover the pristine beauty of Alaska’s rugged coast, as well as Canada’s Inside Passage and the Aleutian Islands. In Misty Fjords National Monument and on remote islands you’ll visit where nature reigns free. As we go, keep an eye out for brown bears on Kodiak Island and in Katmai National Park, and scout for whales, fur seals, birds like bald eagles and rarities like the Kittlitz’s murrelet as we voyage north. 

 Discover a living history  

Meet people belonging to Indigenous Tlingit and Unangan cultures, hunt for petroglyphs in Wrangell, and follow in the footsteps of gold prospectors and explorers on your expedition cruise. You’ll visit the picturesque ghost town of Unga and uncover ancient stories on mossy totem poles at Chief Shakes Tribal House, and you’ll go home with a profound sense of knowing the culture, ecology and history of this beautiful region.

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Scenic Seattle

Day 1

Your Expedition Begins

Day 2

Crossing the Bering Sea

Day 3

Wild St. Matthew

Day 4

Unangan Life in St. Paul

Day 5

Learning and Leisure

Day 6

Discover Dutch Harbor

Day 7

The Ghost Town of Unga

Day 8

The Remote Bays of the Alaska Peninsula

Day 9

Brown Bears in Katmai

Day 10

Kodiak’s Brown Bears

Day 11

Across the Gulf of Alaska

Day 12

Glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 13

Blended Cultures of Sitka

Day 14

Wrangell's Petroglyphs

Day 15

Unspoiled Misty Fjords

Day 16

Canada’s Inside Passage

Day 17

A Taste of Vancouver

Day 18

What's included


  • Flight in economy class from Seattle to Nome before the expedition cruise.


  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Seattle before the expedition cruise
  • Transfer from the airport to the ship in Nome before the expedition cruise


  • Overnight in Seattle, including breakfast, before the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements 
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Additional overnight stay(s) may be required due to the timing of international flights  

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

  • Optional treatments in the on-board wellness and spa area

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

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