Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Alaska and British Columbia

Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands | Southbound


Departure date
18 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Discover Alaska's wild nature and rich culture, exploring the remote Aleutian Islands and fascinating towns of the Inside Passage.

18-day expedition cruise from Vancouver to Alaska, taking in spectacular scenery, diverse cultures and neolithic history

Fascinating heritage 

Encounter Indigenous Tlingit and Aleut cultures, hunt for petroglyphs in Wrangell and follow in the footsteps of gold prospectors and explorers. Visit the picturesque ghost town of Unga and uncover ancient stories on mossy totem poles at Chief Shakes Tribal House. 

Wild Alaska 

Discover the pristine coastal wilderness in Misty Fjords National Monument and visit remote islands on this extraordinary expedition cruise. Look out for black and brown bears on Kodiak Island and in Katmai National Park, and scout for whales, fur seals and rare seabirds.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

No available cabins


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

A taste of Vancouver

Day 1

Your expedition begins

Day 2

Crossing the Bering Sea

Day 3

Wild St Matthew

Day 4

Aleut life in St Paul

Day 5

Learning and Leisure

Day 6

Discover Dutch Harbor

Day 7

The ghost town of Unga

Day 8

Remote bays of the Alaska Peninsula

Day 9


Day 10

Kodiak's brown bears

Day 11

Across the Gulf of Alaska

Day 12

The 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

Back to Vancouver

Day 18

What's included


  • Flight in economy class from Vancouver to Nome before the expedition cruise. Flight surcharge may apply. 


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


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

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • 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 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • 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  
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • 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 onboard wellness and spa area

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

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