Alaska, Experience Nature Up Close – You’ll see Alaskan brown bears in their natural habitat…spawning salmon so numerous you won’t be able to see the bottom of the river…icebergs the size of houses, all in total comfort and safety.
We are offer several Alaska programs which are great by themselves, and may be combined for a more thorough experience. You may choose to cruise aboard a choice of luxury yacht, one of several beautifully restored historic wooden ships, small coastal cruise ships, or larger ocean-going expedition ships. Discover Alaska and the Arctic, from the popular cruises of Alaska’s Inside Passage to places seldom visited in the Bering Sea, Russian Far East, Far North.
All cruises may be combined with an Alaska wilderness lodge program for a more complete experience. Consider great wilderness lodge programs deep inside Denali National Park at North Face Lodge or Camp Denali, and at the Kenai River Lodge, and the Kenai Fjords National Park. All are designed for up close, casual and personal experiences.
We can also customize programs to suit your particular interests, time and budget.
IN THE WAKE OF PIONEERS
Nome, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada
Sept. 18-Oct.02, 2018
Sept. 15-29, 2019
Visit remote territory still unknown and wild, landscape from wide spaces to gigantic glaciers, steep mountains, infinite tundra and glittering lakes – Alaska invites you to follow the steps of trappers and gold miners. During your trip, discover the unique wildlife at some of the sites that have marked the history of Alaska.
FIRE AND ICE IN THE ARCTIC
Nome to Seward – Wrangel Island, Siberia and the Bering Sea
September 10-26, 2018
Cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait, visit Wrangel Island in the Chukchi Sea and discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes, indigenous people and tundra.
THE WILDERNESS OF KAMCHATKA PENINSULA
Petropavlovsk, Russia to Nome, Alaska
July 14-25, 2018
Remote and rarely visited destinations offer sensational wildlife spotting opportunities with countless birds nesting in the area.
EAST SIBERIAN SEA ARCTIC EXPEDITION
Nome to the Arctic Ocean
July 25-August 13, 2018
The beauty of a pod of whales and splendor of the majestic Polar Bear plunging for prey are never to be forgotten. The widest of all the Arctic Ocean shelf seas, the East Siberian Sea is a rare chance to witness nature in all her raw glory.
ISLANDS OF THE BERING SEA & ALASKAN PENINSULA
Nome to Seward, Alaska
August 13-25, 2018
Get as close to your Alaskan experience as possible. Leaving the Russian Far East, travel to Alaska as never before, observing seals, sealions and sensational land and seascapes along the way. Enjoy the legendary ornithology at Cape Kuyveveen and in the Pribiloffs and Aleutians, relax in the hot springs of Proliv Senyavina, and observe astonishing geology formed by aeonian stratas of time.
SPLENDORS OF ALASKA
Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada
August 25-September 06, 2018
From searching for the tiny hummingbird to the mighty Bald Eagle, a wide and varied program is promised. Expert lecturers take you on thrilling excursions to show you the remarkable wildlife, indigenous cultures and magnificent landscapes of these remote lands. As mighty glaciers rise up from the frigid waters and Orcas breach for your camera, experience an Alaskan adventure as never before.
SMALL SHIP CRUISES
Exploring Muirs’ Alaska
Round-trip Juneau to Glacier Bay, and more – all wilderness cruise – aboard 84-86 guest U.S. flagged small ships. 8-Days/7-Nights.
Glaciers and Whales
Juneau to Sitka – visit the native community of Kake, search for whales, bear, and other wildlife. Small U.S. Flagged ships. 8-Days/7-Nights.
Denali National Park –
Camp Denali, North Face Lodge
Really experience the wonders of Denali National Park by staying at the only lodges with direct views of “The Great One”, Denali. Unlike 99% of the visitors to the park, you will travel the entire length of the park road, 95 miles, to a ridge overlooking photogenic Wonder Lake. Camp Denali is the original eco-lodge built in 1952, and, along with North Face Lodge, are owned by a family committed to preservation and education.
Departures: Mondays – Four night program;
Fridays – Three night program
Kenai Peninsula and Kenai Fjords National Park –
Kenai Riverside Lodge, Kenai Backcountry Lodge, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge