22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights

Including return flights, airfare from Nome to Vancouver, 16 night cruise aboard MS Roald Amundsen led by expert Expedition Team, all meals on the cruise, range of shore excursions and on-board activities, and more

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  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
  • 22 day Alaska and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise with flights
 

Highlights

 

Venture to the far-flung landscape of glaciers, untouched isles and frontier towns on a 22 day Alaska Inside Passage and Aleutian Islands expedition cruise.

Your home base for this extraordinary journey is the MS Roald Amundsen. Launching in 2019, the MS Roald Amundsen is unlike traditional expedition vessels; not only is it leading the way in sustainable travel (powered by electrical propulsion) but it also delivers an incredible on-board experience. Passengers can attend insightful lectures and presentations delivered by the expert Expedition Team and make use of the ship’s world-class facilities such as a wellness centre, swimming pool and three restaurants

You have some time in Vancouver for independent exploration and sightseeing before embarking on the expedition cruise. Unpack in your cabin or suite and settle into sailing life as the MS Roald Amundsen begins the journey through Canada’s Inside Passage. Weave through the waters surrounding British Columbia – looking out for some of the extraordinary local wildlife along the way – and make the expedition’s first port in Ketchikan. It is then onto Sitka and Icy Strait Point. Learn about indigenous Tlingit culture, see collections of totem poles and take in local architecture at all three ports. 

One of the standout sites of the cruise is sure to be Hubbard Glacier. No photos can do this epic landscape justice; it must be seen to be believed. The itinerary sees the ship move around the Gulf of Alaska and to the Alaska Panhandle before arriving in Kodiak and then Kinak Bay. There is a shore excursion through Katmai National Park and Preserve to discover the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes where you may come across a brown bear feeding along the river. Other stops that follow include Unga Village, an abandoned settlement; Dutch Harbour, a prominent location in Deadliest Catch TV series; St. Paul and St. Matthew Islands; and finally, Nome in Alaska. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Vancouver

Depart on your Canada-bound flight and land in Vancouver. Make your own way to the hotel upon arrival.

Please note that some flights may depart one day earlier.

Day 2: Vancouver (B)

You have today as free time to explore Vancouver at your own pace.

Day 3: Vancouver – Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise (B, D) cruise-icon

Head to the Vancouver cruise terminal at the appropriate time and get ready to embark on your spectacular cruise expedition of the Alaska Inside Passage and Aleutian Islands.

Day 4: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The MS Roald Amundsen sets out on the voyage north to Alaska, first navigating the channels and straits of Canada’s Inside Passage. The entirety of today is spent at sea so passengers should take this opportunity to discover the ship’s first-class facilities, attend a lecture by the Expedition Team, mingle with fellow travellers, or gaze across the landscape and look out for dolphins, porpoise and whales.

Day 5: Ketchikan (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise makes its first port in Ketchikan, a waterfront city known as the salmon capital of the world. Ketchikan is a true frontier town and has a rich Tlingit heritage. Discover the colourful Gold Rush-era houses that line the riverbank or learn more about local culture by visiting the standing totem poles.

Day 6: Sitka (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Today’s itinerary sees you step foot off the MS Roald Amundsen and into Sitka. This was once the capital of Russian Alaska. Admire the surrounding snow-capped mountains – and see if you can pinpoint the neighbouring volcano – and see the city’s Russian cathedral and grouping of historical buildings that stand next to a forest dotted with totem poles.

Day 7: Icy Strait Point (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Stop at Icy Strait Point today and get a glimpse into the ways of local life. Take in houses adorned with intricate carvings, see totem poles documenting indigenous folklore, and wander through the cafes, shops, and museum displays.

Day 8: Hubbard Glacier (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Get a front-row perch for marvelling at Hubbard Glacier today. The waterway ushering passengers to the glacier was named Disenchantment Bay after an 18th-century Spanish naval officer was disappointed to learn it was not the Northwest Passage. Appreciate the mammoth size of the glacier and keep eyes peeled for any icebergs that calve.

Day 9: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The ship cruises through the Gulf of Alaska today. Join one of the on-board lectures, relax in the Panorama Lounge, or chat with fellow passengers as you spend the day at sea.

Day 10: Kodiak (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Visit Kodiak today. Your time here starts with a walk to Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park; an excursion that combines a local history lesson with excellent wildlife-watching opportunities. Be sure to pause for a minute or two at the crest of Miller Point and scan the water for whales.

Day 11: Kinak Bay (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Roam the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in Katmai National Park and Preserve and commit the beauty of this dramatic volcanic landscape to your camera roll. You might be lucky enough to spy brown bears foraging for clams along the shore or having their lunch of wild berries and river fish.

Day 12: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Move through the Alaska Peninsula today with a day at sea. Perhaps use this time to book in a treatment at the on-board wellness centre, sit down to lunch at one of the three restaurants, or unwind in your cabin. The Expedition Team will also present the brief for the coming days.

Day 13: Unga Village (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Feel chills as you wander Unga Village and learn about its reputation as a ghost town. It was originally settled by the Aleuts in 1833 but was abandoned when the community moved to Sand Point in 1969. The only evidence of life here is the remnants of wooden buildings.

Day 14: Dutch Harbour (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The ship sails towards Dutch Harbour. Enroute you will see the peak of Makushin, a volcano that rises almost 6000-feet high. Followers of the TV show The Deadliest Catch may be able to pinpoint locations filmed in the gritty reality series. Take a walk through the town centre, swing past the Museum of the Aleutians, or duck into the local Russian Orthodox Church.

Day 15: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The MS Roald Amundsen continues its voyage north through the Bering Sea, journeying from the Aleutian Islands and towards St. Paul. Attend a briefing led by the Expedition Team to learn about your next destination.

Day 16: St. Paul (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Avid bird-watchers will love St. Paul. Some of the species you might come across include horned and tufted puffins, along with rare red-legged kittiwake. The island also has a thriving seal colony; about half of the world’s northern fur seal population live in the waters around the island. The island’s current human residents are descendants of Aleut slaves who were moved to the isle by Russian fur traders in the 1780s.

Day 17: St. Matthew Island (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Step foot on St. Matthew Island today. Here you can walk along the black-sand and gravelly beaches and enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with being the only humans on the island. This isle has been a nature reserve since 1909 and is home to colonies of nesting seabirds, plus the Arctic fox and the native St. Matthew Island vole.

Day 18: Bering Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Today marks your final day at sea – be sure to make the most of it! Take one last walk around deck, utilise the ship’s excellent facilities, or simply soak in those views.

Day 19: Nome – Vancouver (B)

Disembark the MS Roald Amundsen in Nome, Alaska. Gold was found near the city, in Anvil Creek, in 1898 and this discovery quickly saw 10, 000 fortune-seekers flood into Nome in less than a year. It is apt that this colourful Gold Rush city marks the final point of the spectacular cruise experience. After disembarking, take the transfer to the airport and catch a one-way flight to Vancouver for an overnight stay.

Day 20: Vancouver – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

Enjoy the time you have in Vancouver to explore this cosmopolitan Canadian city before making your own way to the airport at the appropriate time and catching your return flight to Australia.

Day 21: In Flight

Day 22: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Air Canada flights, including 23 kilograms of checked luggage
  • One-way flight from Nome to Vancouver
  • 16 nights on a Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise, aboard the MS Roald Amundsen, including all meals while on-board, with early-riser and afternoon treats and all-day coffee and tea
  • 3 nights’ twin share accommodation in Vancouver, including porterage
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers in Nome 
  • On-shore exploration with the Expedition Team, plus a series of included activities while aboard and a range of in-depth lectures covering science, history, biology and geology
  • Wind- and water-resistant jackets, plus loan of boots, trekking poles and equipment needed for included and optional activities
  • English-speaking Expedition Team
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell events on-board the cruise
  • Port presentations offering detailed destination insight

 

Highlights:

  • Explore Vancouver before boarding the MS Roald Amundsen, a cutting-edge expedition ship that is environmentally-conscious 
  • Weave through the channels and straits of Canada’s Inside Passage, and scan the pristine waters for graceful dolphins, porpoise and whales
  • Visit Ketchikan and sail into Sitka to learn about its Russian heritage
  • Take in Icy Strait Point, and have a camera at the ready to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of Hubbard Glacier and Disenchantment Bay
  • Look out for brown bears on a visit to Katmai National Park and Preserve
  • Sail into Dutch Harbour and stroll around the town centre, enjoy shore excursions to St. Paul and St. Matthew Islands, and disembark in Nome to discover its Gold Rush history  
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book: 

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $3,500 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Transfers to and from Vancouver airport
  • Tipping
  • Porterage
  • Shore Excursions 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Luggage handling 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

Polar Outside Cabin – $12,999 per person in addition to the twin share price

Arctic Superior Cabin– $15,999 per person in addition to the twin share price
Expedition Suite Cabin– $18,999 per person in addition to the twin share price

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Triple Share: Not available

Group size: From 2 people, please note this is an independent tour, and as such, you will enjoy the company of fellow cruise passengers while sailing. There is a maximum number of 500 people aboard the cruise.

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 7 years.

Tour Only: Unfortunately, tour only option (tour without the international flights) is not available for this deal.

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Vancouver – Sheraton Wall Centre or similar 

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit a request when filling out your booking form.

Bedding configuration: 1 x double bed or 2 single beds

Room capacity: 2 people 

Expedition cruise:  MS Roald Amundsen – the state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. The future of shipping will be silent and emission free. MS Roald Amundsen will lead the way towards an even more sustainable way of travelling. Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. 

  • Year built: 2019
  • Shipyard: Kleven Yards
  • Passenger capacity: 530
  • Gross tonnage: 20 889 T
  • Length: 140
  • Speed: 15 knots

Onboard activities: 

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event  

Cabin Types:

RR Polar Outside Cabins – primarily located on the middle decks, most 20 square meters, some with a sofabed and TV. Bedding Configuration – 1 x double bed. Twin beds on request only and cannot be guaranteed.

XT Arctic Superior Cabins – comfortable and roomy accommodation, most with balconies, sofabeds, TV, tea and coffee making facilities.  Bedding Configuration – 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

ME Expedition Suite Cabins – large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies, sofa, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Bedding Configuration – 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Tipping:

Towards the end of your tour:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

The group leader: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $6 per person per day

The driver & assistant:  Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $4 per person per day

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. Your guide will hand around two envelopes towards the end of the tour (1 Tour Guide and 1 Driver envelope) to make the process as easy as possible.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and some of the optional tours purchased. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

30 July 2020

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline:

  • Return economy airfare with Air Canada and codeshare partners (Qantas Airlines, United Airways or similar full service carrier if unavailable)
  • Adelaide customers – A $300 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Perth customers – A $500 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Book Now’ or by clicking here
  • Flights include one piece of checked in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Air Canada flights, including 23kg checked luggage 
  • One-way flight from Nome to Vancouver
  • 16 nights on a Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise, aboard the MS Roald Amundsen
  • 3 nights’ twin share accommodation in Vancouver
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals while on-board the MS Roald Amundsen 
  • Airport transfers in Nome 
  • On-shore exploration with the Expedition Team, plus in-depth lectures covering science, history, biology and geology
  • English-speaking Expedition Team
  • Free WiFi on-board the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell events on-board the cruise

 

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