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Alaska/British Columbia

Authentic Alaska: Seattle, Sitka & More by Expedition Ship

Program No. 24102RJ
Discover Alaska’s Inside Passage and incredible coastline during an expedition ship voyage that allows you to get up close to fjords, glaciers and much more.
Length
15 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
8,699
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE

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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside Ship Balcony
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jun 7, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 8,699
Ship Balcony 10,099
Special Offer

Enroll by April 12, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2023
Ship Outside 8,699
Ship Balcony 10,099
Special Offer

Enroll by May 03, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jul 26 - Aug 9, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Balcony 10,399
Special Offer

Enroll by June 14, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Balcony 10,399
Special Offer

Enroll by June 30, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2023
Ship Outside 8,699
Ship Balcony 10,099
Special Offer

Enroll by June 30, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside Ship Balcony
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jun 7, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 11,699
Ship Balcony 15,199
Special Offer

Enroll by April 12, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2023
Ship Outside 11,699
Ship Balcony 15,199
Special Offer

Enroll by May 03, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jul 26 - Aug 9, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 15,499
Special Offer

Enroll by June 14, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 15,499
Special Offer

Enroll by June 30, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2023
Ship Outside 11,699
Ship Balcony 15,199
Special Offer

Enroll by June 30, 2023 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

At a Glance

With more than 6,640 miles of coastline to explore, Alaska is truly America’s “Last Frontier.” Join us for the ultimate learning adventure in our 49th state as you board the M/V Ocean Victory to explore Alaska’s breathtaking waterways and landscapes by expedition ship. Begin your journey in Seattle then travel by coach to Vancouver where you’ll board the Ocean Victory. Sail through the Canadian Inside Passage before making your way to the fjords and national parks and monuments of Alaska. Along the way, meet naturalists, historians and native peoples who offer a look into the ecology and human history of the region. Learn about Tlingit and Norwegian heritage, explore glaciers and fjords and pay a visit to the Alaska Raptor Center to witness the rehabilitation of bald eagles.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to a few miles over varied terrain; getting in and out of Zodiacs, going up and down ramps.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Search for humpback whales and sea lions as you explore the fjords.
  • Get insight into the Tlingit Nation as you explore Petroglyph beach, the Wrangell museum and Chief Shakes’ Tribal House.
  • Join naturalists for an exploration off the coast of Baranof Island and learn about this beautiful home to brown bears.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Alaska's History: the People, Land and Events of the North Country
by Harry Ritter
This is a small, easily readable "digest" of Alaska's history. It is great for a quick overview and it is a good size for tucking into a suitcase or reading on a plane.
The Native People of Alaska
by Steve Langdon
This book explains how Alaska's diverse Native Americans survived for over 500 generations long before the arrival of European technology. Housing, clothing, food, social institutions, rituals, beliefs and tools are some of the topics that are included.
Alaska's Southeast: Touring the Inside Passage; 2nd Edition
by Sarah Eppenbach
Details on the region's geography, history, culture, and flora and fauna of Alaska's inside passage. Areas including Skagway, Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan.
Russians in Alaska: 1732-1867
by Lydia Black
The author presents a comprehensive history of Russia's presence in America from a socio-anthropological and ethnohistorical perspective.
Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land
by Water Borneman
This book tells the entire story of Alaska, from its early inhabitants to its current challenges.
Frigid Embrace: Politics, Economics, and Environment in Alaska
by Stephen Haycox
Frigid Embrace examines how the drive to extract natural resources has shaped Alaskan people's understanding of the environment and their relationships with local indigenous peoples.
Travels in Alaska
by John Muir
Take a trip to last century's Alaska through Muir's clean, easy-going, enthusiastic prose. He wrote the way he took pictures, with insight, attention, care and genuine feeling.
Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska; 1st Edition
by Amanda Coyne, Tony Hopfinger
In this dramatic political narrative, the author explains the relationship between oil companies and politics; from 1968, when the wildcatters first drilled for oil, to Sarah Palin's ascension to governor.
Alaska
by James Michener
In this fictional book, as the characters struggle to survive, the author guides us through Alaska's dangerous terrain and includes highlights of Alaska's history.





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