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Expedition Alaska (Inside Passage) - call of the wild

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Welcome to an adventure, the description of which had even Jack London at a loss for words. Let the untouched habitat of bears, whales and bald eagles speak for itself. A route, in which the HANSEATIC and the Zodiacs can showcase your aptitude for expedition perfectly.

from Vancouver to Vancouver

Cruise dates:from 26.06.2014 to 14.07.2014 (19 days)
Cruise number: HAN1411

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.


Thu, 26.06.2014

Scheduled flight Germany – Vancouver
overnight stay with breakfast

Fri, 27.06.2014

Charter flight to Nome/Alaska/USA, departure 19.00 hrs

Sat, 28.06.2014

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 29.06.2014

St Paul/Pribilof Islands

Where the wonder of creation is in the air
The true feeling of being on an expedition rises when you explore the animal kingdom of remote islands on exciting Zodiac rides and landings. You will view a colony of fur seals on the coast of the Pribilof Island St Paul while above these secluded waters black-legged kittiwakes and guillemots hover in a seemingly endless sky.

Mon, 30.06.2014
- Tue, 01.07.2014

Dutch Harbor/Unalaska Island/Aleutian Islands, Unga Island

On Unalaska, the main island of the Aleutians, you will see, for the first time perhaps, the impressive bald eagles and make a detour into the history of Alaska in Dutch Harbor, where you can visit the oldest Russian Orthodox church in North America. Discover traces of human settlement on Unga Island in a deserted fishing village. On a walk with the experts, experience how nature is gradually taking over this little piece of the earth.

Wed, 02.07.2014

Amalik and Kukak Bay

Alaska’s beauty in the wild

On the HANSEATIC, you can get really close to the wonders of Alaska – for instance, in Amalik Bay and the spectacular Kukak Bay, where mighty brown bears are in search of food. From the Zodiac, with a little luck, you will be able to see these imposing animals in the wild. To make it possible for you to experience nature close up, the HANSEATIC cruises frequently through this impressive world of fjords.

Thu, 03.07.2014

Cruising by the Chenega Glacier

From the deck, you will be witness to breathtaking panoramas, including Chenega Glacier, where seals splash about. Weather permitting, you can get as close as possible to the glacier by Zodiac.

Fri, 04.07.2014


The city of Seward marks the start of the historic railway line of Alaska’s railroad. From here, you can take a boat trip to the Kenai Fjords National Park*. Enjoy the imposing view of the tidal glaciers and, with a little luck, encounter humpback whales, killer whales, sea lions or sea otters. Or take a kayak tour in Resurrection Bay* – dolphins and bald eagles call this rugged stretch of coastline home.

Sat, 05.07.2014
- Sun, 06.07.2014

Cruising past the Hubbard Glacier and Point Adolphus

An overwhelming world of ice awaits you at the still active Hubbard Glacier: the HANSEATIC is in its element here and, depending on the conditions, it safely channels its way through ice floes towards the edge of the glacier, so that you can marvel at the bizarre ice formations up close. A view of magnificent landscapes also await you on a trip through the Inian Pass, which culminates in Point Adolphus. This popular summer home for families of humpback whales provides unforgettable moments as you watch these gigantic marine mammals.

Mon, 07.07.2014


At Lynn fjord in Haines, you can feel the pull of the gold rush of 1898, to which thousands of gold miners succumbed. You can find their numerous traces on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway* excursion, which leads you through the alpine world of the Coast Mountains.

Tue, 08.07.2014
- Thu, 10.07.2014

Alaska’s Inside Passage (Wrangell, Ketchikan, cruising in the Misty Fjords)

Audience with the king of the wild
After Haines, the HANSEATIC enters Alaska’s Inside Passage, a legendary route which fulfils a lifetime dream for many explorers. The passage includes the Wrangell Narrows, whose islands and narrow fjords are as if they had been made for the agile HANSEATIC. The idyllically situated Wrangell is your starting point for eventful excursions. Enjoy the unique opportunity to observe bears at Anan Creek*, or start by flying over the LeConte Glacier*. Get to know Ketchikan on foot – the fourth-largest city in Alaska and self-proclaimed “Salmon capital of the word”. From here, use the opportunity to observe bears in the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary*, or discover the largest national forest in the USA in the Tongass National Forest natural experience*. The flight over the Misty Fjords* is also impressive- their name is owed to the characteristic waft5ng mist. The fantastic natural park with its roaring waterfalls is the habitat of the bald eagle and is also enchanting as you cruise through the fjords on the HANSEATIC.

Fri, 11.07.2014
- Sat, 12.07.2014

Journey through British Columbia’s Inside Passage
Vancouver/British Columbia/Canada, arrival 20.00 hrs
overnight stay on board

Finally the ship takes time for the beauty of British Columbia’s Inside Passage. Dense forests, high mountains and countless islands in addition to small settlements with totem poles from the native people: experience a superb finale which, with a little luck, will be crowned with the sight of some killer whales.

Sun, 13.07.2014

Scheduled flight Vancouver – Germany

Mon, 14.07.2014

Arrival in Germany

Zodiac landings on this expedition to Alaska are subject to official approval and it may become necessary to change the itinerary. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the weather and local conditions.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

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Expedition leader on board the HANSEATIC

Bringing you closer to the wonders of the wild is the primary aim of geologist and palaeontologist Stefan Kredel. As an experienced expedition leader, he will guide you towards the many varied highlights of Alaska.