On board MS BREMEN from Vancouver to Vancouver

Expedition Alaska: Natur im Goldrausch

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Der König der Wildnis in seinem Reich, gigantische Gletscher und eine Schiffspassage, die vielleicht die schönste der Welt ist: Entdecken Sie die raue Ursprünglichkeit Alaskas. Die expeditionserfahrene BREMEN und ihre wendigen Zodiacs bringen Sie mitten hinein in die unberührte Heimat von Bären, Walen und Weißkopfseeadlern.


from Vancouver to Vancouver

Cruise dates:from 19.06.2013 to 07.07.2013 (19 days)
Your ship: MS BREMEN
Cruise number: BRE1311

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Itinerary

Wed, 19.06.2013

Scheduled flight Germany – Vancouver
Overnight stay with breakfast

Thu, 20.06.2013

Charter flight in the morning, transfer to Nome/Alaska/USA, departure 19.00 hrs

Fri, 21.06.2013

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 22.06.2013

St. Paul/Pribilof Islands

Fascinating island worlds
Unforgettable expedition experiences lie ahead when you explore the fauna of remote islands in the course of exciting Zodiac rides and landings. On the coast of the Pribilof Island St. Paul, you will observe a colony of fur seals whilst kittiwakes and guillemots circle the seemingly endless sky over the solitary waters.

Sun, 23.06.2013
- Mon, 24.06.2013

Dutch Harbor/Unalaska Island, Unga Islan

On Unalaska, the main island of the Aleutian Islands, you may perhaps catch a glimpse of the impressive bald eagle for the first time and make a short trip into the history of Alaska in Dutch Harbour when you visit the oldest Russian Orthodox church in North America. You can also discover traces of human settlement in an abandoned fishing village on Unga Island. While you take a walk with the experts, you will experience how nature is gradually reclaiming this piece of Earth.

Tue, 25.06.2013

Amalik Bay and Kukak Bay

The wild beauty of Alaska
With the BREMEN, you will get really close to the wonders of Alaska – for example in Amalik Bay and the impressive Kukak Bay, where powerful brown bears hunt for food. With a bit of luck, you will be able to see these stately animals roaming freely in the wild from the Zodiac. To enable you to have intensive experiences of nature, the BREMEN will cruise time and again through the impressive world of fjords.

Wed, 26.06.2013

Cruising off the Chenega Glacier

From the deck, you will see breathtaking panoramic views, for example in front of the Chenega Glacier,where fur seals and common seals are splashing around in the water. Weather permitting, you will approach the glacier as closely as possible in the Zodiac.

Thu, 27.06.2013

Seward

The town of Seward marks the beginning of the historical track of the Alaska Railroad. From here you can go on a boat tour to Kenai Fjords National Park*. Enjoy the splendid view of the tidewater glaciers, and if you are lucky, you will encounter humpback whales, orcas, sea lions or sea otters. However, you can also join a kayak tour in Resurrection Bay*, where dolphins and bald eagles live along the rocky coastline.

Fri, 28.06.2013
- Sat, 29.06.2013

Cruising off the Hubbard Glacier and Point Adolphus

An overwhelming world of ice awaits you in front of the still active Hubbard Glacier - the BREMEN is in her element here and safely tracks her way through potential ice floes in the direction of the edge of the glacier so that you can admire the bizarre ice formations from close quarters. You will also have a view of magnificent landscapes when you sail through the Inian Pass, at the end of which lies Port Adolphus. These popular summer quarters for families of humpback whales will provide you with unforgettable moments observing the gigantic marine mammals.

Sun, 30.06.2013

Skagway

At Lynn Fjord in Skagway you can sense the pull of the gold rush, because it was here that thousands of gold diggers set forth in 1898 to search for their luck. You will find their numerous traces during the trip to the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway*, which will take you through the mountainous region of the Coast Mountains.

Mon, 01.07.2013
- Wed, 03.07.2013

Alaskas Inside Passage (Wrangell, Ketchikan , cruising in the Misty Fjords)

Spectacular Inside Passage
Behind Skagway the BREMEN enters into Alaska’s Inside Passage, a legendary route that fulfils the lifetime dream of many explorers. Amongst others, the passage features the Wrangell Narrows, the islands and narrow fjords of which seem to have been designed especially for the manoeuvrable BREMEN. Idyllically situated Wrangell is your starting point for memorable excursions. Look forward to the unique possibility of bear watching at Anan Creek*, or start out for the flight over the LeConte Glacier*. During a walk, you will get to know Ketchikan, the fourth largest town in Alaska and the self-appointed ”salmon capital of the world“. Use the opportunity to set out from here for bear watching in the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary*, or discover the largest national forest in the USA during the nature experience Tongass National Park*. The flight over the Misty Fjords* which owe their name to the characteristic mist formations is also impressive. The fantastic natural park with its roaring waterfalls is the habitat of the bald eagle and will enchant you when you cruise through the fjords with the BREMEN.

Thu, 04.07.2013

Sailing through British Columbia’s Inside Passage

The ship will subsequently take two days for the beauties of British Columbia’s Inside Passage. Dense forests, high mountains and numerous islands as well as small settlements with Indian totem poles - experience a grand finale that, with a bit of luck, will be crowned by the sight of some orcas.

Fri, 05.07.2013

Vancouver/British Columbia/Canada, arrival 20 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Sat, 06.07.2013

Scheduled flight Vancouver – Germany

Sun, 07.07.2013

Arrival in Germany

Bei dieser Expedition nach Alaska sind die Zodiacanlandungen vorbehaltlich behördlicher Genehmigung, und ein Umstellen des Fahrplans kann notwendig werden. Je nach Wetter- und örtlichen Bedingungen entscheidet der Kapitän über die bestmöglichen Alternativen.

* Diese Arrangements sind nicht im Reisepreis enthalten. Die aufgeführten Landaktivitäten sind in Planung. Änderungen vorbehalten.

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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.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ROCKY MOUNTAINS


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: VANCOUVER – PEARL ON THE PACIFIC COAST