Scheduled flight from Germany to Vancouver
Vancouver/Canada, departure 18.00 hrs
Cruising through British Columbia’s Inside Passage/Canada
Guided by the same feeling of great freedom experienced by the early settlers, your adventure begins with a two-day cruise through British Columbia’s Inside Passage. From the “inspiration walk”, enjoy views of myriad islands, thickly wooded mountains and small Native American settlements slowly passing by on the shore. You might catch your first glimpse of bald eagles flying through the air, and maybe even whales.
Alaska’s Inside Passage/USA:
Ketchikan, from 6.00 to 18.00 hrs
Ketchikan, centre of Native American culture, provides fascinating insights into Alaska’s soul. From here, take the opportunity to go bear watching at Anan Creek* where, with luck, you will spot black and brown bears. Take a flight over the Misty Fjords* to see the deep inlets, snow-covered mountains and roaring waterfalls. A jeep and canoe trip on Revillagigedo Island* allows you to experience this idyll “off-road”.
Wrangell, from 7.00 to 16.30 hrs
Cruising through the Wrangell Narrows
Petersburg, arrival 20.00 hrs
This is also the focus in picturesque Wrangell, one of the country’s oldest settlements. Here you will have further opportunities for bear watching*. Go on an excursion through the former gold-digging territory of the Stikine and enjoy an adventure on this large river*. The captain and crew will demonstrate their nautical expertise on the challenging passage through the Wrangell Narrows.
Petersburg, departure 18.00 hrs
Discover the home of the Tlingit people on Kupreanof Island. Visible from afar, the world’s largest totem pole carved from a single tree trunk symbolises their culture – your experts will explain its meaning during an individual visit.
Cruising in Endicott Arm and Tracy Arm
This is also the best time to watch whales, sea lions and bald eagles – for example when cruising in Endicott Arm. In Tracy Arm, don’t spend all your time watching the wildlife: the steep rock faces and rugged glacier ice are equally enchanting.
The small settlement of Elfin Cove on Chichagof Island is one of approximately 1,100 islands off the coast of Alaska. A favourite summer resort of humpback whale families, it is situated in the Icy Strait. The fishing village has around 30 inhabitants and reveals how the people in this region live in harmony with their wild surroundings.
Cruising on Hubbard Glacier and in Tsaa Fjord (Icy Bay)
Prince William Sound
Kodiak, arrival 12.00 hrs
Kodiak Island will also satisfy your longing for great adventures in the vast wilderness – the HANSEATIC inspiration will stay here for a day and a half so that you can explore at your own pace and take part in numerous shore activities. Take to the skies to go bear spotting by seaplane*. Go for a walk in Fort Abercrombie State Park* in the footsteps of 19th-century trappers. Take a seaplane flight over Kodiak Island* and enjoy further highs before the natural spectacles slowly draw to a close.
Kodiak, departure 20.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Seward/Alaska/USA, arrival 7.00 hrs
Journey to Anchorage
Scheduled flight to Seattle
Overnight stay with breakfast
Scheduled flight from Seattle to Germany
Arrival in Germany
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
The itinerary depends on official approval and the weather conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
The following programmes are offered in German:
Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.