Pioneers once came here in search of gold, but today Alaska’s treasure is its wild beauty. Follow the trail of Jack London and quench your thirst for adventure with one of the most spectacular ship passages in the world.
Scheduled flight from Germany to Vancouver
Vancouver/Canada, departure 19.00 hrs
Cruising through British Columbia’s Inside Passage/Canada
Alaska’s Inside Passage/USA:
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 nature 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.
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 23.30 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
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 residents 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, from 13.30 to 18.00 hrs
On Kodiak Island, you'll encounter human life in the wilds of Alaska: get glimpses of the time when Kodiak City was the second largest settlement in Russian America. Or hike through Fort Abercrombie State Park in the footsteps of 19th century trappers.
Homer, from 6.00 to 22.00 hrs
In Homer, the starting point for exciting tours, you will be able to observe bears in spectacular natural surroundings*: A seaplane will take you on a panoramic flight to Katmai National Park, where you may be lucky enough to observe brown bears fishing for salmon in a protected area at Brooks Falls. Or you fly to Lake Clark National Park - during a hike with a ranger you can also experience brown bears in their natural environment. Actively enjoy the beautiful landscape on a coastal hike* or a kayak trip*.
Cruising at the Aialik Glacier
While cruising at the Aialik Glacier, the deck of the HANSEATIC nature once again becomes your observation platform before the curtain of the nature festival slowly lowers.
Seward/Alaska/USA, arrival 6.00 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 cruise and are not guaranteed. The use of on-board Zodiacs is currently not permitted in Alaska. When the ship is at anchor, the ship’s tender or local boats will be used.
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.