Canada & Alaska Cruises
From the laid-back Canadian city of Vancouver, cruise up the rugged coastline towards Alaska on a journey which will take you through the revered 'Inside Passage'. This particularly atmospheric stretch of coast serves as a route for cruise ships and affords astonishing views of pristine glaciers with towering ice cliffs, picturesque fjords with deep blue waters, and stunning snow-capped peaks. Wildlife is abundant here, with the waters serving as a home to incredible creatures including humpback whales, orcas and beluga whales, alongside sea lions and seals. Lucky passengers may also spot land animals including bears, mink and moose as they cruise by the shores.
The towns and cities of the Inside Passage offer a plethora of captivating culture, beauty and history. In vibrant Ketchikan native culture and art flourishes, with totem poles and traditional tribal houses found just a short walk or drive from the town. Juneau, Alaska's capital city, is one of the United States' most stunning and fascinating capitals. Set against a backdrop of crisp mountains, the city is only accessible by air or ship, giving it a remote and other-worldly atmosphere. Then there's the Gold-Rush era city of Skagway. Famed for its association with Jack London's 1903 novel, 'The Call of the Wild', the city harks back to a bygone era with beautifully preserved historic buildings connected by a series of traditional wooden walkways.
Highlights of the Rivers of Canada & Alaska
Canada has a wealth of waterways including the Bow River which passes through Banff National Park. Starting in the Rocky Mountains before winding its way through the Canadian region of Albert, it eventually meets the Oldman River and then both form the Saskatchewan River. The name 'Bow' refers to the banks of the river and the reeds that grow there, as they were used by the First Nations to create hunting bows.
Enjoy a cruise along Alaska's Inside Passage, sailing through ports of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan. Cruising along the Inside Passage, you may see countless whales, sea lions and seals in the clear glacier waters, as well as bears along the banks.