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North Pacific Passage

Cross the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to Vancouver on this unique 24-night holiday and uncover the mysteries of Japan, visit remote Russian cities and see mighty glaciers in Alaska's Inside Passage. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo
  • Sapporo
  • Korsakov
  • North Pacific Passage
  • Dutch Harbor
  • Brown Bear, Kodiak
  • Seward
  • Ketchikan
  • Vancouver

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This epic voyage calls at remote Russian cities and former frontier towns, and traces the legendary path of the first human migration to the Americas across the Bering Sea.

Uncover the mysteries of Japan on an overnight stay in Tokyo then cruise the Tsuguru Strai to Sapporo where there is the chance to sample the noodle dish miso ramen in the city where it was invented as well as the famous Sapporo biscuits and Sapporo beer. Learn about Russia's indigenous people at Korsakov and the cultural centre of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky then cruise the Bering Sea and cross the International Date Line en-route to Alaska.

Learn about the Russian fur trade and fascinating WWII history in Dutch Harbor and admire the magnificent natural beauty of Kodiak. Discover the region's marine life on a visit to Seward's Alaska SeaLife Centre, learn about the intriguing history of Valdez and celebrate Tlingit culture on a visit to Icy Strait Point. See the Russian influence in Sitka, once the capital of Russian Alaska, and visit the majestic totem poles in Ketchikan before sailing the breathtaking Inside Passage to Vancouver.

RV322 Operated by Viking Ocean Cruises


North Pacific Passage Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Tokyo (Japan)

Fly from the UK to Tokyo.

Day 2-3 - Tokyo

Embark your ship in Yokohama, Tokyo for an overnight stay. Take a self-guided tour of Tokyo, a city which combines the vitality of a modern city with the elegance of the past. Perhaps visit the beautiful Meiji Shrine, the impressive Tokyo Tower, the timeless Imperial Palace or the revered Senso-ji temple. Alternatively, enjoy the complimentary scenic drive as you set out on a tour of Japan's centre of education and culture and economic hub. Optional tours include a visit to the Edo-Tokyo Museum and Japanese Garden, and a tour of the Temples of Kamakura.

Day 4 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 5-6 - Sapporo

Enjoy an overnight stay in Sapporo, allowing you to really immerse yourself in the culture of this city on Japan's northern island, set at the foot of Mt Moiwa. An included tour takes in the sacred Hokkaidō Shrine and has a complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride or sleigh during the winter months. Optional tours include a scenic drive around Sapporo with traditional Hokkaido lunch, beer tasting at the breweries of Hokkaido, and a Japanese dinner and geisha show.

Day 7 - Korsakov (Russia)

Discover this small Russian town on a guided walking tour and learn about the Ainu people, indigenous people from Japan and eastern Russia who used to live here. A drive to a hillside observation post gives panoramic views of the city and its seaside location. Visit the cultural centre where you can enjoy a colourful folklore performance. Optional tours are a traditional Russian lunch, and a tour during which you can learn about the fascinating history of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 9-10 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky enjoys a spectacular setting, perched on the high scenic hills of the Kamchatka Peninsula and surrounded by volcanoes and mountains. An overnight stay here lets you explore the city in depth. An included tour takes in Lenin Square, Chapel Monument, Liberty Square, and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Optional tours include a visit to a reconstructed Koryak village to learn about local life, a helicopter ride over the Kamchatka Peninsula and Avachinsky volcano.

Days 11-13 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 14 - Dutch Harbor (Alaska)

Dutch Harbor is located in a picturesque setting in the heart of the Aleutian Islands. Enjoy time at leisure to discover the fascinating indigenous culture, intriguing WWII history and an abundance of wildlife including whales, seals, porpoises and rare seabirds.

Day 15 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 16 - Kodiak

Alaska's Emerald Isle, Kodiak Island is magnificently green and is a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers with many splendid trails through Kodiak's National Wildlife Refuge. Explore at leisure or take a shuttle bus into the heart of the city. Perhaps visit the Baranov Museum, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, or Bear Town Market.Alternatively, take an optional bear watching tour, wildlife photography cruise, or hike in Fort Abercrombie Statue Historical Park.

Day 17 - Seward

Explore Seward's renowned Alaska SeaLife Center to discover the marine world that thrives in the ocean here. Learn about the centre's marine research, see the facility's veterinary suite and get up close with animals in the exhibit tanks. Optional excursions include a dog sledding tour with Iditarod mushers, a helicopter ride over the Fourth of July Glacier, and a train ride through the stunning scenery of the Kenai Peninsula.

Day 18 - Valdez

Take a self-guided walking tour of the remote frontier town of Valdez, home to a fascinating collection of native arts at the Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. Colourful boats line the harbour alongside the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Alternatively, join one of the optional tours which include a cruise to the Columbia Glacier, kayaking Valdez Glacier, and an exclusive visit to the Old Town model to learn about the devastating Good Friday earthquake of 1964.

Day 19 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 20 - Icy Strait Point

Discover Icy Strait Point's restored 1912 salmon cannery and learn how the locals used to make a living from the rich fishing grounds. Today's complimentary excursion is a visit to the small community of Hoonah which includes a performance by the Hunga Tlingit. There is an optional coastal exploration by Zodiac, as well as optional wildlife tours, an off-road adventure and fishing excursion.

Day 21 - Sitka

Sitka was once the capital of Russian Alaska and its blend of native, Russian and American history can be seen in the town including the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Russian Bishop's House and Sheldon Jackson Museum. The included coach tour takes in Castle Hill and Sitka National Historical Park. Optional tours include a visit to local sanctuaries caring for injured and orphaned animals, a wildlife cruise, and a RIB tour.

Day 22 - Ketchikan

Ketchikan was home to the Tlingit then white settlers arrived and founded a lawless frontier town. Today this pretty town is home to a picturesque boardwalk and many old and new totem poles. Learn about the native craft of totem pole carving as you visit Potlatch Totem Park, a recreation of a 19th-century native village. For those wishing to venture further afield there is an optional trip by seaplane to Misty Fjords National Monument, as well as a guided walk through the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

Day 23 - Cruising the Inside Passage

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day cruising the Inside Passage.

Day 24 - Vancouver - UK

Disembark Viking Orion in Vancouver and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 25 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 22-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursion in every port with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Cruise Extensions

  • Tokyo Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Tokyo from £749pp. Please contact us for details
  • Vancouver Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise stay in Vancouver from £399pp. Please contact us for details
  • Canadian Rockies Extension Extend your cruise with a 7-night post-cruise extension, taking in the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver, Sun Peaks, Jasper and Banff, from £2999pp. Please contact us for details
  • Rocky Mountaineer Extension Extend your cruise with a 6-night post-cruise extension including hotel stays in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, plus 2 days of GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer.
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