Blue Water Holidays
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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

Fly Cruise
24 nights

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo
  • Sapporo
  • Korsakov
  • North Pacific Passage
  • Dutch Harbor
  • Brown Bear, Kodiak
  • Seward
  • Sitka
  • 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 Viking Orion in Yokohama, Tokyo for an overnight stay. Take 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.

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. See the sacred Hokkaidō Shrine, the famous Shiroi Koibito chocolate factory, the modern Sapporo Station railway station and famous Sapporo Clock Tower.

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.

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. A guided tour features a stop at a scenic lookout point for panoramic views of the town and the Koryaksky Volcano and a visit to a local cultural museum for insight into the area's natural history and indigenous people. Alternatively there is an optional trip in a helicopter to the slopes of the Avachinsky Volcano for an exciting walk up to the crater of this active 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. The guided walking tour of the town features highlights including the Russian Orthodox Holy Resurrection Church, Alutiiq Museum and the lively harbour.

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.

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.

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. Visit the Heritage Center Native Theatre for a colourful tribal dance performance by Huna Tlingit natives.

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. Learn more about the 18th-century Russian fur trade on a walking tour of the town, see the magnificent totem poles at Sitka Historical Park and visit a salmon hatchery.

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. Explore the area's fascinating history and traditional native culture on a unique Duck Boat tour then visit the salmon ladder on Ketchikan Creek. For those wishing to venture further afield there are optional trips by seaplane to Misty Fjords National Monument.

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. Please contact us for details
  • Vancouver Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise stay in Vancouver. Please contact us for details
Map for North Pacific Passage