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

Wild Alaska and British Columbia

Discover the spectacular wildlife, snow-capped mountains and dramatic glacial valleys of Alaska and journey through the famous Inside Passage on this luxury expedition cruise on board Scenic Eclipse. Includes hotel stay in Anchorage, shore excursions and return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
16 nights from £10030pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Anchorage
  • Bald Eagle, Homer
  • Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau
  • Humpback Whale

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Save up to £5114 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Door-to-door transfers are within a 75 miles radius, a supplement will apply per mile thereafter. Pay in full by 31 Dec 2019 to save an additional £250pp on prices shown. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Wild Alaska and British Columbia Special Offer

Alaska offers the finest collection of nature’s most mesmerizing cedar filled forests, captivating fjords and towering mountains. Be amazed by the majestic wildlife such as elks, black bears, caribous, sea otters, orcas and humpback whales on this journey through Alaska.

After an overnight hotel stay in Anchorage, embark Scenic Eclipse in Nome. Admire the birdlife on the wild island of St Paul and learn about the deep-rooted Alaska Native culture at the fishing port of Dutch Harbour. Kodiak Island is known as the Emerald Isle and has excellent outdoor pursuit opportunities, whilst the tiny port town of Valdez sits between the wild waters of Prince William Sound and the peaks of the Chugach Mountains.

Yakutat is the gateway to Tongass National Forest with its large population of bald eagles and in Juneau there is the chance to hike on a glacier. Experience the Norwegian heritage of Petersburg and perhaps there will be a sighting of a humpback whale before cruising to Wrangell and its famous collection of totem poles. In Prince Rupert in British Columbia you can learn about the city's culture which draws much from its aboriginal heritage.

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Wild Alaska and British Columbia Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Anchorage (Alaska)

Fly from the UK to Anchorage for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

Day 2 - Anchorage - Nome

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Nome, set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula. Embark ship and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

Day 3 - At Sea

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

Day 4 - St. Paul Island

Take in a visit to this small, windswept island in the Bering Sea. St. Paul Island is raw and rich with wildlife, especially birds. When you journey there, you find the authentic Aleut culture, wide open spaces and the breathtaking beauty of nature.

Day 5 - Dutch Harbour

One of the world's largest and most famous fishing ports, Dutch Harbour lies almost 900 miles southwest of Anchorage, poised amidst the rugged, windswept Aleutian Islands. Together, the port of Dutch Harbour and the city of Unalaska make up a surprisingly accessible slice of remote Alaska, where you can experience the deep roots of Alaska Native culture, explore historic military ruins, and marvel at the windswept beauty of the treeless islands.

Day 6 - At Sea

Today the leisure time continues. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or tempt your palate with a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure.

Day 7 - Kodiak

The city of Kodiak sits on Kodiak Island, which is Alaska's largest island and the second-largest island in the United States. Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak's verdant landscape and abundant outdoor opportunities make it a popular choice for nature enthusiasts. The pulse of Kodiak beats along the waterfront and in its boat harbours where an afternoon on the docks can lead to friendly encounters with fishermen and the chance to see them unload their catch or repairing their nets.

Day 8 - Homer

Homer is a small city on Kachemak Bay, on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. A focal point is the Homer Spit, a long strip of land with shops, art galleries, restaurants and beaches. Fishing boats dock at its harbour and today the area is known as the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.

Day 9 - Valdez

This tiny 4,000 person port town is an adventure in both the wild, protected waters of Prince William Sound and the peaks of the Chugach Mountains that dominate the surrounding landscape. Valdez gets epic levels of snow in the winter which melts and makes its escape by pouring down the mountainsides in some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls.

Day 10 - Yakutat

Enjoy a visit to this small village located on beautiful Monti Bay, the only sheltered deep water port in the gulf of Southeast Alaska. The Tongass National forest claims top title as the largest national forest in the United States, as well as the largest remaining temperate rainforest and is home to the largest population of bald eagles in the world with an estimated 7000 residing.

Day 11 - Juneau

Juneau is surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, where visitors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.

Day 12 - Petersburg

Petersburg is an island community that continues to make a living from the sea. Enjoy the thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage. You may even spot some wildlife, as Petersburg is located on Frederick Sound near the summer feeding grounds of hundreds of humpback whales. Or spot the spectacular LeConte Glacier calving off tons of bright blue icebergs, during a short boat ride.

Day 13 - Wrangell

Located near the Stikine River, Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska, with its history seen in the collection of totem poles scattered throughout the town. Surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife, you will soon see why this is known to be the heart of the inside passage.

Day 14 - Prince Rupert (Canada)

People are always discovering Prince Rupert, and realising what a find it is. This intriguing city with a gorgeous harbour is not just a transportation hub for ferries heading south to Vancouver Island, west to Haida Gwaii and north to Alaska: it is a destination in its own right. Perhaps visit one of its two museums, or learn more about the culture that draws much from its aboriginal heritage.

Day 15 - At Sea

Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy. Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure or a yoga or Pilates class in the studio.

Day 16 - Vancouver - UK

Your cruise ends this morning in Vancouver as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight homeward.

Day 17 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

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

Price Includes

  • 14-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night hotel stay in Anchorage
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings and kayak excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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