Get a sense of exploring expedition style
We're honored to be named the Top Small Ship Cruise Line in Alaska in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards! Experience Alaska with us to find out why.
Unique, immersive style of travel
Exploring Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivalled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our expedition ships are fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:
Every day is active and engaging
You’ll have the opportunity to hike over spongy earth on trails used by bears for centuries or along boardwalks built over bogs and winding through forests. You’ll take expedition landing craft past floating icebergs for closer looks at glaciers, and each day you’ll have the option to walk or kayak, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups.
Encounter iconic and abundant wildlife
Brown bears. Humpback whales. Orcas. Steller sea lions. Bald eagles. Sure-footed mountain goats on steep cliffs. The wildlife of Alaska is legendary—see it in abundance.
Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, five veteran naturalists, including a certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist––the largest and most knowledgeable expedition team in Alaska. Their knowledge and passion for Alaska is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Please Note: The 2020 National Geographic Sea Lion departures will have a modified itinerary and will not be calling on Glacier Bay National Park. Guest will instead get an opportunity to explore the rarely visited outer bays - either Dundas Bay or Fern Harbor where you will have the opportunity to go on naturalist led coastal hikes looking for evidence of moose or wolves, kayak into secluded coves or cruise around sea stacks via expedition landing craft.
NOTE: This itinerary runs in "reverse" on some departures.