Yokohama (Tokyo) to Vancouver
Few ocean crossings in the world offer the diverse scenery and wildlife encountered on this North Pacific crossing. Depart Japan and relax, reflect, and reconnect over a short series of sea days before docking in Seward, Alaska and eventually hopping down the coastline of Alaska and British Columbia to Vancouver, Canada. This crossing offers excellent opportunities to enjoy considerable time to explore ashore: Delve deep into the Ryusendo Cave near Miyako, Japan and study rare, long-eared bats living underground among emerald freshwater lakes. Meander among fisherman and busy shoppers as you sample morning-caught seafood at the Washo Market, one of the largest on Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan. Before turning for British Columbia, keep a watchful eye on the horizon for seabirds and calving white glacier blocks in the Kenai Fjords and the Tracy and Endicott Arms of Alaska.
• In Hokkaido do as the locals do - eat some excellent fresh seafood and sip on Sapporo, the local beer
• View the endangered Japanese cranes at the Kushiro Wetlands Observatory
• Discover what small ship style is all about as you spend idyllic days cruising the North Pacific Ocean
• Visit the only settlement of indigenous Tsimshians in Metlakatla, on Annette Island
• Learn about the rich Russian heritage of Sitka as you tour St. Michael's Cathedral
• Include a journey to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau
• Look for Alaska’s fabled wildlife during scenic cruising of the beautiful Inside Passage between Anchorage and Vancouver
• Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.