In the Wake of Pioneers

18 September - 2 October 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

Ship

Le Soleal of Ponant

18 September

Setting sail from Nome

Only accessible by air or sea, the remote Alaskan town of Nome sits overlooking the Bering Strait, surrounded by miles of largely featureless tundra. This was once a boomtown; the discovery of easily extractable gold in 1898 led to a gold rush, and you can still see the remnants of the mining industry which thrived here. The gold hasn't completely dried up, so many still come here to try and find their fortune, while other visitors are drawn to Nome by the varied bird life and intriguing Iñupiat culture.

19-20 September

United States: Savoonga, Pribilof Islands

22 September

United States: Dutch Harbor

23 September

United States: Unga Island

24 September

United States: Geographic Harbor

25-26 September

At sea

27 September

United States: Sitka

28 September

United States: Baranof Island

29 September

Canada: Prince Rupert

30 September

At sea

1 October

Canada: Alert Bay

2 October

Arriving in Vancouver

Cosmopolitan Vancouver is a city that rewards exploration, an eminently liveable place and an easy gateway to the natural beauty of British Columbia. The culinary scene here is a particular draw, with seafood galore and some fantastic Asian restaurants, and the city has also been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Verdant Stanley Park is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, while Kitsilano's beaches and wooden houses are wonderfully picturesque. Cultural attractions tend to be on a smaller scale than you'd expect from a city of this size, but the thrill of stumbling across one of Vancouver's quirky little galleries is all part of the city's appeal.

Our tip

Canadians call their one-dollar coins “loonies” (because it bears the image of a loon) and their two-dollar coins “toonies” so sort out your vocabulary and talk like a local!

The Ship

Your home from home

What we love

More about Le Soleal

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Ways to make it better
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Our favourite hotel in Vancouver

If you’re not committed to the waterfront where the ships come in, we love the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Grizzly bear at Knight Inlet, Canada

Stay a little longer in Canada

If you’ve time, set aside a couple of days to travel to Knight Inlet Lodge for bear viewing.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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