Otaru to Seward

14 June - 2 July 2019
From £8,639 pp cruise only - 10% early bird saving

Duration

18 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

17 Ports

14 June

Setting sail from Otaru

The charming port town of Otaru, on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, is a common start and end point for cruises visiting both Japan and the Russian Far East. The town has a notable history, playing an important role in the herring trade during the 19th century, and this is reflected in the stone warehouses alongside the picturesque canal. It's only a small place, so if you run out of things to do then the city of Sapporo is just a half-hour train ride away, or you can explore the wild and beautiful landscapes of rural Hokkaido.

Don't miss

Here’s a weird thing – there is a thriving Venetian glass industry here, dating back to the need for glass fishing floats.

15 June

Russia: Korsakov

16 June

Russia: Tyuleniy

17 June

At sea

18 June

Russia: Yankitcha Island

19 June

Russia: Atlasova Island

20 June

Russia: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

21-22 June

United States: Attu Island, Kiska Island

23 June

At sea

24 June

United States: Andreanof Islands

25 June

United States: Dutch Harbor

26-27 June

United States: Unga Island, Semidi

28 June

United States: Kodiak

29 June

United States: Kukak Bay

29 June

United States: Geographic Harbor

30 June

United States: Kodiak

1 July

Arriving in Seward

The tiny city of Seward, home to just 3,000 people, enjoys a spectacular setting on the edge of Resurrection Bay, on Alaska's southern coast. Surrounded by the mountains and forests of the Kenai Fjords National Park, it's a great base for exploring the Harding Ice Field and the stunning scenery of the Kenai Peninsula. It's also a hub for activities including sea kayaking, birding and whale watching, and has a pleasant downtown area with plenty of shops and good quality restaurants. If you have time, the excellent Alaska Sealife Centre is also well worth a visit.

Our tip

The train journey between Seward and Anchorage is a must.

Cruise Line Offer

Book and pay in full by 31 October 2017 and receive a 10% saving on your cruise fare.

The Ship

Your home from home

Silver Explorer in Antarctica
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite
Silver Explorer - Hot Rocks restaurant

Thrilling, awe-inspiring and unforgettable – Silver Explorer takes just 130 privileged travellers on genuine adventures to some of the most remote regions of the planet.

What we love

The intimate Silver Explorer gives you a magical home from home as you visit places with no tourism infrastructure whatsoever. Without the ship, you simply wouldn't be able to get there. But as it is, you can travel like an intrepid Explorer, without any compromise on style or comfort.

Capacity 132 Guests
Crew 117 International Staff
Style Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals including room service and hot rocks on deck in the evening
  • All drinks including wines and spirits
  • Stimulating lecture programme with expert naturalists and guides
  • All excursions and zodiac rides
  • Snorkel equipment on warm water cruises
  • Silversea complimentary parka for polar itineraries
  • Gratuities
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Ryokan Ginrinso

Where to stay in Otaru

If you’ve always wanted to stay at a ryokan, Ginrinso could be a great choice – expensive, but pretty special.

Japanese rickshaw

Take a tour of Otaru

A local tour by ebisuya (rickshaw) is easy paced with a great guide thrown in.

Downtown Anchorage

Where to stay in Seward

If you’re here, you’re probably not stopping long. You get a better choice of hotels in nearby Anchorage.

Kayaking in the Kenai Fjords National Park

What to do around Seward

Go kayaking if you can – once you are away from the noise of engines and people, the peace is amazing.

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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