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Ponant Wilderness Cruise from Alaska to Vancouver

Seattle, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan & Vancouver

Best time to travel
Jun – Aug
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
All
From (incl flights)
€7,549 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Seattle and home from Vancouver.
  • All private and shared transfers as well as your domestic flight from Seattle to Juneau.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in Seattle and Vancouver as well as aboard the Ponant M/V Le Soleal cruise.
  • Anchor at Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, choosing to explore at your leisure or embark on guided excursions.
  • Experience post-cruise expert guided tours including a private Vancouver sightseeing tour and guided foodie exploration in Gastown.
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M/V Le Soleal
The M/V Le Soleal, part of the world-renowned Ponant fleet.
M/V Le Soleal Pool Deck
There is a heated seawater pool on the top deck.
Le Soleal Theatre
Settle comfortably into your seat at the theatre.
M/V Le Soleal Spa
Discover a range of facial treatments, aromatic baths, exfoliation and body massage treatments designed to provide moments of complete relaxation at the onboard spa.
M/V Le Soleal Leisure Area
The library onboard has a range of books and board games.

Introduction

Follow in the footsteps of the gold prospectors as you discover destinations where pioneers came in search of gold. From beautiful scenes of glacial valleys and colourful stilted cities to plentiful sites of historical discovery, this suggested itinerary is the perfect blend of cultural and geographical appreciation. In partnership with Ponant, prepare for endless opportunities to spot mighty wildlife like Alaska’s grizzly bear, orca and humpback whale.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to the seaport city of Seattle

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel for your one night stay. In the morning, transfer to the airport for your short flight to Alaska’s capital of Juneau.

Start your exploration in Juneau before boarding the Ponant M/V Le Soleal.

Get to know Alaska’s capital, where many gold diggers visited in the 1880s. In the late afternoon, board the luxury Ponant M/V Le Soleal to begin your seven-night cruise. Check in to your luxury suite and explore the vessel’s facilities.

M/V Le Soleal
In the early morning, arrive in Haines.

Set between the ocean and jagged peaks of Alaska, the village of Haines boasts both beauty and a long history. Founded by the Tlingit Indians and influenced by the pioneers of the Gold Rush, spend the day exploring its many landmarks or choose to set out on outdoor adventures.

Haines, Alaska
Reach the magnificent Tracy Arm Fjord.

Sail through the middle of the inlet, surrounded by granite cliffs and cascading falls. Take some spectacular photographs as you witness the incredible Sawyer Glacier up close.

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Dock in Sitka, the home of the Tlingit tribe.

The town has a wonderful blend of Alaskan, Russian and American history. Explore the many historical landmarks including the Sheldon Jackson Museum and St Michael’s Cathedral.

Sitka, Alaska
Set out on wildlife adventures.

Throughout the first half of your expedition, there are plentiful opportunities to get up close to Alaska’s wildlife. River adventures, wildlife quests and snorkelling expeditions will introduce you to wildlife like otter, whale and grizzly bear.

Grizzly bear, Alaska
Anchor in Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world.

Spend the morning exploring the colourful town, defined by the multicoloured stilted houses that sit on the water’s edge. It is also home to the largest collection of totem poles in the world.

Ketchikan, Alaska
Sail the Johnstone Strait.

The 100km-long channel offers marvellous opportunities to observe wildlife like blue and humpback whales as well as the world’s largest population of orca. Witness incredible moments and take brilliant photographs from the deck.

Humpback, Alaska
Arrive in the vibrant city of Vancouver.

Disembark and transfer to your luxury city hotel for a four night stay. We’ve arranged a privately guided tour so that you can appreciate the city’s landmarks, panoramic viewpoints and diverse neighbourhoods.

Vancouver
Set out on a guided culinary experience

Explore the lively neighbourhood of Gastown and stop off at its best restaurants. Just some of the tasty dishes you’ll try are garlic prawns, beer-battered fish and glazed pork belly.

Gastown, Canada
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Hotel Fairmont Olympic, Seattle

Hotel Fairmont Olympic

One of Seattle’s most iconic hotels, the Fairmont Olympic has been a part of the cityscape since 1924. Constructed on the former site of the University of Washington, the property’s interiors reflect old-world glamour.

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Ponant M/V Le Soleal

Le Soleal

The M/V Le Soleal luxury vessel is part of the world-renowned Ponant fleet, featuring luxury facilities like a spacious outdoor pool deck, wellness area, panoramic lounge and theatre.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia excels at creating a luxurious and elegant space in the heart of Vancouver. Reminiscent of the roaring twenties, interiors are opulently defined by grand marble staircases.

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What people are saying

Conor in OROKO arranged a holiday this summer for us and our four teenage boys. We were unsure where to go and his advice was fantastic! He took over completely after a consultation about our expectations, taking into consideration our boys’ needs too! He most certainly delivered a tremendous holiday for us all – way beyond what we could have done ourselves, with each of our three destinations better than the last. All incredibly located and absolutely stunning!

Everything was done for us – check-ins/five-star transfers/individual bag tags/ferry transfers with all seats pre-booked! Conor was incredibly helpful, patient, knowledgable and open. It made our trip truly memorable from conception to finish and I cannot fathom planning a trip again without OROKO! Thank you for everything we will never forget it!

Valerie & family – Greece, 2022

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