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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 luxury vessel is part of the world-renowned Ponant fleet. An elegant appearance and refined interior design combined with cutting-edge technology offers adventure in a luxury setting.
M/V Le Soleal Pool Deck
The pool deck is comfortable and conducive to relaxation, and has been designed to merge into the sublime scenery and surroundings of the sea and horizon. There is a heated seawater pool featuring its own sun lounge on the top deck.
Le Soleal Theatre
Settle comfortably into your seat at the theatre and enjoy a range of different shows, concerts and performances organised by the professional dancers and musicians onboard.
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
Dedicated to leisure and relaxation, the library onboard has a range of books and board games. This space is also equipped with Wi-Fi connected computers. The ship has a special area for children onboard known as the Le Kids Club. Books, television, board games and consoles are all provided for their use and enjoyment.

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

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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

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019

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