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Special is valid from 10 Jun 19 to 28 Jun 19.


- 18 night expedition cruise onboard Silver Explorer
- Fine dining onboard & complimentary insuite dining
- Champagnes, beers, wines, spirits, specialty coffees & soft drinks included
- Personalised butler service for every suite
- Complimentary use of selected expedition gear & equipment
- Zodiac® cruising, shore tours & onboard enrichment lectures lead by expert expedition leaders

BONUS:
- SAVE up to $2175 per person*
- Plus SAVE a further 10% for bookings paid in full by 28 Jun 2019*
  • Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    ** Itinerary may vary by sailing date
  • Your cruise in detail

    18 Night Cruise sailing from Otaru to Seward aboard Silver Explorer.

    Follow in the footsteps of early traders and explorers and discover the wilds of Russia and Alaska. Far from the tourist highway, learn of the bloody history and fascinating culture of a region that has been barely touched by human hand. Enjoy spectacular birding opportunities in the fjords and glaciers all the while keeping your cameras on the horizon for brown bears and Red and Arctic foxes.

    Highlights of this cruise:

    Hokkaido
    Otaru is a small harbor city west of Sapporo. Famous for its many hills and a nearby ski resort, the town has been an important trade and herring fishing center. A wide canal that led from the port to the old town’s warehouses has been maintained for touristic purposes and the old stone or brick-built warehouses have been beautifully converted to restaurants and boutiques.

    Tyuleniy Island
    Thousands of Northern fur seals and Steller sea lions call Tyuleniy Island their home. The island is appropriately named, as the word tyuleniy means “seal” in Russian. During the summer months, tens of thousands of seals and sea lions haul ashore here during the breeding season. The cacophony of their barks, belches, grunts and groans is difficult to imagine. Bulls, their harems, and many thousands of young black pups all jostle for space on the crowded beaches that flank the small rocky island.

    Yankicha
    Any articles published about the Kuril Islands are likely to linger over the impressive Yankicha Island. It is the southernmost of two islets forming Ushishir Island. Yankicha is distinct in having at its center a caldera that is accessible by small boat only during high tide. Inside this extraordinary lagoon are fumaroles and hot springs, both traces of the tremendous forces that created the island long ago. Fortunate visitors may encounter an Arctic fox or the rare Whiskered Auklet. Ashore it is also possible to see Arctic Warblers and Middendorff’s Grasshopper Warblers.

    Utashud Island
    Three small islands form Utashud and seem to be the remnants of a former volcano raising 80 meters (262 feet) out of Vestinik Bay. Although the island is deprived of forest, fragments of giant petrified trees have been found on its shores. Utashud is one of the richest islands on the southeastern side of Kamchatka in terms of wildlife. The island is notable for its population of sea otters (up to 300 individuals). In fact, native people from Kamchatka used to visit this island to hunt for sea otters, valuing the thick fur of their pelts.

    Dutch Harbor
    The crumpled peaks, and tranquil scenery, of Dutch Harbor belies its history as one of the few places on American soil to have been directly attacked by the Japanese - who bombed the significant US military base here during the Second World War. Located on a string of islands, which loops down into the Pacific from Alaska, a visit to this Aleutian Island destination offers comprehensive military history, and extraordinary ocean scenery. Hike the volcanic, gloriously green landscapes, and look out for wonderful wildlife, like bald eagles, as they survey the surroundings.

    Kodiak
    Larsen Bay is one of the hotspots of commercial and sports fishing on Kodiak Island’s western side. The village of Larsen Bay is home to one of the oldest standing canneries on Kodiak Island. Situated in a scenic valley at the mouth of a narrow fjord, the small village of Larsen Bay lies within Kodiak Island’s National Wildlife Refuge -which covers the southwestern part of Kodiak Island- and is the starting point for scenic flights over the mountainous island.

    Holgate Glacier
    Kenai Fjords National Park’s famous Holgate Glacier is a spectacularly active river of ice. The surrounding glaciated landscape paints a dramatic portrait of the rugged mountains in contrast to the cold blue ice of the glacier. On approach, the waters leading up to Holgate Glacier may be peppered with bits of ice and the crackling noise of ancient air bubbles being released from small bergs. Periodically loud cannon-like blasts emanate from the glacier, and some are accompanied by calving events off the ice front.

    Seward
    It is hard to believe that a place as beautiful as Seward exists. Surrounded on all sides by Kenai Fjords National Park, Chugach National Forest, and Resurrection Bay, Seward offers all the quaint realities of a small railroad town with the bonus of jaw-dropping scenery. This little town of about 2,750 citizens was founded in 1903, when survey crews arrived at the ice-free port and began planning a railroad to the Interior. Since its inception, Seward has relied heavily on tourism and commercial fishing.

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      • Departing:6 Jul 20
      • From:Otaru Ko, Japan
      • Price from: $23,689
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*Terms and Conditions

*Valid for sales until 28 Jun 2019, unless sold out prior. Prices are per person, twin share in NZD and include the $2175pp saving. Other suite categories may be available at a surcharge. Subject to availability at time of reservation. Offers apply to new bookings only. Cancellation & amendment fees may apply. 10% discount is not included in prices shown and is valid only if booked & paid in full by 28 Jun 2019. (Prices & Save amount has been converted from AUD so may fluctuate due to currency exchange). Additional restrictions may apply. A non-refundable deposit of 25% of total booking is required within 6 days (by midday) of reservation. Final payment is due 120 days prior to sailing, unless taking the 10% offer full payment is due 28 Jun 2019. Fares are capacity controlled & subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Further conditions apply.

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