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Explore Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Northern Pacific coast as never before.

Expedition

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Ocean Victory

The first-ever ship built to ensure the perfect comfort of guests and the ultimate protection of the delicate environment in which we will explore. The unique design of this extraordinary ship announces her commitment to excellence in expedition cruising. Spacious suites and staterooms with panoramic views — most with private balconies. Expedition decks that make it easy to step into a Zodiac for up-close exploring or launching your kayak. Sliding overwater viewing platform to intimately observe nature and marine life. And after a day of exploring, you’ll find a place to relax that puts you in the center of 360-degree panoramas.

All-Inclusive

    • 1-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay
    • Ground Transfers Between Hotel & Vessel
    • Unlimited Guided Tours
    • Unlimited Beverages
    • Open Bars & Lounges
    • Acclaimed Cuisine in Multiple Venues
    • In-room Dining Available
    • Unlimited WiFi
    • Live, Daily Onboard
      Entertainment & Enrichment
    • Bicycles* and Hiking Sticks
    • *River Cruises Only

Expedition Cruises

Our expedition cruises to Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Northern Pacific coast take you to some of the earth’s most remote and fragile places. Traveling aboard the agile Ocean Victory, you’ll discover off-the-beaten-path locations unreachable by larger cruise ships. And enjoy astounding intimate encounters with wildlife while exploring in kayaks, Zodiacs, or from your luxurious stateroom. Make lifelong memories alongside our passionate expedition team while creating meaningful connections.

 

FAQs

 

What is an expedition cruise?

Expedition cruises place more focus on what each destination has to offer than traditional cruises. And the small size cruise ships in the American Queen Voyages fleet help emphasize off-the-beaten-track experiences. They traverse narrow channels and shallow waters, carrying only 186 seafarers, getting you up close and personal with nature and encouraging you to create long-lasting friendships. Rest assured that the delicate environment is protected as you explore unique wild waters and indulge in luxury onboard.

 

Where can you sail on an expedition cruise?

Expedition cruises with American Queen Voyages bring you an odyssey through the Alaskan wilderness and extraordinary British Columbia. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to emphasize hidden gem destinations so you can make the most of your bucket list adventure.

 

What are the best sights to see on an expedition cruise?

Alaska is one of the top bucket-list destinations of most intrepid travelers. Not only does your expedition cruise with American Queen Voyages take you to the best sights in Alaska, but you also get to experience remote parts rarely visited by humans. From Vancouver’s historic landmarks to ancient glaciers, dazzling waterfalls, indigenous cultures, and spectacular wildlife, prepare for an intimate and once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Voyage highlights include:

  • Bear spotting in Fiordland Conservation Area
  • Breathtaking vistas and Native Alaskan culture in Ketchikan
  • Marveling at impressive cliffs and waterfalls, and wildlife sightings in Mistry Fjords
  • Learning about Gold Rush history and Tlingit culture in Wrangell
  • Admiring waterfall spectacles on the Waterfall Coast
  • Exploring Norwegian and Tlingit culture in Petersburg
  • Navigating past floating glaciers on kayaks or Zodiacs in Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm
  • Learning about Tlingit and Russian heritage in Sitka

 

What is included in an expedition cruise?

Expedition cruises with American Queen Voyages include bespoke amenities and luxurious and spacious staterooms to ensure you feel at home away from home. The price includes a pre-cruise welcome night at a hotel, ground transfers between hotel and cruise ship, personally tailored and expertly crafted unlimited guided tours, unlimited beverages at open bars and lounges, acclaimed cuisine in multiple venues onboard, in-room dining, unlimited Wi-Fi, and live entertainment and enrichment. Airfare is not included in the price and should be organized by guests separately.

 

How long is an expedition cruise?

Your expedition cruise can last 12 days with 11 incredible port visitations when traveling from Vancouver to Sitka. Alternatively, you can reverse the journey and cruise for 11 days with 10 port visitations.