Fly in to Vancouver. Private transfer to Vancouver Hotel for a two night stay.
Day 2 - Hotel Stay in Vancouver
Enjoy a wonderful interlude in this cosmopolitan city with a two night stay before your cruise embarks. Experience European charm and Canadian warmth.
Day 3 - Embark in Vancouver
Board your extraordinary ship in time for welcoming cocktails and a lovely five-course dinner as we begin this journey of discovery. Sail into Canada’s Inside Passage filled with anticipation.
Day 4 - Princess Louisa Inlet
This secluded inlet, only five miles long, is the only true example of fjordland on the Pacific Coast. Mile- high cliffs rise from placid waters with dozens of waterfalls.
Day 5 - Copeland Islands Marine Park
On this rarely visited collection of islands and islets with protected bays and thriving marine wildlife, you’ll discover a kayaking paradise here, sometimes called “The Raggeds.”
Day 6 - Alert Bay, U'mista Cultural Centre
Home to a rare cedar swamp, old growth trees, and the world’s tallest totem pole, a highlight here is the rare collection of cultural treasures, including masks, shields, and dance regalia.
Day 7 - Cortes Island / Von Donop Inlet
The long, narrow inlet at the northwestern tip of Cortes Island is home to an undeveloped marine wilderness, a joint venture between the Klahoose First Nation band and BC Parks. Coast-Salish people call the old-growth forest “Ha’thayim.”
Day 8 - Desolation Sound
A perfect environment for kayaking and Zodiac exploration, these calm waters offer spectacular vistas as you explore the islands and coves that make up this unique shoreline.
Day 9 - "Sunshine Coast" - Pender Harbour
Pender Harbour is a delight when seen from the water. This vibrant heart of the Sunshine Coast is perfect for diving and exploring by kayak and Zodiac.
Day 10 - Nanaimo
Nanaimo offers one of the longest shorelines in Canada, and a forested mountain backdrop frames every view. Go from wilderness to city center is a few minutes as you explore.
Day 11 - Gulf Islands / Ganges
The Gulf Islands are among the world’s most beautiful cruising sites, with each turn presenting a breathtaking panorama. Ganges Harbour, the islands’ center, invites you to shop, taste, and explore.
Day 12 - Victaria
This quaint coastal city exudes a British charm that belies its status as a seat of government. A visit to the acclaimed Butchart Gardens is a botanical and sensual delight. Make time for tea at the legendary Empress Hotel.
Day 13 - Disembark in Seattle, WA
The urban center of the Pacific Northwest is the perfect endpoint to your journey. Explore world famous Pike Place Market, visit the iconic Space Needle, and have a cup of the city’s celebrated coffee before you say farewell.