Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands

07/25/2018 through 06/21/2019
07/25/2018 through 07/06/2019
Ponant

Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands

Flight Seoul / Petropavlosvk + transfers + flight Juneau / Seattle

PONANT invites you on a fabulous sea journey between Russia and Alaska, along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Board Le Soléal for a unique 13-day expedition cruise and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the Aleutian Islands.  

This elongated archipelago that marks the boundary between the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea forms a natural bridge between Kamchatka and Alaska, extending in an arc over nearly 2,000 km.  

You will board your ship in Petropavlovsk, the oldest city in the Russian Far East, before heading eastward.

Over the course of your cruise, you will get up close to the most active volcanoes in the world and you’ll be able to see for yourself the exceptional diversity of wildlife that reigns in these parts.

Surrounded by waters that are particularly rich in nutrients, the string of Aleutian Islands is home to an incredibly rich fauna. It is common to see whalesorcas and seabirds here.

Le Soléal will then continue to sail eastward to reach the sublime landscapes of Alaska, including glaciersold-growth forest, luxuriant vegetation and superb bays where grizzlies roam.

Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with your naturalist guides.
  • An exceptional cruise to discover the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
  • Landscapes: volcanic islands, glaciers, old-growth forest.
  • Wildlife: whales, orcas, seabirds, grizzlies.
  • Kiska Island, dominated by a 1,000-metre-tall volcano.
  • Unga Island, home to the vestiges of a village and a great variety of seabirds.
  • Elfin Cove, a charming little fishing port that can only be reached by boat or hydroplane.

Itinerary

Day 1 Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski
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Day 2 At Sea
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Day 3 Attu
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Day 4 Kiska Island
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Day 4 Davidof Island
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Day 5 Adak Island
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Day 6 At Sea
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Day 7 Dutch Harbor, Unalaska
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Day 8 Delarof Harbor
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Day 9 Geographic Harbor
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Day 9 Hidden Harbor, Kinak Bay
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Day 10 Holgate Glacier
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Day 11 Tsaa Fjord, Icy Bay
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Day 12 Elfin Cove
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Day 12 Inian Island
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Day 13 Juneau
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