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Alaskan Adventure Cruise

"Alaska is an otherworldly place. Its natural beauty is unsurpassed in North America. Among its forests and mountains and in the seas off its 6,500 mile long coastline, you’ll find some of the most varied wildlife on the continent."


  • Experience a small, luxurious and intimate cruise aboard the Silver Explorer to a remote part of the world
  • See a plethora of bird and sea life including seals, whales and walrus
  • Cross the international dateline to explore Russia’s natural beauty

There are no two ways about it. Your best base for a trip in Alaska is by boat. Unpack once and it’s the almost-impossibly spectacular scenery that moves every day, not you. There are a large number of ships to choose from and this mode of transport offers a superb insight into this pristine wilderness but our favourite is the Silver Explorer.



This 16-day voyage leaves from Seward via remote Alaskan communities over the Bering Sea to Far-Eastern Russia and back to Nome.

Who with:

This intrepid trip suits adventurists, photographers and animal lovers up for experiencing parts of the planet least touched by man

When to go:

It's best to travel to Alaska during the summer months from June to September

The Silver Explorer, Silversea Alaska
Silver Explorer, Antarctica
Silver Explorer, Antarctica
Silver Explorer, Antarctica

No place like Nome

Some cruise liners sailing the coast of Alaska carry nearly 4,000 passengers. The Silver Explorer – with just 144 passengers and 118 crew – is most definitely not one of those floating cities. A Silversea cruise is the last word in intimate luxury.

Fares on board the Silver Explorer cover butler service and almost all discretionary spending. Gourmet dining (including in-suite meals), drinks, shore landings, tours and lectures are covered too. There are no ‘inside’ cabins, just outward view suites, some with their own veranda.

rown Bear and Two Cubs against a Forest and Mountain Backdrop at Katmai National Park, Alaska

North by Northwest

The ship’s hull has been specially strengthened so it can pass with ease through ice floes that you might encounter on your 16-day voyage from Seaward via remote bays, islands and Native Alaskan communities over the Bering Sea to Far-Eastern Russia and back to Nome, on the state’s western coast.

Here you’ll be in parts of the planet least touched by man, where nature reigns supreme in the long summer days. It’s a wilderness that is a photographer’s dream, with dramatic skies framing imposing landscapes.

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Katmai National Park, Alaska

Small is Beautiful

The smaller size of the Explorer means it can sneak into coves and inlets in both Alaska and Siberia that many other boats just can’t. You’ll be transported ashore by Zodiac inflatables where you might hope to see bears, seals and walruses and a plethora of bird life, including America’s famous bald eagles. Humpback whales can be found in these northern summer waters too. In the Katmai National Park at the head of Amalik Bay you might spot brown bears as they forage for berries, fish for salmon and even dig for clams at low tide.

Puffin, Alaska
Kamchatka Region

Across the Date Line

Swinging out around the Alaskan Peninsula you’ll head north to the incredibly remote, 40 square mile Saint Paul Island before crossing the international date line to Russia, north of the Kamchatka Peninsula. At Anastaysia Bay keep an eye out for Slaty-backed Gulls, Pelagic Cormorants, and both Horned and Tufted Puffins. All in all it’s one of the most astonishing cruises offered anywhere, a blend of isolation and luxury that’s unsurpassed.


As you’ll be on a smaller vessel, you will have the chance to explore smaller coves and get up close to experiences in Russia and Alaska. However, a cruise with Silver Explorer is so much more than this. Throughout the voyage, you will learn about the history, geology, wildlife and botany from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable onboard expedition team, giving you the full picture.

'You can't fail to be mesmerised by Alaska's incredible icy landscapes, snow-capped mountains and glaciers that glow blue in its extended daylight.'

Have questions? Our knowledgeable team of experts are on-hand to take your call or if you prefer by Zoom. Talk to us about your holiday dreams or challenge us with your travel conundrums.

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