Explore two world-class cities and the intricate coves and coastline that connect them. Discover scenic and natural wonders that are rarely explored — with exciting urban design on each end of your journey.
Day 1: Hotel Stay in Vancouver
Enjoy a wonderful interlude in this cosmopolitan city with a complimentary overnight stay before your cruise embarks. Experience European charm and Canadian warmth.
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: Copeland Islands
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 5: Alert Bay, BC
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 6: Cortes Island
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 7: 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 8: Sunshine Coast
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 9: Nanaimo, BC
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 10: 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 11: Victoria, BC
This quaint coastal city exudes a British charm that belies its status as a seat of government. A visit to acclaimed Butchart Gardens is a botanical and sensual delight. Make time for tea at the legendary Empress Hotel.
Day 12: Seattle, WA
The urban center of the Pacific Northwest is the perfect endpoint to your journey. Explore worldfamous Pike Place Market, visit the iconic Space Needle, and have a cup of the city’s celebrated coffee before you say farewell.
Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the fun of travelling. Programs and schedules may change due to weather, tides, local circumstances and venue changes. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage.
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