American Queen Voyages
Explore Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Northern Pacific coast as never before.
Embrace your inner adventurer and participate in our educational and scenic adventures aboard inflatable zodiac boats or durable kayaks as you sail through remote bays and inlets. Active expeditions led by skillfull kayaking guides and United States Coast Guard certified zodiac captains guarantee you a chance for exploration from a new and more intimate perspective. Get ready for Mother Nature's majesty like you've never seen before.
Our shore excursions are designed to deliver a deeper, more insightful experience of the peoples of Alaska and the Northern Pacific coast — their culture, history and traditions — and, as always, nature at its most sublime.
1-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay with free ground transfers between hotel and vessel
Unlimited Guided Tours designed with your comfort in mind aboard private, deluxe motorcoaches
Unlimited Beverages including an extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers and specialty coffees
Open Bars & Lounges throughout the vessel including a juice bar EVERY morning
Locally Sourced & regionally Inspired Cuisine from land and sea
Gourmet Selections of freshly prepared choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
In-room Dining Available
Pre-Paid Gratuities (NEW)
Port Taxes & Fees (NEW)
Live, Daily Onboard
Entertainment & Enrichment
230 ports and landing sites
Encompassing 15 global destinations, our expedition cruises probe the furthest reaches of the planet, from Antarctica to the Arctic, Galapagos to Guinea Bissau, as well as the legendary Northwest Passage.
Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises feature a group of hand-picked experts who make up the Expedition Team, and they’ll deliver fascinating talks and lead guests on shore landings, kayaking excursions, expedition boat adventures and much more. We believe science is key to understanding the world, and that’s why some of our team members are scientists. If our guests want to learn more, our teams are available to help them use the onboard scientific equipment and guide them on Citizen Science projects which help ongoing global research.
Whether it’s setting foot on Antarctica, kayaking at the foot of an Alaskan glacier, or visiting a tribal community in Africa’s little-visited Bissagos Islands – authentic, unforgettable experiences await everyone who travels with us.
All our expedition cruises feature included extras such as complimentary beer and wine at meals, free Wi-Fi and an activity in every port of call – and there are no extra taxes or gratuities to pay.
Viking Expedition Cruises
The Thinking Person’s Expedition
Created for curious, experienced travelers
Our expedition ships are optimally sized for expeditions: small enough to navigate remote areas, yet large enough to provide speed, superior handling, and stability in the roughest seas. This is the latest in our legacy of award-winning ships including our Viking Longships®, built for Europe’s great rivers, and ocean ships, designed to dock in ports where larger ships cannot.
Our expedition ships have a dynamic positioning mode that allows them to hover in place when anchoring is difficult, providing guests with more comfortable small craft embarkation for excursions. To further enhance guest comfort, our ships feature both fin stabilizers that reduce rolling while sailing and a U-tank stabilizer that reduces rolling by nearly 50% when the ships are stationary.
With more indoor and outdoor viewing areas than other expedition vessels, guests are as close as possible to the most magnificent scenery on earth. Public rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and the Aula, our panoramic auditorium, offers 270° views. Staterooms are also designed to maximize observation, from our Nordic Balcony Staterooms to Explorer Suites with verandas and gardens.
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