HIGHLIGHTS

  • A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert specialised in the destination onboard.
  • Shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced 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.
  • Elfin Cove, a charming little fishing port that can only be reached by boat or hydroplane.
Flight Seoul / Petropavlosk + transfers + flight Juneau / Seattle
Cruise The Arctic July 2020
Departure Port Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski
Arrival Port Juneau, Alaska

PONANT invites you on a fabulous sea journey between Russia and Alaska, along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Board Le Soléal for a 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.

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We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO.