Russian Far East

Russian Far East

“I can still remember the awe I felt at Kolyuchin Island, what a magnificent place. We landed at night, and because of the midnight sun, it was still light out. We sat amid hundreds of thousands of nesting puffins, both crested and horned. We stared up at the cliff’s face to watch them feed, and chatter and the kittiwakes dart in and out. We wandered through a graveyard of ancient walrus skulls left over from the hunting days. And then there were the wildflowers bringing vibrant color to the rocky landscape. It is a bit of northern paradise.” (Lynn Cross)

These trips offer unique opportunities to explore this Russia’s remote and culturally rich environs. Traversing the coast of the Chukotka Pennisula, through the Bering Strait, passengers are offered a unique and historical journey. The Bering Strait itself pays homage to the remarkable 18th century expedition of Commander Vitus Bering, a Danish Ship Captain who was in the service of Tsar Peter the Great. This narrow passage separating the Asian and American continents is a migratory channel for huge numbers of sea birds and whales. Passengers will delight in gathering on deck keeping their eyes peeled and their binoculars ready for the blows of the Gray Whale, Minke Whale, and occasionally the ghostly Beluga.

On the landings and much to the delight of the naturalists on board, you will have the chance to watch the land come alive with color as the blooming Arctic wildflowers blanket the landscape. Birders will relish the rare opportunities to catch a glimpse of the nesting Least Auklets, Crested Auklets, Tufted Puffins, Horned Puffins, guillemots and many others. There will be opportunities to see at least 40 different species of birds that fish, nest and make this area their home. Wrangle Island, a popular stop on these expeditions is known for it’s fabulous wildlife. Depending on the flow of the ice, there is a chance to see the polar bears that den here in the winter, and also the Walrus, with their tusks clacking. Musk ox and reindeer also thrive on Wrangle Island as do tundra geese.

Trips in
Arctic 2020.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
May 20 - Jun 04, 2020 (16 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $14,980 - $23,980
Available
May 27 - Jun 08, 2020 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,925 - $11,550
Very Limited Availability
Jun 09 - Jun 20, 2020 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,750 - $10,370
Available
Jun 14 - Jul 05, 2020 (22 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $27,140 - $52,490
Available
Photography
Charter air: Nome/Anchorage
Jun 18 - Jul 06, 2020 (19 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $23,800 - $61,400
Limited Availability
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Jan 31st 2020.
Jun 23 - Jul 06, 2020 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,640 - $11,430
Available
Charter Air: Anadyr/Nome
Jul 05 - Jul 17, 2020 (13 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,040 - $32,810
Available
Photography
Jul 06 - Jul 20, 2020 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,900 - $11,000
Limited Availability
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Jul 06 - Jul 23, 2020 (18 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,410 - $37,260
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Jan 31st 2020. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020 PLUS Save $1,000 (in addition to prices in red) Excludes single occupancy, Expires Feb 28th 2020 Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
Jul 17 - Aug 07, 2020 (22 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $27,140 - $52,490
Available
Photography
Charter air: Nome/Anchorage
Jul 23 - Aug 10, 2020 (19 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,770 - $40,590
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Jan 31st 2020. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020 Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
Jul 27 - Aug 22, 2020 (27 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $21,900 - $29,900
Very Limited Availability
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr
Aug 03 - Aug 17, 2020 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,000 - $13,300
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 07 - Aug 19, 2020 (13 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,200 - $33,130
Available
Photography
Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Aug 10 - Aug 22, 2020 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,440 - $27,630
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Jan 31st 2020. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020 PLUS Save $1,000 (in addition to prices in red) Excludes single occupancy, Expires Feb 28th 2020 Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
Aug 17 - Aug 31, 2020 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,000 - $13,300
Very Limited Availability
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 19 - Aug 31, 2020 (13 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,200 - $33,130
Available
Photography
Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Aug 22 - Sep 17, 2020 (27 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $40,410 - $133,650
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel, Expires Jan 31st 2020. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020
Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2020 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,800 - $10,300
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr
Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2020 (13 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,200 - $33,130
Available
Photography
Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Sep 14 - Sep 26, 2020 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,370 - $28,620
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Jan 31st 2020. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Feb 28th 2020 PLUS Save $1,000 (in addition to prices in red) Excludes single occupancy, Expires Feb 28th 2020 Single supplement reduced to 10% for Vista & Classic Veranda (capacity controlled) and 25% for Deluxe Veranda. Call to confirm.
Trips in
Arctic 2021.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
May 26 - Jun 07, 2021 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,100 - $11,800
Available
Jun 10 - Jul 01, 2021 (22 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $27,990 - $53,990
Available
Photography
Charter air: Nome/Anchorage $TBD
Jun 21 - Jul 05, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,640 - $11,430
Available
Charter Air: Anadyr/Nome
Jul 01 - Jul 13, 2021 (13 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,830 - $33,940
Available
Photography
Jul 05 - Jul 19, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,300 - $11,500
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Jul 05 - Jul 19, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,300 - $11,500
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Jul 13 - Aug 03, 2021 (22 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $27,990 - $53,990
Available
Photography
Charter air: Anchorage/Nome $TBD
Jul 19 - Aug 02, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,400 - $13,800
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 02 - Aug 16, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,400 - $13,800
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 02 - Aug 16, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,400 - $13,800
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 03 - Aug 15, 2021 (13 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,830 - $33,940
Available
Photography
Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage $TBD
Aug 15 - Aug 27, 2021 (13 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,830 - $33,940
Available
Photography
Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,400 - $13,800
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2021 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,400 - $13,800
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2021 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,800 - $10,300
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr