Sil­versea

Indonesia Tatler Traveller - - GLOBETROTTERS -

Aleu­tian Is­lands and docked at Ko­diak Is­land on the south coast of Alaska. For a week, we trav­elled in­land on sea­planes, on the look­out for Ko­diak brown bear (also known as the Alaskan griz­zly bear) so we could wit­ness them hunt­ing thou­sands of salmon be­fore their win­ter hi­ber­na­tion. As the ex­pe­di­tion en­tered its fi­nal leg in the lat­ter part of the year, our sail­ing sched­ule to the Alaskan cap­i­tal of Juneau and to our last stop in Canada be­came de­pen­dent on the weather, with some se­ri­ous storms brew­ing in the Gulf of Alaska. I can safely say we were all look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing home to our crea­ture com­forts. By the end of our four-month-long ex­pe­di­tion in late Oc­to­ber, Lat­i­tude fi­nally docked at Van­cou­ver. Along the way, we had seen no less than 19 po­lar bears and tra­versed some 10,000 nau­ti­cal miles over the course of 100 days. It was cer­tainly the trip of a life­time—one we’ll never for­get. Ex­plore the Arc­tic via Green­land or Canada aboard the a small yet sturdy ves­sel spe­cially de­signed to chart re­mote and ex­treme en­vi­ron­ments. Dis­em­bark for ice hikes and wildlife spot­ting; the ship will make three more voy­ages in Au­gust and Septem­ber this year be­fore shut­ting down for the sea­son.

Em­bark on your own jour­ney through the Arc­tic with one of these lux­ury cruise op­er­a­tors

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