Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Across the Bering Sea

This collection of voyages that crosses the Bering Sea aboard the 102-guest National Geographic Orion promises rich Russian cultural components, breathtaking landscapes and an astounding wealth of wildlife. Each of these unique Arctic cruise routes begin and ends in Alaska.

On the main 13-day Exploring Russia’s Far East & Wrangel Island cruise, explore the remote Siberian coastline and venture past the Arctic Circle. Meet indigenous artists known for their intricate walrus ivory carvings, take in dramatic bird cliffs teeming with puffins and guillemots, then forge farther north to Wrangel Island Reserve. Spend several days in this pristine landscape that’s home to the highest density of ancestral polar bear dens, the world’s largest population of Pacific walrus, and a variety of plant life. Witness the intriguing site with the ancient, mysterious display of whale bones and skulls erected on Yttygran Island.

The National Geographic Orion also offers a longer 22-day alternative itinerary that sails through Alaska’s Katmai coast then along the coast of Russia through Kamchatka, making for a cultural and wildlife focused trip. Another option is to get aboard the 13-day Bering Sea Wilderness: Pribilofs, Katmai, and Kodiak cruise that makes a stop in Russia, but highlights remote wildlife-rich islands off the coast of Alaska. Contact AdventureSmith’s Arctic cruise specialists for a customized look at which route best suits your travel needs.

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