In the Pacific Northwest, spring bustles! Meltwaters flow from coastal ranges. Rhododendron and tulips bloom alongside trillium and currants. Fall is rich with the glow of red-orange-yellow foliage. And migrating birds pass through along the Pacific Flyway during both seasons.
Locals often tease, if you don’t like the weather, just wait ten minutes—and they’re often right! While each season offers unique conditions, we unquestionably believe our home region is gorgeous every month of the year!
Spotting Some of the Most Beautiful Birds in the Pacific Northwest
Several passengers added birds to their “life lists”—most notably, the colorful and graceful Harlequin Duck.
Pacific Northwest Image Gallery
View our images and get inspired to visit the Pacific Northwest on an adventure cruise!
An Expedition Cruise and Wondrous Hiking
Our guide Krista held up a long, three-inch-wide ribbon of bull kelp, a sea algae, and squeezed open the bulbous end. "See the little dark spots...
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