Alaska Cruise & Seattle Stay
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Come aboard Emerald Princess for an unforgettable 7 night Alaska Cruise. You will witness some of the most spectacular scenery in the world as you cruise the famous Inside Passage north to Alaska.
Upon arrival into Seattle Airport, clear customs and make your way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.
Today is yours to enjoy 'The Emerald City' at leisure. Seattle is brimming with great cultural experiences and famous landmarks to experience, including the majestic Space Needle, which offers amazing views for all those who climb to the top and of course, a visit would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Pike Place Market. Overnight in Seattle.
Transfer to the cruise terminal where you will board your 7-night luxury cruise to the Gulf of Alaska onboard the luxurious Celebrity Infinity. Make sure you take some time to explore the incredible facilities onboard!
Located between Vancouver and Ketchikan, Alaska's Inside Passage is home to some of the most breath-taking scenery on the face of the earth, and is one of the few sea-lanes where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. Keep your eyes peeled as you travel past forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and peaceful coastal towns loaded with history, culture and adventure.
Fondly nicknamed "The Salmon Capital of the World", Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. Its climate means it is home to incredible lush rainforest. Besides the main attractions — Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village — make this trip even more unforgettable with a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. This is scenery that should only be seen from the sky, and further highlights the savage beauty of Alaska's landscape.
Accessible only by water or air, Juneau is shrouded with a sense of mystery and is surprisingly full of small town charm. Once you arrive, Alaska's capital city will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft via gondola to Mount Roberts, allowing you to take in panoramic views of Alaska's capital city. The fresh air is sure to whet your appetite so take some time to sample a local treat - crisp crab cakes.
Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century! Adventure awaits those who arrive in Klondike. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a 2,400km lifeline to the outside world and hums with activity all-day long. The landscape is ever-changing as you travel past forests, glaciers and vast mountain peaks. Keep a camera on-hand – these are memories you will want to treasure forever.
Nicknamed “The Best Place on Earth”, Victoria is walkable seaside city packed full of fragrant gardens, waterfront paths, engaging museums, and beautiful 19th century architecture and British influence. In the summer, the Inner Harbour – Victoria’s social and cultural centre – buzzes with visiting yachts, horse and carriage rides, street entertainers and excursion boats heading out to visit pods of friendly local whales.
Wave goodbye to your Alaskan adventure as you disembark from your ship in Seattle and make your way independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.
Today is yours at leisure to squeeze in any last sights that this Pacific Coastal city has to offer. Overnight in Seattle.
Make your way to the airport and embark on your flight back to the UK.