Jewels of the Canadian Rockies & Majestic Alaska Cruise
Holiday Ref: 16474
Weekly departures now available May – September 2019 & 2020!
Your pre and post cruise stay will be in the stunning Pacific coastal city of Vancouver the culture and culinary capital of Canada. Relax and soak up the wonderful atmosphere before you set sail on a luxurious Vancouver Alaska Cruise onboard the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship. Visit historic ports and have your camera ready for glaciers, bears and whales.
Included in your itinerary is a beautiful rail journey through the Canadian Rockies from Vancouver to Jasper on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train. With time to spend in the Rockies visit the iconic Lake Louise, Banff whilst you travel along the Icefield Parkway.
Price includes Rail Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer 2 day rail and a Balcony Stateroom on Celebrity Eclipse – enjoy gourmet cuisine in a private dining room, wonderful views of majestic scenery from the upstairs glass dome seating area and take photographs to last a lifetime from an exclusive outside vestibule.
Book by 31st January 2019 and receive a FREE Classic Drink Package!
Depart UK to Calgary, Alberta. On arrival transfer to Banff and overnight.
Time to Explore Banff. If you’re looking for the best view, then the Banff Gondola is a must. Have your camera to see one of the most famous Canadian sites from the top of Sulphur Mountain. End your evening by dining out in downtown Banff.
Transfer to Jasper where you will overnight. This would be a great afternoon to take a helicopter tour of the area. You’ll get a new perspective on how magnificent the area really is.
A full day in Jasper to experience what this magnificent area has to offer. We suggest the Columbia ice field. This is the largest body of ice in Canada and feeds 3 of the globe’s oceans – the Pacific, the North Atlantic and the Arctic. A must to check out first hand.
Today you will board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer and begin your journey to Vancouver. Cameras are a must today as you make your way through the rugged alpine terrain to Kamloops where you will overnight.
Continue your journey on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer. Today you will meander your way along by dramatic canyons to the lush coastal mountains into Vancouver. Check one item off the ‘bucket list’. Overnight Vancouver.
Spend your day exploring Vancouver. This beautiful Pacific Coastal city set against a backdrop of mountains and beaches has so much to offer.
Make your way to the Vancouver port to embark on your Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse ®
Spend the day sailing the Inside Passage, a region of pristine water, snow-capped mountains, deep fjords and forested islands.
Dock in the afternoon at Icy Straight Point. Here you will find more brown bears than humans! Enjoy the Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit Village and check out the world’s largest Ziprider.
The glacier routinely calves off icebergs the size of ten-storey buildings. Learn this and more as you spend part of your day in Disenchantment Bay in front of the Hubbard Glacier.
Arrive early in the morning at Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Spend the day exploring. Option to Tour the Mendenhall Glacier and go whale watching and wildlife viewing. Try the Alaskan seafood trifecta: salmon, halibut and crab.
Dock after lunch in Ketchikan. Tour the area by foot, kayak, bike or try the zipline. Seeing the sights is easy in Ketchikan. Even if you just stand in the middle of town and look out over the waterfront, you've already taken in more natural beauty than most people do in a month.
Another day cruising the Inside Passage – have your camera ready, you have a second chance to catch what you missed the first time.
Disembark and make your way to your downtown Vancouver hotel. This would be a great opportunity to use your Hop on Hop off pass so you can decide what you want to go back and see later.
We recommend Granville Island, Stanley Park and Chinatown. Continue your west coast seafood extravaganza by trying out a couple of new restaurants.
Time to say goodbye to Canada and Alaska and fly back home with a camera full of photos, some incredible experiences and many, many wonderful memories.