Luxurious Alaskan Cruise
Holiday Ref: 16478
Exclusive departure – 30th June 2019 – other similar itineraries available May – September 2019 – call for details!
Departure the UK to Vancouver. Upon arrival we have arranged a private curb-side transfer from the airport to your Vancouver Hotel where you will overnight.
Day to explore Vancouver and take your Vancouver City and Lookout Tour which is a great way to explore the city. See Canada Place, English Bay, Granville Island and more. This will help you decide where you should dine this evening. Why not try some sushi or Pacific Salmon.
Transfer from your hotel to the cruise port to embark on your 12-night Alaskan Cruise.
Today you will sail the Queen Charlotte Sound along the coast of British Columbia.
Today the ship will slowly thread the 100-mile Behm Canal to scenic Rudyerd Bay. Take the optional guided Zodiac excursion launched from the ship’s Marina. Take in the scenery and wildlife up close from sea level. The area is abundantly populated with grizzly and black bears, whales, mountain goats and deer.
Wrangell, Alaska – cruising Sumner Strait, Transit Decision Passage
Visitors are thrilled by close encounters with black and brown bears at the nearby Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory.
Sitka, Alaska - served as the capital of Russian America until the purchase of Alaska in 1867. Favourite sights for visitors include traditional Russian performances by the New Archangel Dancers and visits to the fascinating Alaska Raptor Centre
Inian Islands, Icy Strait Point - The Inian Islands are a cluster of rocky islands situated at the Pacific Ocean end of the Icy Strait between Chichagof Island and the Glacier Bay National Park. It also provides a continual bath of nutrient rich water to the islands, supporting plenty of marine life including whales, seals and sea lions, otters, and sea birds.
Juneau, Alaska - Alaska’s capital is inaccessible by road, due to the rugged surrounding terrain and the Juneau Icefield spawns no fewer than 30 glaciers, including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier, the only glacier within a city’s limits. Popular adventures for visitors include flight tours by seaplane or helicopter, many including landing on glaciers; whale-watching and wildlife viewing excursions by boat and so much more.
Scenic cruising Tracy Arm – day at sea – relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery passing right in front of you.
Ketchikan, Alaska – Alaska’s most colourful town also celebrates its earlier heritage. Ketchikan has the largest collection of totem poles in the world. Originals and reproductions can be seen in one of their museums. Visit the salmon hatchery and learn what they are doing to help maintain this vital resource.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia – cruising through the Granville Channel – take a seaplane tour or take the opportunity to walk through the magnificent forest.
Alert Bay, Seymour Narrows – Aside from the town, the rest of the island comprises two Indian Reserves. Totem poles can be viewed from the road at the island Burial Grounds, and the town boasts the world’s tallest totem.
Disembark your ship and transfer (included) to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to the UK