The inspiration of Alaska, only on Cunard
There is no better way to experience the splendour of Alaska than onboard Queen Elizabeth. You can choose from a selection of roundtrip voyages from Vancouver that include the Inside Passage as well as Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm and College Fjord, along with unique Alaska experiences, only available on Cunard.
Book by June 26, 2019 and receive these Early Booking Benefits:
Up to $1,000 onboard credit per stateroom
3rd and 4th guests as low as $500 per person
50% reduced deposit
Past guests receive 5% off Launch Fares
Grill Suite guests receive free drinks and free gratuities
Fares starting from $2,550 USD per person
Cunard’s voyages offer an array of destinations including Juneau, Alaska’s charming capital, tiny towns like Ketchikan and historic ports like Sitka and Skagway. New for 2020, enjoy scenic cruising of Glacier Bay. Part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site and filled with spectacular wildlife and scenery, it is a highlight of many of our Alaska voyages.
Vancouver provides some stunning scenery, such as Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge, just two highlights. British Columbia’s marine parks feature remote fjords and vast, beautiful lakes.
Vancouver is ideal for whale watching and hiking, or swimming and kayaking in the summer months. The Gulf Islands are teeming with wildlife, including dolphins, eagles and sea lions.
The Alaskan Inside Passage is a sea route of fjords, islands and bays. It is one of the most scenic maritime journeys in the world, with its spectacular mountain ranges, quaint towns and lush islands.
This protected waterway is one of the few where larger vessels can sail so near to the steep mountain walls, enabling you to view glaciers, forest-clad islands and ice-carved fjords up-close.
Venture into genuine wilderness as you sail to, and among, the mix of huge icebergs and towering mountain peaks of Tracy Arm, located in the southeastern strip of Alaska bordering British Columbia.
Marvel nature at its most unspoiled and compelling, spotting wildlife as you go, while you explore parts of the largest temperate rainforest in the world: Tongass National Forest.
Beneath an ice field that never melts, on a waterway that never freezes, Juneau is the unusual and disarmingly beautiful capital of Alaska. The Mendenhall Glacier is the not-to-be-missed attraction.
Look for orca and humpback whales as we sail into Juneau. There’s plenty to entertain and intrigue in the city. If you’re feeling fit, explore the glaciers by kayak or trek with crampons and an axe.
Gateway to the Klondike, with highlights including White Summit Pass and the cable Yukon Suspension Bridge. The gold rush coastal town of Skagway, Alaska, was previously a lawless Wild West outpost.
It’s now a national historic park, so the town’s restored boardwalk, shops and streets provide the perfect setting for actors to bring the town’s colorful past to life.
Glacier Bay is the crowning jewel of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Part of a 25-million-acre World Heritage Site, it is home to an array of wildlife and some of the world’s most amazing tidewater glaciers.
With snow-capped peaks piercing temperate rain forests, shimmering glaciers gliding through dynamic fjords, and an exceptional abundance of wildlife, it is no wonder Glacier Bay is the crowning jewel of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Covering 3.3 million acres, Glacier Bay is part of a 25-million-acre World Heritage Site, and one of the world’s largest internationally protected areas.
Glacier Bay is home to some of the planet’s most impressive tidewater glaciers. One of the highlights of visiting Glacier Bay is watching the prolific calving of these shimmering ice giants. Towering hundreds of feet above the water and stretching a hundred feet below, huge jagged pinnacles of ice break off in thunderous explosions, creating flotillas of icebergs. It is an awe-inspiring spectacle.
Glacier Bay is home to more than 1,000 glaciers, most of which are nestled in the surrounding mountains. Soaring to over 15,000 feet, these are the highest coastal mountains in the world, and, with their abundant snowfall, the perfect breeding grounds for glaciers.
The Bay is also a vibrant habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. Massive, spouting humpback whales are often spotted breaching and slapping their tails, as pods of orcas silently glide by and huge Steller sea lions bask in the sun on rocky outcrops. Along the endless miles of pristine coastline, you may see brown bears, mountain goats, and moose, while the sky is filled with hundreds of bird species, including rare puffins and majestic bald eagles.
To further enrich your experience of this wilderness sanctuary, National Park Service rangers will join you on board and offer deeper insight into this fascinating region. They will present you with a host of fascinating facts about the spectacular scenery, glaciers, and wildlife you will see, and inform you about some of the conservation efforts that go on behind the scenes. They will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this important biosphere reserve.
Sitka is a hidden beauty on the east coast of Baranof Island in southeast Alaska. Towered over by snowy mountains in the distance, it has previously been known as the Indian River Park and Totem Park.
Sitka’s National Historical Park is the oldest national park in Alaska, and along with the town’s warm welcome, its many natural wonders combine for a remarkable experience.
The capital of British Colombia, Victoria, possesses a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary charisma. It offers a wide variety of exquisite sights that draw visitors from around the world.
Notable landmarks include Craigdarroch Castle and the elegant Empress Hotel, which contrast with the shops and restaurants. There’s ample opportunity for whale watching and wildlife viewing, too.
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