There is no better way to experience the splendour of Alaska than onboard Queen Elizabeth with Cunard. This 10-day Hosted Cruise takes you roundtrip Vancouver – the easiest way to travel! This sailing includes the Inside Passage and the impressive Glacier Bay, along with unique Alaska experiences, and exclusives, brought to you by your host & Lloyds Travel Advisor, Rob Haynes.
Prices from $3,690 USD per person, based on double occupancy in a Britannia Inside Stateroom
Port fees of $309.64 per person are additional
In between the spectacular tidewater-glacier viewing sessions in Glacier Bay and College Fjord, explore a variety of vibrant ports, including Sitka, Anchorage, and Ketchikan.
Travel alongside your gracious host and enjoy your complimentary Shore Event in Juneau:
*This event is exclusive to your hosted cruise group
Your Ship: The Queen Elizabeth
Join us on Queen Elizabeth and immerse yourself in her evocative art deco elegance. Our newest Cunard Queen exudes style and has an especially refined feel. Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable voyage.
Your Cunard Alaska hosted cruise begins in beautiful Vancouver. 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 Inside Passage consists of over 1,000 islands, bays and fjords. With boundless, ever-changing scenery, it’s one of the most spectacular maritime journeys in the world.
Stretching 500 miles from Puget Sound near Seattle in the south to Juneau and Skagway in the north, this protected region is one of the few where larger vessels can sail so near to the steep mountain walls, enabling you to experience glaciers, forest-clad islands and ice-carved fjords up close.
Tiny Ketchikan is just three miles long and three blocks wide, but here you can be sure to find Alaska’s busiest waterfront buzzing with boat planes, fishing boats, pleasure craft, and busy fishermen.
Local trawlers bring delicacies like king crab, octopus, shark, prawn and rockfish to Ketchikan, known as Alaska’s First City for its location and its figurehead status for outstanding natural beauty.
Icy Strait Point is a grand idea brought to life in a brilliant hub of Alaskan action and adventure. Look out for whales in the picturesque wilderness or enjoy warm hospitality and hearty food ashore.
Built around a restored 1912 salmon cannery, its shops are wholly Alaskan-owned, and it features restaurants, nature trails, a museum and even a beach. Bears outnumber humans on Chichagof Island.
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, which you will visit on your complimentary Ensemble Exclusive Excursion.
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.
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.
Witness the grace and brilliance of glacial formations and towering icebergs in action as you sail by a highlight of Alaska’s many coastal wonders. Learn the history it created and take in the view.
Hubbard Glacier has dictated local geography and human endeavors over millennia. This is your chance to get close to one of Earth’s majestic giants of slow-moving ice.
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.
Your hosted cruise comes to an end back in Vancouver.