You know about our exclusive Best of Alaska Cruisetour, the one where we partner with Princess to offer the cruise portion? Yeah, this year’s sailings sold out! For next year, we’re offering it again, with an additional date.
Also, new for next year is our exclusive 11-night northbound Essential Alaska cruisetour with Celebrity Cruises. Unlike the aforementioned, there is no Cruise Experts Travel host. However, note, the land portion is fully escorted, so you’ll have a guide with you then.
Wondering what to expect?
Your experience begins in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I’m not being partial either. Vancouver really is gorgeous.
Spend some time exploring our metropolitan city offering world-class cuisine, impressive natural sites, and countless outdoor activities. We did, after all, host the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Then, embark on a 7-night cruise onboard Celebrity Millennium. Let the attentive crew take care of you while you sail the lush Inside Passage.
Port of calls include in Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world; Icy Strait Point, a pristine town nearly untouched by commercialism; Juneau, the capital of Alaska; Skagway, a historic gold rush town; and Seward, a quaint fishing village.
You’ll be in awe as you slowly sail to encounter Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America at over 90 miles long and covering over 1350 square miles in area.
Your land adventure begins in Seward where you’ll meet your Alaska tour guide. Onboard a deluxe motorcoach, continue north along the scenic route to Alyeska where you’ll stay overnight.
En route, you’ll have the opportunity to see Alaska wildlife up-close at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. In Alyeska, you’ll soar 2300 feet in the Mt. Alyeska tramway to see breathtaking views of the Girdwood Valley. Time is left in the evening to explore the valley on your own.
The next morning, the scenic drive onboard your deluxe motorcoach will bring you to Talkeetna where you’ll spend the night. And on the way, you’ll stop in the cosmopolitan city of Anchorage for lunch on your own.
For the remainder of the afternoon and evening, Talkeetna will be yours to explore at leisure or maybe you’d like to partake in optional activities, such as flightseeing over Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America, or jet boating on the riverways of Talkeetna.
The following day begins with a scenic journey to Denali where you’ll stay overnight. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring Denali on your own, or on one of our numerous optional excursions, such as whitewater rafting the rapids of Nenanan River, or journeying off-road in a 4-wheel drive jeep Wrangler.
Be sure to have your camera charged and ready the next morning. You’ll be exploring Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour.
Learn about the animals, flora and fauna of this region and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and other natural Alaskan wildlife in the Denali Valley.
In the afternoon, relax onboard the luxurious glass-domed train for a scenic ride to Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks. An included dinner will be served onboard as you take in magnificent panoramic views.
Alas, your Alaskan adventure ends the next morning and it’ll be time to bid farewell to new friends!
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