Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour Northbound

1 NIGHT Seattle • 7 NIGHT Cruise • 2 NIGHTS Anchorage • 1 NIGHT Alaska

Starting your tour with a cruise from Seattle and finishing in Anchorage Alaska this is a great combination of a cruise and an escorted tour that highlights the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Cruising from Seattle with Norwegian Cruise Lines (Norwegian Sun) you will journey along the Alaskan Inside Passage and the west Coast of Vancouver Island with ports of call at  Ketchikan • Juneau • Skagway • Glacier Bay  and Anchorage. While at sea you will pass through Glacier Bay National Park or cruise up to Hubbard Glacier, where glaciers routinely calve off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings Disembarking at Seward to commence an escorted journey to Anchorage taking in some spectacular Alaskan Wildlife. Make 2017 the year you go “North to Alaska!” Visiting both Denali National Park and Glacier Bay National Park on the same trip.
From £3607pp

What's Included

  • Transatlantic Flights from Dublin to Seattle and return from Anchorage
  • 1 NIGHT hotel accommodation in Seattle
  • 7 NIGHT cruise from Seattle with Norwegian Cruise Line including all meals
  • 2 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in Anchorage
  • 1 NIGHT accommodation in Denali National Park Alaska
  • Service of a professional driver guide days on escorted touring days
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Quote Ref 1483233

Staff Tips

Seattle-Seaplanes are the normal form of transport in the Pacific Northwest – get a birds eye view of Seattle and its bustling waterfront.

Angel Chua

Travel Expert

There will be a laundry service on board all ships; the service is not “self service” and prices vary by garment type

Denise Walsh

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Seattle
Seattle to Vancouver
Scenic Inside Passage Cruising
Ketchikan
Juneau
Skagway
Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay National Park
At Sea
Seward to Anchorage and City Tour
Denali via Talkeetna and Wasilla
Denali National Park to Anchorage
Depart Anchorage for Home
  • Day 1 Seattle

    Arrive Seattle. Today your Alaskan Cruise Tour adventure begins in Seattle. Transfer independently to your hotel.

  • Day 2 Seattle to Vancouver

    We drive north and across the Canadian border to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest metropolitan area. After a brief city tour and lunch on your own, you will board the “Norwegian Sun” your floating hotel for the next week, with time to settle into your stateroom before dinner.

  • Day 3 Scenic Inside Passage Cruising

    Cruise along the Alaska Inside Passage and the west coast of Vancouver Island. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea lanes in the world. The scenery is breath taking with forests in a hundred shades of green, turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns.

  • Day 4 Ketchikan

    This eye-catching and distinctive city is built on stilts over the water, with a boardwalk and weathered stairways that cling to the granite cliffs. Stroll Creek Street, the former “Red Light” district with its gold shops, gift boutiques, and restaurants or visit the Totem Pole Park at Saxman Native Village.

  • Day 5 Juneau

    This eye-catching and distinctive city is built on stilts over the water, with a boardwalk and weathered stairways that cling to the granite cliffs. Stroll Creek Street, the former “Red Light” district with its gold shops, gift boutiques, and restaurants or visit the Totem Pole Park at Saxman Native Village.

  • Day 6 Skagway

    Where the Gold Rush began, Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors hell-bent on getting to the Klondike gold fields; even in modern day, Skagway’s well-preserved history and culture brings to life the 1898 gold rush atmosphere like no other Alaskan port of call. Go ashore to stroll the weathered boardwalks and drop in at old-time saloons or shop for gold nuggets.

  • Day 7 Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay National Park

    The overwhelming grandeur of glaciers, exotic wildlife, and pristine environment combine to offer a breath taking view of raw nature. Spend the entire day cruising a 60-mile passage, passing glaciers galore, abundant wildlife and scenic beauty unique in all the world. Experience the spectacle of glacier calving, where great chunks of ice are continually falling into the bay with a deafening roar, which enhances the fascinating scene.

  • Day 8 At Sea

    Today, cruise along Hubbard Glacier, the largest calving glacier on the North American continent, and witness the spectacle when large chunks of ice crash into the water, creating a wonderful sound called “white thunder” by the native Tlingit people. Hubbard is more than 70 miles long; the cliff face you sail along is six miles wide and over 300 ft high.

  • Day 9 Seward to Anchorage and City Tour

    We disembark this morning in Seward where the land portion of your Alaskan cruise tour begins. Meet your tour director for a brief city tour of this popular fishing village surrounded by the unrivalled beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Then, travel north on your comfortable motor coach to Anchorage and en route visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see Alaska’s wildlife up close.

  • Day 10 Denali via Talkeetna and Wasilla

    We leave Anchorage in the morning, traveling north toward Talkeetna. We'll visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters near Wasilla where you can learn about the “Last Great Race.”

  • Day 11 Denali National Park to Anchorage

    This morning embark on a Denali National Park Tour. Travel 30 miles into the Park aboard an exclusive park bus to explore one of the world’s largest frontiers for wilderness adventure. Your dedicated naturalist will provide a great introduction to the conservation efforts and history of the park. In the afternoon depart for Anchorage.

  • Day 12 Depart Anchorage for Home

    Today, bid farewell to Alaska and transfer to Anchorage for your departure flight.
    Note: Most flights from Anchorage are non-direct with at least one or two connections. Departure flights from Anchorage to most cities are overnight and arrive the following day; some flights depart Anchorage after midnight.

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