This Alaska cruise holiday begins with a night in Vancouver before boarding Celebrity Millennium. This ship has just been Revolutionised, Celebrity Cruises modernisation programme for their ships so you will be sure to cruise in style. Setting sail from Vancouver, your cruise will travel up Alaska’s Inside Passage, home to some of the most stunning scenery on the planet, with majestic mountain peaks sweeping down to the sea while wildlife roam amongst marvellous spring wildflowers.
From there you will continue to Ketchikan the ancestral home of the Tlingit people and commonly known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ for its famous fresh salmon. Next up is Icy Strait Point where you will have the chance to see humpback whales, eagles and brown bears. The cruise continues on to Juneau where you will have the chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure via helicopter in Alaska’s capital. You’ll also sail by Hubbard Glacier, the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes! Sail back to Seattle via Seward after which your cruise will end.
Arranging a thrilling shore excursion before you board is a good idea, especially if you want the best selection of times and experiences.
Karen Sheals Hoy
Icy Strait Point
Day 1 Vancouver Stay
Day 2 VancouverArrive at 2020-05-22 00:00Depart at 2020-05-22 16:3024 ports and cities. Over 40 land excursions. Your combinations are nearly endless in this unspoiled land nestled between glacier and rain forest. Explore Alaska by land, sea and air, viewing North America's most noble creatures and natural wonders. It's all designed to get you refueled on inspiration. This is your opportunity to take the adventure you always dreamed of. Witness dramatic displays of ice-shelves breaking off into icebergs. Visit cultures that have lived and loved the land for thousands of years. Marvel at moose and bear on the land, bald eagles soaring above, and humpback whales peacefully rolling with the sea. And gaze upon the backdrop of a million stars showcasing the miracle of the Aurora Borealis.
Day 3 Inside Passage, AlaskaArrive at 2020-05-23 00:00Depart at 2020-05-23 00:00Located between Vancouver and Ketchikan, Alaska's Inside Passage is hot to some of the most breathtaking scenery on the face of the earth, 3000 foot mountain peaks meet the oceans within a mile of the shore. Marvel at the spring wildflowers and the migration of the Humpback and Killer whales. Visit in the autumn when the passage is ablaze with autumn foliage, it's perfect place to view gathering of Bald Eagles.
Day 4 KetchikanArrive at 2020-05-24 07:00Depart at 2020-05-24 15:00You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you can't resist.
Day 5 Icy Strait PointArrive at 2020-05-25 10:00Depart at 2020-05-25 20:00For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait Point offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.
Day 6 JuneauArrive at 2020-05-26 07:00Depart at 2020-05-26 21:30Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure via helicopter in Alaska's capital. A city that gracefully balances frontier ruggedness with cosmopolitan flair. Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice measuring 1.5 miles in width and over 6 miles in length, is part of Juneau's Icefield, 1500 square miles of ice that feeds 38 glaciers and ready for you to take a float trip on it.
Day 7 SkagwayArrive at 2020-05-27 07:00Depart at 2020-05-27 16:00Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
Day 8 Hubbard GlacierArrive at 2020-05-28 00:00Depart at 2020-05-28 00:00Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.
Day 9 SewardArrive at 2020-05-29 05:00Depart at 2020-05-29 00:00The land portion of your Alaska cruisetour begins or ends in Seward, a popular fishing village surrounded by the unrivaled beauty of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, the Chugach National Forest, and the Kenai Fjords National Park. As you might expect, opportunities for up-close-and-personal encounters with wildlife abound.
Day 10 Seattle Stay