Cunard – Vancouver & Alaska Cruise Holiday
Embark on an unforgettable journey to the vast ice kingdom, unlike any place on earth. There is no better way to experience the magnificence of Alaska than aboard Queen Elizabeth with Cunard. Spend scenic days cruising Alaskas Inside Passage, glean insights about the route at the Naturalist Outpost and cosy up with blankets and a warm drink while taking in the breath-taking scenery.
Day 1 Fly to Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and make your way downtown, where you will have the rest of the day to explore at leisure.
Day 2 Vancouver
There is so much to see and do in Vancouver and the surrounding area! Its often hard to know where to start. Take in the sights such as the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park, or head over to Granville Island market where you can discover a world of food, art and culture.
Day 3 Alaska Cruise
Arrive at the cruise terminal in Vancouvers wonderful Canada Place. Check in to your stateroom for the next 10 days at sea on a journey of discovery to Alaska.
Day 4 Cruising the Inside Passage
The Inside Passage is an enchanting scenic waterway stretching from Vancouver all the way up to Alaska, including some of Alaskas beautiful islands that you will see along the way.
Day 5 Juneau, Alaska
Home of one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States it is abundant with wildlife, including orca and humpback. Explore glaciers including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier, Juneaus most accessible glacier.
Day 6 Skagway, Alaska
Known as the best preserved Gold Rush town, Skagway is a very historical town with so much history and local charm to discover. Spend the day discovering the enchanting Gold Rush story and visiting the wonderful historical buildings that the gold prospectors built.
Day 7 Hubbard Glacier
Witness this magnificent natural beauty up close as you sail by this glacial wonder with its thundering calving that make towering icebergs that can be 3-4 stories in height.
Day 8 Glacier Bay
You will never forget the sound of the glaciers calving as it sends a hush through the whole ship and you take in the enormous cliff-flanked fjords and remarkable wilderness. Enjoy a day of cruising through Glacier Bay which is a wildlife lovers dream with humpback and killer whales breaching the water below.
Day 9 Sitka
This hidden beauty on the west shore of Baranof Island is stepped in Russian heritage. Sitkas National Historical Park is the oldest National Park in Alaska and this makes for an extraordinary visit.
Day 10 Ketchikan, Alaska
Circled by lush green landscape and with evergreen mountains sprouting out of the waters, the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful due to the abundant rainfall of the rainforest environment. Explore the historical town.
Day 11 At Sea
Returning back to the Canadian waters you will cruise the scenic Inside Passage again and keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting wildlife that call this coastline home.
Day 12 Victoria
The capital of British Columbia possesses a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary charisma. there is ample opportunity for whale watching and wildlife viewing.
Day 13 Fly from Vancouver End of the tour
Your cruise arrives back into port in the early morning, giving you time for a last whip around the shops in Vancouver, or a final afternoon in the sunshine by English Bay before you make your way to the airport for your return flight home.
ESTA online application for entry to the USA
Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $14 per person.
You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, its worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years.Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.