Cunard Alaska voyages, the cruise line’s first in more than 20 years, go on sale Oct. 30 (for Cunard World Club members) and tomorrow (for the general public). The new sailings are part of the historic cruise line’s 2019 Oceans of Discovery program.
This will be the first time any of Cunard’s current vessels has visited Alaska. The Queen Elizabeth sailings begin with a 27-night crossing departing May 5, 2019 from Tokyo to Vancouver, with calls at Kodiak, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria.
Queen Elizabeth will then offer four round-trip 10-night Alaska voyages departing from Vancouver in May and June 2019. The voyages will feature Inside Passage scenic cruising, plus full days visits to popular Alaska ports, including Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan.
Cunard guests seeking a more in-depth experience of this part of the globe can book optional pre-and-post-cruise tour railroad tours on the Rocky Mountaineer. The three to five -night land tours travel through the Canadian Rockies, winding through river canyons, mountain passes and tunnels. Highlights include the Continental Divide, Kicking Horse Canyon, Spiral Tunnels and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.
Josh Leibowitz, Senior VP, Cunard North America, said, “Cunard is thrilled to make our return to Alaska with our youngest ship Queen Elizabeth. Our guests can now explore the region on the best itinerary in Alaska—four 10-night round-trip Vancouver sailings with more time in port and opportunities to visit the natural wonders of Tracy Arm Fjord and Hubbard Glacier.”
Our Take: An Alaska voyage belongs on the bucket list of any cruise fan (and is well worth repeating if you’ve already been – the scenery is beyond amazing). We’re sure Cunard’s legions of LGBTQ fans won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience Alaska’s breathtaking beauty aboard one a legendary queen.
More info at: PR Newswire