Cunard will sail to Alaska again in a series of voyages beginning in May 2019 when Queen Elizabeth will sail from Japan to Alaska, remaining in the region through June. The ship will then transport passengers down the West Coast of the United States, through the Panama Canal to New York, on to Iceland and the British Isles.
“Cunard is thrilled to make our return to Alaska with our youngest ship Queen Elizabeth,” said Josh Leibowitz, Senior VP, Cunard North America.
“Our guests can now explore the best itinerary in Alaska with 4, 10-night round trips with more time in port and opportunities to visit the natural wonders of Alaska on a legendary Cunard Queen.”
Early booking is available to World Club members beginning 30 October, 2017 with reservations being opened to the general public starting on 31 October, 2017. For those looking to enjoy the coveted Grills experience, an early booking benefit of complimentary drinks and gratuities is available from October 30, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
27-night voyage from Tokyo (Yokohama) to Vancouver
Queen Elizabeth will sail from Tokyo (Yokohama) on 5 May, 2019, crossing the International Date Line to the Alaskan port of Kodiak, and the capital, Juneau. From there the cruise will pass Tracy Arm Fjord or Endicott Arm, on to the quaint town of Skagway, and Icy Strait Point before visiting Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria and Vancouver. Launch fares from $4,409 per person.
10-night roundtrip Alaska-Vancouver sailings
Queen Elizabeth will offer four roundtrip sailings to Vancouver departing 21 May, 31 May, 10 June and 20 June, 2019. Itineraries feature scenic cruising through the waterways of the famous Inside Passage as well as full days in several of the region’s highlight ports to discover the history and culture of the area. Guests will experience the gold rush spirit of Skagway and Juneau, the native tribes of Ketchikan and the Russian charm of Sitka. The itinerary also includes the Tracy Arm Fjord or Endicott Arm, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Victoria. Launch fares from $1,699 per person.
Fourth of July Vancouver to California
From Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth heads to San Francisco and then Los Angeles, for a rare overnight stay on the Fourth of July – American Independence Day. Fares start at $779 per person for these three- or five-night deployments.
California and beyond …
For those looking to expand their adventure, guests can remain on board for the full Grand Voyage. After departing from Vancouver and stopping in California, the ship continues through the Panama Canal to Ft. Lauderdale or New York before crossing the Atlantic to reach the dramatic shores of Reykjavik, Dublin, Glasgow on to London. Grand Voyages can be booked from 21- to 49-nights with launch fares from $3,479 per person.
Rocky Mountain Rail Land Tours are offered pre- and post- cruise including three or five nights’ accommodation and two full days aboard the train. The journey travels through a spectacular array of scenery with glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, through winding river canyons, mountain passes and remarkable tunnels. Highlights include the Continental Divide, Kicking Horse Canyon, Spiral Tunnels and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.