Alaska Cruise - from Vancouver

10 day Cruise Holiday - from £998

Cruise round trip from Vancouver, BC, through the scenic inside passage to Ketchikan. Watch for Whales, Dhal Porpoises and bald Eagles en route to the spectacular Glacier Bay National Park.

Highlights:

  • Sail the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world
  • Spot Orcas and Humpback Whales
  • Walk along the nature trail to Hoonah
  • Visit Juneau, Alaska’s capital city
  • Outdoor adventures in Ketchikan

Your Alaska Cruise Holiday

Alaska is one of the last unspoilt destinations on Earth. Vast, sparsely populated and untamed, it’s also home to thriving populations of salmon, moose, humpback whales and nesting eagles. Onboard experts will be on-hand to teach you more about this breath-taking region, with interactive talks covering a range of topics from the night sky to the diversity of the wildlife.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver

Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble sawmilling settlement, today, modern Vancouver is many things. It’s a bustling seaport, a hub for outdoor enthusiasts, an ethnically diverse metropolis and the ‘Hollywood of the North’. Framed by towering mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Vancouver seduces visitors with its combination of urban sophistication and laid-back attitude against a backdrop of glass towers, modern sights and plentiful green spaces.

Hotel: Rosedale on Robson or similar

Day 2 - Vancouver

Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s magnificent North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the mountains to visit the original Vancouver tourist attraction – Capilano Suspension Bridge. Spend time exploring our temperate rainforest and learn all about salmon at the Fish Hatchery. Your tour coach continues its climb up Grouse Mountain where you’ll take the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver with breathtaking views over the Lower Mainland and Coast Mountain Range. After time well spent in Vancouver’s back yard, your guide will drive you back to downtown and your hotel.

Hotel: Rosedale on Robson or similar

Day 3 - Depart Vancouver

Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your cruise ship and settle in and get ready to embark on your epic Alaska Cruise.

Cabin: Interior Stateroom

Meals: Dinner

Day 4 - The Inside Passage (Scenic Cruising)

Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rainforests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and Orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline.

Numerous ports along the way recount Alaska’s colourful history. In Sitka, an onion-domed church marks Russia’s onetime foothold in the Americas; Ketchikan provides a glimpse of the Native Alaskan experience, with historic totem poles and native-arts galleries; and the legendary town centre of Skagway bustles as it did at the turn of the 19th century, when it served as the rowdy Wild West gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush.

Cabin: Interior Stateroom

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Juneau

Juneau, Alaska may well be the most remote, beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountains, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau, both indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.

The city itself is pleasant, but the real highlight of a visit to Juneau is tracking down some wildlife. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay; bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve such as Chichagof or Admiralty Island to spy some bears lolling around.

The sleepy, misty city of around 32,000 – mostly fishermen and small-business owners – has a frontier town vibe, but welcomes more than a million visitors each summer to its natural attractions, cementing Juneau as Alaska’s number-one tourist destination.

Cabin: Interior Stateroom

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Skagway

At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway – but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colourful history, pristine wildlife and unrivalled natural beauty.

At every turn, you’ll find yourself immersed in gold rush lore, from the infamous Red Onion Saloon that still keeps a pistol that Wyatt Earp left behind en route to the Klondike, to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, a classic narrow-gauge railway that traverses rugged mountains and passes cascading waterfalls and towering glaciers as it connects Skagway to Whitehorse deep in the Yukon. Much of the town has been preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, where rangers offer free walking tours around the historic district. Here you’ll also find a vibrant local community, home to a rich collection of local galleries, curio shops and restaurants serving seafood plucked fresh from nearby waters.

Cabin: Interior Stateroom

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Glacier Bay

Imagine this; a bald eagle glides overhead when, in a flash, the ethereal silence is broken by the jarring boom of a calving glacier or breath-catching splash of a breaching humpback. Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve offers some of the most dramatic scenery and wildlife experiences in all of North America, which makes all the more reason for you to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve on this epic Alaska cruise. It’s going to be a highlight of your trip, we assure you!

Cabin: Interior Stateroom

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Ketchikan

Alaska’s ‘First City’ of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage. The town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain.

Ketchikan has long been an important hub of the salmon-fishing and packing industries; here you can try your luck on a sport fishing excursion or simply savour the fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. It is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations. You can see intricately carved totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Park, while the attractions of Saxman Village just outside of Ketchikan offers the chance to see Tlingit culture in action, with working carvers and a dance show in the clan house. Be sure to leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art.

Cabin: Interior Stateroom

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - The Inside Passage (Scenic Cruising)

It’s the final day of your cruise and time to make your way back through the Inside Passage to Vancouver. Keep your eyes peeled today as you send the day spotting the wonderful wildlife that makes this area of the world their home. If you’re lucky you might spot a pod of Orca playing, humpback whales breaching off the bow of the ship, bald eagles soaring overhead or even brown bears wandering the shoreline in the distance.

Cabin: Interior Stateroom

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 - Depart Vancouver

Arrive back in to port this morning and depart the cruise ship to make your way to the airport. If you have some spare time, you could add some extra nights here in this wonderfully eclectic city or move on to another equally fun destination nearby.

Meals: Breakfast

10 day Cruise Holiday - from £998

With flights from £1517

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

Book your Alaska Cruise as is to enjoy an Interior Stateroom Cabin or choose to upgrade your cabin type for more space and amazing Alaska views.

Upgrade to:

  • Alsaka Cruise with Ocean View Stateroom – from £1122
  • Alsaka Cruise with Vista Suite – from £1635
  • Alsaka Cruise with Verandah Suite – from £1679

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for cruises departing from 1st April 2021.

Not included in your Alaska Cruise: speciality dining reservations, shore excursions, onboard drinks & dining packages, laundry charges, Greenhouse spa treatments & packages, babysitting service, shopping onboard, telephone & internet charges, onboard tips/gratuities, travel insurance.

YOUR CRUISE HOLIDAY

Explore the wilds of Alaska in the best way possible, onboard a modern, elegant cruise ship. Enjoy private cabins, superb dining, incredible scenery and on shore experiences.

Your cruise includes:

  • A choice of accommodation
  • Complimentary dining at select venues
  • Gym and exercise classes
  • Children’s Activities
  • Daily entertainment
  • Live cooking demonstrations
  • ‘BBC Earth Experiences’
  • Informative onboard presentations
  • Onboard magazines

Facilities:

  • Private cabins with air conditioning and en suite bathrooms
  • Pools and sports courts
  • Library and art gallery
  • Microsoft Studio
  • Casino
  • Onboard shopping
  • Kids Venues with games
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Fitness centre, spa & salon
  • 24 hour in-room dining

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to a Canada Expert on 0333 234 0943

Coronavirus – Notice for Customers

We are currently contacting all customers whose holiday may be affected by the current travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

For the latest Government advice regarding travel to any particular country please visit the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Great Prices for 2020 & 2021

Whether you’re looking to get away this year or next, hotels are now offering some great prices and airlines incredible deals for both 2020 and 2021.

Cancellation Guarantee

So you can enjoy these low rates without risk, we have introduced a Price & Cancellation Guarantee. On all new bookings from 14th March 2020 we are offering:

Full Refund or Free Re-Booking - if you have to cancel your holiday or part of it due to UK government recommendation not to travel.

Free Change of Date or Destination - if foreign government action prevents access to their country or region.*

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At Freedom Destinations you have expert help at the end of the phone, so you can book with confidence knowing you have great support and full financial protection whatever happens.

Call us today on 0333 003 8043 or enquire online.

* Changes must be booked with same airline if flights have been paid. All changes subject to availability and seasonal surcharges and standard terms and conditions apply.