Alaska with Celebrity Cruises
Alaska with Celebrity Cruises
Alaska is a land of superlatives: biggest, highest, and wildest. More than a million people take an Alaska cruise every year, making this US state one of the world’s most popular cruise destinations. It’s easy to see why. The dramatic scenery is some of the most awe-inspiring that can be reached by cruise ship. Virtually all voyages navigate the Inside Passage - a spectacular labyrinth of islands, inlets, fjords and mountains that start north of Vancouver Island and runs to Juneau - the Alaskan state capital - and beyond.
The Inside Passage is a wildlife lover’s paradise, with bald eagles, bears and humpback whales offering some fantastic photo opportunities. Other great places to visit include Ketchikan Creek and Falls where there’s the chance to see moose and eagles in the beautiful wilderness that surrounds the area. With the stunning scenery come a wide variety of outdoor activities and the chance to explore the cultures of the many indigenous peoples who have inhabited the region for thousands of years.
In 2018 the ever-popular 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity will sail on a series of seven-night, round-trip itineraries from Vancouver to the Hubbard Glacier. If you’re looking to venture farther into the vast expanse of America’s last frontier there’s the chance to revel in alternating open-jaw sailings out of Vancouver, British Columbia, or Seward, Alaska, aboard the 2,138-passenger Celebrity Millennium. The recently refurbished Celebrity Solstice will sail on seven-night roundtrip voyages from Seattle to Tracy Arm Fjord. On this highly-rated 2,850-passenger ship there’s the chance to enjoy a gastronomic ‘Taste of Film’ which pairs films shown on the giant LED screen on deck under the starry Alaskan night sky with cuisine that brings the scenes on the screen to life through guests’ taste buds.
Alaska offers more than a dramatic coast and it’s worth exploring the remarkable interior with the variety of Celebrity Cruisetours ranging from nine to 13 nights. You’ll stay in the finest Alaskan lodges and travel in deluxe transportation through the glacier-covered mountains of the Kenai Peninsula, the vast tundra and taiga forests of Denali National Park, and marvel at North America’s tallest peak – Mount McKinley – as well as close encounters with a stunning array of wildlife.
Celebrity Cruises’ Canadian Rockies Cruisetour embraces nostalgic flair with an overnight rail journey aboard VIA Rail’s legendary train, ‘The Canadian’ between Jasper and Vancouver which offers daylight views of the mountains. Guests can choose from two different Canadian Rockies Cruisetour options ranging from 12- to 13-nights. The Alaska cruise season runs from mid-May to September, with the driest months being May and June when temperatures range from 10 to 18 degrees Celsius. To stake your claim to an unforgettable Alaskan experience with Celebrity Cruises speak to our knowledgeable team on 0808 256 6742.
- 26th January 2018