Alaska Launch

Alaska, by Cunard.
Discover our new Alaska itinerary with six charming ports to explore, all from the comfort of elegant Queen Elizabeth. Feast your eyes on towering glaciers and ice fields, native wildlife and national parks with full days in port. Or sit back, relax and absorb stunning views on deck or from your own private balcony.

The inspiration of Alaska, the luxury of Cunard.

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  • Voyages from Vancouver.

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    Sail from Alaska to San Francisco, or choose to continue on to Los Angeles, where you can overnight and celebrate Independence Day. Sail across the Atlantic to Iceland, before crossing the ocean in style to Southampton via Dublin, Ireland.

  • Japan and Alaska.

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    Beginning in futuristic Tokyo, these ambitious itineraries combine rich Japanese charm and culture with breathtaking Alaskan scenery to provide a truly unforgettable journey.

  • Roundtrips from Vancouver.

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    Stop at fascinating destinations along the Northwest Pacific coast and British Colombia for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Choose from four remarkable roundtrips from Vancouver, all of which include a wealth of exciting ports to discover.

  • Popular ports.

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    Our new Alaska cruises visit an exciting array of spectacular destinations including Juneau, Alaska’s charming capital, tiny towns like Ketchikan and historic sites such as Sitka. Discover a few of our favourites.

  • Hotels and land tours.

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    We are pleased to introduce two new cruise stays to extend your Alaskan experience. Each hotel has a five-star rating and has been selected for its key location. Our land tour, a once-in-a-lifetime trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, is a must for any visitor to Alaska.

Voyages from Vancouver.

    • San Francisco

      Vancouver to San Francisco.

      Explore Alaska's Inside Passage on this spectacular 13 night journey. Visit Alaska's busiest waterfront Ketchikan, before exploring its capital, Juneau. Then onto historic Skagway, picturesque Icy Strait Point and beautiful Sitka before arriving at British Columbia’s Victoria and Vancouver. Your voyage ends with indulgent sea days all the way to San Francisco Bay. View cruise
    • Tracy Arm Fjord

      Vancouver to Los Angeles.

      Continue to Los Angeles on this on this 15 night Alaskan adventure. From Vancouver, visit Alaska’s first city, Ketchikan, then discover its capital, Juneau, before passing by the pristine Tracy Arm Fjord. Explore the tiny gold-rush town of Skagway and picturesque Icy Strait Point before absorbing the 76 mile long Hubbard Glacier. You’ll arrive at beautiful Sitka and then stop off at British Columbia’s Victoria and Vancouver before indulgent sea days cruising to San Francisco, arriving in Los Angeles late evening for an overnight stay. View cruise
    • Edinburgh Castle

      Vancouver to Southampton.

      This 49 night grand voyage sails to some of Alaska and Central America’s most exciting places before crossing the ocean to Southampton, England. Sail through the Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord passing by lush woodlands, cascading waterfalls, and blue-tinged glaciers. Stop off at Alaska’s quaint towns including its capital, Juneau and its tiny gold-rush town Skagway. Cruising the Americas, you can enjoy exciting city stops such as San Francisco and Los Angeles before reaching Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Aruba for mesmerising white-sandy beaches. Then onto Florida, next New York and Canada before experiencing the delights of Iceland, including its brightly coloured capital, Reykjavik. Cross the ocean to British waters, arriving in the Emerald Isle where you will discover pretty Greenock and bustling Dublin before ending your unforgettable journey in Southampton. View cruise
    • Mexico

      Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale.

      This 21 night Panama Canal cruise leaves Vancouver to visit San Francisco, Los Angeles and some of Central America’s most fascinating locations, bursting with colour and life. Indulge on relaxing sea days between exciting stops in dazzling Mexico, historic Guatemala, and stunning Costa Rica. Then, your Panama Canal transit begins, which is undoubtedly one of the world's most iconic cruise experiences. From a distance you’ll see a beckoning Venezuelan mainland glistening as you reach the Caribbean island of Aruba, before two luxury days at sea lead you back to Fort Lauderdale. View cruise
    • Los Angeles

      Fourth of July celebration.

      This five night celebratory voyage departs the chic shores of Vancouver for two indulgent sea days cruising slowly down to iconic San Francisco. You’ll then arrive late evening in Los Angeles ready to celebrate an unforgettable Fourth of July with an overnight stay. View cruise
    • New York

      Vancouver to New York.

      Enjoy 24 incredible nights from Vancouver, visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Central America before heading to one of the most famous cities in the world, New York via Florida. Relax on sea days between Central America's bright, bustling countries; Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica before cutting through the Panama Canal for a once-in-a-lifetime transit. Visit picturesque Aruba and historic Fort Lauderdale, famous for its beautiful beaches, before heading to your final destination, New York. View cruise
  • Roundtrips from Vancouver.

    Starting and ending in Vancouver, experience ten tantalising days of Alaskan adventure cruising past 1,000 year old gigantic glaciers and stunning wildlife. Cruise by the Inside Passage and either Tracy Arm Fjord or Endicott Arm revealing breathtaking sights before exploring Alaska’s historic ports.
  • Visit Alaska’s first city of tiny Ketchikan and today’s capital, Juneau, for some glacier flightseeing or kayaking amidst the stunning Alaskan landscape. Stop off at Icy Strait Point, where whales may be spotted from ashore and the hidden port of Sitka to discover Alaska’s oldest National Park. Visit gold-rush towns like Skagway, Gateway to the Klondike, before experiencing Victoria’s unique blend of historic charm and contemporary charisma, on return to Vancouver.
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  • Japan and Alaska.

    Sailing from Japan, experience an exciting journey on Queen Elizabeth, to explore Alaska's beautifully remote landscapes and witness its thriving wildlife before ending this epic cruise in Vancouver. Leaving Tokyo (from Yokohama), you will sail to Japan’s Aomori with its snow-covered mountains and cherry blossoms. Then onto Muroran with tours to Sapporo, capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
  • Reaching Alaska, be amazed at Hubbard Glacier, more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean. Visit Kodiak, a haven for native wildlife, then the beautiful capital of Juneau before passing the pristine Tracy Arm Fjord. After discovering the tiny town of Skagway, gateway to the gold fields of old, Icy Strait Point offers native Alaskan culture, old forests, and maybe whales. Visit Sitka, before exploring Ketchikan’s world-famous collection of historic totem poles. You'll then reach Canada’s Garden City, Victoria, before ending your journey in cosmopolitan Vancouver.
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Popular ports.

  • Vancouver.

    Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge are just two of the top highlights of Vancouver. Her Gulf Islands are teaming with wildlife, so keep your cameras close and binoculars at the ready for spotting pods of dolphins, seals, eagles, whales, otters and sea lions.

  • Ketchikan.

    Ketchikan is probably best known for three things: salmon, scenery and rich Alaskan native culture. A photographer’s dream, you can point your camera in almost any direction and capture a stunning image.

  • Tracy Arm.

    Enjoy scenic cruising along the 27 mile long Tracy Arm Fjord, a natural gem. The inlet is very narrow - at times, no more than half a mile wide. Cliffs rise more than 3,000 feet on either side with waterfalls that cascade down steep rock walls.

  • Juneau.

    This capital city offers incredible outdoor activities like glacier flightseeing, whale watching, fishing and kayaking amidst stunning Alaskan landscape. There is also a wealth of cultural attractions, including museums, historical sites, art galleries, events, festivals and plenty of local shopping.

  • Skagway.

    Nestled at the northernmost reaches of the Inside Passage, Skagway’s streets are lined with wooden boardwalks and restored buildings, looking much as they did 100 years ago. Have fun fishing, hiking or discovering the city’s museums.

  • Icy Strait Point.

    Icy Strait Point offers unparalleled access to adventure, wilderness, wildlife and genuine Native Tlingit hospitality. Eagles soar overhead and whales are regularly seen from the shore.

  • Hubbard Glacier.

    This tidewater glacier off the coast of Yakutat is more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean. Scenic cruising will bring you by the face, which is up to 400 feet tall, and icebergs three to four stories in height are not uncommon.

  • Sitka.

    Enjoy views of island-studded waters and lush forests reaching the water’s edge. Sitka is home to the Tlingit, who celebrated their life and culture long before Russians or Americans walked on the rocky shores. Today, you can see that the Tlingit living culture is deeply rooted in this small seaside city.

  • Victoria.

    Victoria provides a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. In Victoria, heritage architecture and colourful gardens combine with outdoor adventure and culinary experiences.

  • Hotels and land tours.
  • Rocky Mountaineer rail road. The Rocky Mountaineer rail road is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West. Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and traverse the Continental Divide. You’ll be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons along the way. Your Gold Leaf Rail package features a bi-level glass dome luxury coach and outdoor viewing platform, hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches prepared by executive chefs, and four-star hotel accommodation. This tour is available at the beginning or end of your cruise for three or five nights on selected voyages only. Stoney Creek bridge View cruises
  • Pan Pacific Hotel. For cruises that begin and end in Vancouver you can choose to extend your stay at the spectacular five-star Pan Pacific Hotel. Located on the downtown waterfront, close to the cruise ship terminal and popular shopping and entertainment districts, this is an ideal base to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver. The hotel offers a fitness club with spectacular harbour views, a heated outdoor saltwater pool and hot tub, an award winning spa, a selection of onsite shops and a superb choice of bars and restaurants. Pacific Suite View cruises
  • The Rosewood Hotel Georgia. For cruises that begin and end in Vancouver you can choose to extend your stay at the glamorous five-star Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Part of our Flagship Collection, the hotel first opened in 1927, and has since been meticulously renovated to combine the grandeur of the roaring twenties with contemporary design in the heart of Vancouver. Experience exquisite meals prepared by award winning chefs in the hotel's restaurants or try a personally crafted cocktail in the Prohibition Cocktail Bar. Relax or enjoy a warm dip in the heated saltwater lap pool. Keep fit in the well equipped 24 hour fitness centre or savour a visit to the spa, offering an array of treatments. Executive one bedroom View cruises