Top 10 reasons to cruise Alaska
Two extraordinary experiences come together when you encounter the majestic beauty of Alaska on board Queen Elizabeth.
1. Queen Elizabeth - the perfect ship
This Cunard Queen is large enough to offer all the activities, amenities and signature Cunard experiences including Gala Evenings and afternoon tea that you desire, while carrying fewer guests than other ships her size.
2. Space to spare
Queen Elizabeth's expansive decks are the perfect place to take in the Alaskan scenery. It's a unique vantage point offering a full view, from towering peaks to the waves beneath.
What's more, Cunard staterooms are among the most spacious at sea, and our Grills suites offer a luxury sailing experience like no other. Fine dining in the Queens and Princess Grill restaurants and exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace add to the sense of occasion.
3. White Star service
A tribute to our long history and legacy of over 180 years of ocean travel, our White Star service is enjoyed by guests all over the globe.
From the moment you board a Cunard Queen, greeted with a smile by white-gloved Cunard officers, every detail of your holiday is taken care of. From advice about shore excursions or on board activities, to our round-the-clock complimentary room service, to childcare: we ensure your experience is enjoyable, memorable, and stress-free.
4. Enticing Alaska
Enjoy fine dining in our on board restaurants, with a local twist. Experience Alaska’s best-kept culinary secrets with live cooking demonstrations, or choose to have a meal in the open air, savouring the views with every bite.
Sip local craft beer on board from Alaskan Brewing Company, or take a special cocktail flight inspired by Alaska itself. After the sun sets, cosy up with blankets and a hot chocolate on deck, and admire the constellations above.
5. Robust itineraries
Choose from 7 and 10-night voyages roundtrip from Vancouver, experiencing the very best Alaska has to offer. See the majesty of Hubbard Glacier, marvel at the towering rainforests of Icy Strait Point and view the enigmatic totem poles of Ketchikan.
6. Relaxed sea days
Combine on shore exploration with pure relaxation on board, with at least one luxurious sea day on every Alaska itinerary. Spend ample time dining, unwinding and sampling from our range of on board activities at whatever pace you please.
7. Breathtaking experiences
Take full advantage of this region with an exciting programme of shore experiences to choose from. Explore local spots, natural wonders and National Parks, or discover unique Alaskan gems, such as a trip on the scenic White Pass Railway, with special excursions from our experts.
8. Local celebrations
Select a special Independence Day voyage and celebrate with the local community in Skagway, with a lively parade, a record-breaking egg toss contest and other festivities.
9. Special guests on board
Hear personal narratives from award-winning writers, explorers and adventurers on board. Experience special talks from scientist and explorer Felicity Aston, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, mountaineer Kenton Cool and adventurer Peter Hillary on select voyages.
In addition, Alaska Native heritage guides can be found on board every Alaska voyage, offering unique perspectives, local history and cultural insights to further enhance your experience.
10. Nature's best
From soaring peaks to lush, green forests, Alaska is home to a myriad of wildlife on both land and under the waves. On an Alaskan voyage, you could spot eagles, whales, moose and much more.
View creatures of the sea and sky from the decks of the ship or venture further inland on our shore excursions for the ultimate wildlife experience. It's sure to be something you will never forget.
The ultimate experience
Sailing to Alaska with Cunard offers a variety of ports with unique cultural experiences, a luxurious setting where elevated service is part of your every day, and the chance to enrich your mind and fulfil your adventurous spirit. A journey with Queen Elizabeth is more than a voyage; it is an experience worth treasuring.
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