On board in Alaska

A Cunard voyage in Alaska doesn't just have incredible scenery and experiences ashore. With carefully curated menus, on board entertainment and even an Alaska-themed Gala Evening, the on board experience is just as special.

Alaska dining

Alaska has deliciously well-kept culinary secrets. Discover them for yourself on board Queen Elizabeth with our exclusive Alaska inspired offerings. Regional dishes at the Lido. An Alaska-themed menu to look forward to on Gala Evenings, and our alternative dining experience, Frontier.

This dining concept, exclusive to our Alaska voyages, brings to life the flavors of Alaska. Feast on seafood plucked freshly from the ocean depths, or hearty lean meats and decadent desserts. Whatever dish you choose, you’ll be savoring a culinary celebration of fresh seasonal produce and foraged flavors.

It’s not just our dining options that take inspiration from this wonderful land; our extensive drinks offering is also inspired by Alaska. On board you’ll find locally-brewed beer in the Golden Lion pub, wines from Canada, and Alaska-inspired cocktails created using local spirits. From creative twists on the classic Bloody Mary, to a selection of warming hot toddies to keep cold hands toasty, there’s a new delight to imbibe around every corner.

Daytime activities

Every day brings something new as you sail the crystal waters of Alaska. Start your day sipping coffee over a delicious complimentary breakfast in bed, served with a backdrop of magnificent glacial scenery. Your Alaska voyage includes at least two sea days; plenty of time to discover all that Queen Elizabeth has to offer.

In no time at all you’ll have engaging experts on hand to enrich your knowledge of the region. Heritage guides will let you in on the secrets of Alaska’s rich culture, explorers will regale you with adventurous stories, and Alaskan rangers will give you tips on spotting sea lions, orca pods and majestic bald eagles.

Are you looking to try something relaxing during your time on board? Why not try one of our fabulous Alaska inspired spa packages? Pamper your skin with a purifying glacial facial. Unwind and feel your stresses melt away with a relaxing massage, or take one of our outside on-deck stretch and release classes to really immerse yourself in the glorious glacial surroundings!

For those who prefer to learn something new inside in the warm, there are still plenty of options to choose from. Maybe try your hand at ice carving, or perfect your mixology skills with a cocktail masterclass. Cheers!

Evening entertainment

Evenings on board offer yet more magical moments. Curl up on deck with a blanket and warming drink in hand, or dazzle at the ever elegant Ice White Ball.

This unique Gala Evening theme is inspired by the stunning glacial backdrop of Alaska and provides the perfect moment to shine on your Alaska voyage. Soak in the spectacle of Queen Elizabeth decorated in pristine white, glistening icy silver and soothing shades of blue. As you glide through the ship in your Gala Evening finery, enjoy elegant ice sculptures and floral arrangements that set the scene for an evening to remember.

Sample exclusive Ice White Ball cocktails at the themed pop-up bar on board, before settling down to enjoy a unique Gala menu full of sublime Alaska-inspired signature dishes. After dinner, you can dance the night away in the Queens Room, where a very special surprise awaits you on the dance floor!

For those who prefer their evenings a bit more on the casual side, there are still plenty of after dark delights to enjoy on board. Enjoy a hearty dinner in the Golden Lion or Lido Buffet before stargazing on deck. Or, if you’re ready for an early night after a packed day of adventures ashore, why not order room service and savor dinner in your stateroom? It’s complimentary after all.

Discover Alaska

Our guide to Alaska

Explore the ultimate guide to cruising the region. Cunard has considered weather, cruise routes and history, local highlights, what to pack, and even a reading list, so that preparing for your journey is as smooth as possible.

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Where we sail in Alaska

Each day in Alaska presents you with awe-inspiring wonders. Revel at the blue hues of the immense Hubbard Glacier and journey through the Inside Passage, which culminates in Glacier Bay National Park, where you’ll experience some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers.

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Alaska packing guide

Explore our complete packing guide for this fantastic region, including tips for sea and shore, what not to pack, and useful packing lists for every suitcase.

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Alaska Shore Experiences

From whale watching on a private yacht to a guided tour of Portage Glacier, an Alaska cruise with Cunard offers more than 140 unique ways to enhance your time on and off shore.

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Rocky Mountaineer cruise tours

Why not extend your Alaska adventure with a luxury train journey either before or after your voyage? The Rocky Mountaineer winds through some of North America's most spectacular scenery.

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Alaska guest speakers

Alaska cruises on Cunard bring you face to face with renowned explorers, whose personal experiences offer a fascinating insight into the region’s past and present.

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