11 night Pre-Cruise Escorted

Mountain Valley Explorer Cruisetour 3B (Pre Tour)

Leaving from Seward, Alaska, on the Radiance of the Seas. Select Sail Date

Touring Itinerary

The following tours & activities as described, other than optional activities, are included in your cruisetour vacation

Day 1

Welcome: Anchorage, Alaska Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage where an airport transfer (included) brings you to the hotel to meet your Adventure Specialist. Then you’re free to delve into the city’s unique culture: check out the eclectic dining scene, try a local craft beer, or stroll the waterfront in the evening sun. Overnight at the Anchorage Marriott. *All Alaska Cruisetour arrival times are tentative. The tour component of your escorted Cruisetour vacation is comprised of included experiences, lodging and transportation as described, with itineraries subject to change. Optional excursions are not included. Meals are not included unless specified as an inclusion. All properties are subject to change for properties of a similar quality.
Alaska Native Heritage Center

This state-of-the-art center offers a great introduction to native Alaskan culture.

Resolution Park

Breathtaking views and perfect photo shots of the snow-capped Alaska Range.

Day 2

Touring: Anchorage, Alaska / Denali, Alaska Alaska

Board the glass-domed cars of the Wilderness Express® for the scenic rail journey to Denali. From 4:30 p.m., Denali is yours to explore. Stroll the trails that begin at the park’s museum-like Visitor Center, or book an optional adventure, like rafting down the Nenana River. Overnight at Denali Park Village.
Alaska Native Heritage Center

This state-of-the-art center offers a great introduction to native Alaskan culture.

Resolution Park

Breathtaking views and perfect photo shots of the snow-capped Alaska Range.

Day 3

Touring: Denali, Alaska / Talkeetna, Alaska Alaska

Travel into the park’s unspoiled wilderness on the lookout for wildlife on the Denali Natural History Tour*. Then relax on the deluxe motor coach for the drive to Talkeetna. From 5:30 p.m., the historic small town is yours to enjoy. Relax at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, whose location offers breathtaking views of Denali and the Alaska Range. You can also hike nearby trails or book an optional flightseeing tour to see mountains and glaciers from on high. Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.
Denali Natural History Tour

Marvel at the beauty of the taiga forests and explore miles of rolling tundra.

The Discover Denali Experience

You'll emerge an expert after this intimate introduction to the sub-Artic and national park.

Day 4

Touring: Talkeetna, Alaska / Anchorage, Alaska / Alyeska, Alaska Alaska

There’s time to enjoy more of Talkeetna’s stunning scenery before the coach departs for Anchorage. Get a taste of the big city during a midday stop in downtown before continuing on to Alyeska. Admire the waters of the Turnagain Arm as you enter the Chugach Valley, but you’ll get the best views of the mountains from the aerial tram that ascends from the base of Mount Alyeska to the summit. From 3:30 p.m., your time is your own. Indulge in the resort’s amenities, or book an optional guided hike on a nearby glacier. Overnight at Hotel Alyeska.
Talkeetna Alaska Lodge

Warm up in front of a 45-foot high stone fireplace or venture outside and enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. McKinley.


Perfect for hiking enthusiasts, Talkeetna offers many hiking trails with terrific scenery.

Day 5

Disembark: Alyeska, Alaska / Seward, Alaska / Alyeska, Alaska / Alyeska, Alaska Alaska

Discover the wonders of Alaskan wildlife at two acclaimed institutions. It’s a short drive from Alyeska to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which cares for native, orphaned land animals. Then continue to the coast to the historic port town of Seward and the Alaska SeaLife Center, dedicated to preserving the state’s rich marine life. Your Adventure Specialist wishes you a bon voyage at the pier where you’ll board your ship.
Turnagain Arm

Take a gondola ride 2,300 feet up to view Turnagain Arm and seven different area glaciers.


Explore the small shops in the nearby town of Girdwood.

Cruising Itinerary

The following activities as described, other than optional activities, are included in your cruise vacation

Day 5

Departs 8:00 PM

Welcome: Seward, Alaska Alaska

Welcome aboard Radiance of the Seas

Seward is perched on a peninsula where the ice age has had lasting power. Where ocean and mountains meet, the frosty waters and rugged coast of Resurrection Bay sustain birds, sea mammals and other marine life.

Alaska Sealife Center

Experience beautiful local marine life in its natural habitat.

Day 6

Arrives 3:00 PM Departs 5:00 PM (Cruising)

Cruising: Hubbard Glacier (Cruising), Alaska Hubbard Glacier (Cruising)

Hubbard Glacier is 76 miles long, 7 miles wide and 350 feet above the water line where it meets the bay. Watch as massive chunks of ice crash into the bay, a process known as calving that the Tlingit people call "White Thunder."

Hubbard Up Close

Experience the excitement of seeing this active, translucent blue glacier up close.

Breathaking Views

See the Hubbard Glacier in warmth through your ship's floor-to-ceiling windows!

Day 7

Arrives 9:00 AM Departs 9:00 PM (Docked)

Port of Call: Juneau, Alaska Alaska

Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau is one gorgeous state capital. Its historic downtown harkens back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure.

Glacial Landscape

When you're in Juneau, you shouldn't miss the amazing glacial landscape.

Gold Creek

Relive Juneau's gold-rush history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek.

Day 8

Arrives 7:00 AM Departs 8:30 PM (Docked)

Port of Call: Skagway, Alaska Alaska

The great Klondike Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers traveled on foot.

Scenic Railway of the World

Built during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, it is a memorable vintage rail car journey.

Chilkat Glacier

Fly over frozen rivers of ice surging between high mountain peaks.

Day 9

Arrives 6:30 AM Departs 3:00 PM (Docked)

Port of Call: Icy Strait Point, Alaska Alaska

The Huna Tlingit welcome visitors to Chichagof Island, where you can experience their rich culture and unspoiled wilderness. Inside the 1912 cannery complex visit the free museum.

Historic Cannery

The Huna Tlingit welcome visitors to Chichagof Island, where you can experience their rich culture, unspoiled wilderness and the wonders of whale watching.

Whale Watching

Embark on a spectacular sightseeing cruise to discover some of Alaska's most majestic creatures- whales

Day 10

Arrives 9:00 AM Departs 6:00 PM (Docked)

Port of Call: Ketchikan, Alaska Alaska

Ketchikan is the gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, whose landscapes and dramatic seascapes can only be reached by plane or boat. The Salmon Capital is a hub for sports fishing and home to a collection of totem poles.

Totem Heritage Center

Where you can explore the history of totem poles and see some terrific examples.

Misty Fjords

Granite cliffs, plunging waterfalls, crystalline lakes and low-hanging mists.

Day 11


Cruising: Inside Passage (Cruising), Canada Inside Passage

The Inside Passage embodies the best of Alaska's pristine nature and rugged beauty. The wildlife, rainforest shrouded in mist, magnificent fjords and the majesty of the Hubbard Glacier are among the many photo ops.

Hubbard Glacier

The jaw-dropping beauty of these magnificent glaciers will leave you spellbound.

Amazing Scenery

The world's largest and northernmost temperate coastal rainforest.

Day 12

Arrives 7:00 AM

Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia

Set between the sea and snow-capped mountains, Vancouver is a stylish multicultural metropolis. Explore its different neighborhoods, including historic Gastown, visit city parks and beaches, and dine at acclaimed restaurants.

Stanley Park

Visit 70,000 animals at the Vancouver Aquarium located in this lush rainforest.


Vancouver's most historic neighborhood is considered the birthplace of the city.

What's Included

Adventure Specialist

  • Our Alaska Cruisetours are fully escorted by our friendly and knowledgeable Adventure Specialists*. Think of them as your personal tour guide, concierge, historian, wildlife expert and geologist all in one.

Train Travel

  • All of our Alaska Cruisetour packages include travel onboard the Wilderness Express, our glass-domed railcar. Take in 360-degree views of Alaska's stunning scenery in the upper dome level or dine in style in the lower-level dining room, featuring locally-sourced Alaskan dishes.

  • Canadian Rockies Cruisetours include overnight train travel onboard the Via Rail's Canadian Sleeper Plus Class. Upgrades for travel on VIA Rail are available for an additional fee.

Hotel Accommodations

  • After a day of touring, unwind in some of Alaska's best resorts and lodges including Seward Windsong Lodge, The Hotel Alyeska, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and more.


  • Throughout the Canadian Rockies, spend your evenings enjoying Fairmont Hotels - famous for their luxurious properties and exceptional service.


  • You'll have the same driver and motorcoach throughout the entire land portion of your Alaska Cruisetour, so you'll never have to worry about your luggage and personal items.

Amazing Activities

  • Every Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruisetour includes a visit to Denali National Park where you can experience the grandeur of Alaska's wildlife and untamed wilderness.

  • Discover the beauty and wonder of all the destinations on your tour with the range of exciting activities we've planned for you. Plus, enjoy free time to explore on your own or book an optional land excursion.

  • *All Canadian Rockies Cruisetours are independent travel itineraries, and do not include an Adventure Specialist.
  • *Prices are average per person, cruise only, based on occupancy selected, reflect promotional savings (if any), for new individual bookings, are subject to change and availability.
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses are subject to change.
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