13 night Pre-Cruise Escorted

Alaska Wilderness Spectacular Cruisetour 8B (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: Fairbanks, Alaska Alaska

From the airport, your transfer (included) brings you to your hotel to meet your Adventure Specialist. The Golden Heart City is then yours to explore. Overnight at Sophie’s Station Suites. * All Alaska Cruisetour arrival times are tentative and subject to change. Tours and included experiences as described, other than optional excursions and meals, are included in your Cruisetour vacation. All properties are subject to change for properties of a similar quality.

Athabascan Indian Village

Learn how the Chena Indians survived the harsh Artic winter on a tour of this village.

Alaskaland

Get thrown back in time as you wander through the century-old log cabins.

Day 2

Touring: Fairbanks, Alaska Alaska

Spend the day exploring local history, heritage and culture, beginning with a city highlights tour and a visit to the Museum of the North. Enjoy free time downtown for lunch and shopping, then embark on a cruise on the Chena River aboard an old-fashioned sternwheeler. From 6:00 p.m., your time in Fairbanks is your own. Enjoy a hearty frontier meal at a local restaurant or at a dinner theater that tells the story of the gold rush through musical comedy. Overnight at Sophie’s Station Suites.

Athabascan Indian Village

Learn how the Chena Indians survived the harsh Artic winter on a tour of this village.

Alaskaland

Get thrown back in time as you wander through the century-old log cabins.

Day 3

Touring: Fairbanks, Alaska / Denali, Alaska Alaska

Take in the spectacular scenery from the glass-domed railcars of the Wilderness Express on the train trip to Denali. From 3:30 p.m., the wonders of Denali are yours to explore. Your Adventure Specialist can recommend optional excursions, from guided hikes to adventures like flight sight seeing trips or rafting down the Nenana River. Overnight at Denali Park Village.

Athabascan Indian Village

Learn how the Chena Indians survived the harsh Artic winter on a tour of this village.

Alaskaland

Get thrown back in time as you wander through the century-old log cabins.

Day 4

Touring: Denali, Alaska Alaska

The Tundra Wildernerss Tour takes you deep into Denali National Park along its lone road for the best chances at seeing wildlife. After your tour, spend time at the museum-like visitor center or take advantage of the biking and hiking trails that begin near the park entrance. Overnight at Denali Park Village.

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 5

Touring: Denali, Alaska / Talkeetna, Alaska Alaska

There’s time to walk the trails around the lodge before boarding the Wilderness Express heading to Talkeetna. From 5:00 p.m., enjoy a free evening in this funky small town. Locals and visitors mix and mingle in the restaurants, brew pubs, cafes and shops along the historic main street. 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 6

Touring: Talkeetna, Alaska / Anchorage, Alaska Alaska

The day is free for your style of adventure in this hub for outdoor fun. Your Adventure Specialist can recommend optional activities like flight sight seeing, river rafting and more. Then relax and take in the views from the Wilderness Express on the scenic rail journey into Anchorage. From 8:00 p.m., experience big-city nightlife under the evening sun, with restaurants, craft breweries and urban trails all part of the eclectic scene. Overnight at the Anchorage Marriott.

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.

Hiking

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

Day 7

Disembark: Anchorage, Alaska Alaska

Discover the state’s diverse indigenous traditions on a guided tour of the the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Then enjoy free time downtown for lunch, shopping or just strolling around before the drive along the Turnagain Arm and along the Chugach Mountains to the coast. Your Adventure Specialist will wish you bon voyage as you say goodbye at the ship terminal.

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.



Cruising Itinerary

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

Day 7

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 8

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 9

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 10

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 11

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 12

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 13

(Cruising)

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 14

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.

Gastown

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.

Transportation

  • 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.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply to offers; click on the respective link for offer details.