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11-Day Denali Express - Southbound Cruisetour

4-Day Anchorage & Denali Land Tour | 7-Day Sawyer Glacier Cruise from Seaward

  • Ship

    Norwegian Sun

  • Specials

    Suite and Haven Bonus

Starting From 

$ 1,389  

USD

Avg Per Person

Our best-value land and sea tour offers an up-close Denali experience for time conscious guests and features moderate hotel properties.

Unique to this tour:

  • All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan guides.
  • Overnight: Anchorage, Denali
  • Alaska Railroad Adventure Class from Talkeetna to Denali
  • Explore Denali with 4-hour Natural History bus tour
  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Brief city tour of Anchorage
  • So much more...

Day Land Tours and Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Fri Anchorage Air Arrival Day --- ---
Anchorage Air Arrival Day
Anchorage Air Arrival Day

Welcome to Anchorage. Whether you’re exploring Alaska’s largest city or the wonderful amenities your hotel has to offer, get ready for an unforgettable journey in the days ahead.

Please note the standard hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Anchorage

*Cruisetour Hotels will be assigned in guest documents beginning 30 days prior to departure date.

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Sat Anchorage/Talkeetna-Denali --- ---
Anchorage/Talkeetna-Denali
Anchorage/Talkeetna-Denali

Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you at your Anchorage hotel this morning for a group orientation meeting. Today, you’ll ride on the world-famous Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali and travel along the Susitna River, where you’re likely to see some wildlife. As you wander the train, go up into the Vista Dome, purchase a meal in the dining car or just sit in your comfortable reclining seat and gaze at the magnificent scenery.

Open evening for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flightseeing, hiking or one of the park service programs.

8:00 am Depart Anchorage
10:30am ArriveinTalkeetna
11:15 am Alaska Railroad Talkeetna to Denali – Adventure Class
3:45 pm Arrive in Denali
Overnight: Denali

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Sun Denali --- ---
Denali
Denali

Today’s itinerary includes the morning Husky Homestead Kennel Tour. Learn about the Alaska state sport of dog mushing with a stop at a local Iditarod sled dog kennel. You’ll be amazed to learn about this fascinating sport, the musher, the dogs, and even get to hold a future champion puppy in your arms. After this authentic visit, we won’t be surprised if you are ready to run “The Last Great Race” yourself.

More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six-million acres of wild land. Hop on the National Park Service bus and travel into this pristine region of Alaska on the only road into and out of the park. Along the way, enjoy a fully narrated ride learning about the flora and fauna of the area while looking out for the wild animals that roam freely and call this park home. While in this beautiful area, set aside time to experience the solitude and tranquility that vast wilderness can provide.

During your Tundra Wilderness tour, you will travel 53 miles into Denali National Park enjoying the incredible scenery and some of the best opportunities to see wildlife in its natural setting. A light snack is included on the tour. Tour duration for the Tundra Wilderness Tour is approximately 7 hours with starting times throughout the day. Upon arrival in Alaska, you will be advised of your park tour and kennel tour times by your Tour Director.

Overnight: Denali

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Mon Denali/Seward (Cruise Embark) --- ---
Denali/Seward (Cruise Embark)
Denali/Seward (Cruise Embark)

Travel from Denali via deluxe motorcoach to Seward. Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage and then continue south down the Turnagain Arm along the Seward Highway. This “All American Scenic Highway” has spectacular views of the Cook Inlet and Chugach Mountains.

In dramatic fashion, see where the mountains meet the sea. Stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and get up-close to moose, bears, musk ox and other indigenous animals of the region. Taking in orphaned animals and providing quality animal care year-round, the Conservation Center is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Alaska’s wildlife. Animals that cannot be released back into the wild are given a permanent home at the Center.

Continue on to Seward to board Norwegian Sun for your 7-day cruise.

7:00 am Depart Denali
8:00 am Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel visit
1:00 pm Brief Anchorage City Tour/Lunch stop
4:00 pm Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
6:00 pm Arrive in Seward and embark Norwegian Sun

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Mon Seward, Alaska (EMBARK) --- 9:00 pm
Seward, Alaska
Seward, Alaska
Best known for its beautiful parks and mountain scenery, Seward, Alaska is not to be missed. There is nearly an endless variety of outdoor activities to enjoy in Seward, from mountain biking and climbing, to rafting, sea kayaking, and dog-sledding, and even skiing, fishing or white water rafting. Explore scenic hiking trails or have a picnic among the pristine landscape. There's no shortage of enjoyable pastimes in Alaska's City of Seward.

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Tue Cruise Hubbard Glacier --- ---
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. It's 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska .

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Wed Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
The Icy Strait Point experience combines authentic regional culture with incredible natural beauty. Enjoy Tlingit dancing and art. Or get closer than you'd ever imagine to humpback whales and brown bears in the wild. Work up a wilderness hunger and satisfy it with fresh Dungeness crab. Take a cruise from Icy Strait Point and enjoy Alaska's awe-inspiring scenery and the many excursion options that Norwegian Cruise Line has to offer.

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Thu Juneau, Alaska 7:00 am 1:15 pm
Juneau, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Juneau has been called “ Alaska's peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a treck worthwhile.

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  Sawyer Glacier --- ---
Sawyer Glacier
Prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, see humpback whales off of Icy Strait Point, take the reins of a dogsled in Juneau, and ride a jet-powered catamaran in Ketchikan.

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Fri Skagway, Alaska 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Skagway, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.

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Sat Ketchikan 1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Ketchikan
Ketchikan
Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness.

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Sun Cruising the Inside Passage --- ---
Cruising the Inside Passage
Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage. Kayaking, glacier walking, hiking and birding are just a few of the unforgettable activities you'll enjoy here.

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Mon Vancouver, British Columbia (DISEMBARK) 8:00 am ---
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Positioned between the snow-dusted North Shore Mountains and the rich, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver blends big-city sophistication with small-town charm. Don't miss Queen Elizabeth Park – a 130-acre civic arboretum accented with sculptures by modern artist Henry Moore.

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11-Day Denali Express - Southbound Cruisetour
Please Note:
  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.