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13-Day Authentic Alaska - Northbound Cruisetour

7-Day Glacier Bay Northbound Cruise from Vancouver | 6-Days in Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage & Homer

The most complete tour of Denali and Alaskan life in the past and present for the active, outgoing guest.

This tour offers spectacular vantage points of Mt. McKinley.

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    Norwegian Sun

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$ 1,914  

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The most complete tour of Denali and Alaskan life in the past and present for the active, outgoing guest. This tour offers spectacular vantage points of Mt. McKinley.

Unique to this tour:

  • Overnight: Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Homer
  • Riverboat cruise and city tour of Fairbanks including a stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • Explore Denali with a 7-hour Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Deluxe Dome Railcar from Denali to Talkeetna
  • Visit Talkeetna, one of the best vantage points for Mt. McKinley
  • Husky Homestead Dogsled Tour
  • Kenai Peninsula and the artsy fishing community of Homer
  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • So much more...

Day Land Tours and Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Mon Vancouver, British Columbia (EMBARK) --- 4:00 pm
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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Tue 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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Wed Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 am 4:00 pm
Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
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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Thu Juneau, Alaska 10:00 am 8:00 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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Fri Skagway, Alaska 7:00 am 8:00 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 Cruise Glacier Bay --- ---
Cruise Glacier Bay
Sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife. Take an Alaska cruise to experience the magnificent glaciers and wildlife at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

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Sun 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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Mon Seward, Alaska (DISEMBARK) 7:00 am ---
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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Mon Seward/Homer --- ---
Seward/Homer
Seward/Homer

Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you in Seward upon debarkation of Norwegian Sun. Board your deluxe motorcoach and head 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. Watch along the banks of the rivers where fishermen call this area home from May to September.

A lunch stop will be made in the community of Soldotna, also known as the “Fishing Capital of the World.” Enjoy a brief stop near the world-famous Kenai River and see where the monster King Salmon fish are lured by fisherman, and learn about the five species of salmon that call Alaska home.

As you continue through the mountains of the Kenai Peninsula down the coast, enjoy the spectacular views of Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains, and several volcanic peaks across Cook Inlet, including Mt. Augustine, Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt. Located near the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, Homer is an authentic Alaskan community not geared toward mass tourism and is often described as “where the land ends and the sea begins.”

Homer is steeped in commercial fishing and has a mild climate that is moderated by the Pacific Ocean, resulting in warmer winters and cooler summers in comparison to other areas of Alaska. Homer is also famous for the Homer Spit, a 4.5-mile-long natural spit of land extending into Kachemak Bay, which you can explore during the day or in the evening.

Upon your arrival in Homer, you’ll visit the Alaska Islands and Ocean Center – your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world with all the natural wonders of Kachemak Bay right outside its doors. The Islands and Ocean Center is a partnership between the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, dedicated to understanding and conserving the marine environment. Enjoy the modern displays, movies and information throughout as the Center takes you on an incredible journey through this rough and rugged land.

8:00 am Depart Seward
11:30am On-your-own lunch stop
3:30 pm Arrive in Homer
4:00 pm Alaska Islands and Ocean Center
6:00 pm Visit to Homer Spit

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Tue Homer/Soldotna/Anchorage --- ---
Homer/Soldotna/Anchorage
Homer/Soldotna/Anchorage

After departing Homer, stops will be made along the way for you to experience the beauty of the area and break for lunch. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center will have you 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 in the deluxe motorcoach to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, which is surrounded by beautiful mountains and water with many walking trails available for you to explore. During the extended daylight in the summer months, you can extend your evening activities to suit your personal style.

8:30 am Depart Homer
12:00 pm On-your-own Lunch Stop in Soldotna
4:00 pm Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
6:00 pm Arrive Anchorage

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Wed Anchorage/Talkeetna-Denali --- ---
Anchorage/Talkeetna-Denali
Anchorage/Talkeetna-Denali

This morning, you’ll board your deluxe motorcoach and travel north to the rail depot of Talkeetna. Enjoy traveling along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park with 360-degree views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. As the gorgeous scenery of Alaska rolls past, be watchful for wildlife and glimpses of Mt. McKinley, or, as local Alaskans call it, “The Great One.” Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey. An open evening in Denali is available for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flightseeing, hiking or one of the park service programs.

8:00 am Depart Anchorage for Talkeetna
11:15 am Deluxe dome rail, Talkeetna to Denali
3:45 pm Arrive in Denali
Overnight: Denali

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Thu Denali --- ---
Denali
Denali

Today’s itinerary begins with an included stop at a local Iditarod sled dog kennel where you’ll learn about the Alaska state sport of dog mushing. You’ll be amazed 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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Fri Denali/Fairbanks --- ---
Denali/Fairbanks
Denali/Fairbanks

This morning, board the motorcoach for your journey to Fairbanks. Upon arrival, enjoy a brief city tour of Fairbanks with an included stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline. Time for lunch on-your-own will be available.

Enjoy an afternoon ride on the Riverboat Discovery, a three-hour journey that will take you into the heart of Alaska. Operated by a family who has made the Alaskan rivers home for five generations, you’ll witness a Bush Pilot take off and land beside the boat, and hear stories of flying into remote Alaska firsthand. Halfway through the experience, you’ll be immersed in frontier living with a guided walking tour of a recreated Athabascan Indian village. See cabins made of spruce logs, along with other indigenous dwellings that have allowed the strong Athabascan people to survive for thousands of years in this harsh environment.

Open evening to explore Fairbanks or take an optional tour.

8:00 am Depart Hotel
12:00 pm Lunchon-your-own in Fairbanks
2:00 pm Riverboat Discovery Cruise
5:00 pm Conclude Cruise

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Sat Return Home --- ---
Return Home
Return Home
Transfer to the Fairbanks International Airport for your flight home.

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13-Day Authentic Alaska - Northbound 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.