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12-day Cruisetour on Norwegian Jewel

Denali by Rail Explorer - Northbound Cruisetour

from Vancouver, British Columbia

This program is the perfect fit for train buffs seeking a Denali and Fairbanks experience, relaxing travel days and two segments on the rails of Alaska Railroad.

Tour Highlights:

  • 7-Day Cruise, 5 Ports + 5-Day Post-Cruise Land Tour
  • Overnights in Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks
  • Two Deluxe Dome Railcar segments on the Alaska Railroad
  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • City tours in Fairbanks & Anchorage
  • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour
  • Explore Denali with a 7-8 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Time for optional activities in Denali.
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    All tours feature travel on the rails of Alaska Railroad
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    All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan guides.
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    Get your camera ready: we guarantee animal sightings.
Cruise Offers From
2288
PP / USD
Cruise Card
5-Day Post-Cruise Land Tour. 7-Day Cruise. 5 Ports.
Your Amazing Vacation Includes:
Meet your tour director upon debarkation of Norwegian Jewel • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center • Anchorage City Tour and Overnight Stay • Enjoy amazing 360º views on your Deluxe Dome Railcar seats on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Talkeetna • Overnight stay in Denali • Explore Denali National Park on a 7-8 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour • Deluxe Dome Railcar travel from Denali to Fairbanks • Overnight in Fairbanks • Gold panning at historic Gold Dredge #8 • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour • Fairbanks City Tour • Transfers between hotel and airport for your flight home
Port of Call
Vancouver, British Columbia
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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.

Scenic Cruising event
Cruise Inside Passage
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Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage.

Port of Call
Ketchikan, Alaska
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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.

Port of Call
Juneau, Alaska
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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.

Port of Call
Skagway, Alaska
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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.

Scenic Cruising event
Glacier Bay (Cruising)
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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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Cruise Hubbard Glacier
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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.

Port of Call
Seward, Alaska
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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.

Cruisetour event
Seward/Anchorage
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Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you in Seward upon debarkation of Norwegian Jewel for your fully escorted tour. Board your deluxe motorcoach and travel from Seward to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you’ll 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. Enjoy a brief city tour of Anchorage with free time for lunch and shopping. During the extended daylight in the summer months, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy evening activities.

Overnight: Anchorage

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Anchorage/Denali
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This morning you'll ride along the rails of the world-famous Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Talkeetna, with 360-degree views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. As the gorgeous scenery of Alaska rolls past, be watchful for wildlife, as well as a glimpse of Mt. Denali, or, as local Alaskans call it, "The Great One." Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.

Travel by motorcoach to Denali National park. Along the way you immerse yourself in the state sport of dog mushing with an included stop at a local Iditarod sled dog kennel. You'll be amazed to learn 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. Continue travel by motorcoach to Denali National Park. Open evening for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flightseeing, hiking are just a few of the opportunities available to you this evening.

Overnight: Denali

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Denali/Fairbanks
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More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six million acres of wild land. This morning, your tour will take you 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 60 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 is approximately 7-8 hours.

Following your park tour, you’ll take your second segment along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks in a deluxe dome railcar. As the gorgeous scenery of the Healy Gorge and Canyon rolls into the high tundra plateau, be watchful for wildlife. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.

Overnight: Fairbanks

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Fairbanks
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This morning, board your deluxe motorcoach for a city tour of Fairbanks. Next you will enjoy a visit to the historic Gold Dredge #8 where you will get the chance to do some panning just like the early pioneers of Alaska. Open afternoon and evening to explore Fairbanks or take an optional tour.

Overnight: Fairbanks

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Return Home From Fairbanks
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Transfer to the Fairbanks International Airport for your flight home. The transfer between the hotel and airport is included in the tour.

The transfer from Hotel to Airport is included when departure flight information is provided to Norwegian Cruise Line at least 10 days prior to your cruise start date. Transfer is offered only on the last day of the tour. Guests who do not provide flight information within the guidelines forfeit this service. Unused transfers are nonrefundable.

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