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12-Day Denali Alyeska - Southbound Cruisetour
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12-Day Denali Alyeska - Southbound Cruisetour

4-Night Anchorage, Denali & Alyeska
7-Day Sawyer Glacier from Seward
Starting From
$ 1,998 USD
Avg Per Person
Ship Norwegian Jewel

The best way for nature lovers seeking rustic elegance to experience Denali and the heart of Alaska's Wilderness.

Highlights:

  • Overnight: Anchorage, Denali, Girdwood
  • Travel the Alaska Railroad on a Deluxe Dome Railcar from Anchorage to Denali
  • Explore Denali with a 7-hour Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour
  • Overnight stay at the deluxe Hotel Alyeska Resort in Girdwood
  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will see the animals of Alaska in a natural setting
  • So much more...

12-Day Denali Alyeska - Southbound Cruisetour

12-Day Denali Alyeska - Southbound Cruisetour

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

Fri Anchorage/Denali --- ---
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Anchorage/Denali

Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you at your Anchorage hotel this morning for a group orientation meeting. After the meeting, enjoy traveling along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Denali 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.

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

8:15 am Deluxe dome rail, Anchorage to Denali
3:45 pm Arrive in Denali

Overnight: Denali

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Denali

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 is approximately 7 hours with starting times throughout the day. Upon arrival in Alaska, your Tour Director will advise you of your tour time. The remaining part of the day is open for optional activities.

Overnight: Denali

Sun Denali/Girdwood --- ---
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Denali/Girdwood

Travel from Denali via deluxe motorcoach to Girdwood. On your way, learn about the Alaska state sport of dog mushing with an included 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.

Enjoy a brief 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.

8:00 am Depart Denali
12:00 pm Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel Visit
2:00 pm Depart for Anchorage
3:30 pm Brief Anchorage city tour
6:00 pm Arrive at Hotel Alyeska Resort

Overnight: Girdwood

Mon Girdwood/Seward --- ---
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Girdwood/Seward

This morning spend free time in the resort to hike on the trails, enjoy the swimming pool, or take a helicopter ride to land on a glacier. Enjoy an included tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska. This afternoon, transfer via motorcoach to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you'll get up close to moose, bears, musk ox, and other idigenous 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 Jewel for your 7-Day Sawyer Glacier cruise.

11:00 am Tram to top of Mt. Alyseka
12:45 am Depart Hotel Alyeska Resort
1:00 pm Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
3:30 pm Arrive in Seward and embark Norwegian Jewel.

Mon Seward, Alaska (EMBARK) --- 9:00 pm
Seward, Alaska
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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.
Tue Cruise Hubbard Glacier --- ---
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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.
Wed Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
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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.
Thu Juneau, Alaska 7:00 am 1:15 pm
Juneau, Alaska
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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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Cruise Sawyer Glacier

Prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Travel through Tracy Arm Fjord and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Sawyer Glacier.
Fri Skagway, Alaska 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Skagway, Alaska
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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.
Sat Ketchikan, Alaska 1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Ketchikan, Alaska
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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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Cruise Inside Passage

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage.
Mon Vancouver, British Columbia (DISEMBARK) 8:00 am ---
Vancouver, British Columbia
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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.

† The transfer from Airport to Hotel is included when arriving flight information is provided to Norwegian Cruise Line at least 10 days prior to tour start date. Transfer is offered only on the starting date of the tour. Guests who do not provide flight information within the guidelines forfeit this service. Unused transfers are non-refundable.

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.
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