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13-day Cruisetour on Norwegian Bliss

Denali Explorer - Southbound Cruisetour

from Fairbanks, Alaska

A comprehensive Alaska Denali program in only five days, complete with riverboat and railroad experiences as well as a preview of Denali’s incredible wilderness. The best way for nature lovers seeking rustic elegance to experience Denali and the heart of Alaska's Wilderness.

Highlights:

  • 6-Day Land Tour escorted by a local guide
  • Overnight: Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage
  • Travel the Alaska Railroad on a Deluxe Dome Railcar from Talkeetna to Anchorage
  • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour
  • Enjoy a riverboat cruise tour into the heart of Alaska
  • So much more...
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    6-Day Fairbanks, Denali & Anchorage Land Tour.
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    7-Day Glacier Bay & Inside Passage Cruise from Seattle
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$2,648
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6-Day Pre-Cruise Land Tour. 7-Day Cruise. 5 Ports.
Your Amazing Vacation Includes:
Overnight: Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage • Travel the Alaska Railroad on a Deluxe Dome Railcar from Talkeetna to Anchorage • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour • Enjoy a riverboat cruise tour into the heart of Alaska • So much more...
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Fairbanks Air Arrival Day
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Welcome to Fairbanks. Whether you’re exploring Alaska’s Golden Heart City or the wonderful amenities your hotel has to offer, get ready for an unforgettable journey in the days ahead.

Please note that the standard hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm. Guests who arrive earlier may have to wait to occupy their rooms. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Fairbanks

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

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Fairbanks
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This morning, enjoy a cruise 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 re-created Athabascan Indian village. See cabins made of spruce logs, along with indigenous dwellings that have allowed the strong Athabascan people to survive for thousands of years in this harsh environment. Afterwards, board your deluxe motorcoach for a city tour of Fairbanks before stopping in historic downtown for lunch on your own. Open afternoon and evening to explore Fairbanks or take an optional tour.

9:00 am Riverboat Discovery Cruise
12:00 pm Fairbanks City Tour and Lunch on your own
2:00 pm Arrive at Hotel
(Itinerary may be altered with a morning Fairbanks city tour and afternoon Riverboat Discovery cruise)

Overnight: Fairbanks

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Fairbanks/Denali
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This morning, board your deluxe motorcoach to travel to Denali National Park. More than just a mountain, Denali National Park is six million acres of wild land. After lunch on your own, your tour will take you into this pristine region of Alaska on the only road into and our 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 Denali Natural History tour, you will travel approximately 25 miles into Denali National Park, enjoying the incredible scenery and learning about the history of the park. Tour duration is approximately 4-5 hours. Upon arrival in Alaska, your Tour Director will advise you of your tour time.

9:00 am Depart Fairbanks for Denali by motorcoach
12:00 pm Arrive in Denali and lunch on your own
1:00 pm (approx.) Denali Natural History Tour

Overnight: Denali

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Denali/Anchorage
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Today's itinerary includes a morning kennel tour. 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. Late morning, continue south by motorcoach to the town of Talkeetna. Continue on your journey south while traveling along the rails of the world-famous Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Anchorage in a deluxe dome railcar. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.

8:30 am Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel Visit
11:00 am Depart for Talkeetna by motorcoach
5:00 pm Deluxe Dome Rail, Talkeetna to Anchorage
8:30 pm Arrive Anchorage Hotel

Overnight: Anchorage

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Anchorage
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Open day in Anchorage to explore Alaska’s largest city.

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Transfer to Anchorage International Airport
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Transfer to the Anchorage International Airport for your flight to Seattle to embark on Norwegian Bliss. Transfers from the hotel, Seattle Seatac Airport and Seattle Pier are included in the tour.

Port of Call
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this oh-so cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World's Fair.

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.

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
Victoria, British Columbia
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Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour.

Port of Call
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this oh-so cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World's Fair.

Dates & prices
Staterooms & Accommodations
There's nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Norwgian Bliss offers a wide range of contemporary and lavish accommodations designed for you, your family or even a retreat with your besties. From convenient adjoining staterooms to the luxurious Haven suites, we’ve made room for every vacationing style.
  • Mini‑Suite / Club Balcony Suite

  • The Haven

  • Oceanview

  • Balcony

  • Inside

  • Studio

  • Spa Suite

Experience Norwegian Bliss
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • Hottest Ship
    Hottest Ship
  • 2018
    Year Built
  • 4,004
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chefs Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit
  • Moderno

    Moderno

  • Food Republic

    Food Republic

  • Ocean Blue

    Ocean Blue

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Pull up a stool on The Waterfront and pair a new vintage with soothing waves at The Cellars - A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Grab a freshly muddled mojito at Sugarcane Mojito Bar. Or Let your hair down in The District Brew House, offering dozens of varieties of bottled and draft beers on tap.
  • The Cavern Club on the Waterfront

    The Cavern Club on the Waterfront

  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar

    Sugarcane Mojito Bar

  • Observation Lounge

    Observation Lounge

Entertainment
Top off your spectacular days with legendary nights. Hang in a swinging speakeasy on the eve of Prohibition. Perfect your dance moves and sing along with The Four Seasons in a Tony Award®-winning musical. Beatles fans can rock out in the famous Liverpool nightclub where the band played. And don’t miss SIX, the award-winning musical that has taken the theater world, and the charts, by storm.
  • Jersey Boys

    Jersey Boys

  • Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical

    Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical

  • SIX

    SIX

Activities
Interested in a little excitement? Burn rubber at the racetrack and then challenge your friends or family to some friendly competition on the Aqua Racer. Dare to whoosh over the side of the ship on Ocean Loops before dodging lasers during an exhilarating game of laser tag. Top off all your victories by hitting the jackpot in the Bliss Casino—where an electric atmosphere buzzes late into the night.
  • Race Track

    Race Track

  • Laser Tag

    Laser Tag

  • Ocean Loops

    Ocean Loops

Spa
Feel free to slow it down, way down, at our award-winning Mandara Spa. Slide into relaxation with a hot stone massage—just one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. Let some steam off in the sauna or recline into pampering with facials, manicures, pedicures and more. “Me time” has never felt so good as at our onboard spa.
  • Spa Lounge

    Spa Lounge

  • Snow Room

    Snow Room

  • Thermal Suite

    Thermal Suite

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Sandbar

    Sandbar

  • Tradewinds

    Tradewinds

  • The Jewel Box

    The Jewel Box

Explore Top Shore Excursions

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.