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14-day Cruisetour on Norwegian Jewel

Authentic Alaska - Northbound Cruisetour

from Vancouver, British Columbia

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 with time to purchase an optional all-day fishing excursion.

Unique to this tour:

  • 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 Talkeetna to Denali
  • Visit Talkeetna, one of the best vantage points for Mt. McKinley
  • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour
  • Kenai Peninsula and the artsy fishing community of Homer
  • Opportunity to purchase a full-day Halibut and Salmon fishing excursion
  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • So much more...

Special Benefits To Norwegian Cruisetours:

  • All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan guides
  • 12- and 14-day Cruisetours include a visit with an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher
  • Guaranteed animal sightings
  • All tours feature travel on the rails of Alaska Railroad

*Hotel is subject to change.

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    7-Day Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage & Homer Land Tour.
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    All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan guides.
Cruise Offers From
$2,608
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Cruise Card
7-Day Post-Cruise Land Tour. 7-Day Cruise. 5 Ports.
Your Amazing Vacation Includes:
Unique to this tour: 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 Talkeetna to Denali • Visit Talkeetna, one of the best vantage points for Mt. McKinley • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour • Kenai Peninsula and the artsy fishing community of Homer • Opportunity to purchase a full-day Halibut and Salmon fishing excursion • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center • So much more... Special Benefits To Norwegian Cruisetours: All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan guides • 12- and 14-day Cruisetours include a visit with an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher • Guaranteed animal sightings • All tours feature travel on the rails of Alaska Railroad
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.

Scenic Cruising event
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/Homer
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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 head down the Seward and Sterling Highway into more of the dramatic beauty of the Kenai Peninsula. 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. Near the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula you'll encounter the town of Homer, an authentic Alaskan community not geared toward mass tourism and often described as "where the land ends and the sea begins." Homer has a history steeped in commercial fishing and a mild climate moderated by the Pacific Ocean. This results in warmer winters and cooler summers compared 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 in the evening.

8:00am Disembark Ship
11:00am Lunch on your own
3:00pm Arrive Homer and visit to Homer Spit

Overnight: Homer

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Homer
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Open morning in Homer to explore this community. Book an optional fishing excursion for Halibut and Salmon, ride one of the ferries to the remote communities of Halibut Cove or Seldovia, or simply stay in town to enjoy the many local galleries and restaurants. Late this afternoon, visit the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor 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 & Ocean Visitor 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.

Overnight: Homer

Cruisetour event
Homer/Anchorage
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This morning, you'll head north and tour around 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.

Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will see 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.

8:30am Depart Homer Hotel
11:00am Lunch on your own
3:00pm Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
5:30pm Arrive at Anchorage Hotel

Overnight: Anchorage

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Anchorage/Denali
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Today you'll ride on the world-famous Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali with 360° views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. As the gorgeous scenery of Alaska rolls past, be watchful for wildlife, as well as 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 service programs.

8:00am Depart for Talkeetna via motorcoach
11:20am Deluxe Dome Rail, Talkeetna to Denali
4:00pm Arrive at Denali Hotel

Overnight: Denali

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Denali
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Today's itinerary includes a morning kennel tour in Denali. 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. This afternoon, 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 included 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. Upon arrival in Alaska, your Tour Director will advise you of your tour time.

8:30am Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel Visit
TBD Tundra Wilderness Tour

Overnight: Denali

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Denali/Fairbanks
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This morning, board your deluxe motorcoach for Alaska's Golden Heart City, Fairbanks. Upon arrival, enjoy a Fairbanks city tour, including a stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline. This afternoon, enjoy a 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.

8:00am Depart Denali
11:00am Fairbanks city tour and lunch on your own
2:00pm Riverboat Discovery cruise
5:30pm Arrive at Fairbanks Hotel

Overnight: Fairbanks

Cruisetour event
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.

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. Our award-winning fleet offers a wide range of contemporary and comfortable accommodations designed for you, your family or even your group.
  • Mini‑Suite / Club Balcony Suite

  • The Haven

  • Balcony

  • Inside

  • Oceanview

  • Suite

Experience Norwegian Jewel
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • Best Shore Excursions
    Best Shore Excursions
  • 2018
    Remodeled Date
  • 2,376
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Dine how and when you want and where your palate leads you with more than a dozen dining options. Discover our Main Dining Rooms, where our daily changing menus are as fresh as the ingredients, or reserve a seat at a specialty restaurant for a taste of something unique and unexpected. With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating and superb culinary experiences, nobody does dining like Norwegian.
  • Teppanyaki

    Teppanyaki

  • Le Bistro

    Le Bistro

  • Cagney's Steakhouse

    Cagney's Steakhouse

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Try a new vintage to pair with another amazing ocean sunset. Let our talented bartenders shake things up with one of their signature cocktails or choose to kick back with good beer and great conversations. Whether you’re hanging with old friends or making new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

    Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

  • Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar

    Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar

  • Spinnaker Lounge

    Spinnaker Lounge

Entertainment
When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Jewel, there’s never a dull moment. Enjoy a magical evening with our magician and comedy show. Get mesmerized by awe-inspiring acrobatics at Le Cirque Bijou. Groove to disco during our newest show, Velvet. Or don your best attire and dance the night away during Norwegian's Night Out. It’s showtime. All the time.
  • Velvet

    Velvet

  • Rock You Tonight

    Rock You Tonight

  • Le Cirque Bijou

    Le Cirque Bijou

Activities
From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.
  • Hot Tubs

    Hot Tubs

  • Sports Court

    Sports Court

  • Splash Academy

    Splash Academy

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.
  • Depp Tissue Massage

    Depp Tissue Massage

  • Sauna

    Sauna

  • 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.
  • Colombian Emeralds International

    Colombian Emeralds International

  • Collection Art Gallery

    Collection Art Gallery

  • The Tides

    The Tides

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.