This popular land and sea itinerary features the top two Alaska attractions and must see, Denali National Park and Glacier Bay Preserve. This itinerary and ship are perfect for groups, families, couples or individuals and has many custom add-on options and extensions as well as free time to enjoy and experience the beauty, food and breathtaking beauty of Alaska.
Having hosted groups in Alaska, I promise you the scenery and experiences you'll have will be legendary and grand as everything in Alaska is massive and must be seen in person. Ready to check it out? Let's get started...
Day 1) Tue, July 20, 2021, Arrive Anchorage, AK
Day 2), Wed, July 21, 2021, Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge in Talkeetna, AK
Day 3), Thu, July 22, 2021 Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Day 4) Fri, July 23, 2021 Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge - Husky Homestead and Denali Tundra National Park Tour
Day 5) Sat, July 24, 2021 Denali to Whittier (cruiseport) by Alaskan Railway - Board ship
Day 6) Sun, July 25, 2021 Hubbard Glacier Cruising 3:00 pm 8:00 pm
Day 7) Mon, July 26, 2021 Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska 9:15 am 7:30 pm
Day 8) Tue, July 27, 2021 Skagway, Alaska 7:00 am 8:30 pm
Day 9) Wed, July 28, 2021 Juneau, Alaska 6:30 am 5:00 pm
Day 10) Thu, July 29, 2021 Ketchikan, Alaska 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Day 11) Fri, July 30, 2021 At Sea
Day 12) Sat, July 31, 2021 Vancouver, CN 7:30 am - Disembark ship
Day 1) Anchorage, AK
Welcome to Anchorage! Enjoy your first night in the famous Captain Cook hotel where celebrities and movie stars stay when visiting Anchorage.
Wander out to see the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of this surprisingly metropolitan city. This city is very walkable with great restaurants, bars, open spaces and bike trails.
Day 4) Husky Homestead & Denali National Park Tours
Enjoy a full day of amazing tours and adventures! Visit the Husky homestead home of a former Iditarod dog race champion and see the pioneer spirit of Alaska Homesteaders followed by the amazing and immersive Tundra Wilderness tour taking you deep inside of Denali National Park to see wildlife in their natural habitat with no fences.
Day 6) Cruising / Hubbard Glacier
All glaciers are "cool" but the Hubbard Glacier is just massive and a breathtaking sight and "natural beauty" you'll never forget. At 76 miles long, 6 miles wide and up to 1200 ft deep it is the largest tidewater glacier in North America and slowly moving into the sea.
Day 7) Glacier Bay Preserve (all day cruising)
Glacier Bay National Park is a 3.3 million acre UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the top sights to see in Alaska. It is only accessible by water or air and your cruise ship is one of the few that has "exclusive and licensed" access to this sanctuary where glaciers, mountains and wildlife meet. National Park Rangers will be onboard all day narrating all the wonderful sights you'll see including hosting a Jr. ranger program for the children.
Day 12) Arrive Vancouver, BC
You'll enjoy this vibrant cosmopolitan city with one of the best natural harbors in world surrounded by mountains. Pro tip: Arise early with coffee on your balcony as the passage through fjords into this city is stunning. Spend a day or two to enjoy the wonderful shopping, dinning and cultural attractions and even consider taking the train ride down to Seattle.