Alaska 11-Nt Denali Explorer Itinerary Land and Sea Vacation July 20-31, 2021

Does your family need a break from the COVID19 stay at home blues and have something to look forward to?

If so, join us in Alaska for a Land & Sea Adventure to see Mother Nature's Masterpiece with spectacular front-row encounters of Glaciers, Mountains and Wildlife. See, Touch & Feel the best hits of Alaska "The Great Land" on this ultimate social distancing vacation.

July 20-31, 2021

Pro Tip: Book your vacation early to lock your space and best pricing but most important -enjoy lots of quality family time and anticipation participating together in armchair travel planning.

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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...

Alaska is the ultimate bucket list family adventure and social distancing vacation.

Alaska- "The Great Land" is Mother Nature's Masterpiece where land, sea, mountains, glaciers, forests and wildlife all convene in perfect harmony

Denali or Mt. McKinley is the highest mountain in N. America
Glacier Bay Preserve, A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Bears at summer salmon run
Humpback whale breeching

11- Night Denali Explorer Land & Sea Vacation (Anchorage to Vancouver) Itinerary

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

Cruise Map

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.

Hotel Captain Cook
Deluxe dining with a view at Captain Cook hotel

Day 2) Transfer/Overnight at Mt. McKinley Lodge

Board a motorcoach for your scenic journey to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge for a stunning view of Mt. Denali along the way. Your afternoon is at leisure for optional excursions or just enjoy the grounds of this lovely lodge.

Scenic Motorcoach ride
Stuning views from the resort grounds

Day 3) Transfer and overnight at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

After breakfast, enjoy a morning excursion before being transferred to the Denali Wilderness Lodge set above the Nenana River Canyon. Enjoy a hosted dinner tonight at Fannie Q's Saloon, named after a famed local homesteader.

Enjoy a variety of excursions
Great views from the hotel deck

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.

Husky Homestead puppies
Denali Tundra Tour
Moose in Valley

Day 5) Denali to Whittier Cruise Port by Alaskan Railway

"All Aboard", ease into the wonder of Alaska aboard the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service. Travel through vivid landscapes and the heartland of Alaska you wouldn't otherwise see with expert guides along the way.

Train boarding
Train dome car

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.

Ship is dwarfed by size of glacier
Viewing Glaciers from your balcony

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.

Cruising Glacier Bay
National Park Ranger onboard ship

Day 8) Skagway, AK

Skagway was a blooming gold mining town and starting point to the Yukon gold fields over the mountains and glaciers. Today the population is only 800 and features a stunning narrow gauge train.

A fun "pioneer gold town" experience

Day 9) Juneau, AK

Juneau is the only US Capital that cannot be reached by road and land wise is one of the largest cities in the world. There are lots of fun activities, adventures, shopping and dinning in this city.

Famous Red Dog Saloon
Hiking on Mendenhall Glacier - only 12 miles from downtown

Day 10) Ketchikan, AK

Known as the salmon capitol of the world, Ketchikan is a great starting point for many adventures and this town of 4000 has a lovely downtown including with great shopping, dining and the famous "Lumberjack Show".

Alaska Fishing in the Inner Passage

Day 11) Day at Sea (cruising the Inner Passage)

Enjoy a full day of scenic sailing at sea to enjoy your luxury ship. Unwind with a day at the spa a delicious meal prepared with local ingredients and a spectacular show.

Movie under the stars
Indulge yourself
Fine dining onboard

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.

Vancouver Cruise Port

Alaska offers Legendary and Epic Family Experiences you'll remember forever!

Make your own legendary experience in Alaska

Pretty Awesome Right?

We hope you're excited about visiting or revisiting Alaska and sharing this experience with friends and family for the trip of a lifetime before the glaciers melt and wildlife disappears. Availability is limited so book early with deposit for best selection of cabins and pricing. FYI, we also have a 7- night Alaska Cruise only available as well. Hope to see you onboard.

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Dan Meister - "The Travel and Cruise Meister"