July 17-27, 2020
Experience the best of Alaska by Land & Sea
On an Alaskan cruise, you’ll journey along the state’s southeastern coastline aboard an award-winning ships experiencing the beauty of glaciers, nature’s ever-changing and fragile masterpieces. But, with a Celebrity Alaska cruise tour, you’ll explore that and so much more.
With our Alaska Cruisetours, we combine a seven-night Alaska cruise with an exciting land tour where you’ll stay in authentic lodges and travel remote roads and railways in deluxe motor coaches and on a luxurious train with domed glass ceiling. A cruise tour will offer opportunities to take you to destinations like cultured Anchorage, folksy Talkeetna, and wild Denali—a visit to these inland areas truly gives you a feel for the diverse beauty of the 49th State.
And, you’ll travel with a local. Few people know and love Alaska like those who live there, and the Tour Directors on a Celebrity Alaska Cruisetour are chosen for their deep roots and connections to the local communities. Part raconteur of everyday Alaskan life. Part wildlife hobbyist. Part concierge, taking care of the small details like hotel check-in. The dedicated Tour Directors on a Celebrity cruise tour are passionate about sharing their home, and bringing you seamless service, local knowledge, and the best of the interior.
Optional – Pre-Cruise Night, July 16
This optional pre-cruise night in Vancouver is highly recommended. Arrival the night before the cruise starts and you’ll be greeted in the airport by our Travel World of Crosby Tour Director and transferred to our hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver. From here you’ll be able to walk around and enjoy the peace and comfort instead of the fear and worry of a delayed flight on the 17th.
Day 1 – Vancouver Embarkation, July 17
We will leave the pre-cruise hotel for a Vancouver City tour, including a beautiful drive (and stop for pictures) in Stanley Park – larger than New York City’s Times Square. We will arrive to our pier and board the Celebrity Millenium cruise ship.
Day 2 – Inside Passage Cruising
You’ll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more. During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. You’ll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you’re especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful.
Day 3 – Ketchikan
You’ve never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles. If you’re up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you’ll long remember.
Day 4 – Icy Strait Point
For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located near the city of Hoonah, and home to a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point also offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.
Day 5 – Juneau
Here’s your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska’s capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier. And make sure to stop by our favorite, Tracy’s King Crab, and enjoy some amazing and fresh Alaskan King Crab!
Day 6 – Skagway
The great Klondike Gold Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Located on the edge of the wilderness, this small town saw its fair share of gold rush, get rich dreamers pass through. Today, it’s residents are more than welcome to share the stories of its untamed past. And there’s so much fascinating history to uncover on a Skagway cruise. Head to Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum for an in-depth look at Klondike and the two routes out of Skagway – Chilkoot Pass and White Pass. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers traveled on foot. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad runs the vintage locomotives through the famously steep Chilkoot Trail and offers sweeping mountain views during its climb toward Canada.
Day 7 – Hubbard Glacier Cruising
The Hubbard Glacier is located about 30 miles north off the coast of Yakutat and is by far one of Alaska’s most exciting natural treasures. On your cruise to Hubbard Glacier, enjoy incredible picture-perfect views of this glorious mount of ice from about every angle on your ship. Named after Gardiner Hubbard, the founder and president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in the world. Dramatically massive at about 7-miles wide, 76-miles long and as tall as a 30-story building above the waterline, it’s the largest river of ice in North America. How this magnificent block came to form begins about 400 years ago from the snowfalls on the slopes of Mount Logan. While most of the world’s glaciers are retreating, the Hubbard Glacier has continued to thicken over the years and on rare occasion will partially block Russell Fjord, temporarily damming its passage.
Cruise Hubbard Glacier and experience the wilds of Alaska as your ship makes its way through icy waters turning from Yakutat Bay into the narrow Disenchantment Bay to come face-to-face with the towering Hubbard Glacier. The strong currents and riptides that flow between Gilbert Point and the face of the glacier cause calving to occur on daily basis, sending massive chunks of ice crashing into Disenchantment Bay. Witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon onboard a Hubbard Glacier cruise through the misty, chilled air of the Gulf of Alaska. Our dedicated onboard naturalist narrates the experience and keeps an eye out for the whales, harbor seals, and otters that hunt and play in the waters of Yakutat Bay. It’s an adventure of a lifetime.
Day 8 – Seward | Anchorage | Denali
Board your deluxe motor coach for a scenic drive to Anchorage. Stroll the city or savor lunch on your own, after which you’ll journey to one of Alaska’s most spectacular and iconic destinations, Denali. From 5:00 p.m., Denali is yours to discover. Explore the trails that surround your Alaskan Lodge, set on the banks of the Nenana River where the rapids rush by, or book an optional land excursion like a wilderness float trip. Overnight at Denali Park Village. *Tours and activities as described, other than optional activities and meals, are included in your Cruisetour vacation. Tour arrival times are tentative and are subject to change. All properties are subject to change for properties of a similar quality.
Day 9 – Denali | Fairbanks
Immerse yourself in Alaska’s magnificent wilderness on the Denali Natural History Tour. Discover the beauty of taiga forests and gaze at miles of rolling tundra while searching for the area’s wildlife. In the afternoon, board the Wilderness Express, the glass-domed railcars, for a scenic ride to Fairbanks. From 8:30 p.m., Fairbanks is yours to explore. Discover a city known for its midnight sun and for its hardy locals who play well into the night. Consult with your Tour Director to book an optional authentic Alaskan-style salmon bake, or fly over the Arctic Circle, immersing yourself in the wilderness communities that call the interior home. Overnight at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge.
Day 10 – Fairbanks
After breakfast, discover some of Fairbanks’ most acclaimed and historic landmarks on the Fairbanks City Tour, after which you’ll explore Alaska’s gold mining history at Gold Dredge 8. From 3:00 p.m., Fairbanks is yours to enjoy. Admire the enduring native art treasures on show at the Museum of the North, whose shimmering contours reflect the mountain ranges that encircle it, or explore the town born of the turn-of-the-century gold rush. Overnight at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge.
Day 11 – Fairbanks and Departure
Your Tour Director will see that you are transferred to the Fairbanks airport for your flight home
“A trip of a lifetime” -Cheryl Knecht
“The Alaska trip with Travel World of Crosby was the best trip my wife and I have had in 67 years of marriage!” -Al Jundt
“Definitely go on the trip! We did and it was the best trip of our entire lives. Alaska is fantastic, so much to see, and it is so beautiful. The trip was so expertly planned by Allen, and every last detail was in place, we had no worries at all, he handled everything..” -Penny Wahus
“Awesome – bucket list trip. Feel we would have missed some great things trying to do it on our own. Learned many interesting things from the tour guides.” -Bryan & Connie Sparbel
“After waiting 37 years for our honeymoon, the trip was more than we could have hoped for. I think that seeing the peak of Mount Denali was a highlight and the closeness of the group that booked from you enjoyed each other like old friends would.” -Mark & Lori Spooner
“Do not miss traveling with Allen Seigler to check Alaska off your Bucket List!!! Do both sea and land!!! Fantastic!” -Gary & Linda Faye Raan
Once you make your tour booking, we will contact you about assisting with your flight arrangements.
AquaClass Cabin with Balcony $4,695 per person
$250 per person (refundable) deposit holds your stateroom. Final payment due April 17, 2020.
-Balcony cabin with spa elements infused
-Priority cruise check-in -Exclusive access to Blu specialty dining
-Premium cabin location and close to the spa -Complimentary access to the Relaxation Room and Persian garden
Pick Any Two Perks: -Unlimited alcoholic drinks valued at $495 per person -$150 onboard credit per person
-Two unlimited Wi-Fi passwords valued at $249
-Prepaid gratuities valued at $105 per person
Escorted cruise, dedicated land tour director and motor coach driver, cruise fare, taxes, fees and port expenses, transfers, Fairbanks City Tour, Denali Natural History Tour, Denali National Park, Rail from Denali to Fairbanks, Gold Dredge No 8, Group Cocktail Party, Group Picture, lodging and transportation for land portion, complimentary use of binoculars and umbrella