Fly to Vancouver
Arrive into Vancouver Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day can be spent at leisure visiting some of Vancouver’s most popular attractions.
Overnight: Georgian Court Hotel or similar
Check out of your hotel and make your way independently to the cruise port to board your Celebrity cruise ship. The ship will set sail late afternoon for your cruise to Alaska.
Journey past epic scenery of islands, thunderous waterfalls, glaciated mountains and dense forests as you cruise the Inside Passage today.
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
There are numerous activities to take part in today, from fishing and trekking through the spectacular landscape to zip-riding – an exhilarating alternative! Located on Chichagof Island, this area is named after the neighbouring Icy Strait.
Today sees you cruise through the Hubbard Glacier, situated in eastern Alaska and part of Yukon Canada. The views here are sensational – the glacier regularly calves icebergs which can reach the size of a ten-storey building!
Juneau is a picturesque and active destination, as well as being the site of Alaska’s first major gold strike. Wildlife and whale-watching is a must here, so why not take a cruise where you can keep a lookout for a range of magnificent species? If seeing the imposing Mendenhall Glacier is on your wish list, there’s no better view than from a helicopter tour. Alternatively, you can take a step back in time and try your hand at gold panning.
The ‘salmon capital of the world’, as Ketchikan is known, is your departure point for an optional seaplane excursion today as you head for the nearby Misty Fjords National monument, a staggering 2.2 million acres of pristine wilderness! It’s also the home of Alaska’s Tlingit Indians and the largest collection of totem poles in the world – watch the tradition live on as you observe carvers at work and experience the elaborate ceremonies.
Cruise the Inside Passage as you head back to Vancouver.
Arrive back in Vancouver this morning, disembark the ship and make your way independently to Vancouver airport for your flight home. Alternatively, why not extend your stay in Vancouver or add on a few days in the charming city of Victoria for another taste of life in British Columbia.