Luxury cruise line Cunard will spend a full season in Alaska from June through to September in 2020 aboard the newly refurbished ship, Queen Elizabeth.
Cunard is making its long-awaited return to Alaska in May 2019, after a 20-year break. The success of the 2019 program has led to Cunard doubling the number of voyages in the region for 2020.
This expanded program will offer 10 round-trip sailings departing Vancouver, ranging from nine to 12 nights, plus one very special cruise to San Francisco including an overnight stay on US Independence Day. Guests will have the opportunity to take in the beauty of Alaska – the Great Land – with its awe inspiring landscapes and magnificent wildlife whilst enjoying the very best in luxury on board Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.
“We have had an incredible response to Cunard reinstating voyages to the beautiful Alaska frontier and are delighted to be offering more than double the number of Cunard sailings for 2020. Guests will sail on the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth visiting the most incredible landscapes and Alaskan towns, with longer time in port to enjoy these inspiring and breathtaking destinations,” said Cunard president Simon Palethorpe.
Each Alaska voyage will feature stunning destinations along the Northwest Pacific coast of Alaska and British Columbia, including Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and more. In addition, the voyages offer more than 120 excursions to choose from including the awe-inspiring scenic cruising in the narrow waterways of the Inside Passage, the Hubbard Glacier and Sawyer Glacier’s twin fjords, Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm.
Guests have the opportunity to combine voyages together, which include the Alaska roundtrips from Vancouver and the North Pacific Crossings to and from Tokyo.
Cunard also continues its partnership with Rocky Mountaineer, offering pre- and post-cruise tours. Tours include either three or five night’s accommodation and two full days onboard the train.