Coastal Contrasts & Vancouver Alaska CruiseReference WW37977
This popular itinerary lets you combine a stay in the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver with a short but breathtaking trip by coach to the resort town of Whistler. The natural beauty of the mountainous landscape and the welcoming ambiance make Whistler a truly special destination. Combined with the lively atmosphere of Vancouver, these two destinations offer a perfectly balanced experience before you embark on a 7-night luxury cruise onboard Celebrity Infinity through the Gulf of Alaska.
You may also benefit from FREE Drinks Package, FREE Gratuities, or FREE Wifi onboard your cruise. Get in touch with one of our Specialists for more details.
Weekly departures May – September 2018.
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Upon your arrival into Vancouver, please make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore this coastal city. Overnight in Vancouver.
You are free today to explore the city at leisure. No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park. Situated between English Bay and Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park covers 1,000 acres. Its seawall, beaches, walking trails, totem poles, pool, miniature railway and more attract over 8 million visitors each year! Make your visit unforgettable by embarking on a horse-drawn carriage tour as make its way around the park. Overnight in Vancouver.
Transfer by scheduled motorcoach from Vancouver to Whistler. Sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Sea to Sky Climb, before arriving into the resort town of Whistler and at your overnight hotel. Overnight in Whistler.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the resort town of Whistler. Take in panoramic views from above with a ride on the Peak2Peak Gondola (included). A stay in this mountain town would not be complete without visiting the Olympic Park, home of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Finally, treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation in your hotel, soaking the incredible views that the Canadian Rockies have to offer.
Leave the mountain resort of Whistler behind and transfer by coach to Vancouver Cruise Terminal, where you will embark on your 7-night Alaska cruise on board the luxurious Celebrity Infinity.
The dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage has been shaped by glaciers for millions of years and is constantly evolving. The terrain here is verdant and vivid – mysterious forests blanket the towering mountains. There are over 1000 islands within this passage, and the views you will glimpse onboard will leave you awe-struck. Make sure you have a camera at hand - these are memories you will treasure forever.
Enjoy a day at sea, taking in the wild beauty of Alaska's coastline. Why not check out some of the incredible facilities onboard your cruise ship? Take a dip, go for a run or relax and enjoy some pampering in the onboard spa - the world really is your oyster as there is something to thrill all tastes.
For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait Point offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage. Make sure you sample the catch of the day and indulge in incomparable halibut and chips to round off your day exploring.
The Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes. Watching these icebergs crash into the waves is a once in a lifetime experience - make sure you have a camera on-hand to capture the moment forever.
Some sightseeing is best from above. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft via gondola to Mount Roberts for panoramic views of Alaska's capital city. The fresh air is sure to whet your appetite so try out the local treat - crisp crab cakes. For those of a more adventurous spirit, here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure via helicopter.
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 rainforest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you can't resist.
This is your second opportunity to experience the dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage - capture this ever-changing landscape and make memories that will last a lifetime. Located between Vancouver and Ketchikan, Alaska's Inside Passage is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. Mountain peaks climbing to 3000ft meet the oceans within a mile of the shore. Marvel at the gorgeous wildflowers and the migration of the Humpback and Killer whales.
Wave goodbye as you disembark your cruise in the morning, anytime after breakfast. After making your own way to your downtown hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today is free for you to explore Vancouver at your own pace. Why not learn more about this fascinating city on a Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour (included)? Overnight in Vancouver.
Check out of your Vancouver hotel and make your way (independently) to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to the UK.