Best of Alaska
VANCOUVER | KETCHIKAN | JUNEAU | SKAGWAY | ICY STRAIT | HUBBARD GLACIER | SEWARD
Embark on a magnificent cruise with Regent Seven Seas. You’ll experience luxury like no other with incredible amenities and service onboard, while off the ship you will benefit from unlimited shore excursions. On land visit the oceanside city of Vancouver before cruising through some of the most breathtaking glaciers on your way to Alaska.
- Explore vibrant Vancouver and it's surrounds
- All inclusive cruising with Regent Seven Seas
- Discover the historical and quaint towns of Alaska
Best of Alaska
Day 1 : UK- Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver, a glorious waterfront city steeped in culture and natural charm, check into your hotel where you will stay for 3 nights then the rest of the day is yours to discover this incredible city.
Day 2-3 : Vancouver
You have two free days to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver. You’ll see the chic shopping boulevard of Robson Street, visit 1,000 Acre Stanley Park, famous for its Totem Poles, see Prospect Point and English Bay Beaches, the funky artists hotspot of Granville Island, Chinatown and historic Gastown.
Day 4 : Embark the ship
Enjoy a free morning in Vancouver before embarking the Regent Seven Seas Mariner and setting sail on your cruise.
Day 5 : Cruising the Inside Passage
Make the most of this ship's incredible facilities while you are at sea. Enjoy guest lectures, the spectacular canyon ranch spa and delectable cuisine at the many restaurants on board.
Day 6 : Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle." At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travellers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country and are rarely disappointed.
Day 7 : Juneau, Alaska
In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold with the help of Indian guides. Here they discovered nuggets “as large as beans” at the mouth of the aptly named Gold Creek. Out of their discoveries came three of the largest gold digs in the world where more than $150 million in gold was mined. Juneau’s surrounding beauty and natural wonders have attracted cruise ship travellers for over a century, with steamship companies bringing tourists here since the early 1880’s.
Day 8 : Skagway, Alaska
Skagua, as it is known by the Tlingit, means” windy place.” Skagway, a place of many names, and much history is the northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. It was known to thousands of hopeful gold rushers as the gateway to the gold fields. Skagway retains the flavour of the gold rush era and the character of such colourful inhabitants as Soapy Smith “King of the Frontier Con Men”; especially on Broadway, with its false-front buildings, and in the Trail of ‘98 Museum, with its outstanding collection of gold fever memorabilia.
Day 9 : Icy Strait, Alaska
Discover the frontier town of Icy Strait surrounded by nature in its unspoiled glory. Pine trees as tall as skyscrapers, humpback whales, eagles, wild salmon, black bears and more, form the harmonious tapestry of life in this Alaskan hinterland. Visit the Native Theater and Heritage Center to see Tlinglit tribal members enacting their history through song and dance. Also worthy of attention are the elaborately carved totem poles. Stroll over to the Cannery Museum and find out how this staple of the Alaskan diet is processed. Shop for locally made preserves, jewellery, wooden carvings, clothing, and bath products. Take a walk along the well-marked nature trail to Hoonah. Enjoy delicious and abundant seafood, Dungeness crab, salmon, shrimp and cod in this remarkable natural environment.
Day 10 : Cruising Hubbard Glacier
The largest calving glacier on the North America continent, Hubbard Glacier calves off icebergs as high as 10-storey buildings. This sends blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.
Day 11-12 : Arrive Seward - UK
Your cruise comes to an end when you arrive in Seward, from here you will be transferred to Anchorage airport in order to board your flight back to the UK.