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Trip Overview

See parts of the world some people never get a chance to experience on this rail and sea journey from Chicago to Alaska, with stops in Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia. Tour all the hot spots of the “Emerald City,” like Pier 66. Spend some time in the charming town of Ketchikan. Explore all Juneau has to offer, such as the Hubbard Glacier. Dock at Icy Strait Point on Chichagof Island. Stroll the stunning Butchart Gardens and relax near the harbour in Victoria. This trip of a lifetime offers the best of both worlds: the train and sea!

Highlights

Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit
Norwegian Cruise Line's 7 Day Alaska from Seattle on the Norwegian Joy®

Package Also Includes:

  • 1 night hotel accommodations; 2 nights onboard Amtrak
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Seattle on the Empire Builder®
  • Transfers to/from Cruise Port

*Government taxes and fees applicable to the cruise are additional and not included

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! This afternoon, transfer on your own to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak® to Seattle for a scenic ride on the Empire Builder®. Travel along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail and settle in for an exciting adventure through the majestic wilderness as you follow the footsteps of early pioneers! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Enjoy breath-taking views from your train seat today as you cross the North Dakota plains and travel over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle, a elevated train bridge. Skirting the Missouri River, you'll wind through the Big Sky Country of Montana, passing by a traveller's favourite, the stunning Glacier National Park. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) 

DAY 3 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! You'll arrive in the “Emerald City” this morning and check into your centrally-located hotel to settle in and drop-off your luggage. Then, it is time to start exploring all Seattle has to offer! Head downtown and stroll through Pike Place Market. Grab dinner at one of the local restaurants. Be sure to check out the vibrant art scene and eclectic shops downtown as well. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JOY® AT SEA (EMBARK AT 4:00 PM)
The Joy doesn't depart until 4:00 pm, so you have some time this morning to see any Seattle sights you didn't get a chance to see during your stay. If you like seafood, be sure to take some time today to sample some of the best and freshest seafood you'll ever taste. Or, grab a cup of Seattle's famous coffee in Pike's Market! While at sea this afternoon, spend some time getting acquainted with many of the ship's amenities or, you can enjoy the breath-taking ocean views from the Observation Lounge. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD NORWEGIAN JOY AT SEA
Enjoy a leisurely day at sea! There is so much to see and do on this ship! Take in one of the ship's shows or lounge by the pool. It's up to you! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 6 KETCHIKAN, ALASKA (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Welcome to Ketchikan, Alaska, ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness. This charming town is a very popular port of call. And, today, you'll get to see why! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 7 JUNEAU, ALASKA
Today, you will dock in Juneau, Alaska, for an entire day of exploring. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies only 12 miles outside Juneau, a worthwhile day trip on your own. Upon boarding the ship, prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 8 ICY STRAIT POINT, ALASKA / GLACIER CRUISING (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
When you dock at Icy Strait Point, just outside the small village of Hoonah—meaning “village by the cliff—you’ll be welcomed by the Tlingit culture and hospitality. Best things to see and do while on land? Check out the restored salmon cannery and museum, take a tour of the Spasski River Valley, or enjoy one of the many nature trails throughout the towering forest. You may even spot a few brown bears, which are abundant on Chichagof Island. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JOY AT SEA
Spend today at sea, cruising to your next destination. Relax at the spa or take a dip in the hot tubs. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 10 VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA (DOCKED 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
You are in for a treat today! Spend the afternoon and evening in the quaint coastal town of Victoria. Roam the spacious lawns of the stunning Butchart Gardens and see exotic flora, fascinating topiary, and exquisite fountains. Explore the historic Bastion Square, the cultural treasures of Chinatown, and the many charming sights along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE (DISEMBARK AT 7:00 AM)
Your journey ends today. After you disembark the Norwegian Joy this afternoon, the option is yours to spend another day and evening in Seattle or head to the Amtrak station and board the Empire Builder back to Chicago.

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D – Dinner

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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