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Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7-Day Alaska Highlights Aboard the Bliss with Seattle

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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 Hubbard Glacier. Travel along the scenic Inside Passage. Pan for gold in Skagway. Stroll the stunning Butchart Gardens in Victoria. This trip of a lifetime offers the best of both worlds: rail and sea!

Highlights

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

Package Also Includes:

  • 1 night hotel accommodations
  • 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 breathtaking views from your train seat today as you cross the North Dakota plains and travel over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle, a breathtaking elevated train bridge. Skirting the Missouri River, you'll wind through the Big Sky Country of Montana, passing by a traveler's favorite, 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 BLISS® AT SEA (EMBARK AT 5:00 PM)
The Bliss doesn't depart until 5:00 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, including the Social comedy club or, you can enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from the Observation Lounge. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS 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 SAWYER GLACIER/JUNEAU, ALASKA (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
Today, the ship will dock in Juneau, Alaska. Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience,” due in part to its unparalleled glacier views and amazing collection of landmarks, like Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields, and Glacier Bay National Park. There is no shortage of things to do in Juneau! Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways. Go flightseeing. Tour the historic downtown area. Try your hand at panning for gold. If you're up for an adventure, head to the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, just 12 miles outside of Juneau. Upon re-boarding the ship this afternoon, prepare to experience the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness as the ship passes the gigantic Hubbard Glacier and Icy Strait Point. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 8 SKAGWAY, ALASKA (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Today, you'll sail into beautiful Skagway. Located along the scenic Inside Passage, Skagway was once a hot spot for gold digging. In fact, in a single year, from 1896 to 1897, this remote town grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches, to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS AT SEA
Spend today at sea, cruising to your next destination. Relax at the Spa, or take a dip in the hot tubs. Tonight, catch some onboard entertainment, like Jersey Boys or visit The Cavern Club for some live music. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 10 VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA (DOCKED 4:00 PM - 10:00 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 8:00 AM)
Your journey ends today. After you disembark the Norwegian Bliss 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.

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn & Suites® Seattle Center hotel in Seattle, WA near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

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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