This exciting journey by land and sea has something for everyone! Start by enjoying a scenic overnight ride from Chicago on Amtrak’s iconic Empire Builder® through the classic landscapes of America’s heartland to the vibrant city of Vancouver. Enjoy two days exploring all the city’s best sights before embarking on the luxurious Norwegian Jewel headed north along the rugged Alaskan coastline. Experience unprecedented views of a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat as you cruise through the islands of the Inside Passage, and experience four exciting Alaskan ports-of-call along the way, finally ending your journey in Anchorage.
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*Government taxes and fees applicable to the cruise are additional and not included
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.
DAYS 1-2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Welcome to Chicago! This afternoon, make your way to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak's® Empire Builder for a scenic ride cross country to the Pacific Coast. On day two, you'll enjoy breath taking landscapes as you cross the North Dakota plains, travel along the Missouri River, and wind through the Big Sky Country of Montana, passing by the magnificent Glacier National Park. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 3 VANCOUVER
This morning, arrive in Seattle's Kings Street Station. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore Seattle, visit popular attractions such as Pikes Place Market, Pioneer Square or Seattle's Waterfront. In the evening, board Amtrak's Cascades to continue your journey to Vancouver. (Overnight in Vancouver)
DAY 4 VANCOUVER
Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing with your hop-on, hop-off city tour. Visit popular attractions including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and more! Be sure to head up to the top of the Vancouver Lookout for unbeatable views of the city, Coal Harbour, and surrounding landscapes. (Overnight in Vancouver)
DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JEWEL® (EMBARK AT 4:00 PM)
Departure on the Jewel® is at 4:00 pm today! While at sea, take some time getting acquainted with many of the ship's amenities including the delicious dining options, bars and lounges, dazzling casino! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JEWEL
Today, sail through the islands of the Inside Passage, the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world, and get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else! Be on the lookout for orcas and humpback whales! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 7 KETCHIKAN (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spend the day in Ketchikan. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle”. Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 8 JUNEAU (DOCKED 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Today you will dock in Juneau, Alaska. Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience”, certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 9 SKAGWAY (DOCKED 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
Today, you'll sail into beautiful Skagway. In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travellers 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 10 CRUISE GLACIER BAY
Today you will sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 11 CRUISE HUBBARD GLACIER
Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. It's 3,496 square kilometres of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 12 SEWARD (DISEMBARK AT 5:00 AM) TO ANCHORAGE
After disembarking from the Norwegian Jewel in Seward, Alaska, a transfer will take you from the cruise port to the Anchorage Airport.
Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.
Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry
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.