Something I'll never forget
From fantastic service and excellent food to luxury cabins and unbeatable adventures, a cruise with Cunard is something I'll never forget.
About & Destinations
Sophisticated ocean travel
For a truly remarkable voyage, Queen Elizabeth by Cunard offers an experience like no other. Exuding style and art deco elegance, this luxury ocean liner invites its guests to watch whales, witness out-of-this-world scenery and immerse themselves in new and exciting destinations from the comfort of their suite or stateroom, or up close on shore. Choose from 10, 11 or 12-day round trips from Vancouver in 2020 visiting both Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier.
Take a journey like no other through Alaska, discovering destinations inaccessible by land, like the slender scenic waterways of the Inside Passage. You’ll have plenty of time to immerse yourself in some of the state's most famous locations, including the Gold Rush capitals of Skagway and Juneau.
Of course, there will also be plenty of time to explore British Columbia on your Cunard cruise. Visit the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, taking in sights like the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island Market and the stunning Stanley Park sea wall. The province's capital city, Victoria is also a stop on various Cunard itineraries.
The Cunard Experience
Rooms and facilities
Stateroom with an ocean view, or luxurious suite? Whatever your preference and budget, take your pick from a wide range of accommodation to make your cruise experience as memorable as possible. Relax with delicious room service dining and take advantage of luxurious amenities like Penhaligon's toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Every room is full of small touches to make you feel at home.
Whether you opt for a Britannia Inside, Oceanview or Balcony, Cunard staterooms provide a home away from home throughout your memorable voyage. Rooms come with varying bed sizes and views. All include a satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities and a mini bar, as well as an invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon's toiletries, complimentary robe and slippers for everyone in your party. You will also be welcomed with sparkling wine and have your own stateroom steward for the duration of your stay.
A Princess Grill Suite boasts a king-sized bed, lounge area and desk with personalised stationery, in addition to a satellite TV and mini bar. Your bathroom features a bath and shower, complimentary Penhaligon's toiletries and a velour robe and slippers. Choose to dine exclusively in the Princess Grill restaurant.
Alternatively, opt for the Queens Grill Suite, where you'll enjoy a king-sized bed with sumptuous linens and seven-pillow concierge menu, bathroom with bath and shower and separate dressing area. You'll also have a personal butler and concierge, as well as the option to dine in-suite from the Queens Grill menu.
Each room type comes with its own main restaurant, but there are a range of other delicious dining options you can choose from during your stay too. From three varieties of afternoon tea to Al Fresco dining in the fresh air of the open deck, the temptation of venues will be difficult to resist.
The Steakhouse at The Verandah is a popular choice for special occasions, featuring speciality seafood and tender cooked-to-order prime cuts. There are also a range of alternative venues including Mexican restaurant, Aztec, Italian-themed La Piazza, and the Smokehouse, inspired by a classic American grill.
You'll find everything from shopping and galleries to a luxury spa and salon on board the Queen Elizabeth. Feeling energetic? Choose from activities like dance classes, deck games and other sporting activities. There are also opportunities to learn new skills, socialise, or simply find a space to relax.
Evening entertainment takes place from 6pm every night, where theatre shows, live comedy, concerts, and recitals await. There's even a wine programme on board, giving guests the chance to enrich their knowledge and appreciation of fine wine on board. Travelling with children? Cunard is happy to offer dedicated areas and clubs as well as a night nanny service.
Iconic travel experiences
Enhance your time offshore
An Alaskan cruise with Cunard offers more than 140 experiences and excursions, from whale watching on a private yacht to a guided tour of Portage Glacier. There are also plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Alaskan culture, traditions and indigenous history thanks to Cultured Heritage Guides.
Whale & Marine Wildlife Cruise
Departing from British Columbia's capital city, Victoria, this exciting excursion is perfect for nature lovers of all ages. Keep your eyes peeled for the likes of orcas, seals, sea lions, porpoises and numerous species of marine birds, on this three-hour marine wildlife spotting cruise.
You may even hear the whales communicate in their natural environment via hydrophone as experienced naturalists tell you more about these fascinating animals. A tea or coffee is included during your trip, and snacks and soft drinks will also be available for purchase.
Butchart Gardens & Afternoon Tea
Colourful flowers, towering trees, winding paths and cascading fountains await at one of Victoria's favourite attractions. Take a self-guided tour of the famous Butchart Gardens, admiring the beautiful surroundings and diverse displays on show. The Sunken Garden is one of the most popular, in addition to the Japanese, Italian and English Rose gardens.
Afterwards, you'll enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the dining room of the original Butchart family residence. This excursion lasts approximately 4.5 hours
Yukon Expedition & White Pass Scenic Railway
On this unique 8-hour excursion, you'll journey from Skagway along the Klondike Highway on a scenic drive that parallels the route used by fortune-seekers during the Gold Rush. Travelling across the White Pass Summit 3,290 feet above sea level, you'll also witness the rugged wilderness around Canada’s Yukon River.
Enjoy the likes of a barbecue lunch and the Native American village of Carcross, before boarding a vintage train for a 27-mile rail journey past waterfalls, mountains and glaciers.
Anchorage Highlights & Native Cultures
Learn more about the rich traditions of native Alaskans as you visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Hear about the various cultural groups whose territories stretch across the state through engaging storytelling and see six different types of traditional homes set in woodland around Lake Tiulana.
Witness dance performances, traditional native Alaskan games and art demonstrations, as well as taking a sightseeing drive around the historic landmarks of central Anchorage.
How to book
Call us for more information
Call us to book
Interested in travelling to Alaska with Cunard Cruises? To find out more, or to book, simply give our Canada Travel Experts a call. Share your ideas for your dream holiday and we'll tell you more about our existing itineraries or tailor-make your holiday from scratch. We'll also help you find the cruise cabin that will offer the perfect experience for you.
Talks, seminars and discussions
Personal perspectives on Alaska
For a fascinating insight into Alaska’s past and present, many visitors attend special guest talks, seminars and events. You’ll have the chance to hear from award-winning writers and explorers giving their personal perspectives on Alaska. Taking to the high seas in 2020, don’t miss legendary explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE and Kenton Cool, one of the world’s leading alpine and high-altitude climbers.
Add Rocky Mountaineer
An incredible journey
The best of the west
For a real bucket list holiday, choose to combine an Alaskan Cunard cruise with a journey onboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train with some of our itineraries. Our Journey to the Last Frontier holiday takes you from Calgary, through the Rockies where you’ll take a scenic helicopter tour—and even includes a trip to the Columbia Icefields.
Witness Cunard Cruises for yourself
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