Exciting news! Cunard have announced that they’ll be making a long-awaited return to Alaska in 2019. It’ll be the first time the cruise line has been to the region in more than two decades, basing Queen Elizabeth in Alaska for the season between May and June 2019. So get ready to explore the natural wonders of Alaska  all whilst enjoying the luxurious comforts of one of the grandest ships in the world!

When and where?

Queen Elizabeth will make her journey to Alaska on 5th May 2019 from Yokohama, Japan! She’ll offer four 10-night roundtrip sailings from Vancouver – we can only imagine that these will be in high demand. After completing her season in Alaska, Queen Elizabeth will sail down the west coast of the United States of America, before passing through the iconic Panama Canal and journeying onto Iceland, all before returning to the home shores of the UK.

The highlights of these itineraries include six must-visit ports of call, comprising of navigating the Inside Passage, one of Alaska’s most diverse landscapes and tourist hotspots. The USA’s most scenic state capital Juneau, with its gold rush heritage and stunning surrounding landscape. You’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history of Alaska and meet the native tribes of Ketchikan, discovering how they’ve survived on this harsh landscape for thousands of years.

“Cunard is thrilled to make our return to Alaska with our youngest ship Queen Elizabeth,” said senior vice president of Cunard North America, Josh Leibowitz. “Our guests can now explore the region on the best itinerary in Alaska—four 10-night roundtrip Vancouver sailings with more time in port and opportunities to visit the natural wonders of Tracy Arm Fjord and Hubbard Glacier.”

What makes Alaska such a sought after destination?

If you have an adventurous spirit, Alaska is the destination for you. It’s by far the biggest state in the USA, and is one of the last true wildernesses – affectionately known as ‘the last frontier’. Get up close with creatures of the wild, and witness spectacles that you never thought imaginable – brown bears hunting leaping salmon in rapid rivers, colossal bison grazing in the plains and towering moose posturing by the roadside with ease.

Alaska also boats a pristine natural landscape on a grand scale, with sprawling national parks, ominous fjords and historic ports all waiting to be explored. And once you’ve experienced the gargantuan scale of a creaking glazier from a zodiac boat, you’ll understand the fascination with this idyllic landscape.

What’s it like to cruise with Cunard?

Cunard are synonymous with the golden age of cruising, and have a rich maritime history stretching back over 175 years. They’re well known for exploring exotic and iconic destinations in the most sumptuous of settings, providing cruisers with an exemplary standard of service – so get ready to be treat like royalty. There’s always a sense of occasion, so rest assured that Cunard will return to Alaska with a triumph!

Want to head off on an Alaskan adventure?

Cunard’s Alaska itineraries are now on sale, and you can enjoy an early booking benefit of complimentary onboard credit if you book by 5th March 2018!

If you’d like to experience Alaska’s beautiful landscape for yourself, give us a call on our freephone number 0800 107 2323 and one of our friendly cruise team will be able to help.

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