Cunard to sail full Alaska season in 2020

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Cunard's Queen Elizabeth
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth back by demand

Cunard Line has announced that it will send Queen Elizabeth to Alaska for a full season in 2020; from June through to September.

Queen Elizabeth is already due sail in Alaska in 2019 after a twenty-year hiatus for the cruise line. As bookings have proved so popular the cruise line will now deploy her again there for longer in 2020.

This expanded programme will offer ten roundtrip sailings departing Vancouver, ranging from nine to twelve nights, plus one very special cruise to San Francisco including an overnight stay on Independence Day. Guests will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty of Alaska – the Great Land – with its awe-inspiring landscapes and magnificent wildlife whilst enjoying the very best in luxury onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Humpback whale breaching, Alaska
Humpback whale breaching, Alaska

Each Alaska voyage will feature stunning destinations along the Northwest Pacific coast of Alaska and British Columbia including Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and more. In addition, the voyages offer more than 120 excursions to choose from including the awe-inspiring scenic cruising in the narrow waterways of the Inside Passage, the Hubbard Glacier and Sawyer Glacier’s twin fjords, Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm.

Guests have the opportunity to combine voyages together, which include the Alaska roundtrips from Vancouver and the North Pacific Crossings to and from Tokyo. The 2020 voyages include:

  • Alaska roundtrip from Vancouver, 10 nights from June 22-July 2
  • Independence Day Celebration, Vancouver to San Francisco with overnight, 3 nights from July 2-5
  • San Francisco to Vancouver, 16 nights from July 5-21
  • Vancouver to Tokyo, 29 nights from August 29-September 27

Cunard continues its partnership with Rocky Mountaineer, offering pre and post cruise tours on the famous railroad. Tours include either three or five nights’ accommodation and two full days on board the train. The expedition travels through a spectacular array of scenery with glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, through winding river canyons, mountain passes and remarkable tunnels. Highlights include the Continental Divide, Kicking Horse Canyon, Spiral Tunnels and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.

Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour
Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour

Guests will also be able to take advantage of the three-night pre-cruise tour Vancouver and Whistler Highlights, taking in the best of Vancouver including Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park, and a full day in Whistler and Shannon Falls via the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.