As the youngest fleet in the Last Frontier, Norwegian Cruise Line is perfectly positioned to transport you to Alaska's many natural wonders. From the base of a snow-capped peak to a narrow fjord surrounded by emerald forests and steep rock walls, Norwegian's sleek vessels can get you there, and their cruisetours are the convenient way to go further still - into Klondike gold fields, an authentic musher's camp, or even the air itself (as you ascend to glacial icescapes via helicopter or seaplane).
Norwegian passengers interested in adding land components to their Alaska cruise may choose from four major options. The cruise line's top value, the Denali Express, combines a 7-day sailing with a four-day land tour featuring overnights in Anchorage and Denali. Two 12-day combos (7-day cruise plus five-day land tour) are also available: the Denali/Alyeska Explorer (popular with nature lovers) and the Denali/Fairbanks Explorer (the best bet for culture buffs). Travelers with extra time to spare will want to consider Norwegian's most comprehensive pairing, Authentic Alaska, which couples a 7-day voyage with six days spent inland (Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Homer).
Select Alaskan cruise itineraries may also be combined with an inland journey through the Canadian Rockies.
11 DAYS / VANCOUVER TO ANCHORAGE from $1,299
7-Day Northbound Cruise Plus 4-Day Land Tour
Day 1: Set sail from Vancouver
Day 2: Scenic cruising through Alaska's Inside Passage
Day 3: A visit to Ketchikan
Day 4: A visit to Juneau
Day 5: A visit to Skagway
Day 6: Scenic cruising along Glacier Bay
Day 7: Scenic cruising along Hubbard Glacier
Day 8: Meet-and-greet with your tour director as you arrive/disembark in Seward, followed by deluxe motorcoach transport to Anchorage (brief city tour, time for lunch/shopping) and Denali (overnight stay)
Day 9: Transport to Denali National Park via Alaska's National Park Service; enjoy a four-hour tour of the park, followed by (optional) afternoon activities and transport back to Denali (overnight stay)
Day 10: Enjoy (optional) morning activities in Denali, then climb aboard the world-famous Alaska Railroad for an "Adventure-Class" journey to Talkeetna, followed by deluxe motorcoach transport to Anchorage (overnight stay)
Day 11: Cruisetour concludes (transfer to Anchorage International Airport)
Remember - Norwegian cruisetours are almost infinitely customizable. The sample appearing above is just one of many cruisetour options available to passengers, and customers can always choose whether or not they'd like their land tour to occur before or after they cruise.
Our experts are standing by 24/7 with more options and information. Contact us any time by calling 800-CRUISES.
Anchorage offers something for everyone - enjoy lunch at an award-winning café or catch your own salmon for dinner. Seward serves as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
Denali's National Park - slightly larger than the entire state of Massachusetts and teeming with all kinds of wildlife - consistently ranks as Alaska's most popular destination.
Alyeska, once a thriving mining town, is now a favorite among nature lovers and trail hikers. Three glacier-fed rivers converge in Talkeetna, the staging area for climbers beginning an ascent of Mt. McKinley.
For many, a cruisetour is the vacation of a lifetime. And the vacation of a lifetime requires special planning. Cruisetours are also an incredible value, particularly when you consider the time and expense involved in arranging all of the elements separately. Our experts are here to help you design a cruisetour that includes everything you'll want to see both ashore and at sea. A land component can be added to virtually any 7-night Norwegian Alaska sailing we sell, but cruisetours may only be booked by phone. For a complete list of available options, including pricing, please contact our cruisetour experts 24/7 by calling 800-CRUISES.