Next year, the Queen Elizabeth
will sail Alaska’s coastline with new voyages, longer stays in port, guest speakers, and pre- and post-cruise journeys aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
Cunard will offer 10-, 11-, and 12-night Alaska passages round-trip from Vancouver that feature Glacier Bay and
Hubbard Glacier. One to consider: Sir Ranulph Fiennes – named the “Greatest Living Explorer” in 1984 by the Guinness World Records – will join the 11-day June 2 sailing
to share accounts of his adventures, including the first unsupported crossing of Antarctica
Munshi recommends the 13-day July 9 departure
that calls in Kodiak – an untrammeled, wildlife-rich area – and College Fjord, where visitors can see eight glaciers in one viewing. During this cruise, travelers also have the chance to explore Denali National Park from Anchorage. “This is a great choice for those who have already done the typical Inside Passage itinerary,” she says.
To cater to guests with a hankering to travel farther inland, Cunard partners with the Rocky Mountaineer train on three- to five-night land tours
that include hotel accommodations; up to three days of railway transportation in bilevel, glass-domed railcars; and activities such as crossing Vancouver
, B.C.’s 450-foot-long Capilano Suspension Bridge and riding its Grouse Mountain gondola.