CRUISETOUR

Denali by Rail Explorer – Southbound Cruisetour (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line®
Fairbanks, AK, United States to Vancouver, BC, Canada
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DAY 1
Fairbanks, AK, United States

Welcome to Fairbanks. Whether you're exploring the Golden Heart City or the wonderful amenities your hotel has to offer, get ready for an unforgettable journey in the days ahead fully escorted by a local Alaskan guide. Please note the standard hotel check-in time is at 3 pm. Guests who arrive earlier may have to wait to occupy their rooms. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight in Fairbanks. *The transfer from airport to hotel is included when arriving flight information is provided to Norwegian Cruise Line at least 10 days prior to tour start date. Transfer is offered only on the starting date of the tour. Guests who do not provide flight information within the guidelines forfeit this service. Unused transfers are nonrefundable.

DAY 2
Fairbanks, AK, United States
Gold Dredge No.8, AK, United States
Fairbanks, AK, United States

Your Norwegian Cruise Line tour director will greet you at your Fairbanks hotel this morning. Today, you'll enjoy a visit to the historic Gold Dredge No.8 where you will get the chance to do some panning just like the early pioneers of Alaska. Afterwards, board your deluxe motorcoach for a city tour of Fairbanks before stopping in historic downtown for lunch on your own. This afternoon, learn about the Alaska state sport of dog mushing with an included stop at a local Iditarod sled dog kennel. You'll be amazed to learn about this fascinating sport, the musher, the dogs, and even get to hold a future champion puppy in your arms. After this authentic visit, we won't be surprised if you are ready to run "The Last Great Race" yourself. Open evening to explore Fairbanks or take an optional tour. Visit Gold Dredge No.8 at 9:30 am, Fairbanks City Tour and lunch on your own at 12 pm, visit Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel at 2:30 pm (Afternoon time subject to change), arrive at hotel at 5:30 pm. Overnight in Fairbanks.

DAY 3
Fairbanks, AK, United States
Denali National Park, AK, United States

This morning, enjoy traveling along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park with 360-degree views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. As you travel through the high tundra plateau into the gorgeous scenery of the Healy Gorge and Canyon, be watchful for wildlife during your rail journey. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey. More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six million acres of wild land. After lunch on your own, your tour will take you into this pristine region of Alaska on the only road into and out of the park. Along the way, enjoy a fully narrated ride learning about the flora and fauna of the area while looking out for the wild animals that roam freely and call this park home. While in this beautiful area, set aside time to experience the solitude and tranquility that vast wilderness can provide. During your Tundra Wilderness Tour, you will travel 53 miles into Denali National Park, enjoying the incredible scenery and some of the best opportunities to see wildlife in its natural setting. A light snack is included on the tour. Tour duration is approximately 7 hours. Upon arrival in Alaska, your tour director will advise you of your tour time. Travel on Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali at 8:15 am, lunch on your own at 12:30 pm, Tundra Wilderness Tour at 1:30 pm (approx.). Overnight in Denali.

DAY 4
Denali National Park, AK, United States
Talkeetna, AK, United States
Anchorage, AK, United States

Your morning is open for optional activities in Denali. Later in the day, you'll take your second segment along the rails of the Alaska Railroad from Denali to Talkeetna in a deluxe dome railcar. As the gorgeous scenery of Alaska rolls past, be watchful for wildlife, as well as glimpses of Mt. McKinley, or, as local Alaskans call it, "The Great One". Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey. Continue via motorcoach from Talkeetna to Anchorage. Travel on Alaska Railroad from Denali to Talkeetna at 12:30 pm, depart for Anchorage via motorcoach at 5 pm, arrive in Anchorage at 8 pm. Overnight in Anchorage.

DAY 5
Anchorage, AK, United States
Seward, AK, United States
9:00 PM
DAY 6
Hubbard Glacier, AK, United States
DAY 7
Hoonah, AK, United States
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 8
Juneau, AK, United States
7:00 AM 1:15 PM
Sawyer Glacier (Cruising), AK, United States
DAY 9
Skagway, AK, United States
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 10
Ketchikan, AK, United States
1:00 PM 8:00 PM
DAY 11
Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States
DAY 12
Vancouver, BC, Canada
8:00 AM
Denali by Rail Explorer – Southbound Cruisetour map

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations | Meals (not including specialty restaurants) | Entertainment aboard ship

Not Included

  • Specialty restaurants are available with either nominal cover charges or fixed price menus and … la carte pricing in addition to the standard dining program | Items of a personal nature are not included, such as alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, spa treatments, indoor pool relaxation areas, certain specialty exercise classes, laundry, photographs, casino, ship-to-shore phone, email, Internet, fax and Shore Excursions (including all """"Dive In"""" programs) | Government taxes and fees are also not included

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Terms & Conditions

Offers apply to select sailing(s). Fares are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy, in U.S. Dollars. Government taxes & fees, and onboard service charges are additional. IMPORTANT NOTICE: NCL reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above US$65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, NCL will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed US$10.00 per passenger per day. Offers are based on availability, are capacity controlled, and combinability with other offers is subject to change or cancellation at any time per Norwegian discretion.Other restrictions apply. Norwegian is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. c2011 NCL Corporation Ltd. Ships' Registry: Bahamas and United States of America.

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