On an Alaska cruise, you’ll journey along the state’s southeastern coastline aboard award-winning ships experiencing the beauty of glaciers, nature’s ever-changing and fragile masterpieces. But, with a Celebrity Alaska or Canadian Rockies Cruisetour, you’ll explore that and so much more.
With one of our 9-to-13-night Alaska Cruisetours, you can combine your seven-night Alaska cruise with an exciting land tour where you’ll stay in authentic lodges and travel remote roads and railways in deluxe motor coaches and on a luxurious train with domed glass ceiling. A Cruisetour will offer opportunities to take you to destinations like cultured Anchorage, folksy Talkeetna, and wild Denali—a visit to these inland areas truly give you a feel for the diverse beauty of the 49th State. Or journey into the heart of Canada on a Canadian Rockies Cruisetour. From the colonial charms of British Columbia to the dramatic wilderness, alpine lakes and snow-capped mountains of the Canadian Rockies, you’ll enjoy some of Canada’s most extraordinary destinations.
And, you’ll travel with a local. Few people know and love Alaska like those who live there, and the Tour Directors on a Celebrity Alaska Cruisetour are chosen for their deep roots and connections to the local communities. Part raconteur of everyday Alaskan life. Part wildlife hobbyist. Part concierge, taking care of the small details like hotel check-in. The dedicated Tour Directors on a Celebrity Cruisetour are passionate about sharing their home, and bringing you seamless service, local knowledge, and the best of the interior.
Mother Nature truly puts on a show in Alaska. Massive open spaces, ancient forests, soaring mountains and salmon-filled rivers create exceptionally rugged, untamed beauty. Alaska has more than 57 million acres of wilderness: watersheds, mountain ranges, glaciers, wetlands, coastlines, volcanoes, tundra, and forests. It’s home to eight national parks, 100,000 glaciers, and more than 98 percent of the United States’ brown bear population.
Pristine environmental conditions make Alaska well known for its abundant wildlife. Alaska's parks provide you with up-close experiences with wildlife unlike anywhere else in the country. Getting to see a majestic brown bear snatching salmon from an Alaska stream is the memory of a lifetime. But as iconic as these massive land predators are, they're just the start of what Alaska has to offer. Keep your eyes open for bald eagles, black bears, caribou, humpback whales, orcas, and, of course, moose.
With thirty different mountain ranges and the top ten tallest peaks in North America, Alaska is a land of spectacular peaks and valleys. The Alaska Range reaches from the coastline to the interior regions and includes Denali, its showpiece mountain. At 20,320 feet, Denali is North America’s highest peak. The mountain known as the Great One towers over the surrounding Alaska Range. The view on a clear day is an intensely impressive sight.
The Alaskan cross-country journey is as inspiring as the destinations you’ll explore. A highlight of every Celebrity Cruisetour is a scenic ride on the railway from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Relax aboard the Wilderness Express railcars which offer 360-degree views from dome windows and reclining leather seats. Enjoy fine cuisine in the dining section, along with full bar service at your seat, while you learn about the wilderness and the region’s rich history.
All Celebrity Alaska Cruisetours include a rail experience that typically lasts for three to five hours; the below Cruisetours have extended rail experiences or multiple segments.
10 Nights | Celebrity Millennium
Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia
11 Nights | Celebrity Millennium
Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia
12 Nights | Celebrity Millennium
Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia
Denali National Park is home to Denali, the majestic 20,310-ft. high mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley and the tallest peak in North America. Spanning six million acres, the park’s terrain of tundra, spruce forest, and glaciers make it the perfect place to spot the Big 5— grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall’s sheep.
The largest city in Alaska, Anchorage, is surrounded by the Chugach mountains and national park as well as Cook Inlet offering a variety of outdoor activities from hiking, biking, moose watching, boating and more. For those looking to learn more about the native people, make sure to stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
In sight of the great mountain, Talkeetna offers breathtaking views, a folksy frontier spirit, endless outdoor activities, and the unique ambience of its eclectic Main Street. Among climbers, Talkeetna is the ideal staging ground for preparations to summit Denali. Main Street’s log cabin cafés provide a place where you can mill with the bohemians, aviators, and adventurers who call the town home.
The sight of the turquoise water, rugged peaks and glaciers impresses like nothing you’ve ever seen. Late in the day, with the glowing sun setting behind Mount Victoria in Banff National Park, it is quiet and still. It’s a serenity you will remember forever. There are so many opportunities to enjoy nature here. Hike, bike, or horseback ride. Go fly fishing. Soar into the alpine on a gondola for a birds-eye view of the sweeping vistas. Shop and dine in town. Surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of jaw-dropping sights and adventures, Lake Louise is a rare place that must be experienced to be believed.
There are two cruise departure ports you can choose from depending on whether you want to do your Cruisetour before or after your cruise. If you do your Cruisetour before your sailing, your trip will start in either Anchorage or Fairbanks and after the land portion you will board the ship in Seward for your 7-night sailing.
Tucked among snowcapped mountains, beaches and a rainforest, Vancouver, offers a wide variety of activities. You’ll have a chance to venture into nature with whale-watching, hiking, and kayaking or explore the city’s history and culinary side before or after your Alaska cruise from Vancouver. From here, you can enjoy an Alaska Cruisetour or a Canadian Rockies Cruisetour (post Millennium from Seward or post Eclipse sailing).
Only available on our Millennium southbound one-way sailings, charming Seward is located on an inlet in the Kenai Peninsula and Resurrection Bay. Here you can sail through the breathtaking Kenai Fjords National Park taking in the views of the fjord and a captivating variety of marine life— orcas, puffins, seals, Dall’s sheep, and more. Seward is also the starting point of the Alaska railroad connecting it to Anchorage and further north, a much-loved component on our Cruisetours. From here, you can enjoy an Alaska Cruisetour before your Millennium sailing or a Canadian Rockies Cruisetour after your Millennium sailing.
Cruisetours already include several experiences to help you explore the Last Frontier, but you can also choose to add optional excursions tailored to your likes. Ask your Tour Guide about them.
On every Cruisetour, you’ll enjoy a narrated journey into the heart of Denali National Park. On select Cruisetours, you’ll enjoy additional included experiences that showcase the special qualities of each destination.
Optional Land Excursions
With the optional land excursions, you’ll enjoy the best of Alaska in its inland towns. The selection of land excursions is diverse, offering the experiences that you and your family will love, whether you’re looking for a craft beer tour, a dog sled ride, fly fishing, high-flying thrills, outdoor challenges or a memorable meal on a glacial lake. All optional land excursions are designed to make your Celebrity Cruisetour uniquely yours.
Celebrity Millennium®, newly modernized after its Celebrity Revolution®, offers Alaska Cruisetours as a pre- or post- itinerary on its 7-night sailings, plus a Canadian Rockies Cruisetour post sailings departing from Seward. Celebrity Eclipse® offers a Canadian Rockies Cruisetour after your sailing.
On your Alaska Cruisetour, you’ll stay in the finest lodgings available in the Alaskan interior. These boutique and local properties range from the luxurious Alyeska Resort, whose amenities include a heated pool with mountain views, to the charmingly rustic Denali Park Village, whose buildings are tucked into a forested 20-acre site along the Nenana River. All hotels and lodges on your Alaska Cruisetour will offer comfort, service, and authentic regional style for restful nights in the heart of every destination.
A highlight of every Cruisetour is a scenic ride on the Wilderness Express rail cars that travel on the Alaska railroad that extends from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Enjoy 360-degree views from dome windows, reclining leather seats, spacious interiors, fine cuisine prepared by the onboard chef in the dining section, along with full bar service at your seat. Celebrity also uses luxury motor coaches to travel along the miles of scenic highways, highlighting the sights along the way.
Few people know and love Alaska like those who live there, and the Tour Directors on a Cruisetour are chosen for their deep roots and connections to the local communities. Part raconteur of everyday Alaskan life. Part wildlife hobbyist. Part concierge, taking care of the small details like hotel check-in. The dedicated Tour Directors on a Celebrity Cruises® Alaska Cruisetour are passionate about sharing their home, local knowledge, and the best of the interior.