Be amazed by the beautiful panoramas and thriving arts scene in Vancouver, one of the biggest and most culturally diverse cities in Canada. The North Shore Mountains are stunning, especially in the winter when their sharp peaks are covered in glistening snow. Enjoy a two night stay in Tofino where you will get the chance to marvel at orcas, black bears and the sheer abundance of furred, feathered and finned wildlife. From Vancouver, embark on your seven night Alaska cruise on board Celebrity Eclipse® and be awed by the glorious Hubbard Glacier and watch humpback whales at Icy Strait Point. From Juneau, explore rare alpine beauty after scaling Mt. Roberts by tram. Ketchikan has a rich Native American history to explore, as well as offering sightings of bears, wolves and bald eagles in its surrounding wilderness.
Upon arrival in Vancouver transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Vancouver’s stunning snow-capped mountainscape and eclectic arts scene which makes this cosmopolitan city a perfect haven for outdoor adventure enthusiasts and is also home to many world-class restaurants, hotels and unique spas, allowing you to experience a taste sensation around the culinary capital of Canada.
Transfer from your hotel to Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre for your flight to Tofino where you will enjoy a two night stay. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore the dramatic waterfront of Tofino or visit small shops and restaurants of the town, gazing at the distant snowcapped mountains while splashing barefoot along softly curving beaches. Whatever your pace, there are a plethora of ways to engage with Tofino’s great outdoors. It all begins with treading lightly and leaving things as they naturally are so they continue to flourish.
Today embark on a whale watching and a bear viewing safari tour, observing these iconic animals in their natural habitat. Gray whales leave their wintering grounds to head north, often lingering near Tofino from March until late October. In the summer, humpback whales often put on a show of breaching and crashing back into the waves. Bear watching tours travel to Fortune Channel or Tofino Inlet at low tide, providing the perfect opportunity to view black bears foraging in the tidal pools as well as bald eagles, sea lions, harbour seals and harbour porpoises. All tours are conducted from specially designed vessels with high, open viewing decks.
Transfer from your hotel to the Adventure Centre for your flight to Vancouver for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.
From your hotel, transfer to the cruise port in Vancouver and embark Celebrity Eclipse® for your seven night cruise of Alaska. (LD)
Experience all that Celebrity Eclipse® has to offer on your Alaska cruise. Setting sail north from Vancouver you will discover the dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage. For millions of years the landscape here has been shaped by glaciers leaving a verdant and vivid terrain where mysterious forests blanket the towering mountains. At Icy Strait Point you can go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, fly high above Port Frederick on a zip-rider or tuck into the ultimate halibut and chips at the Hoonah Packing Company cannery.
The next stop is Hubbard Glacier, where you will enjoy a scenic cruise past the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. Hubbard Glacier calves off icebergs as high as ten-storey buildings and sends blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes. In Juneau you can view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail via gondola to Mount Roberts.
Explore the wilderness skirting Ketchikan and tour the great outdoors by foot, bike or zipline. Take a kayak trip across saltwater fjords fringed by forests, keeping an eye out for black bears and porpoises along the way before sailing through the Inside Passage once again and disembarking in Vancouver. (BLD)
Disembark the ship in Vancouver and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)
Prices are per person based on twin share
Departs: May - Sep 20.
Price based on 30 Aug 20 cruise departure.