Vancouver, Seattle & Norwegian Bliss Alaska Cruise
11 Nights from £2,889 per Person Including Flights
This 11 night itinerary starts you off in western Canada with two nights in the vibrant & contemporary city of Vancouver where you can spend your days at leisure enjoying the many sights and attractions including whale watching tours, float plane experiences and foodie tours before catching the Amtrak Cascades line to Seattle where you will spend another two nights. Seattle is a diverse city offering something for everyone from the many sports which are played here, the wide choice of coffee shops, the Pike place market and the selection of micro-breweries, cute restaurants and gourmet fare.
After your two nights in Seattle you will board your seven night Alaska highlights cruise and what a way to experience the most breath-taking landscapes in Alaska than on-board the brand new Norwegian Bliss. A cruise ship like no other, allow the Bliss to embark you on a journey full of unravelled dining experiences, first class service, beautifully decorated staterooms and facilities that you won’t find on-board any other ship.
- Experience the best of Vancouver; enjoy the finest global cuisine, stroll along the waterfront, explore Gastown and browse the indoor market on Granville Island
- Take Seattle’s pretty waterfront or enjoy the view from the observation deck of the famous space needle
- Make the most of the range of facilities on board – a lovely spa, waterpark, go-karts and a fantastic range of restaurants and bars
- Experience sheer awe from the 180-degree indoor observation lounge, offering Norwegian’s most expansive views at sea.
- Kayak in one of the areas many protected waterways offering unparalleled glacier viewing
- Take a ride on the White Pass Scenic Railway, try your luck at some Gold Panning or embark on a Glacier point Wilderness Safari.
- Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains
Day 1 - 2
Fly into Vancouver and transfer independently to your hotel for your two night stay – Experience the best of Vancouver, enjoying lingering lunches on the waterfront, exploring Gastown and browsing the indoor market on Granville Island. In the evening you can enjoy the vast range of restaurants on offer, including seafood and farm to table, with influences from around the world such as Japan, Italy and Latin American restaurants
Hotel: Sheraton Vancouver wall
Vancouver - Seattle
You have this morning at leisure before making your own way to the train station ready to catch the afternoon train to Seattle. There is also an early morning departure if you wanted to take that option instead. Once you arrive into Seattle you will transfer independently to your hotel for your two night stay.
Hotel: Kimpton Alexis
You have a day at leisure so a great opportunity to tour the city, taking in the pretty waterfront or enjoying the view from the observation deck of the famous space needle.
Hotel: Kimpton Alexis
Check out of your hotel and transfer independently to the cruise terminal where you will board your ship, NCL Bliss, which will depart late afternoon.
Your first full day will be spent at sea so you could go for a race around the go-kart track or if you are saving some thrill and excitement for when you arrive in Alaska then an afternoon in the on-board spa may be more your thing.
This morning your will arrive at 07:00am into your first port of call, Ketchikan. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means "spread wings of the eagle." Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness but don’t worry, if it is raining then make your way to the observation lounge where you experience sheer awe from the 180 degree indoor observation lounge, offering Norwegian’s most expansive views at sea. You will be departing at 3pm ready to sail to your next destination.
Juneau, Alaska’s peak experience. Unparalleled glacier viewing is second to none from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Spend the morning kayaking in one of the areas many protected waterways or tour historic downtown. You will depart here at 1.30pm and spend the afternoon Cruising the Sawyer Glacier so grab a drink and find the perfect picture spot.
Today’s stop will be Skagway, and you have a full day to enjoy the many experiences on offer. Why not take a ride on the White Pass Scenic Railway, try your luck at some Gold Panning or embark on a Glacier point Wilderness Safari.
After the busyness of the last few days you have a full day to enjoy the wonders of this magnificent vessel. Take a splash in the waterpark, enjoy a taste sensation of Texas at the smokehouse or enjoy a drink or two in one of many stunning bars on board. If you have a sweet tooth you must try Norwegian Cruise Lines first ever Chocolate Café, Coco’s, a desert lover’s dream.
Victoria, British Columbia
You will arrive in at 4pm so you will have time to roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour. You will depart here at 10pm.
Arrive back into Seattle where you will disembark and transfer yourself independently to the airport ready for your overnight flight home.
Arrive back into UK.
- Flight to Vancouver and home from Seattle
- 2 nights in Vancouver at Sheraton Vancouver Wall, room only
- Amtrak train from Vancouver to Seattle
- 2 nights in Seattle at Kimpton Alexis, room only
- 7 nights on board NCL Bliss
- Inside Cabin (upgrades available)
- Premium All Inclusive on-board
- All Tips & Gratuities on-board the ship
All staterooms feature:
- Separate bathroom
- Vanity Area
- Hair dryer
Choose from a range of staterooms and suites:
Studio – Private Key card-access complex comprised of staterooms specifically designed and priced for the solo traveller. Featuring a full-size bed, a one-way window to the corridor, and separate areas for your bathroom, sink and shower in 100 square feet of living space. Includes access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required.
Family Inside - An affordable family option, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and two Pullman beds.
Decks: 5, 9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Location: Forward, Midship, Aft
Mid-Ship Inside - Staying on higher decks means you're close to the action. These staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to one guest.
Inside - A stateroom priced just right, with many of the same amenities as an Ocean view. These staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.
Location: Midship, Forward, Aft
Category IC & ID
Family Ocean view with Large Picture window - Wake up to a fabulous view of the latest port from your big picture window. Plus enjoy more space for you and family to spread out.
Ocean view large picture window - Take in the ever-changing seascape from your big picture window. Or kick back, relax and watch TV in your sitting area. When it's bedtime, the two of you can sleep in comfort.
Decks: 9, 10,11,12,13
Mid-ship Ocean view with large picture window - Catch the gorgeous view from your big picture window.
Aft facing balcony - Facing aft gives you exclusive access to the most exhilarating - and unforgettable - views. Open your floor-to-ceiling glass doors and enjoy it all from your private balcony.
Large Balcony - Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a balcony and incredible ocean views. And with plenty of room to spread out, getting everyone ready is a breeze.
Spa Balcony - A spa holiday come true. Indulge at the Mandara Spa and enjoy complimentary access to the Thermal Suite-both are close by. Or take in vista after amazing vista from your private balcony.
Location: Midship, Aft
Mid-Ship Balcony - Stay closer to the action. When it's time to retreat, open floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto your private balcony. Now that's a holiday that runs on your speed.
Category BA & BC
Balcony - Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony with sweeping views. So enjoy beautiful sunrises, breath-taking sunsets and a cosy and comfortable room designed with you in mind.
Location: Forward, Aft
Category BD & BF
Spa Mini-Suite with Balcony
Near the Mandara Spa, you're steps away from getting away from it all. Relax, either on your private balcony or in your oversized waterfall shower-complete with body spray jets.
Mini-suite with Large Balcony
Savour every sunrise and sunset together from the privacy of your large balcony.
Location: Forward, Aft
Mid-ship Mini-suite with Balcony - All the space you need. Relax in your sitting area. Indulge in your luxury bath. Or step out onto your private balcony and breathe in the fresh air whilst taking in amazing views.
Category MA & MC
The Haven Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony - These Penthouses have access to The Haven and feature a king-size bed, additional bedding to accommodate 1 or 2 guests, plus dining and sitting areas and a private balcony. Facing forward, you'll get to see everything first.
The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony - Spacious and amazing. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the spectacular views to you. Plus the personal service of a concierge and 24-hour certified butler makes sure every whim comes true.
Location: Forward, Midship
The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony - Retreat from it all in your in-suite whirlpool. Relax on your private balcony or in your oversized waterfall shower, complete with body spray jets. And the spa is just footsteps away.
The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony - Experience unforgettable views from the privacy of your own balcony. Plus enjoy thoughtful, luxurious touches throughout as well as round-the-clock service from a certified butler. Facing aft gives you dramatic, unparalleled views.
The Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite with Large Balcony - Your private paradise is ready. Relax in chic, luxurious comfort complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Or take in vista after glorious vista from one of the most spacious balconies at sea.
Whilst on-board your NCL Cruise you will be able to experience the Premium All Inclusive experience this great cruise line offers, which include:
- Premium Alcoholic Beverages, soft drinks and bottled water
- Unrivalled dining experiences
- Speciality coffees during mealtimes
- All tips related to all-inclusive services
- 60 minutes of free WIFI per person
- Award-winning entertainment
- Aqua Parks
- Go Kart Track
- Laser tag experience
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Prices correct as at 6pm on 16 Jan 2019. Please call for final price. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a room. Other durations available - call for quote. Monday departures . Different hotels of a similar standard may be used on certain departures. Supplements may apply on dates within certain dates during peak travel periods. (TM )
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2 Nights Room Only
Sheraton Wall Centre offers comfort right in the heart of vibrant downtown Vancouver. Recuperate from exploring the city in comfortable accommodation, with a great fitness centre and heated indoor pool, appealing to couples & families
2 Nights Room Only
An upscale boutique hotel boasting one of the best locations in the city.
7 Nights All Inclusive
Sailing to Alaska, Caribbean & the Mexican Riviera, the Norwegian Bliss is the most exclusive way to explore the world with Norwegian Cruise lines. Unrivalled dining experiences, first class entertainment and some of the best activities at sea, the Norwegian Bliss is the cruise for you