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The exciting new line-up for Alaska 2023’s Cunard celebrity speaker programme is live with one of the most recognised faces of outdoor adventure, Bear Grylls OBE, headlining the season.

Bear will be joining Queen Elizabeth’s maiden 2023 Alaska voyage, departing Vancouver on 8th - 20th June -  , where he will share his experience as one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest, bestselling author, TV presenter and all-round adventurer. This voyage will mark the first time Bear has returned to Alaska since his memorable visit with the then-President of the United States, Barack Obama, in 2015 – and his first appearance ever speaking on a cruise ship.

Be charmed by Ketchikan's colourful totem poles, keep a watchful eye for humpback whales, and absorb the splendour of skyscraper-tall glaciers, as you voyage Alaska's icy fjords on Queen Elizabeth.

12 nights

8th - 20th June 2023


Day 1 (Embark)

Time : 12:00 am

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Stunning scenery - such as Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge - and incredible wildlife are just some highlights of this vibrant, beautiful city.

Day 2

Time : 9:00 am

Cruising (Day at sea)

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

Tracy Arm Fjord, AK, USA

Venture into genuine wilderness as you sail to the towering mountain peaks at the entrance to Tracy Arm, located in the southeastern strip of Alaska bordering British Columbia.
Experience nature at its most unspoilt and compelling, spotting wildlife as you go, while you explore parts of the largest temperate rainforest in the world: Tongass National Forest.

Day 4

Time : 8:00 am

Icy Strait Point, AK, USA

Icy Strait Point is a grand idea brought to life in a brilliant hub of Alaskan action and adventure. Look out for whales in the picturesque wilderness or enjoy warm hospitality and hearty food ashore.

Day 5

Time : 8:00 am

Sitka, AK, USA

Sitka is a hidden beauty on the east coast of Baranof Island in southeast Alaska. Towered over by snowy mountains in the distance, it has previously been known as the Indian River Park and Totem Park.

Day 6

Time : 7:00 am

Haines, Alaska

Soaring peaks and temperate rainforest add to this city’s infinite charm. From historic forts and sculpture gardens to native art and Tlingit history, Haines is a celebration of Alaska’s culture and heritage.

Day 7

Time : 12:00 pm

Hubbard Glacier, AK, USA (Cruise-by)

Witness the grace and brilliance of glacial formations and towering icebergs in action as you sail by a highlight of Alaska’s many coastal wonders. Learn the history its created and take in the view.

Day 8

Time : 9:00 am

Juneau, AK, USA

Beneath an ice field that never melts, on a waterway that never freezes, Juneau is the unusual and disarmingly beautiful capital of Alaska. The Mendenhall Glacier is the not-to-be-missed attraction.

Day 9

Glacier Bay National Park, AK, USA (Cruise-by)

With snow-capped peaks, abundant wildlife and shimmering glaciers, it’s no wonder Glacier Bay National Park is the crowning jewel of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Day 10

Ketchikan, AK, USA

Tiny Ketchikan is just three miles long and three blocks wide, but here you can be sure to find Alaska’s busiest waterfront buzzing with boat planes, fishing boats, pleasure craft, and busy fishermen.

Day 11

Cruising (Day at sea)

Day 12

Victoria, BC, Canada

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria, possesses a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary charisma. It offers a wide variety of exquisite sights that draw visitors from around the world.

Day 13

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Stunning scenery - such as Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge - and incredible wildlife are just some highlights of this vibrant, beautiful city.

Flights to Canada 

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