The Whistler Mountain & Alaska Cruise

Vancouver, Whistler Mountain, Ketchikan, Sitka, Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Juneau & Victoria BC

29 July 2022
Starting at
€ 3399
on board
Quantum Of The Seas

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at Malta International Airport to check in for your flight to Vancouver with transit. Upon arrival at Vancouver airport, a coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Vancouver.

After breakfast, depart for an optional full day sightseeing tour of Vancouver and the North Shore. Begin with a transfer over the Lions Gate Bridge, built in 1938; this bridge links the North Shore to Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Highlights include the Capilano Suspension Bridge (admission included), the longest and highest suspended footbridge in the world spanning 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano Canyon! Continue your tour to Grouse Mountain for a ride aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride (admission included). As the tramway whisks you from the valley floor, enjoy spectacular panoramas of land, sea and city views from magnificent rugged landscapes. Return to Vancouver over the Lions Gate Bridge and tour to the 1000-acre Stanley Park. Also included in your tour today are Coal Harbour, Chinatown and Gastown.

Enjoy today’s optional nature-filled day excursion. All the while, the fjord stretches out to your left, with a backdrop of forested islands and snow-capped peaks. You will drive through the pastoral growing town of Squamish and begin the “to Sky” portion of your journey. The road follows the Cheakamus river, first cresting high above the river and offering views of glaciers on the peaks of the Tantalus mountains, then plunging low into a river canyon. From here, it is a slow climb to 2000 feet above sea-level and the Whistler Valley. Enjoy some hours here on your own to grab a bite to eat and explore this mountain ski village. Along your way back to Vancouver a stop will be made to see and feel nature’s power at Shannon Falls. Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in the province at just under 1100 feet.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and some free time at leisure until it’s time to depart for your transfer to Seattle cruise port for check in. The Quantum of the Seas is the first from its class, is a ground breaking ship filled with revolutionary feats from bow to stern. Think show-stopping entertainment that blends art and music with cutting edge technology, thrilling activities for the whole family & unparallel views. Ship will set sail at 1600hrs.

Quantum of the Seas® is all about next-level experiences. Discover deck-defying thrills, game-changing onboard entertainment, and endless ways to fill every sea day with unforgettable moments. Buckle up and take the wheel for nonstop fun on the only bumper cars at sea or grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing water heading your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.

Sitting at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage, it’s a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. Ketchikan has more totem poles than anywhere in the world. And just south of downtown at Saxman Native Village you’ll find a nice collection of finely carved and decorated totems. If you’re craving natural thrills, venture past the town limits into Tongass National Forest. The largest national forest in the U.S., it’s a great place to spot local wildlife like deer, seals- even black bears and bald eagles. If you really want to experience Alaska’s dramatic landscape, visit Misty Fjords National Monument. It’s 3,570 square feet of rock walls, towering trees, sea cliffs and dramatic fjords.

Explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artifacts, watch a documentary film, and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. Learn about Sitka’s Russian influence on a walk to St. Michael’s Cathedral, one of the few remaining Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska and check out the Russian Bishop’s House. Sitka’s rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds.

One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you can’t help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal.

Once you arrive, you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snow-capped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow or follow in the footsteps of fortune hunters and pan for gold along trails forged by prospectors over a hundred years ago during the Juneau gold rush.

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving - and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck. It’s time to raise the bar on adventure - with 360-degree views of the world from 300 feet above sea level in the North Star® observation capsule - winner of the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship. You’ll find plenty onboard to tease your taste buds, like cocktails mixed by robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar® and five courses of gourmet goodness at Chef’s Table. Not to mention family-style favourites at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver and elevated Mediterranean fare at Coastal Kitchen.

Step out for a stroll along the boat-lined Inner Harbour, home to Victoria’s most notable landmarks. Check out First Nations tribal artifacts at the Royal British Museum. Admire the neo-baroque stylings of Parliament Buildings where the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia gathers. Enter the colorful and aromatic world of Butchart Gardens to wander its 55 acres of flower-lined paths. This National Historic Site bursts with bright blooming tulips, daffodils, roses and hyacinths. Explore its manicured themed gardens- and don’t miss a ride on the hand-carved Rose Carousel.

Your amazing adventure has come to an end, but the memories will remain with you forever. After breakfast, you will disembark the ship and be transferred to Seattle airport to check in for your return flight to Malta (with transit).

Rates

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Price Includes

  • Flights Malta – Vancouver / Seattle – Malta with transit including 23kg luggage & hand luggage 
  • Return transfers airport/hotel/port/airport 
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Vancouver on Room only Basis 
  • 7 Night Cruise on board the Quantum of the Seas on Full board basis 
  • Daily entertainment & use of onboard facilities 
  • Airport taxes, port taxes & fuel surcharge 
  • Tour Manager 
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund 

Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities to be paid prior to cruise at €95 per person 
  • Travel Insurance (optional), highly recommended 
  • Shore Excursions
  • Tipping is obligatory in Canada; standard recommended rate is @ CAD 5 per person per day