The cruise visitor count is at an all-time high for Alaska, and Cunard is taking note. The ocean liner cruise line will offer a new itinerary in 2019, that sails from Japan to Alaska.
Cunard Visits Alaska
Queen Elizabeth will be Cunard’s first ship in Alaska in over 20 years. The cruise takes places May 5 – 31, 2019 and begins in Tokyo, with stops in Aomori and Sapporo before crossing the Pacific to the Last Frontier. While in Alaska, guests will visit Kodiak, Anchorage, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, and Ketchikan. The 27-day voyage ends in Vancouver, Canada, and takes guests to Victoria, British Columbia before its final destination.
In other news, small ship cruise line UnCruise Adventures has also been making moves concerning Alaska, and has added the S.S. Legacy to its Alaska schedule for 2018. The addition of the 88-passenger vessel brings the line’s Alaska departures up to 160 sailings from April to October. Visitors may choose from 10 itineraries, with 7 of those exploring Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. There’s also been a new port of call added of the line: Haines. There, guests can enjoy a full day of activities including a float trip, hiking, biking, and learning about the native culture.