Royal Caribbean Unveils 2017 Summer Alaska Adventures

For the 28th season in a row, Royal Caribbean is returning to Alaska: the Great Frontier in 2017 to deliver the best vacation for adventure seekers.  Radiance and Explorer of the Seas will sail 7-night itineraries to the awe-inspiring Alaskan seascape and rugged interior for exciting explorations.  Explorer sails roundtrip from Seattle, and Radiance sails from Vancouver to Seward, Alaska, and then vice versa.  All 2017 itineraries are now open for sale.  Guests booking early will receive complimentary upgrades.

New for the 2017 season is two 12-night cruisetours where guests will be able to visit roads less traveled with overnight stays before or after their cruise.  The Kantishna Select Wilderness & Wildlife tour is for the adventurous traveler.  Guests will hike the Exit Glacier, go kayaking and biking at Eklutna Lake, and travel by train from the Denai National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks.  The cruisetour includes two nights at a Kantishna backcountry lodge, right after the cruise.  The Katmai Bear Trek & Kantishna Fly Over tour gives guests the ultimate Alaskan vacation experience.  They’ll be able to witness the American Brown Bear hunting in its natural habitat, with a close view in the Katmai Park and Preserve.  Guests will be able to stay two nights in Denali or Anchorage, before or after the cruise respectively.

Alaska Adventure Collection

There’s no place quite like Alaska when it comes to the forests, gardens, glaciers, mountains, and lakes that the state offers.  Travelers have a wide variety of destinations and excursions to choose from with Royal Caribbean, including:

infographic courtesy of Royal Caribbean
infographic courtesy of Royal Caribbean

About the Ships

Explorer of the Seas features 15 decks and 1,557 staterooms which holds 3,840 guests.  It went through a refurbishment last year which brought on the FlowRider surf simulator, virtual balconies for interior rooms, and a variety of new dining options onboard.

Radiance of the Seas boasts 13 decks, 1,071 staterooms, and can hold 2,466 guests.  It features a 220 sq. ft. poolside movie screen, rock climbing wall, spa, and multiple dining venues signature to Royal Caribbean.

Featured photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

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