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Alaska Wilderness Frontier Explorer Cruise Tour 2022

13 days
Alaska
Starting from $2299*

Join us on a 13 day Alaska Wilderness Frontier Explorer Cruise Tour with 11 nights aboard Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas, starting at $2,299* departing on June 6, 2022 and August 1, 2022. Journey to places such as Vancouver, Skagway, Juneau, Denali, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 FAIRBANKS

From the airport, your transfer brings you to your hotel to meet your Adventure Specialist. The Golden Heart City, with its lively summer ambience and evening sun, is then yours to explore. Overnight at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge.

Day 2 FAIRBANKS

After a brief city tour, discover gold-rush history, local heritage and only-in-Alaska culture while cruising the Chena River on an old-fashioned sternwheeler. From 5:00 p.m., your time is your own. Consult your Adventure Specialist for personalized recommendations. Overnight at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge.

Day 3 FAIRBANKS / DENALI

The deluxe motor coach transports you to the train station where you’ll board the glass-domed cars of the Wilderness Express for the scenic rail journey to Denali. From 3:30 p.m., Denali is yours to explore. Your Adventure Specialist can recommend optional activities, from guided hikes to adventures like flightseeing or rafting down the Nenana River. Overnight at Denali Park Village.

Day 4 DENALI

Start your day venturing deep into the park, scouting the forest and tundra for native wildlife, on the Tundra Wilderness Tour. After your tour, your time in Denali is your own. Stroll the walking trails or chat with a ranger at the museum-like visitor center. Overnight at Denali Park Village.

Day 5 DENALI / ANCHORAGE / SEWARD / CRUISE

8:00 PM Departure

Travel in the deluxe motor coach from the wilds to the big city, where you will have time to stroll around downtown Anchorage and enjoy lunch on your own. Admire the sparkling waters of the glacier-carved Turnagain Arm and the forest-covered mountains of the Chugach on the road to Seward, where you’ll board the ship. Sandwiched between towering Mount Marathon and glistening Resurrection Bay, the small town of Seward is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and action-packed adventure. Downtown’s Main Street houses a cluster of historic buildings decked out in colorful murals— and its Kenai Peninsula backyard serves as a spectacular outdoor playground.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST BOARD THE SHIP AT LEAST 2 - 3 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE.

Day 6 HUBBARD GLACIER (Scenic Cruising)

2:00 PM Arrival / 5:00 PM Departure

Experience the daunting power of the largest tidewater glacier in North America. While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska, earning the nickname “Galloping Glacier”. Sailing into Disenchantment Bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face, you’ll get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse. Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.

Day 7 JUNEAU

9:00 AM Arrival / 9:00 PM Departure

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier. You can even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Day 8 SKAGWAY

7:00 AM Arrival / 5:00 PM Departure

The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago, and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Day 9 HAINES

7:00 PM Arrival / 11:30 PM Departure

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage at museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People.

Day 10 ICY STRAIGHT POINT

6:30 AM Arrival / 3:00 PM Departure

Icy Strait Point is one tiny port that’s big on Alaskan wilderness and Native culture. Opened a decade ago by the Huna Tlingit Native Alaskans, it’s easily one of the best spots in the region for fishing and whale watching. Dive into Native Alaska culture at a tribal dance show or pay a visit to Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Tlingit village. If you want to venture over to the wild side, go on a guided nature hike through nearby rainforests or hop into an ATV and explore the backroads of Chichagof Island. At the end of the day, you can take in forest views while soaring high above the trees on the longest zip line in the world. No matter what kind of Alaska adventure you’re craving, you’ll find it in Icy Strait Point.

Day 11 KETCHIKAN

9:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Day 12 INSIDE PASSAGE

Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.

Day 13 VANCOUVER

7:00 AM Arrival

Disembark in Vancouver this morning and begin your journey home. Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. From the bay to the backwoods, discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, such as Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing, Granville Island paddle boarding and Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram

Enhance Your Journey

1 Night Vancouver Stay Post-Cruise Stay Starting from $395

Day 11 - Vancouver, British Columbia
After you disembark the Radiance of the Seas, you will be picked up and taken on a panoramic tour of the city before being dropped off at your hotel. Vancouver is a picturesque city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the snowcapped peaks of the Coast Mountain range. Explore its unique neighborhoods, from cobblestoned Gastown to exotic Chinatown and the West End. Here in Canada’s third largest city, visitors can enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, live entertainment, theatre and outdoor adventure.
Day 12 - Return home from Vancouver, British Columbia

You will check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport to return home.

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