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Cunard to offer Rocky Mountaineer tours on Alaska cruises

Cunard to offer Rocky Mountaineer tours on Alaska cruises

Cunard will offer guests joining Queen Elizabeth in Alaska this summer the opportunity to experience the Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies.

Depending on the sailing date, guests will either be able to extend their Alaska voyage with a three-night post-cruise Rocky Mountaineer package or a four-night tour before embarking on Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver.

The partnership was originally announced in 2018 ahead of Cunard’s 2019 Alaska season. However, following a pause in operations due to the pandemic, it will now start for the 2023 season.

Packages will be on sale from Tuesday 24 January 2023, 9am UK time.

The three-night tour will take guests on an eastbound journey from Vancouver to Calgary, while the four-night option will travel in the opposite direction, with an additional day of sightseeing in Banff.

Queen Elizabeth’s season in Alaska will include an insights programme. featuring Bear Grylls and a host of other explorers.

Other highlights on board include the Alaska Afternoon Tea and a new dining concept called Frontier, which will offer a taste of the destination.

A ‘wonderful’ addition for Cunard

Carnival UK president Sture Myrmell said: “We are thrilled to be able to provide guests an opportunity to combine a luxury cruise on board Queen Elizabeth that takes in the finest views of Alaska by sea, with a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer taking in the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies by train.

“With the exceptional service and fine dining, Rocky Mountaineer is a wonderful addition to a Cunard voyage and we know our guests will be delighted to have an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular surroundings in style.”

Cunard recently announced the appointment of James Scott as business manager, development and engagement.

The line’s newest ship, Queen Anne, will set sail on 3 May 2024 for its seven-night maiden voyage to La Coruna and Lisbon.

Image: Rocky Mountaineer

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