Day 1: Vancouver
The stunning city of Vancouver is frequently named as one of the best in the world, and there’s no surprise as to why. Surrounded by sea, countryside and stunning mountain peaks, the city’s position in British Columbia is an attraction itself. Rich with history, art and unique culinary delights, Vancouver has it all. A visit to Stanley Park is an absolute must and is the city’s number one attraction. Walk through a rainforest, visit the beaches and historic landmarks, there’s even an aquarium if you're looking to uncover the aquatic world!
North Vancouver is where you will find The Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Grouse Mountain, which is just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, where you can take the Skyride tramway. After a day of exploring, it’s time to board your luxury cruiseship for 10 days, Queen Elizabeth.
Make your way to your cabin and start exploring the wonders of this magnificent ship and say farewell to Vancouver.
Day 2: At Sea
Use your time at sea to take advantage of your complimentary afternoon tea and attend a gala evening on board. Sample the many restaurants on offer with their 5* gourmet dining and freshly shaken cocktails.
Day 3: Juneau, Alaska
Dock at Juneau, the capital of Alaska. This beautiful port has so much to discover. The Mendenhall Glacier is the not-to-be-missed attraction. At half a mile wide, the glacier is one of the most accessible in Alaska and a visit here should be high on your attraction wish list, with stunning vantage points to ensure that once in a lifetime photo. Waters around Juneau are teaming with wildlife, look out for the majestic eagles soaring ahead and the humpback whales and orcas. Heading back to the town, you will find an array of restaurants serving mouth-watering fresh seafood such as salmon, shrimp and scallop to name a few.
Day 4: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Cameras at the ready as you sail past spectacular glaciers and mountainous icebergs. Witness first hand the wonders of this truly amazing landscape as you calmly float past these magnificent creations. This natural wonder is a sight you will never forget, it is 76 miles long and over 2000 feet deep in parts, you will be amazed by its sheer beauty and the unspoilt scenery that surrounds it. With no roads or civilisation, you really are there on your own. Don’t forget the spectacular wildlife to search for, sea lions and orcas often make an appearance while you gently sail past.
Day 5: Skagway, Alaska
Rich in history, Skagway was once a Wild West outpost. Still standing today, there are many saloon-style buildings that line the streets making you feel like your in the Wild West! Head to the railway where the journey takes you through the route of the prospectors on their hunt for gold, and there is amazing scenery along the way too. Try your hand at gold panning, or stop at one of the many 19th Century saloons, or just sit and admire the beautiful landscape, the choice is yours in Skagway.
Day 6: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
You will cruise by the Glacier Bay National Park which spans 3.3 million acres, as part of a 25-million-acre World Heritage Site and has some of the planet's most remarkable glaciers. If you want to see towering mountains, icebergs and shimmering glaciers that never seem to end, then this National Park is a must-see! The park has over 1,000 glaciers that surround the mountains, soaring 15,000 feet connecting to the skyline.
Cruising is considered to be the best way to explore the National Park, its rich rainforest and minimal trails make it hard to navigate by road or foot, leaving Glacier Bay’s waters the greatest access to the National Park’s awaiting treasures.
Day 7: Sitka, Alaska
This city is one of Alaska's most known and picturesque locations, possessing snow-encrusted mountains, forested wilderness and crystal-clear sapphire waters. The city is a magnet for those wanting to escape real life, it has only 22 miles of paved roads so you really can get lost in the wilderness! Sitka has over 20 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Russian Bishop's House, built-in 1843. Sitka’s Whale Park is an ideal place for whale spotting, it is one of the best spots in Alaska, the park has boardwalks leading out to the sea and binoculars to give you the best chance in spotting one of these majestic mammals!
Day 8: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is only 3 miles long and 3 blocks wide, but you can find Alaska's busiest waterfront filled with fishing boats and seaplanes, it is a thriving fishing town lined with colourful stilted houses. The area is known for its fresh crab and salmon, it has some of the best seafood you'll sample, seafood here goes from sea to table within hours!
Ketchikan has a location that many admire, visitors use the town as a base from which to visit Misty Fjords National Monument, just 22 miles east of the city. It is part of the Tongass National Forest, Misty Fjords is one of Alaska’s most beautiful natural wonders, combining sea cliffs, rock faces and expansive fjords. Make your Alaska holiday extra special and view this spectacular scene by seaplane!
Day 9: At sea
Grab a seat at the theatre to watch the resident Royal Cunard Singers & Dancers stage dazzling West End style productions, or head to the spa for some 'you' time before going back to reality.
Day 10: Victoria, Canada
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria, is a city nestled on the southern coast of Vancouver Island, possessing a unique blend of historic charm and architecture with contemporary charisma.
There are some landmarks in Victoria that you have to see before you fly back home, head to the harbour and visit the city's oldest and most famous hotel, the Fairmont Empress which is an architectural masterpiece. Travel downtown to Hatley Park and Castle, visit the city's Parliament Buildings or pay a visit of one of the many galleries in the city.