Discover The True Heart of The Canadian Rockies & Alaska 2021
Canada & Alaska
My Cruises Package Inclusions
- 10 Day leisurely guided coach tour through the Heart of the Canadian Rockies from Calgary to Seattle
- 9 nights accommodation in hand selected, centrally located hotels while touring
- Transportation on private deluxe motor coach with services of of a Professional Tour Director
- 7 Night cruise onboard Norwegian Encore in an upgraded Mid-ship Inside Cabin
- Economy Flights to Calgary returning from Seattle
- All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
- A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
- All port taxes & charges included
- FREE Ultimate Beverage Package onboard Norwegian Encore (valued at US$1600)
- BONUS Upgrade from Inside to Mid-ship Inside Cabin
- BONUS Orientation tour of Banff National Park
- BONUS Visit to Lake Louise
- BONUS Ice Explorer Ride on the Columbia Icefield
- BONUS Orientation tour of Jasper National Park
- BONUS Entry & Sightseeing to Butchart Gardens
- BONUS Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
- Exclusive MyCruises coach transfer from Vancouver to Seattle Cruise Port
- Prepaid Gratuities onboard cruise and tour
- Exclusive My Cruises package savings
General Departure Information
$5690 per person twin share ex Auckland
$5690 per person twin share ex Christchurch
Please note departure can be out of Auckland or out of Christchurch
General Sail Date Information
Tour Departs Friday, April 30, 2021
Cruise Sails Sunday, May 9, 2021
Alternate sail dates are available between May – September 2021, surcharges may apply.
General Upgrade Information
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin from only $899 per person
Upgrade to a Mid-ship Balcony Cabin from only $999 per person
Day 1: Calgary, Canada
Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2: Calgary – Banff National Park
The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. It is also home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Tour many of the city’s attractions, including Canada Olympic Park, and the Saddledome. Motor west through the foothills and into BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty.
Day 3: Banff National Park
Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
Day 4: Banff National Park – Lake Louise – Columbia Icefield – Jasper National Park
Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Up next: a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 750 feet (230 metres) thick. Then, journey north into JASPER NATIONAL PARK, where precipitous gorges, snow-capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach scales two mountain passes. Later, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.
Day 5: Jasper National Park
Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.
Day 6: Jasper National Park – Mount Robson – Kamloops
Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 7: Kamloops – Ferry Crossing – Victoria
As you travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forests. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world famous BUTCHART GARDENS, the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.
Day 8: Victoria, Canada
Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.
Day 9: Victoria – Ferry Crossing – Vancouver
This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.
Day 10: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
You will be transferred from your hotel in Vancouver to the cruise terminal in Seattle to begin your Alaska Voyage.
Day 10: Seattle, Washington
Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World’s Fair. Today you will board Norwegian Encore and commence your incredible ocean adventure!
Day 11: At Sea
Let the luxury and adventure continue onboard! Spend your day lazing by the sprawling pools, impressing the thrill-seekers with endless family-friendly activities, indulging your tastebuds at the elaborate dining district, sipping cocktails at the chic bars and being amazed as you relish world-class live entertainment. There is so much to see and do onboard, you’ll be begging for more days at sea!
Day 12: Juneau, Alaska
The only state capital in the USA that can only be reached by boat or seaplane. With no road access and its extreme remote location, the wildlife and wilderness in Juneau are second to none! Go sea kayaking, pan for gold, visit a salmon hatchery, or take a whale watching trip. Don’t miss the Mendenhall Glacier and a glimpse back to the ice-age!
Day 13: Skagway, Alaska
Gold was discovered nearby in 1896, causing Skagway to grow quickly. You can see gold rush era buildings preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Another activity from this period, the Yukon Route Rail Road will take you on a vintage locomotive tour of the area with fantastic views out over the mountains.
Day 14: Cruise Glacier Bay
One of the highlights of this cruise is exploring Glacier Bay National Park. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers (especially Sawyer Glacier), snow-capped mountains and an abundance of birds and wildlife.
Day 15: Ketchikan, Alaska
Today’s adventure brings us to Ketchikan, another fascinating location on the Alaskan coast. Visit a Native American village, watch a lumberjack show, take a trip to the Misty Fjords or go crab fishing!
Day 16: Victoria, Canada
Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds of the Inner Harbour.
Day 17: Seattle, Washington
Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World’s Fair. It’s now time to disembark and commence your journey home.
Introducing the Norwegian Encore! This current & revolutionary ship grants onboarders with endless activities & unparalleled experiences from The Caribbean to Miami (her home port) & everywhere in between.
Relish in 360° ocean vistas from the 2-story Horizon Lounge & make use of the chic Observatory Lounge, complete with live entertainment, captivating views & a full-service bar, spread across 2 expansive decks. These lounges remain exclusive to guests of The Haven. The world is your luxury oyster on Norwegian Encore with a host of exquisite dining options, myriad of lavish bars & lounges as well as world-class live performances. What more could you want? For those seeking some much-needed R&R, look no further than Norwegian Encore. This ship exudes extravagance & tranquility with her elegant and stylish suites, designed for comfort.
Travel based on Tour Departure 30 April 2021 and Cruise Sails 9 May 2021
Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily.
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.