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Cunard 11 Night Alaska Cruise Rockies Express from Seattle to Chicago

Includes Seattle Underground tour & Space Needle entrance tickets

19days from
£2,599*per person


Experience the finest traditions at sea on these immersive 11-night voyages along the Alaskan coastline full of natural wonders, flora and fauna. Plus the beautiful mountain vistas of the Rockies between Seattle and Chicago. With hotel stays in Seattle and Chicago you will be able to compare the Emerald City to the Windy and enjoy two fascinating tours in Seattle too. Become a gold rush prospector, sled with huskies, look out for whales breaking the surface, tour the totem pole village and witness majestic glaciers calving into the water. See so much more from our Rockies express train during two nights on the Amtrak Empire Builder with the convenience of a cosy sleeper roomette and full-board on the train.
Cunard Queen Elizabeth offers incredible port rich itineraries allowing guests to view glaciers, wildlife , scenery and nature at is best from the comfort and luxury of an iconic Cunard Queen. Spend full days in each port to enable you to make the most of this incredible part of the world. This longer voyage duration of 11 nights (with variations to the itinerary from date to date) offers a mixture of different ports of call not found on regular Alaskan cruises offered by other cruise lines. All Cunard Queen Elizabeth itineraries will feature a selection of the regions highlight ports, as well as stunning scenic cruising in the narrow waterways of the famous Inside Passage.


  • Transfer to your hotel for an overnight hotel stay. Seattle is perhaps not the best-known American city for British cruisers but it is a city which has lots to offer during a short stay. The shopping here is excellent, as is the dining and bars for some lively nightlife. Pike Place Market is a focal point in the downtown area and just steps away from the waterfront.
  • A further overnight hotel stay. Two fabulous attractions are must-see and are included during your stay here. Pioneer Square marks Seattle's original downtown area dating back to 1852 and is home to art galleries, cafes, sports bars and nightclubs. The Seattle Underground Tour is based here and is well worth it as you have a chance to visit eerie sunken store fronts and forgotten streets which were at the original ground level before the Great Fire of 1889. These were covered up and built on in an effort to clean up the city in the second half of the 19th century. For the best views of the city visit the Space Needle which was built for the World's Fair in 1962. This 605 foot tower is the equivalent to 60 floors high and houses the revolving Sky City restaurant open for lunch a dinner daily.
  • Make your own way to the nearby cruise terminal to embark the ship.
  • Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
  • Ketchikan is known as the salmon capital of the world, is a quaint village, three miles long, just three blocks wide and wedged between the water and the forested slopes of Deer Mountain. The native American village is partly propped up on wooden pilings and the Totem Heritage centre houses more totem poles than anywhere else in the world. Perhaps or take a tour of the surrounding area with a very good chance of spotting majestic bald eagles that soar effortless over the inlet in their search for salmon.
  • Glacier Bay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many glaciers to see; the scenery includes tidewater glaciers, glassy water, mountains, and wildlife such as whales, harbour seals, otters and brown bears.
  • Skagway is the gateway to the Klondike and one-time boomtown of the gold rush era of 1898. This town enjoys reservation status within the national park, with its rustic boardwalks and frontier style storefronts and saloons.
  • Juneau is the capital of Alaska perched on a hillside where the historical downtown buildings give it a somewhat frontier feel. 4000ft mountains create a dramatic backdrop to the city, beyond which lies the Juneau Icefield from which 30 glaciers flow, the most famous being the Mendenhall Glacier.
  • Hubbard Glacier - another scenic cruising stop. This is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska extending 76 miles from its source on Mt. Logan in the Yukon. The cliff face you sail along is over six miles wide, 300 to 400 feet from the top to sea level and 300 feet from sea level to the bottom. As Hubbard is advancing, it creaks and groans as it moves and is a very actively calving glacier. This makes for some exciting moments when the huge chunks of ice crash into the Bay creating a wonderful sound called 'white thunder' by the Tlingit people. Small ice bergs, sometimes with sea birds or seals resting on them, float in the water which is glacial blue. Seals calve on the ice bergs here as Orca whales do not visit the bay.
  • Sitka is situated on Baranof Island - in Alaska's Inside Passage and located at the heart of the world's largest temperate forest - The Tongass National Forest. This is the nation's largest national forest, covering most of Southeast Alaska and surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers the chance to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and the breath-taking vistas of "wild" Alaska. Sitka has a unique blend of Tlingit culture and Russian heritage and is surrounded by island studded waters, jagged mountains, and a towering volcano.
  • The spectacular Misty Fjords National Monument, lying just 22 miles east of Ketchikan, is known for its steep-walled fjords, coastal cliffs, and 3,000-foot rock walls that rise dramatically from the sea. Taking its name from the almost constant precipitation characteristic of the area, the monument is covered with thick rainforest that grows on nearly vertical slopes from sea level to mountaintops. Dramatic waterfalls plunge into the saltwater through narrow clefts or course over great rounded granite shoulders, fed by lakes, streams, and more than 150 inches of annual rainfall.
  • Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
  • Victoria (British Columbia) was once a British colonial post and is full of historic sites, public parks and groomed gardens. Here, the locals appear more British than the British. The beautiful town centre features the impressive government buildings, the Fairmount Hotel and the harbour area where pleasure boats navigate past seaplanes as they take-off and land.
  • Disembark the ship after breakfast and board the Amtrak Empire Builder train service and spend overnight on board the train in a cosy sleeper roomette.
  • Overnight on board the Amtrak Empire Builder train service in a cosy sleeper roomette. Your train journey takes you through the Cascade Mountains, Icicle Canyon and Spokane - the home of Bing Crosby. Then it's onward through Glacier Park (where snowfall averages 100-200 inches per year) and across high trestle bridges. Montana marks the end of the Rockies and Havre is a service stop where you will have time to catch some refreshing mountain air. Wagner is where Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid pulled off their final great train robbery on 3rd July 1901. Wolf Point had a major frontier role in wolf trapping and trading and it is also the home of the Wild Horse Stampede. Fort Buford in North Dakota is where Chief Sitting Bull surrendered after the battle of Little Big Horn in 1881. The twin cities of St Paul & Minneapolis are midway between the Equator and the North Pole; and where you will have an opportunity to stretch your legs. After Minneapolis you will see 140 miles of Mississippi River farmland and river bank towns with barges and restored paddle-wheel boats. Winona, with Sugar Loaf Mountain on the right, was a ceremonial meeting place of the Sioux. The train crosses into Wisconsin at La Crosse, at this point the Mississippi River is wide, quiet and immensely scenic. Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan was initially made famous by German immigrants brewing beer and is the home of the Miller brewery.
  • Disembark the train for two nights' hotel stay. There is lots to see and do in Chicago: - go to the beach, shop on the Magnificent Mile, stare at the reflections in the giant Cloud Gate stainless steel bean sculpture or stand on the glass ledge103 floors up in the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the tallest building in the US. You can enjoy a fine dining experience with a view in the Signature Room on 95th Floor of the John Hancock Building. Route 66 starts in Chicago at the Buckingham Fountain, and there is the amazing elevated CTA metro system which defines the central Loop area of Downtown Chicago.
  • Make your own way to the airport for your overnight flight home.
  • Disembark your overnight flight in the morning for your onward journey home.

What's Included

Holiday Highlights

  • The finest traditions at sea
  • Seattle attractions
  • Alaskan scenery and wildlife
  • Cosy sleeper train experience
  • Rocky Mountain vistas
  • Chicago City Buzz

Our Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK with checked baggage allowance
  • Two nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Seattle (in hotel featured or similar)
  • Tickets for Seattle's Pioneer Square underground tour and The Space Needle
  • 11 nights' full-board cruise accommodation on board Cunard's Queen Elizabeth
  • Two nights' full-board sleeper roomette accommodation on the Amtrak Empire Builder train
  • Two nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Chicago (in hotel featured or similar)
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Mayflower Park Hotel -


This centrally located hotel is ranked in the top 18 out 107 hotels in Seattle and has been chosen for easy access from the airport on the Sound Transit Light Link Rail transit system which takes just 38 minutes and costs just $3.50pp. The hotel is just a two-minute walk from the station and a six-minute walk from the famous Pike Place market. From crystal chandeliers to fresh flowers to complimentary Wi-fi internet access, the Mayflower Park Hotel offers the quintessential Seattle experience. It is centrally located next to Westlake Shopping Centre and the Monorail to Seattle Centre. It was recently presented the prestigious Best Historic Hotel award and is also home to award-winning cocktail bar Oliver's and Seattle's Mediterranean restaurant - Andaluca.

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago -


Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago is the epitome of classic Chicago style, located near Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago - a famous stretch that is home to over 400 retailers and high-end shops. Established in 1927, this historic hotel in Chicago has had many identities, including a Penthouse casino and speakeasy once run by the Capone family. You will find markers of this iconic history all around the hotel as the old world meets the new.
This hotel has the enviable position of being right around the corner from The Magnificent Mile and many other iconic Chicago attractions. You can start your trip by getting a unique over of the city with a trip to 360 Chicago observation deck, which is only three minutes away from the hotel. And if you just cannot get enough of the sights, there is more to see at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which hosts exhibitions year-round. For a slice of coastal calm in the middle of Chicago, you can make your way to Oak Street Beach - just six minutes from the hotel. Finally, to see one of the most iconic sites in Chicago like Cloud Gate or The Bean as its commonly known you can walk for 30 minutes straight down Magnificent Mile to Millennium Park.

Ship Information

Cruise Overview
Queen Elizabeth is Cunard's third ship bearing the monarch's name and was named in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. Recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunard Queen Elizabeth, her elegance and modern features have won her many accolades and made her a firm favourite with her passengers. Cunard cruise deals are available year-round with Jetline, and if elegant yet contemporary travel is your preference, Queen Elizabeth will be the ship for you. The harmony of classic and contemporary strikes an elegant chord throughout this magnificent ship. Images and features from her predecessors, Queen Elizabeth cruises display them sitting comfortably alongside her modern charms.
Cabin Details
The luxuriously appointed staterooms have private en-suite facilities, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV's with free in-room movies, vanity area, hair dryer, telephone, refrigerator with minibar and free room service.
Dining Details
Inventive variety is the very hallmark of the flavours, sensations, and cuisines in each of the main restaurants and the culinary adventure aboard Queen Elizabeth extends beyond their elegant menus. You're always free to act on the impulses of your taste buds and seek out options ranging from the sublimely creative to the superbly casual. Remember also that room service is on call at any time of the day or night from your suite or stateroom. The main Britannia restaurant covers two floors for elegant dining. The Britannia Club restaurant, Princess Grill and Queens Grill offers anytime dining for higher grade staterooms and suites. The main Lido buffet restaurant is conveniently situated between the two pool areas and sections of it convert to specialty dining venues in the evening. For poolside dinning head to the Lido Grill or grab a quick bite to eat at the Cafe Corinithia. While the Golden Lion Pub offers fabulous pub food at lunchtimes.
Activities Details
Entertainment on Queen Elizabeth cruises ranges from lavish high-tech musical productions to the timeless refinement of garden parties, Ivor Novello style evenings around the piano and Grand Balls at sea. Opportunities for relaxation stretch from the simple pleasures of a 6,000-book library to state-of-the-art spa treatments, films from the golden era, or viewing the unique collection linking Cunard with royalty and British maritime heritage. All the while, the White Star Service creates the most welcoming ambiance for her privileged guests. Queen Elizabeth's impressive public rooms and delightful outdoor spaces lend a lavish tone to a host of glamorous get-togethers during each and every voyage and a cruise on board this amazing ship will be the holiday experience of a lifetime. Relax by the Pavilion Pool (amidships) or the Lido Pool (aft) to wave farewell from your latest port of call. The Royal Spa features a large hydrotherapy pool, a heated tiled lounger relaxation room, a steam room and separate saunas in the changing rooms. Catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre, take afternoon tea in the Queen's ballroom or dance the night away in the Yacht Club. Cocktails in the Commodore Club are not to be missed.
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