American Queen Voyages has partnered with Canadian luxury train company Rocky Mountaineer to offer pre-cruise and post-cruise rail trips for guests sailing Alaska itineraries on the new Ocean Victory expedition ship.
American Queen kicks off its 13-day Vancouver-Sitka sailings on May 6. The add-on option is available on six sailings through September.
The Landscapes and Luxury Rocky Mountaineer City Stay package is available as a six-day pre-cruise or a five-day post-cruise option. Routes will traverse through the Canadian Rockies between Calgary and Vancouver.
The City Stay package features two night stays on the glass-domed train, hotel nights in Banff and Kamloops, and two nights in Vancouver.
Guests can expect half-day and full-day tours in Vancouver, a National Parks pass, as well as train and airport transfers. The pre-cruise package also includes an additional hotel night in Calgary and a full-day sightseeing tour from Calgary to Banff.
The Ocean Victory expedition ship will sail between Vancouver and Sitka, Alaska. Photo Credit: American Queen Voyages
During its Alaska cruises, the 186-passenger Ocean Victory will deploy kayaks and Zodiacs with expedition guides and offer wildlife viewing from sliding observation platforms.
Alaska itineraries will visit the Canadian Inside Passage, Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet), Ketchikan/Metlakatla, Misty Fjords National Monument, Wrangell/Stikine River Wilderness, Waterfall Coast/Baranof Wilderness, Petersburg/Le Conte Glacier, Tracy Arm/Endicott Glacier, Kake/Frederick Sound/Five Finger and Sitka.