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From the snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the legendary Canadian Rocky Mountains to the hauntingly beautiful and remote Alaskan wilderness, this incredible cruise and touring holiday promises a truly unforgettable experience

The charming city of Calgary will be your first stop on this incredible 7-day tour of the Canadian Rocky Mountains – or Rockies, as they are affectionately known. Travelling through this legendary region of north-west Canada, we’ll take you through the most awe-inspiring scenery imaginable, dramatically wild landscapes brimming with snow-capped peaks, dazzling glaciers, evergreen forests and abundant wildlife. Exploring Banff National Park and its equally spectacular neighbour, Jasper National Park – some of the most stunningly beautiful places on earth – experiencing a snow coach ride along the Athabasca Glacier and an overnight stay at Canada's world-famous ‘Castle in the Rockies’ are just a few of the unforgettable highlights that await.

The first leg of this incredible tour ends in the seaside city of Vancouver, where you’ll spend the night before embarking on the Royal Caribbean’s sensational Quantum of the Seas® and the second part of this marvellous North American adventure. From Vancouver, your 7-night cruise takes you on an epic voyage through the Alaskan seas and spectacular wilderness, with port calls at quirky, off-the-beaten-track towns. Experiences that will remain with you forever could be getting to see the iconic annual salmon runs at Ketchikan, whale watching in Auke Bay Harbour and cruising through the icy blue waters of spectacular Endicott Arm Fjord in the early hours, surrounded by drifting icebergs and tidewater glaciers. As if Alaska’s incredible natural wonders weren’t enthralling enough, you’ll find more exciting distractions on board this ground-breaking cruise ship.

Your once-in-a lifetime, 13-night adventure comes to a close in the ‘Emerald City,’ Seattle, where you’ll disembark the Quantum of the Seas® before taking your flight home.

Your Route

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Board the exquisite Quantum of the Seas®

The ground-breaking Quantum of the Seas® takes a quantum leap forward with some breathtaking new activities and spaces. You can ascend the 300ft observation tower for incredible views of the landmarks and locations on each cruise, experience ‘flying’ at sea with the RipCord skydive simulator, visit the ice bar, enjoy ‘virtual balcony’ windows which transform into live-image video walls, surf the FlowRider, scale the Rock Climbing Wall, visit the Vitality Spa and Fitness Centre, join in the Dreamworks Experience with Shrek and Fiona, or watch Broadway shows like Mamma Mia!... There's even an outdoor movie screen so you can watch movies under the stars! Whew!

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TWO70°

This spacious venue offers incredible sea views by day but immersive entertainment experiences at night.
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Vitality Spa

With a wide range of indulgent treatments, there’s no better way to spoil yourself on board.
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Activities

Enjoy thrilling activities for the entire family, from surf sessions, an escape room and laser tag games to the highest observation capsule on a cruise ship or the spectacular skydiving simulator.

Your 13 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

2 May 2023

Arrive in Calgary, gateway to an unforgettable Canadian Rocky Mountain adventure

Your 7-day Rockies tour kicks-off in Calgary, a charming riverside city in the western province of Alberta, just east of the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Host of the acclaimed 1988 Winter Olympics and one of Canada’s biggest festivals, The Calgary Stampede, make the most of your overnight stay here and experience some of Calgary’s best distractions that include top-notch craft bars, cool restaurants and artisan boutique stores.

bell blue 1  Overnight: Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

Day 2

3 May 2023

A memorable day of contrasts, from Calgary’s urban delights to natural wonders in Banff National Park

Start your day discovering some of Calgary’s key city attractions, like the Stampede Grounds, Pengrowth Saddle Dome and downtown quarter, where you’ll find the Calgary Tower, an iconic staple of the city skyline.

Later on, you’ll find yourself at the heart of the Rockies pristine wilderness and spectacular Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for some of the planet’s most breath-taking mountain scenery. This, Canada's oldest national park, is home to snow-capped peaks, glaciers, dense forests teeming with abundant wildlife and wonders like spectacular Lake Louise, legendary or its distinctive jade hues. Like numerous lakes here, their dazzling blue-green colours are determined by sunlight reflecting off fine particles of eroded glacial silt suspended in crystal-clear water.

bell blue 1  Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 3

4 May 2023

Experience an exciting glacier snow coach ride and the vast wild beauty of Jasper National Park

Make the amazing journey north along the affectionately known Icefields Parkway, a route stretching from Lake Louise to Jasper National Park, littered with dozens of ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, dramatic rock spires and majestic mountains. Experience a thrilling snow coach ride along the Athabasca Glacier and the dramatic skywalk at the stunning Columbia Icefields before heading on to Jasper National Park.

For well over a century, visitors have discovered beauty beyond imagination and memorable experiences at Jasper National Park, where its vast wilderness is the home of shimmering glaciers, crystalline lakes, thundering waterfalls and deep-cut canyons. Here you’ll join the Athabasca River, which flows along dramatic icefields and through gorges and may spot wildlife on the shores or adjacent marshes. The river will bring you deep within the National Park and to Jasper, a former railway town that emanates a timeless charm.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 4

5 May 2023

Marvel at magnificent Mount Robson and the semi-arid ranch lands of Kamloops

Heading along the Yellowhead Highway, you can’t miss stunning Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies and a colossal peak that has wowed visitors for centuries. As the south face is clearly visible from the Highway, you’ll be able to capture some amazing photographs here. We then drive deep into the interior of British Columbia, along the Thompson River and through the Shuswap Highlands, before reaching the riverside city of Kamloops. The surrounding semi-arid ranch lands of the interior plateau and rugged, desert-like valleys revealing deep gorges and sandstone canyons, are in stark contrast to the previous days’ terrain.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel

Day 5

6 May 2023

From ‘Cowboy Country’ to the Pacific Coast and vibrant Vancouver

We leave behind the dusty, rolling ‘Cowboy Country’ of Kamloops and follow the dramatic course of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers, where the road clings to sheer canyon walls pounded by turbulent waters. Approaching the Pacific Coast, the canyon gently opens into a broad fertile valley with mountainous backdrops.

Our final destination is Vancouver, a sophisticated cityscape framed by coastal mountains on the fringes of British Columbia’s wild interior. You’ll soon get familiar with this vibrant seaside city, visiting Stanley Park, one of North America’s largest urban green spaces, to admire its striking collection of totem poles, or strolling the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring quaint 20th-century brick buildings. Be sure to purchase some First Nations carvings at Granville Island’s art studios for and experience Vancouver’s celebrated multi-cultural culinary scene.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Day 6

7 May 2023

Enjoy a relaxing day and memorable activities in and around Vancouver

Your day at leisure is the perfect opportunity to experience some of the diverse outdoor adventures and metropolitan delights that this northern gem can offer. Start the day with a freshly cooked, hearty breakfast at one of Vancouver’s local farmers’ market and view First Nations artefacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Then soar high above the city on the Skyride cable car to Grouse Mountain’s summit, where you’ll be rewarded with amazing panoramic vistas of Vancouver. Alternatively, climb up St Mark’s Summit for incredible views of majestic Howe Sound, a trailhead 30-minutes out of town. If you hop on a wildlife-spotting boat tour to explore Horseshoe Bay, keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins and whales, as you zip past towering cliffs and rocky isles.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Day 7

8 May 2023

In Vancouver, embark the extraordinary Quantum of the Seas® for your Alaska cruise starting with an overnight in port

Your once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan voyage commences in Vancouver, when you embark the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas®. This game-changer and one of the most revolutionary ships in the world, comes loaded with a multitude of ground-breaking new features and heaps of thrills to tick off your bucket list. From spectacular views to deluxe amenities, a stay on board is like nothing else at sea. During the next unforgettable eight days as you cruise through the startingly beautiful Alaskan wilderness, you’ll have plenty of time to discover everything this magnificent holiday visionary and ultimate family ship has to offer.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Quantum of the Seas®

Day 8

9 May 2023

Spend your first day on board either further exploring Vancouver or indulging in some of the ship’s thrilling activities

Explore more of Vancouver or if the urge for adventure strikes on board, Quantum of the Seas® offers exciting indoor and outdoor pursuits that will rewrite everything you think you know about cruise ship activities!

Take a quantum leap forward on the exhilarating RipCord® skydive simulator and experience the freedom of freefall and flying at sea without even leaving the deck. Or scale the dizzy heights at North Star®, at 90 metres-high, a ‘Guinness World Record’ winner for tallest observation deck on a cruise ship, presenting incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding wonders. At SeaPlex®, the largest indoor activity space ever to set sail, take the wheel for non-stop thrills at the world's first bumper car rink at sea, or join the circus school to tap into your inner trapeze artist. Alternatively, catch some waves on the FlowRider® surf simulator, where the surf’s always up!

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Quantum of the Seas®

Day 9

10 May 2023

Discover Ketchikan, famed for its Alaskan salmon and totem pole collection

Alaskan cruise ports are small cities with their own distinctive personalities – and that includes Ketchikan. Resting at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage, Ketchikan is your gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. Dubbed the world’s canned salmon capital, Ketchikan is a hub for fishing and outdoor sports and home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians – a great spot to learn more about the native local culture. Ketchikan boasts more totem poles than anywhere else in the world, evident in the colourful, hand-carved totems lining the city’s streets and parks and at the Saxman Native Village. To really get-up close and personal with nature, head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for a chance to glimpse the iconic annual salmon runs.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Quantum of the Seas®

Day 10

11 May 2023

Be captivated by Sitka’s Alaskan small-town charm and resident orange-beaked puffins

Our next port of call presents offers the very best of off-the-beaten-track Alaska. A hidden beauty on Baranhof Island, Sitka faces the Pacific Ocean, towered over by Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano with a similar shape to Japan’s Mount Fuji and snowy peaks that rank amongst the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. Sitka’s small-town charm originates from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history, while its rare wildlife ranges from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to the Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. Kayak alongside swimming sea otters in the Sitka Sound or fly-fish for the planet’s biggest halibut: in Sitka, the midnight sun never seems to set on adventure!

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Quantum of the Seas®

Day 11

12 May 2023

Voyage through the incredible Endicott Arm Fjord and live the ‘wild life’ in historic Juneau

From the wee hours, we’ll journey through one of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord, marking the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. Cruising through this stunning 30-mile-long stretch, you’ll be in awe of the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and spectacular tidewater glaciers only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal. Endicott Arm is one of the planet’s largest breeding grounds for harbour seals, which you may glimpse splashing in icy waters near the ship.

The finale is a prime front-row view of Dawes Glacier; standing over 182-metres-tall and a half-mile wide, this active icecap is renowned for its spectacular calving displays, resulting in massive, chunky icebergs floating in the surrounding waters. Later on, you’ll arrive at Juneau. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, Alaska’s remote state capital makes a perfect base to immerse yourself in nature. Memorable wildlife encounters extend from spotting sea lions and brown bears to whale watching in Auke Bay Harbour.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Quantum of the Seas®

Day 12

13 May 2023

Cruising the Alaskan seas, savour evenings of decadent culinary delights and cocktails

After a day of cruising past spectacular Alaskan sights, it’s time to discover a world of culinary exploration on the Quantum of the Seas®. Expect every meal to be extraordinary when you dine at one of the ship’s numerous restaurants – there’s plenty on board to tease and please your taste buds.

Enjoy family-style favourites at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, elevated Mediterranean fare at Coastal Kitchen, or melt-in-the-mouth dry-aged steaks – the first ever served at sea – at lively steakhouse Chops Grille. Or join the most exclusive culinary experience and a five-course gastronomic feast at the intimate Chef’s Table. Round the evening off with a cocktail at the futuristic Bionic Bar®, where you order your drink on an app and get two robotic bartenders to mix it, or at entertainment hub, Two70®, where windows magically transform into live-image video walls.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Quantum of the Seas®

Day 13

14 May 2023

Immerse yourself in the colonial charm and scenic sights of Victoria

The charming capital of British Columbia, Victoria delivers a delightful blend of British heritage and outdoor adventure. Here, you can admire original Victorian architecture at Craigdarroch Castle, or indulge in time-honoured British traditions with a classic afternoon tea at world-renowned Empress Hotel. If you yearn to get back to nature, get on your bike in what is regarded as the 'Cycling capital of Canada,' or hear the haunting sounds of orcas whistling in Victoria’s picturesque harbour.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Quantum of the Seas®

Day 14

15 May 2023

In Seattle, time to bid farewell to your cruise ship for your flight back home

Your epic Alaskan cruise adventure comes to an end in Seattle, Washington – otherwise known as the ‘Emerald City.’ It is here, at this relatively young, but intriguing, ‘Jewel of the Pacific Northwest,’ that you’ll disembark the Quantum of the Seas®. You may however have just enough time to experience Seattle’s metropolitan delights – especially its world-famous coffee – before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotel Stays

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
★★★★

Impeccably located downtown and bordering a river valley, this stylish Marriott hotel provides the ultimate setting to experience amiable Calgary. The newly redesigned, contemporary-style rooms and suites come thoughtfully appointed, with seamless design devoid of clutter and in-room perks such as mini-refrigerators and pillowtop bedding. Some showcase marvellous views of the Bow River, while others overlook the Calgary skyline. Dining venues feature a refined Italian restaurant housed in an early 20th century bank building, while facilities include a dedicated floor incorporating an indoor heated pool and yoga room.

Fairmont Banff Springs
★★★★

Formerly a historic 19th century hotel, Fairmont Banff Springs is nowadays a luxury mountain resort, dubbed Canada's ‘Castle in the Rockies.’ Set within Banff National Park, this heritage-listed hotel stands high above the picturesque town of Banff. Beautifully appointed accommodations include spacious suites with sweeping Alberta mountain views. Guests are indulged with all the amenities of a world-class resort, including award-winning Willow Stream Spa, indoor and outdoor heated pools and a championship golf course, as well as authentically local dining experiences and legendary hospitality.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
★★★★

Nestled in the heart of Jasper National Park, this luxurious mountain resort wraps around emerald-green Lac Beauvert and Canada’s premier golf resort course. The Lodge’s charming village of cedar chalets and Luxury Signature Cabins are connected by picturesque paths. All are superbly appointed with homelike comforts and amenities, and many provide private patios or balconies for breathtaking lake views. This century-old resort is superbly placed for exploring the Canadian Rockies, but in-house distractions feature exceptional restaurants and spa containing a heated lakefront pool.

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
★★★★

Set in a stunning waterfront location within the Coal Harbour neighbourhood and a short stroll from the world-famous Seawall, Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront promises a new kind of boutique hotel experience for downtown Vancouver. Many of the hotel’s rooms and suites offer breathtaking harbour and mountain views. Focused on guest-driven amenities, first-class cuisine and personalised service, thoughtful extras extend to onsite fitness training and complimentary use of bicycles, while facilities include an indoor aquatic facility and health and fitness club.

Touring Experiences

Banff National Park

Nestled at the heart of the breath-taking Canadian Rockies with unparalleled pristine scenery of snow-capped mountains, evergreen forests and glistening glaciers and ice fields, World Heritage Site Banff National Park ranks as one of the most beautiful places on earth and a special place to connect with nature.

We’ll get to experience a magnificent wealth of spectacular wilderness and marvel at captivating natural wonders such as Tunnel Mountain, Johnston Canyon and legendary Lake Louise, with its wondrous emerald-green waters. Even your overnight accommodation is spectacular; the world-famous, Fairmont Banff Springs, a historic 19th century hotel, now a luxury mountain resort, dubbed Canada's ‘Castle in the Rockies.’ One of Canada’s grandest railway hotel lies perched at 1,414 metres above the picturesque Alpine town of Banff – which you’ll also have time to explore.

Jasper National Park

Just like its illustrious neighbour Banff, Jasper National Park is also part of UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site and reveals yet more breathtaking natural wonders where you can marvel at the majesty of the universe. This, Canada’s largest park in the Rockies is equally spellbinding with its shimmering glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and evergreen forests. The chance to observe wild animals in their natural habitat is, and our journeys along the Athabasca, a designated Canadian Heritage River and glacier-strewn Icefields Parkway, will be just some of the unforgettable experiences.

Your Holiday Summary

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night four-star stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with breakfast
  • 1 night three-star stay at the Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Vancouver at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront with breakfast

 

Cruise

  • 7 night full-board cruise on board Quantum of the Seas®
  • Overnight in port in Vancouver

 

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Calgary sightseeing tour
  • Banff National Park
  • Jasper National Park
  • Kamloops
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour

 

All flights, taxes & transfers

Prices From

Departing

2 May 2023

Interior

$6,999pp

Ocean View

$7,499pp

Balcony

$7,999pp

Suite

$10,999pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver, Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Victoria, Seattle

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