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42-night Alaska, Panama Canal & Transatlantic Cruise

Cruise Line:
Cunard® Line
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth®
Destination:
Vancouver, B.C./Barcelona
Departure Date:
8/7/2023
Length:
42
Offer ID:
1453643
from
$5879

The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.


Inside & Oceanview Staterooms:

  • $100 per Couple Onboard Credit*
  • Enhanced Afternoon Tea Credit for Two Guests, served with a glass of Champagne (valued at $34.50 per person, inclusive of 15% Hotel & Dining Service Charge)**

Balcony Staterooms:

  • $150 per Couple Onboard Credit*
  • One Specialty Dining Credit at Steakhouse at The Verandah for two**
    • Includes a three-course meal (subject to change)
    • Alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees, and Hotel and Dining Service Charge additional
  • Enhanced Afternoon Tea Credit for Two Guests, served with a glass of Champagne (valued at $34.50 per person, inclusive of 15% Hotel & Dining Service Charge)**

Grill Suites:

  • $250 per Couple Onboard Credit*
  • One Specialty Dining Credit at Steakhouse at The Verandah for two**
    • Includes a three-course meal (subject to change)
    • Alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees, and Hotel and Dining Service Charge additional
  • Enhanced Afternoon Tea Credit for Two Guests, served with a glass of Champagne (valued at $34.50 per person, inclusive of 15% Hotel & Dining Service Charge)**

* Single guests paying the single supplement rate will receive the full per couple Onboard Credit listed for their accommodation type. Single guests booked in a single occupancy stateroom will receive 50% of the Onboard Credit listed for their accommodation type.
**If guests forfeit this credit, no substitution is available.

Shipboard Credit, Free Specialty Dining for Two, Hotel Dining and Service Charges, and 50% Reduced Deposit

Please contact your travel advisor for more information.*

*Promotion is subject to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Vancouver
8/7/2023
8/7/2023

Vancouver is a thriving metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. With parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and the second-largest Chinatown in North America, Vancouver lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone. With modern buildings set against green, rolling hillsides, this city is breathtaking; no location offers a more spectacular view than Stanley Park - with a zoo, aquarium, totem poles and honking geese. A short walk from the park leads to Robson Street, which offers the town's best window-shopping. Stores with European flavor share the avenue with delicatessens and tea rooms ready to serve. As architectural heart of the city, Robson Square features a central plaza with a food fair and an old provincial courthouse, which now houses Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to stop at 8 Pender St. - "the narrowest building in the world." Other points of interest include the Museum of Anthropology; Japanese-style Nitobe Memorial Garden; and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Capilano Canyon is site of the world's longest and highest suspension footbridge.

At Sea
8/8/2023
8/8/2023

No information currently available.

Ketchikan
8/9/2023
8/9/2023

Ketchikan is known as "Alaska's First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. The city is built on steep hillsides and is billed as salmon capital of the world. A quaint village, the town is three miles long and three blocks wide. With fishing boats sailing in and float planes ascending from the water, this seaside town is bustling with activity. With the world's largest collection of totem poles, Totem Bight State Historical Park offers insight into various native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. These wood-carved creations tell colorful, intricate tales – often showing a family history or depicting a local legend. Ketchikan has many options for adventure of relaxation, including mountain bike tours, sea kayaking, seaplane riding, or strolling down the boardwalk of Creek Street, Ketchikan's most famous section with a historic cable car and quaint boutiques. Blessed with an abundance of hiking trails, Ketchikan offers many breathtaking vistas, including the panoramic, 360-degree view from the top of Deer Mountain.

Juneau
8/10/2023
8/10/2023

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Hubbard Glacier
8/11/2023
8/11/2023

Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier breaks off in great ice chunks, known as "calves."

Skagway
8/12/2023
8/12/2023

This "Gateway to the Klondike" watched as fortune-seekers headed to Chilkoot and White Pass Trails during Alaska's Gold Rush. Today, feel like a prospector in Skagway, as you walk along its rustic boardwalks and frontier-style storefronts. This cozy town offers a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of most cities. With classic cars and one of the oldest narrow-gauge railroads in the world, the city retains the flavor of days gone by and remains an important link to Alaska's history. A stroll down Broadway is a must. Highlights include Arctic Brotherhood Hall. Other buildings like the Trail of '98 Museum, Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History and the Alaskan Wildlife Adventure and Museum present different facets of prospecting times. Before hitting famous Chilkoot Trail, there are other well-marked trails to try. Hiking to Lower Dewey Lake is an easy, 20-minutes, and there are more adventurous trails to remote Sturgill's Landing, Upper Dewey Lake and Devil's Punchbowl. The White Pass Scenic Railway and Eagle Preserve Wildlife Quest provide additional options.

Glacier Bay
8/13/2023
8/13/2023

Spread across an impressive 3.2 million acres in southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve offers an inspirational glimpse of what Mother Nature does best. The head of Glacier Bay is Tarr Inlet, where scientists have found exposed rock believed to be more than 200 million years old. The Tarr Inlet is home to Grand Pacific Glacier, an active body of ice slowly making way toward Margerie Glacier, which it last touched in 1912. Johns Hopkins Inlet is home to no less than nine glaciers. Framed by rocky slopes stretching skyward more than 6,000 feet, these wondrous bodies are eclipsed only by mighty Mount Fairweather, which at more than 15,300 feet is the highest point in southeast Alaska. In northeast Glacier Bay, the snow-covered Takhinsha Mountains feed active Muir Glacier. The brilliant blue glow of a calving glacier and the thunderous roar of ice crashing into the water below are sights and sounds to remember for the rest of your life. With such diverse landscape, the park provides a variety of habitats for animals.

Sitka
8/14/2023
8/14/2023

Resting between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Sitka is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska and the biggest city in America - encircling 4,710 square miles on Baranof Island. No symbol shows Russian influence more than the landmark St. Michael's Cathedral. Original artifacts and icons, including the Sitka Madonna, were saved from fire and are on display. Visit Castle Hill, once site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the town's fur trading days. Only stone walls and mounted cannons remain from Russia's bloody battles against native Tlingit. Sitka National Historical Park offers information and artifacts relating to the Tlingits, including totem poles as a chronicle of early life on this fertile ground. Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center cares for as many as a dozen bald eagles and other birds at a time. The facility caters to rare wildlife recovering from injuries incurred in the wild. Among the more popular trails is Indian River Trail, which parallels a salmon stream, and the three-mile-long Gaven Hill Trail.

At Sea
8/15/2023
8/15/2023

No information currently available.

Victoria, B.C.
8/16/2023
8/16/2023

British culture and island informality collide in Victoria. This sophisticated seaside city is full of historic sites, parks and gardens. Take a walking tour - many of which begin at Parliament Buildings at Victoria's Inner Harbor. Combined with majestic Empress Hotel, these monumental buildings give the city a regal European feel. See equally impressive modern structures, such as Royal British Columbia History Museum, or replicas of large, native Northwest Indian houses at Thunderbird Park. Unique attractions include Undersea Gardens, Miniature World, Maritime Museum, Chinatown and Royal London Wax Museum. A memorable places to visit is world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 5,000 fauna varieties. The dazzling gardens on Saanich Inlet are beautiful at night, when hundreds of lights sparkle along winding paths. Additional gardens in Victoria include Crystal Garden and the gardens surrounding Government House and near Craigdarroch Castle, a towering Victorian mansion complete with a tower and turrets. Tour this city in a horse-drawn carriage.

Vancouver
8/17/2023
8/17/2023

Vancouver is a thriving metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. With parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and the second-largest Chinatown in North America, Vancouver lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone. With modern buildings set against green, rolling hillsides, this city is breathtaking; no location offers a more spectacular view than Stanley Park - with a zoo, aquarium, totem poles and honking geese. A short walk from the park leads to Robson Street, which offers the town's best window-shopping. Stores with European flavor share the avenue with delicatessens and tea rooms ready to serve. As architectural heart of the city, Robson Square features a central plaza with a food fair and an old provincial courthouse, which now houses Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to stop at 8 Pender St. - "the narrowest building in the world." Other points of interest include the Museum of Anthropology; Japanese-style Nitobe Memorial Garden; and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Capilano Canyon is site of the world's longest and highest suspension footbridge.

At Sea
8/18/2023
8/18/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
8/19/2023
8/19/2023

No information currently available.

San Francisco
8/20/2023
8/20/2023

Blessed with a viable fog-cooled and sun-kissed climate and a dramatic landscape, the San Francisco Bay Area is a visual feast where neither water nor hills are ever too far away. Add to this the cultural medley: Within every neighborhood, from Santa Cruz to Oakland to Mill Valley, a diversity of tastes and interest is thriving. See it in the cuisine, the bookstores, the arts, and the recreational opportunities. To embrace all San Francisco has to offer get out and explore. Walk the streets, drive across the Bay Bridge, go south down the peninsula to Silicon Valley and cruise along the San Mateo coast. Find great sights, museums, art, culture, and family fun attractions. There is a plethora of attractions and activities to satisfy the desires of every one who visits.

At Sea
8/21/2023
8/21/2023

No information currently available.

Los Angeles
8/22/2023
8/22/2023

Much of Los Angeles lies in a fairly flat basin, surrounded by mountains and ocean. Although the Santa Monica Mountains, one of the most unheralded of the city’s remaining natural treasures, splits LA between the familiar sights of La-La Land to the south and the charmless suburbs to the north, the metropolis is easily traversed. Places for visitors to explore include Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, the central strip of Wilshire Boulevard with faded Art Deco "Miracle Mile" zone and good museums, and the beach towns of Santa Monica and Venice, where visitors can stroll along the former’s remodeled pier and Third Street Promenade outdoor mall, or visit the latter’s famed Muscle Beach and oceanside Boardwalk. Lengthier trips to LA may include the old-fashioned charm of Old Pasadena, home of ever-popular Rose Parade and Bowl, Downtown, site of much city heritage and setting for what skyscrapers the area does have, the South Bay, the place to find the region’s second biggest city of Long Beach, and Malibu, where visitors can try to get a glimpse of movie stars and assorted celebrities.

At Sea
8/23/2023
8/23/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
8/24/2023
8/24/2023

No information currently available.

Cabo San Lucas
8/25/2023
8/25/2023

Once sought after by pirates for its safe harbors, the Los Cabos region of the Southern Baja Peninsula is now home to bustling towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Each offers travelers an exciting, fun-filled destination. Cabo San Lucas, with a population of 25,000, is the faster-growing of the two. In the past few years, swanky new hotels and sleek condos have been added to round out this vacation destination. Superb sportfishing put Cabo San Lucas on the map, but non-fishermen will enjoy the thriving beach community as well. Snorkeling gear, boats, waverunners, kayaks, paddleboats and windsurf boards are all available for the active vacationer.

At Sea
8/26/2023
8/26/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
8/27/2023
8/27/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
8/28/2023
8/28/2023

No information currently available.

Puntarenas
Suggested Private Excursion
8/29/2023
8/29/2023

The Central Pacific's largest city, Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya in Costa Rica. For years, it was the country's principal port, and though Puntarenas handles big cruise ships, a large fishing fleet still anchors in the estuary behind town. Being the country's most important fishing port, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood. Though the water is murky, and the beach may seem a bit urban, it's a lively town on weekends, when people from San José fill its waterfront restaurants and bars. A series of open-air cafes that line the beach are the perfect place to head for dessert, or refreshments, since they specialize in ice cream and fresh fruit drinks.

Suggested Private Excursions

Puntarenas: Carara National Park Tour - 6 hours

Puntarenas: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure Tour - 6 hours

Puntarenas: Carara National Park & Rio Tarcoles Mangrove Tour - 8 hours

At Sea
8/30/2023
8/30/2023

No information currently available.

Panama Canal
8/31/2023
8/31/2023

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

At Sea
9/1/2023
9/1/2023

No information currently available.

Oranjestad, Aruba
9/2/2023
9/2/2023

Oranjestad, Aruba is a Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes.

At Sea
9/3/2023
9/3/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/4/2023
9/4/2023

No information currently available.

Ft. Lauderdale
9/5/2023
9/5/2023

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to visit.

At Sea
9/6/2023
9/6/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/7/2023
9/7/2023

No information currently available.

Hamilton
9/8/2023
9/8/2023

The port of Hamilton is a leading offshore business center and main attractions are the island’s temperate climate, pink sand beaches, pastel homes and bucolic landscapes in this idyllic spot in the Atlantic Ocean. Bermuda is famous for high quality British and European imports along with local artistry which includes cedar candlesticks, coral and seashell products, jewelry and local perfumes. Imported goods include Italian and Scottish woolens, European glass, china and perfumes. Front Street is lined with boutiques and duty-free shops. Although there are few bargains, a wide range of British goods may be found at genuine reductions. The Sessions House was built in 1817 when the government was moved from St. George’s to Hamilton. The Golden Jubilee clock tower was added in 1887. Other historic buildings include the Supreme Court, the Cabinet building, Senate Chamber and the Library. Many natural highlights are in Harrington Sound: the Devil’s Hole, the Crystal and Leamington Caves, the Blue Grotto and Spittal Pond.

At Sea
9/9/2023
9/9/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/10/2023
9/10/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/11/2023
9/11/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/12/2023
9/12/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/13/2023
9/13/2023

No information currently available.

Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
Suggested Private Excursion
9/14/2023
9/14/2023

Madeira has been described as "Island of Eternal Spring". It is renowned for its wine, which many feel ranks among the world’s best. Funchal has a wide selection of resort hotels where watersports, golf and tennis are popular. Visitors can tour the 15th-century cathedral, orchid gardens of Quinta das Cruzes, and buildings associated with Christopher Columbus. Madeira’s discoverer, Zarco, is believed to have lived in the house Quinta das Cruzes. Now it displays furniture and paintings and is surrounded by fabulous gardens. The stunning 15th-century design of Sé Cathedral features white stucco with contrasting black basalt and red tufa rock; the ceiling is inlaid with ivory. Located near Town Hall, the Museum of Sacred Art contains art from several islands, including a group of 15th- and 16th-century paintings of Portuguese and Flemish schools. Visit colorful Mercado dos Lavradores during the morning to see flower vendors and fish and produce stands.

Suggested Private Excursions

Funchal History & Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)

Funchal History & Wine (6 - 8 Hours)

Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (8 Hours)

Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)

Funchal Sightseeing HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)

Funchal at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)

At Sea
9/15/2023
9/15/2023

No information currently available.

Seville (Cadiz)
9/16/2023
9/16/2023

Cadiz is an old city with Andalusian character. The magnificent Baroque cathedral and impressive mansions were built with gold. Cadiz’s modern-day treasure lies 30 minutes to the north in the rolling hills of Jerez - where production of the liquid gold, as the famous sherry is often called, ensures a booming economy. Visit one of the bodegas for a tour and tasting. The Historic City Center of Old Cadiz is a pedestrian zone for a pleasant stroll. The monument to "Las Cortes" is the Spanish Parliament established in Plaza de España. The 18th-century golden-domed Cathedral of Santa Cruz looms over the whitewashed houses. The dazzling interior contains a magnificent collection of sculptures and art objects. The Museum of History features an outstanding model of Cadiz in ivory and mahogany that illustrates what the town looked like at the end of the 18th century. The small, colorful Flower Market offers much local flavor. The Moorish-style Alameda Apodaca Gardens serve as a reminder of the Moors’ occupation in past centuries.

At Sea
9/17/2023
9/17/2023

No information currently available.

Barcelona
Suggested Private Excursion
9/18/2023
9/18/2023

Barcelona, the self-confident and progressive capital of Spain, is a tremendous place to be. Though it boasts outstanding Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, and some great museums – most notably those dedicated to Picasso and Catalan art – it is above all a place where there's enjoyment simply in walking the streets, stopping in at bars and cafés, drinking in the atmosphere. A thriving port and the most prosperous commercial centre in Spain, it has a sophistication and cultural dynamism way ahead of the rest of the country. In part this reflects the city's proximity to France, whose influence is apparent in the elegant boulevards and imaginative cooking. But Barcelona has also evolved an individual and eclectic cultural identity, most perfectly and eccentrically expressed in the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Scattered as Barcelona's main sights may be, the greatest concentration of interest is around the old town (La Ciutat Vella). These cramped streets above the harbor are easily manageable, and far more enjoyable, on foot. Start, as everyone else does, with the Ramblas.

Suggested Private Excursions

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Tour of the Gaudi Houses

Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours

Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $766.06 additional for all guests. A fuel surcharge may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
8/7/2023
Number of Nights
42
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 42-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and may reflect cruise only guarantee specials. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

Fares listed may require a non-refundable deposit at

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1453643

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Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
6500 Holly Ave. NE Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 292-7044
(877) 768-7913
 
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