Norwegians go wild in Alaska

Norwegians go wild in Alaska

Norwegian Cruise Line has launched its 2014 ‘Norwegians go wild in Alaska’ Freestyle Cruising brochure in the UK Market. Available to order at www.trade-gate.co.uk, the brochure highlights the line’s exciting cruises and fly-cruise packages as well as CruiseTour land programmes guests can add to their Norwegian cruise booking in Alaska.

The freedom and flexibility of sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line offers an experience like no other. Throughout the 2014 season Norwegian Cruise Line will have one of the youngest fleets sailing in the region, offering a choice of three ships – Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Sun.

Customers can choose from a variety of sailings departing from Seattle, Vancouver and Whittier visiting unique Alaskan ports like Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway as well as natural highlights like Sawyer Glacier or Glacier Bay.

Complementing the Norwegian cruise experience, CruiseTours provide a truly comprehensive option for guests looking to extend their stay, allowing the chance to explore the region’s natural wilderness up close and personal.

Guests looking to explore Alaska’s Denali National Park can choose from two CruiseTour packages. The 3- and 4-night tours are fully escorted from beginning to end by local Alaskan guides, while guests take in the unspoilt national landscapes from the famous Alaska Railroad or from within the Denali National Park. The two packages can be booked in combination with Norwegian Sun’s 7-night Glacier Bay from Vancouver or 7–night Sawyer Glacier from Whittier.

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For the first time customers will be able to book their ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ experience through Norwegian, where guests can explore the wild beauty of the Canadian Rockies on two different packages, that combine a 7-night Alaska cruise with a 2- or 3-day luxurious train ride on the Rocky Mountaineer and stops in Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise or Calgary and both include a scenic helicopter flightseeing tour.

Francis Riley, vice president and general manager international, Norwegian Cruise Line said: “We are thrilled to be offering another great selection of Alaskan sailings and add-on land packages to customers for the 2014 season. Alaska offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and to be able to see and experience it with Norwegian adds a new dimension to the region’s exploration.

“As a result of the popularity of last year’s itineraries, we have again teamed with some of the best local guides to give our guests amazing shore excursions, as well as exciting opportunities to combine our signature Freestyle Cruising with an immersive land tour adventure – an experience not to be missed.”

Itineraries highlighted in the brochure include:

Nine-night Glacier Bay from Seattle fly-cruise on board Norwegian Pearl. Departing weekly from 17 May through to 20 September 2014, this spectacular cruise travels: Fly UK/Seattle (USA) – Relaxing day at sea – Juneau (USA) – Skagway (USA) – Cruise Glacier Bay – Ketchikan (USA) – Victoria (Canada) – Seattle (USA)/Fly UK.

Combine the nine-night Glacier Bay from Seattle fly-cruise on board Norwegian Jewel with a seven-night pre-cruise land tour to experience the 15-night Rockies Highlights & Coastal Passage itinerary. Departing on various dates between 11 May and 7 September 2014, highlights include a three-day rail journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer, a trip on the Banff Gondola, summit helicopter flightseeing, the Yoho Park tour, and much more.

Nine-night Sawyer Glacier from Whittier (Anchorage) fly-cruise on board Norwegian Sun. Departing regularly between 1 June and 7 September 2014, and travelling: Fly UK/Anchorage (USA) – Whittier (Anchorage, USA) – Cruise Hubbard Glacier – Icy Strait Point (USA) – Juneau (USA) – Cruise Sawyer Glacier – Skagway (USA) – Ketchikan (USA) – Cruise Inside Passage – Vancouver (Canada)/Fly UK.

Combine the nine-night Sawyer Glacier from Whittier fly-cruise on board Norwegian Sun with a four-night pre-cruise land tour to experience the 13-night Denali/Alyeska Explorer itinerary. Departing on various dates between 25 May and 4 September 2014, highlights include a four-night land tour fully escorted by local Alaskan guides, one-night accommodation in Anchorage and another in Alyeska, two-night wilderness lodge accommodation in Denali, world famous Alaska Railroad Adventure journey, seven-hour Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness tour, and much more.