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Denali National Park & Wild Alaska Cruise

12 days |  14 days with Vancouver extension
Group size1538 travelers
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Get lost in the wilds of America’s last frontier.

You’ll understand why Denali, North America’s highest peak, is known as “the great one” to the indigenous Athabascan people when you see it towering over the surrounding landscape. After exploring the wilds of Denali National Park, embark on a cruise through the winding waterways of the Inside Passage, where you’ll discover glacier country and gold rush towns, before ending in dynamic, dramatic Vancouver.

Your tour package includes

  • 4 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 nights aboard the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 10 dinners, some with beer or wine
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Included highlights

  • Alaska Railroad ride
  • Denali National Park
  • Iditarod Headquarters and Museum
  • North Hubbard Glacier
  • Ketchikan
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Anchorage, Alaska1 night
Day 1: Arrival in Anchorage

Welcome to Alaska! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

Denali, Alaska1 night
Day 2: Transfer to Talkeetna & train ride to Denali
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Travel to the historic village of Talkeetna to board the Alaska Railroad.

  • Pass over Hurricane Gulch Bridge, the longest and tallest on the Alaska Railroad
  • Enjoy views of the Alaskan wilderness en route to Denali National Park
  • Stop by the Denali National Park Visitor Center and watch a short film about the park

Enjoy a welcome dinner with your group this evening.

Wasilla, Alaska1 night
Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Denali National Park
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A full day of sightseeing with your guide immerses you in the scenery, flora, and fauna of Denali National Park.

  • Look for wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, wolves, caribou, eagles, and sheep
  • See Denali North America’s tallest mountain (weather-dependent)

This afternoon, travel to Wasilla where you'll enjoy an included dinner.

Overnight Cruise7 nights
Day 4: Seward via Kenai Peninsula & embarkation
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, explore the Kenai Peninsula.

  • Visit the Iditarod Headquarters and museum to learn about the famous race
  • Reach the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, known for its dramatic tidal turns that create 10-foot walls of water
  • Stop at Portage Lodge for views of the Explorer and Portage Glaciers
  • Enter the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to spot wildlife up close

Then, drive through the Kenai Mountain Range to Seward where you’ll board your cruise ship. Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 5: Day at sea
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a day at sea reveling in your ship’s luxurious accommodations or simply watching the scenery from the deck.

  • Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship
  • Cruise around the Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tide water glacier

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 6: Free day in Juneau
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dock in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

Spend a free day in Juneau, often referred to as little San Francisco for its perfect blend of cosmopolitan city sophistication and frontier town spirit, or add an excursion.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Juneau & the Mendenhall Glacier

From $115 per person

Day 7: Free day in Skagway
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dock in Skagway and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

Then, spend a free day in Skagway, the starting point for prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s and the northernmost point of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 8: Free day in Icy Strait Point
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Keep a lookout for humpback, minke, and orca whales and enjoy an included lunch as you cruise the Icy Straits to Icy Strait Point, your port of call for the day.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 9: Free day in Ketchikan
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dock in Ketchikan and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

Spend a free day in Ketchikan, the ancestral home of the Tlingit people and gateway to some of Alaska’s most sublime scenery and wildlife, or add an excursion.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Ketchikan & Totem Bight State Park

From $125 per person

Day 10: Cruising the Inside Passage
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail the southern section of Alaska’s Inside Passage, a collection of waterways, inlets, fjords, and bays.

  • View the region’s glaciers, several mountain ranges, and secluded isles
  • Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship
  • Look out for bald eagles as you cruise

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Vancouver, British Columbia1 night
Day 11: Disembarkation & sightseeing tour of Vancouver
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia. Then, tour the multicultural, cosmopolitan city with a local guide.

  • Drive through downtown Vancouver, passing the Roman-inspired Public Library
  • See the historic Gastown district
  • Head to the waterfront to see Canada Place, a sail-inspired building, which houses the Vancouver Convention Center and World Trade Center
  • Stroll through Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park to take in views of the city
  • Enjoy free time to explore Granville Island, located directly across the water from downtown Vancouver

Celebrate your trip during a farewell dinner this evening.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Vancouver.

Extension to Vancouver
Continue your trip to keep exploring Vancouver, the coastal hub of British Columbia. Lean on your Tour Director to point you toward the best downtown hotspots and stunning outdoor spaces—the city's got plenty to offer (and discover).
Vancouver2 nights
Day 12: Free day in Vancouver
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Vancouver or add an excursion.

Victoria Sightseeing

From $255 per person

Day 13: Free day in Vancouver
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Vancouver or add an excursion.

Vancouver: Scenic Landscapes & Gondola Ride

From $179 per person

Flight Home
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    What A Great Experience
    08/06/19 by 13th-time traveler Ed

    What a great tour. Sure, there were a bit too many early mornings, but these were nothing compared to the beauty and wildlife surrounding us. I thought the untamed beauty of Denali was worth every moment of time spent there. Once we got to the ship, another phase of this great tour began. The ship w...

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    Alaska trip 2019 with Denali, Curise, and Vancouver, BC
    08/06/19 by 4th-time traveler David

    Cruise was outstanding. Denali spectacular. Good travel group. Vancouver and Victoria, BC were the final treats.

    Beautiful Denali on a sunny day!
    08/04/19 by 1st-time traveler Nancy

    This tour was fantastic and really gives travelers an overall view of Alaska as well as a terrific cruise and time in lovely Vancouver. We were blessed with 14 straight days of sun and not one drop of rain. We saw glaciers, grizzly bears, caribou, countless bald eagles, whales and beautiful sock-eye...

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    Go Ahead Tours replied on 09/29/19

    Dear Nancy, We are so excited to hear that you wer...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    The Voyager Inn
    The Voyager Inn

    This modern hotel is located downtown. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, and men’s and women’s athletic clubs and an indoor pool located next door. Nearby, you...

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    Denali Grizzly Bear Resort
    Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

    This rustic hotel is located outside of the Lemeta neighborhood. Guests enjoy a food truck court, a general store, and campfire circles. Nearby you’ll...

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    Grand View Inn & Suites
    Grand View Inn & Suites

    This welcoming hotel is located in Wasilla. Guests enjoy an exercise room, laundry facilities, and a casual restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Chugac...

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    Celebrity Millennium
    Celebrity Millennium

    This ship features shops, bars, casinos, and spas.

    Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
    Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre

    This modern hotel is located in the upscale Shaughnessy neighborhood. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Van...

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    Local weather

    Wasilla, United States of America
    Weather averages
    High 27 °FLow 5 °F
    Vancouver, Canada
    Weather averages
    High 42 °FLow 39 °F
    Anchorage, United States of America
    Weather averages
    High 28 °FLow 10 °F


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    About the Celebrity Millennium
    • With a sophisticated design and gracious public rooms, the Celebrity Millennium offers a full range of luxurious facilities, including large decks, the Oasis pool, exercise pool, a library, a fully equipped health club and spa, saunas, and shops. In the evening, you’ll be able to enjoy live music, cabaret performances, or dancing. And when you’ve had your fill of activity, your cabin awaits with all the comforts of home.Download a detailed summary of the ship’s amenities and available cabins [PDF].
    Passport, visa & entry requirements
    • U.S. citizens need valid government-issued identification for air travel within the United States. If you plan to use a state-issued ID or driver's license on or after May 3, 2023, it will need to meet Real ID requirements. Real ID compliant versions of these IDs will have either a yellow or black star, white star inside a yellow or black circle, or a white star inside a bear in the top righthand corner. Please visit dhs.gov for more information.
    • Canadian citizens need valid government-issued identification for air travel within Canada.
    • Canadian citizens entering the U.S. and U.S. citizens entering Canada need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
    • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code DNR.
    Tour pacing & mobility
    • You will walk for at least 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and gravel paths, with few hills. Some activities will take place at high altitudes.
    • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
    • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains and boats.
    • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
    • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
    Transportation & arrival information
    • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Anchorage, Alaska and depart from Vancouver, British Columbia. A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
    • A train ride from Anchorage to Denali and a seven-night Alaskan cruise is included in the price of your tour.
    • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
    Baggage allowance
    • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
    • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
    • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
    • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
    Clothing & packing tips
    • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
    • Please be aware that you will be traveling to altitudes as high as 6,000 feet above sea level. These high altitudes can sometimes cause breathing difficulties for travelers who have heart problems or respiratory ailments. If you suffer from any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor regarding any potential health risks.
    • During the summer months, take proper care with sun exposure and heat.
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code DNR.
    • Breakfast and lunch are open seating in the ship’s dining room, and dinner is served at two seatings (6pm and 8:30pm). If you do not get the dinner seating you would like, please speak to the dining room maitre d’ at the earliest opportunity. They will do their best to accommodate you. Dining preference is confirmed upon check-in at the terminal.
    • There are multiple dining options on board the ship and a variety of foods are offered.
    • The Celebrity Millennium has an open seating policy in a wide variety of restaurants and cafes. Reservations are recommended in specialty restaurants.
    Electricity & air conditioning
    • All of North America operates on 110-120 volts and uses Type A or B plugs with two flat pins or two flat pins and one round pin, respectively.
    • The majority of the hotels on this tour will have air conditioning.
    • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
    • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
    • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
    Time zones
    • British Columbia is three hours behind Eastern Time (ET). Alaska is four hours behind ET.
    • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 9am in British Columbia and 8am in Alaska.
    • You will use the U.S. dollar on this tour.
    • On board the cruise ship, you’ll be issued a Celebrity Cruise Line card, which will enable you to sign for most shipboard expenses. Your account can be settled with cash, traveler’s checks, or a major credit card. Personal checks cannot be cashed or accepted.
    • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your purchases for fraudulent charges.
    • Many banks and businesses now primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in USD.
    • We recommend tipping $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
    • If applicable, we also recommend $2USD per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.
    • Gratuities aboard the cruise ship are not included in price of your tour, but will be automatically charged to your onboard account. This gratuity amounts to approximately $13USD per person per day and covers all service charges for ship personnel. A separate 18 percent service charge is automatically added to all bar tabs and spa service payments.
    Shore excursions
    • Ask cruise representatives for details on shore excursions, as some are quite walking intensive.
    • Please be advised that passengers who choose not to partake in shore excursions are typically the last to disembark in that day’s port.

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