Day 1: New Zealand – – Vancouver
Arrive at your local airport and board your flight to Vancouver. Make your own way to the hotel upon arrival and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Please note that some flights may depart one day earlier.
For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.
Day 2: Vancouver (B)
You have today as free time to explore Vancouver however you wish. Head for the wide open spaces at Stanley Park, one of the city’s favourite green oasis. Wander between the shops and stalls at Public Market on Granville Island or check out the Steam Clock in Gastown. Other popular things to do in Vancouver include navigating the Capilano Suspension Bridge, visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, spending time on the beach at English Bay, and hitting the trails of Grouse Mountain.
Day 3: Vancouver – Inside Passage (B, D)
Make your way to the Vancouver cruise port at the appropriate time in order to board your home for the next 7 nights: the Celebrity Eclipse®.
Day 4: Inside Passage (B, L, D)
Begin to take advantage of all the on-board facilities offered by the award-winning Celebrity Eclipse® – diverse dining options, fitness centre, well-equipped library, day spa, swimming pool, and more – as the ship spends the day at sea journeying into the protected Alaska Inside Passage. This day of scenic cruising may see you spot local wildlife too, including orca whales, bald eagles, puffins, sea lions and mountain goats.
Day 5: Icy Strait Point (B, L, D)
The first port on your cruising itinerary is Icy Strait Point, a popular stop-off for visitors to the area thanks to its offering of insight into local culture and history. See the historic restored cannery, the collection of totem poles or the monuments documenting local fishing heritage.
Day 6: Hubbard Glacier (B, L, D)
You’ll never forget the first time you set eyes on Hubbard Glacier. This mammoth calving glacier – the largest on the North American continent – is more than 6 miles wide at the point where it meets the ocean. Huge icebergs (some as tall as 10-storey buildings) regularly break off from the glacier and begin the buoyant voyage out to sea.
Day 7: Juneau (B, L, D)
Explore Alaska’s capital city today. Juneau is unique in the sense that it isn’t connected to the outside world by road; in fact, there are no roads leading in or out of the city. Head to the neighbouring Mendenhall Glacier on a float trip excursion or take up an activity such as whale-watching, zip-lining or touring the Capitol and Alaskan Brewing Co. buildings.
Day 8: Ketchikan (B, L, D)
Keen foodies will love savouring the first taste of Ketchikan’s world-famous salmon. While those not partial to seafood can instead choose to kayak in Misty Fjords, hike up Deer Mountain, or visit the museum at Dolly’s House while in this waterfront city. Other options for visitors include taking in the city’s grouping of Tlingit totem poles, wandering along Creek Street to see the piling-perched houses, or to shop for souvenirs in the local galleries and boutiques.
Day 9: Inside Passage (B, L, D)
The day is spent at sea as the Celebrity Eclipse® commences its return journey to Vancouver. Swap stories with your newfound friends, continue to make use of the ship’s facilities, or take in as much of the view as you can.
Day 10: Vancouver – – New Zealand (B)
The ship docks in Vancouver and you will disembark. You have the remainder of the day at your leisure before making your own way to the airport to catch your return flight to New Zealand.
For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way to your next travel arrangements.
Day 11: In Flight
Day 12: New Zealand
Arrive back in New Zealand today.