QE, Japan & Alaska Q016 ex Yokohama to Vancouver
19 Night Cruise sailing from Yokohama to Vancouver aboard Queen Elizabeth.
QUEEN ELIZABETH is our newest luxury ocean liner, named in October 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. Recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her elegance echoes that legendary age and enhances her modern allure.
The harmony of classic and contemporary strikes an elegant chord throughout this magnificent ship. Images and features from her predecessors, Queen Elizabeth and QE2, sit comfortably alongside her modern charm.
Within Queen Elizabeth’s sleek lines, the lavishness of eras past meets the thrilling future of ocean travel. Welcome, then, to the next elegant chapter in Cunard history.
Highlights of this cruise:
The second largest city in Japan is Yokohama, a rapidly developing and exciting city filled with Japanese charm and culture. In 1854 Yokohama became the first port opened to foreign trade in the country so there is an interesting maritime and international flavour to the city. It is one of the most accessible cities in Japan and is less than half an hour from Tokyo by train. You will find much to do and see during your Yokohama cruise, from discovering landmarks and exploring museums to sampling tasty Japanese cuisine and shopping till you drop in one of the city’s expansive malls.
Hakodate city is one of the most popular destinations in Japan. With its architecture of diverse dynasties, the last battlefield where the Shogun fought and what is said to be one of the world’s most beautiful night views from Mount Hakodate – the city is a truly incredible place.
The Motomachi buildings from the Edo period and Meiji era of the late 19th century blend with western-influence to create an exciting cultural concoction. In Goryokaku Park, where the last battle of the Japanese civil war was fought, you can now enjoy peaceful contemplation amongst the fragrant blossom of 1600 cherry trees.
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak is a heaven for all kinds of wildlife. The island is two thirds national park and is dedicated to the protection of its native brown bears, 250 species of birds and six kinds of Pacific salmon. Explore the good choice of bars and restaurants or join an entertaining tour of the island’s microbrewery. Discover the native heritage museums and explore breathtaking historical trails either by organised excursion or at your own pace.
Beneath an ice field that never melts, on a waterway that never freezes, Juneau is the most unusual and stunning of capitals. Home to 280 species of birds, brown and black bears, nature lovers can also watch out for orca and humpback whales here. Ashore, there’s an excellent theatre and range of clubs, bars restaurants to suit all tastes. If you’re feeling fit try exploring Alaskan-style amongst the glaciers by kayak or trekking with crampons and an ice axe.
Vancouver provides stunning scenery to discover in endless outdoor fashion all year-round. Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge are just two of the top highlights. British Columbia’s marine parks offer remote fjords and vast lakes perfect for whale-watching and hiking, or swimming and kayaking from May to September. Vancouver’s Gulf Islands are teaming with wildlife, keep your cameras close and binoculars at the ready for spotting pods of dolphins, seals, eagles, whales, otters and sea lions.
|18/05/20||Otaru Ko, Japan|
|23/05/20||Date Line Crossing|
|29/05/20||Hubbard Glacier, Alaska|
|30/05/20||Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska|
|01/06/20||Inside Passage, Alaska|
|02/06/20||Vancouver, BC. Canada|