We’ve booked our cruise to Alaska on Celebrity Infinity. We’re very excited about exploring the very different world that is Alaska! Below is the itinerary along with the shore excursions we’re planning:
Juneau: Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake
Experience the most popular attractions in Juneau – the Mendenhall Glacier – followed by an all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon bake. After a brief tour of Juneau, view one of Mother Nature’s most amazing treasures….the Mendenhall Glacier. The glacier is 1.5 miles wild and hundreds of feet thick and is fed by the 1,500 square mile Juneau Icefield. This meandering river of compressed ice ranks as the largest, most rugged glacier accessible by road. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, along with U.S. Forest Service staff, offers information on glaciers and is a vantage point for breathtaking photographs of this world-famous glacier.
Then, feast on wild Alaskan salmon and chicken along with a variety of side dishes guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest appetite. Listen to musical entertainment and venture out to explore the nearby creek, waterfall and mining remnants. Buses depart regularly back to the pier, so you may return at your leisure.
Skagway: Yukon Adventure & White Pass Scenic Railway
This one-of-a-kind excursion allows you to explore the historic White Pass Trail of ’98 from different perspectives. First, climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Railway and ascend into the scenic mountains, hearing stories of the miners who made this sojourn on foot more than a century ago. At Fraser, British Columbia transfer to a deluxe motorcoach, designed for highway travel, as you begin your adventure along the historic Trail of ’98 to the White Pass Summit and into the Yukon. You will make a photo stop at the Yukon Territory sign. Continue down the Klondike Highway and visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge at Tutshi Canyon, where you will enjoy a bowl of Bison Chili. Listen to the awesome silence, interrupted only by the rushing rapids below the bridge. View three-dimensional interpretive displays detailing the history of the area. Let the exhilarating experience of crossing the suspension bridge, 57 feet above a class four and five river take your breath away. Continue your journey down White Pass with views of waterfalls and Alpine Valleys before returning to Skagway.
We still have to figure out what we’ll do in Ketchikan and Victoria.
I’m really looking forward to it and seeing the excursions and activities available both in port and on the ship is fueling even more excitement! 🙂 It’ll be my 7th cruise, first time on Celebrity and first time in Alaska.