Cunard, the renowned cruise line, is offering travelers heading to Alaska a chance to extend their cruise vacations with a scenic Rocky Mountaineer train ride. In collaboration with the train company, Cunard is providing pre- or post-cruise journeys through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, exclusively available to those booking a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth ship.
President of Carnival UK, the parent company for Cunard, Sture Myrmell, expressed excitement about the new offering, stating, “We are thrilled to be able to provide guests an opportunity to combine a luxury cruise on board Queen Elizabeth that takes in the finest views of Alaska by sea, with a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer taking in the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies by train. With the exceptional service and fine dining, Rocky Mountaineer is a wonderful addition to a Cunard voyage, and we know our guests will be delighted to have an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular surroundings in style.”
For travelers opting for a train journey before their cruise, the four-night adventure departs from Calgary, traversing to Vancouver with stops to experience the Banff Gondola and revel in the 180-degree panoramic views from the train. Alternatively, those choosing a 3-night post-cruise tour will board the train in Vancouver, heading east to Calgary.
The glass-domed train boasts a bi-level coach offering nearly unobstructed views, a dedicated dining car, and onboard drink service.
Cunard’s Alaska sailings, commencing in June, are currently part of the company’s “Treat Yourself, On Us” sale, providing travelers with up to 30 percent off all fares and up to $2,000 per stateroom in onboard credit. Applicable to several ships, including the Queen Elizabeth, this promotion is valid for bookings made from now through March 28 for 2023 and 2024 voyages.
Additionally, passengers booking a Princess or Queens Grills suite on specific cruises will enjoy a drinks package included in the fare, along with hotel and dining service charges.