Rail & Sail: Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise Pair Perfectly

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Date: January 2, 2020

Rocky Mountaineer guests can expect ever-changing scenery, attentive service, chef-prepared meals paired with local wines and craft beers, the opportunity to connect with like-minded travellers, and the ability to create personalised itineraries for exploring your destination—the perfect complement to what you can expect on an Alaska cruise. Just as there are parts of Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies that can only be reached onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s luxury train holidays, there are incredible Alaskan landscapes that you can only experience on a cruise ship. If you want to see whales and glaciers along with moose and mountains, or simply want to enjoy a holiday package where everything has been taken care of in advance, then a rail and cruise travel vacation is a great choice. 

The experience onboard Rocky Mountaineer has been described as “cruising on the rails,” so it’s no surprise that 60 percent of the train’s guests have taken a cruise in the past five years, and 40 percent will combine an Alaska cruise with their Rocky Mountaineer journey to Banff, Lake Louise or Jasper. Enjoying these two experiences back-to-back allows you to fully explore the rugged beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States: soaring eagles and breaching orca whales; calving glaciers and temperate rainforest; cosmopolitan cities, fishing villages, and mountain hamlets.

With Vancouver being the western departure point for Rocky Mountaineer, as well as the home port for many Alaska cruise holidays, bringing together these two experiences into one amazing vacation couldn’t be easier. Coordinate your train trip with Alaska sailings on any cruise line departing from Vancouver. And Rocky Mountaineer works with local partners to curate personalised itineraries that feature tours, activities and extended stays in the destinations, so you can experience even more of Western Canada