Royal Caribbean Unveils 2014 Alaskan Cruises, Cruise-Tour Itineraries
Royal Caribbean International has announced 34 itineraries for the Alaskan cruise and cruise-tour season between May and August 2014, which are already open for booking.
The cruise line will dispatch its revitalized Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas on seven-day sailings for the 2014 season, departing from Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington.
Radiance will alternate north- and south-bound routes between Vancouver and Seward respectively. Passengers will be taken through the Inside Passage and Hubbard Glacier, and call on Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau and Skagway. The ship’s Alaska season will be bookended by a roundtrip from Vancouver, calling at Icy Strait Point, Juneau and Ketchikan, and cruising up Tracy Arm Fjord to see Sawyer Glacier.
Rhapsody will ply the waters between Sawyer Glacier and Seattle, passing through the Inside Passage. It will dock at Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia. There will also be two itineraries calling at Ketchikan instead of Victoria, sailing from Vancouver to Seattle.
Royal Caribbean Cruisetours can also combine a sailing aboard Radiance with a three- to six-night land tour adventure, allowing travellers to spend at least one night in Denali National Park and one leg on the Wilderness Express, a glass-domed train car, for example.
The other option is for cruises on any of the two ships to be paired with one of four pre- or post-cruise land tours throughout the Canadian Rockies and the Okanagan Wine Valley, the latter a new addition for 2014.