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Cunard adds Canadian Rockies train ride to Queen Elizabeth’s Alaska itinerary

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Rocky Mountaineer, which has an outdoor viewing platform for views of mountains, lakes and canyons
Passengers venturing to Alaska on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth this summer will have the chance to experience the Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies.

Depending on departure date, they will either be able to extend their Alaska voyage to include a three-night post-cruise Rocky Mountaineer package or a four-night tour before embarking Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver, BC.

The three-night tour takes passengers on an eastbound journey from Vancouver to Calgary. 

The four-night trip goes the opposite direction and offers an additional day of sightseeing in Banff, where the highlight is a trip on the Banff Gondola. 

The packages are on sale January 24.

Alaska season

Queen Elizabeth’s summer in Alaska will involve an Insights Programme featuring Bear Grylls, an adventurer, writer, television presenter and businessman, plus a host of other explorers. 

The Alaska Afternoon Tea, the elegant Ice White Ball and a new dining concept called Frontier, which offers a taste of Alaska, are additional onboard highlights. 

‘A wonderful addition’

Sture Myrmell, president, Carnival UK, said, ‘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…’ 

Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer train, with expansive glass-dome windows and luxurious coaches, serves as the only passenger rail service on the historic rail route. It offers 180-degree panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, lakes and winding canyons. Known for its GoldLeaf Service, Rocky Mountaineer has a dining room where passengers can sample food inspired by the region from a new 2023 menu, plus, there is full complimentary bar service.

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