Alaskan Glacier Cruise

11 days Land & Cruise, Multi-country
Cruise out of Seattle to discover classic gold rush towns and spectacular seascapes. Alaska will thrill you with its winding waterways, towering glaciers and rushing waterfalls, all within camera-shot of the ship’s deck. Keep your eyes peeled and you’re likely to spot an array of whale species breeching in the waves. After a week on the water, return to civilization in Victoria, beloved for its blooming gardens and mild weather.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Tour group size: 18 - 35 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 30 minutes daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and gravel paths, with few hills.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 3 nights in handpicked hotels and 7 nights aboard the Celebrity Solstice

  • Breakfast daily; 7 lunches and 7 dinners on board the ship; 1 lunch and 1 three-course dinner, including wine or beer, on land

  • Expert Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Map of Alaskan cruise

Seattle, Washington 2 nights Hotel info

Day 1: Arrival in Seattle

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Seattle! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Later, meet your group at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Seattle

  Included meals: Breakfast

Get to know  Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, on a guided sightseeing tour.

• Enter the iconic Space Needle, which served as the centerpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair

• Stay on the lookout for salmon making their way up the fish ladder at Ballard Locks

• Pass by the University of Washington’s sprawling campus

• End at Pike Place Market, most famous for its seafood-throwing fishmongers

Celebrity Solstice Cruise 7 nights Hotel info

Day 3: Transfer to port

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a free morning in the city, transfer to the Port of Seattle to board your cruise ship and embark on your Alaskan voyage.

Day 4: Day at sea

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend a full day at sea enjoying the ship’s amenities, relaxing on deck or taking in the spectacular scenery.

Day 5: Ketchikan

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stop in Ketchikan, the ancestral home of the Tlingit natives, famous for its artful totem poles. Enjoy free time to explore the city’s charming fishing villages or the Misty Fjords National Monument.

Day 6: Juneau via the Tracy Arm Fjord

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your way to Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, cruise through the breathtaking Tracy Arm fjord.

• Pass through Tracy Arm, a 20-mile fjord through a granite canyon lined with waterfalls, icebergs and mountain peaks

• Gaze up at the Sawyer Glacier, one of the bluest and most beautiful in Alaska

• Sail into the capital city of Juneau, whose history celebrates the gold rush of the late 1800s

Day 7: Skagaway & the Inside Passage

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your next port of call is Skagaway, the starting point for prospectors during the Klondike gold rush of the late 1800s. Enjoy a free day here before cruising through the Inside Passage, a patchwork of waterways along the Alaska Panhandle.

Day 8: Day at sea

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day on the open water, cruising through more breathtaking scenery. Keep an eye out for humpback, gray, minke, fin and orca whales breeching in the waves.

Day 9: Victoria

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Victoria, a city known for having the most beautiful gardens and mildest weather in Canada. Spend the evening exploring the Butchart Gardens, Inner Harbor or Parliament Building.

Seattle, Washington 1 night Hotel info

Day 10: Disembarkation in Seattle

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Arrive in port this morning and disembark. Then, transfer to the waterfront for free time and a farewell lunch with your group.

Day 11: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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About The Celebrity Solstice

The Celebrity Solstice is equipped with all the amenities to make your experience smooth sailing. Sun on the Solstice Deck, enjoy fine dining at several different restaurants and watch shows in a theater with over 1,400 seats. You may wish to attend a glassblowing demonstration or join in outdoor activities at The Lawn Club, a grass lawn between the ship’s funnels. And when you’ve had your fill of activity, your cabin awaits with all the comforts of home. Download a detailed summary of the ship’s amenities and available cabins [PDF].

Passport & visa requirements

  • U.S. and Canadian citizens need valid government-issued identification for air travel within their home country.
  • Canadian citizens entering the U.S. and U.S. citizens entering Canada need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.          

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 30 minutes daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and gravel paths, with few hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times and getting in and out of boats.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.        

Transportation

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in and depart from Seattle. A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.      

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Most domestic airlines impose charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.          

Clothing & packing tips

  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.          

Health

  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to this region.
  • Be sure to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and personal travel requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • During the summer months, take proper care with sun exposure and heat.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to My Account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.           

Cuisine

  • Breakfast and lunch are open seating in the ship’s dining room, and dinner is served at two seatings (6pm and 8:30pm). If you do not get the dinner seating you would like, please speak to the dining room maitre d’ at the earliest opportunity. He will do his best to accommodate you. Dining preference is confirmed upon check-in at the terminal.
  • There are multiple dining options on board the ship and a variety of foods are offered.
  • The Celebrity Millennium has an open seating policy in a wide variety of restaurants and cafes. Reservations are recommended in specialty restaurants.

           

Electricity & air conditioning

  • All of North America operates on 110-120 volts and uses Type A or B plugs with two flat pins or two flat pins and one round pin, respectively.
  • The majority of the hotels on this tour will have air conditioning.
  • Some of the hotels on this tour will provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed for hotels in more remote locations.    

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.  

Time zones

  • Alaska operates on its own time zone, Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is nine hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and one hour behind Pacific Standard Time (PST). Washington is on PST.
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 9am in Washington and 8am in Alaska.      

Currency

  • The U.S. dollar is the currency you will be using on this tour. 
  • On board the cruise ship, you’ll be issued a Celebrity Cruise Line card, which will enable you to sign for most shipboard expenses. Your account can be settled with cash, traveler’s checks or a major credit card. Personal checks cannot be cashed or accepted.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed. 
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. 
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • Many banks and businesses now primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.                   

Tipping

  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
  • Gratuities aboard the cruise ship are not included in price of your tour, but will be automatically charged to your onboard account. This gratuity amounts to approximately $13 per person per day and covers all service charges for ship personnel. A separate 15 percent service charge is automatically added to all bar tabs and spa service payments.

 

Shore excursions

  • Ask cruise representatives for details on shore excursions, as some are quite walking intensive.
  • Please be advised that passengers who choose not to partake in shore excursions are typically the last to disembark in that day’s port.

See what our travelers say about this tour—all reviews are authentic and unedited.

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4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 8/17/2016

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: NC

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Breathtaking Alaska

Truly lovely ship with a wonderful staff! Great itinerary and lots of fun things to do aboard ship. The taste of Seattle was quite enjoyable!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 8/3/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: MO

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Do not leave cash in the room it will taken

I traveled with the most delightful people that was on the Go Head tour. It was a trip of a life time but I would not return to live there. It was a experience being on a ship and I loved being served meals and the clean up afterwards.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/3/2016

Number of Past Tours: 5

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Alaskan Adventures!

From beginning to end, this Land/Sea tour was amazing! Go Ahead never dissapoints and always exceeds our expectations! Seattle was perfect - from the weather to the sights. Alaska is like a giant fairytale forest and without Go Ahead, we never would have gotten to experience this 'Once Upon A Time' vacation. We highly recommend this tour {and the Celebrity Solstice was beautiful!}

 

Hi Joette! We’re thrilled to hear that we always exceed your expectations! Wow! We are so thankful for your loyalty to Go Ahead and for traveling with us many times over the years. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your time in Alaska, and we are grateful for your recommendation of this tour. We can’t wait to welcome you on your next one!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 17, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/13/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

alaska

Excellent trip. Very organized. Top of the line meals. A lot of outstanding views. " Kodak moments " We got everything and more from this tour.

 

Hi Randy! Thank you for your review!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | September 01, 2016

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 8/5/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VT

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Fantastic Alaskan cruise

Everything about the Celebrity Solestice was phenomenal. The friendliness of ALL the staff was the BEST and very memorable.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/15/2015

Number of Past Tours: 22

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Nancy is the best!!

If you're doing this tour, make sure Nancy is your tour director. She is thoroughly dedicated to service, and her duties began before we even met -- she helped many of my travelers complete the on-line registration for the cruise ship by telephone, giving up many hours of her time to do so. While on tour she was always accessible, both on the ship and for the ports of call. The ship itself was magnificent; no pictures could do it justice, and the service was beyond reproach. My only complaint is directed not at Go Ahead, but at the cruise itinerary: it would have been nice to have more time to spend in Victoria BC. As it was, we had only a few hours in the evening to spend there, which is not nearly enough time to explore this beautiful city. Other than that, five stars for the Alaskan experience and the cruise ship.

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 7/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Excellent tour director.

Enjoyed trip and group was very friendly. Only thing I would improve is meeting at airport. Should have someone to take our bags after we got them to bring to bus.

3 / 5

3 / 5

Tour Date: 8/20/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Mixed emotions

First and foremost; Randee was great! However, from day one on board I was met with disappointment regarding my sleeping quarter. Eventhough I paid for a Stateroom; I was led to believe I was getting a balcony room by Go Ahead-when this trip was booked. Both Nancy & I were under the same impression. The SR sleeping quarter was a major issue because I suffer from mild claustrophobia! The SR has a nice-sized window but the lack of airflow prevented me from resting well for the 7 days on board. Go Ahead also told me we were entitled to a glass of wine at dinner....NOT! To my chagrin--this resulted in an altercation with the head waiter (which both she & I apologized to each other for) yet; the whole encounter could have been avoided if Go Ahead had provided us with correct and consistent information. This trip was to be very special because it was my wife's (milestone) birthday. A damper was gebuinely cast upon this event considering I spent my 1st hours on board confronting Guest Services & Wait Staff! I recommend Go Ahead assign one (1) person to be responsible for conveying information to clients. These trips are expensive!!!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/21/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best if Everything

This was our first cruise and it was excellent in every aspect and made even better with our tour director Bob.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/21/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Our Favorite Cruise

We loved this tour! Our time in Seattle was great as we've never been there before and the cruise into Alaska's inside passage and Tracy Arm Fjord were spectacular. The only thing I would do differently would be to go on this tour earlier in the summer, like late June to late July, because we saw drizzly rain each day on our cruise. That's what happens when you go to Alaska when their fall is beginning. But overall our experience was wonderful and we would travel with Go Ahead again. By the way, our Tour Director was a great guy and it is great not having to worry about a thing on this tour. He did all the behind the scenes work and it made our trip easier to enjoy.

2 / 5

2 / 5

Tour Date: 7/17/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 2 / 5

Did not meet expectations at all.

There was one outstanding feature of this cruise/cruise line - the service. Everyone from our tour director, waiters and cabin staff were super. Food - mediocre, one night when a sirloin was so tough you couldn't cut it, the Maitre d' told the guest that "if you want a nice steak, you should order the filet mignon for an extra $14.95. No thanks at the cost of this cruise! Food availability - inconvenient Entertainment onboard - mediocre (one good featured entertainment night - the rest were pretty dismal) Scenery - very disappointing - one morning close enough to land to enjoy the view (glacier visit). The rest of the time we were so far from the mountainous coast it was just a "horizon" to look at. The picture entered below was "towel art" that greeted us as we walked into our cabin one evening. Use your imagination - it's an elephant (I think).

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/17/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: RI

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Alaska was breath taking!

My first cruise! I had a fantastic time and loved Alaska! Planning on going again in a few years!

3 / 5

3 / 5

Tour Date: 6/26/2013

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: TX

Tour Director: 1 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

very relaxing vacation

The rocking of the ship kept putting me to sleep. I thought we could of stayed at Junea and Skagway for a longer period of time. A few hours was not enough to see everything or do more than one side excursion. We saw our tour director at dinner. He told us do whatever you want. I don't think you need a tour guide on a cruise. We had to set up our own excursions ourselves. He did pick us up at the airport and had us dropped off. He ran off ahead of all of us so he could catch his flight. There was no mystery dinner theatre like was advertised. Tour director told us to find out any info ourselves. Was not prepared to have so many hands waiting for a tip. Compared to our trip last fall of Paris and Italy this trip was so far below par it wasn't even funny.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/29/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: GA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Blue Glaciers!

I realized that I am not a person who loves cruises, but I still had a great time on this trip. All of the Go Ahead team members were 100% professional, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. The itinerary was excellent; plenty of free time to explore on our own, but an amazing tour guide available 24/7 if we needed her! Hotel in Seattle was centrally located and comfortable. Included meals were delicious.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/29/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: GA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Wow!

Wow became the word we found ourselves saying again and again. Our group of friends were together for the Alaska cruise trip. It was great from beginning to end. Our time in Seattle prior to the cruise was so much fun. Our tour director Yvette was amazing. She became one of our group instead of just overseeing us. All the meals, tours, transportation, guides, and drivers were wonderful. From Seattle to Victoria, many beautiful memories were made. Already planning our next trip! Thank you.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/29/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: GA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing Alaska Glacier Tour

The Alaska Glacier tour was all that was advertised and more! Having a whole day to explore Seattle was wonderful. We were very pleased with our hotel accomodations in Seattle--great location and nice, clean rooms. We had excellent weather throughout our trip with only one rainy morning and it was a day at sea. I'm certain Go Ahead arranged this also! My only recommendation would be to add a day extra in Victoria because one day is not enough to explore this beautiful city. My friend and I chose to take a float plane ride to Taku Lodge for a salmon bake and were so glad that we did! We flew over 5 glaciers and then had a delicious salmon dinner in a lodge built in early 1900's. I would definitely recommend splurging on this excursion in Juneau. Our tour guide, Yvette, was an added pleasure. Her knowledge of the places we visited and her recommendations for local sites was so helpful. Our city tour in Seattle was excellent because of the local tour guide that she had arranged for us. Yvette's attention to detail made our travel experience almost stress free. She is such an interesting lady who truly cared if we were happy and enjoying our time in this beautiful part of North America.

3 / 5

3 / 5

Tour Date: 5/29/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: LA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 2 / 5

Alaska Trip

I enjoyed my Alaskan Cruise with my tour guide and group. It was a relaxing trip, but towards the end of my trip, I was very disappointed with GoAhead Tours. I was informed that gratuity for the cruise staff was included in my package but at the end of my trip, it was NOT so. I had to pay out of pocket for my gratuity and the company did not re-compensate me for what they charged me for gratuity. The reason I'm rating this tour low because, compared to other cruise lines, I found that the Royal Caribbean was a bit out-dated and service was subpar. I was disappointed with the fact that the Tour company booked a cruise with a subpar cruise line. I feel that I could have gotten a better deal booking this cruise myself and saved about $1500 instead of booking with GOAHEAD Tours. I only booked with this company because a friend referred me and said only good things about this company. GoAhead Tours also did NOT offer excursions through their website nor did they redirect me to the cruise line about the excursions. I had to book my excursions on my own and at the very last minute!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/15/2012

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MO

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

50th

It's our 50th State and I could not beleive its beauty and grandure. Only regret is I didn't see it sooner.

1 / 1

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/15/2012

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great trip!

This was my first tour and my first cruise and it was wonderful! The tour guide was personable, knowledgeable and friendly--just great. I would take the tour again! Trip was leisurely and relaxing (could not "slide the plane") Accommodations were great!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/15/2012

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing trip to Northwest

The inner passage cruise and tour package certainly lived up to expectations and more!!!Seattle was a fun and interesting city to start and there was plenty of time at wonderful ports along our cruise north.Our only regret may have been not enough time in Victoria at Butchart Gardens as our ship did not dock until later in the day. Tour director was super patient and helpful and Celebrity crew truly pampered us. The scenery is awesome!!!

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