Anderson Travel and Tours

NCL CruiseTour Alaska May 2025

13-DAY DENALI EXPLORER ALASKA CRUISETOUR

May 27 – June 8, 2025

6-Day Land Tour + 7-Night Cruise

Click Here to view the 7-night Cruise Only (without the land tour)

Why is late May – early June a wonderful time to visit Alaska?
~ Everything is waking up and blooming.
~ Baby animals are visible.
~ There is typically less rain.
~ There is between 16-18 hours of sunlight creating gorgeous sunsets in the late evenings.
~ Less tourists on shore excursions.
~ The weather is pleasant.
~ Less mosquitoes and bugs.
~ Snow still on the mountains.
~ Waterfalls! The snow is melting and creates waterfalls not visible at any other time of the year.

5-Night / 6-Day
Pre-Cruise Land Tour
~ 2 nights Fairbanks
~ 1-night Denali

~ 2 nights Anchorage
(includes in-tour flight:
Anchorage to Seattle)

7-Night Cruise
Seattle, WA
Juneau, AK
Skagway, AK
Glacier Bay, AK
Ketchikan, AK
Victoria, B.C.


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Call, text or email with any questions:
Michelle Arena
Anderson Travel and Tours
205-966-6646
michelle@andersontraveltours.com


Denali Explorer Land Tour

Highlights:

  • 5-Night/6-Day Pre-Cruise Land Tour
  • 2-Nights in Fairbanks
    1-Night in Denali
    2-Nights in Anchorage
  • Riverboat cruise / Fairbanks city tour / Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • Alaska Railroad Deluxe Dome Car Journey between Talkeetna and Anchorage
  • Explore Denali on a Natural History Tour
  • Private Tour of an Iditarod sled dog musher’s kennel
  • Plenty of time in Denali for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flightseeing, hiking or one of the park service programs
  • Economy class flight between Anchorage and Seattle
  • Transfer from the Seattle Airport to the port of Seattle for ship embarkation
  • All tours feature travel on the rails of Alaska Railroad
  • All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan Tour Directors
  • Get your camera ready: NCL guarantees animal sightings!

Need to Know: Cruisetour program details are for general reference and are subject to change. Alaskan-owned and locally operated hotels are featured and due to their remote location, some hotels may not have the same amenities and services normally expected in the lower 48 states; however, all hotels used are clean and comfortable.  Hotels are assigned at Norwegian’s discretion approximately 21 days before sailing. One room with a maximum of 4 guests and two double beds is assigned on the land portion of a cruisetour.  For bookings of 5-8 guests in a cabin on the ship, a second room is automatically included on the cruisetour.  For bookings of 4 or less guests, requests for more than one room on a cruisetour must be made in advance, are subject to availability at the time of the request and will be charged accordingly. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.


Ship: Norwegian Encore

This ship was built for Alaska! It has a 180 degree indoor observation lounge offering spectacular floor to ceiling views. The Waterfront on Deck 8 goes features a quarter-mile oceanfront walking path as well as comfortable sectional sofas, outdoor bars and outdoor seating at several specialty restaurants. It’s the perfect place to sit in a cozy nook and take in the Alaskan scenery. Enjoy a Broadway show or relax in the Mandara Spa thermal suite after an exciting day of shore excursions.

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Cruise Ports

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JUNEAU, ALASKA

SKAGWAY, ALASKA

GLACIER BAY, ALASKA

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

LAND TOUR ITINERARY

(days 1-6)
May 27 – June 1, 2025

DAY 1
Arrival into Fairbanks
Welcome to Fairbanks. Whether you’re exploring Alaska’s Golden Heart City or the wonderful amenities your hotel has to offer, get ready for an unforgettable journey in the days ahead. Please note that the standard hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm. Guests who arrive earlier may have to wait to occupy their rooms. 

Overnight: Fairbanks

DAY 2
Fairbanks
This morning enjoy a cruise on the Riverboat Discovery, a three-hour journey that will take you into the heart of Alaska. Operated by a family who has made the Alaskan rivers home for five generations, you’ll witness a Bush Pilot take off and land beside the boat and hear stories of flying into remote Alaska firsthand. Halfway through the experience, you’ll be immersed in frontier living with a guided walking tour of a re-created Athabascan Indian village. See cabins made of spruce logs, along with indigenous dwellings that have allowed the strong Athabascan people to survive for thousands of years in this harsh environment. Afterwards, board your deluxe motorcoach for a city tour of Fairbanks before stopping in historic downtown for lunch on your own. This tour includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and gives you a great overview of the Fairbanks community. Open afternoon and evening to explore Fairbanks or take an optional tour.

Overnight: Fairbanks

DAY 3
Fairbanks/Denali
This morning, board your deluxe motorcoach to travel to Denali National Park. More than just a mountain, Denali National Park is six million acres of wild land. After lunch on your own, your tour will take you into this pristine region of Alaska on the only road into and out of the park. Along the way, enjoy a fully narrated ride learning about the flora and fauna of the area while looking out for the wild animals that roam freely and call this park home. While in this beautiful area, set aside time to experience the solitude and tranquility that vast wilderness can provide.

During your Denali Natural History Tour, travel into Denali National Park, enjoying the incredible scenery and learning about the history of the park. The remaining part of the day is open for optional activities.

Overnight: Denali

DAY 4
Denali/Anchorage
Today’s itinerary includes a morning kennel tour. Learn about the Alaska state sport of dog mushing with an included stop at a local Iditarod sled dog kennel. You’ll be amazed to learn about this fascinating sport, the musher, the dogs and even get to hold a future champion puppy in your arms. After this authentic visit, we won’t be surprised if you are ready to run “The Last Great Race” yourself. Late morning, continue south by motorcoach to the town of Talkeetna. Continue on your journey south while traveling along the rails of the world-famous Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Anchorage in a deluxe dome railcar. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.

Overnight: Anchorage

DAY 5
Anchorage
Open day in Anchorage to explore Alaska’s largest city.

DAY 6
Flight from Anchorage to Seattle
Transfer to the Anchorage International Airport for your flight to Seattle to embark on Norwegian Encore. Transfers in Anchorage as well as Seattle are included in the tour. Economy class flight from Anchorage to Seattle is included in the tour. Flight upgrades are not available.

Transfer to Seattle Cruise Port:
Cruise embarkation 5:00 PM


CRUISE ITINERARY

(Land Tour May 27-June 1 / Cruise June 1-8)

Cruise June 1-8, 2025

DAYDATEPORTARRIVEDEPART
SunJun
1
In-Tour
Flight
from
Anchorage
to
Seattle
Transfer
from airport
to Port of
Seattle

Embark
Ship
5:00 PM
MonJun
2
CruisingCruisingCruising
TueJun
3
Juneau,
AK
2:30 PM11:00 PM
WedJun
4
Skagway,
AK
7:00 AM8:15 PM
ThuJun
5
Glacier
Bay
Cruising Cruising
FriJun
6
Ketchikan,
AK
7:00 AM1:15 PM
Sat
Jun
7
Victoria,
BC
8:00 PM11:59 PM
SunJun
8
Seattle
WA
6:00 AMFlight
Out

THE HAVEN SUITE OPTIONS:

THE HAVEN
exclusive private-access accommodations and amenities
View information on The Haven

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CLUB BALCONY


Club Balcony (MA)
(great cabin for the price!)
~ cabins hold 2-4 guests
~ highly preferred locations on the ship
~ larger bathrooms with full size showers and double vanities
~ option to pre-book dining as early as 125 days prior to sail date
~ option to pre-book entertainment early
~ complimentary treats delivered to your stateroom
~ a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
~ a choice of one valet laundry or pressing service.
(decks 8-15)

Club Balcony with Large balcony (M6)
~ on Deck 8 FWD with amazing views from a 102-140 sq. ft. balcony.

STUDIOS
(for solo guests)


SOLO STUDIOS: Private keycard access complex comprised of staterooms specifically designed and priced for the solo traveler. Featuring a full-size bed, a one-way window to the corridor, and separate areas for your bathroom, sink and shower, in 100 square feet of living space. Plus some can connect to each other so you can stay close yet still enjoy your privacy. Includes access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required.
(decks 10, 11, 12)

STATEROOMS
(interior, ocean view, family, balcony, aft balcony)


Interior (IA)
~ standard interior category in preferred locations on the ship
~ can sleep 2-4 guests
(interior cabin categories on decks 5-16)

Ocean View (OA)
~ ocean view category with large picture window
~ sleeps 2 guests
(decks 5-13)

Solo Ocean View (OT)
~ ocean view category with round (porthole) window
~ priced exclusively for solo travelers
~ includes access to the private Studio Lounge
(deck 5)

Family Ocean View (O5)
~ can sleep up to 5 people comfortably
~ more closet space and storage
~ bathroom with larger shower and double vanity
~ convenient location to youth clubs
~ convenient location to disembark for shore excursions
~ just one deck below dining and entertainment
(deck 5)

Family Ocean View (O4)
~ can sleep 4 people comfortably
~ more closet space and storage
~ bathroom with larger shower and double vanity
~ there are a few special O4 cabins in the front of the ship (FWD) (decks 9-13) that are HUGE with tons of storage space and a nook with a forward facing window! Note: you will feel the motion of the ship in Forward cabins, so if you get seasick easily, these aren’t in the right location for you.
(decks 5-13)


Balcony Cabin: (BA, B1, B6)


Balcony (BA)
~ standard balcony category in preferred locations on the ship
~ can sleep 2-4 guests
(decks 8-15)

Balcony (BT)
~ balcony category priced exclusively for solo travelers
~ includes access to the private Studio Lounge
(decks 11, 12)

AFT Balcony (B1)
~ features a larger Aft (rear) facing balcony providing amazing views
~ balcony 40-149 sq. ft. (depending on location)
~ can sleep 2-4 guests
(decks 9-15)

Large Balcony (B6)
~ features a large private balcony providing amazing views.
(deck 8 Forward)

  • Roundtrip Airfare
    *(pricing from select airports – see below)
  • Ground Transfers
    (from/to airport, hotel, ship)
  • 5-Night / 6-Day Pre-Cruise Land Tour
    (hotels, transfers, guided tours and in-tour connection flight from Anchorage to Seattle)
  • 7-Night Cruise on Norwegian Encore
  • Taxes, Fees, and Port Charges
  • Prepaid Service Charges/Gratuities
  • NCL Travel Protection Plan
    (more comprehensive travel protection plans are available as well – ask for details)

Plus
FREE AT SEA Amenities:

Balconies, Club Balconies, and Haven Suites
Get All 4 FREE:
FREE Beverage Package
FREE 2-Night Specialty Dining Package
FREE $50 Shore Excursion Credits
(on Each Excursion booked for Guest #1)
FREE WIFI Package
(150 minutes each for Guests #1 and #2)

Ocean View, Interior and Studios
Pick 2 FREE:
FREE Beverage Package
FREE 1-Night Specialty Dining Package
FREE $50 Shore Excursion Credits
(on Each Excursion booked for Guest #1)
FREE WIFI Package
(150 minutes each for Guests #1 and #2)


Included AIR:

Note: if you need a different airport than the ones listed below : list the airport on your registration form for a modified quote – (typically between $50-200 higher or lower depending on location)

*Prices listed in charts below include air from ANY of the following airports:
Alabama: Birmingham (BHM), Huntsville (HSV)
Florida: Orlando (MCO)
Georgia: Atlanta (ATL)
Indiana: Indianapolis (IND)
Kentucky: Cincinnati (SVG), Lexington (LEX), Louisville (SDF)
Louisiana: Baton Rouge (BTR), Lafayette (LFT), New Orleans (MSY), Shreveport (SHV)
Mississippi: Jackson (MS)
North Carolina: Charlotte (CLT)
Ohio: Cincinnati (SVG), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (CMH), Dayton (DAY)
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia (PHY)
Tennessee: Nashville (BNA), Memphis (MEM), Chattanooga (CHA), Knoxville (TSY)
Texas: Houston (HOU)
Virginia/DC: Arlington, VA (DCA)

Not Included in listed prices:
airline luggage fees, shore excursions (over your $50 credits), photographs, extra services such as spa packages, upgrades to current packages, room service, fitness classes, hair salon, gift shop purchases, extra onboard ship activities, tips (for luggage porters, transfer drivers, land tour guide/driver and shore excursion guides/drivers), food during land tour or shore excursions (unless specifically noted) etc.


DEPOSIT

(due at booking)
Stateroom Deposit:
$500 per cabin (double occupancy)
$750 per per cabin (triple occupancy)
$1,000 per cabin (quad occupancy)

Haven Suites
Deposit: $1,500
per suite (double occupancy)

FINAL PAYMENT

Final Payment Due:
January 25, 2025

“THE HAVEN” SUITES PRICING

(prices listed are per guest)

CABINTYPEGUESTS
PER
CABIN
PRICE
PER
GUEST
The
Haven

Courtyard
Penthouse
Balcony
HF2
adults

$9,873.72
The
Haven

Penthouse
Balcony
HI2
adults
$9,873.72
The
Haven

2 BR
Family
Villa
Balcony
H66
adults

$7,413.52
The
Haven

2 BR
Family
Villa
Balcony
H64
adults
2 minors
$7,362.66

STATEROOM PRICING

  • Pricing, Offers and Stateroom availability are subject to change at any time prior to booking.
  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • One adult in each cabin must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Minors are individuals 17 years of age and under.
  • If you need an accessible room or other room upgrades, modifications or have special dietary or other needs, please let us know on your registration form.
  • Studio, Solo Balcony and Solo Ocean View staterooms are specifically priced for adult solo travelers 21 years of age or older. You will have exclusive key card access to the Studio Complex and Lounge including food, drinks, and entertainment. Click here to view a video of a studio stateroom.
  • The Haven: exclusive private access accommodations and amenities.
    View information on The Haven.

PRICING CHART

(*)
Denotes Discounted Group Rates
There is a limited quantity of staterooms held at group pricing. Once the allotted staterooms are booked or the deadline passes, the rates will move to standard pricing.
Deadline to book at current group rates:
Sep 5, 2024
(or until group inventory is sold)

(prices listed are per guest)

CABINTYPEGuests
PER
CABIN
PRICE
PER
GUEST
Studio
Solo
T11
adult
$6,375.02
Ocean
View
Solo
OT1
adult
$8,206.09
Balcony
Solo
BT1
adult
$9,289.85
Aft
(rear)
Facing
Balcony
B12
adults
$6,757.87
Club
Large
Balcony
M62
adults
$6,998.07
Club
Balcony*
MA4
adults
$5,162.13*
Club
Balcony*
MA3
adults
$5,548.41*
Club
Balcony*
MA2
adults
$6,350.99*
Balcony*BA2
adults
$5,819.56*
Ocean
View
OA2
adults
$5,925.27
Interior*IA2
adults
$5,065.53*
Family
Ocean
View
O54
adults
$5,023.20
Family
Ocean
View
O53
adults
$5,303.89
Family
Ocean
View
O52
adults
1
minor
$5,253.02
Family
Ocean
View
O52
adults
2
minors
$4,985.05

Important Notices:


CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS
Anderson Travel and Tours charges a $75.00 per person cancellation fee if a booking is canceled after the 1st deposit is made or a $150 per person cancellation fee if a booking is canceled after final payment is made. The per person cancellation fee will be invoiced and payable to Anderson Travel and Tours by check only. The cancellation fee per person will not subtract from any refunds received from the cruise line. This fee is separate and to be paid directly to Anderson Travel and Tours for our time and resources spent on your booking.
After final payment is made, a cancellation does not equal a refund and travel insurance must be filed with a valid claim. The cost of travel insurance, Anderson Travel and Tours cancellation fee and any other items deemed non-refundable will not be refunded due to a cancellation after final payment.
~ please refer to the Terms-Conditions agreement for all details on cancellations/refunds etc.

NCL CruiseFirst and CruiseNext Credits
NCL CruiseFirst And CruiseNext Creditss are non-refundable for cash. If you purchase a Cruise First or Cruise Next Certificate to apply to your deposit, any refund of the deposit (in the event of a cancellation prior to final payment), will be returned to the certificate. The credits do not expire and can be used toward a future cruise deposit on any cruise that is more than 120 days from the original purchase date of the certificate.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
(2nd Guest Flies Free)
AIRFARE PROMOTION:

If you accept the Norwegian Cruise Line airfare promotion (2nd guest flies free), no changes can be made to the reservation or guest names after final payment. If a name change is required, a fee will be imposed by the cruise line. Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to choose the air carrier, routing, and city airport from each gateway city and reserves the right to substitute commuter service and/or charter air service for scheduled air carriers without prior notice. NO CHANGES can be requested once air confirmations are received from NCL after final payment. Anderson Travel and Tours can make NO changes or request changes to the airfare booked through this promotion. You must accept the air carrier, routing, etc. that your receive.
~ For Domestic flights, Norwegian Cruise Line will book guests’ airfare with a maximum of one connection when possible; air schedules permitting.
~ For International flights, Norwegian Cruise Line will book guests’ airfare with a maximum of two connections when possible; air schedules permitting.
~ Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees are not included and are paid directly to the airline.
~ All guests booked within a singular reservation will be booked on the same flight.
~ NCL cannot guarantee that guests in separate cabins (separate reservation numbers) will be booked on the same flights.

*DIRECT AIR is also an option allowing you to choose the airline, flight times, gateways, etc. (ask for pricing details).


NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65.00 USD per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian Cruise Line will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 USD per passenger per day. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2023 NCL Corporation Ltd

NOTICE:
Anderson Travel and Tours is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions nor any changes, errors, negligence or omissions made by travel suppliers (cruise lines, airlines, transfer companies, tour operators or other 3rd parties).


Book This Cruise:

Please complete the following 3 forms to register for this cruise:


Call, text or email with any questions:
Michelle Arena
Anderson Travel and Tours
205-966-6646
michelle@andersontraveltours.com