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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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.


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


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
-Transfer
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

STATEROOMS

Studio Suites
(for solo guests)

~ protected keycard access
~ exclusive access to the studio lounge (concierge, food, drinks, TVs, quiet areas, etc.)
~ guest must be 21 year of age or older
Click here to view a video of a studio stateroom

Club Balcony

Club Balcony: offers larger bathrooms and provides additional amenities:
~ full size shower with double vanity
~ option to pre-book onboard entertainment and dining 125 days prior to sail date
~ complimentary treats in stateroom
~ complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
~ choice of 1 valet laundry or pressing service

Staterooms
balcony, ocean view, family ocean view, interior
(click to enlarge photos)

** Family Ocean View (O4/O5) stateroom features:
~ some can sleep up to 5 people
~ more closet space and storage
~ larger bathroom
~ convenient location to kid’s areas


WHAT’S INCLUDED?
12-Night / 13-DAY
CRUISETOUR

Roundtrip Airfare from:
Birmingham (AL), Huntsville (AL), Atlanta (GA), Nashville (TN), Memphis (TN), Chattanooga (TN), New Orleans (LA), Baton Rouge (LA) Jackson (MS)
(for alternate airport – select on registration form for a modified quote)
Ground Transfers
(from/to airport, hotel, ship)
5-Night / 6-Day
Pre-Cruise Land Tour
(hotels, transfers, tours and
connection flight to Seattle)
7-Night Cruise
• All Taxes, Fees, and Port Charges
• Prepaid Service Charges
• NCL Travel Protection Plan


Balconies:
ALL 4 FREE Amenities

Ocean View, Inside and Studio:
Choose 2 FREE Amenities

Amenities:
FREE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
FREE SPECIALTY DINING PACKAGE
FREE $50 SHORE EXCURSION CREDITS
FREE WIFI PACKAGE


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, tips (for luggage porters, drivers, excursion guides), etc.

PRICING:

Stateroom Deposit: $500
due at booking

Final Payment Due:
January 25, 2025

Airfare Included from:
Birmingham, Huntsville, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Jackson (MS), New Orleans, Baton Rouge

CABINTYPEGuests
PER
CABIN
PRICE
PER
GUEST
Haven
Family
Villa
2 BR
Balcony
H64
adults
$6,992.14
Haven
Courtyard
Penthouse
Balcony
HF2
adults
$9,842.51
Studio
Solo*
T11
adult
$6,323.91
Ocean
View
Solo
OT1
adult
$7,878.88
Balcony
Solo
BT1
adult
$8,929.50
Aft
Facing
Balcony
B12
adults
$6,626.91
Club
Large
Balcony
M62
adults
$6,626.91
Club
Large
Balcony
M63
adults
$5,781.89
Club
Balcony*
MA2
adults
$6,036.56
Club
Balcony*
MA3
adults
$5,368.38
Balcony*BA2
adults

$5,819.56
Ocean
View
OA2
adults
$5,683.91*
Interior*IA2
adults
$4,958.46*
Family
Balcony
B44
adults
$5,191.89
Family
Ocean
View
O54
adults
$4,922.89
Family
Ocean
View
O53
adults
$5,183.23
Family
Ocean
View
O52
adults
2
minors
$4,846.59

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  • *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.
  • Pricing, Offers and Stateroom availability are subject to change at any time prior to booking.
  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • *Studio Stateroom are specifically designed and priced for adult solo travelers 21 years of age or older. As a Studio guest, 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.
  • 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.

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

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 Certificates
NCL CruiseFirst And CruiseNext Certificates 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. You have 3 years to use your certificate 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).


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