Breathtaking Canadian Rockies & Alaska Cruise 16 Days

$5,999.00 $4,499.00

Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria BC & Seattle

Tour Highlights:

  • Revel in the unspoiled natural beauty of iconic Banff National Park
  • Reminisce in the tranquil serenity of glacier-fed Lake Louise
  • Lose yourself in the pristine alpine surrounds of Jasper National Park
  • Venture into Grizzly Bear Valley on a jaw-dropping Blue River Safari
  • Explore cosmopolitan metropolis Vancouver & 'Emerald City' Seattle
  • Indulge in a luxurious week-long Alaska Glacier Cruise

From the stunning mountains, glacier-fed turquoise lakes & charming towns of the majestic Canadian Rockies to a luxurious Alaska Glacier Cruise, totally immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Our itinerary guarantees the most direct route to the Rocky Mountains, meaning less time driving, more time sightseeing compared to others' itineraries. Designed for your comfort, the itinerary takes you to the heart of the Rockies, staying centrally in the alpine resort towns of Banff and Jasper, with seamless city tours of Vancouver and Seattle, en route to a relaxing Alaska Glacier Cruise.

Pace: Leisurely

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Twin Share Per Person
Single Supplement
24 May
On sale!
02 Aug* Travel on 24 May or 07 Jun 2020
From $5,999

Book by 21 Feb 2020

All other 2020 dates
From $5,999
07 Jun
On sale!
16 Aug*
14 Jun 30 Aug*
21 Jun 06 Sep#
* = Seasonal surcharge = $350


Twin Share Per Person
Single Supplement
16 May 01 Aug From $5,999
23 May 08 Aug
13 Jun 15 Aug
27 Jun*
* = Seasonal surcharge = $350



  • Airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne with a full service North American carrier^
    • E.g. United Airlines, Delta Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights cruising on Celebrity Solstice® in a lead-in interior stateroom with onboard meals, gratuities, taxes & port charges
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Airport & hotel transfers
  • Air conditioned motor coach transportation
    • Baggage limit: 1 piece 20kg per person
  • Admissions to attractions & national parks
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)


  • Prepaid tipping: $100pp
  • ESTA US visa waiver (approx USD14pp, required)
  • eTA Canada visa waiver (approx CAD7pp, required)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses & anything optional

Price Guide

Upgrade your flights^:

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air Canada: fr $500pp
    • Upgrade to Qantas for Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth – waive interstate surcharge

Choose your cruise:

  • ★ Ovation of the Seas® surcharge: fr $200pp (subject to availability)

Upgrade your stateroom category:

Celebrity Solstice® ★ Ovation of the Seas®
Twin Share Solo Traveller Twin Share Solo Traveller
Oceanview fr $850pp fr $1600pp Oceanview fr $695pp fr $1,290pp
Balcony fr $1,195pp fr $2,250pp Balcony fr $1,355pp fr $2,550pp
Junior Suite fr $3,195pp fr $6,050pp Junior Suite fr $2,595pp fr $4,890pp

Note: Prices are for the lead-in stateroom type, higher stateroom types within a category incur fare differences

Upgrade your stateroom location:

  • Your package includes a guarantee (GTY) stateroom to be assigned near the sailing date by the cruise line. To choose your own location (eg. higher deck, midship), please contact us for a quote.

Interstate surcharge:

  • Brisbane $350pp, Adelaide $400pp, Perth $600pp (flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)
  • Auckland fr $500pp, Christchurch/Wellington fr $650pp (subject to availability)

Extend your stay:

  • Early arrival airfare surcharge: Calgary fr $350pp
  • Stay behind airfare surcharge: Seattle fr $350pp
  • Stopover airfare surcharge: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver fr $350pp per city
  • Pre/post-tour accommodation: $380/twin room/night

Please note:

  • All air & cruise prices above are subject to availability & additional applicable fare difference
  • Triple/quad share: Same as twin share price, available on request only
  • Child price: Same as adult
  • Group size: Maximum 40 passengers
  • ^ = International long haul sectors only. Internal flights may be operated by partner carriers
  • Flights are not available until 2 weeks before departure & may involve up to 2 transits per leg
  • Qantas flights are made on a group booking basis. Qantas will do their best with assigning seat selection upon check in at the airport counter, but this is subject to availability and at the discretion of the airline. For all advance seat selection requests, the cost is payable to Nexus Holidays at $45 per person per sector (subject to availability).

Stopover Packages Optional Extension

Los Angeles or San Francisco 3 Nights Self-Guided

From $1,150pp

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and has cultural attractions that are second to none, whether it’s the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Getty Center or art galleries and urban art. Los Angeles is also known as the centre of the nation’s film and television industry, not far from its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. During your free time, you may consider enjoying the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

San Francisco is a vibrant & bustling city full of museums, theatres and destination neighbourhoods such as Chinatown, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco is also home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39, all of which are easy to locate in the city. Consider a day trip to award winning wineries in Napa and Sonoma.


  • Airfares
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in a 3-star hotel
  • Airport & hotel shuttle transfers


  • Meals
  • Resort fee payable to hotel upon arrival (approx. USD30/room/day)

Price Guide:

  • Hotel upgrade: 4-star fr $300pp twin share
  • Single supplement: 3-star $450, 4-star $650
Accommodation Guide Los Angeles San Francisco
Standard Hotel The Fullerton Hotel or similar Embassy Hotel or similar
Upgrade Hotel Hilton Anaheim or similar Hilton San Francisco Union Square or similar

Tour Admission Package

$550pp $530pp Purchase all admissions and save!

Our admission package adds another dimension to your tour and includes transportation to the venues, taxes, handling & service fees.

  • Banff Gondola $90pp
  • Ice Explorer $140pp
  • Glacier Skywalk $60pp
  • River Safari $130pp
  • Space Needle + Chihuly Garden & Glass $130pp

Note: Due to popular demand, admissions must be booked at least 60 days before departure and is not available for individual purchase on site. Alternative activities may not be available in the vicinity and cannot be arranged. Non-participants must wait for the group to complete the activities.

Celebrity Solstice®

Unique Features & Accolades

  • Celebrity Cruises® voted best premium cruise line 8 years running
  • Celebrity Solstice® voted best ship in Australia 2015
  • 5 star décor / service /  cuisine
  • 24/7 complimentary room service
  • 2:1 staff to guest ratio
  • 15% larger staterooms and bathrooms
  • More time docked in ports

Celebrity Solstice® is one of the most decorated ships at sea, offering fine dining, magnificent venues, spacious staterooms and award-winning service. It’s no wonder that it’s full of ‘firsts’ like the first Lawn Club at sea, the first Hot Glass Show, and the first cruise line to have 5 women known as the “The Leading Ladies” redesign the staterooms. Other things that set the Celebrity Solstice® cruise ship apart are its specialty restaurants. Our passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world. But staterooms and specialty restaurants are only part of this ship’s charm. Celebrity Solstice® also has the Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness centre, where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments or push yourself in a workout with one of our trainers.

Note: Select onboard activities and specialty dining options are at your own expense.

★ Ovation of the Seas® Optional Extension

Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas® is the third of RCI’s Quantum class ship, entering service on April 14, 2016. Cruise Critic Australia voted Ovation of the Seas® ‘Best New Ship’ of the year.Home ported in Sydney for our summers during 2016-19, Ovation of the Seas® will be based in Seattle starting in the 2019 Northern summer, making her the first-ever Quantum class ship to ply the famed Alaskan Inside Passage!

From the world’s highest viewing deck on a cruise liner, to robot bartenders, to a Jamie Oliver Italian restaurant – there’s just so much to do and explore on board!

Activities, Dining, and Drinks:

  • Flowrider: Test the waters on this exciting outdoor wave simulator
  • Dreamworks: Experience lounge with beloved characters from popular Dreamworks films
  • Dance Classes: Enjoy some fun on the dancefloor with professional instructors
  • Movie Nights on the Big Screen: Enjoy an outdoor night at the the movies – poolside!
  • Leisure and Sports Facilities: Rock climbing wall, basketball courts, swimming pool, an aqua park and more!
  • Pool Party: Stay up late and enjoy a pool party onj the top deck with the grown-ups
  • Fine and Casual Dining: More than twenty options for your dining pleasure, or order gourmet room service
  • Drinks and Date Nights: Explore nine venues, from poolside to piano lounge, to classy cocktails
  • Art on the High Seas: View some of the 11,000 pieces of art on board – AU$5.8 million dollars worth!

Key Characteristics:

  • Tonnage: 168,666 GT
  • Length: 348 m (1,142 ft)
  • Beam: 41.2 m (waterline)
  • Draught: 8.5 m (28 ft)
  • Decks: 18 (16 passenger-accessible)
  • Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)
  • Capacity: 4,905 passengers (max. occupancy)

Hotel Accommodation Optional Extension

Hotel Name
Calgary Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre or similar
Banff Inns of Banff or similar
Jasper The Crimson Jasper or similar
Kamloops The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre or similar
Vancouver La Quinta Inn Vancouver Airport or similar
Seattle Sheraton Bellevue Hotel or similar

Note: You will be staying in the mountainous towns of Banff and Jasper in the heart of the national parks. These resort towns are small in nature and there are only a handful of cosy hotels housing just 50-100 rooms on average. During the prime months of May to September when the weather is warm and welcoming for sightseeing, demand is immense and often overwhelming, making it impossible for a certain hotel or lodge to always accommodate every guest belonging to a large group. Please be informed that while we make every effort to accommodate our guests in the same hotel, occasionally participants of the group may be moved to a second hotel or split into separate hotels of a similar standard in the nearby vicinity, especially during peak dates.

Testimonials Optional Extension

We have returned from our fantastic Alaska and Rockies trip. I would to say thanks to you Jenny and your excellent staff for providing us the opportunity to experience such an amazing adventure. Everything was fantastic starting from our arrival in Seattle and being met by Spencer who was just the most amazing and fantastic tour guide who showed us the wonderful sights of Seattle, he was just so knowledgeable and friendly, the accommodation at the Sheraton – Bellevue in Seattle was great the beds were to die for after a flight of 18 hours +. We also had a fabulous small group of fellow travellers -13 who all got on so well together, and having the smaller tour coach was great, we will remain friends for a long time. The smaller coach just added to the trip.

The cruise with Royal Caribbean, Explorer of the Seas was amazing we had the best cabin on the boat right at the very front, fabulous experience, the Sawyer Glacier was incredible, as were the shore excursions we took, can’t wait till the next cruise!!!

After the cruise Ursula and our driver Nick met us at the dock and started another amazing adventure – the fabulous Rockies. Ursula was another fantastic guide who provided us with so much information and looked after us in every aspect. She is truly an asset as is Spencer, and Nick was a very good and safe driver.

The Rockies were amazing, the scenery spectacular, the whole trip fabulous, the accommodation was great and the food choices on the package were excellent, the additional tours we undertook were all worthwhile and enjoyed to the max, some of the scenery was just the wow factor, we also experienced being snowed upon, which living in our desert climate was a great experience, for us.

All in all it was an adventure we won’t forget in a long time and thank you for helping us with every aspect of the trip and nothing was ever too much trouble for you and your staff, thank you thank you, and also thanks for provided such excellent tour guides, can’t thank you and your team enough.

(Gaynor Holliday. October 11, 2016 at 11:05 am)

Fly to Calgary via connecting cities and take a shuttle transfer to your hotel for rest.
Transfer to Banff in the morning and embark on a scenic road trip of breathtaking Banff National Park along the Bow Valley Parkway, between the iconic mountain resort towns Banff and Lake Louise. Marvel at glorious Moraine Lake with a panoramic view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks, followed by a leisurely hike to the Lower Falls of Johnston Canyon. Then stroll along the picturesque shores of Lake Louise, crowned as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Conclude the day with a quick stop at world famous Bow Falls before riding the Banff Gondola (optional at your own expense) to the top of Sulphur Mountain, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Rockies.
Today’s highlight is a jaw-dropping road trip to Jasper National Park. Be prepared to take in the world’s most scenic glaciers, lakes and mountain peaks as we traverse the Icefields Parkway, passing by subalpine forests on the way to the immense Columbia Icefield. Here, embark on a glacier adventure ride aboard the massive Ice Explorer (optional admission at your own expense) snow coach onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier, and experience an exhilarating cliff-edge Glacier Skywalk (optional admission at your own expense). Next is a quick stop at the powerful waterfall of Athabasca Falls before heading into the beautiful alpine town of Jasper.
Step into UNESCO World Heritage Site Mount Robson Provincial Park, home to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and recognised for its vast natural beauty and mountain landscapes containing rare species, peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves, and fossils. Then take off to Blue River for an exciting River Safari (optional admission at your own expense) to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you are likely to witness active wildlife on the riverbank.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed

Set out on a fun hike at Othello Tunnels, a series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the solid granite walls and pass over the wild Coquihalla River near the town of Hope, location of the film ‘Rambo – First Blood’. After lunch, enjoy a mini tour of cosmopolitan Vancouver city, stopping by bustling Granville Island Public Market, a food lover’s paradise.
Cross the border into the United States of America through to the Port of Seattle to embark on your luxury week-long Alaska Glacier Cruise for your chance to witness the undisturbed wildlife and jaw-dropping natural wonders of the Alaskan wilderness.
Enjoy the day at sea as we sail through the natural wonders of Alaska.

Celebrity Solstice®: Cruise to Ketchikan, The ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ is a popular port of call for Alaska cruises. If you’re up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion, or a wilderness exploration followed by a scrumptious crab feast.

Ovation of the Seas®: Have your camera ready to capture the rugged beauty of the islands and mainland coast of southern Alaska. The views include glaciers, fjords, soaring cliffs and misty northern rainforest. Watch for the exotic wildlife, including moose and whales. Witness enormous glaciers, misty temperate rainforests, and blue fjords. Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau (pictured at right) is a gorgeous state capital. Its historic city centre harks back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure. You can’t miss the amazing glacial landscape.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed

Celebrity Solstice®: Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Ford’s Terror Wilderness area. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal. Glacier Harbour Seals: Endicott Arm is one of the largest breeding grounds for harbour seals on the planet. Along the shore, you might also glimpse brown bears, bald eagles, sea ducks, deer, moose and wolves. End with a front-row view of Dawes Glacier. This very active ice cap is known for its spectacular calving displays which produce the huge, chunky icebergs that float in the area. Then, cruise to Juneau, where you’ll spend the afternoon.

Ovation of the Seas®: The great Klondike Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming city centre of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers travelled on foot. You’ll arrive early in the morning and depart in the evening.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed

Celebrity Solstice®: Cruise to Skagway (pictured right), arriving early in the morning. Relive the gold rush by riding the Yukon Railroad. Discover Dyea, or go horseback riding through the majestic forests. Depart late afternoon to sail through the Alaska Inside Passage. Have your camera ready to capture the rugged beauty of the islands and mainland coast of southern Alaska. The views include glaciers, fjords, soaring cliffs and misty northern rainforest. Watch for the exotic wildlife, including moose and whales.

Ovation of the Seas®: One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Ford’s Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you can’t help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal. Glacier Harbour Seals: Endicott Arm is one of the largest breeding grounds for harbour seals on the planet. Keep your eyes peeled for these creatures splashing in icy waters near the ship. Along the shore, you might also glimpse brown bears, bald eagles, sea ducks, deer, moose and wolves. Dawes Glacier: Your journey through scenic Endicott Arm Fjord ends with a front-row view of Dawes Glacier. Standing over 182 metres tall and 0.8 km wide, this very active ice cap is known for its spectacular calving displays which produce the huge, chunky icebergs that float in the area.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed

Celebrity Solstice®: Enjoy the day at sea as we sail along the Canadian coast. Explore the varied onboard activities, restaurants, and bars.

Ovation of the Seas®: Spend the day at sea. Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, bumper cars and flying without having to leave the ship in our skydiving simulator. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax by the side of the pool. On board, dining is about more than just food. Think ambience, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savour.

Cruise to Victoria, BC. The capital of British Columbia is filled with blooming gardens, heritage architecture and historic charm. The heart of Victoria is its scenic harbour and Old Town, compact areas that are made for strolling and easily explored on foot. Prepare to be romanced with blooming flowers, magnificent architecture, and gourmet treats – an unforgettable getaway. Note: Ovation of the Seas arrives in Victoria in the morning, Celebrity Solstice arrives late afternoon.

Disembark from the cruise after breakfast. Begin your tour of ‘Emerald City’ Seattle as we head downtown for a familiarisation drive stopping at scenic views as we pass by distinct neighbourhoods sitting high on hilltops or afloat on the calm waters. Explore the colourful Pike Place Market overlooking Elliot Bay, Seattle’s most popular tourist destination and home to a large variety of shops and restaurants with waterfront views. Scale the iconic Space Needle(optional admission at your own expense), and view the dazzling skyline from 158 meters on the observation deck. Then we will view the amazing collection of blown glass art and sculptures at popular Chihuly Garden & Glass (optional admission at your own expense).

06 Sep 2020 departure only: Disembark from the cruise after breakfast. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing stopping at Stanley Park, Granville Island and Gastown.

Note: The cruise will disembark from Vancouver for those on the 06 Sep 2020 departure date. A full day sightseeing tour in Vancouver will be provided followed by a departure transfer to the airport on the final day.

Transfer to the airport for your homebound or onward flights via connecting cities.
Arrive back in Australia this morning.