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Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise Itineraries

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One of the most popular stops on an Alaskan cruise Alaska vacation, Hubbard Glacier is a very active calving glacier. ©Getty Images

Alaska, often referred to as the “Last Frontier,” beckons with its untamed beauty and pristine landscapes. For those seeking an unforgettable accessible journey through this natural wonderland, look no further than Celebrity Cruises’ Alaska cruise itineraries aboard the luxurious Solstice-class ship, the renowned Celebrity Solstice. In this article, we’ll take you on a captivating voyage through the heart of Alaska, where accessibility meets adventure.

Exploring Celebrity Solstice Cruise Itineraries

Let’s dive into the heart of the matter—the cruise itineraries themselves. Celebrity Solstice offers three captivating options:

  1. 6-Night Round-Trip Alaska Glacier: Depart from Vancouver and sail through the scenic Inside Passage. Explore Icy Strait Point, marvel at Hubbard Glacier, and make stops in Juneau and Ketchikan before returning to Vancouver.
  2. 7-Night Cruise Alaska Dawes Glacier: Set sail through the Inside Passage, with stops in Sitka, breathtaking views of Hubbard Glacier, and visits to Juneau and Ketchikan. The journey concludes with a return through the Inside Passage to Vancouver.
  3. 7-Night Cruise Alaska Hubbard Glacier: Celebrity Solstice sets its course along the Inside Passage, a captivating stretch of interconnected waterways with calm waters, picturesque islands, and abundant wildlife. This journey of approximately 500 miles showcases the region’s natural wonders, including breathtaking coastal views, mountain backdrops, and wildlife sightings.

Ports of Call: Coastal Treasures Await

The ports of call on Celebrity Solstice Alaska cruises are a diverse collection of coastal towns, each offering its unique charm:

  • Juneau: Alaska’s capital city, where you can immerse yourself in nature, culture, and history.
  • Ketchikan: The “salmon capital of the world,” where you can indulge in salmon fishing and explore lush rainforests.
  • Sitka or Icy Strait Point: Experience the distinct character of these charming towns, each with its unique allure.
  • Hubbard Glacier: Witness the grandeur of this actively calving glacier, a sight that will leave you speechless.

Shore Excursions: Immersive Experiences Awaits:

While the cruise itself is a remarkable journey, the real magic happens when you step ashore at each port. Celebrity Solstice offers a wide array of shore excursions to enhance your Alaska adventure:

  • Juneau Excursions: From panoramic views at Mt. Roberts Tramway to up-close encounters with Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau’s excursions promise breathtaking moments. Enjoy activities like dog-sledding, ziplining, and sportfishing, or opt for cultural experiences and tasting tours.
  • Ketchikan Excursions: Discover why Ketchikan is famous for salmon. Go salmon fishing, explore Tongass National Forest, and immerse yourself in local culture and art.
  • Icy Strait Point Excursions: Experience whale watching, wildlife tours, and immerse yourself in native Tlingit culture. Explore the “Trail of the Bears” and the heritage of the Hoonah tribe.
  • Sitka Excursions: Dive into Russian history, visit bear sanctuaries, explore volcanic coastlines, and embark on thrilling adventures like bike-and-hike tours and wildlife cruises.
  • Skagway Excursions: Relive the Gold Rush era with excursions to historic dredges and breweries. Experience the thrill of Iditarod sled dogs and mushers or embark on scenic White Pass and Yukon Route Railway rides.

Remember that one-third of Celebrity Cruises’ motorcoaches are wheelchair lift-equipped, ensuring that travelers with mobility challenges can comfortably explore the stunning Alaskan landscapes. But accessibility doesn’t stop there; their Wilderness Express® railcars are also equipped with dome-level wheelchair seating, allowing passengers with disabilities to enjoy unobstructed views from both levels. This commitment to inclusivity sets the stage for an unforgettable Alaskan adventure.

Aboard Celebrity Solstice: Endless Luxury and Entertainment:

As you return to the ship after each exciting shore excursion, the luxury and entertainment aboard Celebrity Solstice await:

  • Unwind with a variety of spa treatments, from massages to facials.
  • Lounge on the sundeck, sipping your favorite drink and taking in the passing scenery.
  • Enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool or relax in one of the four outdoor hot tubs.
  • Experience the tranquility of the adults-only Solarium, complete with an indoor pool.
  • Engage in friendly games of bocce ball or croquet on the real-grass Lawn Club.
  • Try your luck at the Fortunes casino or enjoy arcade games with the family.
  • Stay active with a basketball game on the outdoor court or attend a fitness class.
  • Dance to live music at the Sky Observation Deck.

Culinary Delights Aboard Celebrity

The onboard dining experience is a highlight in itself. Celebrity Solstice boasts world-class restaurants. Every meal is a culinary adventure, and you’ll savor every bite.

The Hubbard Glacier Spectacle

One of the most anticipated moments of your journey is the approach to Hubbard Glacier. Be on deck as the ship navigates through ice-filled waters, and listen to the commentary provided by onboard naturalists. Witness the awe-inspiring calving, where massive ice chunks break away from the glacier, creating a breathtaking spectacle.

In conclusion, embarking on an accessible adventure through Alaska with Celebrity Cruises promises an unforgettable experience. From the wonders of Alaska’s natural landscapes to the luxury and entertainment aboard the ship, this journey seamlessly blends accessibility with adventure. Join us as we explore the “Last Frontier” in style and comfort, creating memories to last a lifetime.

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