Go wild in Alaska

by Ian Begley

Relax on the stunning Norwegian Sun cruise liner as you sail by the beautiful mountains and glaciers of Alaska on a 12-night holiday, including a seven-night, full-board cruise.

With a four-night stay before the cruise in Vancouver, you can explore this cosmopolitan city with a half-day guided tour and plenty of free time to spend at your leisure.

You will also take a ferry to Victoria, which is located on Vancouver Island, and enjoy an overnight stay in the city.

Here you can explore Victoria’s architecture, nature, gastronomy and heritage.

On board your cruise, the Norwegian Sun offers hot tubs, a pool, casino, a spa and much, much more.

Optional excursions at ports of call are also available to book in advance (for an extra charge) or on board the ship.

Sailing past waterfalls, thick forests and glacier tongues, you will experience the beauty of nature along some of the 24,000km-long Inside Passage, see the amazing wildlife of Juneau which is accessible only by water and air, and learn about the historical gold mining town of Skagway.

Wherever you stand as you cruise through Glacier Bay, you’re guaranteed a front row view as bald eagles soar past, humpback whales emerge above the water, mountain goats scale the steep slopes and brown bears go about their business on the shore.

You can also hear the sound of breaking ice before glaciers plunge thunderously into the sea.

An extra departure date has been added for this holiday due to demand.

Prices start from €2,789pp for 12 nights including return flights from Dublin to Vancouver (return via Heathrow), seven nights’ full board cruise, transfers and taxes and charges, with flights departing September 7, 2017 and September 14, 2017.

To book, visit www.traveldepartment.ie or call 01-6371600.

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