American Queen Voyages teams up with Rocky Mountaineer
Ocean Victory | Credit: American Queen Voyages

American Queen Voyages teams up with Rocky Mountaineer

FORT LAUDERDALE — American Queen Voyages has partnered with Rocky Mountaineer to offer a pre- and post-cruise luxury rail City Stay Package for the inaugural season of Ocean Victory.

The add-on option is available for six sailings May – Sept. 2022, for Rocky Mountaineer trips between Calgary and Vancouver.

“The inaugural expedition season of Ocean Victory in Alaska, made even more special with the Rocky Mountaineer program, is a magnificent add-on to our new expedition experience,” said Shawn Bierdz, COO, American Queen Voyages.

“This partnership is a wonderful way to kick off American Queen Voyages’ 10th anniversary year, combining the adventure of expedition cruising in Alaska and the romance of rail travel through the Canadian Rockies,” said Bierdz.

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First Passage to the West Castle Mountain | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer

The Landscapes & Luxury Rocky Mountaineer City Stay Package is available as a six-day pre-cruise option for guests booked on Ocean Victory May 2, 23; June 13; July 4, 25; Aug 15; Sept 5, and as a five-day post-cruise on May 28; June 18; July 9, 30; Aug 20; and Sep 10, 2022.

Expedition highlights include a two-day Rocky Mountaineer train experience with GoldLeaf Service; hotel nights in Banff, Kamloops and two nights in Vancouver; either one or two half-day tours in Vancouver (Grouse Mountain and Capilano, Vancouver City Tour); a National Parks pass; luggage handling at hotels; and train station and airport transfers.

The pre-cruise package includes an additional hotel night in Calgary and a full day sightseeing tour from Calgary to Banff.

“We are thrilled to add American Queen Voyages as a cruise partner, offering our iconic luxury rail journeys through the Canadian Rockies to their guests,” said Jonathan Hope, Managing Director, Sales, Rocky Mountaineer.

American Queen Voyages, formerly American Queen Steamboat Company, notes that the Ocean Victory sails 12- and 13-day journeys through the less-travelled regions of Alaska’s Inside Passage. The brand-new expedition ship will sail between Vancouver and Sitka on 13-day journeys and feature ports of call that larger ships cannot access, including Baranof Island’s eastern coast. The itinerary features: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, B.C.; Canadian Inside Passage; Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet); Ketchikan/Metlakatla; Misty Fjords National Monument; Wrangell/Stikine River Wilderness; Waterfall Coast/Baranof Wilderness; Petersburg/Le Conte Glacier; Tracy Arm/Endicott Glacier; Kake/Frederick Sound/Five Finger; and Sitka, Alaska. Sailings are available May – Sept. 2022.

The Landscapes & Luxury Rocky Mountaineer City Stay Package starts at US$3,799 per person.