Asia Africa and Middle East: Japan and Alaska Cruise

Cunard

Sail from the time-honored traditions and ancient temples of Japan, across the international date line, and on to the majestic glaciers and imposing fjords of the last frontier - Alaska.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call YokohamaDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Yokohama is often called the Garden City, though its name actually means "City by the Bay." Its waterfront area provides a port to the rest of the world as well as beautiful beaches. The waterfront district has unique arts galleries and boutiques and one of the largest Chinatown areas in Japan. Yokohama is the home of Japan's Central Baseball League and Japan's first coffee shop. There is even an indoor beach with sand and water and waves! The second largest city in Japan, Yokohama is home to 3 million people and is a growing, innovative business center. Its large, accessible port has made it Japan's largest international trading center. It certainly maintains its own identity and does not fall into the shadow of Tokyo, a mere 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) from Tokyo.

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Day 3Port of Call Hakodate Arrival 8:00amDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

Hakodate is a city and port located in Oshima. It is the capital city of Oshima Sub prefecture. The city is overlooked by Hakodateyama (Mount Hakodate), a lumpy, totally-forested mountain. The summit of the mountain is easily reached by either hiking trail cable car, or car. The nighttime view from the summit is renowned all over Japan as one of the loveliest sights in the country. A not-so-well known local nickname of the bumpy mountain is Gagyuzan ("Mount Cow's-back"), which alludes to the way the mountain's shape resembles that of a resting cow. Hakodate is home to the famous European-style Goryokaku fort, which was built in the shape of a five-pointed star in 1866. It is now used as a public park. The park is a popular spot in Hokkaido for hanami (cherry blossom viewing). The small but bustling city is also famous as the site of Hijikata Toshizo's last stand. The city is also known for Hakodate Shio Ramen, where instead of having pork cutlet placed inside the soup, sliced squid is used. On a similar note, Hakodate's city fish is the squid. Every year (around July) the city gets together for the Hakodate Port Festival. Hordes of citizens gather in the streets to dance a wiggly dance known as the Ika-odori (Squid Dance), the name of which describes the dance appropriately. The glowing lights of squid-catching boats can be seen in the waters surrounding the city.

Day 4Port of Call Aomori Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

The city of Aomori owes its development to its unique position as transportation and distribution hub for the north of Japan. This vital factor also holds out great promise for continued urban development as Aomori heads into the 21st century. With a population of about 290,000, Aomori is an attractive modern city, bordered on one side by the Hakkoda mountain range and on the other by the sea and a fine natural harbor. Sitting at the southern end of the international waters of the Tsugaru Straits, Aomori is situated at approximately the same latitude as New York, Beijing, and Rome. As one of Japan's Northern urban centers, Aomori hopes to play an international role in circulating information about life in snowy regions.

Day 5Port of Call Otaru Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Otaru Ko on Hokkaido, retains a legacy of Western-style buildings from the early' 1990s. The city's quaint canal is lined with these buildings.

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Day 9 Crossing the International Dateline Arrival 11:29pmDeparture 11:59pm
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Day 13Port of Call Seward Arrival 6:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Known as the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park" Seward is a picturesque town located 126 miles south of Anchorage. Visitors can easily reach us via the Seward Highway Scenic Byway, the Alaska Railroad, bus, air, or cruise ship. Upon your arrival you will discover our bustling harbor and historic downtown district filled with quaint shops and art galleries. Experience trophy sport fishing, glacier and wildlife cruises, sailing, hiking, kayaking, flightseeing, summer dog sled rides, and more. Seward is also a winter wonderland offering cross-country skiing and snowmachining adventures. At 3,022 feet, towering Mt. Marathon provides a breathtaking backdrop for the town. Behind Mt. Marathon and extending down the coast lies the Harding Icefield, measuring 35 by 20 miles. Flowing from the Harding Icefield are many glaciers, eight of which are tidewater glaciers, calving icebergs into the sea, reaching the coastline between Seward and Homer. A wide range of accommodations, restaurants, RV parks, tent camping, and visitor services are available. Wherever you go in Seward, you’ll find friendly hospitality and a sense of pride among our residents. We invite you to visit our community anytime of year and experience the real Alaska!

Day 14Port of Call Hubbard Glacier Arrival 1:00pmDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Stretching over 90 miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier severs into great ice chunks, known as "calves."

Day 15Port of Call Juneau Arrival 9:00amDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

Considered the "gem" of Southeast Alaska, the city is nestled against the ocean, tucked tight against the mountains and back-dropped by the lush green of the largest national forest in the United States, the Tongass. Visitors will find that Juneau is not only the state's capital, but it's also a melting pot of history, unique topography and jaw-dropping scenery that is found nowhere else on the planet. Whether it's wildlife viewing, glacier trekking, ziplining or just shopping for locally created artwork, visitors to this remote yet extraordinary region will certainly find a bit of "Alaska" to take home.

Day 16Port of Call Glacier Bay Arrival 7:00amDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

It grinds, cracks and moans as massive pieces of ice split off and crash down. This is not your automatic icemaker on the blink. This is Glacier Bay doing what it's been doing for two centuries. The bay, once covered by sheets of glacial ice, is now a bay revealed. As the glaciers continue to recede, the bay enlarges. Back in 1879, naturalist John Muir was the first to note the glacial movement. Comparing charts from European explorers made 85 years earlier, he determined that the glacial ice had receded by more than 30 miles. Designated a National Park in 1910, today Glacier Bay is a 3.3 million-acre expanse that was buried under a mile-wide wall of ice only 200 years ago. Its natural environment includes five major land ecosystems including wet tundra, coastal western hemlock and spruce forest, alpine tundra, glaciers and icefields, and post-glacial meadows. Each week, dozens of ships traveling the Inside Passage spend the day cruising the 65-mile long bay. As each ship arrives, a National Park Service ranger boards the cruise vessel to provide a running commentary of the treeless mountains, icy fjords, hidden inlets and glacial landscapes as the ship passes by. Glacier Bay isn't just about ice. The ranger will also point out the killer and gray whales, sea otters, porpoises, moose, coyotes, wolves and bears visible in the sea or on the land. Leave your ice pick at home. But don't forget your binoculars.

Day 17Port of Call Ketchikan Arrival 11:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

A city of southeast Alaska on an island in the Alexander Archipelago. A supply point for miners during the gold rush of the 1890s, it is now a major port and tourist center on the Inside Passage. Population: 7,450.

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Day 19Port of Call Victoria/Canada Arrival 9:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.

Day 20Port of Call Vancouver Arrival 8:00am

Overview

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

Onboard the Queen Elizabeth

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4.5 of 5 stars4.5/5 (64 Reviews)

Ship Rating

4.5/5

Queen Elizabeth® invites you to an uncrowded world where spacious decks set the perfect backdrop for you to savor a flawless Cunard experience. Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and an array of dining choices. Her Art Deco features and gleaming chandeliers mix with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable vacation. Enjoy croquet on her Games Deck, stunning entertainment in her Royal Court Theatre, or relax in her elegant conservatory. The choice is yours.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Games Deck

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Royal Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Britannia Restaurant

Main Dining

Queens Grill Restaurant: Guests staying in the Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the Queens Grill Restaurant. You'll always be greeted warmly by name, and appreciate attentive service during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner is served when you wish between 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Princess Grill Restaurant: The sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill serves up excellent cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner is served when you wish between 6:30 – 9 p.m. To match your choice, a sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list. In warmer weather the courtyard offers alfresco dining, wonderful in more exotic parts of the world.

Britannia Restaurant: Your table reservation is at Britannia Restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Breakfast and lunch always feel special here and whether you've chosen to take your seat for dinner at 6 or 8.30 p.m., you can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the curved staircase.

The Verandah

Specialty Dining

The Verandah: Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant offers a sublime experience, whether it's lunch or dinner. Showcasing specialties such as prime USDA grain-finished New York strip steak and Alaskan king crab, alongside dishes celebrating British origin such as Salt Marsh lamb rack, as well as renowned Wagyu beef from farther afield. The menu is a celebration of the fine provenance of the US, British Isles and Australia. The Verandah takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Casual Dining

Lido Restaurant: Should you prefer a club sandwich or a light bite in the afternoon, head for the Lido Restaurant where buffet dining is available throughout the day. By evening it transforms into one of three regional venues: Asado is a South American Grill; Jasmine serves up exquisite Asian cuisine; while Aztec tempts you with interpretations of Mexican classics.

Golden Lion Pub: A Cunard favorite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to compliment the delicious gastro pub style menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. Enjoy all the British pub essentials such as quizzes, live music and screens to show your favorite sporting events.

Queens Room: The elegant tradition of afternoon tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.

Café Carinthia: Located in a central position on Deck 2, overlooking the Grand Lobby, Café Carinthia is the perfect place to sit and relax watching the world go by. Sip specialty teas and coffees with an accompaniment of delicious pastries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature tasteful décor, a soft color palette and nightly turndown service.

Standard Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GC)

Category: GC
Area: Approximately 207 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GB)

Category: GB
Area: Approximately 207 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GA)

Category: GA
Area: Approximately 200-243 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Luxurious staterooms feature elegant décor in soft, muted colors, an ocean view, 24-hour room service and nightly turndown service.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: FC)

Category: FC
Area: Approximately 180 sq. ft.

Enjoy natural daylight as you awake in your king-sized bed. Relax in your living area with sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and mini-bar. The view from your window is slightly obscured due to its position.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: FB)

Category: FB
Area: Approximately 180 sq. ft.

Enjoy natural daylight as you awake in your king-sized bed. Relax in your living area with sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and mini-bar. The view from your window is slightly obscured due to its position.

Oceanview (Category: EF)

Category: EF
Area: Approximately 197-201 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Oceanview (Category: EC)

Category: EC
Area: Approximately 197 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Oceanview (Category: EB)

Category: EB
Area: Approximately 197 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Features a balcony with a seating area in a spacious stateroom featuring tasteful décor in soft, elegant tones.

Balcony (partially obstructed view) (Category: CB)

Category: CB
Area: Approximately 228-408 sq. ft.

These refined staterooms feature a king-sized bed, living area with sofa and desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar. Your private balcony has a slightly obstructed view due to its position on the ship.

Balcony (partially obstructed view) (Category: CA)

Category: CA
Area: Approximately 228 sq. ft.

These refined staterooms feature a king-sized bed, living area with sofa and desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar. Your private balcony has a slightly obstructed view due to its position on the ship.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Area: Approximately 242-264 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Area: Approximately 242-321 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Area: Approximately 242 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Area: Approximately 256-383 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Area: Approximately 228-470 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Area: Approximately 228-471 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Club Balcony (Category: A2)

Category: A2
Area: Approximately 258-307 sq. ft.

Your Club Balcony stateroom has all the hallmarks of Cunard style with its king-sized bed and luxurious bathroom. You'll appreciate the pillow concierge menu and the choice to dine when you wish in the Britannia Club restaurant.

Club Balcony (Category: A1)

Category: A1
Area: Approximately 258-470 sq. ft.

Your Club Balcony stateroom has all the hallmarks of Cunard style with its king-sized bed and luxurious bathroom. You'll appreciate the pillow concierge menu and the choice to dine when you wish in the Britannia Club restaurant.

Spacious suites feature a separate seating area, concierge service and the Grills Experience. Select suites feature a whirlpool bath and butler service.

Princess Suite (Category: P2)

Category: P2
Area: Approximately 335-513 sq. ft.

Your refined Princess Suite offers a spacious balcony, bathroom with bath and shower, king-sized bed, dressing room and living area with sofa. Luxurious amenities include Penhaligon's toiletries and pillow concierge menu.

Princess Suite (Category: P1)

Category: P1
Area: Approximately 335-345 sq. ft.

Your refined Princess Suite offers a spacious balcony, bathroom with bath and shower, king-sized bed, dressing room and living area with sofa. Luxurious amenities include Penhaligon's toiletries and pillow concierge menu.

Queens Suite (Category: Q6)

Category: Q6
Area: Approximately 484-615 sq. ft.

These luxurious balcony suites include a king-sized bed, dressing area, spacious bathroom with bath and shower. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy generous amenities, pre-dinner canapés and the services of your butler and concierge.

Queens Suite (Category: Q5)

Category: Q5
Area: Approximately 595-671 sq. ft.

These luxurious balcony suites include a king-sized bed, dressing area, spacious bathroom with bath and shower. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy generous amenities, pre-dinner canapés and the services of your butler and concierge.

Penthouse (Category: Q4)

Category: Q4
Area: Approximately 508 sq. ft.

These refined balcony suites are located in an enviable midships position. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, dressing area and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Generous amenities including complimentary mini-bar.

Penthouse (Category: Q3)

Category: Q3
Area: Approximately 520-596 sq. ft.

These refined balcony suites are located in an enviable midships position. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, dressing area and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Generous amenities including complimentary mini-bar.

Master Suite (Category: Q2)

Category: Q2
Area: Approximately 1100 sq. ft.

These spacious suites feature a king-sized bed, marble bathroom and dressing area. You may choose to dine in-suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu and relax on your expansive private deck.

Grand Suite (Category: Q1)

Category: Q1
Area: Approximately 1375-1493 sq. ft.

The most lavish suites on Queen Elizabeth have a sleeping area with king-sized bed, twin marble bathrooms and dressing rooms. There's room to entertain your guests, including on your own spacious private deck.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 12
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
LiftLift
2 lower berths and 1 upper berth2 lower berths and 1 upper berth
3rd berth is a single sofa bed3rd berth is a single sofa bed
3rd and 4th berth is a single sofa bed and one upper bed3rd and 4th berth is a single sofa bed and one upper bed
Views obstructed by lifeboatsViews obstructed by lifeboats
Views partially obstructed by lifeboat mechanismViews partially obstructed by lifeboat mechanism
Wheelchair-accessibleWheelchair-accessible
Staterooms shaded by bridge wingsStaterooms shaded by bridge wings
Staterooms with forward-facing ocean viewsStaterooms with forward-facing ocean views
Staterooms have metal-fronted balconiesStaterooms have metal-fronted balconies

Ship Facts

Queen Elizabeth ship image
  • Ship Name: Queen Elizabeth
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2010
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,081
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 1,005
  • Officers' Nationality: British/International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 149
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 611
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 158
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,400
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,072
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,045
  • Suites with Balcony: 127
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Ship's registry: Bermuda

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