Cunard Announces Expert Lineup for 2019 Alaska Cruises

Queen Elizabeth exterior

Cunard has announced its cultural programming for the cruise line's 2019 Alaska Insights.

Queen Elizabeth will sail four 10-night roundtrip Alaska voyages out of Vancouver departing May 21, 31, June 10 and 20, 2019 with port calls in Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point and Victoria. Features include the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Hubbard Glacier.

Programming includes:

Dr. Rachel Cartwright: an award-winning naturalist with 20 years’ experience in Alaska. Author of “Alaska Cruise Companion: A Naturalist’s Guide to the Inside Passage." Dr. Cartwright will provide presentations on topics including whales, marine life and glaciers. She will also give remarks live from the bridge during cruising throughout the Inside Passage on all 2019 Alaska itineraries.


Alaska Native Voices: the group, along with members of the Huna Tinglet tribe, will give presentations and workshops about their history, culture, and storytelling while cruising the Alaskan coastline. On all 2019 Alaska voyages, guests could go to an information center to learn about Alaska’s indigenous people.


LaDonna Rose Gundersen: the commercial fisherwoman and cookbook author will be sharing her experiences and expertise with guests onboard the May 20, 2019 Alaska voyage (Q915B). For over 20 years, Gundersen has been catching and cooking salmon and other fish while at sea. Her husband, Ole Gundersen, will join her. He is a fellow fisherman and photographer known for his images inspired by life in Alaska.

Other programs aboard Queen Elizabeth include:
  • Live bridge commentary to narrate cruising areas
  • Alaska in-room entertainment, including Emmy Award-winning documentary series “The Ketchikan Story”
  • Complimentary blankets and hot cocoa on deck

Cunard also has Rocky Mountaineer rail tours pre- and post- voyage in Alaska. These include either three- or five- nights’ accommodation and two full days aboard the train. The ride provides a view of Canadian scenery.

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