Five new programs are part of Vacations By Rail’s 2013 North America product line. A new 15-day package called Empire Builder with Glacier & Alaska Cruise starts at $3,532 land-only, per person, double occupancy, plus port taxes.
Other new combination packages that incorporate an Alaska cruise are the 17-day Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise vacation, priced from $3,739, and the Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska By Land and Sea 16-day itinerary from $3,579 that includes a train ride from Banff to Vancouver and ports of call in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay.
The California Zephyr & Mexico Cruise itinerary (from $2,620) takes travelers from Chicago to San Francisco followed by a 10-day Mexico cruise. Another option is the Chicago, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise (from $2,611), a 12-day package between Chicago and New Orleans plus a seven-night cruise to Mexico, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.