The Rocky Mountaineer train announced a new global partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line, which will offer even more Rail and Cruise holiday options in 2014.
Connecting with Rocky Mountaineer’s new Coastal Passage rail route out of Seattle, Wash., as well as train departures from Vancouver, British Columbia, guests are invited to experience a rail journey through the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies before or after their Norwegian cruise to Alaska. There are five different Rail and Cruise vacation packages available through Rocky Mountaineer for travel in 2014. Each itinerary offers an opportunity for travelers to link the Rocky Mountaineer train with cruises on three of Norwegian’s ships: Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Sun.
“We are delighted to enter into this global partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line, which aligns perfectly with our brand in offering world-class service and an exceptional experience,” said Bob Nicholas, VP, global sales of Rocky Mountaineer. “In our research, we have found that nearly half of all of our guests combine our rail journeys with an Alaskan cruise and with this new agreement, both Rocky Mountaineer and Norwegian have come together to combine two dream vacations into one by both land and sea.”
“Norwegian and Rocky Mountaineer have had a strong relationship for many years and we’re very pleased to now expand that to a global partnership,” said Francis Riley, VP and GM international for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising concept is a natural fit for Rocky Mountaineer’s guests, looking for freedom and flexibility along with top-line service and amenities for a spectacular Alaskan vacation experience.”
One of the most popular packages to add a Norwegian Cruise Line Alaskan Cruise to is the Canadian Rockies Highlights and Coastal Passage. Including the cruise, this holiday ranges from 13-14 days in length depending on direction selected. Guests can access a seven night roundtrip Alaskan cruise from Seattle onboard Norwegian Jewel or Norwegian Pearl plus a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in either GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. Whether departing from or arriving into Seattle, guests onboard the train are connected to the Canadian Rockies with stays in destinations such as Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise.
For more information, visit www.ncl.com.