Understanding Alaska With Cunard

For luxury cruise line Cunard, the guest experience matters most. That’s why they place such an emphasis on fun and comfort, but also education as passengers want to know about the beautiful and exotic places they’re visiting. Cunard Line’s latest onboard programming initiative comes with their new Alaska itinerary; The Last Frontier on board their famous ship Queen Elizabeth.

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Learning Alaska


Alaska Native Voices Heritage Guides (PRNewsfoto/Cunard)

Passengers cruising Alaska onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth in 2019 will enjoy a number of educational speakers offering guests a deeper understanding of easily the most wild and untamed state in the Union. Lectures include marine life presentations by award-winning naturalist Dr. Rachel Cartwright, histories of the native people from members of the Huna Tinglet tribe and even cooking demonstrations from LaDonna Rose Gunderson, a local commercial fisherman and Alaskan cookbook author.

Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President of Cunard Line North America, offered his excitement about the new programs.


Chef LaDonna Rose Gundersen | Photo: (PRNewsfoto/Cunard)

“For our return to Alaska, Queen Elizabeth will bring Cunard’s iconic luxury experience to one of the most magnificent places in the world,” he said. “More than our signature Gala evenings and award-winning White Star Service, our team has curated some of the most interesting and engaging speakers to join our Insights program in Alaska. Our guests will have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding about Alaska and its breathtaking landscape, rich cultural heritage and local cuisine.”

The Last Frontier

Alaska’s reputation as the last frontier is well established and visitors to the region are struck by how wild and untamed it really is. Cunard’s new Alaska itineraries also feature Rocky Mountaineer rail tours pre- and post- cruise, which include either three- or five- nights’ accommodation and two full days traveling on the train. The adventure journeys through remarkable scenery including the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, weaving river canyons, incredible mountain passes and tunnels.

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