Cunard has announced its Insights 2023 enrichment program, with adventurer Bear Grylls at the center of the operator’s maiden voyage to Alaska in 2023
Bear Grylls is one of the world’s most famous survivors and adventurers Credit: Bear Grylls
Cruise line Cunard has announced that survivalist Bear Grylls will join one of its Alaska cruises in 2023, marking the adventurer’s first-ever appearance on a cruise ship.
Sailing aboard the Queen Elizabeth on its maiden voyage to Alaska from Vancouver, Canada on June 8, Grylls will share with passengers his experiences as one of Mount Everest’s youngest climbers, his adventures worldwide and his work as an author and television presenter.
The 12-night sail will allow passengers to experience Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Hubbard Glacier, with stops in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and more.
The trip will also mark Grylls’ first visit to Alaska since 2015 where he met US President Barack Obama.
Following the Grylls’ voyage, the Queen Elizabeth will sail six more times from Vancouver in June, July and August, with a number of adventurers on board.
Each trip will include an Insights Exploration program with award-winning naturalist Dr. Rachel Cartwright, an Alaska Native Voices cultural heritage guide, as well as lectures and question-and-answer sessions from adventure and exploration experts, including British mountaineer Kenton Cool, polar explorer Felicity Aston and maritime archaeologist Mensun Bound.
“I’ve been a fan of Bear Grylls since Man vs. Wild and I’m thrilled that our guests will be able to see him live on Queen Elizabeth next year,” said Matt Gleaves, Cunard’s vice president of commercial North America and Australasia. . .
“Alaska is all about exploration and our team of world-class pioneers will bring the adventure on board; it will be an experience found nowhere else.