Bear Grylls to make cruise ship debut on Cunard Alaska sailing

Adventurer Bear Grylls is to make his first appearance speaking on a cruise ship as part of Cunard’s 2023 Alaska season.

He will to join the maiden 12-night Alaska sailing by Queen Elizabeth from Vancouver on June 8 next year.

The cruise will be the first time Grylls has returned to Alaska since making a visit with the then-US president Barack Obama in 2015.

He will share his experience as one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest, bestselling author, TV presenter and adventurer. 

Queen Elizabeth will run six further departures from Vancouver throughout June, July and August visiting ports including Skagway, Juneau, Anchorage and Sitka. 

Each will have its own adventure and exploration focus as part of the line’s Insights Programme.

Other experts include award-winning naturalist Dr Rachel Cartwright, UK mountaineer Kenton Cool, Polar explorer Ann Daniels, Polar scientist Felicity Aston and maritime archaeologist Mensun Bound.

Sture Myrmell, president of Cunard parent Carnival UK, said: “We’re delighted to welcome all of our world-class adventurers onboard next year for yet another fantastic enrichment programme. 

“There’s no better way to experience Alaska – one of the most magnificent places in the world – than aboard the magnificent Queen Elizabeth.”

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