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Luxury cruise line Cunard is bringing together two of the biggest names in exploration and mountaineering as Queen Elizabeth returns for a full season in Alaska in 2020.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – acknowledged as the 'World’s Greatest Living Explorer' by the Guinness Book of Records - will headline an engaging series of lectures; he will be sharing personal insights of his adventures as Queen Elizabeth sails through the pristine beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.

Guests will experience a first-hand account of Sir Ranulph's notable expeditions. These include the 1972-82 Transglobe, the first surface journey around the polar axis, as well as the Pentland South Pole Expedition, which was led by Sir Ranulph and achieved the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent. Sir Ranulph has since climbed Mount Everest as well as the North Face of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps, guided by Kenton Cool, and has raised $22.8 million for charity.

Mountaineer Kenton Cool, one of the finest alpine climbers of his generation, will also join Cunard onboard Queen Elizabeth in Alaska. Cool has summited Mount Everest fourteen times, including his 2009 climb when he guided Sir Ranulph's Everest expedition. Cool holds the unique title of being the first person in history to climb the three Everest peaks -- dubbed the "Triple Crown" -- in one climb, an achievement thought to be impossible. He will share this and other remarkable life experiences with guests.

Sir Ranulph will be the first featured guest speaker in Alaska, on Queen Elizabeth's sailing between Vancouver and Juneau (June 2-4, 2020). Kenton Cool will board the ship on June 12 and sail on voyages through July 2, 2020.

Cunard will be the only cruise line offering 10, 11 and 12 day roundtrip voyages from Vancouver in 2020 that soak up the majestic and pristine drama of both Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. In other experiences only to be found on Cunard, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of Alaska with a Cultured Heritage Guide on every sailing. For relaxation, guests can indulge in Mareel Wellness & beauty (Cunard's new holistic spa concept) on every voyage. As night falls, with the backdrop of Alaska, guests will enjoy a unique sense of occasion with an Ice White Ball in the spectacular Queens Room on every voyage.

Cunard has doubled its Alaska program in 2020, offering a full season from June through September.