Rocky Mountaineer has introduced a new global partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), which will offer travellers even more “Rail and Cruise”holiday options in 2014. Connecting with Rocky Mountaineer’s new Coastal Passage rail route out of Seattle, WA as well as train departures from Vancouver, guests are invited to experience “a stunning 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 a unique opportunity for travellers to make the most of their visit to Western Canada and Alaska by linking the Rocky Mountaineer train with cruises on three of Norwegian’s ships — Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Sun. 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 enjoy 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 seamlessly connected to the Canadian Rockies with stays in such renowned destinations as Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise. A helicopter flight over the towering Canadian Rockies tops off this incredible vacation experience. (