Princess Cruises’ Voyage of the Glaciers with Glacier Bay
Prepare yourself for the Alaska adventure of a lifetime with Princess Cruises; set sail on Island Princess, your own private retreat at sea, for a 7-day cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska.
Onboard Island Princess, enjoy Princess’ exclusive North to Alaska program that brings local experiences to you onboard. Snuggle Skagway’s newest sled dogs with Puppies in the Piazza. Meet Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and learn from Glacier Bay National Park Rangers who come onboard to share the history of this national treasure. Savor fresh Alaska seafood and local favorites onboard from Alaska’s noteworthy restaurants, such as crab cakes from Tracy’s King Crab Shack. Dining options include Crafted by Curtis Stone, Chocolate Journeys, Sabatini’s, Princess Pizzeria, The Bar & Grill and others; dining pairs with plenty of activities, such as Discovery at SEA Programs, freshwater pools and hot tubs and casino gambling. Or perhaps you prefer entertainment, including original music productions, movies and a casino, complemented by rejuvenation in the Lotus Spa or a good night of sleep in the Princess Luxury Bed. It’s also a great adventure with your family; youth and teen programs are offered.
Choose from five stateroom options at varying price points: interior, oceanview, balcony, mini-suite, Club Class and suite. All staterooms include flat-screen televisions, high-thread-count linens, a spacious closet, bathroom amenities, a refrigerator, 24-hour room service, a desk and a safe.
Each stop on the itinerary includes multiple excursion options. Begin in Vancouver, to learn more about Canada’s third-largest city, before venturing to Icy Strait Point, with one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world. Next up is Juneau, Alaska’s breathtaking capital, followed by Skagway’s gold rush era vibe. After scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord, disembark in Whittier, 65 miles southeast of Anchorage.
To learn more and book, visit princess.com/find/cruiseDetails.do?voyageCode=2916.
Day 1 Depart Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Day 2 At sea
Day 3 Icy Strait Point, Alaska, United States
Day 4 Juneau, Alaska, United States
Day 5 Skagway, Alaska, United States
Day 6 Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States
Day 7 College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States
Day 8 Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska, United States
Highlights of the trip
- Gourmet food and first-rate entertainment onboard Island Princess
- The chance to explore the breathtaking scenery of Alaska
- Visits to five cities and towns in Canada and Alaska
- Great for families
- A variety of excursion options and onboard amenities
- Award-winning North to Alaska program
Depart Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Icy Strait Point, Alaska, United States
Hoonah, meaning “village by the cliff,” is home to the Huna Tlingit who have occupied Icy Strait Point for thousands of years. Visitors will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, opportunities to see wildlife and the vast wilderness that surrounds this unique village. Icy Strait’s waters have yielded record-breaking halibut and salmon catches and provide summer-long access to all five species of salmon. Chichagof Island, on which Icy Strait Point is located, supports one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world and sightings are common.
Juneau, Alaska, United States
The allure of beautiful glaciers and thrilling outdoor activities draws visitors to Juneau, Alaska’s state capital made famous by its discovery of gold nuggets “as large as beans.” Meet professional mushers and their amazing canine companions in an introduction to Alaska’s state sport. Fly over the massive Mendenhall Glacier or watch in awe as a massive whale frolics along the waters.
Skagway, Alaska, United States
Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. The White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway links Skagway with Yukon, Canada. A 41-mile roundtrip offers an unforgettable journey to the summit of the White Pass at nearly 3,000 feet in elevation. Tour the camps, pan for gold and meet a few costumed characters who’ll show you what life was like during the boom-town days in the 1800s.
Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States
Glacier Bay National Park
Spanning 3.3 million acres, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features an array of massive glaciers, none more spectacular than Margerie Glacier, which is 40 stories high and over a mile wide. The park is teeming with humpback whales, sea otters, harbor seals and sea lions.During your scenic cruise, Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place.
College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States
College Fjord offers the world’s largest collection of tidewater glaciers, including the famed Harvard Glacier. Discovered in 1899 during the Harriman Expedition, professors on the excursion named glaciers after elite colleges, such as Harvard, Vassar and Yale.
Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska, United States
Imagine meeting a moose or a bear up close at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, or joining in Native song, dance and sport performances at the Native Heritage Center — all in a day. Anchorage combines spectacular wilderness and modern indulgences with the warm hospitality of the Great Land, making Alaska’s largest city a world-class attraction.