Alaska Cruise

aboard the Island Princess Plus an overnight in Vancouver

Tour Highlights

Come immerse yourself in the heart of the wilderness and discover the very best of Alaska.
For those seeking a unique and captivating vacation experience, Alaska has exactly what you’re looking for, and this cruise is the ideal way to see the rugged, snowy and incredibly beautiful landscape of The “Last Frontier”. Gaze upon the sea lions as they surround your ship, marvel at the whales breeching, try your luck panning for gold, go dog-sledding with a real musher or simply sit back in a deck chair and view the spectacular grandeur of the snow-capped mountains and the ever changing glaciers - a breathtaking image you’ll never forget.

We will cruise in luxury aboard theIsland Princess, a floating resort with all the amenities of a resort hotel. Princess ships offer a perfect balance of tradition and innovation, and their award-winning shore excursions and fascinating onboard programs will bring the culture and colours of Alaska to life.

Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration in the truest sense with every dish “designed for fresh” and crafted to exceed even the most discerning appetites. From hand-tossed pizza to dazzling multi-course gourmet dinners, you will enjoy freshly prepared cuisine that celebrates Alaska’s history.

As for entertainment - dazzling stage sets, performers from around the world, modern hits and timeless classics all join together on board to create lavish productions that can only be seen in the state-of-the-art Princess theatres! There is evening entertainment to suit every mood.
Following our cruise, we will overnight in a downtown Vancouver hotel. Dinner and a city tour are included.

* All shore excursions are optional, and may be purchased in advance on Princess Cruises’ website, or onboard the ship.

Tentative Itinerary

We depart for Anchorage, Alaska with a change of planes in Vancouver. Upon arrival we transfer to our ship. This evening we enjoy our first meal aboard, and the only challenge is deciding what to order while our amazing surroundings provide so much to see.
Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, extending 76 miles from its source on Mt. Logan in the Yukon. You will hear the creaks and groans as this very active glacier advances. There will be exciting moments when the huge chunks of ice crash into the bay creating a wonderful sound the local natives call “white thunder”
Today is a highlight of our cruise. Under a blanket of silence we gaze upon the ice cliffs and their changing colours of blue, green, white and grey, as we look and listen for the massive slabs of ice to crash into the water. You’ll want to make sure you are out on the deck to watch for seals and whales.
Enjoy the Gold Rush atmosphere of Skagway, home base for the stampeders whose dreams led them to the Yukon. Explore the historic district on foot or by streetcar. Consider going on one of the optional tours, like panning for gold, or a visit to The Klondike National Historical Park which commemorates the locale where the prospectors first arrived, gathered their supplies and headed over the White Pass Route to find fortune in the gold fields. You can follow their lead aboard the vintage White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad (highly recommended) or browse the shops and saloons in town.
Step back in time to the spot where Joe Juneau and Dick Harris found “streaks running through the rocks and little lumps as large as peas”. See relics of the gold mines that brought wealth to the town even before the Klondike Gold Rush. An optional excursion will be offered to see the awesome Mendenhall Glacier.
Southeast Alaska’s “First City” is as picturesque as they come, as much of Ketchikan is built on pilings over the water. Stroll down historic Creek Street to Dolly’s House, or venture outside town to see a forest of hand-carved totem poles. This is also your gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, via floatplane.
A day to relax or enjoy the world of exciting activities on board our ship, from cooking demonstrations to dance contests and wine tasting.
This morning we disembark our ship in Vancouver and proceed on a tour of this beautiful city, including famed Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown and more. After our tour we will enjoy dinner and an overnight in a centrally located hotel.
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our flight home.

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