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Princess Cruises

Alaska: Voyage Of The Glaciers

From €1,199pp excluding flights
Depart From
Sail from Vancouver
Departure Date
Departures throughout 2022 & 2023
Duration
7 nights
Destination
Canada & Alaska
Price
From €1,199pp excluding flights
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Ports of call: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska, United States; Juneau, Alaska, United States; Skagway, Alaska, United States; Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, U.S.;College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States; Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska, United States

Board your cruise ship in Vancouver and set sail on an incredible seven-night cruise amongst Alaska's glaciers.

Consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, Vancouver lures visitors with its abundance of natural beauty, multicultural vitality, and cosmopolitan flair. The attraction is as much in the range of food choices—the fresh seafood and local produce are some of North America's best—as it is in the museums, shopping opportunities, and beaches, parks, and gardens. Indeed, the Vancouver package is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure.

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.

In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.

Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.  

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles.

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. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest. 

The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.

Whittier, approximately 65 miles southeast of Anchorage, lies nestled at the base of the Chugach Mountains bordering Passage Canal. Established as a World War II port for cargo and troops of the Alaska Command, Whittier remained activated until 1960. Today, Whittier's economy and its 290 residents rely largely on the fishing industry, the port and, increasingly, on tourism. 

Once accessible only by boat or via a war-era railway tunnel, The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel was recently enhanced to accommodate highway traffic as well, making it the longest highway/rail tunnel in North America at 2.5 miles.

Named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, the community is also the gateway to spectacular Prince William Sound, with its magnificent tidewater glaciers and abundant marine life.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

Day 2: At Sea 

Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska, United States 

Day 4: Juneau, Alaska, United States 

Day 5: Skagway, Alaska, United States 

Day 6: Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, U.S. 

Day 7: College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States 

Day 8: Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska, United States 

You have a great choice here- Sapphire Princess, Grand Princess, Majestic Princess and Royal Princess all cruise this route at different times of the year. To find out more, please speak to one of our cruise experts.

Sapphire Princess

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

Grand Princess

With top deck dining venues, Slice Pizzeria, The Mix, Salty Dog Grill and Coffee & Cones you’ll have even more options to choose from during your stay on board Grand Princess. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or see an award-winning Broadway-style production show in the Princess Theater, showcasing an even more immersive audio experience.

Majestic Princess

Sail aboard Majestic Princess® and enjoy the signature favorites you’ve always loved as well as exciting additions including two specialty restaurants with dinner menus crafted by two Michelin-star awarded chefs. Come aboard and find out what makes this ship so special!

Royal Princess

A welcoming ambience and innovative offerings create the perfect way to see the world. Christened by Kate Middleton, this ship was bigger than any other Princess ship that came before her. Some of Royal Princess' incredible features include the iconic SeaWalk- a glass enclosed walkway which offeres incredible views of the ocean some 30 feet below. 

ONBOARD EXPERIENCE

MedallionClass®

Make your vacation truly yours on a Princess MedallionClass® cruise that features next-level technology, now on all ships. Enjoy fast, reliable Wi-Fi, TrulyTouchless™ experiences, food and drinks delivered wherever you are and so much more.

Accommodation

From the moment you step aboard, we want you to feel welcomed and right at home. And with attentive service from a friendly staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess® ship truly is your home away from home.

Dining

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Princess®. Every hour, our chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

Speciality Dining

Dining on board a Princess® cruise ship is a joyful celebration and our specialty restaurants always deliver an extraordinary experience. They are among the best at sea – or anywhere. We serve dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and our menus reflect regional flavors from around the world. You'll find our specialty restaurants are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

Activities

On every Princess ship, you'll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation

Entertainment

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner; luckily, you have a whole cruise of days and nights to experience it all.

Joyful Rejuvenation

Revitalize and refresh body, mind and soul with Princess®. From rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquility of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to our state-of-the-art fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

Sapphire Princess, Grand Princess, Majestic Princess and Royal Princess all cruise this route at different times of the year. so you can choose your favourite ship. To find out more, please speak to one of our cruise experts.

Price is per person, based on 2 sharing, and includes:

  • 7 night Voyage of the Glaciers (Northbound) cruise, in an inside cabin
  • Transfers
  • Onboard drinks, wifi and gratuities

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights from Ireland to Vancouver
  • Travel insurance
  • Cabin upgrades
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. 

For more information please call us on 0818 300 205 or 021 493 5806, email cruise@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button, or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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