Alaska & Canada West

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Seattle roundtrip aboard Ruby Princess.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Seattle roundtrip aboard Ruby Princess.

Ruby Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. Christened by lovebirds Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette, she offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.

Highlights of this cruise:

Seattle
Seattle is a young city with a rich history. Settlers first landed at Alki Point in 1851 and named the area after Sealth, the Suquamish Indian chief who befriended them. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889, "The Emerald City" has a legacy of vision and strength. Seattle has hosted two World's Fairs (1909 and 1962) and is the birthplace of two modern marvels, Boeing and Microsoft.

Known for its rainy climate, Seattle actually averages less annual rainfall than many East Coast cities. The mild weather, spectacular natural surroundings and rich cultural diversity attract visitors from around the world.

Juneau, Alaska
In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets "as large as beans."

From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital
of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.

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.

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

Skagway, Alaska
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.

Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.

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. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome.

Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, the highlight of our 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska's magnificent park system.

During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place and host a fun Junior Ranger program for kids. They may even be able to help you identify Glacier Bay's abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds.

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you'll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart's content.

Ketchikan, Alaska
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.

Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

Victoria, British Colombia
Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colorful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson's Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital.

In 1858, Victoria was a tent city and the base for some 25,000 prospectors on their way to the Frasier River gold fields. When Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia in 1868, Victoria became the capital of the entire province.

Although it's a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (25)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Inside Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,142 AU$ 1,309 AU$ 2,618

IE - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,071 AU$ 1,159 AU$ 1,334 AU$ 2,668

ID - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,084 AU$ 1,175 AU$ 1,359 AU$ 2,718

IC - Inside Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,192 AU$ 1,384 AU$ 2,768

IB - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,109 AU$ 1,209 AU$ 1,409 AU$ 2,818

IA - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,121 AU$ 1,225 AU$ 1,434 AU$ 2,868

OZ - Oceanview (Obstructed View)

AU$ 1,174 AU$ 1,295 AU$ 1,539 AU$ 3,078

OY - Oceanview (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 1,569 AU$ 3,138

OW - Oceanview (Obstructed View)

AU$ 1,204 AU$ 1,335 AU$ 1,599 AU$ 3,198

OF - Oceanview Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,402 AU$ 1,699 AU$ 3,398

OE - Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,734 AU$ 3,468

BF - Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,999 AU$ 3,998

BE - Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,039 AU$ 4,078

BD - Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,722 AU$ 2,079 AU$ 4,158

BC - Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,749 AU$ 2,119 AU$ 4,238

BB - Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,584 AU$ 1,775 AU$ 2,159 AU$ 4,318

BA - Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,604 AU$ 1,802 AU$ 2,199 AU$ 4,398

B2 - Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,855 AU$ 2,279 AU$ 4,558

B4 - Balcony

Request AU$ 1,855 AU$ 2,279 AU$ 4,558

B1 - Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,882 AU$ 2,319 AU$ 4,638

ME - Mini-Suite with Balcony

AU$ 1,789 AU$ 2,049 AU$ 2,569 AU$ 5,138

MB - Mini-Suite with Balcony

Request AU$ 2,149 AU$ 2,719 AU$ 5,438

S4 - Suite with Balcony

AU$ 3,036 AU$ 3,497 AU$ 4,419 AU$ 8,838

S3 - Suite with Balcony

Request AU$ 3,763 AU$ 4,819 AU$ 9,638

S2 - Suite with Balcony

AU$ 3,506 AU$ 4,123 AU$ 5,359 AU$ 10,718

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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