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 (29)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,186 AU$ 1,301 AU$ 1,530 AU$ 2,754

IE - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,201 AU$ 1,321 AU$ 1,560 AU$ 2,814

ID - Inside Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,590 AU$ 2,874

IC - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,226 AU$ 1,354 AU$ 1,610 AU$ 2,914

IB - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 1,241 AU$ 1,374 AU$ 1,640 AU$ 2,974

IA - Inside Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,670 AU$ 3,034

OZ - Oceanview (Obstructed View)

AU$ 1,271 AU$ 1,414 AU$ 1,700 AU$ 3,094

OY - Oceanview (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 1,730 AU$ 3,154

OW - Oceanview (Obstructed View)

AU$ 1,301 AU$ 1,454 AU$ 1,760 AU$ 3,214

OV - Oceanview (Obstructed View)

AU$ 1,311 AU$ 1,467 AU$ 1,780 AU$ 3,254

OF - Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,070 AU$ 3,834

OE - Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,100 AU$ 3,894

OC - Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 1,506 AU$ 1,727 AU$ 2,170 AU$ 4,034

BF - Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,553 AU$ 4,800

BE - Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,603 AU$ 4,900

BD - Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,653 AU$ 5,000

BC - Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,908 AU$ 2,173 AU$ 2,703 AU$ 5,100

BB - Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,928 AU$ 2,199 AU$ 2,743 AU$ 5,180

BA - Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,958 AU$ 2,239 AU$ 2,803 AU$ 5,300

B2 - Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,998 AU$ 2,293 AU$ 2,883 AU$ 5,460

B4 - Balcony

Request AU$ 2,293 AU$ 2,883 AU$ 5,460

B1 - Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,023 AU$ 2,326 AU$ 2,933 AU$ 5,560

ME - Mini-Suite with Balcony

AU$ 2,038 AU$ 2,346 AU$ 2,963 AU$ 5,620

MD - Mini-Suite with Balcony

AU$ 2,063 AU$ 2,379 AU$ 3,013 AU$ 5,720

MB - Mini-Suite with Balcony

AU$ 2,118 AU$ 2,453 AU$ 3,123 AU$ 5,940

M1 - Suite

Request AU$ 2,613 AU$ 3,363 AU$ 6,420

S4 - Suite with Balcony

AU$ 3,083 AU$ 3,559 AU$ 4,513 AU$ 8,720

S3 - Suite with Balcony

Request AU$ 3,826 AU$ 4,913 AU$ 9,520

S2 - Suite with Balcony

AU$ 3,553 AU$ 4,186 AU$ 5,453 AU$ 10,600

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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