Royal, Voyage of the Glaciers ex Whittier to Vancouver

Alaska & Canada West

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Whittier to Vancouver aboard Royal Princess.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Whittier to Vancouver aboard Royal Princess.

From its breathtaking piazza-style Atrium to the dramatic views from the glass-floored SeaWalk®, Royal Princess is sure to delight. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, watch the mesmerizing Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show, or dine on tantalizing cuisine at venues like Crown Grill and more.

Highlights of this cruise:

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
The City of Whittier, Alaska, is known as the gateway to Prince William Sound, a fjord at the head of Passage Canal, 65 miles southeast of Anchorage. Established as a strategic military facility during the Second World War, Whittier's ice-free port remains a focal point for marine activity and freight transfer from sea train barges serving Southcentral Alaska. Passage Canal is one of the most westerly of several long fjords comprising Prince William Sound. Despite the presence of several glaciers in the surrounding valleys, ice does not form in Passage Canal during the winter. Thin layers of ice form, however, on structures and facilities exposed to ocean spray. Migratory birds such as geese, ducks and cranes use Portage Pass in crossing the Coast Range between Prince William Sound and Western Alaska. Some waterfowl, however, remain in the Whittier area year-round. A large rookery on the north side of Passage Canal contains numerous birds including gulls and kittiwakes.

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
Nicknamed the "Galloping Glacier," this east Alaskan glacier is rapidly advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska into a pristine area known as Disenchantment Bay. In fact, its movement temporarily formed a natural dam that twice closed off nearby Russell Fjord from the bay, but the intense water pressure building within the fjord-turned-lake has thus far been enough to explode through the wall of ice.

The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the depths of the bay. Its immense beauty and phenomenal blue hues are enchanting, even from afar. But it's when your cruise ship draws closer that its towering surface really impresses, dwarfing even the uppermost deck on your ship at a whopping 40 stories high. There, with the snowcapped mountains serving as a glorious backdrop, you'll have a prime viewing spot from which to witness the glacier calving, as it often expels icebergs the size of 10-story buildings-imagine the splash!

The area around Hubbard Glacier is also renowned for its wildlife, where whales, harbor seals and otters swim, brown bears, moose and black-tailed deer roam ashore, and a wide variety of seabirds soar gracefully across the sky.

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.

Skagway, Alaska
This "Gateway to the Klondike" watched as countless fortune-seekers passed on its streets as they headed to the Chilkoot and White Pass Trails during the heyday of Alaska's Gold Rush. Today, you can still feel like a prospector in Skagway, as you walk along its rustic boardwalks and frontier-style storefronts.

Juneau, Alaska
Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is arguably one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop.

Ketchikan, Alaska
This southern-most Alaskan port of call is known as "Alaska's First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they travel nortth. Founded as a fishing camp, Ketchikan is built on steep hillsides and is billed as the salmon capital of the world.

Vancouver, British Columbia
Often thought of as Canada's most beautiful city, Vancouver is a thriving metropolis that's fortunate enough to be surrounded by so much natural beauty. With its numerous parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries - even the second-largest Chinatown in North America - Vancouver is one of those rare places that actually lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (29)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Interior

Request Request AU$ 1,499 AU$ 2,673

IE - Interior

AU$ 1,190 AU$ 1,306 AU$ 1,539 AU$ 2,753

ID - Interior

AU$ 1,200 AU$ 1,320 AU$ 1,559 AU$ 2,793

IC - Interior

AU$ 1,215 AU$ 1,340 AU$ 1,589 AU$ 2,853

IB - Interior

AU$ 1,225 AU$ 1,353 AU$ 1,609 AU$ 2,893

IA - Interior

AU$ 1,240 AU$ 1,373 AU$ 1,639 AU$ 2,953

BW - Balcony (Partially Obstructed)

AU$ 1,750 AU$ 1,956 AU$ 2,369 AU$ 4,413

DW - Deluxe Balcony Obstructed

AU$ 1,785 AU$ 2,003 AU$ 2,439 AU$ 4,553

BF - Balcony

AU$ 1,820 AU$ 2,050 AU$ 2,509 AU$ 4,693

BE - Balcony

AU$ 1,845 AU$ 2,083 AU$ 2,559 AU$ 4,793

BD - Balcony

AU$ 1,875 AU$ 2,123 AU$ 2,619 AU$ 4,913

DF - Deluxe Balcony

AU$ 1,895 AU$ 2,150 AU$ 2,659 AU$ 4,993

BC - Balcony

AU$ 1,900 AU$ 2,156 AU$ 2,669 AU$ 5,013

DE - Deluxe Balcony

AU$ 1,920 AU$ 2,183 AU$ 2,709 AU$ 5,093

BB - Balcony

AU$ 1,925 AU$ 2,190 AU$ 2,719 AU$ 5,113

DD - Balcony

Request AU$ 2,216 AU$ 2,759 AU$ 5,193

BA - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 2,769 AU$ 5,213

DC - Deluxe Balcony

AU$ 1,970 AU$ 2,250 AU$ 2,809 AU$ 5,293

DB - Deluxe Balcony

AU$ 1,995 AU$ 2,283 AU$ 2,859 AU$ 5,393

D4 - Premium Deluxe Balcony

AU$ 2,020 AU$ 2,316 AU$ 2,909 AU$ 5,493

MF - Mini Suite

Request AU$ 2,343 AU$ 2,949 AU$ 5,573

ME - Mini Suite

Request AU$ 2,383 AU$ 3,009 AU$ 5,693

MC - Mini Suite

AU$ 2,125 AU$ 2,456 AU$ 3,119 AU$ 5,913

MB - Mini Suite

AU$ 2,155 AU$ 2,496 AU$ 3,179 AU$ 6,033

MA - Mini Suite

AU$ 2,185 AU$ 2,536 AU$ 3,239 AU$ 6,153

M1 - Suite

AU$ 2,295 AU$ 2,683 AU$ 3,459 AU$ 6,593

S5 - Suite with Balcony

Request AU$ 3,551 AU$ 4,399 AU$ 8,473

S4 - Suite with Balcony

Request AU$ 3,745 AU$ 4,689 AU$ 9,053

S3 - Suite

Request AU$ 4,325 AU$ 5,559 AU$ 10,793

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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