Voyage of Glaciers with Glacier Bay (Northbound)

Alaska
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What's included

Outside from: $1742*
Suite from: $2787*
Balcony from: $2551*
Inside from: $1616*
*Indicative pricing only.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Vancouver It seems unlikely that a character named "Gassy Jack" Deighton would be responsible for one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. But that's history for you. During the gold rush, Gassy Jack saw a chance to make money from the hordes of miners on their way to the Yukon. The saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gastown. From that ragtag group of shacks, modern Vancouver was born. The provincial government persuaded settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the region's waters in 1792. Canada's third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It's a community with a rich ethnic mix - including the second-largest Chinatown in North America - and stunningly beautiful parks.
  • Day 2 - At Sea
  • Day 3 - Icy Strait Point Icy Strait Point is 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park and down the road from the traditional homeland of the Huna Tlingit people. Its premiere location allows for spectacular wildlife viewing as well as a unique glimpse into the history and culture of Alaska.
  • Day 4 - Juneau 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.
  • Day 5 - Skagway 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.
  • Day 6 - Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay. 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.
  • Day 7 - College Fjord Discovered in the northwest corner of Prince William Sound during an 1899 research expedition, spectacular College Fjord and its glaciers were named after prestigious east coast schools by the college professors who first laid eyes upon their majesty. Stretching for miles, these massive rivers of ice tumble down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters of the fjord. There you'll have a chance to watch the awe-inspiring process of glaciers calving, or dropping enormous pillars of ice into the sea, as they crack and land with a thunderous splash ? a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed! College Fjord not only boasts the world's largest collection of tidewater glaciers, but it features magnificent snowcapped mountains as far as the eyes can see. Plus, during the summer, it's not unheard of to catch a glimpse of one of the area's 40-ton humpback whales feeding in the waters of the fjord.
  • Day 8 - Anchorage (Whittier) 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.
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Onboard experience

Coral Princess is one of just two cruise ships in the Princess fleet specially built to sail through the Panama Canal! Ninety percent of her staterooms offer ocean views, with 700 balconies available, perfect for witnessing the engineering marvel of the Canal. Spend the night watching a movie, concert or sporting event outdoors in a plush lounge chair at Movies Under the Stars® and come back new after a visit to The Sanctuary®, our tranquil haven just for adults. Unique to Coral Princess and her sister cruise ship, the Bayou Café and Steakhousesm features live jazz music and flavorful New Orleans-inspired cuisine.

Facilities

Recreational: Card Room, Outdoor Pool, Swim-against-the-current lap pool , Library, Shuffle Board, Mini-golf course, Golf Simulator
Other: Medical Centre, Art Gallery, Wedding Chapel, ScholarShip@Sea, Shore Excursion Office, Boutique, Writing Room, Photo Shop, Duty-free shop, Atrium, Future Cruise Sales
Food and Drink: Ice Cream Bar, Crooners Bar, 24-hour Buffet Bistro, Patisserie, Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, Explorers' Lounge, New Orleans Style Restaurant, Grill, Poolside Grill, Sabatini's Italian Trattoria, Bordeaux Dining Room, Lobby bar & patisserie , Wheelhouse Bar, 24-hour Room Service, The Bayou Cafe, The Grill (burgers & hot dogs), Horizon Court, Dining Room, Provence Dining Room, Martini Bar, Poolside Pizzeria, Churchill Lounge, Bayou Café & Steakhouse, Princess Pizza
Fitness: Tennis, Ocean View Gymnasium
Entertainment: Princess Theatre, Children's Play Area, Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater , Photo Gallery, Explorers Lounge, Theatre, Show Lounges
Relaxation: Whirlpool, Churchill Lounge, Lotus Spa, Splash Pool, Lido Pool

Deck layout

Aloha Deck
Baja Deck
Caribe Deck
Dolphin Deck
Emerald Deck
Fiesta Deck
Gala Deck
Lido Deck
Plaza Deck
Promenade Deck
Sports Deck
Sun Deck

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