Alaska: Voyage of the Glaciers with Glacier Bay Southbound Cruise

Princess Cruises

Enjoy two glacier viewing experiences — including Glacier Bay National Park — then head down Alaska’s Inside Passage en route to welcoming frontier ports, and finally sail through British Columbia’s portion of the Inside Passage — a stunning treat in its own right.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of CallWhittierDeparture 8:30p.m.

Overview

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. The city is within the Valdez–Cordova Census Area.

Day 2Port of CallHubbard GlacierArrival 3:00p.m.Departure 8:00p.m.

Overview

Stretching over 90 miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier severs into great ice chunks, known as "calves."

Day 3Port of CallGlacier BayArrival 9:15a.m.Departure 7:30p.m.

Overview

It grinds, cracks and moans as massive pieces of ice split off and crash down. This is not your automatic icemaker on the blink. This is Glacier Bay doing what it's been doing for two centuries. The bay, once covered by sheets of glacial ice, is now a bay revealed. As the glaciers continue to recede, the bay enlarges. Back in 1879, naturalist John Muir was the first to note the glacial movement. Comparing charts from European explorers made 85 years earlier, he determined that the glacial ice had receded by more than 30 miles. Designated a National Park in 1910, today Glacier Bay is a 3.3 million-acre expanse that was buried under a mile-wide wall of ice only 200 years ago. Its natural environment includes five major land ecosystems including wet tundra, coastal western hemlock and spruce forest, alpine tundra, glaciers and icefields, and post-glacial meadows. Each week, dozens of ships traveling the Inside Passage spend the day cruising the 65-mile long bay. As each ship arrives, a National Park Service ranger boards the cruise vessel to provide a running commentary of the treeless mountains, icy fjords, hidden inlets and glacial landscapes as the ship passes by. Glacier Bay isn't just about ice. The ranger will also point out the killer and grey whales, sea otters, porpoises, moose, coyotes, wolves and bears visible in the sea or on the land. Leave your ice pick at home. But don't forget your binoculars.

Day 4Port of CallSkagwayArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 8:30p.m.

Overview

Skagway, with a population of 862, is located in the Upper Lynn Canal at the northernmost point on the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, 100 air miles north of Juneau and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The City of Skagway is geographically the largest city in Alaska with 455 square land miles. Skagway's history and spectacular natural setting combine to create unparalleled sightseeing and recreation opportunities. Poke around on your own, or select from a variety of commercial tours. Either way, you will be amply rewarded with the sights and activities in and around Skagway.

Day 5Port of CallJuneauArrival 6:30a.m.Departure 5:00p.m.

Overview

Considered the "gem" of Southeast Alaska, the city is nestled against the ocean, tucked tight against the mountains and back-dropped by the lush green of the largest national forest in the United States, the Tongass. Visitors will find that Juneau is not only the state's capital, but it's also a melting pot of history, unique topography and jaw-dropping scenery that is found nowhere else on the planet. Whether it's wildlife viewing, glacier trekking, ziplining or just shopping for locally created artwork, visitors to this remote yet extraordinary region will certainly find a bit of "Alaska" to take home.

Day 6Port of CallKetchikanArrival 10:00a.m.Departure 6:00p.m.

Overview

A city of southeast Alaska on an island in the Alexander Archipelago. A supply point for miners during the gold rush of the 1890s, it is now a major port and tourist centre on the Inside Passage. Population: 7,450.

Day 7 Cruising
Day 8Port of CallVancouverArrival 9:45a.m.

Overview

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

Onboard the Royal Princess

Ship Rating

4.0 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.4/5 (1778 Ratings)

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 Watercolour Fantasy light and water show, or dine on tantalizing cuisine at venues like Crown Grill and more.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Movies

Movies

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Theatre/Show Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Educational Classes
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Centre or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Centre
  • Religious Services
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Centre
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Dining Room

Dining Room

Main Dining

Concerto Dining Room: At the time of booking, you may request your dining preference (seating time and table size), which will be assigned for the duration of the cruise. Table assignments are confirmed by the cruise line based on availability.

Allegro Dining Room: At the time of booking, you may request your dining preference (seating time and table size), which will be assigned for the duration of the cruise. Table assignments are confirmed by the cruise line based on availability.

Symphony Dining Room: At the time of booking, you may request your dining preference (seating time and table size), which will be assigned for the duration of the cruise. Table assignments are confirmed by the cruise line based on availability.

Chef's Table Lumiere

Chef's Table Lumiere

Specialty Dining

Sabatini's: An upscale authentic Italian dining experience in a remarkable eight-course meal. The menu features both local seafood specialties and other regional favourites. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Ultimate Balcony Dining(SM): Upscale dining for breakfast or dinner, featuring delicious delicacies and private service, all on your own balcony. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Crown Grill: Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood; such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. Set in opulent, rich wood surroundings, this classic steakhouse restaurant offers a warm and personal setting where Princess chefs make dining in the showplace environment something to talk about. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Crab Shack: Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savour Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef’s Table Lumiere: A private dining experience that surrounds guests in a curtain of light. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Ocean Terrace: The Ocean Terrace seafood bar is ideal for those who love to feast on the bounty from the sea. This stylish bar offers an array of ocean treasures, including a flight of oyster shooters, sushi and sashimi, ahi tuna poke, king crab cocktail, chili and lime crab margarita, a royal lobster dish, and the world-renowned smoked Balik salmon, the salmon of the tsars. A la carte pricing makes it easy to pick and choose. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Vines Wine Bar: Vines boasts an extensive collection of wines, like Opus One, Super Tuscans, fine sparkling wines and regional offerings for purchase. The menu also includes wine flights and a selection of wines by the glass.

Gelato: It’s a gelateria and a creperie all in one. Indulge in delicious, Italian-style ice cream creations, including homemade waffle cones, creamy fruit smoothies, frosty shakes, banana and pineapple splits, as well as designer sundaes with and without alcohol. Choose from 20 toppings and sauces, including homemade fudge. And don’t miss the sweet crespelle (Italian crepes), with nutty banana or spiced Washington Apple filling.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Casual Dining

Horizon Court: Features top-deck buffet dining at its finest, boasting multiple live stations.

International Café: Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Alfredo's Pizzeria: Featuring hand-tossed Neapolitan-style pizza, hot out of the oven.

Trident Grill: Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service.

Room Service: Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature refrigerator, closet and bathroom with shower.

Interior (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Approximately 175 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Approximately 166 to 175 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IC)

Category: IC
Approximately 166 to 175 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Approximately 166 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Approximately 166 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Approximately 166 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Features a private balcony with patio furniture, refrigerator, spacious closet, desk and bathroom with shower.

Premium Deluxe Balcony (Category: D4)

Category: D4
Approximately 242 to 312 sq. ft. including balcony, this aft-facing stateroom provides dramatic wake views. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DA)

Category: DA
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DB)

Category: DB
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DC)

Category: DC
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DD)

Category: DD
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DE)

Category: DE
Approximately 233 - 303 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DF)

Category: DF
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view) (Category: DW)

Category: DW
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides a partial or obstructed view from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (obstructed view) (Category: BW)

Category: BW
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides a partial or obstructed view from a private balcony.

Suites feature balcony, separate sitting area, desk, spacious closet and bathroom with tub and shower.

Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: M1)

Category: M1
Approximately 314 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: M6)

Category: M6
Approximately 340 sq. ft. including balcony, this extra-large stateroom provides outstanding views with seating area and sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MA)

Category: MA
Approximately 299 to 329 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MC)

Category: MC
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: ME)

Category: ME
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MF)

Category: MF
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S3)

Category: S3
Approximately 587 to 682 sq. ft. including balcony, the Owner's Suite features an expansive stateroom and oversized aft-facing balcony. Exclusive suite-only benefits.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S4)

Category: S4
Approximately 440 sq. ft. including balcony, the Penthouse Suite features a spacious stateroom with seating area and sofa bed. Enjoy suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Premium Suite with Balcony (Category: S5)

Category: S5
Approximately 554 sq. ft. including balcony, the Premium Suite features a large stateroom with seating area and sofa bed. Enjoy suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sky Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Will accommodate third personWill accommodate third person
Balcony access when in port onlyBalcony access when in port only
Balcony door blocked when upper berth is in useBalcony door blocked when upper berth is in use
Will accommodate third and fourth personWill accommodate third and fourth person
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Fully accessible stateroom, roll-in shower onlyFully accessible stateroom, roll-in shower only
Ambulatory accessible stateroom, accessible features may include grab bars and/or fold-down shower seatsAmbulatory accessible stateroom, accessible features may include grab bars and/or fold-down shower seats
Will accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bedWill accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bed

Ship Facts

Royal Princess ship image
  • Ship Name: Royal Princess
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2013
  • Maximum Capacity: 3,560
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 19
  • Number of Crew: 1,346
  • Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 1,088
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 342
  • Tonnage (GRT): 141,000
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,780
  • Suites with Balcony: 314
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Available Dates & Prices

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