Alaska: Buyer's Choice Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise

Royal Caribbean®

Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia's Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you'll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska's Inside Passage, a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it's a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It's also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you'll find in Alaska. Once you arrive in Juneau you'll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska's remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. If you're looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent's longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Finally, Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state's most postcard-worthy scenes.

Included Extras

  • Receive exclusive Costco member rates**

  • Onboard soda package for two**

  • US $ 50 Shipboard credit (per stateroom)**

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Costco Shop Card with every Royal Caribbean® sailing†

Sailing Itinerary

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

Day 1Port of CallVancouverDeparture 5:00p.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.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of CallKetchikanArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 4:00p.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 4Port of CallTracy ArmArrival 6:00a.m.Departure 10:00a.m.

Overview

Tracy Arm, like Glacier Bay, is another fjord in the southeast that features tidewater glaciers and steep 2000 foot granite walls that rise straight out of the water. This steep-sided fjord, 50 miles southeast of Juneau, is highlighted by a pair of tidewater glaciers and a gallery of icebergs that float down the length of it. This 30-mile arm was an ideal choice for novice kayakers as calm water is the norm here due to the protection the steep and narrow fjord wall provide. You are almost guaranteed of seeing seals inside the arm and there is a good possibility of spotting whales on the into the arm.

Day 4Port of CallJuneauArrival 1:00p.m.Departure 9:00p.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 5Port of CallHainesArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 4:00p.m.

Overview

At the northern end of America's longest fjord, Haines shares a border with 20 million acres of protected wilderness. The heart of Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park is less than 25 miles by air from downtown Haines, and Canada's Kluane National Park and Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park are just up the road. As you can imagine, opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless. And this is just part of what makes Haines the Alaska of your dreams! Haines' friendly people can take you rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or jetboating; flying over Glacier Bay (you can even land on a glacier!); riding around town in a horse-drawn carriage, or by bus or van to all of Haines' attractions; hiking the area's beautiful trails or to the summit of spectacular peaks. See birds, wildlife, and meadows full of flowers in our lush forests, on our ocean shores, or along the banks of our rivers. Fish for halibut, salmon and trout. In winter our wilderness becomes a vast playground for skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and snowmobiling. Whatever you do, bring your camera, because Haines is a photographer's paradise. While you're in Haines, explore our cultural heritage at Sheldon Museum, and at Alaska Indian Arts in historic Fort Seward, or learn about the area's natural history through taxidermy at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Browse Haines' galleries for exquisite artistry of the Chilkoot and Chilkat Tlingits and other resident artists. Haines has a busy, year-round calendar of events, so come for a festival, a bicycle race, or for the Southeast Alaska State Fair in August. Most evenings during summer you can feast at a salmon bake and enjoy a fascinating performance by native dancers. In winter you'll be among birdwatchers and photographers from around the world as the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve hosts the planet's largest gathering of American bald eagles -- thousands of them at a time feasting on a banquet of spawning salmon! As daylight fades, the Northern Lights may put on a show, and you'll always find a warm place to snuggle up -- or a hot spot to dine & dance! -- after a day of playing in the snow. Perhaps best of all, Haines' scenic streets are never over-crowded, yet they offer everything you'll need while you're on the road: lodging, RV parks and private campgrounds, restaurants and bars, supermarkets and hardware stores, gas stations and garages, bookstores, galleries and gift shops, clothing stores and outdoor outfitters, as well as excellent medical and dental services. Haines even has a public swimming pool, a small airport, a tennis court, and a visiting veterinarian! For these and many other reasons, the guest register at the Haines Visitor Centre is filled with "Favourite place on our entire trip!" comments from both highway travelers and cruise ship passengers. Come spend some time with us! Find out why people are discovering Haines to be the Alaska of their dreams.

Day 6Port of CallSitkaArrival 6:00a.m.Departure 2:00p.m.

Overview

One look at lovely Sitka and you'll know why Alexander Baranof, governor of the Russian American Company, decided to build his "castle" here. With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town. Sitka's past is a unique blend of Tlingit culture and Russian history. Our historic and scenic community is situated on Baranof Island, nestled between forested mountains and the great Pacific Ocean, on the outer waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Sitka offers a combination of Native culture, Russian history, and Alaskan wilderness which will provide a diverse and unequaled experience. Wildlife adds to Sitka's natural beauty. Our mild climate, rich habitat and relatively low human population make Sitka one of the best places to view wildlife. Nearby waters are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales in the late fall and early spring. Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity to view tufted puffins and other sea birds at St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge. While out on the ocean, you may also spot sea otters, sea lions and other marine wildlife. Sitka lies at the heart of the largest temperate rain forest in the world, the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy the fresh outdoors on well-marked mountain trails. Take to the water for a picturesque boat trip or kayaking adventure among nearby islands or charter a boat to nearby fishing grounds to fish for world-class salmon and halibut.

Day 7 Cruising
Day 8Port of CallVancouverArrival 7:00a.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 Serenade of the Seas

Costco Member Reviews

4.3 of 5 stars4.3/5 (106 Reviews)

Ship Rating

3.5/5

Serenade of the Seas® combines speed, added comfort, greater space, sweeping ocean vistas and an exceptional staff committed to serving your every whim. Features include the 10-story glass-constructed Centrum, glass elevators facing the sea, and one of the highest percentages of outside staterooms in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Solarium

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theatre/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Educational Classes
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Centre or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Centre
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Game Arcade
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Centre
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Centre
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

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

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room: Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. Royal Caribbean’s main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chops Grille

Specialty Dining

Café Latte-tudes: Caffeine fix, coffee break, or after-dinner cappuccino – drop by this café for sweets, people watching and specialty coffee beverages. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef's Table: A once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience – join up to 14 guests in an exclusive enclave to savour a five-course, gourmet menu specially prepared and presented by the Chef de Cuisine. Every course pairs with a wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. The menu, wine selections and price vary from ship to ship and itinerary. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chops Grille℠: Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Giovanni's Table: A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb foccacia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, served family-style. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Izumi: The traditional Japanese dishes at Izumi will impress you with pure, delicate flavours, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Choose from sushi rolls, sashimi, hot rock (ishi-yaki) plates, and more. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Windjammer Café

Casual Dining

Park Café: A casual-eats deli cafe offering made-to-order salads, paninis and freshly prepared sandwiches. Don't miss the signature "Kummelweck" roast beef sandwich – a guest favourite.

Windjammer Café: A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple serving stations featuring pastas, omelettes made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Room Service: Room service is available 24-hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


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 modern appointments, sitting area with sofa and private bath.

Interior (Category: 1V)

Category: 1V

Interior (Category: 2V)

Category: 2V

Interior (Category: 3V)

Category: 3V

Interior (Category: 4V)

Category: 4V

Studio Interior (Category: 2W)

Category: 2W

Guarantee - Inside (Category: ZI)

Category: ZI
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features a porthole or picture window, vanity, sitting area and private bath.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View (Category: 1K)

Category: 1K

Ocean View (Category: 4M)

Category: 4M

Connecting Ocean View (Category: CO)

Category: CO

Ocean View (Category: 1N)

Category: 1N

Ocean View (Category: 2N)

Category: 2N

Ocean View (Category: 3N)

Category: 3N

Ocean View (Category: 4N)

Category: 4N

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: YO)

Category: YO
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting area and private bath.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1B)

Category: 1B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2B)

Category: 2B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3B)

Category: 3B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4B)

Category: 4B

Connecting Balcony (Category: CB)

Category: CB

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1D)

Category: 1D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2D)

Category: 2D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3D)

Category: 3D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4D)

Category: 4D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 5D)

Category: 5D

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: XB)

Category: XB
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features balcony with floor-to ceiling windows, sitting area with sofa, and private bath with tub.

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: RS)

Category: RS

Owner's Suite - 2 Bedrooms (Category: OT)

Category: OT

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: OS)

Category: OS

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: GS)

Category: GS

Junior Suite (Category: J3)

Category: J3
Two twin beds (convert to queen-size bed); Private bathroom with bathtub; Sitting area with sofa bed; Private balcony; Staterooms 1098 & 1598 have partially obstructed views; Balcony: 66 sq.ft.

Ocean View Suite - 2 Bedrooms (No Balcony) (Category: VT)

Category: VT

Guarantee - Suite (Category: WS)

Category: WS
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 13
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom for occupancy 5 and upStateroom for occupancy 5 and up
Stateroom for occupancy up to 4Stateroom for occupancy up to 4
Accessible stateroomAccessible stateroom
Stateroom has an obstructed viewStateroom has an obstructed view
Stateroom for occupancy up to 3Stateroom for occupancy up to 3

Ship Facts

Serenade of the Seas ship image
  • Ship Name: Serenade of the Seas
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Year Refurbished: 2012
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2003
  • Ship Class: Radiance
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,490
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 891
  • Officers' Nationality: Norwegian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 240
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 529
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 226
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,090
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,110
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,055
  • Suites with Balcony: 60
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Reviews

Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date - 05/15/2022

Inside Stateroom

N/A

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

CA $ 977

Suite Stateroom

CA $ 2,864

Departure Date - 06/12/2022

Inside Stateroom

N/A

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

CA $ 1,044

Suite Stateroom

CA $ 2,856

Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for details.

**Included Extras are for first and second passengers only unless noted otherwise, cannot be substituted for other items or services, and have no cash value. Included extras are not applicable to third/fourth guests. Beverages are not included at specialty dining venues. Shipboard credit has no cash value, non-transferable, not redeemable for cash.

†The exact amount of the Costco Shop Card will be calculated during the booking process. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for additional information.

Ship's registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: RCISERALK20220515BC