04/23 - 05/05/2019

13-Day Alaska Cruise

  • Day 1
    LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA
  • Day 2-4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5
    KETCHIKAN - ALASKA
  • Day 6
    JUNEAU- ALASKA
  • Day 7
    SKAGWAY - ALASKA
  • Day 8
    GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK - ALASKA
  • Day 9
    AT SEA
  • Day 10
    VICTORIA - CANADA
  • Day 11-12
    AT SEA
  • Day 13
    LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Board and disembark in Los Angeles
  • Enjoy unique totem culture and art in Ketchikan
  • Explore June, the capital of Alaska and enjoy the Mendenhall Glacier
  • Learn about the rise and fall of the gold rush in Skagway
  • Enjoy Alaska’s most spectacular Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit the famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada

Offer ID: 1315450

Ruby Princess
Year Built: 2008
Refurbished: 2015
Tonnage: 113,561
Passenger Capacity: 3,080

Itinerary

  • 1
    4/23 LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA
    From Los Angeles port, board Princess Cruise’s Ruby Princess. Ruby Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. The new features on the cruise include the atrium square, the adult recreation area, and the open-air cinema. The cruise will depart for Alaska at 4pm.
  • 2-4
    4/24-4/26 AT SEA
  • 5
    4/27 KETCHIKAN - ALASKA
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Ketchikan, the southernmost city in Alaska, and is the state’s first city and third largest port. The name Ketchikan means “Flying Wings” and has a rich heritage of Aboriginal people. From 1898 to 1901, there was a big discovery of gold, silver and copper mines which have increased and set an economic development of this city. THere was also a rich production of salmon fish which also earned its reputation of “the world’s salmon capital.” This picturesque port has a coastal area built on high pillars. The famous Creek Street is a historic district with a captivating history. It was also the red light district in the past. Now it has been refurbished to become shops with a unique flare, a distinctive shopping area with wooden houses on both sides of the river. The most famous place is the Saxman Totem Village, the largest totem park in Alaska, with 29 poles carved by Tlingit and Haida natives each telling a different story.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 6
    4/28 JUNEAU- ALASKA
    Our cruise ship arrives in the capital of Alaska, Juneau, where the famous gold rush began. In 1880, someone discovered a pea-size sand of gold. By 1944, Juneau’s gold production exceeded over $80 million. We will take a bus to the city of Juneau to see Mendenhall Glacier, about 21 km from the city, which formed during the ice age around 3000 years ago. It is about 12 miles long and 6 kilometers wide. As the melting of the Mendenhall Glacier forms the beautiful Windfall Lake, here you can enjoy a nice stroll with 800 meter cement trail surrounding Windfall Lake. We will then return to Juneau where you will have some free time to shop before returning to the cruise.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 7
    4/29 SKAGWAY - ALASKA
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Skagway, which used to be the gateway to the gold rush and was a city mentioned in Jack London’s series of novels. During the gold rush, the gold miners had to prepare a year’s worth of food and carried their equipment over the mountains to Yukon, Canada. Railways and highways were built later on making it convenient for the gold miners to travel to this area. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the Klondike Highway, where you can see steep cliffs, historical sights of the coastal forest and an opportunity to see all kinds of wildlife. Along the way, there are also deep canyons, icy waterfalls, ancient glaciers and magnificent mountains. After lunch, we will visit the Wildlife Museum to see the the wildlife exhibits and a chance to see cute baby huskies. On the way back to the US-Canada border, don’t forget to take a picture of the “Welcome to Alaska” sign.
    Amount of walking: Easy
    (Lunch included)
  • 8
    4/30 GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK - ALASKA
    Today our cruise ship sails through Glacier Bay National Park. The Indians once called this bay, Thunder Bay, because the glaciers were at one time over 700 meters high which collapse and fell into the sea, making this area like thunder had happened. Glacier Bay is rich in marine life, including endangered humpback whales, Pacific sea lions, spotted seals, sea otters, and dolphins. The National Park Service strictly controls the number of vessels that visits Glacier Bay, setting a restrictions of 2 cruise ships daily into Glacier Bay National park. The captain will cruise through the National Park, while biologists and national park commentators explains the local ecology. There are 11 glaciers that flow into the sea of Glacier Bay, including the beautiful tidewater glacier Margerie Glacier and the eastern glacier.
  • 9
    5/1 AT SEA
  • 10
    5/2 VICTORIA - CANADA
    Our cruise ship arrives in Victoria Harbour on Vancouver Island. We will first visit the famous Butchart Garden, a National Historic Site of Canada. The well planned 50-acre private garden with a flower-theme with a fascinating landscape of the garden can be seen throughout the whole year. You will find remnants of the original cement plant and over a million bedding plants in over 900 varieties as you wander the gardens.
    Amount of walking: Easy
  • 11-12
    5/3-5/4 AT SEA
  • 13
    5/5 LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA
    You will disembark today in Los Angeles, California.