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Voyage of the Glaciers (South Bound)

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Date: 09 September 2017
Duration: 7 nights
Ports of call: Whittier | Skagway | Juneau | Ketchikan | Vancouver
Cruise Only Fly Cruise
Inside £779 £CALL
Outside £938 £CALL
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Atrium Atrium
Bayou Bayou
Bordeux Dining Room Bordeux Dining Room
Casino Casino
Churchills Churchills
Explorers Lounge Explorers Lounge
Fitness Centre Fitness Centre
Fun Zone Fun Zone
Internet cafe Internet cafe
Library Library
Lido Pool Lido Pool
Lotus Pool Lotus Pool
Lotus Spa Lotus Spa
Passenger Service Reception Passenger Service Reception
Patteserie Bar Patteserie Bar
Theatre Theatre
Provence Dining Room Provence Dining Room
Sabbatini's Sabbatini's
Teen Centre Teen Centre
Crooners Bar Crooners Bar
Universe Lounge Universe Lounge
Wheelhouse Bar Wheelhouse Bar
Coral Princess Coral Princess
 
Day Port Arrival Departure
1 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.
Sat 09 Sep 2017 Sat 09 Sep 2017 20:30
2 Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
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.
Sun 10 Sep 2017 15:00 Sun 10 Sep 2017 20:00
3 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.
Mon 11 Sep 2017 09:15 Mon 11 Sep 2017 19:30
4 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.
Tue 12 Sep 2017 05:30 Tue 12 Sep 2017 20:30
5 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.
Wed 13 Sep 2017 06:30 Wed 13 Sep 2017 16:00
6 Ketchikan
Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.
Thu 14 Sep 2017 09:30 Thu 14 Sep 2017 17:45
7 At Sea
Fri 15 Sep 2017 Fri 15 Sep 2017
8 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.
Sat 16 Sep 2017 07:30 Sat 16 Sep 2017
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