Princess Voyage of Glaciers NB Glacier Bay
Cruise Alaska’s most extraordinary waters, from the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay and beyond.
Princess Cruises Voyage of the Glaciers from Vancouver
The Voyage of Glaciers Alaskan cruise route explores more than 1,300 miles of coastline from the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Prince William Sound. Along the way, the itinerary makes port calls in three lively and quite unique towns: colorful Ketchikan, the capital city of Juneau, and historic Skagway. Conveniently combine the cruise with a land tour starting in Whittier for a truly spectacular Alaskan vacation. Princess Cruises, one of the longest-running cruise lines in Alaska, exclusively runs this route out of Vancouver.
Daily Itinerary & Sailing Dates
Below is a general itinerary for this cruise. Note that there are variations in the exact cruise itinerary between sailing dates. Ports of call, route, and details will vary. Be sure to request a cruise quote using the links below or with our cruise finder to see the most up to date information for the particular voyage you are interested in.
Sometimes called "The City of Neighborhoods," Vancouver is a multicultural destination on the Pacific Rim with a distinctive west coast vibe. Passengers easily fill two or three days exploring those neighborhoods and the city's surrounding natural areas before embarking on their cruise.
Marine wildlife abounds in the protected waters of the Inside Passage, a labyrinth of fjords, channels, islands, and bays through which this route passes during the first full day at sea.
The route reaches Ketchikan for the first of three port calls on the itinerary. The colorful town is known for its abundant fishing and collection of authentic totem poles, but the surrounding area is also a haven for wildlife. Learn more about Southeast Alaska's 15,000 bald eagles at the Alaska Raptor Center, or head out into the wilderness on a whale or bear viewing excursion.
Along with glacier flightseeing and mining tours, while in port at Juneau, cruisers can also visit the surprising and stunning Glacier Gardens. The botanical garden is especially unique because of its location within the Tongass National Forest.
Step back in time to the Klondike Gold Rush days during this port call in Skagway. Hop on a bus or train and travel over the mountain pass into the Yukon Territory for an adventure both scenic and historic.
Abundant marine life resides within Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. On this full day cruising the park, it is possible to see humpback whales, puffins, sea otters, harbor seals, and even bears on the coastline.
Continuing north, the route passes into the fjords of northwestern Prince William Sound. The area's tidewater glaciers were all named after Ivy League colleges during the Harriman Expedition in 1899. College Fjord is considered one of the most scenic in the world.
The itinerary concludes in this tiny port town at the end of Passage Canal. Whittier offers the closest deep-water port to Anchorage, which is only 60 scenic miles away, and reachable by both train and motorcoach.