Princess Voyage of Glaciers SB Glacier Bay
From tidewater to alpine, hanging to piedmont, glaciers abound on this Alaska cruise.
Princess Cruises Voyage of the Glaciers from Whittier
Should seeing glaciers be the dream, then this seven-day Alaska cruise delivers. The Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary includes visits to Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, and a full day at sea within view of the hundreds of alpine glaciers throughout the Inside Passage. Each port of call, which include Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan, offers a variety of ways to experience Alaska's glaciers as well. Dog sled on the Denver. Ice climb on the Mendenhall. Flightsee around the Taku. It's all possible on this southbound Princess Cruises route out of Whittier.
Daily Itinerary & Sailing Dates
Below you will find a detailed itinerary for this cruise, and further down the page a list of sailing dates. Keep in mind that these details can change, and sometimes there are minor variations in a cruise itinerary between sailing dates. So be sure to request a cruise quote using the links below or with our cruise finder, and we will send you the most up to date information for the particular voyage you are interested in.
Note that the Pacific Princess sailings for 6/3, 7/1, and 8/26 will be calling on College Fjords instead of Glacier Bay.
Although the town itself is tiny, the landscape in which Whittier sits in is immense. It is located on Passage Canal and surrounded by the majestic Chugach Mountains.
As the cruise heads south, it spends an afternoon sailing within clear view of Hubbard Glacier. The Hubbard is a glacier of extremes: Not only is it the largest tidewater glacier in North America, it's also one of the few glaciers continuing to advance rather than recede.
No roads lead to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and the park service only allows two cruise ships into the park daily. On this second full day at sea, cruisers experience this pristine protected landscape and view, up close, several of the seven glaciers that reach the deep bay water.
The cruise docks for its first port call of the itinerary in Skagway. In between shore excursions, explore over 20 historic buildings of Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, and visit the Red Onion Saloon, Skagway's famous bordello turned bar and grill.
Along with the Mt. Roberts Tramway, the Mendenhall Glacier is one of Juneau's most popular hotspots. See it up close on a guided glacier hike, or canoe through the lake at its toe before returning to the water on an afternoon whale watching tour.
A Liquid Sunshine Gauge greets cruisers as they deboard in Ketchikan. It's a cheeky nod to the area's infamously drizzly weather. Rain doesn't hinder the fantastic experience in port for passengers who do as the locals do, and don rain gear to enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking, or tours of the local native heritage sites.
On the final full day of the voyage, the route winds its way past hundreds of lushly forested islands, along channels notched by glacial fjords, and through the wildlife-rich water of the Inside Passage.
The route concludes in Vancouver at the downtown Canada Place Cruise Terminal. If time allows, explore Stanley Park, one of the world's top urban greenspaces, and its stunning 17-mile seawall before departing from this beautiful British Columbian city.