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Canadian Rockies & Denali Explorer Alaska Cruise

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DATES AVAILABLE: 10th Jun 17
DURATION: 24

Inclusions

  • Airfare from Perth to Vancouver             
  • 1 night pre-tour accommodation in Vancouver
  • 13 day Canadian Rockies Tour with private twin-share accommodation, transport by private first-class air conditioned motorcoach and sightseeing  including Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, Victoria & more
  • 7 night Coral Princess Alaska Cruise
  • All meals, entertainment & port taxes onboard cruise
  • 3 night Denali Explorer Extension in Alaska
  • Direct-to-the-Wilderness scenic Rail Service from Whittier to Denali
  • 1 night at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • Coach from Denali to Mt.Mckinley
  • 1 night at Mt.McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • Coach from Denali to Mt.Mckinley
  • 1 night at a hotel in Anchorage
  • Airfare from Anchorage to Perth

Discover Alaska by cruise and explore the wilderness of Denali & beauty of the Canadian Rockies on this award-winning land & sea holiday. Begin this fantastic journey with a flight to Vancouver. Spend a night in Vancouver before beginning your 13 Day Canadian Rockies Tour. Sightsee in Vancouver and Victoria, and enjoy scenic highlights such as Okanagan Valley, Glacier, Yoho, Banff & Jasper National Parks, Lake Louise & Columbia Icefields. When your cruise comes to an end another adventure begins! Experience Denali National Park’s Big Five: brown bear, wolf, moose, Dall sheep & caribou and jump aboard the Direct-to-the-wilderness scenic Rail Service from Whittier to Denali before spending the night in Anchorage where you will depart from the next day.

 

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 10 June 2017

    Fly from Australia to Vancouver, Canada

  2. 11 June 2017

    Welcome to Vancouver! Upon arrival, make your way to your 4 star hotel and check in for an overnight stay.

  3. 12 June 2017

    This afternoon you will be able to meet your tour director and other travellers as you join your 13 day Canadian Rockies tour group for a 13 day adventure 

  4. 13 June 2017

    Vancouver – This morning, an included city tour highlights Stanley Park, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest ways to further explore the city. Maybe take a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, and art galleries. 

  5. 14 June 2017

    Vancouver-Kelowna – Our journey begins in British Columbia’s fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample local wines on the included Winery Tour. 

  6. 15 June 2017

    Kelowna-Glacier National Park-Yoho National Park-Banff National Park – Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb up 1,334-metre-high (4,379-foot) Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. Take a break at the pass, perfect for photos of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter Yoho National Park and scale Kicking Horse Pass at 1,652 metres (5,421 feet). By early evening, reach Banff National Park, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. 

  7. 16 June 2017

     Banff National Park – Full day at leisure. Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, and your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies. 

  8. 17 June 2017

    Banff National Park-Lake Louise-Columbia Icefield-Jasper National Park – First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into Jasper National Park . A highlight today is a stop at the Colombia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that’s 365-metres (1,200-feet) thick. This afternoon, join our optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival. 

  9. 18 June 2017

    Jasper National Park – Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife. 

  10. 19 June 2017

    Jasper National Park-Mount Robson-Sun Peaks – Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 3,953-metres (12,972-feet). Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River-a route pioneered by fur trappers a century ago. Overnight at the Sun Peaks mountain resort. 

  11. 20 June 2017

    Sun Peaks-Lillooet-Whistler – Head south, following the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, “Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route,” your motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler. 

  12. 21 June 2017

    Whistler – Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Free time to explore many sites from the 2010 Winter Olympics or to join one of the many optional excursions, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park. 

  13. 22 June 2017

    Whistler-Ferry Crossing-Victoria – Set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon arrival in Victoria. Sightseeing includes Marine Drive, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles. Then, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Stroll through the colourful Sunken Garden, the Japanese and Italian Gardens, the English Rose Garden, and the magnificent Ross Fountain. 

  14. 23 June 2017

    Victoria – Today is at leisure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, an IMAX presentation at the National Geographic Theatre, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street. 

  15. 24 June 2017

    Victoria-Ferry Crossing-Vancouver – Early this morning, enjoy a scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the tour ends. Make your way to the port to embark on Coral Princess for your 7 night Alaskan cruise 

  16. 25 June 2017

    Begin your first day cruising along the inside passage on your way to Alaska. These are serene waters, where one moment you can be sailing a wide bay of barrier islands and the next you’re cruising through a narrow waterway flanked by towering forested walls.

  17. 26 June 2017

    Today make port in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “First City” because it’s the first major community travelers come to as they journey north.

  18. 27 June 2017

    Today you will arrive in Juneau, Alaska. Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

  19. 28 June 2017

    Today you will arrive in one of Alaska’s most favoured gold mining town’s, Skagway. With less than 1,000 residents and the remaining flavor of the gold rush era you will come to realise why Skagway is such a popular tourist destination.

  20. 29 June 2017

    This morning you will arrive at one of the most beautiful parts of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park. The sound and fury, the icy colours and the massive icebergs they shed make Alaska’s glaciers one of the greatest shows on earth and you will get to see it all up close.

  21. 30 June 2017

    Spend today cruising through more magnificent landscapes as you discover the northwest corner of Prince William Sound & the spectacular College Fjord. Stretching for miles, these massive rivers of ice tumble down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters of the fjord. There you’ll have a chance to watch the awe-inspiring process of glaciers calving, or dropping enormous pillars of ice into the sea, as they crack and land with a thunderous splash – a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed! College Fjord not only boasts the world’s largest collection of tidewater glaciers, but it features magnificent snowcapped mountains as far as the eyes can see. Plus, during the summer, it’s not unheard of to catch a glimpse of one of the area’s 40-ton humpback whales feeding in the waters of the fjord.

  22. 1 July 2017

    After disembarking the Coral Princess you will begin the Alaska cruise tour extension. Around midday today you will arrive at your destination, 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. This afternoon you will jump aboard the Direct-to-the-wilderness scenic Rail Service from Whittier to Denali where you will spend the night.

  23. 2 July 2017

    Today will be spent exploring Denali with a natural history tour as well as other tour options. This afternoon you will jump aboard your coach as you are transferred to Mt.McKinley where you spend the evening at leisure.

  24. 3 July 2017

    Spend the morning at leisure exploring this magnificent landscape at your own pace before you head to Anchorage by coach.

  25. 4 July 2017

    Today your tour comes to an end as you head to the airport to board your flight home.

DATES AVAILABLE: 10th Jun 17
DURATION: 24
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Coral Princess

Coral Princess is one of just two cruise ships in the Princess fleet specially built to sail through the Panama Canal! Ninety percent of her staterooms offer ocean views, with 700 balconies available, perfect for witnessing the engineering marvel of the Canal. Spend the night watching a movie, concert or sporting event outdoors in a plush lounge chair at Movies Under the Stars® and come back new after a visit to The Sanctuary®, our tranquil haven just for adults. Unique to Coral Princess and her sister cruise ship, the Bayou Café and Steakhousesm features live jazz music and flavorful New Orleans-inspired cuisine.

Guests Capacity: 2,000 lower berths
Tonnage: 91,627
Inaugural Cruise: January 17, 2003
Last Refurbished: January 2016
Christener: Mireya Moscoso, President of Panama
Number of Crew: 895
Registry: Bermuda
Length: 965 feet
Height: 203 feet
Number of Decks: 16
Cabins with Private Balconies: 789 (80 percent of all outside cabins)
Pools: 4
Whirlpools Spas: 5
Lifeboats: 12 lifeboats, 4 tenders, 2 rescue boats
Builder: Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France

Ship Features

Dining and Snacks: Two main dining rooms, Sabatini’s – Italian restaurant, The Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse, International Cafe, Horizon Court – Buffet restaurant, Burger & Hot Dog Grill, Pizzeria – Poolside pizza, Scoops – Ice cream bar, Ultimate Balcony Dining, 24-hour room service

Showrooms/Lounges: Princess Theater – Main showroom, Universe Lounge – Multi-use room with 3 revolving stages, Explorers Lounge – Lounge and disco, Wheelhouse Bar – Classic nautical-themed lounge, Crooners – Martini bar, Churchill’s cigar lounge

Guest Services: The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Princess Casino, Hearts and Minds Wedding Chapel, Children’s and Teen’s Centers, Princess Links – Putting Course, Sports Deck/Center Court, Internet Café, Library and writing room, Card Room, Photo/Video Gallery, Art Gallery, Duty-free Boutiques, Guest Services Desk, Shore Excursions Desk, Medical Center

Guest Cabins

Interior/Inside Cabins
The Interior stateroom is approximately 156 to 166 square feet and richly appointed with fine amenities.

Oceanview Cabins
The Oceanview stateroom is approximately 162 to 212 square feet and features a picture window for memorable views^. The Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities. ^Views partial or obstructed for Obstructed View Oceanview cabins

Balcony Cabins
The spacious approximately 210 to 234-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 35 to 72-square-foot private balcony.

Mini Suite with Balcony
The luxurious Mini-Suite offers approximately 280 to 302 square feet of comfort and a separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The spacious balcony is approximately 35 to 58 square feet and the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower. Some Mini-Suites also have a pullman bed to accommodate a 4th passenger. Oceanview Mini-Suites offer no balcony but feature a large approximately 300-square foot cabin space with a picture window.

Guest Cabins: 1,000 total

  • 16 Suites with private balconies – Square footage: 470*
  • 192 Mini-suites with private balconies – Square footage: 280-302*
  • 527 Balcony cabins – Square footage: 217-248*
  • 157 Ocean view cabins – Square footage: 162-212
  • 108 Inside cabins – Square footage: 156-166

    *includes balcony

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: 20

Princess Cruises

From its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, Princess has grown to become one of the premiere cruise lines in the world. Today, its fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line. Considered one of the most recognized cruise lines in the world, Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when Pacific Princess was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the still-new concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its seawitch logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since.