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Western Canada & Alaska Explorer



  • Airfares from Australia to Vancouver
  • 1 night at a 4 star Vancouver hotel
  • 13 Day The Canadian Rockies Tour
  • Sightseeing, local guides, deluxe air-conditioned coash
  • 3 nights at a 4 star Vancouver hotel
  • 7 nights onboard Coral Princess
  • Meals, entertainment and port taxes are included whilst cruising
  • Airfares from Vancouver to Australia

Experience the beauty and serenity of rugged Alaska onboard a luxury cruise liner and take in world-famous sites and cities on a 13 day guided holiday. Begin your adventure with an overnight in Vancouver before starting your Canadian Rockies guided tour. Witness the absolute best Canada has to offer on this extensive tour, including Vancouver and Victoria, and scenic highlights such as Okanagan Valley, Glacier, Yoho, Banff & Jasper National Parks, Lake Louise & Columbia Icefields. You will also have ample opportunity to explore Vancouver, with your 1 night pre-tour and 3 nights post-tour. From Vancouver you begin your Alaska cruise aboard the Coral Princess. Cruising through Skagway, Janeu & more you will come to realise why Alaska is one of the worlds most loved travelled destinations. Aboard the Coral Princess you will also have the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the sound and fury, the icy colours and the massive icebergs they shed make Alaska’s glaciers one of the greatest shows on earth. 


Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 30 August 2017

    Fly from Australia to Vancouver, Canada

  2. 31 August 2017

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

  3. 1 September 2017

    Spend the morning at leisure exploring Vancouver at your own pace. This afternoon you will be able to meet your tour director and other travellers as you join your 13 Day Canadian Rockies guided tour.

  4. 2 September 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. 3 September 2017

    Vancouver-Kelowna – Your 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. 4 September 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. 5 September 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. 6 September 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. 7 September 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. 8 September 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. 9 September 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. 10 September 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. 11 September 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. 12 September 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. 13 September 2017

    Victoria-Ferry Crossing-Vancouver – Early this morning, enjoy a scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends. Make your way to your 4 star Vancouver hotel for a 3 night stay

  16. 14 September 2017

    Today will be spent at leisure exploring Vancouver. Here you will come to realise why Vancouver is one of Canada’s most loved cities. Vancouver is the Canadian jewel of Puget Sound. It is the largest metropolitan center in western Canada and the country’s third largest city, so you will not be short of things to do! 

  17. 15 September 2017

    Continue exploring Vancouver at your own pace today. From the cobblestone streets of the Gastown District to Little Italy and Chinatown, Vancouver will offer you a truly international flavor as well as a delightful combination of the old and the new.

  18. 16 September 2017

    Check out of your hotel this morning and make your way to port. Board Coral Princess for your 7 night Alaskan cruise

  19. 17 September 2017

    Begin your first day cruising the Pacific Ocean as you make your way towards Alaska. 

  20. 18 September 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. Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, the highlight of our 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. 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. During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place and host a fun Junior Ranger program for kids. They may even be able to help you identify Glacier Bay’s abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds. Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you’ll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart’s content.

  21. 19 September 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. 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.

  22. 20 September 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.

  23. 21 September 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. 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. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city’s colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

  24. 22 September 2017

    Spend today day cruising along the inside passage on your way back to Vancouver. 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.

  25. 23 September 2017

    Cruise back into Vancouver and disembark after breakfast. Make your way to their airport for your flight home to Australia where your tour comes to an end.

Western Canada & Alaska Explorer - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

Western Canada & Alaska Explorer - Pricing

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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.