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Canadian Rockies & Island Princess Alaska Cruise

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DATES AVAILABLE: 11th Sep 17
DURATION: 24 Days

INCLUSIONS

  • Return Airfares from Australia to Vancouver
  • 1 night at a 4 star Vancouver hotel
  • 7 nights cruising the Alaskan Inside Passage onboard Island Princess
  • Meals, entertainment & port taxes onboard the cruise
  • 2 nights post-cruise at a 4 star Vancouver hotel
  • 13 day guided Canadian Rockies Tour with private twin-share accommodation, transport and sightseeing
  • Transport by private first-class air conditioned motorcoach
  • Locally guided sightseeing at all tour highlight destinations
  • Services of a professional, highly experienced Tour Director

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart Australia for Vancouver

DAY 2 On arrival, make your way to your 4 star Vancouver hotel for a 1 night stay

DAY 3 Check out and make your way to port. Board Island Princess for your 7 night Alaskan Cruise

DAY 4 Begin your first day cruising the Pacific Ocean as you make your way towards Alaska. 

DAY 5 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.

DAY 6 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.

DAY 7 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.

DAY 8 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.

DAY 9 You will spend today cruising as you make your way back to Vancouver. If you missed out on spotting any of the incredible wildlife that bounds in this magnificent location, now is your chance. Keep your eyes for whales and sea lions as you continue cruising. If you’re especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful. Tonight, being your last night onboard is your final chance to experience any of the amazing options of entertainment onboard.  

DAY 10 Cruise back into Vancouver and disembark after breakfast. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before heading to your 2 star Vancouver hotel to check in. Unpack, unwind and make yourself at home as here you will spend the next two nights.

DAY 11 Today will be spent at leisure exploring Vancouver at your own pace, 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! 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.

DAY 12 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.

DAY 13 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. 

DAY 14 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. 

DAY 15 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. 

DAY 16  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. 

DAY 17 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. 

DAY 18 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. 

DAY 19 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. 

DAY 20 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. 

DAY 21 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. 

DAY 22 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. 

DAY 23 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. 

DAY 24 Early this morning, enjoy a scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Fly from Vancouver to Australia

DATES AVAILABLE: 11th Sep 17
DURATION: 24 Days
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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.

Island Princess

Island Princess was built to Panamax size – this means she was built to the maximum size a cruise ship can be to sail through the Panama Canal. A high percentage of balcony staterooms give guests the chance to view this feat of engineering up-close, or take in stunning views of spectacular glaciers during cruises to Alaska. Featured on just one other Princess ship, the Bayou Café and Steakhouse is a unique dining venue on board in which to enjoy authentic New Orleans cuisine accompanied by live jazz.

Guest Capacity: 2,214 lower berths
Tonnage: 92,000
Joined Princess Fleet: 2003
Last Refurbished: May 2015
Christener: Jamie Salé and David Pelletier (Olympic Gold Medalists)
Number of Crew: 900
Registry: Bermuda
Length: 964 feet
Height: 204 feet
Number of Decks: 11
Cabins with Private Balconies: 735 (83 percent of all outside cabins)
Pools: 3, plus children’s splash pool
Whirlpools Spas: 5
Lifeboats: 12 lifeboats, 4 tenders, 2 rescue boats

Ship Features

Dining & Snacks
Two main dining rooms – Provence and Bordeaux, Sabatini’s trattoria, The Bayou Cafe – New Orleans restaurant, The Grill – poolside hamburger grill, Princess Pizza – poolside pizza bar, Ice Cream Bar – poolside ice cream creations

Showrooms/Lounges
Princess Theater – main showroom, Explorers Lounge – lounge and disco, Churchill Lounge – Spirits and Cigar bar, Wheelhouse Bar – Classic nautical-themed lounge, Crooners Bar – Old-time martini bar

Guest Services
Casino (Paris theme), 3 duty-free shops, fitness center and spa, sports deck, children’s and teen’s centers, library, Internet Cafe, wedding chapel, art gallery, golf putting green and Platinum Studio

Guest Cabins

Interior/Inside Cabins
The Interior stateroom is approximately 160 to 182 square feet and richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

Oceanview Cabins
The Oceanview stateroom is approximately 163 to 171 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 232-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 47-square-foot private balcony.

Mini Suite with Balcony
The luxurious Mini-Suite offers approximately 323 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 61 square feet and the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower.

Guest Cabins: 987 total

  • 16 Suites with private balconies – Square footage: 470*
  • 184 Mini-suites with private balconies – Square footage: 285-302*
  • 8 Mini-suites (no balcony) – Square footage: 300
  • 527 Outside cabins with private balconies – Square footage: 217-232*
  • 144 Standard outside cabins – Square footage: 162
  • 108 Inside cabins – Square footage: 156

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: 20