Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise

A one-way, 7-day Alaska glacier cruise between Vancouver, B.C. and Anchorage (Whittier)

Sail 500 miles deeper into the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound on our top-rated Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Spend seven days traveling from Vancouver, B.C. to Anchorage (Whittier), stopping in historic port cities like Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Along the way, enjoy two glacier-viewing experiences on every itinerary — including Glacier Bay National Park and Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord.

Map of cruise route for voyage of the glaciers cruises - refer to the page below and the Cruise Details page for a list of port names
* Port order and/or content may vary by sailing date.

Itinerary Ports

On our Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, encounter unique ports of call that are rich in history, culture and natural beauty.

 

Anchorage, Alaska as seen on a Princess Cruise
Anchorage, Alaska as seen on a Princess Cruise

Only an hour and a half from the cruise port of Whittier lies the largest city in Alaska – Anchorage. Visit the Chugach National Forest, the second largest national forest in the United States. Spend the day absorbing history at the Anchorage Museum. Or visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and see brown bears, moose and bison living in a protected habitat that perfectly emulates the wild.

Beautiful glaciers at college fjord on an Alaska cruise
Beautiful glaciers at college fjord on an Alaska cruise

The Harriman Expedition discovered College Fjord in 1899 and named the towering glaciers after the great East Coast universities of the United States, like the Harvard Glacier. With the largest collection of tidewater glaciers in the world, your scenic Alaska cruise through the fjord will make a lasting memory.

Beautiful glaciers at glacier bay Alaska
Beautiful glaciers at glacier bay Alaska

When you cruise to Alaska with Princess, sail through one of the most iconic locations in the Great Land — Glacier Bay National Park. Listen to Margerie Glacier’s signature crack and boom rumble across the waves. Bring binoculars and scan both the shore and the waves for wildlife like brown bears and migrating whales while Park Rangers teach you the history and geology of the park.

hubbard glacier in Yakutat Bay, Alaska
Princess ship on an Alaska cruise to hubbard glacier

The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier has been moving its mass towards the ocean at a rate faster than most of its kind. Towering above the water over 30 stories, the glacier often calves 100-foot chunks of ice into the ocean. What lies beneath the waves is almost as impressive, where ice plunges 1,200 feet beneath the surface. See it for yourself on an Alaska cruise with Princess.

A couple on a zipline at Icy Strait Point on Alaska cruise
A couple on a zipline at Icy Strait Point on Alaska cruise

Icy Strait Point is home to the remote Tlingit village of Hoonah, home to fewer than 800 people and a deep Native history. The nearby Spasski River Valley holds one of the world’s largest populations of brown bears, who are often found hunting for salmon in the rivers. Zipline over the wilderness, watch a tribal dance or kayak in coastal waters to see the wildlife up close during your Alaska cruise vacation.

Cruise port at Juneau, Alaska
Cruise port at Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is unlike any other city in the United States. With no roads connecting it to the rest of Alaska or North America, it is truly a protected destination. Founded as a gold mining town and now the state’s capital, Juneau has one foot in history and one in the future. Embark on a whale watching tour, or sail past Mendenhall Glacier on an Alaska cruise.

Storefronts on Creek Street at Ketchikan
Storefronts on Creek Street at Ketchikan

Known for its timber, Ketchikan hosts the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, where athletes throw, race and chop their way to victory. Explore one of the world’s oldest collection of totem poles at the Totem Pole Heritage Center, or stroll along Creek Street. As the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan’s waters make for incredible fishing. Cast your rod into a sea of opportunity on a cruise to Alaska.

Skagway boardwalk on an Alaska cruise
Skagway boardwalk on an Alaska cruise

Once the gateway to Alaska's Gold Rush, Skagway strikes a dramatic image nestled between the water's edge and mountains. Follow in the footsteps of miners with a ride on a scenic train along the famous White Pass route through coastal mountains. During your Alaska cruise, explore the Yukon's pristine wilderness, pan for gold with professionals or meet sled dog puppies in training.

Lush greenery hiding the Stanley Park's Tea House in Vancouver
Lush greenery hiding the Stanley Park's Tea House in Vancouver

Canada's third largest city feels like a North American metropolis mixed with a small European town. Explore the rainforest within Vancouver, B.C. — Stanley Park — and visit the continent's second largest Chinatown during your Alaska cruise vacation. Soar above the city's lush natural environment in a sky gondola for panoramic views, or get up close to the local sea life at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Why Choose This Itinerary?

Discover the top reasons to sail on a Voyage of the Glaciers cruise.

Margerie glacier in Glacier Bay National Park
  1. Two Incredible Glacier Viewing Experiences
    Get up close to not one, but two of Mother Nature’s masterpieces on our Voyage of the Glaciers cruise.
  2. A Visit to Prince William Sound
    During your Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, travel 500 miles farther north across the Gulf of Alaska to see Prince William Sound, prized for its abundance of marine and coastal life.
  3. Three Historic Ports of Call
    Unpack once and visit three of Alaska’s best cities — gold-laden Skagway, salmon-rich Ketchikan and the capital city of Juneau.
  4. Many Voyages
    With multiple Voyage of the Glaciers sailings on three ships throughout the summer, choose your preferred date and ship.
  5. Access to Alaska’s Interior
    Add extra nights to your Voyage of the Glaciers vacation with a cruisetour that takes you to Denali National Park.
  6. Additional time in Vancouver, B.C.
    From Gastown to Grouse Mountain, dive deeper into the ever-evolving city of Vancouver before or after your Voyage of the Glaciers cruise.

Ships on this itinerary

Our Princess fleet includes ships that range from our smaller vessels to large ships. From a balcony stateroom, marvel at the glaciers passing by before enjoying local seafood in one of our many eateries during your Voyage of the Glaciers cruise.

Alaska Cruise Experience

We have a 50-year legacy of sharing the best places and experiences with our guests. On an Alaska cruise, unpack once and explore glaciers, wildlife and national parks.

Alaska excursions

Don't just visit this famous land, live it on Alaska excursions. Rush across the snow on a dog sled with a professional musher, fly fish for salmon in fresh rivers and soar over miles of glacial tundra in a helicopter. Watch migrating humpback whales from the deck of a catamaran or Native craftsman carve a traditional totem pole, and expand your Alaska cruise experience.

Alaska Cruise Onboard Experience

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Our award-winning North to Alaska program brings local personalities, culture and cuisine on board and ashore to immerse you in all things Alaska during your cruise to the Great Land.

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