San Francisco and Alaska Cruise

  • 15 Days

  • Western USA

With its cultural diversity and historic attractions, San Francisco can be difficult to leave; this cruise of sublime Alaskan wilderness gives you good reason. Wander Skagway’s old-time boardwalks and saloons and float across the glacial waters of Tracy Arm Fjord.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

of 15 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 13th May 2018

Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

Overview

With its cultural diversity and historic attractions, San Francisco can be difficult to leave; this cruise of sublime Alaskan wilderness gives you good reason. Wander Skagway’s old-time boardwalks and saloons and float across the glacial waters of Tracy Arm Fjord.

At a glance

  • San Francisco A three-night stay to explore this West Coast gem's iconic historic landmarks.
  • Ketchikan Situated on Revillagigedo Island and known for its Native American totem poles and glacier-carved wilderness.
  • Juneau Soak up the atmosphere of this lively port as fishing boats and seaplanes arrive.
  • Skagway Gateway to Alaska's Klondike Gold Rush: home to weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons.
  • Tracy Arm Fjord scenic cruising See glistening icebergs float past and keep an eye out for black and brown bears on the shore.

Day 1

UK - San Francisco

On arrival, transfer to your hotel for three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 2 - 3

San Francisco

Enjoy two full days to explore the city; wander the peaceful forest trails of the Presidio and try some local clam chowder at lively Fisherman's Wharf. Keep an eye out for local sea lions perched on the docks!

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

San Francisco to embark

Spend the morning at leisure before you transfer to the port to embark the Grand Princess for your once-in-a-lifetime Alaska cruise.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Ketchikan

Situated on Revillagigedo Island is the colourful Ketchikan, known as the salmon capital of the world. Ketchikan is backed by forested hills facing a picturesque waterway with fishing boats, floatplanes and ferries, and is abundant with bars and charismatic totem poles. Ketchikan is charmingly small at just a few miles long and only a few blocks wide and it located just 90-miles north of Prince Rupert. Optional excursions include Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and 'flightseeing' to Misty Fjords National Monument.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Juneau

Alaska's capital, Juneau, is only accessible by seaplane or boat and has a Gold Rush story to rival that of Klondike. Choose between joining an optional wildlife cruise, a salmon fishing trip or an excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier. In the winter, Juneau is a hive of legislators and their loyal aides, and in the summer it's alive with waves of tourists. It's arguably the most scenically pleasing capital of the nation. Walk the maze of narrow streets and slanted houses, moulded within a network of staircases within the city centre. Soak up the bustling atmosphere along the waterfront with cruises ships, fishing boats and floatplanes continuously buzzing in and out. And finally, view the Juneau Ice Field which covers the Coastal range, with glaciers that tumble down between the mountainsides, a quaint frame to the charming city.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Skagway

Arrive in Skagway, one of the driest places in the Southeast and a gateway to Alaska's Klondike Gold Rush of Canada's Yukon. Skagway still has old-fashioned, weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Explore the trails and historic railways or take advantage of the excellent dining options. Skagway is a truly spectacular place to arrive in by sea, and you'll find many people dressed as they would in the former gold-rush days. It's a strange city, a city of conflicts and contrasts, bordering a waterway that never freezes. It's most surreal feature is that its roads lead to nowhere making it the most geographically secluded state capital in the country. Optional sightseeing includes a ride in a vintage parlour car to see the White Pass and Yukon route. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore, before setting sail again later in the evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Tracy Arm Fjord

Named after Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Tracy, this narrow fjord is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Juneau. Breathtaking Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly a quarter of its area covered in ice. In fact, it encompasses some of Alaska's largest glaciers, including the twin Sawyer glaciers, which often expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. During the summer when Princess ships visit, icebergs float along the surface of the glistening water in an array of sizes, from just a few inches up to three stories wide. Protected within the Tongass National Forest, Tracy Arm Fjord is a haven for wildlife. Black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, mountain goats and a variety of seabirds have been spotted in the area. As you glide through the pristine fjord, you'll first pass by a lush forest where a number of beautiful waterfalls cascade down, and then you'll be treated to views of snowcapped mountains and blue-tinged glaciers more spectacular than you could ever imagine.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Victoria

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring some of the sights in this beautiful and quaint city. Explore the exhibits of the Royal British Columbia Museum, or maybe head out on a whale-watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

San Francisco - UK

Disembark in San Francisco and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • San Francisco: Executive Hotel Vintage Court

Notes

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

Your ship

Grand Princess

With innovative features like Movies Under the Stars, the Italian-inspired Piazza and The Sanctuary, there are plenty of ways to help you escape completely. 

Sip on a variety of soothing teas at Leaves Tea Lounge & Library, or enjoy hand-tossed pizza in Alfredo’s, the full-service pizzeria. Plus, the new nightclub, The One5, provides a vibrant ambience to dance the night away.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
Ship facts
  • Style: Resort
  • Class: Grand class
  • Size: Large
  • Number of crew: 1150
  • Number of cabins: 1301
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 27
  • Capacity: 2606 passengers
  • Main language on board: en
  • Currency on board: USD
  • Number of decks: 17
  • Gross tonnage: 109000
  • Length (m): 290
  • Width (m): 48.5
  • Speed in knots: 22
  • Launch year: 1998
  • Refit year: 2011
Available cabins on this cruise
Suite with Balcony

This Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony along with special suite-only benefits. As well as a separate seating area with a sofa bed, and walk-in closet, they feature balcony furniture with room for four, two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs, Complimentary mini-bar set-up, CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, and an enhanced nightly turn-down service.

Details

  • Staterooms - 460-777 square feet
  • Balcony - 95-241 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Family Suite with Balcony

This Suite stateroom includes a spacious cabin and large balcony along with special suite-only benefits. As well as a separate seating area with a sofa bed, and walk-in closet, they feature balcony furniture with room for four, two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs, Complimentary mini-bar set-up, CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, and an enhanced nightly turn-down service.

Details

  • Staterooms - 460-777 square feet
  • Balcony - 9 -241 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Mini-Suite with Balcony

The luxurious Mini-Suite offers a separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The bathroom offers a combination tub and shower with Shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Other features include, a welcome glass of champagne, Balcony with patio furniture, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Two flat-panel televisions, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, daily housekeeping service. Some Mini-Suites also have a pullman bed to accommodate a 4th passenger.

Details

  • Staterooms - 323 square feet
  • Balcony - 57 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Premium Balcony

The Premium Balcony and Balcony staterooms are appointed with fine amenities such as Balcony patio furniture, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, Private bathroom with shower and Shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow. Premium staterooms feature a large balcony of 54 to 109 square feet and/or have a rear-facing balcony from which to enjoy dramatic wake views. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

Details

  • Staterooms - 231-298 square feet
  • Balcony 45-109 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Oceanview

Featuring a picture window for memorable views, the Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

Details

  • Staterooms - 179 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Interior

The Interior staterooms are richly appointed with fine amenities such as Twin beds convertible to a queen-size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V AC electrical outlet with U.S. plug fittings, daily housekeeping service, and nightly turn-down service. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. 

Details

  • Staterooms - 162-182 square feet
  • Sleeps 2-4

Life onboard

Newly enhanced with our latest innovations, Grand Princess continues to offer the signature service for which Princess Cruises is renowned.

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