Alaska: Buyer's Choice Dawes Glacier, Juneau & Ketchikan Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

One of the most scenic and thrilling cruises is Alaska, and this 7-day itinerary even includes Icy Strait Point and its wilderness experiences. Just outside of Juneau is where you'll find the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Walk the nature trails and explore the Visitor Center with its view of the Juneau Ice Field. Icy Strait Point is home to the largest Native Tlingit village in the state and its waters are teeming with wildlife, including orcas and humpbacks. Since every shop at Icy Strait Point is Native-owned, this is the place for authentic goods and handicrafts. Your last port is Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. With its green spaces and Victorian architecture, it is stunning. See Butchart Gardens and the stately Craigdarroch Castle.

Buyer's Choice Included Extras Available for an Additional Cost♦

  • Photo Package (15 digital photos, 1 Light up Frame, 1 Printed Photo)

  • Bingo Package (ages 18 and older)

  • $50 Spa credit for two (age 18 and older, select services, port days only)

  • 200-Minute Internet Package (one login per stateroom, includes activation fee)

  • $25 Casino Play (per person, ages 18 and older)

  • One bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries

Costco Member Exclusive Included Extras

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members receive an annual 2% Reward, up to $1,000, on qualified Costco Travel purchases

Digital Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Digital Costco Shop Card with every Norwegian Cruise Line sailing†

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1 Port of Call Seattle Departure 5:00pm

Overview

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3 Port of Call Sitka Arrival 10:30am Departure 6:00pm

Overview

One look at lovely Sitka and you'll know why Alexander Baranof, governor of the Russian American Company, decided to build his "castle" here. With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town. Sitka's past is a unique blend of Tlingit culture and Russian history. Our historic and scenic community is situated on Baranof Island, nestled between forested mountains and the great Pacific Ocean, on the outer waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Sitka offers a combination of Native culture, Russian history, and Alaskan wilderness which will provide a diverse and unequaled experience. Wildlife adds to Sitka's natural beauty. Our mild climate, rich habitat and relatively low human population make Sitka one of the best places to view wildlife. Nearby waters are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales in the late fall and early spring. Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity to view tufted puffins and other sea birds at St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge. While out on the ocean, you may also spot sea otters, sea lions and other marine wildlife. Sitka lies at the heart of the largest temperate rain forest in the world, the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy the fresh outdoors on well-marked mountain trails. Take to the water for a picturesque boat trip or kayaking adventure among nearby islands or charter a boat to nearby fishing grounds to fish for world-class salmon and halibut.

Day 4 Port of Call Juneau Arrival 6:30am Departure 1:30pm

Overview

Considered the "gem" of Southeast Alaska, the city is nestled against the ocean, tucked tight against the mountains and back-dropped by the lush green of the largest national forest in the United States, the Tongass. Visitors will find that Juneau is not only the state's capital, but it's also a melting pot of history, unique topography and jaw-dropping scenery that is found nowhere else on the planet. Whether it's wildlife viewing, glacier trekking, ziplining or just shopping for locally created artwork, visitors to this remote yet extraordinary region will certainly find a bit of "Alaska" to take home.

Day 4 Endicott Arm

Overview

Amid a forest of trees and a pristine mountain expanse you'll find a steep waterway otherwise known as Endicott Arm. The "arm" pierces 30 miles into the Coast Mountain Range offering up some spectacular sights for cruise passengers. Floating with you in Endicott Arm are 3-story pieces of ice that have "calved" (split) from the glaciers that line the waterway. Some of those chunks of ice are as long as a city block; some are as small as an ice cube. A visit to Endicott Arm proves that the best way to see and appreciate the wildlife and glaciers of Alaska is from the window or railing of your cruise ship. Keep those binoculars handy. As you move slowly and silently through the arm look for black and brown bears, mountain goats, wolverines, Sitka black-tailed deer, eagles, sea lions and harbor seals. Spectacular wildlife framed by glistening glaciers and blue, blue waters. Just another day in Alaska!

Day 5 Port of Call Icy Strait Arrival 6:00am Departure 3:00pm

Overview

Humpback whales feed in Icy Strait above North Chichagof Island, an important travel corridor for many marine mammals, including federally threatened Steller's sea lions. The area's coastal marshes and mudflats are important as resting areas for shorebirds and waterfowl, and provide spring feeding areas for brown bears. Marbled murrelets feed in large numbers within the waters of Icy Strait and nest in the island's coastal old growth forest.

Day 6 Port of Call Ketchikan Arrival 6:00am Departure 1:15pm

Overview

A city of southeast Alaska on an island in the Alexander Archipelago. A supply point for miners during the gold rush of the 1890s, it is now a major port and tourist center on the Inside Passage. Population: 7,450.

Day 7 Port of Call Victoria/Canada Arrival 8:00pm Departure 11:59pm

Overview

Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.

Day 8 Port of Call Seattle Arrival 6:00am

Overview

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Onboard the Norwegian Bliss

Costco Member Reviews

Imagine exhilaration while exploring the wilds of Alaska. Imagine relaxation upon finding your slice of paradise in The Caribbean. Imagine Bliss. That’s what you’ll experience when you vacation on board Norwegian Bliss. Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters. Come aboard and experience the best dining, entertainment, and amenities at sea against a backdrop of unrivaled natural beauty. Whether you choose to go tropical or a little wild, there’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on one of Norwegian’s newest ships: Bliss.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Pool Deck

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Water Slide
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Spa Thermal Suite

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Center

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

The Manhattan Room

Main Dining

Savor: Balancing classic favorites with unique new dishes, dining at Savor is a must. Offering guests an extensive menu of deliciously fresh flavors along with chic and modern decor, visiting this Main Dining Room is always in style. Complimentary.

Taste: Serving a wide variety of cuisine, Taste offers a stylish and contemporary atmosphere. Plus, with a menu that changes daily and carefully selected wine recommendations, you'll experience a different culinary adventure with every visit. Complimentary.

The Manhattan Room: One of three Main Dining Rooms, The Manhattan Room is where guests can enjoy specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Complimentary.

Ocean Blue

Specialty Dining

American Diner: Pull up a chair at this casual diner and order from a diverse selection including lobster rolls and crispy chicken. Experience a slice of Americana with every bite. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Cagney’s Steakhouse: Steak is the standard at Norwegian's American-style steakhouse. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef® perfectly prepared. And don’t forget to order Cagney's famous truffle fries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Coco's: Come to Coco's because anytime is a good time to savor a decadent Mad Milkshake! With assorted bonbons and chocolate specialties from around the world, gelato, crepes and more divine treats than days in your cruise, Coco's is the sweetest spot in the entire ship. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Dolce Gelato: Slow churned, dense and intense in flavor, gelato is Italy's answer to ice cream. And with so many flavors to choose from, our version is the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely stroll. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Food Republic: Travel somewhere new with every delicious bite at the Food Republic by the Pubbelly Boys. A fusion of foods and cultures from around the globe, every sumptuous dish has been specially curated by the Pubbelly Boys, the culinary team who have reinvented the South Beach dining scene. Travel to Peru with the boys and indulge in their version of ceviche. Jet away to Japan and try a new kind of sushi roll. Or have a hearty helping of noodles from China the way the boys envisioned it. With new iPad menus, a variety of familiar favorites and unique additions from around the globe, you can travel the world without ever leaving the ship. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

La Cucina: Buonasera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at Norwegian's vibrant Italian ristorante. Dine on classics like pasta carbonara or lobster fettuccine. Then indulge in the affogato. Your good evening just got better. Seating options include inside, atrium al fresco or ocean-side. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Bistro: You may think you're in La Colombe d'Or, the charming French hotel filled with the art of its famous patrons, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Renoir. Le Bistro is a feast for the senses. The walls are adorned with paintings and the menu is filled with modern classical and contemporary French gourmet fare. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Los Lobos: Bienvenido a Los Lobos, a premium Mexican restaurant celebrating traditional flavors with a modern twist. From handcrafted margaritas to carne asada marinated in guajillo chiles and tequila to Ibarra chocolate ice cream topped with dulce de leche sauce, the chefs at Los Lobos focus on the details and unique flavor combinations. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Ocean Blue: Tastefully nautical and temptingly delicious, Ocean Blue is not to be missed for seafood lovers. Whether dining inside or oceanside on The Waterfront, enjoy fantastic vistas and fresh, locally-sourced seafood. Cruising Alaska? Savor fresh Alaska salmon. Island hopping The Caribbean? Scoop up some flavorful ceviche or grilled snapper. Add a little local flavor to your day at Ocean Blue. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Teppanyaki: Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at this authentic Japanese hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. The chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

The Bake Shop: Indulge your sweet tooth with decadent treats such as French macarons, chocolate bonbons and gourmet cupcakes. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

The Haven Restaurant: A private fine-dining experience for guests of The Haven, serving unique signature dishes and wine offerings from Norwegian's impressive selection (private access for guests of The Haven only).

Q Texas Smokehouse: Smoked over hickory, oak and pecan wood, all meats are infused with delicious flavors – whether ribs, chicken or brisket. Tap your cowboy boots to the beat of live country music and dig into some authentic Texas BBQ. Whether cruising Alaska or the tropics, you're only a short walk away from the smokehouse. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Garden Café

Casual Dining

Garden Café: Chefs whip-up freshly, prepared-to-order omelets, crêpes, pasta, seafood, ethnic cuisine, burgers, delightful desserts and more. Complimentary.

The Haven Lounge: Exclusive to The Haven guests, enjoy your favorite cocktail and light bites surrounded by ultimate luxury (private access for guests of The Haven only).

The Local Bar & Grill: The Local offers classic pub fare in a relaxed atmosphere. With popular dishes like the Reuben Sandwich and Fish n' Chips, The Local has all your favorite comfort foods. Complimentary.


Disclaimer regarding ship dining

Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

This stateroom offers two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and two pullman beds.

Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA

Sailaway Inside (Category: IX)

Category: IX

Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF

Inside (Category: IB)

Category: IB

Family Inside (Category: I4)

Category: I4

Solo Inside (Category: IT)

Category: IT

These staterooms offer clear views of the ocean, two single beds that convert to a queen-size bed, and a private bathroom.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OA)

Category: OA

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OB)

Category: OB

Sailaway Oceanview (Category: OX)

Category: OX

Family Oceanview (Category: O4)

Category: O4

Family Oceanview (Category: O5)

Category: O5

Solo Oceanview (Category: OT)

Category: OT

These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests.

Aft-Facing Balcony (Category: B1)

Category: B1

Large Balcony (Category: B6)

Category: B6

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF

Sailaway Balcony (Category: BX)

Category: BX

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB

Family Balcony (Category: B4)

Category: B4

Solo Balcony (Category: BT)

Category: BT

Suites offer a comfortable bedroom, a living area and a private balcony.

Club Balcony Suite with Larger Balcony (Category: M6)

Category: M6

Family Club Balcony Suite (Category: M4)

Category: M4

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MA)

Category: MA

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MB)

Category: MB

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MC)

Category: MC

Sailaway Club Balcony Suite (Category: MX)

Category: MX

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony (Category: H2)

Category: H2

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Large Balcony (Category: H5)

Category: H5

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony (Category: H6)

Category: H6

The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: HB)

Category: HB

The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony (Category: HC)

Category: HC

The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: HE)

Category: HE

The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony (Category: HF)

Category: HF

The Haven Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony (Category: HG)

Category: HG

The Haven Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: HI)

Category: HI

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 20
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom with facilities for the disabledStateroom with facilities for the disabled
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Third-person occupancy availableThird-person occupancy available
Third- and/or fourth-person occupancy availableThird- and/or fourth-person occupancy available
Third-, fourth- and/or fifth-person occupancy availableThird-, fourth- and/or fifth-person occupancy available
Up-to-sixth-person occupancy availableUp-to-sixth-person occupancy available
ElevatorElevator
RestroomRestroom
Inside stateroom doors open to center interior corridorsInside stateroom doors open to center interior corridors

Ship Facts

Norwegian Bliss ship image
  • Ship Name: Norwegian Bliss
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Year Refurbished: 2021
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2018
  • Ship Class: Breakaway Plus Class
  • Maximum Capacity: 6,057
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 20
  • Number of Crew: 1,716
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 111
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 1,396
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 456
  • Tonnage (GRT): 168,028
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 4,004
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 2,043
  • Suites with Balcony: 80
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Available Dates & Prices

Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy, is valid for select stateroom categories only, and does not include the Buyer's Choice Included Extras. The Buyer's Choice rate will be shown in the Rates section on the Stateroom Category page during booking.

♦Included Extras are per stateroom, cannot be substituted, are nontransferable, and have no cash value. If unused, no reimbursement given. Offers applied to 1st guest in stateroom (unless noted otherwise). Photo Package: Duplicate prints not included. 1 printed photo (to compliment the frame) per stateroom. Photo package excludes photos taken at Perspective Photography Studio. Certain exclusions apply. Bingo Package: $39 promotional play applied to guest 1 and 2 for two sessions; three cards for three games within each session. Spa credit: Applied to guest 1 and 2 ($100 total per stateroom), age 18+. Only valid on port days and select services. Cannot be divided between multiple visits. Internet Package: Not available at Great Stirrup Cay or Harvest Caye. Casino Play: $25 promotional play applied to guests 1 and 2; $50 for single occupancy bookings. Slot machines only.

†One Digital Costco Shop Card per room/stateroom, per stay. The exact amount of the Digital Costco Shop Card will be calculated during the booking process. The Digital Costco Shop Card promotion is nontransferable and may not be combined with any other promotion. A Digital Costco Shop Card will arrive by email approximately 10 days after the start of your cruise. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for additional information.

Ship's registry: The Bahamas

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