Alaska: Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound Cruise

Princess Cruises

Enjoy two glacier viewing experiences – including Glacier Bay National Park – then head down Alaska’s Inside Passage en route to welcoming frontier ports, and finally sail through British Columbia’s portion of the Inside Passage — a stunning treat in its own right.

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Sailing Itinerary

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

Day 1Port of Call WhittierDeparture 8:30pm

Overview

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. The city is within the Valdez–Cordova Census Area.

Day 2Port of Call Hubbard Glacier Arrival 3:00pmDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

Stretching over 90 miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier severs into great ice chunks, known as "calves."

Day 3Port of Call Glacier Bay Arrival 9:15amDeparture 7:30pm

Overview

It grinds, cracks and moans as massive pieces of ice split off and crash down. This is not your automatic icemaker on the blink. This is Glacier Bay doing what it's been doing for two centuries. The bay, once covered by sheets of glacial ice, is now a bay revealed. As the glaciers continue to recede, the bay enlarges. Back in 1879, naturalist John Muir was the first to note the glacial movement. Comparing charts from European explorers made 85 years earlier, he determined that the glacial ice had receded by more than 30 miles. Designated a National Park in 1910, today Glacier Bay is a 3.3 million-acre expanse that was buried under a mile-wide wall of ice only 200 years ago. Its natural environment includes five major land ecosystems including wet tundra, coastal western hemlock and spruce forest, alpine tundra, glaciers and icefields, and post-glacial meadows. Each week, dozens of ships traveling the Inside Passage spend the day cruising the 65-mile long bay. As each ship arrives, a National Park Service ranger boards the cruise vessel to provide a running commentary of the treeless mountains, icy fjords, hidden inlets and glacial landscapes as the ship passes by. Glacier Bay isn't just about ice. The ranger will also point out the killer and gray whales, sea otters, porpoises, moose, coyotes, wolves and bears visible in the sea or on the land. Leave your ice pick at home. But don't forget your binoculars.

Day 4Port of Call Skagway Arrival 7:00amDeparture 8:30pm

Overview

Skagway, with a population of 862, is located in the Upper Lynn Canal at the northernmost point on the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, 100 air miles north of Juneau and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The City of Skagway is geographically the largest city in Alaska with 455 square land miles. Skagway's history and spectacular natural setting combine to create unparalleled sightseeing and recreation opportunities. Poke around on your own, or select from a variety of commercial tours. Either way, you will be amply rewarded with the sights and activities in and around Skagway.

Day 5Port of Call Juneau Arrival 6:30amDeparture 4:00pm

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 6Port of Call Ketchikan Arrival 10:00amDeparture 6:00pm

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 Cruising
Day 8Port of Call Vancouver Arrival 7:30am

Overview

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

Onboard the Coral Princess

Ship Rating

3.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.4/5 (1247 Ratings)

Coral Princess® offers 90% ocean-view staterooms - with over 700 balconies and a wrap-around Promenade Deck. The ship features an array of dining options, such as the Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse, as well as a European-themed casino and Crooners martini bar.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Theater

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Internet Center
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Religious Services
  • Self-Service Laundromat
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service

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

Dining Room

Main Dining

Provence Dining Room: At the time of booking, you may request your dining preference (seating time and table size), which will be assigned for the duration of the cruise. Table assignments are confirmed by the cruise line based on availability.

Bordeaux Dining Room: This open seating option allows you to choose when and with whom you dine. On certain ships, open seating is only offered for breakfast and lunch.

Sabatini's

Specialty Dining

Sabatini's Italian Trattoria: A new menu features handmade pasta dishes from Chef Angelo Auriana of renowned L.A. restaurants The Factory Kitchen and Officine BRERA, plus treasured family recipes from Italian chefs across the fleet. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Bayou Café & Steakhouse: Experience the first New Orleans-style restaurant at sea, featuring Creole and Cajun traditional cuisine, such as jambalaya, etouffee and crawfish gumbo. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef's Table Experience: Taking dining to a new level, the Chef’s Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. This restaurant is available for an additional cost. Limited capacity, reservations required.

Crab Shack: Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this pop-up restaurant that includes your choice of favorites like a classic crawfish boil, steamed crab, Cajun-style shrimp, mussels and clams. This pop-up dining experience is only offered on select evenings during a voyage. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Ultimate Balcony Dining℠: Upscale dining for breakfast or dinner, featuring delicious delicacies and private service, all on your own balcony. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Princess Pizzeria

Casual Dining

Horizon Court: 24-hour casual buffet dining.

International Café: Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Princess Pizzeria: Poolside pizzeria serving fresh pizza by the slice.

The Bar and Grill: Follow your nose to where the burgers are flipping and the hot dogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service.

Room Service: Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.


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

Affordable staterooms feature twin beds that make up into a queen, refrigerator, spacious closet and a bathroom with shower.

Interior (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; TV; Refrigerator; 156-166 sq.ft.

Interior (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; TV; Refrigerator; 156-166 sq.ft.

Interior (Category: IC)

Category: IC
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; TV; Refrigerator; 156-166 sq.ft.

Interior (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; TV; Refrigerator; 156-166 sq.ft.

Interior (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; TV; Refrigerator; 156-166 sq.ft.

Interior (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; TV; Refrigerator; 156-166 sq.ft.

Nicely-appointed staterooms feature a picture window and bathroom with shower.

Premium Oceanview (Category: O5)

Category: O5

Premium Oceanview (Category: O6)

Category: O6

Oceanview (Category: OB)

Category: OB
Spacious closet; Writing desk; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Picture window; TV; Refrigerator; 162-212 sq.ft.

Oceanview (Category: OC)

Category: OC
Spacious closet; Writing desk; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Picture window; TV; Refrigerator; 162-212 sq.ft.

Oceanview (Category: OD)

Category: OD
Spacious closet; Writing desk; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Picture window; TV; Refrigerator; 162-212 sq.ft.

Oceanview (Category: OE)

Category: OE
Spacious closet; Writing desk; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Picture window; TV; Refrigerator; 162-212 sq.ft.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OV)

Category: OV
All amenities of an interior stateroom; Picture window; Partially or fully obstructed view with natural light

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OW)

Category: OW
All amenities of an interior stateroom; Picture window; Partially or fully obstructed view with natural light

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OY)

Category: OY
All amenities of an interior stateroom; Picture window; Partially or fully obstructed view with natural light

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OZ)

Category: OZ
All amenities of an interior stateroom; Picture window; Partially or fully obstructed view with natural light

Staterooms feature a private balcony, siting area with desk, spacious walk-in closet and bathroom with shower.

Premium Balcony (Category: B1)

Category: B1
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Premium Balcony (Category: B2)

Category: B2
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (obstructed view) (Category: BY)

Category: BY
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Balcony (obstructed view) (Category: BZ)

Category: BZ
Sitting area with desk; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Balcony; TV; Refrigerator; Total area: 217-248 sq.ft.

Features separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk, refrigerator, some with wet bar, bathroom and balcony or window.

Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: M1)

Category: M1

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Separate sitting area with sofa bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Balcony; Two TVs; Refrigerator; Total area: 280-302 sq.ft.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MD)

Category: MD
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Separate sitting area with sofa bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Balcony; Two TVs; Refrigerator; Total area: 280-302 sq.ft.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: ME)

Category: ME
Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Separate sitting area with sofa bed; Spacious closet; Bathroom with shower; Balcony; Two TVs; Refrigerator; Total area: 280-302 sq.ft.

Mini-Suite without Balcony (Category: MY)

Category: MY
Separate sitting area with sofa bed; Wet bar; Walk-in closet; Bathroom with tub and shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Window; Two TVs; Refrigerator; 280-302 sq.ft.

Premium Suite with Balcony (Category: S5)

Category: S5
Separate sitting area with sofa bed; Wet bar; Walk-in closet; Bathroom with tub and shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Two TVs; Refrigerator; Total area: 470 sq.ft.

Vista Suite with Balcony (Category: S6)

Category: S6
Separate sitting area with sofa bed; Wet bar; Walk-in closet; Bathroom with tub and shower; Twin beds convertible into queen-size bed; Two TVs; Refrigerator; Total area: 470 sq.ft.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sports Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Will accommodate third personWill accommodate third person
Will accommodate a rollawayWill accommodate a rollaway
Will accommodate third and fourth personWill accommodate third and fourth person
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Wheelchair-accessible stateroom; roll-in shower onlyWheelchair-accessible stateroom; roll-in shower only
Ambulatory accessible stateroom, accessible features may include grab bars and/or fold down shower seatsAmbulatory accessible stateroom, accessible features may include grab bars and/or fold down shower seats

Ship Facts

Coral Princess ship image
  • Ship Name: Coral Princess
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Year Refurbished: 2019
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2003
  • Ship Class: Coral
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,586
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 16
  • Number of Crew: 895
  • Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 157
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 527
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 108
  • Tonnage (GRT): 91,627
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,000
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,000
  • Suites with Balcony: 208
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Available Dates & Prices

Terms & Conditions

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