Alaska: Voyage of the Glaciers with Glacier Bay Northbound Cruise

Princess Cruises

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 waves for wildlife, like brown bears and migrating whales while Park Rangers teach you the history and geology of the park.

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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 VancouverDeparture 4:30pm

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.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Ketchikan Arrival 6:30amDeparture 3:00pm

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 4Port of Call Juneau Arrival 8:00amDeparture 9:00pm

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 5Port 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 6Port of Call Glacier Bay Arrival 6:00amDeparture 3:00pm

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 7Port of Call College Fjord Arrival 6:00pmDeparture 8:30pm

Overview

College Fjord, which branches off of Prince William Sound, plunges into the heart of the Chugach Mountains. As the name suggests, the glaciers along the fjord are generally named after East Coast Ivy League colleges. Baltimore Glacier flows from the northwest into Harvard Glacier, at the end of the fjord. Note how the medial at the center of Baltimore Glacier is picked up by Harvard Glacier and carried to the sea. Dominating the terminus of College Fjord is Harvard Glacier, a tidewater glacier noted for its very active calving. While more than 90 percent of all glaciers in Alaska are retreating, Harvard Glacier is slowly advancing. Notice the harbor seals resting on the ice. Glaciers calve with a sharp boom that sounds similar to a massive detonation of high explosives, followed by a roar as thousands of tons of ice plunge into the sea.

Day 8Port of Call Whittier Arrival 12:30am

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.

Onboard the Grand Princess

Ship Rating

3.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.3/5 (2232 Ratings)

Grand Princess® is a consummate host at sea, rivaling the most luxurious resorts on land. Included among the myriad of features are more than 700 balcony staterooms and an entire deck of mini-suites, the Lotus Spa®, Movies Under the Stars®, and dozens of dining and entertainment options.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Theater

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor
  • Pool - Indoor/Covered
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Educational Classes
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Conference 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
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Center
  • 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

Botticelli 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.

Michelangelo and Da Vinci Dining Rooms: 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.

Ultimate Balcony Dining(SM): 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.

Crown Grill: An upscale and more refined approach to the traditional steakhouse, this venue features some of the best, most tender cuts of beef, such as New York and porterhouse, plus a prime rib carving station. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef’s Table Experience: A multi-course menu that is specially created by the chef, and is not offered anywhere else on the ship. Specially selected wines complement the meal, and each couple at the Chef's Table will receive a personalized autographed copy of Courses, A Culinary Journey. This restaurant is available for an additional cost. Limited capacity, reservations required.

Crab Shack: Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Vines Wine Bar: Vines boasts an extensive collection of wines, like Opus One, Super Tuscans, fine sparkling wines and regional offerings for purchase. The menu also includes wine flights and a selection of wines by the glass.

International Café

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.

Alfredo's Pizzeria: Poolside pizzeria serving fresh pizza by the slice.

Trident Grill: Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs 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

Staterooms feature a refrigerator, spacious closet and bathroom with shower.

Interior (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Approximately 160 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Approximately 160 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IC)

Category: IC
Approximately 160 to 182 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Approximately 160 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Approximately 160 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Approximately 160 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

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

Oceanview (Category: OF)

Category: OF
Approximately 163 to 171 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views.

Oceanview (Category: OC)

Category: OC
Approximately 163 to 171 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views.

Porthole Oceanview (Category: OE)

Category: OE
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a rear-facing porthole for memorable views.

Oceanview (Category: OF)

Category: OF
Approximately 163 to 171 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OV)

Category: OV
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OW)

Category: OW
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OY)

Category: OY
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: OZ)

Category: OZ
Approximately 168 sq. ft., this well-appointed stateroom features a picture window with an obstructed view.

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

Premium Balcony (Category: B2)

Category: B2
Approximately 274 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Premium Balcony (Category: B4)

Category: B4
Approximately 274 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides dramatic wake views from a rear-facing private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Approximately 232 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Approximately 232 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Approximately 232 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Approximately 232 to 274 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Approximately 232 to 274 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Approximately 232 sq. ft. including balcony, this cabin provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

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

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

Category: M1
Approximately 323 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Approximately 323 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious cabin provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MD)

Category: MD
Approximately 323 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious cabin provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: ME)

Category: ME
Approximately 323 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious cabin provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower.

Grand Suite with Balcony (Category: S1)

Category: S1
Approximately 730 sq. ft. including balcony, the Grand Suite features an expansive cabin and oversized aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Owner's Suite with Balcony (Category: S2)

Category: S2
Approximately 591 sq. ft. including balcony, the Owner's Suite features an expansive cabin and balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S3)

Category: S3
Approximately 468 to 473 sq. ft. including balcony, the Penthouse Suite features a spacious cabin and rear-facing balcony with spectacular wake views. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S4)

Category: S4
Approximately 536 sq. ft. including balcony, the Penthouse Suite features a spacious cabin and separate seating area with a sofa bed. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Vista Suite with Balcony (Category: S6)

Category: S6
Approximately 484 to 527 sq. ft. including balcony, the Vista Suite features a spacious cabin and aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Window Suite, no Balcony (Category: S7)

Category: S7
Approximately 319 to 341 sq. ft., the Window Suite features a picture window from which to enjoy the views. Includes exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Two-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony (Category: S8)

Category: S8
Approximately 595 sq. ft. including balcony, the Family Suite features 2 bedrooms to accommodate up to 8 passengers. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sky Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Two-bedroom family suite (connecting staterooms with private balcony, accommodate up to eight persons)Two-bedroom family suite (connecting staterooms with private balcony, accommodate up to eight persons)
Will accommodate third personWill accommodate third person
PortholesPortholes
Two lower beds not convertible to queen, shower onlyTwo lower beds not convertible to queen, shower only
Queen bed not convertible to two twin bedsQueen bed not convertible to two twin beds
Will accommodate third and fourth personWill accommodate third and fourth person
Fully accessible stateroom, roll-in shower onlyFully accessible stateroom, roll-in shower only
Will accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bedWill accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bed
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

Grand Princess ship image
  • Ship Name: Grand Princess
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Year Refurbished: 2016
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 1998
  • Ship Class: Grand
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,600
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 17
  • Number of Crew: 1,100
  • Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 218
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 502
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 366
  • Tonnage (GRT): 107,517
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,600
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,301
  • Suites with Balcony: 206
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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