Alaska: Off The Beaten Path Cruisetour - Tour #PA7

Princess Cruises

Cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage before diving deeper into the wilderness with a seven-night land tour. Travel by scenic motorcoach to the Kenai Peninsula before taking in stunning views in Mt. McKinley and Denali and immerse yourself into the Gold Rush Era in Fairbanks.

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Sailing Itinerary

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

Day 1 Port of Call Vancouver Departure 4:00pm

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 3 Port of Call Ketchikan Arrival 6:30am Departure 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 4 Port of Call Juneau Arrival 8:00am Departure 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 5 Port of Call Skagway Arrival 7:00am Departure 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 6 Port of Call Glacier Bay Arrival 6:00am Departure 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 7 Port of Call College Fjord Arrival 6:00pm Departure 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 8 Port 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.

Day 8 Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Day 9 Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Day 10 Mount McKinley Princess Lodge

Overview

From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge you know you're somewhere special. Bordering the south side of Denali National Park on the banks of the Chulitna River, this Lodge is a true wilderness retreat. RELAX IN STYLE Each of the bungalow-style guest rooms is nestled peacefully in this wilderness getaway. Relax in comfort and style in rooms with one king, or two double beds, lofty, nine-foot ceilings with fans, a sitting area, a television and a telephone. In addition, each of our suites features a sitting room, bedroom, wet bar, and jacuzzi bath -- the perfect choice to make any occasion extra special. "THE GREAT ONE" In the main lodge there's a room so spectacular we've named it The Great Room. An irresistible haven with an impressive stone fireplace, The Great Room features cozy sitting areas, tables for card and board games, and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that look out upon majestic Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range -- with one of the most inspirational views of The Mountain found anywhere. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Experience our serene surroundings from the comfort of the Lodge or venture outdoors to explore the wilderness. To assist you, we have a Tour Desk staffed with Princess professionals who are available to help you get an insider's look at this special part of Alaska. A variety of exciting outdoor adventures await you including fishing tours, river rafting, a jetboat safari and even a thrilling flight that takes you to the base of Mt. McKinley. FINE FOOD, FABULOUS VIEW Anytime you travel with Princess, you're sure to sample outstanding cuisine in remarkable settings. The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge carries on that tradition with a dining experience for every taste. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine and panoramic views in the Mountain View Restaurant or casual fare in the Cub Café. Choose appetizers and your favorite refreshment in Grizzly's Bar or while relaxing on the outdoor terrace. At Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge we cater to your every mood.

Day 11 Denali Princess Lodge

Overview

Located only one mile from the Park entrance, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the premium riverside accommodation in the Denali area. An expansive deck overlooks Denali National Park and the Nenana River - the ideal spot to relax, visit with friends and savor the exquisite landscape. The Denali Princess Lodge features a luxurious lobby, extensive viewing deck with hot tubs, and a highly rated dining experience on the bluff above the Nenana River, looking out towards Denali National Park. All Park tours and activities depart from the Denali Princess Lodge. In addition to fine dining, there are also casual dining options and an entertaining dinner theater performance each evening. Whether you are visiting in spring, summer or fall, the Denali Princess Lodge offers exceptional quality and value.

Day 12 Denali Princess Lodge

Overview

Located only one mile from the Park entrance, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the premium riverside accommodation in the Denali area. An expansive deck overlooks Denali National Park and the Nenana River - the ideal spot to relax, visit with friends and savor the exquisite landscape. The Denali Princess Lodge features a luxurious lobby, extensive viewing deck with hot tubs, and a highly rated dining experience on the bluff above the Nenana River, looking out towards Denali National Park. All Park tours and activities depart from the Denali Princess Lodge. In addition to fine dining, there are also casual dining options and an entertaining dinner theater performance each evening. Whether you are visiting in spring, summer or fall, the Denali Princess Lodge offers exceptional quality and value.

Day 13 Fairbanks

Overview

If the story of the founding of Fairbanks had happened anywhere else, it wouldn't be told so proudly, for the city's father was a swindler, and its undignified birth contained an element of chance not usually admitted in polite society. As the popular story goes (and the historians' version is fairly close), it seems that in 1901, E. T. Barnette decided to get rich by starting a gold-mining boomtown like the others that had sprouted from Dawson City to Nome as the stampeders of 1898 sloshed back and forth across the territory from one gold find to the next. He booked passage on a riverboat going up the Tanana with his supplies to build the town, having made an understanding with the captain that, should the vessel get stuck, he would lighten the load by getting off with the materials on the nearest bank. Unfortunately, the captain got lost. Thinking he was heading up a slough on the Tanana, he got sidetracked into the relatively small Chena River. That was where the boat got stuck and where Barnette got left, and that was where he founded Fairbanks. Fortunately for Barnette, an Italian prospector named Felix Pedro had been looking for gold in the hills around the new trading post, and made a strike on the Tanana. On that news, Barnette dispatched his Chinese cook off to Dawson City to spread the word. The cook's story showed up in a newspaper that winter, and a stampede of hundreds of miners ensued, heading toward Fairbanks in weather as cold as -50°F. Barnette's town was a success, but the cook nearly got lynched when the stampeders found out how far he'd exaggerated the truth. Much more gold was found later, however, and half the population of Dawson City came down river to Fairbanks. Barnette had made it big. The town's future was assured thanks to a political deal. Barnette did a favor for the territory's judge, James Wickersham, by naming the settlement for Wickersham's ally in Congress, Sen. Charles Fairbanks of Indiana, who later became vice president. Wickersham then moved the federal courthouse to Fairbanks from Eagle--he loaded his records on his dogsled and mushed here, establishing the camp as the hub of the region. Wickersham's story is interesting, too. He was a notable explorer, Alaska's first real statesman as a nonvoting delegate to Congress, and father of the Alaska Railroad. Houses he lived in are preserved at Alaskaland in Fairbanks and in Juneau just up the hill from the capitol building. Barnette didn't do as well in history's eyes: He was run out of the town he founded for bank fraud. Fairbanks is Alaska's second-largest city now, with a population of about 30,000 in the city limits and 82,000 in the greater metropolitan area, but it has never learned to put on airs. It sprawls, broad and flat, along big highways and the Chena. It's a friendly, easygoing town, but one where people still take gold and their independence seriously. They're still prospecting and mining for gold around here, fighting off environmental regulation, and maintaining a traditional Alaskan attitude that it's us against the world. Fairbanks is the birthplace of strange political movements, including the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. It's an adamant, loopy, affable place; it doesn't seem to mind being a little bizarre or residing far from the center of things. And that makes it an intensely Alaska city, for those are the qualities Alaskans most cherish in their myth of themselves. Fairbanks can strike a visitor a couple of ways, depending on what you expect and what you like. Fairbanks can come across as a provincial outpost, a touristy cross between Kansas and Siberia. Driving one of the franchise-choked commercial strips, you can wonder why you went out of your way to come here, and the deserted downtown area can be downright depressing. Or you can relax and take Fairbanks on its own terms, as a fun, unpretentious town that never lost its sense of being on the frontier. My children love it here. There's plenty for families to do in Fairbanks, much of it at least a little corny and requiring drives to widespread sites at the university, on the Chena River, in the gold mining area north of town, and at a big town park called Alaskaland. (You must have wheels in Fairbanks.) There are good opportunities for hiking and mountain biking, and great opportunities for canoeing and slow river float trips.

Day 14 Fairbanks

Overview

If the story of the founding of Fairbanks had happened anywhere else, it wouldn't be told so proudly, for the city's father was a swindler, and its undignified birth contained an element of chance not usually admitted in polite society. As the popular story goes (and the historians' version is fairly close), it seems that in 1901, E. T. Barnette decided to get rich by starting a gold-mining boomtown like the others that had sprouted from Dawson City to Nome as the stampeders of 1898 sloshed back and forth across the territory from one gold find to the next. He booked passage on a riverboat going up the Tanana with his supplies to build the town, having made an understanding with the captain that, should the vessel get stuck, he would lighten the load by getting off with the materials on the nearest bank. Unfortunately, the captain got lost. Thinking he was heading up a slough on the Tanana, he got sidetracked into the relatively small Chena River. That was where the boat got stuck and where Barnette got left, and that was where he founded Fairbanks. Fortunately for Barnette, an Italian prospector named Felix Pedro had been looking for gold in the hills around the new trading post, and made a strike on the Tanana. On that news, Barnette dispatched his Chinese cook off to Dawson City to spread the word. The cook's story showed up in a newspaper that winter, and a stampede of hundreds of miners ensued, heading toward Fairbanks in weather as cold as -50°F. Barnette's town was a success, but the cook nearly got lynched when the stampeders found out how far he'd exaggerated the truth. Much more gold was found later, however, and half the population of Dawson City came down river to Fairbanks. Barnette had made it big. The town's future was assured thanks to a political deal. Barnette did a favor for the territory's judge, James Wickersham, by naming the settlement for Wickersham's ally in Congress, Sen. Charles Fairbanks of Indiana, who later became vice president. Wickersham then moved the federal courthouse to Fairbanks from Eagle--he loaded his records on his dogsled and mushed here, establishing the camp as the hub of the region. Wickersham's story is interesting, too. He was a notable explorer, Alaska's first real statesman as a nonvoting delegate to Congress, and father of the Alaska Railroad. Houses he lived in are preserved at Alaskaland in Fairbanks and in Juneau just up the hill from the capitol building. Barnette didn't do as well in history's eyes: He was run out of the town he founded for bank fraud. Fairbanks is Alaska's second-largest city now, with a population of about 30,000 in the city limits and 82,000 in the greater metropolitan area, but it has never learned to put on airs. It sprawls, broad and flat, along big highways and the Chena. It's a friendly, easygoing town, but one where people still take gold and their independence seriously. They're still prospecting and mining for gold around here, fighting off environmental regulation, and maintaining a traditional Alaskan attitude that it's us against the world. Fairbanks is the birthplace of strange political movements, including the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. It's an adamant, loopy, affable place; it doesn't seem to mind being a little bizarre or residing far from the center of things. And that makes it an intensely Alaska city, for those are the qualities Alaskans most cherish in their myth of themselves. Fairbanks can strike a visitor a couple of ways, depending on what you expect and what you like. Fairbanks can come across as a provincial outpost, a touristy cross between Kansas and Siberia. Driving one of the franchise-choked commercial strips, you can wonder why you went out of your way to come here, and the deserted downtown area can be downright depressing. Or you can relax and take Fairbanks on its own terms, as a fun, unpretentious town that never lost its sense of being on the frontier. My children love it here. There's plenty for families to do in Fairbanks, much of it at least a little corny and requiring drives to widespread sites at the university, on the Chena River, in the gold mining area north of town, and at a big town park called Alaskaland. (You must have wheels in Fairbanks.) There are good opportunities for hiking and mountain biking, and great opportunities for canoeing and slow river float trips.

Day 15 Fairbanks

Overview

If the story of the founding of Fairbanks had happened anywhere else, it wouldn't be told so proudly, for the city's father was a swindler, and its undignified birth contained an element of chance not usually admitted in polite society. As the popular story goes (and the historians' version is fairly close), it seems that in 1901, E. T. Barnette decided to get rich by starting a gold-mining boomtown like the others that had sprouted from Dawson City to Nome as the stampeders of 1898 sloshed back and forth across the territory from one gold find to the next. He booked passage on a riverboat going up the Tanana with his supplies to build the town, having made an understanding with the captain that, should the vessel get stuck, he would lighten the load by getting off with the materials on the nearest bank. Unfortunately, the captain got lost. Thinking he was heading up a slough on the Tanana, he got sidetracked into the relatively small Chena River. That was where the boat got stuck and where Barnette got left, and that was where he founded Fairbanks. Fortunately for Barnette, an Italian prospector named Felix Pedro had been looking for gold in the hills around the new trading post, and made a strike on the Tanana. On that news, Barnette dispatched his Chinese cook off to Dawson City to spread the word. The cook's story showed up in a newspaper that winter, and a stampede of hundreds of miners ensued, heading toward Fairbanks in weather as cold as -50°F. Barnette's town was a success, but the cook nearly got lynched when the stampeders found out how far he'd exaggerated the truth. Much more gold was found later, however, and half the population of Dawson City came down river to Fairbanks. Barnette had made it big. The town's future was assured thanks to a political deal. Barnette did a favor for the territory's judge, James Wickersham, by naming the settlement for Wickersham's ally in Congress, Sen. Charles Fairbanks of Indiana, who later became vice president. Wickersham then moved the federal courthouse to Fairbanks from Eagle--he loaded his records on his dogsled and mushed here, establishing the camp as the hub of the region. Wickersham's story is interesting, too. He was a notable explorer, Alaska's first real statesman as a nonvoting delegate to Congress, and father of the Alaska Railroad. Houses he lived in are preserved at Alaskaland in Fairbanks and in Juneau just up the hill from the capitol building. Barnette didn't do as well in history's eyes: He was run out of the town he founded for bank fraud. Fairbanks is Alaska's second-largest city now, with a population of about 30,000 in the city limits and 82,000 in the greater metropolitan area, but it has never learned to put on airs. It sprawls, broad and flat, along big highways and the Chena. It's a friendly, easygoing town, but one where people still take gold and their independence seriously. They're still prospecting and mining for gold around here, fighting off environmental regulation, and maintaining a traditional Alaskan attitude that it's us against the world. Fairbanks is the birthplace of strange political movements, including the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. It's an adamant, loopy, affable place; it doesn't seem to mind being a little bizarre or residing far from the center of things. And that makes it an intensely Alaska city, for those are the qualities Alaskans most cherish in their myth of themselves. Fairbanks can strike a visitor a couple of ways, depending on what you expect and what you like. Fairbanks can come across as a provincial outpost, a touristy cross between Kansas and Siberia. Driving one of the franchise-choked commercial strips, you can wonder why you went out of your way to come here, and the deserted downtown area can be downright depressing. Or you can relax and take Fairbanks on its own terms, as a fun, unpretentious town that never lost its sense of being on the frontier. My children love it here. There's plenty for families to do in Fairbanks, much of it at least a little corny and requiring drives to widespread sites at the university, on the Chena River, in the gold mining area north of town, and at a big town park called Alaskaland. (You must have wheels in Fairbanks.) There are good opportunities for hiking and mountain biking, and great opportunities for canoeing and slow river float trips.

Tour Highlights

Day 8 Whittier/Kenai

Disembark in Whittier and travel by scenic motorcoach to the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge® for a 2-night retreat.

Day 9 Kenai

A full day in the beauty of the Kenai Peninsula awaits you. Perhaps you'll explore Kenai Fjords National Park, spend the afternoon river rafting or go fishing (additional fees apply). Later, return to your bungalow-style room with its wood-burning stove and sun porch for an evening of pure relaxation.

Day 10 Kenai/Mt. Mckinley

Sightsee by motorcoach to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge® for 1-night. Here you'll settle in with Denali never far from view. Sit and gaze at the majesty of "The Great One" from the lodge's treehouse designed and built by Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters. You can choose optional excursions or simply enjoy the grounds of your lovely lodge (additional fees apply).

Day 11 Mt. Mckinley/Denali

Between our two Denali lodges is some of Alaska's most beautiful scenery. Sightsee by motorcoach to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®. Check in with the Guest Service Desk for help in planning your own Denali adventure like a husky homestead tour, river rafting, hiking, glacier flightseeing or an off-road ATV adventure (additional fees may apply). Or you may enjoy the spectacular main lodge, river view deck, and Princess Village with the popular Christmas cottage and sugar shack. Be sure to check out Fannie Q's Saloon, named after a famed local homesteader, or sit outside at a fireside patio.

Day 12 Denali

Explore Denali National Park on a Natural History Tour, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as bears, moose, caribou and Dall sheep. Later today, you may want to simply relax with a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the Nenana River. Visit the Grizzly Burger or grab a slice at Lynx Creek Pizza (additional fees may apply).

Day 13 Denali/Fairbanks

This afternoon, proceed via rail to Fairbanks, Alaska's "Golden Heart" city. Spend the evening immersing yourself in the gold Rush history, Native culture and authentic hospitality of the city.

Day 14 Fairbanks

Take a Gold Dredge 8 tour with the chance to pan for your own gold. Enjoy a hearty miner's lunch before taking a cruise on an authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat down the Chena River. The evening is at leisure in Fairbanks.

Day 15 Fairbanks

Your Cruisetour ends this morning in Fairbanks.

Onboard the Royal Princess

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From its breathtaking piazza-style Atrium to the dramatic views from the glass-floored SeaWalk®, Royal Princess® is sure to delight. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, watch the mesmerizing Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show, or dine on tantalizing cuisine at venues like Crown Grill and more.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Movies

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

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

The Sanctuary

  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service

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Dining

Dining Room

Main Dining

Concerto Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Allegro Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Symphony Dining Room: After final payment, through the MedallionClass® app, you may request your dining preference with Dine My Way℠. Customize your dining experiences nightly by choosing your seating time, dining companions and dietary needs.

Chef's Table Lumiere

Specialty Dining

Sabatini's℠: An upscale authentic Italian dining experience in a remarkable eight-course meal. The menu features both local seafood specialties and other regional favorites. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Crown Grill℠: Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill℠ offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood; such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. Set in opulent, rich wood surroundings, this classic steakhouse restaurant offers a warm and personal setting where Princess chefs make dining in the showplace environment something to talk about. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

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.

Chef’s Table Lumiere: A private dining experience that surrounds guests in a curtain of light. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Ocean Terrace: The Ocean Terrace seafood bar is ideal for those who love to feast on the bounty from the sea. This stylish bar offers an array of ocean treasures, including a flight of oyster shooters, sushi and sashimi, ahi tuna poke, king crab cocktail, chili and lime crab margarita, a royal lobster dish, and the world-renowned smoked Balik salmon, the salmon of the tsars. A la carte pricing makes it easy to pick and choose. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Vines: 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.

Gelato: It’s a gelateria and a creperie all in one. Indulge in delicious, Italian-style ice cream creations, including homemade waffle cones, creamy fruit smoothies, frosty shakes, banana and pineapple splits, as well as designer sundaes with and without alcohol. Choose from 20 toppings and sauces, including homemade fudge. And don’t miss the sweet crespelle (Italian crepes), with nutty banana or spiced Washington Apple filling.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Casual Dining

Horizon Court: Features top-deck buffet dining at its finest, boasting multiple live stations.

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.

Alfredo's Pizzeria: Featuring hand-tossed Neapolitan-style pizza, hot out of the oven.

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: Call for room service delivery or order through OceanNow® in the Princess® MedallionClass® app at any time of the day or night. Guests with the latest Princess Plus and Princess Premier packages enjoy OceanNow® and room service delivery with no charge. Otherwise, a one-time access fee of $14.99 per person per voyage will apply for OceanNow® delivery and a $5 room service fee will apply for each order placed by stateroom phone. To order, guests can press the "Room Service" button on their stateroom phone, or order through OceanNow®.


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

Staterooms feature refrigerator, closet and bathroom with shower.

Interior (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Approximately 175 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Approximately 166 to 175 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IC)

Category: IC
Approximately 166 to 175 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Approximately 166 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Approximately 166 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Interior (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Approximately 166 sq. ft., this well-appointed interior stateroom provides fine amenities.

Features a private balcony with patio furniture, refrigerator, spacious closet, desk and bathroom with shower.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony.

Balcony (obstructed view) (Category: BW)

Category: BW
Approximately 222 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom provides a partial or obstructed view from a private balcony.

Premium Deluxe Balcony (Category: D4)

Category: D4
Approximately 242 to 312 sq. ft. including balcony, this aft-facing stateroom provides dramatic wake views. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DA)

Category: DA
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DB)

Category: DB
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DC)

Category: DC
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DD)

Category: DD
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DE)

Category: DE
Approximately 233 - 303 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (Category: DF)

Category: DF
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides outstanding views from a private balcony. Includes sofa bed.

Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view) (Category: DW)

Category: DW
Approximately 233 sq. ft. including balcony, this larger than standard balcony stateroom provides a partial or obstructed view from a private balcony.

Suites feature balcony, separate sitting area, desk, spacious closet and bathroom with tub and shower.

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

Category: M1
Approximately 314 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: M6)

Category: M6
Approximately 340 sq. ft. including balcony, this extra-large stateroom provides outstanding views with seating area and sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MA)

Category: MA
Approximately 299 to 329 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MC)

Category: MC
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: ME)

Category: ME
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: MF)

Category: MF
Approximately 299 sq. ft. including balcony, this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S3)

Category: S3
Approximately 587 to 682 sq. ft. including balcony, the Penthouse Suite features an expansive stateroom and oversized aft-facing balcony. Exclusive suite-only benefits.

Penthouse Suite with Balcony (Category: S4)

Category: S4
Approximately 440 sq. ft. including balcony, the Penthouse Suite features a spacious stateroom with seating area and sofa bed. Enjoy suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Premium Suite with Balcony (Category: S5)

Category: S5
Approximately 554 sq. ft. including balcony, the Premium Suite features a large stateroom with seating area and sofa bed. Enjoy suite-only upgrades and benefits.

Deck Plan

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Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Will accommodate third personWill accommodate third person
Balcony access when in port onlyBalcony access when in port only
Balcony door blocked when upper berth is in useBalcony door blocked when upper berth is in use
Will accommodate third and fourth personWill accommodate third and fourth person
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Fully accessible stateroom, roll-in shower onlyFully 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
Will accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bedWill accommodate third and fourth person, fourth berth is a rollaway bed

Ship Facts

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  • Ship Name: Royal Princess
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2013
  • Maximum Capacity: 3,560
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 19
  • Number of Crew: 1,346
  • Officers' Nationality: British/Italian
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 1,088
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 342
  • Tonnage (GRT): 141,000
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 3,560
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,780
  • Suites with Balcony: 314
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date - 05/18/2024

Inside Stateroom

$2,288

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$2,858

Suite Stateroom

$3,208

Departure Date - 06/01/2024

Inside Stateroom

$2,015

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$2,448

Suite Stateroom

$3,168

Departure Date - 06/15/2024

Inside Stateroom

$1,928

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$2,518

Suite Stateroom

$3,418

Departure Date - 06/29/2024

Inside Stateroom

$1,908

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$2,488

Suite Stateroom

$3,258

Departure Date - 07/13/2024

Inside Stateroom

$2,518

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$3,148

Suite Stateroom

$4,048

Departure Date - 07/27/2024

Inside Stateroom

$2,098

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$2,678

Suite Stateroom

$3,678

Departure Date - 08/10/2024

Inside Stateroom

$1,908

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$2,558

Suite Stateroom

$3,408

Departure Date - 08/24/2024

Inside Stateroom

$2,108

Ocean View Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

$2,878

Suite Stateroom

$3,378

Terms & Conditions

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Ship's registry: © Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. Ships of Bermudan and British registry

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