Alaska: Southbound Alaska and Hubbard Glacier Cruise

Royal Caribbean®

As you explore the best Alaskan glaciers, brace yourself for stunning views and shivers of excitement. From zip-lining through the Tongass National Forest to playing with sled dog puppies in Denali National Park to witnessing the majesty of the rugged mountains surrounding Endicott Arm, adventures abound in Alaska.

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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 Seward Departure 7:00pm

Overview

Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Known as the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park" Seward is a picturesque town located 126 miles south of Anchorage. Visitors can easily reach us via the Seward Highway Scenic Byway, the Alaska Railroad, bus, air, or cruise ship. Upon your arrival you will discover our bustling harbor and historic downtown district filled with quaint shops and art galleries. Experience trophy sport fishing, glacier and wildlife cruises, sailing, hiking, kayaking, flightseeing, summer dog sled rides, and more. Seward is also a winter wonderland offering cross-country skiing and snowmachining adventures. At 3,022 feet, towering Mt. Marathon provides a breathtaking backdrop for the town. Behind Mt. Marathon and extending down the coast lies the Harding Icefield, measuring 35 by 20 miles. Flowing from the Harding Icefield are many glaciers, eight of which are tidewater glaciers, calving icebergs into the sea, reaching the coastline between Seward and Homer. A wide range of accommodations, restaurants, RV parks, tent camping, and visitor services are available. Wherever you go in Seward, you’ll find friendly hospitality and a sense of pride among our residents. We invite you to visit our community anytime of year and experience the real Alaska!

Day 2 Port of Call Hubbard Glacier Arrival 2:00pm Departure 5:00pm

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 3 Port of Call Juneau Arrival 9:00am 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 4 Port of Call Skagway Arrival 7:00am Departure 5:00pm

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 4 Port of Call Haines Arrival 7:00pm Departure 11:00pm

Overview

At the northern end of America's longest fjord, Haines shares a border with 20 million acres of protected wilderness. The heart of Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park is less than 25 miles by air from downtown Haines, and Canada's Kluane National Park and Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park are just up the road. As you can imagine, opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless. And this is just part of what makes Haines the Alaska of your dreams! Haines' friendly people can take you rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or jetboating; flying over Glacier Bay (you can even land on a glacier!); riding around town in a horse-drawn carriage, or by bus or van to all of Haines' attractions; hiking the area's beautiful trails or to the summit of spectacular peaks. See birds, wildlife, and meadows full of flowers in our lush forests, on our ocean shores, or along the banks of our rivers. Fish for halibut, salmon and trout. In winter our wilderness becomes a vast playground for skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and snowmobiling. Whatever you do, bring your camera, because Haines is a photographer's paradise. While you're in Haines, explore our cultural heritage at Sheldon Museum, and at Alaska Indian Arts in historic Fort Seward, or learn about the area's natural history through taxidermy at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Browse Haines' galleries for exquisite artistry of the Chilkoot and Chilkat Tlingits and other resident artists. Haines has a busy, year-round calendar of events, so come for a festival, a bicycle race, or for the Southeast Alaska State Fair in August. Most evenings during summer you can feast at a salmon bake and enjoy a fascinating performance by native dancers. In winter you'll be among birdwatchers and photographers from around the world as the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve hosts the planet's largest gathering of American bald eagles -- thousands of them at a time feasting on a banquet of spawning salmon! As daylight fades, the Northern Lights may put on a show, and you'll always find a warm place to snuggle up -- or a hot spot to dine & dance! -- after a day of playing in the snow. Perhaps best of all, Haines' scenic streets are never over-crowded, yet they offer everything you'll need while you're on the road: lodging, RV parks and private campgrounds, restaurants and bars, supermarkets and hardware stores, gas stations and garages, bookstores, galleries and gift shops, clothing stores and outdoor outfitters, as well as excellent medical and dental services. Haines even has a public swimming pool, a small airport, a tennis court, and a visiting veterinarian! For these and many other reasons, the guest register at the Haines Visitor Center is filled with "Favorite place on our entire trip!" comments from both highway travelers and cruise ship passengers. Come spend some time with us! Find out why people are discovering Haines to be the Alaska of their dreams.

Day 5 Port of Call Icy Strait Arrival 6:30am 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 10:00am Departure 7:00pm

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 8 Port of Call Vancouver Arrival 7:00am

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 Radiance of the Seas

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Ship Rating

3.5/5

Linger longer in iconic destinations onboard a ship designed for exploration. Dazzling with the most glass of any Royal Caribbean® ship, Radiance of the Seas® is perfect for glacier gazing in Alaska and soaking up the sun in the tropics. When you aren’t chasing adventure onshore, unwind poolside while taking in the views, stretch your muscles on the Rock Climbing Wall, and sing along to show-stopping performances onboard.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Rock-Climbing Wall

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • 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
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Center
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Game Arcade
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Center
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

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

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room: Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. Royal Caribbean’s main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chops Grille

Specialty Dining

Café Latte-tudes: Caffeine fix, coffee break, or after-dinner cappuccino – drop by this café for sweets, people watching and specialty coffee beverages. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef's Table: A once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience – join guests in an exclusive enclave to savor a five-course, gourmet menu specially prepared and presented by the Chef de Cuisine. Every course pairs with a wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. The menu, wine selections and price vary from ship to ship and itinerary. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chops Grille℠: Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Giovanni's Table: A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb focaccia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, served family-style. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Izumi: The traditional Japanese dishes at Izumi will impress you with pure, delicate flavors, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Choose from sushi rolls, sashimi and more. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Samba Grill: A churrascaria with personality and flair, featuring a variety of meats and seafoods carved tableside straight from the skewer, plus a wide selection of soups, salads and appetizers at the buffet. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Windjammer

Casual Dining

Dog House: How do you build your dog? Take a seat at the counter for traditional hot dogs, brats, sausages and other delicious linked meats, plus a variety of toppings to split a long bun.

Park Cafe: A casual-eats deli cafe offering made-to-order salads, paninis and freshly prepared sandwiches. Don't miss the signature "Kummelweck" roast beef sandwich – a guest favorite.

Sorrento's Pizza: There's nothing more satisfying than a great slice of pizza — and Royal Caribbean has spent years perfecting the recipe at Sorrento's. Whether you're into classics, like cheese and Margherita, or specialty pies, like the meat-loaded Carnivore or the pineapple, bacon and BBQ-infused Caribbean Dream, Sorrento's serves up perfection in every slice.

Windjammer: A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple serving stations featuring pastas, omelettes made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Room Service: Room service is available 24-hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


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

Interior staterooms include a wide array of amenities for your whole family to enjoy.

Interior (Category: 4V)

Category: 4V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 3V)

Category: 3V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 2V)

Category: 2V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 1V)

Category: 1V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Studio Interior (Category: 2W)

Category: 2W
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • One full-size bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 108 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Inside (Category: ZI)

Category: ZI
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Spectacular sights and amazing views from the comfort of your stateroom.

Ocean View (Category: 4N)

Category: 4N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 3N)

Category: 3N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 2N)

Category: 2N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 1N)

Category: 1N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Connecting Ocean View (Category: CO)

Category: CO
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View (Category: 1K)

Category: 1K
Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family.

Beds

  • Two two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
  • One double sofa bed
  • One twin bed or two Pullman beds

Size

  • Stateroom: 265 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View (Category: 4M)

Category: 4M
Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: YO)

Category: YO
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Enjoy the ambiance of our neighborhood balcony staterooms that overlook the Central Park and Boardwalk neighborhoods or take in breathtaking views from your Ocean View balcony stateroom.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4B)

Category: 4B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 or 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3B)

Category: 3B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 or 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2B)

Category: 2B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 or 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1B)

Category: 1B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 or 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Connecting Balcony (Category: CB)

Category: CB
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1D)

Category: 1D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal king bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2D)

Category: 2D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal king bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3D)

Category: 3D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal king bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4D)

Category: 4D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal king bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 5D)

Category: 5D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal king bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: XB)

Category: XB
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Exclusive experiences, inclusive amenities, luxury accommodations and more.

Owner's Suite - 2 Bedrooms (Category: OT)

Category: OT
Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation with family and friends.

Beds

  • Two sets of two twins beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 532 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 66 sq. ft.

Junior Suite (Category: J3)

Category: J3
An incredible intimate suite with a great view.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 299 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 66 sq. ft.

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: GS)

Category: GS
Enjoy a comfortable suite and the extra perks.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 385 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 106 sq. ft.

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: RS)

Category: RS
Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 952 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 172 sq. ft.

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: OS)

Category: OS
Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 532 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 57 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Suite (Category: WS)

Category: WS
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
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Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom for occupancy 5 and upStateroom for occupancy 5 and up
Stateroom for occupancy up to 4Stateroom for occupancy up to 4
Accessible stateroomAccessible stateroom
Stateroom has an obstructed viewStateroom has an obstructed view
Stateroom for occupancy up to 3Stateroom for occupancy up to 3

Ship Facts

Radiance of the Seas ship image
  • Ship Name: Radiance of the Seas
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Year Refurbished: 2011
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2001
  • Ship Class: Radiance
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,466
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 894
  • Officers' Nationality: Norwegian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 247
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 578
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 246
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,090
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,143
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,071
  • Suites with Balcony: 64
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

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