Alaska: Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise

Royal Caribbean®

Alaska is tailor-made for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether you sail its icy bays trying to spot huge cold-water whales or fly high above this rough-and-tumble landscape from the vantage of a helicopter, you're sure to come away with memories you couldn't have made anywhere else.

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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 5:00pm

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 3Port of Call Ketchikan Arrival 7:00amDeparture 4:00pm

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 Sitka Arrival 7:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

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

Day 5Port of Call Skagway Arrival 7:00amDeparture 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 5Port of Call Haines Arrival 7:00pmDeparture 11:30pm

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 6Port of Call Tracy Arm Arrival 7:00amDeparture 12:00pm

Overview

Tracy Arm, like Glacier Bay, is another fjord in the southeast that features tidewater glaciers and steep 2000 foot granite walls that rise straight out of the water. This steep-sided fjord, 50 miles southeast of Juneau, is highlighted by a pair of tidewater glaciers and a gallery of icebergs that float down the length of it. This 30-mile arm was an ideal choice for novice kayakers as calm water is the norm here due to the protection the steep and narrow fjord wall provide. You are almost guaranteed of seeing seals inside the arm and there is a good possibility of spotting whales on the into the arm.

Day 7 Cruising
Day 8Port 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 Serenade of the Seas

Ship Rating

3.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.3/5 (949 Ratings)

Serenade of the Seas® combines speed, added comfort, greater space, sweeping ocean vistas and an exceptional staff committed to serving your every whim. Features include the 10-story glass-constructed Centrum, glass elevators facing the sea, and one of the highest percentages of outside staterooms in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Solarium

  • 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
  • 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 up to 14 guests in an exclusive enclave to savour 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 foccacia, 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, hot rock (ishi-yaki) plates, and more. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Windjammer Café

Casual Dining

Park Café: 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.

Windjammer Café: 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

Staterooms feature modern appointments, sitting area with sofa and private bath.

Interior (Category: 1V)

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

Beds

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

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 4V)

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

Beds

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

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 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.

Features a porthole or picture window, vanity, sitting area and private bath.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View (Category: 1K)

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

Beds

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

Size

  • Stateroom: 265 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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 169 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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 169 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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 169 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.

Features balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting area and private bath.

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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or one single sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or one single sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or one single sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests

Size

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

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 Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or one single sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 204 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
  • One signle sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 and 4 guests
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 20 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
  • One signle sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 and 4 guests
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 20 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
  • One signle sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 and 4 guests
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 20 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.

Features balcony with floor-to ceiling windows, sitting area with sofa, and private bath with tub.

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: RS)

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

Beds

  • One King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 1,001 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 106 sq. ft.

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

Size

  • Stateroom: 584 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 151 sq. ft.

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

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

Beds

  • One queen size bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 582 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 154 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: 293 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 106 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: 293 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Ocean View Suite - 2 Bedrooms (No Balcony) (Category: VT)

Category: VT
Enjoy this incrediblely spacious room with your family.

Beds

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

Size

  • Stateroom: 584 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
Deck 13
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

Serenade of the Seas ship image
  • Ship Name: Serenade of the Seas
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Year Refurbished: 2012
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2003
  • Ship Class: Radiance
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,490
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 891
  • Officers' Nationality: Norwegian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 240
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 529
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 226
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,090
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,110
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,055
  • Suites with Balcony: 60
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date

Inside Stateroom

Ocean View Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

Terms & Conditions

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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: RCISERALK20200516