The ship departs Sunday, August 18, 2013, promptly at 4:00PM from Seattle, WA. Join us that evening for our Embarkation Cocktail Party. Monday is a full day at sea. It’s the perfect time to get to know the ship and to begin our festival of films. Tuesday afternoon at 2:00PM we arrive at our first destination, Juneau, Alaska. The ship will be docked until 10:00PM Tuesday night. Early on Wednesday, 7:00AM, our ship docks at our northern-most stop in Skagway, Alaska and departs at 8:15PM. Join us for our exclusive Shore Excursion offer on the White Pass train. Thursday is a full day at sea. Witness the grandeur of nature, as we cruise through the majestic Glacier Bay. At 6:00AM on Friday morning we arrive at Ketchikan, Alaska, and will remain in port until 1:30PM that afternoon. On Saturday, early evening at 6:00PM, we will be making our final stop before returning to Seattle at the beautiful and historic Victoria, British Columbia. Our ship will remain in port until 11:59PM. Finally, on August 25th we arrive back in Seattle, WA at 8:00AM.
|Thursday, 22nd||Cruise Glacier Bay||-||-|
|Saturday, 24th||Victoria, BC, Canada||6:00PM||11:59PM|
Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this oh-so cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World’s Fair.
Juneau has been called “Alaska’s peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area’s many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold.
In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway’s charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days. Pride of the Ocean is offering a special group excursion on the White Pass train ride. Join us in our exclusive, private car and enjoy the view! Contact our Cruise Associate, Geisha Cumberbatch for more information on this offer.
Over three million acres, Glacier Bay is often referred to as one of the Crown Jewels of the National Park system. It is one of the few places in the world where you can get “up close and personal” with a tidewater glacier. In fact, along the 60-mile stretch of narrow fjords at the northern end of the Inland Passage, there are six tidewater glaciers. You will witness Mother Nature at work as huge chunks of ice break off the glaciers and crash with tremendous force into the water. Only two ships per day are allowed in the bay during summer months and we’ll be on one of them.
Its Tlingit name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness.
Victoria, BC, Canada:
Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour.