Wild and imposing, the Alaskan coast presents a stark beauty unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Royal Holiday Cruises takes Club members off the beaten track to witness the silent majesty of icy glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and timeless historical towns. Given countless opportunities to partake of native cultures and cuisines, and to experience the exquisite beauty of Pacific Northwest’s northernmost forests and mountains, members of Royal Holidays Cruises are certain to have a memorable vacation cruise.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
From the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island, lovely Victoria is the provincial capital of British Columbia in Canada. Cosmopolitan and elegant, the town offers a beautiful harbor district, where visitors can explore gorgeous parks and gardens, museums, and waterfront shopping.
At the foot of towering ice-capped mountains, Juneau is the launching point for exciting excursions to walk on glaciers, hike Pacific rain forest, or go whale watching. This modern capital city also offers fantastic dining options, historical museums, and exquisite Native arts and crafts.
A surviving town of the old Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway lets visitors take a step back in time to an era of rough-and-tumble saloons, brothels, and gambling houses. Painstakingly preserved buildings showcase America’s last Wild West outpost, while a restored train takes adventurous members of Royal Holidays Cruises on a scenic ride through the mountains.
Glacier Bay, Alaska
A cruise through Glacier Bay is often the highlight of any Alaska cruise voyage. The region’s rugged, pristine landscape and imposing walls of ice dwarf even an enormous cruise liner and make for an awe-inspiring vista. Add in orcas, humpback whales, and other sea life, and any traveler is assured to return home with an unforgettable memory.
With all its colorful culture on full display, Ketchikan offers visitors a beautiful look into genuine, historic life in the North. Royal Holidays Cruises members can watch lumberjack competitions and marvel at impressive totem poles, both ancient and modern. The town hosts a vibrant art scene, and offers a huge variety of shopping and outdoor activities.