Experience the majestic sights of the Alaskan Glaciers and wildlife on this stunning 7-night cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas.
- Flights from Dublin to Vancouver
- Transfer from airport to hotel
- One night in a Vancouver hotel before your cruise
- Transfer from hotel to port
- 7 nights onboard Royal Caribbean’s 4* Ovation of the Seas based on 2 sharing
- Excellent dining on a full board basis while onboard
- Varied onboard entertainment
- Transfer from port to airport
- Flight from Seattle to Dublin
- 20kg check-in bag per person
Ovation of the Seas
Your Alaska adventure hits a high point.
Pioneer America’s last frontier onboard one of the world’s most groundbreaking ships, Ovation of the Seas®, the biggest boldest ship to ever sail Alaska. It’s scenery scoping from the unrivalled perspective of North Star® – the highest vantage point on any cruise ship. Edge-of-your-seat entertainment, game-changing family fun you can enjoy in any climate and breathtaking vistas from every stateroom – even interior staterooms offer real-time views from a Virtual Balcony℠. All between unforgettable destinations from Juneau to Skagway. No other cruise ship lets you see Alaska like this.
UNTAMED ADVENTURE ON EVERY DECK
Ovation of the Seas® is all about elevated exploration. Take adventure to new heights on the rock climbing wall, then experience the thrill of a free fall on RipCord® by iFLY®. Or catch a wave on the FlowRider® surf simulator before ascending over 91 metres above sea level in North Star® – all while soaking up breathtaking views of Alaska’s unspoiled landscape.
ROCK CLIMBING WALL
Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Grab your board and get ready for 100,000 litres of rushing amazingness headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 12-metre-long FlowRider® surf simulator
Stand in a jewel-shaped capsule that reveals breathtaking 360-degree views as you gently ascend 90 metres (300 feet) above sea level.
A FOODIE FANTASY
If you’re craving high-end eats, Ovation of the Seas℠ hits all the high notes. Dining that takes you from the Far East at Izumi, down the rabbit hole at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine.
Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. Our staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action that our cruise ships are known for.
Booking RemarksNon refundable or transferable booking deposit €165 per person
Upgrade to All-Inclusive Drinks Package available on request
Gratuities of €104pp not included in the price
Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Prices based on single occupancy. Couple and family rates available on request - contact us now!
Duration Notes8 night cruise plus one night in a Vancouver hotel.
Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay before your cruise.
Following your stay, you will be transferred to the port for your cruise.
Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose amongst the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-beaten-track Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
This narrow fjord is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Juneau and is part of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area. Breathtaking Endicott Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly one-fifth of its area covered in ice. At the head of the fjord, tidewater glaciers, such as the Dawes Glacier, regularly expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. During the summer when Princess ships visit, icebergs float along the surface of the glistening water in an array of sizes, from just a few inches up to three stories wide.
Protected within the Tongass National Forest, Endicott Arm is a haven for wildlife. Black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, mountain goats and a variety of seabirds have been spotted in the area.
As you glide through the pristine fjord, you’ll first pass by a lush forest where a number of beautiful waterfalls cascade down, and then you’ll be treated to views of snowcapped mountains and blue-tinged glaciers more spectacular than you could ever imagine.
Juneau is the capital of contrasts and conflicts. It borders a waterway that never freezes but lies beneath an ice field that never melts. It was the first community in the Southeast to slap a head tax on cruise-ship passengers but still draws more than a million a year. It’s the state capital but since the 1980s Alaskans have been trying to move it. It doesn’t have any roads that go anywhere, but half its residents and its mayor opposed a plan to build one that would.
Welcome to America’s strangest state capital. In the winter it’s a beehive of legislators, their loyal aides and lobbyists locked in political struggles. In summer it’s a launchpad for copious outdoor adventures. Superb hiking starts barely 10 minutes from downtown, a massive glacier calves into a lake 12 miles up the road, and boats and seaplanes take off from the waterfront bound for nearby bear-viewing, ziplining and whale-watching.
At first sight, Skagway appears to be solely an amusement park for cruise-ship day-trippers, a million of whom disgorge onto its sunny boardwalks every summer. But, haunted by Klondike ghosts and beautified by a tight grid of handsome false-fronted buildings, this is no northern Vegas. Skagway’s history is very real.
During the 1898 gold rush, 40,000 stampeders passed through the nascent settlement; they were a sometimes-unsavoury cast of characters who lived against a backdrop of brothels, gunfights and debauched entertainment wilder than the Wild West. Today, the main actors are seasonal workers, waitstaff posing in period costume and storytelling national-park rangers. Indeed, most of the town’s important buildings are managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and this, along with Skagway’s location on the cusp of a burly wilderness with trails (including the legendary Chilkoot) leading off in all directions, has saved it from overt Disneyfication. Dive in and join the show.
Close to Alaska’s southern tip, where the Panhandle plunges deep into British Columbia, lies rainy Ketchikan, the state’s fourth-largest city, squeezed onto a narrow strip of coast on Revillagigedo Island abutting the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan is known for its commercial salmon fishing and indigenous Haida and Tlingit heritage – there is no better place in the US to see totem poles in all their craning, colourful glory. Every year between May and September, Ketchikan kowtows to around one million cruise-ship passengers, a deluge that turns the town into something of a tourist circus. Some cruisers stay in town, ferrying between souvenir shops and Ketchikan’s emblematic totems. Others jump on boats or seaplanes bound for the Gothic majesty of Misty Fiords National Monument, a nearby wilderness area.
Despite the seasonal frenzy, Ketchikan retains a notable heritage exemplified by the jumbled clapboard facades of Creek Street, perched on stilts above a river.
Seattle, Washington, USA
Following your cruise, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.
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