World Tour | Alaska Cruise

Ahoy! Develop your sea legs and set sail in the lap of luxury aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl, a 2006 vessel that’s nearly 1,000 feet long with 13 opulent decks. You’ll want for nothing on this seven day Alaskan cruise from Seattle which visits the ports of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Alaska's Vast Mountainous Scenic Shores Seen From Cruise Ship Deck.

Day One

It’s all aboard at 4 p.m. as you set sail out of Seattle.

Day Two

Your first day on the ship is a fun day at sea as you make the journey to Alaska. Explore the Norwegian Pearl. Refurbished in 2013, she’s the youngest ship currently cruising to Alaska, and she’s got a lot to offer: a bowling alley, theater, 16 dining options, 15 bars and lounges, a casino, spa and spacious garden villas round out this Jewel class cruise ship.

Day Three

Arrive in Juneau in early afternoon and enjoy unparalleled glacier viewing from Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Excursions are numerous: try kayaking up a protected waterway, tour historic downtown or pan for gold.

Skagway, Alaska, USA - July 17, 2016: Once a gateway for the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada, this popular tourist town can seem almost deserted on a summer evening without a large cruise ship in port.

Day Four

Skagway beckons with its frontier charm and stunning mountain vistas. Feel the gold rush history of the late 1800s as you enjoy excursions such as zip lining through the forest, or being whisked along a trail on a custom wheeled dog sled cart.

Day Five

Day five is a cruise day through Glacier Bay and stunning Alaskan waters. Breathe in the crisp, cool air and view impossibly large glaciers in this wonderful and natural setting.

Ketchikan, Alaska, USA - August 15, 2007: Tourists visit the many shops on Front Street in Ketchikan, Alaska beneath a city welcome sign

Day Six

Thanks to abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s lushest wilderness. Choose from a Bering Sea crab fisherman’s tour, a native village lumberjack show, or a sightseeing tour to Misty Fjords, a wilderness experience not soon forgotten.

Day Seven

Arrive in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and roam the lawns of Butchart Gardens, which contains exotic plants, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Bastion Square houses the treasures of Chinatown as well as the always entertaining boardwalk of the inner harbor.

Departure Day

As you arrive back in Seattle, the scheduled time to disembark the ship is 8 a.m. Want to explore Seattle a bit more? Book a discounted hotel through RTX and earn reward credits to use toward future vacation savings!

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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling! His favorite RTX spots to visit are Orange Beach, Alabama, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, but he's visiting new places all the time. .

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