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Cruising Itinerary

Cruising Itinerary

August 5

Departs 4:00 pm

Welcome: Seattle, WA

When in Seattle, start at the Space Needle. Hands down the most iconic landmark that can be seen while creating an epic Seattle day trip, the Space Needle. It stands as an engineering marvel that soars 605 feet tall and yields stunning panoramic views of the skyline, the Sound, and — on clear days — Mount Rainier in the distance. Built for the World's Fair of 1962, it's one of the most photographed structures in the world and a national treasure.

From there, wander the beautiful city and enjoy one of the best free things to do in Seattle, visiting the legendary Pike Place Market — a bustling hub of shops and stalls, tucked-away restaurants and cozy bars. The original Starbucks is located here in this busy marketplace, but if you don't feel like waiting in the ever-present line for a cup of Pike Place Roast, you'll find plenty of other locally owned shops around the market to choose from 


August 6


Cruising: Day @ Sea

There is so much to do on the beautiful Quantum of the Seas.

For those who are young at heart there are bumper cars, Flow-Riding, iFly Ripcord and much more. For those not quite so adventurous, there's the Vitality-Spa, an Adults-only Solarium, Duty-free designer shopping, Broadway-style shows and much more.

Treat yourself to the Vitality spa, where you can relax after a soothing massage.  Sometimes it's fun to sit by the Royal Promenade and people watch as you're enjoying a delicious cup of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.  Or enjoy a piece of pizza at Sorrento's as you visit with friends.  And if you're in the mood for something special, consider

a meal in one of the specialty dining restaurants, like Chops Grille.

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August 7

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome: Sitka, AK

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 among 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-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.


August 8

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Welcome: Skagway, AK

Once the starting point for gold stampeders heading for the promised land of the Yukon, Skagway symbolizes the spirit of Alaska. And now — it’s your turn to hunt for bold. Embark on the trail of the fortune seekers on a vintage train ride with dramatic, sweeping views at every turn. Trek through the dense rainforest and windswept valleys of Chilkoot Trail and follow in the footsteps of Klondike pioneers. Or stroll the charming downtown streets studded with historical buildings. Whatever you get up to in Skagway, it’ll be a day you’ll never forget.


August 9

Sightseeing from 5:00 am - 10:00 am

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

Marked by majestic waterfalls, plunging valleys and rugged mountains, Endicott Arm offers a perfect snapshot of Alaska’s wild beauty. This long, narrow fjord in the Tongass National Forest culminates at the monumental Dawes Glacier, an active tidewater glacier towering hundreds of feet high and half a mile across. It’s a spot that hardly ever sees cruise ships, making it the ultimate off-the-beaten-path adventure.

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August 9

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome: Juneau, AK

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks.


For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.


August 10


Cruising: Day @ Sea

Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks with complimentary loungers, live music and the opportunity to enjoy a cool drink. You can slip away to the Solarium, an adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat, that features soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.


August 11

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome: Victoria, B.C.

Victoria delivers a delightful blend of British pomp and outdoor adventure. Here you can admire Victorian architecture at Craigdarroch Castle and eat your way around Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Explore “Garden City” floral displays or go biking in the “Cycling Capital of Canada”. From orcas whistling in the harbor to glow-in-the-dark scorpions at the Bug Zoo, Victoria has every adventure covered.

Enter the colorful and aromatic world of Butchart Gardens to wander its 55 acres of flower-lined paths. This National Historic Site bursts with bright blooming tulips, daffodils, roses and hyacinths. Explore its manicured themed gardens— and don’t miss a ride on the hand-carved Rose Carousel.

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August 12

Arrives 6:00 am

Welcome: Seattle, WA

Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. 

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