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From poolside movie nights and jaw dropping entertainment, to game changing flavors prepared to please your palate, all paths lead to discovery onboard Serenade of the Seas®.

DAY 1 - Departure Day

Vancouver, British Columbia

DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

VIBRANT VANCOUVER

Fuel up on breakfast from a local farmers’ market before spending a spectacular morning in Canada’s great outdoors. Go salmon fishing in Horseshoe Bay or paddle-boarding around scenic Granville Island. Or take in fantastic city views on a Skyride cable car trip to Grouse Mountain’s 1,130-metre-tall summit.

Fuel up on breakfast from a local farmers’ market before spending a spectacular morning in Canada’s great outdoors. Go salmon fishing in Horseshoe Bay or paddle-boarding around scenic Granville Island. Or take in fantastic city views on a Skyride cable car trip to Grouse Mountain’s 1,130-metre-tall summit.

Things To Do

in Vancouver

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights – or escape the bustle amid Dr Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike along the red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride,or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the city centre skyline as your backdrop.

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with a proper afternoon tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food stalls and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first micro-brewery.

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewellery – plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

INSIDER TIP

Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.

DAY 2 - CRUISING

Inside Passage, Canada

COASTAL BRITISH COLUMBIA

Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.

Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.

Things To Do

in Inside Passage

UNSPOILED BACKDROP

Discover a wide range of landscapes and native wildlife without leaving the ship. See glacial valleys speckled with evergreens and powerful waterfalls plunging toward the sea. Watch bald eagles soar overhead and porpoises playing in the ship’s wake. This is British Columbia in all its raw, pure glory.

ADVENTURE MAZE

British Columbia’s Inside Passage is dappled with forested islands and nature reserves. Explore the southern portion, passing Vancouver Island’s remote villages and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. To the north, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to grizzlies, while the peaks lining Grenville Channel reach 3,500 feet above sea level.

DAY 3 - DOCKED

Sitka, Alaska

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM
MOUNTAIN PEAKS &

MIDNIGHT SUN

Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Volcanic Mount Edgecumbe is postcard-worthy and its rare wildlife includes orange-beaked puffins. Whether you’re hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Volcanic Mount Edgecumbe is postcard-worthy and its rare wildlife includes orange-beaked puffins. Whether you’re hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

Things To Do

in Sitka

LINKS TO THE PAST

Explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artefacts, watch a documentary film and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. Then view creative pieces by local Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists at the Sitka Cultural Centre.

BERING HISTORY IN MIND

Learn about Sitka’s Russian influence on a walk to St Michael’s Cathedral, one of the few remaining Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska. Check out the Russian Bishop’s House and watch New Archangel Dancers perform traditional choreography. Then stand atop Castle Hill, where the first American flag flew over Alaska in 1867.

FOR THE BIRDS

Get up close to native eagles, owls, falcons and hawks at the Alaska Raptor Centre’s rehab hospital. Meet the vets who nurse injured birds back to health and view the flight-training centre – a rainforest environment where recovered animals relearn survival skills before being released back into the wild.

LOCAL CUISINE

The local Pacific Northwest 'frontier cuisine' is packed with fresh seafood offerings like sockeye lox and halibut fish and chips. Here you’ll find Dungeness crab harvested by local families and food trucks serving black cod collars. And don’t miss Baranof Island Brewing Company – the Silver Bay IPA and Halibut Point Hefeweizen are two solid sipping options.

SHOPPING

City centre galleries are your best bet for Northwest Coast native art and jewellery made by Inupiat Eskimos. Russian nesting dolls, woven Tlingit baskets and wild berry products also make authentic Alaskan souvenirs. Pop into the WinterSong Soap Company for herbal bath products made on-site.

INSIDER TIP

Pack your sunglasses – Alaska has bright sunlight even in winter.

DAY 4 - DOCKED

Juneau, Alaska

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
8:30 PM
WHAT JUNEAU

ABOUT ADVENTURE?

Juneau is the largest US state capital – and one of the hardest to get to. Flanked by mountains, tundra and rainforests, it’s basically inaccessible except by air or sea. Once you arrive you’ll find adventure in every corner. Go dogsledding over Mendenhall Glacier, or prospecting along centuries-old mining trails. In Juneau, the thrills are as endless as the surrounding wilderness.

Beautiful blue glacier in Juneau, Alaska
Humpback whales shooting out water in the ocean in Juneau, Alaska
The view of a mountain on a cloudy winter day in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the largest US state capital – and one of the hardest to get to. Flanked by mountains, tundra and rainforests, it’s basically inaccessible except by air or sea. Once you arrive you’ll find adventure in every corner. Go dogsledding over Mendenhall Glacier, or prospecting along centuries-old mining trails. In Juneau, the thrills are as endless as the surrounding wilderness.

Beautiful blue glacier in Juneau, Alaska
Humpback whales shooting out water in the ocean in Juneau, Alaska
The view of a mountain on a cloudy winter day in Juneau, Alaska
Things To Do

in Juneau

Humpback whales shooting out water in the ocean in Juneau, Alaska

SEAFARING SAFARI

Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbour seals and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat.

A family out on an excursion of dog sledding with the huskies in the snow in Juneau, Alaska

BECOME A MASTER MUSHER

Travel to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and join a team of professional mushers and their huskies on a sleigh ride over the snow.

Family fun activity of gold panning in Juneau, Alaska

GO FOR THE GOLD

Follow in the footsteps of fortune hunters and pan for gold along trails forged by prospectors over a hundred years ago during the Juneau gold rush.

Salmon being cooked on the grill in Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

From coffee shops to local pubs, Juneau’s food scene is all about seafood and simple fare, like burgers and sandwiches. If you’re craving a cold one, be sure you try Alaskan Brewing Company’s Alaskan Amber or Smoked Porter – they’re both local favourites.

SHOPPING

For some frontier retail therapy, head to central Juneau and you’ll find plenty of shops and boutiques selling Native art, locally crafted goods and designer brands.

INSIDER TIP

Summer temperatures average in the 60’s but can jump into the mid-80s or drop unexpectedly into the 40s or below, so dress in layers.

DAY 5 - DOCKED

Skagway, Alaska

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
8:30 PM

GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

Since its Klondike Gold Rush days, Skagway has served as an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time tram ride along bustling Broadway Street and get lost in riveting historical reenactments. Here you’ll also discover plenty of ways to ramp up the adrenaline, from dog-sledding on Laughton Glacier to rafting on Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Breathtaking view of the Skagway Alaska ice snow glaciers.
Skagway Alaska vintage train transportation rail along with sea and mountains in the background.
Skagway Alaska trail hiking mountain view.

Since its Klondike Gold Rush days, Skagway has served as an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time tram ride along bustling Broadway Street and get lost in riveting historical reenactments. Here you’ll also discover plenty of ways to ramp up the adrenaline, from dog-sledding on Laughton Glacier to rafting on Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Breathtaking view of the Skagway Alaska ice snow glaciers.
Skagway Alaska vintage train transportation rail along with sea and mountains in the background.
Skagway Alaska trail hiking mountain view.
Things To Do

in Skagway

Blown away Skagway Alaska scenery with a vintage car rail along with snow mountains and beautiful purple flowers.

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Prepare to be blown away by breathtaking Alaskan scenery while riding in a vintage train along the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. See Bridal Veil Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and Glacier Gorge unfold before you while climbing the 880-metre incline of White Pass.

Skagway Alaska trail hiking mountain view.

TAKE A HIKE

Known as 'the world’s longest outdoor museum', Chilkoot Trail encompasses 53 kilometres of hiking trails. Follow in the footsteps of Klondike stampeders as you trek through dense rainforest, enjoy incredible scenery and discover the Gold Rush ghost town of Dyea. This is the ultimate Alaskan outdoor challenge.

Skagway Alaska historic museum.

GO FOR GOLD

Step back in time at the museums of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Relive the good old Gold Rush days through interactive exhibits at its Visitor Centre, housed in the restored 19th-century Railway Depot. You can also watch a captivating documentary film detailing the rush for gold in Alaska.

The best place for a banquet of king crab legs is in Skagway Alaska.

LOCAL CUISINE

Skagway is one of the best places to feast on king crab legs. Hit Skagway Brewing Company for sockeye salmon sandwiches paired with a Blonde Ale made from hand-picked Sitka spruce tree tips. Enjoy Mendenhall Mudd or Klondike Walnut fudge at the Alaska Fudge Company – and then sip a nightcap at Red Onion Saloon, the oldest watering hole in town.

Welcome to Skagway Alaska and our local shopping downtown.

SHOPPING

Skagway’s central historic corridor has its fair share of Gold Rush-era facades that now house souvenir shops. Sprinkled amongst them are galleries selling local artisanal paintings, carvings, pottery, woodworks and jewellery. You’ll know it’s authentic if it has the 'Made in Skagway' logo.

INSIDER TIP

For USD 5 you can ride the S.M.A.R.T. Bus around town all day long.

DAY 6 - CRUISING

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
12:00 PM

ARMED WITH ADVENTURE

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.

Things To Do

in Tracy Arm Fjord

FACE TO FACE

Discover the twin Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm Fjord. While viewing the massive face of these tidewater glaciers, spanning more than a half-mile wide, you can hear the roar and feel the rumble of huge pieces of ice calving into the water in spectacular display.

ANIMAL HOUSE

Tracy Arm Fjord is home to a spectacular array of wildlife. See pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes and arctic terns. Mountain goats graze on rocky slopes, while newborn seal pups sun on ice floes. Glimpse black bears hunting for lunch and soaring eagles— or watch for the fluke of a whale diving below.

INSIDER TIP

Be sure to pack a pair of high quality binoculars to see wildlife along the shore.

DAY 7 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

Girl Learning to Play Mini Golf with her Father
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

Girl Learning to Play Mini Golf with her Father
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

THINGS TO DO

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Mini Golf

ON PAR FOR ADVENTURE

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

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.

DAY 8 - Arrival Day

Vancouver, British Columbia

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
COASTAL CANADIAN

CHARMER

Kick off the afternoon lunching on xiaolongbao buns in Chinatown. Then explore the city’s cultural offerings at the Bill Reid Gallery or Vancouver Art Gallery. Get into some active adventure, whether it’s water-biking False Creek or mountain-biking the North Shore. Evenings are best spent dining and drinking in Yaletown’s hip warehouse district.

Kick off the afternoon lunching on xiaolongbao buns in Chinatown. Then explore the city’s cultural offerings at the Bill Reid Gallery or Vancouver Art Gallery. Get into some active adventure, whether it’s water-biking False Creek or mountain-biking the North Shore. Evenings are best spent dining and drinking in Yaletown’s hip warehouse district.

Things To Do

in Vancouver

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights – or escape the bustle amid Dr Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike along the red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride,or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the city centre skyline as your backdrop.

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with a proper afternoon tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food stalls and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first micro-brewery.

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewellery – plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

INSIDER TIP

The Seabus runs every 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and offers fantastic skyline views.

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