7 Night Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise on Serenade of the Seas from Vancouver, British Columbia Ketchikan, Alaska Things To Do Misty Fjords Pine Trees
The 7 Night Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia visits Inside Passage, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska; Vancouver, British Columbia. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise
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Explore Serenade of the Seas
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 - Inside Passage, Canada
Day 3 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 4 - Juneau, Alaska
Day 5 - Skagway, Alaska
Day 6 - Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia
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Ketchikan, Alaska Things To Do Misty Fjords Pine Trees
Where the pine trees meet the ocean in the national monument known as Misty Fjords
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise

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Leaving from
Vancouver, British Columbia
Onboard
Serenade of the Seas
Day Port
1
Vancouver, British Columbia
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Inside Passage, Canada
Sightseeing
3
Ketchikan, Alaska
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4
Juneau, Alaska
From 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
5
Skagway, Alaska
From 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Sightseeing from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
Vancouver, British Columbia
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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Your ship Serenade of the Seas

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Serenade of the Seas
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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Ship, Side View, European and Caribbean Destinations
Side View of Serenade of the Seas Cruise Visiting Bermuda, Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia
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Serenade of the Seas
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®.

BANISH BOREDOM FOR GOOD

Panoramic vistas aren't all you'll find on this ship. Get active on the Rock Climbing Wall or with a game of mini golf. Head to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center to break a sweat or indulge in some "me time." And a giant poolside movie screen means plenty of opportunities to unwind outside.

NEXT LEVEL NOSHING

Craving something delicious? You've come to the right place. Serenade of the Seas® is brimming with far out flavors, like tantalizing Tuscan fare at Giovanni's Table, steaks seared to perfection at Chop's Grille℠ and five-courses of incredible at Chef's Table. For the perfect glass of wine, Vintages has your back.

PEAK PERFORMANCES

As the day winds down, the night heats up with dazzling productions by world-class performers. Whether it's all the hits from Broadway and the Big Screen in Stage to Screen, or remixed classics in Vibeology, you're definitely in for a show.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Things to do in
Vancouver
Departs at 5:00 PM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.

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

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike 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 downtown 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 proper 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 carts 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 microbrewery.

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 jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Day 2: Inside Passage, Canada

Day 2
Inside Passage
Canada
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Things to do in
Inside Passage
Sightseeing
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.

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: Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 3
Ketchikan
Alaska
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623662536, Looking down Creek Street, immediately outside of Ketchikan's downtown near the mouth of Ketchikan Creek. Creek Street, along with a block of Fourth Avenue in Fairbanks, were Alaska's two significant red-light districts until the passage of the Anti-Crib Laws in the early 1950s. Ketchikan is a city in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, the southeasternmost city in Alaska. Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, so named in 1793 by Captain George Vancouver. Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town, emptying into the Tongass Narrows a short distance southeast of its downtown. The area near the mouth of Ketchikan Creek later earned Ketchikan a measure of infamy during the first half of the 20th century for a red-light district known as Creek Street, with brothels aligned on either side of the creek.
Things to do in
Ketchikan
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.
Ketchikan, Alaska Things To Do Totem Poles Saxman Village
Detail of totem pole at Saxman Village tribal house near Ketchikan, Alaska

TOTEM TIME

Ketchikan has more totem poles than anywhere in the world. And just south of downtown at Saxman Native Village you’ll find a nice collection of finely carved and decorated totems— all authentic replicas— plus a replica clan house.
Insider tip
You can pick up useful maps and brochures at the Ketchikan Visitors Center, located on the dock at Berth 2.
Ketchikan, Alaska Things To Do Tongass Trail Forest
Hiking through the Tongass Trail Forest in Ketchikan, Alaska

WILDERNESS WANDERING

If you’re craving natural thrills, venture past the town limits into Tongass National Forest. The largest national forest in the U.S., it’s a great place to spot local wildlife like deer, seals— even black bears and bald eagles.
Insider tip
Ketchikan is one of the rainiest towns in North America, so bring waterproof gear and umbrellas.
Ketchikan, Alaska Things To Do Misty Fjords
Majestic body of water along the mountains with clouds floating over the water in one of Ketchikan, Alaska's national monuments known as Misty Fjords

LORD OF THE FJORD

If you really want to experience Alaska’s dramatic landscape, visit Misty Fjords National Monument. It’s 3,570 square feet of rock walls, towering trees, sea cliffs and dramatic fjords.
Insider tip
Ketchikan’s crossing guards mean business. Use the crosswalks and listen to their instructions.
Ketchikan, Alaska Cuisine Salmon
Grilled Salmon topped with rosemary, which is one of the most popular dishes in Ketchikan, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Ketchikan isn’t called the canned salmon capital of the world for nothing. Seafood is incorporated in all sorts of dishes, from chowders and omelets to sandwiches and burgers. You’ll find plenty of American staples, but for a taste of the local culture try some traditional native foods like beach asparagus or seaweed. And for a pick-me-up, have a cup of locally roasted Raven’s Brew Coffee.
Ketchikan, Alaska Boats Docked Cabins Town
Lots of sail boats docked in the water in a small and quaint town with picturesque log cabins lined up along the water in Ketchikan, Alaska

SHOPPING

The pier is home to specialty shops, galleries and boutiques. But be sure to wander downtown Ketchikan for local finds like authentic Alaskan art, Native crafts, furs and jewelry.

Day 4: Juneau, Alaska

Day 4
Juneau
Alaska
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Juneau, Alaska Blue Glacier Ice Cave
Beautiful blue glacier in Juneau, Alaska
Things to do in
Juneau
From 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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.
Juneau, Alaska  Humpback Whales Watching Ocean
Humpback whales shooting out water in the ocean in Juneau, Alaska

SEAFARING SAFARI

Watch for humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions as you cruise through the icy Alaskan waters on a charter boat.
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.
Juneau, Alaska Things To Do Sledding Dogs Family
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.
Insider tip
Keep your eyes peeled, because Juneau is in the heart of Bear Country. While the bears don’t typically bother humans, it’s always a good idea to keep your distance.
Juneau, Alaska Gold Panning Family Fun Things To Do
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.
Juneau, Alaska Salmon Grill
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 favorites.

SHOPPING

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

Day 5: Skagway, Alaska

Day 5
Skagway
Alaska
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Skagway Alaska Mountains Ice Snow Glaciers
Breathtaking view of the Skagway Alaska ice snow glaciers.
Things to do in
Skagway
From 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.
Skagway Alaska Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls
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 rail car 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 2,885-foot incline of White Pass.
Insider tip
For $5 you can ride the S.M.A.R.T. Bus around town all day long.
Skagway Alaska Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail
Skagway Alaska trail hiking mountain view.

TAKE A HIKE

Known as “the world’s longest outdoor museum”, Chilkoot Trail encompasses 33 miles 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.
Insider tip
National Park Service rangers lead free walking tours of the historic district five times daily.
Skagway Alaska Klondlike Gold Rush Museum
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 Center, housed in the restored 19th-century Railroad Depot. You can also watch a captivating documentary film detailing the rush for gold in Alaska.
Skagway Alaska Cuisine Crab Legs Seafood Shellfish
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.
Skagway Alaska Shopping Gold Rush Souvenir Shops Galleries Local Artisan
Welcome to Skagway Alaska and our local shopping downtown.

SHOPPING

Skagway’s downtown historic corridor has its fair share of Gold Rush-era facades that now house souvenir shops. Sprinkled among them are galleries selling local artisan paintings, carvings, pottery, woodworks and jewelry. You’ll know it’s authentic if it has the “Made in Skagway” logo.

Day 6: Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

Day 6
Tracy Arm Fjord
Alaska
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Things to do in
Tracy Arm Fjord
Sightseeing from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

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

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.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Family Playing Mini Golf
Girl Learning to Play Mini Golf with her Father
CAN'T MISS FAVORITES
Sister Teaching Younger Brother Mini Golf
Family Enjoying a Round of Mini Golf

Mini Golf

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 Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time

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 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 8: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 8
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Things to do in
Vancouver
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.

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

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike 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 downtown 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 proper 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 carts 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 microbrewery.

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 jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

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