September 6

DEPARTS 4:00 PM

Departure City: Seattle, WA

Seattle is a young city with a rich history.

Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889, the

'Emerald City' has a legacy of vision and

strength.  There's so much to see and do,

you might want to consider coming in a

couple days early to explore a variety of

attractions like Pikes Place Market, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee from the original Starbuck's or wonderful fresh seafood from a number of well-known restaurants on the waterfront.

September 7

(Cruising)

Cruising: Day @ Sea

There is so much to do on the elegant

Emerald Princess.  Princess Cruise Lines

has partnered with the Discovery Channel

and offers their Discovery at SEA program,

which brings a whole new experience to

cruising. Plus there's miniature golf, a golf

driving range, shuffle board, a world-class

fitness center and a library for those who

want to enrich their minds.  If you'd just like

to relax, enjoy the adults-only Sanctuary and forget about every worry in the world.

September 8

ARRIVES 6:30 AM; DEPARTS 3:00 PM

Port of Call: Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community settlers came to as they journeyed north.  Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread out wings".  The growth of fishing and timber industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth largest city.

September 9

SCENIC CRUISING 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

September 9

September 9

ARRIVES 12:30 PM; DEPARTS 10:00 PM

Port of Call: Juneau, AK

In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris searched for gold with the help of Native guides.

From their discoveries came three of the largest gold mines in the world.  Eventually the

mines closed, but the town became the capital city of Alaska. Some 30,000 people live in

Juneau, the only capital city in the U.S. that is land-locked and only accessible by sea or air.

September 10

ARRIVES 6:00 AM; DEPARTS 5:00 PM

Port of Call: Skagway, AK

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for thousands who flocked to Alaska and the

Yukon with hopes to strike it rich.  Because of the gold rush, Skagway was Alaska's largest town in 1898, with a population of about 20,000.  When gold dwindled in 1900, so did the population.  Today Skagway has less than 1,000 residents, but it still retains it's flavor of a gold rush town and the feel of a last frontier get-away.

September 11

(Cruising)

Cruising: Day @ Sea

After exploring all there is to see at our 

port-of-call, you might want to consider

a relaxing massage at the Lotus Spa.  

At the very least, there are a variety of

fresh water pools and hot tubs that will

help you unwind.  You might even 

consider a culinary class, or a behind-

the-scenes tour of the ship. Whatever your interest, Princess offers something

you're sure to enjoy.

September 12

ARRIVES 7:00 PM; DEPARTS 11:59 PM

Port of Call: Victoria, B.C.

Victoria exudes old-world charm and colorful flowers are found everywhere. Although it's a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver.  The harbors are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes.  The city is renowned for it's beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.

September 13

ARRIVAL 7:00 AM

Arrival City: Seattle, WA

Seattle has hosted two World's Fairs (1909 and 1962, and is the birthplace of two modern marvels, Boeing and Microsoft.  Known for it's rainy climate, Seattle actually averages less rainfall than many East Coast cities.  The mild weather, spectacular natural surroundings and rich cultural diversity, attracts visitors from around the world.  It's easy to get around with a well planned mass transit system.