Awesome Alaska

Inside Passage Cruise

Departing Saturday august 24th for 9 days / 8 nights

Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas offers the ultimate "at sea" experience by combining speed, added comfort, greater open spaces, sweeping ocean vistas and an exceptional cruise staff committed to serving your every whim. Among her spectacular features are the 10-story glass-constructed Centrum, glass elevators facing the sea, and the highest percentage of outside staterooms in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

The Radiance class of ships offers the ultimate in sightseeing with more glass, open space and balconies than any other cruise ship of its size. In fact, you'll find amazing views everywhere you go, from the Sports Court to the Day Spa to the glass elevators in the nine-story Centrum. Want to see for yourself?


Radiance of the Seas & Glacier

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1 – Home Airport  to Vancouver, BC
Today, please follow your personalized travel itinerary.  Remember when connecting (if applicable), to keep double checking flight monitors for any last minute Gate Changes for your flight.  Please use your connection airports for meals today. When you arrive in Vancouver, proceed to the relevant baggage re-claim area and your Tour Escort will meet you there! After all bags have been re-claimed, we will transfer to our hotel in Vancouver, BC for overnight.
Overnight Vancouver, BC – no meals included         

Day 2 Vancouver, BC and transfer to the ship. The beautiful Brilliance of the Seas
After breakfast we head to the Port of Vancouver where we board our ship Brilliance of the Seas.
Once on board it is time to explore this amazing vessel. In your cabin you will find information concerning the ship together with your daily cruise information sheet. This is very important so you know what’s going on at all times.  The Emergency Lifeboat Drill is mandatory for all guests prior to the ship leaving port and details of the assembly time will be printed on this sheet. Remember, there are some 5,000 plus pieces of baggage to be delivered to staterooms so please be patient, you may not receive your bags until after supper so as always, the first evening is pretty casual - normally what you have traveled in that day. Supper is served in the main dining room each evening and the time and place is noted on your Seapass Card. Tables are assigned as a group and friends/families will be allocated accordingly – our dining is allocated as 5.00pm each evening...The beautiful Brilliance of The Seas is your home for the next 7 nights. All meals aboard ship are included and for those who have never cruised before, you are in for a treat.....  Sail at 5pm.

Day 3  Cruising the Inside Passage
You can have breakfast in your cabin, followed by breakfast in the main dining room, followed by a breakfast buffet up on deck if you like... do some more exploring or just relax watching the majestic scenery go by. Cruising the Inside Passage is simply amazing… Just relax,and simply enjoy the natural beauty as you glide through this beautiful region.

Day 4 Sitka, Alaska - 11.59am to 7.00 pm 
This beautiful city is surrounded by spruce trees and outlying islands, and is home to a thriving community of self-reliant, independent people.  Originally the home of Tlingit Indians, it was visited by the Russians and Americans and grew as a diverse location.  It was featured in the 2009 movie The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

Day 5  Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska – 6.30am to 10.30am
The Tracy Arm Fjord is considered to be one of the most beautiful fjords in the world and it is part of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness which consists of 653,179 acres. There are two deep and narrow fjords located in Tracy Arms-Fords Terror Wilderness; the Tracy Arm Fjord and Endicot Arm. The Tracy Arm Fjord extends 30 miles, providing the cruiser ample opportunity to take in the breath-taking beauty that surrounds the ship as you slowly maneuver your way through the fjord.

Day 5 Juneau, Alaska – 1.30pm to 10.00pm
This afternoon we arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Juneau was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaskan Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favorite of visitors, is nearby. Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau is one gorgeous state capital. Its historic downtown harkens back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure.


Day 6  Icy Strait, Alaska – 7.00am to 4:00 pm
The Huna Tlingit welcome visitors to Chichagof Island, where you can experience their rich culture, unspoiled wilderness and the wonders of Glacier Bay National Park. Inside the 1912 cannery complex visit the free museum.  Icy Strait Point is located near the city of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska, and very near Glacier Bay National Park. Home to a historic cannery, the port's connection to the sea is strong. Locals share the sea with humpback whales, orcas, Dall porpoises, seals, sea otters, halibut and all five species of Pacific salmon. It is not uncommon to spot a humpback or an orca while walking along the shore.


Day 7 Ketchikan - 11am to 10pm
Ketchikan is the gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, whose landscapes and dramatic seascapes can only be reached by plane or boat. The Salmon Capital is a hub for sports fishing and home to a collection of totem poles. Ketchikan originated as an Indian fish saltery, but the town's growth began when it became a supply base and entry port for miners during the 1898 gold rush to the Klondike. Much of the town's colorful past is still evident, especially in the nearby Indian villages where you'll see colorfully carved totem poles and hear the fascinating legends that surround them.


Day 8 - Cruising: Inside Passage
A full day at sea cruising the Inside passage…The Inside Passage embodies the best of Alaska's pristine nature and rugged beauty. The wildlife, rainforest shrouded in mist and magnificent fjords are among the many photo ops.

Inside Passage

Day 9 - Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia - ARRIVES 7:00 AM
This morning, we arrive in Vancouver where we will say good-bye to our floating Five Star Resort. During the cruise you will be given instructions about how we get off the ship, transfer to Vancouver & meet our transportation for the journey back home.


Inside Stateroom as shown below $3,995 per person based on double occupancy

Inside Stateroom

      Ocean View Stateroom shown below $4,295 per person based on double occupancy

Oceanview Stateroom

 Balcony Stateroom Ocean View shown below - $4,695 per person based on double occupancy

Private Balcony Stateroom

Junior Suite with Private Balcony shown below- $4,995 per person based on double occupancy

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Saturday August 24th 2024
Ends: Sunday September 1st 2024


What's Included

  • Flight from most US Airports including Rapid City, SD to Vancouver, BC
  • All transfers
  • Overnight Vancouver, BC
  • 7 night Inside Passage Cruise
  • Cruise Gratuities for Stateroom Attendant
  • Cruise Gratuities for Dining Room Staff
  • All main meals and entertainment aboard ship
  • Four Ports of Call
  • All fees, and taxes (Except Baggage)
  • Return flight to home airport from Vancouver or Seattle
  • Fully escorted


  • Price: from $3,995pp double occupancy 
  • Single Supplement: Call for pricing

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $1,000 due at time of booking
  • February 15th 2024 - further $750pp due
  • May 2nd 2024 - Final Balance due 
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • Warm clothing
  • Passports are required for this tour (note a Passport Card WILL NOT be sufficient, full Passport is required)


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