Join Rev. John Savage for an Alaska Glacier Cruise starting at $1,518* from Baltimore. This is a 7 Night Cruise Aboard Royal Caribbean, Ovation of the Seas, on a round trip from Seattle, Washington, on June 30, 2023. You will see Sitka, Skagway, Endicott Arm, Dawes Glacier, Juneau, Victoria, and much more.
*Rates are per person, based on double occupancy
*Does not include shore excursions, gratuities, cruise taxes & fees.
- Domestic Airfare
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Meals on Ship
- Port Charges
- Administrative Fees
Day 1 June 30 - Seattle, Washington, USA
4:00 PM Departure
If you arrive in Seattle early enough in the day, try to visit the Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Seattle, Elliot Bay and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including Mt. Rainier.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST BOARD THE SHIP AT LEAST 2 - 3 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
Day 2 July 1 - At Sea
Day 3 July 2 - Sitka
9:00 AM Arrival /5:00 PM Departure
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.
Day 4 July 3 - Skagway, Alaska
7:00 AM Arrival / 8:00 PM Departure
The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago. Today, it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time streetcar 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.
Day 5 July 4 - Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier & Juneau
5:00 AM Arrival /10:00 AM Departure - Endicott Arms & Dawes Glacier 1:00 PM Arrival /7:00 PM Departure - Juneau One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you cannot help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal. You cannot get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive, you will 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 historical 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. You can even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
Day 6 July 5 - At Sea
Day 7 July 6 - Victoria
5:00 PM Arrival / 10:00 PM Departure
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.
Day 8 July 7 - Disembark in Seattle
7:00 AM Arrival
Return home with memories of God’s beauty in Alaska!