Aboard Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas July 14, 2023
Day 1 - Seattle, Washington
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 4 - Skagway, Alaska
Day 5 - Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Alaska
Day 5 - Juneau, Alaska
Day 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Victoria, British Columbia
Day 8 - Seattle, Washington
Join your Anderson Vacations hosts for a week of Spectacular beauty and adventure. Enjoy fine dining aboard the
Ovation of the Seas along with non-stop entertainment and
personalized service from your Royal Caribbean staff.
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.
Pioneer America’s Last Frontier onboard Ovation of the Seas, one of the biggest, boldest ships to ever sail Alaska.
Go scenery scoping from the unrivaled perspective of the North Star, the highest vintage point on any cruise ship. Gaze at brilliant blue glaciers and majestic waterfalls from the pool deck as you sail through Endicott Arm. Then refuel with delicious, globally inspired dishes and robot-crafted cocktails as fresh as the crisp mountain air outside. And in between adventures onshore, fill each sea day with thrilling activities like surf sessions on the FlowRider, simulated skydiving on RipCordby iFLY, and so much more. Only on Royal Caribbean.
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. 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.
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 can’t 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 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.
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. From orcas whistling in the harbor to glow-in-the-dark scorpions at the Bug Zoo, Victoria has every adventure covered.
Kick off your week with a pre-cruise stay in Seattle. Join us at the award winning boutique Kimpton Hotel Monaco and enjoy a complimentary wine happy hour with your fellow cruisers the night before our sailing
“John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there’s a lot of truth to that.” – Tom Bodett