Coral Princess joined the Princess Cruises fleet in January 2003 and is the sister ship to Island Princess. This Panamax ship was custom-made to transit the Panama Canal and get up-close to glaciers in Alaska, with plentiful balcony staterooms to make the most of the stunning vistas. The sixteen decks are lined with luxurious staterooms, tasty restaurants, chic bars and abundant entertainment and leisure amenities. Highlights such as the Movies Under the Stars screen, the adult-only The Sanctuary, and the unique New Orleans-inspired Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse enhance your cruise experience.
Days at sea are the perfect time to enjoy the onboard delights. The Lido Deck is the heartbeat of the ship, allowing you to truly relax - whether it's working on your tan by the Lotus and Lido Pools or indulging in a hot stone massage in Lotus Spa. Step one deck up to unwind in style in one of the luxury private cabanas at the adult-only The Sanctuary. Keep in touch at the Internet Cafe or lose yourself in a book in the Library. Partner up for golf at the Princess Links or enjoy a few sets of tennis at Center Court. There is also endless fun on the menu for tots to teens at the Youth Centre and Teen Centre.
The restaurants and eateries on Coral Princess showcase round-the-world flavours. The Provence Dining Room presents fixed time Traditional Dining and the Bordeaux Dining Room hosts Anytime Dining options, each serving multi-course culinary treats. Tuck into buffet-style dishes and tempting desserts in the casual setting of the 24/7 Horizon Court. The poolside Princess Pizzeria is the perfect spot to dine on freshly-cooked pizzas or discover fast food and burgers at The Grill. Treat yourself to cakes and pastries with your morning coffee in Le Patisserie or dive into a knickerbocker glory in Swirls Ice Cream Bar.
Coral Princess's duo of speciality restaurants adds to the culinary delights. Cajun and Creole-inspired specialities such as seafood gumbo and chicken and chorizo jambalaya are accompanied by jazz tunes in the Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse. Book at table at Sabatini's Restaurant to savour Italian and Mediterranean dishes together with mouth-watering seafood recipes.
The bars and lounges are open for everything from your morning cappuccino to late-night cocktails. The Lido and Lotus Bars refresh you with cold drinks by the water's edge. Sit and admire the view with a glass of wine in the intimate Churchill Lounge or chat with new-found friends over drinks in the Wheelhouse Bar. Crooners Lounge & Bar is the perfect spot to celebrate with glass of champagne or to sip a classic martini cocktail or two.
Evenings on Coral Princess offer something to match your every mood. The Princess Theatre hosts Hollywood-style production shows or discover cabaret acts on stage in the Universe Lounge. Chance your luck at the roulette wheel and slot machines in The Princess Casino. Watch first-run feature-length films at the Movies Under the Stars screen, before dancing the night away at Explorer's Lounge.
Day 1-3: UK - Vancouver, Canada
Fly from your selected UK airport to Vancouver and make your way to the 4* Hilton Vancouver Metrotown for your 3 night stay.
Day 4: Vancouver, Canada
Check out the hotel and make your way to the port where you will embark on board Coral Princess.
Day 6: Juneau, Alaska
Juneau is the state capital of Alaska, and it is not hard see why people would want to settle here. Juneau is one of the natural beauty hotspots of the world; take a trip to the 2000-feet deep Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most awe-inspiring in the area. With wild bear viewing areas, The Tongass National Park is also a great spot for camping, fishing, and hiking amongst lush green surroundings. Marvel at water views from Mount Roberts Tramway and treat yourself to unique souvenirs from the gift shop. Nugget Falls is a spectacular waterfall downstream of the Nugget Glacier; capture unforgettable photos here with loved ones. Take a tour of Juneau Icefield with over 40 huge glaciers to admire or kayak over the icy waters of Medenhall Lake.
Day 7: Skagway, Alaska
Skagway, commonly known as 'The Gateway to the Klondike' was born out of the Kondike Gold rush of the 1890s. Once home to saloons, dance halls and gambling houses, Skagway now has only about 1,000 residents. Relive the town's 'heyday' with an interesting downtown walking tour and gold panning excursion. Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to see thousands of historic photos and archaeological artefacts. For the little more adventurous, take a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad past glistening glaciers and picturesque waterfalls.
Day 8: Glacier Bay National Park
Cruise through the pristine landscapes of the protected national park of Glacier Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters; not forgetting the brown, black and blue glacier bears, moose, blacktail deer, and mountain goats on the shoreline. Gaze in awe at the lofty mountain peaks, ice-sculptured fjords, and over 50 named glaciers.
Day 9: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan can be described as the first city of Alaska. Situated in the most southern part of the state and surrounded by deep fjords and lush forests, this small fishing town is a popular stop with cruise lines. Take a walk down the waterfront and admire the awe-inspiring views. Enjoy a tour to the 40-acre Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary to view bald eagles and black bears. Visit the totem poles at Totem Bight State Park and Potlatch Totem Park or journey to the glacier-carved wilderness at the Misty Fiords National Monument. You can also ride an off-road vehicle and try zip lining, kayaking and hiking.
Day 11: Vancouver, Canada
Disembark in Vancouver and make your way to the airport for you flight back to the UK.