Departs weekly between May and September. Fares below based on departing 10th September 2018
A discretionary gratuity of $15.50 per guest for suites, $14.50 per guest for mini-suites and club class, and $13.50 per guest for interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms will be added to your onboard account (per day charge). This gratuity will be shared amongst those staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including all waitstaff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, and housekeeping staff across the fleet. A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. This is shared amongst the beverage staff, their support staff and Lotus Spa® personnel.
Overseas transfers between airport, hotels, train stations and cruise terminal are not included. It may be possible to add these for a supplement - please ask for details.
Day 1: Fly UK » Chicago
Fly from the UK to Chicago. On arrival make your way to your 4* hotel for a 2-night stay.
Day 2: Chicago
Our included 360 Chicago Observatory ticket cannot be bought at the door! See Chicago and four US states with the interactive telescopes and feel the wind in your hair as you experience the open-air Skywalk, then enjoy a half bottle of Italian Prosecco.
Whilst there why not try out TILT! A one-of-a-kind experience, TILT is an enclosed, glass and steel moveable platform that holds up to eight visitors per cycle. Once safely situated inside, the platform it slowly tilts outward to an adventurous angle, generating downward-facing views of Chicago – from one thousand feet above The Magnificent Mile®. TILT gives thrill-seekers an exciting and safe way to take in unsurpassable views of the city, from a never-before-seen angle. TILT can currently only be booked at the venue for $7.00 per person.
Day 3: Chicago - Amtrak Empire Builder journey
Check out of your 4* hotel in Chicago and make own way to the train station where you will embark upon an exciting adventure through majestic wilderness, following the footsteps of early pioneers. Your Amtrak train journey departs from Chicago, and over the course of two days, takes you through some of North America's most breathtaking scenery.
Day 4: Amtrak Empire Builder journey
From Chicago, you'll have magnificent views of the Mississippi and see the glowing night skyline of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Awake the next morning as you cross the North Dakota plains and travel over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle. Skirting the Missouri, you'll cross into the Big Sky country in Montana, passing by a travellers favorite, Glacier National Park.
Day 5: Amtrak Empire Builder journey - Seattle
From Spokane, you continue on to the final destination of Seattle where you will disembark the train and make your way to your 4* hotel for a 2-night stay.
Day 6: Seattle
Discover Seattle's many highlights, including the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium or even enjoy the sights from the water with an included Seattle Harbor cruise.
Day 7: Embark Emerald Princess
Check out of your 4* hotel and make your way to Seattle's Cruise Terminal where you will embark Emerald Princess and begin your 7-night cruise.
Day 8: Day at Sea
Your adventure begins the moment you step aboard. Experience the relaxed ambience onboard and tantalizing cuisine in Princess Cruises elegant dining rooms. Enrich yourself with the Discovery at SEA™ programs and unwind at the The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults.
Day 9: Ketchikan, Alaska
Known as the "Salmon Capital of the World", Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. The name comes from the Tlingit phrase "katch kanna" which roughly translates to "spread wings of the thundering eagle", a tribute to the hundreds of eagles that nest in the mountain forests above this small outpost.
Day 10: Tracy Arm Fjord (Scenic Cruising) & Juneau, Alaska
Tracy Arm Fjord - a narrow 26-mile long fjord is one of Alaska's most dramatic glaciers. The town of Juneau, located at the foot of grand mountain peaks, is home to the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door.
Day 11: Skagway, Alaska
Home to The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad this is one of the best places to pan for gold.
Day 12: Day at Sea
During your day at sea, why not buy those last minute mementoes or perhaps book your next cruise on board in order to receive some excellent benefits.
Day 13: Victoria, British Columbia
A picture-postcard provincial capital sometimes described as "a bit of Old England" because of its beautiful gardens.
Day 14: Seattle
Disembark Emerald Princess and make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 15: Arrive in the UK
Terms & Conditions: ^Fares based on London Gatwick Departure - other airports may carry a supplement. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (23rd March 2018) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. E&OE