Transfers are not included but can be for a supplement.
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 and cruise terminal are not included. It may be possible to add these for a supplement - please ask for details.
Day 1: Fly UK » Las Vegas
Fly from the UK to Las Vegas. Upon arrival make your way to your 4* hotel for a 5-night stay.
Day 2-5: Las Vegas
Bright lights, small-scale world landmarks and impressive glitzy hotels spring from the expansive Nevada Desert – This glorious oasis is a haven for those that like to roll the dice and leave their fate with Lady Luck. Of course Las Vegas is home to so much more than casinos… with world-class entertainment available year-round at some of the most incredible venues, first-class eateries just off the strip and the Grand Canyon is a short drive away.
Grand Canyon South Rim Tour - The tour begins with a drive from Las Vegas over the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge to the the Arizona side in a comfortable coach. The first stop is a stretch and comfort break in Kingman, Arizona, where you can pick up a snack, beverage or a souvenir.
From Kingman, you'll travel to Williams, Arizona, home to the Grand Canyon Railway (National Register of Historic Places) where you will have lunch. A short drive later brings you to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stops include the new state-of-the-art visitor centre (offering information on all aspects of the Grand Canyon), Mather Point (the deepest part of the canyon), Yavapai Point (the widest part of the canyon), and Bright Angel Point (the best panoramic views). Additional free time will be given to browse National Park and Grand Canyon Village.
On the return trip to Las Vegas, you will again have time to rest, stretch your legs and enjoy a snack in Kingman before arriving in Las Vegas at approximately 8:45pm.
Las Vegas Strip Heli Flight - Your EcoStar helicopter awaits to take you on a stunning flight over the famous Las Vegas "Strip" and Downtown “Glitter Gulch”. In addition you'll get a FREE 1-Day Monorail Pass to enjoy!
You fly from our Las Vegas McCarran Atlantic Terminal where you will check in first and enjoy a glass of champagne before boarding the helicopter.
Fly over the Volcanoes at the Mirage, the fountains of Bellagio, past the Clock Tower of St. Mark's Square at the Venetian and view the replica of the famous Eiffel Tower. Bank around the Stratosphere and view the Fremont Street Experience!
Total flight time is approximately 10-12 minutes.
Day 6: Fly Las Vegas » Los Angeles
Check out of your 4* hotel and make your way to the airport where you will fly to Los Angeles. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, make your way to the Los Angeles hotel. Explore Los Angeles for the rest of the day before you start your 12-night cruise the next day.
Day 7: Embark in Los Angeles
Check out of your hotel in Los Angeles and make your way to the cruise terminal where you will embark Star Princess for your 12-night Alaskan cruise.
Day 8-10: Day at Sea
From the moment you step aboard, Princess Cruises want you to feel welcomed and right at home. And with attentive service from a friendly member of staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess® ship truly is your home away from home.
Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group, or be seated with other guests. The choice is yours.
Day 11: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travellers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.
In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.
Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colourful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.
Day 12: Juneau, Alaska
In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets "as large as beans."
From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.
Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles.
Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.
Day 13: Skagway, Alaska
Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest.
Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.
The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome.
Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.
Day 14: Glacier Bay (cruising)
Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska's magnificent park system.
Day 15: Day at Sea
Passionate about their culinary craft, Princess Cruises have committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join them at one of their award-winning speciality restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalising specialities.
Day 16: Victoria, British Columbia
Although it's a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbours, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.
Day 17-18: Day at Sea
Spend the day poolside, where you can enjoy hand-tossed pizza served to you just out of the oven, or enjoy the evening at Movies Under the Stars® with fresh popcorn. Don't forget to try The Sanctuary®, a tranquil haven exclusively for adults.
Day 19: Disembark in Los Angeles (San Pedro)
Disembark Star Princess and make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 20: Arrive in the UK
Terms & Conditions: ^Duration includes overnight flight/hotels. Flights are based on London Heathrow, regional departures may be available for a supplement. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (23 November 2018) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. E&OE