Royal Caribbean four-ship 2023 Alaska season includes Ward Cove

Article-Royal Caribbean four-ship 2023 Alaska season includes Ward Cove

Radiance of the Seas, here, will be joined by sister ship Enchantment of the Seas saiilng in Alaska for the first time, along with two Quantum-class ships
Royal Caribbean International will return Ovation, Quantum and Radiance of the Seas to Alaska in 2023, joined by Enchantment of the Seas.

Now open to book, the weeklong cruises will sail from Seattle, Seward and Vancouver, BC, between May and September. Hawaii trips bookend the season.

This will be Royal Caribbean's second year consecutive year with four ships in Alaska.

Ovation and Quantum from Seattle

Quantum-class pair Ovation and Quantum of the Seas will sail round-trip Seattle giving opportunities for extraordinary views from the North Star viewing capsule and the RipCord by iFly skydiving experience.

Ward Cove

Ovation’s cruises, departing on Fridays, offer extended stays in Skagway and call at Juneau and at Ward Cove near Ketchikan, the new facility Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings built in partnership with Ward Cove Dock Group.

Departing on Mondays, Quantum’s cruises will take passengers close to massive Dawes Glacier after sailing through Endicott Arm. Destinations include Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point and Victoria, BC.

Radiance sails Seward-Vancouver

Radiance will, once again, sail alternating southbound and northbound itineraries from Seward and Vancouver. Destinations include Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Skagway, and the ship will transit the Inside Passage and visit Hubbard Glacier.

Enchantment's Alaska debut

Enchantment makes its way to the Pacific coast for its debut Alaska season, sailing round-trip Vancouver. The itinerary features Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm fjord, Haines, Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau.


On the way to Alaska, Ovation and Quantum will offer nine- and 10-night Hawaii sailings, respectively, that start with island hopping from Oahu, Kailua-Kona and an overnight in Maui for two full days of adventure. Then, in October 2023, Ovation will sail a nine-night cruise from the Pacific Northwest to Hawaii that offers three island visits and an overnight in Maui.

And, pre-Alaska, sailing from Honolulu to Vancouver in 11 nights, a Radiance cruise will begin with an overnight in Oahu before continuing to Maui and both the leeward and windward coasts of the Big Island then crossing the Pacific to Canada.

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