Richard P. Hardie II, - CTA, CCC

Cruise Travel Expert & Dream Vacation Designer

Alaska is truly the last frontier on earth and that is very evident when you are slowly passing through the maze of channels and passage points within the Inside Passage.  The Inside Passage was the main route for those hearty gold seekers that were rushing North to the Yukon and Klondike in hopes of making a big strike and becoming rich but many lost everything, to include their lives, while making this journey.  Your cruise vacation will visit some of the most historic places within the Inside Passage and every one of them has its own unique history when it comes to the Gold Rush era that brought it to life.

The key feature of your itinerary is your visit to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.  You will spend your day onboard your luxurious Princess Cruises ship as she slowly cruises the main bay and some of the arms that lead to some of the most notable tidewater glaciers in the world.  At the furthest point into the bay the Captain of the Crown Princess will bring the ship right up to the intersection of the the Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers.  The ship will take up position a safe distance from the ice faces so that when a large section of the ice gives way (this is called calving) it will not pose a danger or risk to the ship, the passengers, or the crew.  Witnessing a glacier calve ice is an experience that you will never forget so as the ship slowly rotates in the bay you may want to make sure that you are always relocating yourself for the best view of the action.  Another key point is the vast amount of wildlife that is easily seen throughout the park and to help you have the best opportunity to witness these animals in their natural habitat there will be a compliment of National Park Rangers onboard to provide seminars, answer questions and even narrate the experience and the history of the Park.

Your Princess Cruises vacation package will include your Stateroom, ground transfers, and many other perks and benefits that are sure to make your vacation truly spectacular. In fact, you will benefit from being able to personalize your amenities options to range from Standard all the way up to an All-Inclusive amenities package that is valued at over $156 per person, per day. You will also benefit from the additional perks and amenities that are offered only through my affiliation with these suppliers with one of them being special pricing programs that offer the lowest possible cruise fares plus many other surprises.

It would be my pleasure to be able to help you bring your dream vacations to life and make them a reality. So, what are you waiting for? Contact me today and let's get started on your vacation plans. To start your travel planning collaboration just visit and submit your Travel Interest Survey. Once I receive your information you will be invited to schedule an appointment for us to talk about your desires and expectations so I have a direct plan of action. I look forward to being able to help you create your dream vacations.