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Cruises to Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Nestled along the stunning North Pacific Coast of British Columbia, Prince Rupert serves as an enchanting port of call for Alaska cruise itineraries. As your ship approaches this coastal gem, you can expect to be greeted by a breathtaking landscape that combines lush forests, majestic mountains, and pristine waters. Prince Rupert is renowned for its abundant marine life, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales, seals, and dolphins that frequent these waters, creating unforgettable moments amidst the beauty of the surrounding nature.

Cruise ships dock directly at the port of Prince Rupert, providing passengers with easy access to the town and its attractions. There is no need for tendering, allowing you to step ashore and start exploring without delay. Ships typically arrive in the morning, allowing ample time to immerse yourself in the charms of Prince Rupert. The duration of the ship's stay can vary, but it is generally several hours, providing an opportunity to discover the harbor and its surroundings. Within the harbor, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the picturesque waterfront, visit local shops and galleries, or savor fresh seafood delicacies at waterfront restaurants. The harbor area also features facilities such as restrooms, souvenir shops, and nearby parking for convenient access.

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert boasts a unique blend of natural beauty and charming coastal town ambiance. With its quaint streets lined with colorful buildings and charming storefronts, the town offers a delightful sight to behold. Highlights of the town include the historic Cow Bay District, where you can explore boutique shops, art galleries, and enjoy local seafood in cozy restaurants. Take a leisurely walk along the scenic waterfront promenade, offering panoramic views of the harbor and surrounding islands. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Museum of Northern British Columbia, where you can delve into the region's rich cultural heritage and learn about the First Nations' history and traditions.

Prince Rupert is deeply rooted in local and native culture, and you can experience its vibrant heritage throughout the town. Immerse yourself in the rich customs, traditions, and artwork of the First Nations by visiting local museums and cultural centers. Discover intricately carved totem poles, traditional masks, and vibrant artwork that tell stories of the region's indigenous people. Engage with the local community to gain insights into their customs, sample traditional cuisine, and perhaps even witness captivating performances of song and dance.

Attractions and Activities

Prince Rupert is a gateway to thrilling outdoor adventures and awe-inspiring natural attractions. Embark on a wildlife-watching excursion to witness the magnificence of the local marine life, including whales, seals, and porpoises. Explore the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, a pristine wilderness where you can observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck in the abundant waters, with opportunities to catch salmon, halibut, and other prized fish species. Hiking enthusiasts will be delighted by the scenic trails that wind through ancient rainforests, offering breathtaking views of fjords, waterfalls, and mountain vistas.

Local Speciality

Prince Rupert is a haven for seafood lovers, offering an array of fresh and delicious culinary delights. Indulge in succulent Dungeness crab, melt-in-your-mouth Pacific salmon, and perfectly cooked spot prawns, which are all local delicacies. Be sure to try the renowned chowder, a hearty and flavorful soup made with fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients. The town also boasts cozy cafes and breweries where you can savor locally brewed craft beers and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.

Support the local communities of Prince Rupert by purchasing locally made souvenirs, gifts, and products. Take home unique indigenous artwork, such as hand-carved masks or beautifully crafted jewelry inspired by First Nations traditions. Support local artisans by acquiring locally produced crafts, including pottery, woven baskets, and intricate wood carvings. You can also find delicious preserves, jams, and honey made from locally sourced ingredients, providing a taste of the region's flavors.

Best time to visit Prince Rupert

To make the most of your visit to Prince Rupert, consider planning your trip during the summer months when the weather is generally pleasant and wildlife is abundant. If you're interested in witnessing spectacular natural phenomena, visit during the salmon migration season, which typically occurs from June to September, attracting a diverse range of wildlife, including bears and eagles. Additionally, Prince Rupert hosts various local events and festivals throughout the year, showcasing the region's cultural heritage, arts, and music.

Prince Rupert, British Columbia Cruise Schedule 2024

Prince Rupert, with its captivating harbor, charming town atmosphere, rich cultural heritage, and thrilling outdoor adventures, offers an unforgettable experience for cruise ship passengers exploring the beauty of Alaska. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders, discover the town's history and traditions, and savor the flavors of fresh seafood. Whether you choose to embark on wildlife encounters, explore ancient forests, or simply soak in the coastal charm, Prince Rupert promises to leave a lasting impression on your Alaskan cruise journey.

Oceania Cruises Alaska 11-day route

11-day Alaska cruise from Seattle

Regatta, Oceania Cruises

Date: June 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Outside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Sitka, Prince Rupert, Inside Passage, Victoria, Seattle; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: June 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: July 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Alaska 11-day route

11-day Alaska cruise from Seattle

Regatta, Oceania Cruises

Date: July 26, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Outside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Sitka, Prince Rupert, Inside Passage, Victoria, Seattle; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: July 26, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: August 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Alaska 12-day route

12-day Alaska cruise from Seattle

Regatta, Oceania Cruises

Date: August 16, 2024

Ports of Call: Seattle, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Sitka, Prince Rupert, Inside Passage, Nanaimo, Victoria, Seattle; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: August 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 8-day route

8-day Alaska cruise from Ketchikan

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: September 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Ketchikan, Prince Rupert, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Prince Rupert; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Alaska 12-day route

12-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Regatta, Oceania Cruises

Date: September 14, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Prince Rupert, Outside Passage, Victoria, Astoria, Los Angeles; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 8-day route

8-day Alaska cruise from Ketchikan

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: September 16, 2024

Ports of Call: Ketchikan, Prince Rupert, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Prince Rupert; View Itinerary

Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition Alaska 8-day route

8-day Alaska cruise from Ketchikan

NG Venture, Lindblad-National Geographic Expedition

Date: September 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Ketchikan, Prince Rupert, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Rainforest, Prince Rupert; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: September 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary


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