Vancouver, BC to Alaska

June 20th to June 27th

on Royal Caribbean’s

Serenade of the Seas

Snow-capped scenery is everywhere you look.
Discover Alaska on its newest adventure in summer 2021, as Serenade of the Seas® sails roundtrip from Vancouver, B.C.— a mountainside metropolis known as much for its natural beauty as its global food scene. Once onboard, panoramic views and acres of glass ensure you’ll never miss a moment of the wilderness. Watch as humpback and orca whales surround the ship from Ketchikan to Juneau. Hear the roar of Sawyer Glacier as ice chunks calve into the water of the Tracy Arm Fjord onboard the only Royal Caribbean® ship sailing here in 2021. And explore all the must-see ports of the Last Frontier on an unforgettable week-long trek.
 
*Yes, we know that calling a cruise that starts in late-June a Spring Cruise may sound a little odd to some of you from more southern environs, but we would like to point out that June 20th is, officially, the last day of Spring in 2021. Hence…Welcome to our Spring 2021 Cruise!
 

 

Visit Royal Caribbean’s “Where is the Port of Vancouver” for information on directions, parking, and transportation options.

Deck Plans

Stateroom

Spring 2021 Gaming Pass

For only $95, you get…

An Entire Week of Board Gaming Fun

Scheduled Gaming

Role-playing Games – Seeking Volunteers to GM

Open Gaming

Access to our Game Library

Access to our Private Gaming Area

Reserved Gaming Seats

…and more!

A Gaming Pass is only required for the Gamer(s) in your family or group of friends. Everyone else you know and love is welcome to come along just to enjoy a great vacation! Each Gaming Pass must be associated with a Stateroom.

See the Event and Rooms tabs for more information on this cruise!


We love vacationing and love playing all types of tabletop games, including longer and/or more complex games. However, with everything going on in our lives, we often find it hard to make the time to play the longer games (especially since some might require multiple nights of gaming). So, we thought, “Let’s get everyone on board a cruise ship, have a fun vacation, and play some board games with a group of (soon-to-be) friends!” Thus was born Gaming By Sea, our tabletop and board gaming cruise vacation.

An Entire Week of Board Gaming Fun: That’s right. This cruise is for seven (7) nights! Not only will you be able to enjoy great shore excursions, free food, and all the fun things to do onboard a cruise, but a week of gaming. Also, each cruise has full days at sea, which means – full, uninterrupted days of gaming!

Scheduled Gaming:  We will be scheduling times and tables in our Private Gaming Area for you to play games like…

Here I Stand 18xx Terraforming Mars Civilization 
Diplomacy GMT COIN Through the Ages Roll for the Galaxy
Game of Thrones Brass: Birmingham Cataclysm Dominant Species
Twilight Imperium Dominion Gaia Project Caverna
Le Havre
Puerto Rico Eclipse Wingspan
Great Western Trail Food Chain Magnate Scythe and More!

Sample Gaming Schedule

The scheduled gaming will ensure that players interested in the longer and more complex games will know when and where those will be happening and can reserve their seats. However, we will also set aside times for numerous popular (light, medium, and family friendly) game sessions, so gamers will know when they can stop in for a round or two of their favorites.

Just a few of the popular & family games requested by our gamers for the 2020 cruises included:

Pandemic Lords of Waterdeep 7 Wonders Ticket to Ride
Race for the Galaxy Settlers of Catan Tiny Epic Galaxies Pandemic: Fall of Rome
Terra Mystica Carcassonne Apples to Apples Onward to Venus

 Be sure to let us know what you want to play when you register to ensure your favorites are on the Schedule and in the Game Library.

Role-playing Games: A NEW addition to the cruise offerings (part of our “and more”), in our “long” games category! Some of our great gamers have offered to host role-playing games for past events. Past offerings have included: Dungeons & Dragons, Firefly, Star Trek, and Demon Hunters. They often offer options for seasoned and newbie players and players are able to play through a number of sessions or stop in for just one. 

These games will be included in the Scheduled Games to ensure you can reserve your spot for the adventure you most desire. More details, including the systems to be used, will be available closer to the cruise. Let us know if any of these are of interest to you when you register!

We are always seeking volunteers to GM games and we will announce games as they come available.

Open Gaming: For those who would prefer to do more open gaming, we will have a full Game Library! Check-out games from our Library and/or BYOG. We will help you find players, wherever they are on the ship, and there will be room in the Private Gaming Area for Open Gaming, also!

Board Gaming Convention
Board Gaming Cruise

Access to our Game Library: Not only will we be bringing all of the games that will be on the Gaming Schedule, but stacks of other games – of all types – that you can enjoy. Your Gaming Pass allows you access to games from our Game Library. Once all the votes are counted, we will distribute a Game Library list (approximately two months before the cruise). Anyone interested in adding games to the Game Library is welcome to do so, or feel free to BYOG to host a game yourself.

Access to our Private Gaming Area: Don’t worry about trying to find a free table between dining hours in some corner of the ship. Your Gaming Pass gives you access to our Private Gaming Area and the number of Gaming Passes has been limited to ensure that everyone with a Gaming Pass has a seat at the (game) table.

Open Gaming space will be available in the Private Gaming Area, also.

Reserved Gaming Seats: Your Gaming Pass lets you reserve a seat at the table for your favorite games – no wondering what you will have a chance to play or wandering around to find enough gamers ready to play it. When you register, you can let us know the games you want to play to ensure your top choice is on the Gaming Schedule.

Approximately a month before the cruise, we will send an e-mail with a link to a site that will allow you to reserve a seat for the game you want to play in each session. Each person’s first choice will be reserved in advance  and you will know you can play the games you want to play, when you want to play them!

Of course, you are welcome to do a combination of Scheduled Gaming, Open Gaming, or Vacationing. This is your vacation and you decide how you want to spend it.

…and more: We are always working to make this an even better vacation for our guests and will add details here once we confirm availability of more great things to do. Email and let us know what could make this an even better experience for you.

Of course, you will need to be on the cruise to enjoy all the fun, so go to the Event and Rooms tabs for more details on the cruise.

We are excited that Chess Atlanta has joined us to present even more opportunities for fun!

Chess Camp for Youth (Ages 5 – 17) – $199

Each day of the cruise, your children will learn chess skills from International Chess Master, Carlos Perdomo.

 

Chess Clinics for Adults (Ages 18+) – $199

An entirely separate program for adult chess players is also available from International Chess Master, Carlos Perdomo.

 

As an International Master, winner of three GA State Championships, and one of the top three highest rated players in Georgia continuously since 2002, Coach Carlos has over ten years of providing quality instruction to students of all ages. Under his leadership, the Emory University Chess Team defeated Duke, Yale, and Stanford in 2004. Additionally, many of his students have gone on to victory at local, regional, state, and national competitions.

Serenade of the Seas

 
 
 

Deck Plans

Staterooms

Things to Do Onboard


Included on Royal Caribbean International

  • Well appointed staterooms including TV, shower/bath, hair dryer and more
  • MyTime or Traditional fine dining in the main restaurants, casual fare, bars, lounges and more
  • Broadway musicals, ice skating shows, guest entertainers, parties and parades and RCI original productions (on select ships)
  • Entertainment venues including the Adventure Ocean Youth Program, mini golf, rock climbing, table tennis, inline skating, ice skating, Zipline and FlowRider (on select ships)
  • Access to the fitness center, fitness classes, sports court, boxing ring, jogging track and swimming pools
  • Duty Free shops and boutiques

Also available onboard are specialty restaurants. User fees may apply to some services.

You can work with our exclusive travel agency to select exciting shore excursions.

An automated system is coming, but ask your travel agent in the meantime!

Our exclusive travel agency is working with a group called Uplift to help finance vacations. Ask for more information when you connect with them.


  • Uplift offers access to low-interest rates.
  • There are no late fees and no pre-payment penalties.
  • Eligibility and loan terms are based on multiple factors including your credit profile.
  • Would you like to receive a text message or email from Uplift to check your rate and submit your pre-approval request? Data and message rates may apply.
  • Checking your rate will NOT impact your credit score.