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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Grand Puget Sound

Explore Washington's breathtaking natural scenery on this unique cruise from Seattle, and discover the stunning Puget sound and the San Juan Islands archipelago, with the chance to spot native wildlife including whales, eagles and seals. Includes return flights from London and overnight hotel stay in Seattle

Fly Cruise
11 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • San Juan Islands
  • Puget Sound
  • Humpback Whale
  • Friday Harbor
  • Port Townsend

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Cruise from the seaport city of Seattle to harbour-hop through Puget Sound and sail through the stunning scenery of the San Juan Islands, with on-board experts bringing the area's history to life.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in the fascinating city of Seattle, before joining your ship. As you cruise along there will be the chance to see native wildlife including whales, eagles, and seals up close. The scenic city of Bremerton is the gateway to the majestic landscapes of the Olympic Peninsula, whilst the lively city of Tacoma is home to several fascinating museums including America's Car Museum. Visit the picturesque historic seaside town of Anacortes, home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the region.

Explore Friday Harbor, a secluded coastal fishing village, and witness breathtaking vistas in Olympic National Park where wildflowers cover mountain meadows. Spend a day in the Canadian city of Victoria then discover the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend and the Scandinavian influence of Poulsbo.

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Grand Puget Sound Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Seattle (USA)

Fly from the UK to Seattle and transfer to the Crown Plaza hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Seattle

Today, embark your ship in Seattle.

Day 3 - Bremerton

The scenic city of Bremerton is home to a thriving artistic community who are inspired by the beauty of the city's harbour. Just a short distance from the ship is the Puget Sound Navy Museum and the USS Turner Joy.

Day 4 - Tacoma

Tacoma seamlessly blends historic architecture with contemporary design, and the Museum District houses six museums including America's Car Museum. Visit Foss Waterway Seaport to learn about Puget Sound's Mosquito Fleet and see a Rails-to-Sails train exhibit.

Day 5 - Cruising the San Juan Islands

Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of the San Juan Islands, keeping a look out for native wildlife including whales, eagles and seals which the on-board expert will describe.

Day 6 - Anacortes

The picturesque waterfront town of Anacortes is located on Fidalgo Island and is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in north west America. Enjoy a tour of Anacortes accompanied by a local guide and see the colourful murals that tell the history of Anacortes. Alternatively there is an optional excursion to Skagit County Historical Museum followed by a tasting of smoked salmon at the SeaBear Smokehouse.

Day 7 - Friday Harbor

Pretty Friday Harbour is a small coastal fishing village with historic houses and Coast Salish native carvings. Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the Whale Museum to learn more about these marine mammals, join a whale watching tour or explore San Juan Island with a visit to an alpaca farm and a trip to an active lighthouse.

Day 8 - Port Angeles

The lively coastal community of Port Angeles is home to excellent local artisan galleries and beautiful floral landscaping. It is also the gateway to Olympic National Park which can be explored on optional excursions including a trip to Hurricane Ridge for superb views over the park, and a visit to Lake Crescent Lodge to see the turquoise waters of the glacier-formed lake.

Day 9 - Victoria (Canada)

Victoria is the only Canadian town on this cruise and is a lovely place to spend the day. Why not join the tour of colourful Butchart Gardens with a picnic lunch in the heart of the garden.

Day 10 - Port Townsend (USA)

The Victorian seaport of Port Townsend has a long maritime heritage, ornate Victorian homes and unique art galleries. Perhaps join the guided tour of the city accompanied by a local guided dressed in Victorian-era attire, visit Fort Worden State Park or enjoy a tour and tasting at Finnriver Cidery. Tonight the on-board historian will share the history of the local Suquamish tribe.

Day 11 - Poulsbo

Originally a Norwegian logging camp, Poulsbo still has a Scandinavian atmosphere mixed with a Native American influence. There is the option to visit the new Suquamish Museum to learn all about this tribe's history, or tour the town's historic downtown area with a local guide.

Day 12 - Seattle - UK

Disembark your ship in Seattle and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full-board accommodation
  • 1-night hotel stay in Seattle
  • Return flights from London
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities (payable at time of booking)
  • Port charges and fees
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • Bremerton Explore Bremerton
  • Tacoma Tacoma Museum
  • Tacoma LeMay - America's Car Museum
  • Tacoma Foss Waterway Seaport Museum (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Anacortes Anacortes Experience (Complimentary Experience)
  • Anacortes Skagit County Museum and SeaBear Salmon Tasting
  • Anacortes Deception Pass Jet Boat Adventure
  • Friday Harbor Whale Watching Adventure (Supplementary signature tour must be booked in advance)
  • Friday Harbor San Juan Island Adventure
  • Friday Harbor The Whale Museum
  • Friday Harbor San Juan Kayaking Excursion (Supplementary signature tour must be booked in advance)
  • Port Angeles Olympic National Park and Hurricane Ridge
  • Port Angeles Lake Crescent Lodge at Olympic National Park
  • Port Angeles Heritage Port Angeles Experience
  • Victoria Butchart Gardens and Victoria City Experience (Supplementary signature tour must be booked in advance)
  • Port Townsend Historic Port Townsend Exploration
  • Port Townsend Fort Worden State Park
  • Port Townsend Finnriver Cidery Tour and Tasting
  • Poulsbo Historic Poulsbo Exploration
  • Poulsbo Suquamish Museum
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Map for Grand Puget Sound