TAPS 7-Night Alaska Cruise

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Seattle, Washington
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All survivors and their guests are invited to join us on our TAPS 7-Night Alaska Cruise. 

Set sail with your TAPS family. This self-funded cruise will be a chance to relax, heal and create lasting friendships with fellow survivors. 

 Sitka, Alaska

TAPS cruise


This seven-night trip cruise to sights in Alaska and to Victoria, British Columbia aboard the Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas.  

Check out photos from a 2022 TAPS cruise to see what a trip is like. 


Snag a front row seat to towering glaciers and snow-capped peaks onboard Quantum of the Seas®. From the North Star®, the tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship to the RipCord® by iFLY® skydiving simulator and the robotic bartenders of the Bionic Bar®, this adventure packed ship has endless ways to fill your days between scenery scoping and wilderness wandering across spectacular shores like Juneau and Sitka.


We know that healing is found when surrounded by peers who understand. While on board, TAPS will have a variety of programs and activities available for you based on relationship or loss, and we'll gather as a group each evening for a TAPS family dinner. We'll also have a survivor sanctuary, we liken her to  “THE HELM.” It will serve as our home base where you can always connect with TAPS staff should you need any emotional support.

When we reach each port, you'll be able to explore the islands. TAPS will also offer organized group shore excursions that will be announced closer to the cruise.



The cruise takes place from Monday, September 2 to Monday, September 9, 2024.

  • Day 1: Seattle all aboard at 2:00 p.m. for TAPS ice cream social meet and greet
  • Day 2: Day at sea with TAPS workshops opportunities and ship activities
  • Day 3: Sitka, Alaska, optional shore excursions available
  • Day 4: Skagway, Alaska, optional shore excursions available
  • Day 5: Juneau, Alaska, optional shore excursions available
  • Day 6: Day at sea with TAPS workshop opportunities and ship activities
  • Day 7: Victoria, British Columbia, optional shore excursions available
  • Day 8: Return to Seattle, say our goodbyes



Self-funded trips are fully funded by survivors themselves and not covered by TAPS. 

Cruise Pricing listed below is PER PERSON, based on double occupancy and includes all fees. (Taxes $264.11; Gratuities $126.00; Insurance $69.00-$109.00)

  • Option 1 - $1,798.11 - Balcony Cabin
  • Option 2 - $1,212.11 - Ocean View Cabin (window only)
  • Option 3 - Inside Cabin (virtual balcony) - contact cruise@taps.org for pricing

Please contact cruise@taps.org for single, triple or quad cabin rates.

Prices above do not include the following optional items:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Transfers - $34.00 one-way
  • Hotel Pre-Cruise $TBA
  • Shore Excursions $TBD

Deposit of $250.00 per person required with a minimum of $500.00 per cabin. Refundable until final payment due May 30, 2024.

Please contact cruise@taps.org with any questions.



You'll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Seattle, Washington. If flying in the day of departure, please plan to arrive at the airport by 12 p.m. and schedule your departure flight after 12 p.m. the day the ship returns. We highly encourage arrival the night before and will have a hotel option at a group rate if you would like to join TAPS staff. Any flight delays could mean missing the ship.

All staterooms come with two twins that can be converted to a queen bed, private bathroom, phone, closed-circuit television, mini bar and hair dryers.



To reserve your spot on this trip at group rates, please submit a registration form by May 30, 2024. Group cabins are filled on a first come, first served basis. Cabins can be added to the group up until August 19, 2024 (based on availability), but may be at higher rates. Please contact cruise@taps.org any additional questions.