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CRUISE OF ALASKA AND HER GLACIERS
AUGUST 28-SEPT. 4, 2022


With optional 2 night pre cruise in Seattle, featuring a visit to Mount Ranier National Park

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OUR SHIP WILL SPEND A DAY CRUISING THROUGH INCREDIBLE Glacier Bay Alaska, PROVIDING ALL PASSENGERS AN UP CLOSE VIEW OF THE INCREDIBLE NATURAL LANDSCAPE AND DRAMATIC GLACIAL CALVING ACTIVITY

 

Join us for a beautiful cruise to witness the magnificent grandeur and scenic wonders of Alaska.  We will enjoy an incredible up close view of Glacier Bay National Park to witness up close not only the enormous glaciers in the park, as well as the incredible floating icebergs, but also witness up close the drama of Glacial Calving activity (Where large chunks of ice break off the enormous glaciers and come crashing down into the sea, creating an incredible site and sound to witness.)  We will also enjoy a day in each of Alaska’s Big Three cruise Ports of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan,  plus a visit to Victoria British Columbia, with an optional shore excursion to witness the beautiful flowers at Beuchart Gardens.

Still want more excitement?  Well join us for our optional 2 night pre cruise holiday celebration stay in Seattle, to witness the towering grandeur of the Space Needle, the beauty of Mount Ranier National Park and, if you wish, a visit to enjoy the Boeing Airplane manufacturing plant tour.

Friday August 26th, 2022

Arrive Seattle on your own flight arrangement and make your way to our 4 star hotel in Seattle. This evening we will have a welcome orientation at our hotel followed by an optional visit to see and go to the top of the popular Space Needle Tower.  Our Space Needle experience tonight starts with a visit to Seattle Center, where we will view a beautiful fountain with dancing waters set to a variety of music. 

The music at the fountains runs all day and evening and ends at 9:00 pm. The cascading waterfall is on 24 hours a day. Lighting of the International Fountain is on an astro timer, set for 30-45 minutes before sunset. Lighting will be on until the fountain goes off.

From the fountain you will also get a clear up close view of the stunning marvel which is the Space Needle.  Next we will enjoy free time to visit the food court inside the Seattle Center for dinner at your leisure.  Those who wish to ascend the needle via its elevator system to the observation deck can do so, via an optional observation deck ticket.  The space needle observation deck ticket can be pre-purchased in advance or on site.) Those choosing not to go to the observation deck can relax amongst many shops and attractions in the Seattle Center and adjacent buildings.  You will have the option of returning to the hotel with your trip escort or on your own leisure at a time of your choosing.

The Space Needle viewed at night is just stunning.  Whether you view it from the fountains below or ascend to the top for the view from the observation deck, either way you will be mesmerized.


It’s a little eerie seeing the Space Needle with all the lights down...But somehow that silhouette against the mountains and water still captures my attention 100% stay positive, stay healthy, stay helpful my friends #bethelight #wegotthisseattle ✌️❤️
The Space Needle of Seattle 
                                                           

Seattle, Washington

Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this oh-so cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark, over 500 feet tall, created for the 1962 World's Fair.

 

Sat. August 27th, 2022

Mount Rainier National Park Tour

Today we will enjoy an included full day (10 hours) tour of Mt. Rainier National Park, America's fifth-oldest protected park, and home to the greatest single-peak glacial system in the country. This Seattle tour will bring you to the foot of a dormant volcano, where eons of time and tectonic movement have carved out one of the continent's most breathtaking landscapes. Mountain lakes, idyllic waterfalls, and unforgettable views await you on this tour of Mt. Rainier.

Begin your tour of Mt. Rainier National Park by heading south from Seattle to the Nisqually entrance to the park. Continue up a winding and scenic road to the brand new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center.

Depending on the time of year, you'll see an array of mountain wildlife in its natural habitat and Alpine flora blooming into the summer months. Don't forget to bring a jacket, though - even in the summertime, Mt. Ranier is cool and breezy, and there's always some snow on the ground at higher elevations.

Also on your Mt. Rainier tour, experience the placid beauty of Reflection Lake, Christine Falls, the awe-inspiring vistas of the Glacial Moraines, and the romance of Narada Falls. You'll also stop at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center. There, you'll have an hour lunch break, during which you may be able to choose from a variety of ranger-led interpretive talks about the mountain and its glaciers and wildlife, if time permits. With so many things to see, your guide will take their time, allowing you plenty of opportunities to photograph the incredible panoramas, wildlife, and natural wonders within Mt. Rainier National Park.
We will be returned to our hotel for the evening at leisure.

Sunday August 28th, 2022.

This morning is at leisure to either relax at our hotel and then at mid-day we will be transferred to our cruise ship, with a brief drive past a few of Seattle’s other prominent sites en-route to our ship.

Our ship is the new NCL ENCORE.

Norwegian Encore: Voted Porthole Cruise Magazine 2020 Editors' Pick, Best New Ship

 

Repeat perfect moments on our newest, most incredible ship, Norwegian Encore — tailor-made for “Again! Again!"
 Explore more of Alaska’s Last Frontier in a ship built for non-stop memorable moments.
Some of this new ship’s features:

  • Experience an other-wordly virtual reality wonderland at Galaxy Pavilion.
  • Raise the roof every night at our spectacular shows, including, winner of six Tony Awards®, Kinky Boots is a must-see Broadway hit.

Vibe Beach Club

Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this 2-story, private retreat where they can connect with the ocean – and disconnect from everything else. Exclusively for those 18 and over, Vibe Beach Club is resplendent with incredible ocean views, hot tubs that extend over the side of the ship, and a misting water feature - ideal for relaxation. A full-service bar, chaise loungers, chilled towels and skewers of fruit ease you even more into serenity.

Choose a cabin with a balcony verandah to see the scenery from your own space (or share it with a friend or a roommate assigned to you if you wish to save money), or if you wish more privacy, choose one of NCL’s exclusive Studio suite cabins, designed for Solo Occupancy, without the high single supplement of traditional cabins.

STUDIO SUITES SELL OUT FAST SO CALL US QUICKLY TO CHECK AVAILABILITY FOR YOU!

Another round is always in order at your favorite watering hole on The Waterfront or at any of the many other bars and lounges. Grab a freshly muddled mojito anytime you like at Sugarcane Mojito Bar. Looking for a taste of Napa Valley? Stop by The Cellars to enjoy your favorite vintage. Then move to the top deck for incredible ocean views and a frozen beverage at Vibe Beach Club. Or toast to an incredible day with your favorite pint of craft beer at The District Brew House. There is also a whisky bar and many others, sure to please.  You’ll find an option to suit any mood on board Norwegian Encore.

 

Cruise from the Emerald City of Seattle to the wilds of Alaska for seven spectacular days. Pan for gold, feast at a salmon bake and visit a musher camp in Skagway. This town is easy to explore on foot, but the White Pass Railway will reveal Alaska’s beautiful interior. Another great walking town is Ketchikan, salmon capital of the world. Look for salmon in the water as you stroll and shop along the elevated walkway at Creek Street. For whales, take a sightseeing tour to Misty Fjords.

 

Cruise itinerary:

Sunday August 28th, 2022 – Depart Seattle at 5pm

Monday August 29th, 2022 – DAY AT SEA – Enjoy scenic views of the Inside Passage,.  Also enjoy the many shipboard activities, lounges, pools, Jacuzzis and more.

Tuesday August 30th, 2022   Juneau Alaska        2pm -11pm

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Whale Watching in Juneau Alaska

Yes, this is summer in Alaska, so it really does remain daylight longer than you might think.

Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park.

Optional excursions here in Jueau feature

Kayaking up one of the area's many protected waterways, flightseeing over the glaciers, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, with short paved walking paths right up to its edge.

You can also go whale watching or take the cable car ride to the top of Mount Roberts for more scenic views.  So many excursion opportunities.  We will have one optional group excursion in each of the ports on this cruise.  You can choose to either take our group excursion, or any of the many other great excursions offered by the cruise line in each port.  (We provide all our passengers with a list of our selected group excursions for each port, approx.90-120 days prior to the cruise And then its Easy to choose to sign up for any or all of them with our group, or if you prefer, book any others easily with the cruise line.)

Wednesday August 31st, 2022    Skagway, Alaska   7am-8pm

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Wildlife of Skagway, Alaska

In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.

 

Thursday Sept. 1st, 2022  GLACIER BAY ALASKA

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GLACIER BAY ALASKA
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OUR SHIP WILL SPEND A DAY CRUISING THROUGH INCREDIBLE Glacier Bay Alaska, PROVIDING ALL PASSENGERS AN UP CLOSE VIEW OF THE INCREDIBLE NATURAL LANDSCAPE AND DRAMTATIC GLACIAL CALVING ACTIVITY.

 

Glacier Bay  -scenic (Very!) Cruising

Today our ship glides through one of the most breathtaking spots in North America and to many people, in the entire world.

We Sail to and through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife.

We will experience the magnificent glaciers and wildlife at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and be awestruck by not only the scenery, but also by the power of nature as the glaciers break off in chunks and cascade down the ice fields, into the water, with a thundering roar.  (a process called calving.)

Hear the Voices of Glacier Bay

 

Crashing glaciers, bellowing sea lions, whispering rain, and singing seabirds...enjoy the amazing natural sounds of Glacier Bay!

NO OTHER PLACE IN ALASKA COMES CLOSE TO THE GRANDEUR OF GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK.  ONLY A FEW CRUISE LINES ARE EVEN AUTHORIZED TO ENTER GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK.  (Some ALASKA CRUISES GO TO Hubbard Glacier, some to the dawes glacier, but there is no comparison to Alaska’s glacier bay national park, so DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF IN PERSON, THE INCREDIBLE WONDERS OF GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK .

Friday Sept. 2nd, 2022         Ketchikan, Alaska 7am-1:15pm

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness.

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COLORFUL HOUSES BUILT ON STILTS IN KETCHIKAN ALASKA
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BALD EAGLES ARE PLENTIFUL IN KETCHIKAN ALASKA

Saturday September 3rd, 2022     Victoria British Columbia  7pm-11:59pm

Victoria, British Columbia
Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Our optional group excursion in this port will take us to these famed gardens to see them both in the splendor of daylight and then in the glow of twilight and under the lights, before returning to our ship for a final night aboard the Encore. 

You may also choose to explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbor.

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The spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains.

Sunday September 4th, 2022 – Seattle Washington USA O

ur cruise ends.  Transfers back to the airport are available for purchase if you wish.

 

Cost of your cruise;

Choose your cabin type amongst three cabin type options:

  • In an inside cabin with a roommate assigned or traveling with your own friend:  $1499 per person plus tax  of $299 per person

Optional single room supplement: $1225

Or ***  In an ocean view cabin with a private Balcony Verandah – with a roommate assigned or traveling with a friend of your own: $1999 per person plus tax of $299 per person
Optional single room supplement: $1799

Or choose a Studio Inside Cabin – Studio Inside cabins are designed exclusively for Single occupancy.
Studio Rates start at $1999 plus tax of $299. (Studio rates are subject to change until booked and are very popular so call early to secure yours)

All cabin rates include your choice of a perks package

Package A includes:

  • Unlimited drinks of $15 or less for only $133 (any drink more than $15 you only pay the difference)
  • Two visits to the specialty restaurants for just $7 per visit
  • 250 free wifi minutes per cabin

 

Package B includes:

  • $100 onboard credit
  • 250 free wifi minutes per cabin
  • 10 free professional photos taken by the ship’s photo staff - of you on deck with the scenery of Glacier Bay behind you!

Deposits:

Single occupancy or traveling with your own friend as your roommate: $400 per person

With a roommate assigned by our agency: $750

Balance payment for all passengers is due March 1st,2022

Cancelation policy

 IF YOU HAVE BOOKED WITH US ON A PREVIOUS TRIP AND ARE TRAVELING IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP FOR A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT IF CANCELING BY FEBRUARY 21ST, 2022

IF YOU HAVE BOOKED WITH US ON A PREVIOUS TRIP AND ARE TRAVELING IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP FOR A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT IF CANCELLING BY JANUARY 15TH, 2022

IF YOU HAVE NEVER BOOKED WITH US BEFORE AND ARE TRAVELING IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP BY FEBRUARY 21ST,2022 AND RECEIVE A FUTURE TRIP CREDIT IN THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR $500 DEPOSIT, GOOD TOWARD ANY TRIP YOU BOOK WITH US FOR TRAVEL IN 2021 OR IN 2022

IF YOU HAVE NEVER BOOKED WITH US BEFORE AND ARE TRAVELING IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY YOU CAN CANCEL THIS TRIP BY JANUARY 15TH, 2022 AND RECEIVE A FUTURE TRIP CREDIT IN THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR $500 DEPOSIT, GOOD TOWARD ANY TRIP YOU BOOK WITH US FOR TRAVEL IN 2021 OR IN 2022

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