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CRUISE OF ALASKA’S NATURAL SCENIC WONDERS
JULY 5-12, 2021


With Optional 5 day/4 night post cruise visit to Denali National Park
And
Optional 2 night Pre cruise 4th of July Holiday Celebration in Seattle.


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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 day to witness the Hubbard Glacier.

If you want more excitement, join us for our optional 5 day/4 night post cruise tour, highlighted by 2 nights in majestic Denali National Park, where we will enjoy an included full day Tundra Wilderness tour to witness the natural wildlife of Denali National Park in their own natural habitat. Also included are a visit to a sled dog camp to interact with the dogs which race in Alaska’s famed Iditarod Sled Dog race and a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation center, outside Anchorage, to see rescued native animals which are being cared for and a scenic cable car ride to the top of Mount Alyeska.

Still want more excitement?  Well join us for our optional 2 night pre cruise holiday celebration stay in Seattle, highlighted by a spectacular 4th of July fireworks celebration and a visit to a local winery and chocolate factory for delicious tastings!

Optional 2 night pre cruise 4th of July Celebration in Seattle

Saturday July 3rd, 2021 – 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 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.

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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.

 

Sunday July 4th 2021– Today we will enjoy a half day sightseeing excursion to visit a winery, a chocolate factory and a stunning waterfall!
This relaxing 6-hour winery and sightseeing tour starts with a pickup from our Seattle hotel between 9:15a.m. to 10:15a.m.  We will travel over Lake Washington on Seattle’s famous Evergreen Point Bridge to Woodinville, home to dozens of Washington wineries. The Evergreen State has produced a number of top wines. Our tour will stop for a visit at two wineries.

Next, enjoy a picnic lunch (own expense), and then take in the lush Northwest scenery in the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains.  We will then be driven past horse ranches and flower farms en route to Snoqualmie Falls where we will enjoy a photo stop of this breathtaking falls.  . Finally, we will stop at Boehm’s Swiss Chocolate Factory in Issaquah where European-style, hand-dipped chocolates and candies are produced, before the return trip back to our hotel to relax before tonight’s holiday fireworks spectacular.

Tonight we will enjoy a fabulous fireworks display to celebrate the holiday.

The Seafair Summer Fourth -- as it's now known -- promises to be spectacular, with a unique water-based display featuring hundreds of white strobes floating directly on the lake, and a finale that'll be over 1,000 feet high and cover an area nearly 1,500 feet across.

You feel like you're right beneath the fireworks. Plus there's live entertainment, street food vendors, traditional games like sack races and pie-eating contests, and most importantly, a beer garden. They also offer reserved seating at the Gas Works viewing platform if you want to shell out a few dollars.

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The July 4th fireworks over the water in Seattle.
   Photo courtesy of Freebilly/shutterstock

 

Monday July 5, 2021 – This morning we will be taken to the train station for a scenic train ride to Vancouver.  The ride lasts four hours and offers beautiful scenery.  Upon arrival we will be taken to the cruise ship to embark on our cruise.

On Our Ship, the Norwegian Jewel, Mix it up with an Exciting Variety of Bars & Lounges

Norwegian Jewel features up to 15 bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe. Dance to the ultraviolet energy at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Sip champagne, sake or scotch. Lounge poolside with an umbrella drink. Play pool at the pub. Follow your mood and make new friends.

Action-Packed Activities

Take a high-energy Zumba® fitness class. Or seek inner peace from the top deck during your daily yoga routine and breathe in fresh ocean air. Or just work out to your own pace in the full fitness center onboard.

From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Jewel has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.

Each evening we will enjoy group dinners in the main dining room as well as three specialty restaurants onboard the ship.  Port days will feature an optional group shore excursion or your choice of several optional ship sponsored shore excursions.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1 – Monday July 5th, 2021  - Embark in Vancouver. British Columbia Canada   

If you are not taking our optional 2 night pre cruise stay in Seattle, you will want to arrange your flight to arrive into Vancouver B.C. by a suggested arrival time of no later than 12 noon.  Transport from the airport to the ship is available for purchase from the cruise line (ask us for details). 

Our cruise departs Vancouver at 4pm

This evening we will have an orientation onboard the ship and then enjoy the first of our nightly group dinners hosted by your singlescruisesandtours.com trip leader. 

Day 2  Tuesday July 6th, 2021     Cruising the Inside Passage

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 Get ready for amazing views of snow-capped mountains and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage.

 

Day 3     Wed. July 7th 2021   Ketchikan, Alaska        7am                to                    7pm


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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 also surrounded by some of the world's most lush green wilderness.

 

Day 4 –Thursday  July 8th, 2021 - Juneau, Alaska    11am                  to                9pm

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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. Many optional excursions are available here.  Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways, go Whale Watching, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, with shore excursions to visit.  You may also wish to take the tram up Mount Roberts for the view and then either return by tram, or enjoy a hike from the top of the tram to either go higher, or to return to the base.

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Whale Watching is one of the most popular shore excursions in Juneau

 

 

Day 5  Friday July 9th, 2021 - Skagway, Alaska           8am             to                8pm

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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.

Day 6 – Saturday July 10th, 2021

Glacier Bay National Park Alaska (Cruising) The Jewel of Alaska’s Pristine Natural Beauty

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Today we cruise to 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 numerous magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife. 

The highlight of our day will be watching the incredible site and listening to the sound of the glaciers calving into the sea.  Calving is when large chunks of the glaciers break off of the glacier and tumble into the sea, in a thunderous manner.  It is quite an impressive site and sound to witness.

In addition to the amazing activity of watching And listening to the glacial calving activity from the stationary massive glaciers here, Glacier Bay is unlike any other glacier site in that Glacier Bay also has many, many huge floating icebergs that you will be amazed at the incredible site to witness and photograph.  

 

Day 7  Sunday July 11th, 2021           Cruising along Hubbard Glacier

Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. It's 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska. 

Tall, wide and massive, Hubbard Glacier is a mesmerizing natural wonder.  It’s been called the “Galloping Glacier because of its rapid advancement.  This also leads to active Glacial Calving, providing more thunderous crowd pleasing chunks of ice crashing into the sea.

Day 8 – Monday July 12th – Arrive in Seward Alaska

This morning our ship arrives in Seaward Alaska.  Those not taking our optional 5 day/4night fully escorted post cruise tour to Denali National Park will go straight to the Anchorage Alaska airport for your flight home. (Transport from the ship to the airport is available for purchase through the cruise line during your cruise or in advance if you wish.)

 

OPTIONAL 5 DAY/ FOUR NIGHT POST CRUISE TOUR TO DENALI NATIONAL PARK

ITINERARY

Day 8 – Monday July 12th, 2021   - Seward/Alyeska

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Our Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet us in Seward upon debarkation of the Norwegian Jewel. We will board our deluxe motor-coach and travel from Seward to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you'll get up close to moose, bears, musk ox and other indigenous animals of the region. Taking in orphaned animals and providing quality animal care year-round, the Conservation Center is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Alaska's wildlife. Animals that cannot be released back into the wild are given a permanent home at the Conservation Center.

Upon arrival at the deluxe Hotel Alyeska Resort, enjoy an included tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska. There are walking/hiking trails from the top of the tram which you can enjoy at your leisure before returning down the tram (or if very energetic there is a trail from the top back down to the bottom).  While at the hotel, enjoy the swimming pool or other world-class amenities, hike the trails in the area, or book an optional tour at the resort this afternoon.

9:00am Depart cruise ship from Seward on NCL chartered motor coach
10:30am  Arrive at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
11:30am  Depart Conservation Center
12:00pm  Arrive at Hotel Alyeska Resort for included tram ride to the top of Mount Alyeska with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: at Alyeska

 

Day 9 – Tuesday July 13th, 2021       Girdwood/Denali

Today, we will travel to Denali National Park via NCL’s private motor-coach. Enjoy a brief city tour of Anchorage as we are driven through town en route to Denali National Park. Continuing north, you'll learn about the Alaska state sport of dog mushing with an included stop at a local Iditarod sled dog kennel where you will interact with the dogs which are trained for the annual Iditarod sled dog race. You'll be amazed to learn about this fascinating sport, the musher, the dogs, and even get to hold a future champion puppy in your arms. After this authentic visit, we won't be surprised if you are ready to run "The Last Great Race" yourself.
Continue to Denali National Park by NCL’s private motor-coach.

8:00am Depart Hotel Alyeska Resort
9:30am Brief Anchorage City Tour
12:00pm Iditarod Sled Dog Race Kennel Visit and interaction with the dogs.
2:00pm Depart for Denali National Park
6:00pm Arrive in Denali National Park

Overnight: At an NCL booked hotel at Denali National Park

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Day 10  Wednesday July 14th, 2021 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK

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More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six-million acres of wild land. Your tour will take you into this pristine region of Alaska on the only road into and out of the park. Along the way, we will enjoy a fully narrated ride learning about the flora and fauna of the area while looking out for the wild animals that roam freely and call this park home. While in this beautiful area, set aside time to experience the solitude and tranquility that vast wilderness can provide.

During your Tundra Wilderness tour, professionally guided by a national park naturalist, you will travel 53 miles into Denali National Park enjoying the incredible scenery and some of the best opportunities to see wildlife in its natural setting.

A light snack is included on the tour. Tour duration is approximately 7 hours with starting times throughout the day. (Upon arrival in Denali on Day 9, your NCL Denali Tour Director will advise you of our tour time for the Day 10 included Tundra Wilderness tour). The remaining part of the day/evening is open for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flightseeing, hiking, or one of the park service programs.  The sunset in Denali in July is not until 11pm, so we will all have plenty of hours of daylight for optional activities after our included Tundra Wilderness Tour today.

Note- do not be fooled by other tours which promise only the three hour Natural History tour of Denali National Park.  The only way to actually see the wildlife which Denali is famous for, is to take the national park’s 7 hour Tundra Wilderness tour.  This is the tour of Denali National Park which is included on our trip today.

Overnight: A Second Night at the same NCL booked hotel at Denali National Park

 

DAY 11 Thursday July 15th, 2021     Denali/Anchorage By Alaska Dome Car Railway

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Your morning is open for optional activities in Denali. In the afternoon, we will enjoy traveling along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Talkeetna with 360-degree views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. As the gorgeous scenery of Alaska rolls past, be watchful for wildlife and glimpses of Mt. McKinley or, as local Alaskans call it, "The Great One."  Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.  Our train will take us from Denali to Talkeetna where our NCL representatives will assist us from the train onto their customized motor-coach for the remaining 2 hours scenic coach ride to our hotel in Anchorage

12:30pm Deluxe Dome Rail, Denali to Talkeetna
4:30PM Train arrives in Talkeetna
7:00pm NCL motor-coach arrives in Anchorage

Overnight: An NCL booked hotel in Anchorage

Day 12 Friday July 16th, 2021 – Our NCL reps. will assist with our included transport to the Anchorage airport for our own flights home.  (Please book your own flight home from Anchorage departing today)

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TRIP PRICING:

7 DAY CRUISE JULY  5-12, 2021

Includes:

  • The Seven day cruise from Vancouver on the NCL Jewel July 5-12, 2021
  • Nightly group dining on the cruise
  • Choice of 2 to 3 NCL Perks based on your cabin category

Inside cabins with a roommate of the same gender assigned: Only$1399 per person plus tax of $237 per person

  • All Inside cabin passengers receive 2 NCL perks (see perks list below)

Ocean view cabins with a roommate of the same gender assigned – Upgrade from Inside cabin to Ocean View cabin for only $175 per person!  (That is only $25 per day per person to upgrade from an inside cabin to an ocean view cabin with a clear view of the stunning landscapes of Alaska!)

  • All Ocean view cabin passengers receive 3 NCL perks (See the list below)

Balcony cabin with a roommate of the same gender assigned – Upgrade from Ocean view to Balcony cabin for $775 per person (that is only $110 per person per day to upgrade from an ocean view cabin to having a private balcony from which to enjoy seeing the beautiful landscapes of Alaska)

  •  All Balcony cabin passengers receive 3 NCL perks (see list below)

Optional single room supplements:

Inside cabin: Add $989
Ocean view cabin: $1149
Balcony cabin: Add $1899

FREE PERK CHOICES


INSIDE CABINS GET TO CHOOSE TWO FREE PERKS FROM THE FOLLOWING THREE CHOICES:

  • 250 FREE WIFI MINUTES PER CABIN
  • UNLIMITED FREE DRINKS UP TO $15 PER DRINK  *(This perk carries a cost of $138 per person when selected)
  • 3 specialty restaurant visits ** (This perk carries a cost of $15 per person when selected, which comes to $5 per specialty restaurant visit.  All those selecting this perk will enjoy the three specialty restaurant visits together as a group for three dinners during the cruise.)

(Or if you choose the Wifi perk and you don’t want to choose either the Beverage or Dining perks, you can choose to receive $100 shipboard credit for your cabin.  That is $50 per person with 2 people in the cabin or $100 in a single occupancy cabin)

OCEAN VIEW AND BALCONY CABINS GET TO CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO PERK PACKAGES

PACKAGE A

  • Beverage package listed above
  • Dining package listed above
  • Internet package listed above

 

Or PACKAGE B

  • Internet package listed above
  • 10 photos per cabin
  • $100 onboard credit per cabin  ( That is $50 per person with 2 people in the cabin or $100 in a single occupancy cabin)

 

Optional 2 night pre cruise 4th of July Celebration in Seattle

Includes

  • Two nights at a 4 star hotel in Seattle July 3-5, 2021
  • Wine, Waterfalls and Chocolate tour on July 4th, 2021
  • Train from Seattle to Vancouver on July 5, 2021

 

Cost: $499 per person with a roommate of the same gender assigned

Optional single supplement: $199

Optional Upgrade to business class seat on the train: Starting at $50 based on availability at time of request.

Optional Space Needle Observation deck ticket $37

 

Optional 5 day/4 night Post cruise tour to Denali National Park

Includes

  • 4 nights’ accommodations at Norwegian Cruise Line booked hotels
  • Visit to the Alaska Conservation Wildlife Center
  • Visit to the Ititarod Sled Dog Racing Kennel and interaction with the dogs
  • Alyeska Mountain Resort Tram ride to mountain top viewing platform
  • 7 hour Tundra Wilderness Wildlife Viewing tour in Denali National Park with park naturalist
  • Train from Denali to Talkeetna on Alaska Railroad Domed Rail cars with Deluxe Dome Rail Car seats on the train
  • Also included:
  • Transport from the cruise ship on July 12th
  • Transfer to and from all hotels and tours on this post cruise tour
  • Transport from hotel to Anchorage Airport on Friday July 16th by NCL arranged service

 

Cost: $1700 per person with a roommate of the same gender assigned

Optional single supplement: $529

 

PAYMENTS:

A DEPOSIT OF $750 IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF BOOKING YOUR SPACE ON THE CRUISE OR CRUISE/PRE CRUISE COMBINATION

A DEPOSIT OF $900 IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF BOOKING YOUR SPACE IF BOOKING THE CRUISE AND POST CRUISE OR CRUISE, PRE AND POST CRUISE SEGMENTS.

CANCELATIONS:

If you are traveling in single occupancy and have traveled with us before, you can cancel for a full refund of your deposit if cancelled by January 30th, 2021
If you are traveling in double occupancy and have traveled with us before, you can cancel for a full refund of your deposit if cancelled by December 23rd, 2020

If you are travelling in single occupancy and have not travelled with us before, you can cancel by January 30th, 2021 and receive a future trip credit in the full amount of your trip deposit, good for 2 years from the start date of your cancelled trip.

If you are travelling in double occupancy and have not traveled with us before, you can cancel by December 23rd, 2020 and receive a future trip credit in the full amount of your trip deposit, good for 2 years from the start date of your cancelled trip.

Travel Insurance is available. Ask for rates and coverage details.

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