Alaskan Cruise

Tour #4

AUGUST 21-28, 2012

All Tours Require a Deposit of $250.00 Per Person

 

One of the largest ships to sail Alaska is the Carnival “SPIRIT.” See glaciers, snow capped mountains, bears, eagles and whales. Your ship is like a floating hotel with a ten-story atrium and glass elevators. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a pizzeria, and ice cream parlor are included at no additional cost. Each day will be filled with activities, gourmet dining and musical entertainment. A travel talk will be given on the glaciers and on each port including the optional tours. The covered indoor pool allows you to swim no matter what the weather is outside. (We have reserved special group rates; however because of the short sailing season, our allotment of cabins is sold out each year, so reserve early.) You can make your own airline reservations to and from Seattle, Washington or call our office for the cruise line airfare including roundtrip transportation to the ship. Just the food and entertainment alone are worth the price of this one-week Alaskan cruise!

THE ITINERARY WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Aug. 21 You can fly or drive from your hometown to SEATTLE, Washington. Boarding begins at noon including lunch. At 4:00 p.m. your ship begins its journey for fabulous views of glaciers, mountains, waterfalls and wildlife. Tonight there will be separate dining room tables reserved just for our group of Jehovah’s Witnesses so you can get acquainted with other friends from various parts of the country.

Aug. 22 Today will be a “Fun Day at Sea” with a variety of activities and to enjoy the swimming pool. You will soon see how nature has truly outdone itself in Alaska as you travel along the Inside Passage which is a dramatic coastal spectacle. This is the area noted for humpback whales, eagles, lazy sea otters lounging on their backs and numerous sea lions. Tonight is a dress-up or formal evening as everyone is invited to the Captain’s Cocktail Reception and Dinner followed by a Broadway musical show.

Aug. 23 Today you will experience a most spectacular sight as you enter the 22 mile long Tracy Arm Fjord that’s made up of two separate fjords and mostly covered in ice. Watch for bears feeding on the shoreline. This is a stunning passageway for wildlife, numerous waterfalls and the amazing twin Sawyer Glaziers which is more than you could’ve even imagined. This thrilling cruise itinerary is rated #1 in Alaska!

Aug. 24 The entire day is spent in SKAGWAY, Alaska, an old gold rush town where the streets will take you back over 100 years. Today, wooden sidewalks, old-fashioned saloons, gift shops and horse-drawn carriages are reminders of the Alaskan Gold Rush days. You can ride in an antique taxi or take a historic train ride on the Yukon Railroad. Watch for the bald eagles.

Aug. 25 Today it’s JUNEAU, the capital of Alaska. The only way to JUNEAU is by water or air as there are no roads. All vehicles must arrive by boat or airplane. The highlight is that we made arrangements with the local Friends in Juneau to take everyone on a tour to visit the Kingdom Hall and to see the “Mendenhall” Glacier for a close-up view and to explain the Glaciers history. Next, visit a dormant mine where people came looking for gold. Continue to a fish hatchery to learn about the spawning of salmon before returning to town for shopping. (This is a free tour provided by the local Friends using their own cars.)

Aug. 26 This morning you will arrive KETCHIKAN, Alaska, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” built on a hillside. See the largest collection of carved totem poles including museums and shops featuring Alaska’s locally made ivory and jade. You can also take a tram ride to view the city below. Tonight is another dress-up evening and the chefs have prepared a surprise dinner.

Aug. 27 Late this afternoon you‘ll dock in the beautiful city of VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA in Canada. Here you will have time to tour the city and its waterfront. At midnight, your ship will return to Seattle.

Aug. 28 Arrive SEATTLE, Washington and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. You have now seen nature at its best!

All of the ships on board activities will keep you busy with Broadway shows and entertainment each evening. Just imagine, in one week you’ll enjoy viewing some of Alaska’s giant glaciers plus sightseeing, shopping and swimming or just relaxing. Where else can you have breakfast in bed and a double scoop at the ice cream parlor all at no additional cost. Don’t miss this cruise!

CRUISE ONLY INCLUDES: All meals, entertainment, choice of an inside cabin without a window, oceanview cabin with a picture window or a cabin with your own private balcony at our special group rates. (Round-trip transportation to and from the Seattle airport to the cruise ship is $60 per person or you can make your own arrangements.)