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.)