Alaska Inside Passage Cruise / Land Adventure
August 7-20, 2014
This is an absolutely fantastic trip and one you will be talking about for years to come. It isn’t just a land tour nor
is it just a cruise, but a combination of both.
It truly encompasses the best of the Alaska Wilderness, wildlife and rustic
beauty. You will witness some of the most breathtaking scenery that you can imagine.
To download the brochure, itinerary and forms for this trip, please visit our Forms / Brochures page.
ALASKA INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE / LAND ADVENTURE
AUGUST 7 – 20, 2014
August 7: Flight
Take a flight from Chicago to Vancouver. Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel.
August 8: Board cruise ship
Breakfast is included at the hotel and then enjoy some free time to explore Vancouver on your own. This afternoon we transfer to the cruise pier to embark on your Alaska adventure cruise and enjoy the first of many great meals with my time dining. Make sure to familiarize yourself with all of the ships amenities.
August 9: Inside Passage (Cruising)
Cruising through the Inside Passage is really what has made Alaska cruising so popular. This trip captures so much of what people love about Alaska. There are glaciers that size of Rhode Island, misty rain forests and ghostly blue fjords, and spirited communities that celebrate their varied heritage. Be sure to take in every view as you sail through one of the most beautiful parts of Alaska. Apart from the Alaska sites we will have the entire day to enjoy what our ship has to offer.
August 10: Ketchikan
We arrive in Ketchikan this morning, located in the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the US at over 17 million acres. Ketchikan is Alaska’s first port of call for northbound ships. Originally visited by Tlingit natives, the heart of Ketchikan is downtown Ketchikan Creek, which includes the wooden boardwalks of Creek Street. Take the tram for a bird’s eye view of downtown, or browse the many shops and Native culture displays throughout the town.
August 11: Icy Straight Point/Glacier Bay National Park
Icy Strait Point is located near the city of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska, and very near Glacier Bay National Park. Home to a historic cannery, the port’s connection to the sea is strong. Locals share the sea with humpback whales, orcas, Dall porpoises, seals, sea otters, halibut and all five species of Pacific salmon. It is not uncommon to spot a humpback or an orca while walking along the shore.
August 12: Juneau
We arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska, early this morning. Juneau was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favorite of visitors, is nearby. We depart later this evening for Skagway.
August 13: Skagway
We arrive in Skagway this morning for a full day of Alaskan experiences. This “Gateway to the Klondike” watched as countless fortune-seekers passed on its streets as they headed to the Chilkoot and White Pass Trails during the heyday of Alaska’s Gold Rush. Today, you can still feel like a prospector in Skagway, as you walk along its rustic boardwalks and frontier-style storefronts. With only 750 residents, this cozy town lies at the head of the Lynn Canal and offers a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of most cities. We will return to the ship in early evening to continue our cruise, voyaging on the Lynn Canal, which affords breathtaking views of the mountainous landscape.
August 14: Hubbard Glacier (Cruising)
The longest river of ice in North America, the Hubbard Glacier is also one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. And since our ships are designs to provide our guests with the best viewing possible, you’ll be able to see this massive natural wonder, with its 1,350 square miles of blue ice, from just about anywhere on the ship.
August 15: Seward, Anchorage
Disembark in Seward and enjoy a brief city tour of this coastal community including a visit to the Alaska Sealife Center, the only cold water research facility in North America. We travel north along the scenic Seward Highway to Anchorage. Enjoy a tour of the city and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Anchorage.
August 16: Denali
This morning we leave Anchorage and travel north to Denali National Park. Just outside of Anchorage heavy birch forests lead to the Knik River. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as moose and bear along the Susitna River. Stop in Wasilla to see the Iditarod Trail and historic sites. Continue to Denali. There is time this afternoon for optional tours such as flightseeing, rafting (mild to wild), jet boat and much more. Overnight in Denali.
August 17: Denali
Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region. A snack box meal is provided while on the tour. Overnight in Denali.
August 18: Train to Anchorage
Your morning is open for optional tours. Later this morning, transfer to the rail depot, the world famous Alaska Railroad (Adventure Class), for your journey south to Anchorage where you will arrive around 8PM.
August 19: Anchorage and flight
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning and then have free time to explore Anchorage on your own. You will have to check out of the hotel room at the normal time but you can leave your bags at the front desk so that you can walk around the city. Take a late afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight home.
August 20: Home
Arrive home today.
Price per person, based on double occupancy
Inside Cabin - $4,498.00 - Single Supplement $1,300.00 extra
Outside Cabin - $4,828.00 - Single Supplement $1,650.00 extra
Outside Cabin with Balcony - $5,478.00 - Single Supplement $2,300.00 extra
*TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Deluxe bus transportation from Fond du Lac to O’Hare and back, Direct
Flight from O’Hare to Vancouver, direct flight from Anchorage to O’Hare, one night lodging in Vancouver,
all transfers and fees to hotel and cruise ship and cruise port taxes & fees, 7 night cruise on the Royal
Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas with My-Time Dining, all meals on ship, all tips/gratuities for busses/guides,
4 night land package with guide and deluxe bus, return from Denali on the Great Alaskan Railroad.
**This trip is based upon a minimum of 15 paid travelers, subject to cancellation if minimum is
not reached by March 28, 2014