Alaska & Pacific Coast Cruises
Experience Vancouver & Anchorage with your private expert guide. Set your sights on the magnificent natural landscapes of coastal Alaska, as you cruise north to Anchorage from Canada's west coast metropolis, Vancouver. Make landfall at the Alaskan port towns of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and Seward, revealing the subtleties of life in these northern communities. Spend pleasant days at sea, sailing the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm and alongside the incredible Hubbard Glacier, all the while keeping an eye out for passing whales along the way. This voyage has it all. Explore Anchorage with your expert guide, before you return home.
Cruise Departure Dates:
Vancouver-Anchorage: Aug 7 (2013) // May 28, Jun 11,25, Jul 9,23, Aug 6 (2014)
Anchorage-Vancouver: Aug 14 (2013) // Jun 4,18, Jul 2,16,30, Aug 13 (2014)
Enjoy a private transfer in a luxury vehicle with professional driver.
Nestled between the majestic coastal mountains and the tides of the Pacific Ocean, lies Vancouver. At the ocean’s edge - a modern oasis, the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel (5*) in downtown Vancouver boasts the most remarkable address in the city. Situated in the heart of the historic port and financial district, at the edge of Coal Harbor, the location fronts one of Vancouver’s most celebrated streetscapes. The hotel features 377 luxurious guest rooms and suites, offering the most lavish appointments, with naturally inspired materials, comfortable furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. The hotel also features a Willow Stream Spa, fully equipped Fitness Centre, fine dining, bakery and deli, lobby lounge and patio. Every detail, while entirely modern, is married to nature—enhanced by the splendor of forest, light and water.
Enjoy a half day (6 hrs) private tour discovering the outskirts of Vancouver in North Shore where you will get into stunning nature in the area of Grouse Mountain. After being picked up at your hotel, you will cross Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore, see Cleveland Dam and Capilano Reservoir, the source of Vancouver’s drinking water, get to experience Grouse Mountain Skyride where you rise to a viewpoint of 1200 metres (3,700 feet) above the city in an enclosed gondola. At different times of the year there are special exhibitions on such as a lumberjack show, grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, theatre presentations, sleigh rides, ice skating, and a great view (admission included). Then brace yourself for the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park (admission included). Cross the world’s longest suspension foot bridge and experience the new “Treetops Adventure” forest canopy walkway. Then enjoy the atmosphere at Lonsdale Quay - a market for shopping, with crafts, as well as seafood etc. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.
Sleep in this morning and relax at your hotel.
Meet your driver for a private pier transfer with vehicle.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom, and explore the facilities of your cruiseliner. Tonight's welcome dinner will offer an opportunity to meet some of your fellow cruisemates.
Port charges are included in your itinerary cost.
Seven Seas Navigator has few equals, as all accommodations are suites with ocean views, the majority with private balconies. Her 490 guests enjoy an unusual level of luxury and some of the highest space and service ratios at sea. Additionally, her three restaurants, including the iconic Prime 7 steakhouse, allow you to dine wherever, whenever and with whomever you choose, at no additional charge. Enjoy the multiple lounges and bars, relax at the spa, go for a dip on the pool deck, or try your luck at the onboard casino. The Navigator offers countless opportunities for you to keep busy and enjoy a most pleasurable stay while cruising from one exciting port destination to another.
Today you'll enter international waters as you spend a full day at sea, cruising along through the Inside Passage, en route to tomorrow's call-to-port at Ketchikan, Alaska. If you're feeling lucky, try to set your voyage off on a positive note with a hot streak at the on board casino!
Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, 90 miles (145 km) north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and 235 miles (378 km) south of Juneau, Alaska. Ketchikan's economy is based upon tourism and fishing, and the city is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World." The Misty Fjords National Monument is one of the area's major attractions. Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town. Ketchikan comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin, the meaning of which is unclear. It may mean "the river belonging to Kitschk"; other accounts claim it means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle."
Today is another full day spent at sea as you transition Tracy Arm, and onward to Juneau. Aboard your vessel, several intimate bars and lounges offer a choice of nighttime amusements ranging from singing by the piano in Galileo's to dancing to the latest DJ selections in the Stars Lounge. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the friendly Navigator Lounge. Settle into a comfortable English club chair in the Connoisseur Club and light up a hand-rolled cigar.
Juneau is located on the Gastineau Channel in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Alaska. The economy is based on government, tourism, mining, and fishing. Juneau is named after gold prospector Joe Juneau, though the place was for a time called Rockwell and then Harrisburg after Juneau's co-prospector, Richard Harris. Downtown Juneau sits at sea level, with tides averaging 16 feet (4.9 m), below steep mountains about 3,500 to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) high. Atop these mountains is the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass from which about 30 glaciers flow; two of these, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Lemon Creek Glacier, are visible from the local road system. Juneau is one of the most beautiful state capitals in the nation.
Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. The port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the tourist trade is a big part of the business of Skagway. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past, is now in operation purely for the tourist trade and runs throughout the summer months. Skagway (originally spelled Skaguay) is from the Tlingit name for the area, "Skagua" or "Shgagwèi" meaning "a windy place with "white caps on the water."
Originally called New Archangel while under Russian rule, the U.S. city of Sitka, Alaska, is located in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean. Sitka was the site of the ceremony in which the Russian flag was lowered and the United States flag raised after Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867, subsequent to the sea otter pelt trade dying out.
Today, enjoy a full day spent at sea, as you cruise past the Hubbard Glacier, en route to your final port-of-call at Anchorage (Seward), Alaska. Relax at the onboard spa facilities, or just enjoy the marvellous views.
Early this morning you'll arrive at Seward, the port city serving Anchorage, Alaska. After breakfast, you'll bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates and disembark from your ship, as your cruise journey has concluded.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Anchorage.
Meet your driver-guide for a private half-day tour of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Full of interesting sites, picturesque scenery, and history, Anchorage makes for a great sightseeing tour. Your tour will pass attractions like the Log Cabin Visitor Center, the Alaska Railroad Depot, and the Museum of Art & History. Visit Resolution Park and the Captain Cook Monument as well as Ship Creek Viewpoint, which overlooks Cook Inlet. Return transfer to your hotel included. Admissions (if desired) payable on spot.
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel is on the eastern edge of downtown and is 3 blocks from the Museum of History and Art, and within 8 blocks of the Egan Convention Center and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa’s Ptarmigan Restaurant serves all meals, while Josephine’s, with panoramic views, serves a lavish Sunday brunch. Also on site are a 24-hour business center and 24-hour health club. All Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa guestrooms have signature Sweet Sleeper beds and views of the city, mountains, or Cook Inlet. Amenities include cable TVs with pay movies, and high-speed Internet access. Dogs are welcome.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
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