Guided tour - WMT’s 25th Annual Celebrate Alaska Cruise Tour

  • Dates:June 14 - 29, 2018
  • Duration:16Days

Trip Details

Celebrate the 25th year with WMT and Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited to Alaska! You will gaze in awe at the majesty of the mountains, dramatic beauty of the glaciers, and the abundance of wildlife. Our tour includes many unique features we've never offered together including a southbound tour and WMT's Justin Roberts!

The tour features a six-night land tour including visiting Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Mt. McKinley and Kenai Peninsula. The land tour is followed by a seven-night Voyage of the Glaciers cruise visiting Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, the Inside passage and then disembark in Vancouver. We finish our tour with two-nights in Vancouver. Join us for this epic voyage with WMT's Justin Roberts!

 

Book by November 16 to enjoy free gratuities and free onboard spending money - a value of up to $183.50 per person!

Thursday, June 14 

Fairbanks

Travel to Fairbanks. Your afternoon is free to enjoy Alaska’s “Golden Heart City” and to spend a relaxing evening following travel.

Friday, June 15

Fairbanks to Denali

Take a scenic drive to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge in Denali State Park. Relax in the tranquil haven of our resort’s terraced deck overlooking the Nenana River Canyon. Then enjoy a celebration welcome dinner featuring Alaskan cuisine and a musical comedy about the first men to reach the summit of Denali. (D)

 Saturday, June 16 

Denali National Park

Enjoy the Tundra Wilderness tour of Denali National Park and keep an eye out for moose, bear, caribou, Dall sheep and the mighty grizzly bears. Have your camera and binoculars ready as the wildlife is plentiful on this deluxe tour of Denali National Park. The afternoon and evening are to be relaxed at your leisure.

Sunday, June 17

Denali to Mt. McKinley

Travel aboard the panoramic glass-domed railcars of the McKinley Express as we take a spectacular ride through the interior of Alaska’s wilderness. All around us is majestic scenery, while onboard guides offer commentary. Our travels will take us to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, set in the shadow of stunning Denali. Your evening is free to enjoy the Mt. McKinley area.

Monday, June 18

Mt. McKinley to Kenai Peninsula

Travel by scenic motorcoach to the Kenai Peninsula. Our home for the next two nights is located in Cooper Landing, and nestled among 43 acres on the banks of the Kenai River. The Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge offers all the luxuries of a small resort, in a relaxing wilderness setting.

Tuesday, June 19

Kenai Peninsula

Today is your day to design your own adventure while staying in the Kenai Peninsula! World-famous fishing, scenic float trips and hiking are all located just a short distance from the lodge’s front door. Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax and enjoy the magnificent view, or choose from a variety of optional excursions.

Wednesday, June 20

Sail from Whittier

Set out by motorcoach for the journey to Whittier from the Kenai Peninsula before boarding the Island Princess®, the beginning of our seven-night Alaskan cruise and our voyage of a lifetime. Spend the afternoon exploring the ship before we set sail. (D)

Thursday, June 21

Hubbard Glacier

View the largest tidewater glacier in North America from the best viewing spot on the ship. Nicknamed the “Galloping Glacier,” because it is quickly moving toward the Gulf of Alaska and measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the bay. Have your camera handy to capture the beauty of the glacier and surrounding wildlife.  (B,L,D)

Friday, June 22

Glacier Bay National Park

Be sure to be on deck, or on your private balcony, to view the stunning scenery as we glide through Glacier Bay. The bay is a natural habitat for marine life such as whales, seals, porpoises and sea otters.  Experience the majesty and power of the actively-calving glaciers, as icebergs thunder and crash into the sea around us. See some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers such as Margerie Glacier and Johns Hopkins Glacier. Have your camera and binoculars ready! (B,L,D)

Saturday, June 23

Skagway

Known by hopeful gold rushers as the “Gateway to the Klondike Gold Fields,” Skagway retains its history with an outstanding collection of memorabilia. You may choose to join us on our optional private tour on the White Pass Route Railroad to the Klondike Summit and Yukon; an unforgettable journey climbing nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and cliff-hanging turns with breathtaking views of mountains, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, and historic sites. Our tour concludes with a fun, interactive show depicting the history of the Gold Rush Era. (B,L,D)

Sunday, June 24

Juneau

Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. You may choose to join us for our optional private group tour to Mendenhall Glacier, the world’s most photographed glacier, followed by an unforgettable whale watching cruise. (B,L,D)

Monday, June 25

Ketchikan

The “Salmon Capital” of the world was once the ancestral home of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes. Ketchikan boasts the world’s largest totem pole collection, which is not only a major attraction, but also a continuing art form. Take an optional tour, or explore the notorious Creek Street on your own. This quaint village is just three miles long and three blocks wide. (B,L,D)

Tuesday, June 26

Inside Passage

Today we will enjoy a full day cruising the protected waters of the Inside Passage. Enjoy the procession of birds and sea mammals on British Columbia’s spectacular coastline. Listen to the naturalist speak about Alaskan marine life. Keep an eye out for whales; during the summer, more than 2,000 of these magnificent giants of the sea are known to feed in the waters off Alaska. (B,L,D) 

Wednesday, June 27

Arrive in Vancouver

Disembark in Vancouver and check in to the beautiful Hyatt Regency. Discover all that Vancouver has to offer including historic Gastown and shopping in the area. Vancouver certainly offers something for everyone. A special WMT celebration party with Justin Roberts will wrap up our first day in Vancouver. (B)

Thursday, June 28

Vancouver

Today is your day to explore Vancouver. Perhaps you would like to take a full-day excursion by ferry to Vancouver Island to see Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Vancouver sparkles with sophistication and energy, yet feels relaxed and laidback!

Friday, June 29

Return home

So much more than just a destination, we depart Vancouver with vivid memories that will last a lifetime. Transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

 

 

Included Highlights:

  • Fully-escorted tour from Cedar Rapids
  • WMT's Justin Roberts
  • Private airport transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • 15-night hotel/cruise accommodations
  • Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Panoramic glass-domed railcar on McKinley Express
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Celebration welcome dinner and show
  • WMT Celebration Party
  • Shipboard entertainment
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses ($259.90 per person value)
  • Destinations Unlimited Travel Bag

 

Not Included:

  • Airfare (Special Group Air Package information below)
    Shore excursions
  • Passport
  • Personal items
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages, specialty drinks, sodas and certain snacks
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fuel Supplement* (if applicable)

*Princess Cruises reserves the right to reinstate a fuel supplement for all passengers of up to $9.00 USD per person per day if the New York Mercantile Exchange Index oil price exceeds $70.00 per barrel.

 

EARLY BOOKING BONUS

Book by November 16 to enjoy free gratuities and free onboard spending money - a value of up to $183.50 per person!

 

STATEROOM CATEGORY

GROUP PRICE*

MD - Mini Suite with Private Balcony $5,599
BB - Private Balcony $5,389
BD - Private Balcony $5,299
OC - Oceanview Stateroom $5,049
OW - Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom $4,449
IB - Inside Stateroom $4,349
ID - Inside Stateroom $4,299

*Fares are per person only, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and capacity controlled. Single rates can be quoted upon request. Taxes, fees, and port expenses of $259.90 are per person and included. Princess ships are of Bermudan and British Registry.

Deposit:

$700 per person is required to confirm your reservation

Final Payment:

Due on or before March 9, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

Deposit is non-refundable.  After March 9, 2018, trip cost is non-refundable

GROUP AIR PACKAGES  

Roundtrip group airfare is available from Cedar Rapids for $1,180 per person. Departures from other cities and seat upgrade information is also available upon request.