Vacations To Go

 

7 Night Alaskan Cruise

 

Day 1 Friday June 22nd  
5:15 p.m. Depart: Spokane  
    (Take exit 10 onto I-405. Enter I-5 south. Take exit on 196th to the right/east. On the right side across from The Goodwill.)  
10:30 p.m. Arrive: Lynnwood 292
  Lodge: America's Best Value Inn Lynnwood
4117 196th Ave SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 775-8030
($117.93-Queen, $123.12-King, $140.63-2 queens
(Free breakfast-waffles, toast and pastries, bagels, english muffins, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereal and juice. )
 

 

 

Day 2 Saturday June 23rd  
Men:      
9:45 a.m. Depart: Lynnwood  
    (Continue east on 196th. Take the first right on Poplar Way. It will become Brier, then 55th and finally 193rd. Turn left on 181st. On the left side.)  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Kenmore 6
  See:
Kenmore Camea
(9-5)
6708 NE 181st
Kenmore, WA
 
11:00 a.m. Depart: Kenmore  
    (Go left on 181st St. Go left/north on 73rd Ave. Turn right on 192nd St. Go left/north on 80th Ave. Turn right on 240th St. Go left on Bothel Way. Take the 2nd left.)  
11:15 a.m. Arrive: Town Hall Antique Mall/Country Village Shops 3
Ladies:      
9:45 a.m. Depart: Lynnwood  
    (Go left on 196th St. Turn right to enter I-5 north. Take exit 182 right onto I-405. Take exit 26 right on Bothell-Everett Way. Take the 2nd right after 234th on 237th.)  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Bothell  
  See: Town Hall Antique Mall/Country Village Shops (10-6)
820 237th SE
 
Everyone:      
11:15 a.m. Depart: Bothell  
    (Turn left on Bothell Way. Go right to enter I-405 north. Enter I-5 north. Take exit 275 right on the Truck Rte. At the border it will become Hwy 15. Turn left on Hwy 10. On the right side.)  
1:00 p.m. Arrive: Surrey/Cloverdale 105
  See: Into Chocolate Candy and Confections (10:30-8)
17449 56 Ave #127
Surrey, BC V3S 2X.
 
1:30 p.m. Depart: Surrey/Cloverdale  
    (Turn right on Hwy 10. Take the first right on 172nd. Turn right on 64th. Go left on Hwy 15/176th. Go right into TC1. Exit right to 1st St. Go left/west. Turn left/south on Quebec St. Turn right on 2nd. It will go right on 6th. Swing right on 4th. Go right onto Granville Island.)  
2:15 p.m. Arrive: Vancouver 29
  Do: Lunch-Granville Island (9-7)  
5:30 p.m. Depart: Vancouver  
    (Come out of the island and go left on 4th. Go right on Ash. Go left on 7th. Go right on Hwy 1A/King George Hwy. Go past Royal Oak. On the left.)  
6:00 p.m.   Check-in 8
  Lodge: Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
5411 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 2G1
(604) 438-1393
(2) Queen Rooms $125.10 CA, (1) 2 Queens $152.10 CA
(Breakfast-Eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, toast, cereal and coffee as well. You're given vouchers upon check in and need to present them to the staff before eating-
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Day 3 Sunday June 24th  
9:30 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
    Buy metro pass at Safeway or Seven Eleven $10-day pass  
    (Go right on Kingsway/Hwy 1A. Turn left on Royal Oak.)  
  Do: Royal Oak Train Station $10-all day  
  Arrive: Burrard Metro Station  
    (Go right on Hwy 1A. Turn right on Hornby. On the right side.)  
Autumn, Darlene, Paul & Ray: See: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (10-5) $11/$8 Sr
639 Hornby St
Gift shop-Northwest Coast gifts The Bill Reid Gallery has small, significant collection of art and archives related to Bill Reid and his legacy. A majority of the collection (161 works in a variety of media from jewelry to prints and sculptures) is the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid Collection.
Current: 
1) Body Language – Tatoos
2) Home Away From Home will highlight the stories of the Cultural Sharing Program as represented by the
individuals who participate. A mixture of art, photographs, and writing will guide us through what the program means to them, through their words and art. 
3) Bill Reid-Creative Journey-mark the 20th anniversary of Bill Reid's iconic sculpture, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii.Celebrating the many creative journeys of acclaimed master goldsmith and sculptor Bill Reid (1920–1998), this exhibition provides a comprehensive introduction to his life and work. 
 
    (Continue right on Hornby. On the left side.)  
   
Vancouver Art Gallery
(10-5) $24/$20 65+
750 Hornby St
Current: 
1) Cabin Fever-survey of the cabin in North America—from the settlement of the frontier to the
contemporary depictions feverishly circulated across the Internet. Featuring architectural models, drawings and full- scale interventions, as well as art, literature, photography and film.  
2) David Milne-Modern Painting-documents an artistic career that spanned the first half of the 20th century,
bringing together more than eighty works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and       drawings, and memorabilia collected by Milne during his time in Europe as an official war artist. The exhibition follows Milne’s artistic development from the bustling sidewalks of New York to the war-torn landscapes of northern France and finally to the woods, fields and skies of the northeastern United States and Canada.
3) Site Unseen-This exhibition reveals artists’ fascination with the camera’s ability to describe the world, while recognizing the play between reality and artifice that inevitably shapes every such account, ultimately questioning the idea of a photograph as a factual record.
4) Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman-  This exhibition draws on the Vancouver Art Gallery’s extensive holdings of Emily Carr’s work to reflect her direct engagement with and great affection for British Columbia’s landscape which, for her, was a site of artistic and spiritual inquiry. Like Carr, much of Mattie Gunterman’s oeuvre reflected her engagement with the wilderness around her, which she documented with images of friends, campsites, trappers, prospectors, miners and day-to-day pioneer life.
4) Bombhead- is a thematic exhibition organized by guest curator John O’Brian that explores the   emergence and impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art. Strongly associated with obliteration and destruction, nuclear technologies have had a profound cultural and ecological impact since their development in the mid-20th century.
 
    (Continue up Hornby and turn left on Nelson. About 5 blocks.)  
    Contemporary Art Gallery (12-6) Free
555 Nelson St
Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5, Canada
Blue Hour: Describes the photographic image as one that approaches us from the future and arrives in the present. While referring to the new technologies in chemical photography at the time extends from this premise to rethink our assumptions about the photograph’s relationship to time. Making reference to the brief period of twilight at dawn and dusk when temporal linearity appears to momentarily hover in a state of suspension, the exhibition presents works by five Canadian and international artists – Joi T. Arcand, Kapwani Kiwanga, Colin Miner, Grace Ndiritu, and Kara Uzelman – that collectively act as a proposition to consider the futurity of the photographic image. 
 
    (Go right on Nelson. Turn right on Granville St. Continue to Georgia street. Go into the mall.)  
Julie & Sherry:      
  See: Walk around downtown.  
    (Turn left on Hwy 1A. Turn left again on Thurlow. Continue up Thurlow. Turn right on Robson Strasse.)  
    Daniel Chocolates (11-9:30)
1105 Robson
 
    (Cross the street. Continue on Robson St past Bute.)  
    The Candy Room (10-10)
1218 Robson
 
    (Turn around and head back to Bute. Turn right. Across the street.)  
    Breka Bakery & Cafe (24 hrs.)
818 Bute
 
    (Go back to Robson and turn right. Past Thurlow on the right.)  
    Grand Maple Gifts (10:30-8:30)
1046 Robson
 
    (Across the street.)  
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (9-10)
1017 Robson
 
    (Continue on Robson. Go past Howe. At Granville go left into the mall.)  
    Disney Store
701 Georgia St.
 
    Purdys Chocolatier
Pacific Centre Mall
700 W George
 
    Food Court
Pacific Centre Mall
 
    (Go through the mall to the east side.)  
    Squish Candy (11-7)
674 Granville St
 
    (Go back out to Howe and turn right. Just past Pender St. on the left.)  
    Lindt Chocolate Shop (11-5)
455 Howe
 
    (Walk left on Howe. Turn left on Hastings/Hwy 1A. At Hornby turn right. On the right.)  
    Mink Chocolates Cafe (9:30-5)
863 W Hastings
 
    (Go left on Hornby. Turn left on Pender. Past Seymour on the right.)  
    Cartems Donuts (10-6)
534 W Pender
 
    (Go back to Seymour and turn right. Go right on Cordova. At the junction with Water.)  
    Rogers Chocolates (12-5)
389 Water
 
    (Continue on Water St.)  
    Gastown Vancouver Steam Clock  
    (Go back on Water St. Go right on Cordova. Turn right on Howe.)  
4:00 p.m.   Cruises Depart- (Celebrity Infiniti 7-4:30, Westerdam 7-4:30, Crystal Symphony (6-6)  
    (Go out on Howe.)  
    Waterfront Station  
    (Get off at the Royal Oak Station. Go north on Royal Oak. Turn right on Kingsway. On the left side.)  
    Dinner-KFC, Indian Wok and IHOP-right; Dennys, Pho Boi, Potter's Garden Korean Barbecue (buffet $20 each)-left  
  Lodge: Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
5411 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 2G1
(604) 438-1393
(2) Queen Rooms $125.10 CA, (1) 2 Queens $152.10 CA
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10:30 p.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Go right on Royal Oak. After Harwood Park and Forest Lawn Cemetery turn left on Canada Way. Go right on Willingdon. Go left into the TC1. Take exit 27. Go left on 1st Ave. It will become Terminal Ave. Just before Thornton Park go right into the station.)  
11:00 p.m.   Pick-up Ginny
Pacific Central Station
1150 Station St.
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11:05 p.m. Depart: Train Station  
    (Go out of the train station and turn left on Terminal Ave. Go left onto 1st Ave. Go right on Clark Dr. Go left on Hwy 1A. Past Royal Oak on the left side.)  
11:20 p.m. Arrive: Hotel 7

 

Day Port Ashore Onboard
1 Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 3:30 PM
2 At Sea
3 Icy Strait Point, Alaska 12:00 PM 7:15 PM
4 Skagway, Alaska 7:15 AM 7:45 PM
5 Juneau, Alaska 6:45 AM 1:00 PM
Tracy Arm, Alaska 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
6 Ketchikan, Alaska 11:15 AM 7:45 PM
7 At Sea
8 Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 8:00 AM

 

 

Day 4 Monday June 25th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Go right on Hwy 1A. Stay on it. Turn right Burrard. Go right on Canada Place into the parking garage.)  
10:30 a.m. Arrive: Vinci Parking Lot $216.36 (CA)
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0C3, Canada
 
11:00 a.m. Do:
Disney Cruise
(Disney 6:30-5, Norwegian Jewell 8-4)
 
   
Lunch
 
4:15 p.m.  
Sail Away Deck Party
 
5:00 p.m. Depart: Vancouver  
5:45 p.m. Do: Dinner  
8:30 p.m.   Be Our Guest! Welcome Aboard Show  
  Lodge: Rooms 6641, 6643, 6647  

 

Day 5 Tuesday June 26th  
  Do: Day at Sea  
5:45 p.m.   Dinner-Formal Night  
8:30 p.m.  
The Golden Mickeys
 

 

 

Day 6 Wednesday June 27th  
12:00 p.m.. Arrive:
Icy Strait Point (Wonder 12-6)
 
  See:
Icy Strait Point Shops
 
    Shuttle to Hoonah $5 Roundtrip  
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Do:
Palo

 

7:15 p.m. Depart: Icy Strait Point  
8:30 p.m.   Show  

 

 

Day 7 Thursday June 28th  
7:15 a.m. Arrive: Skagway- (Disney Wonder 7-8, ms Westerdam 7-9, Emerald Princess 6-5)  
7:30 a.m. Do: Breakfast  
Autumn, Paul, Ginny, Ray:      
8:15 a.m. Do: Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience $176 (3-3.5 hrs)
  • Meet your friendly guides at the dock and head out of Skagway. Your guides will give you a narrated account of its rich Gold Rush history and present-day community. Then, you can relax during the 9-mile (approximately 40 minutes) seaside drive to the northern most point of the Lynn Canal, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and our Musher's Camp.
  • Switch into our thrilling 4x4 Unimog vehicles and be driven up 1.5 miles of off-road fun. At the top, you will meet the dogs and climb onto a wheeled sled custom made for running during the snow-less summer months. The husky team will whisk you along a one-mile, wooded trail through some of the Southeast Alaska's beautiful temperate rainforest.
  • Meet a fun dog musher and learn about the hard work, dedication and energy involved in this wonderful and rewarding sport.
  • Before you leave, don't forget to snuggle with our adorable husky puppies and enjoy some free time to visit with the dogs or stop by the snack bar to purchase a beverage. You can inspect the racing gear and equipment and, of course, remember to snap some photos memorializing this truly unique Alaskan adventure, before travelling back to the pier.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach on their own as well as walk comfortably over gravel terrain.
  • Guests should dress warmly, in layers and carry rain gear.
  • Typically, gangways provide a minimal incline for embarking and disembarking the ship. However, due to tidal changes at this port, there will be times when the gangway will be at a steep incline. In certain situations, it may be difficult or impossible for a Guest with limited mobility and/or using a wheelchair or mobility device to embark or disembark the ship.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras, such as souvenirs or snacks.
  • Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
 
Julie, Ron & Sherry:      
  Do: Bus $5 roundtrip  
9:00 a.m. See:
Skagway
 
5:45 p.m. Do: Semi Formal Dinner Night  
7:45 p.m. Depart: Skagway  
8:30 p.m. Do: Show  
  Lodge:    

 

 

Day 8 Friday June 29th  
6:45 a.m. Arrive: Juneau- (Disney 6:30-1, ms Volendam 1-10)  
8:00 a.m. See: Juneau  
8:00 a.m.
-12:00 p.m.
Do:
Mendenhall Blue Glacier Express
$47.25
 
    Juneau Skunk Cabbage Letterbox  
1:00 p.m. Depart: Juneau  
4:00 p.m. Arrive: Tracy Arm- (Disney 4-9, Volendam 10-10:30)  
  See: Tracy Arm  
5:45 p.m. Do: Dinner-Semi Formal night  
8:30 p.m.   Show  
9:00 p.m. Depart: Tracy Arm  

 

 

Day 9 Saturday June 30th  
9:15 a.m. Do: Frozen Gathering  
9:45 a.m.   Princess Gathering  
11:15 a.m. Arrive: Ketchikan- (Disney 11-8, Star Legend 3-9)  
12:00 p.m. See:
Ketchikan Shops
 
    Percy Puffin Letterbox (cemetery)  
    Pilgrims Visit Gold Miners Letterbox (cemetery)  
    Tote That Log Letterbox (cemetery)  
5:45 p.m. Do: Dinner  
7:45 p.m. Depart: Ketchikan  
8:30 p.m.   Show  

 

 

Day 10 Sunday July 1st  
  Do: At Sea  
10:00 p.m.   Til We Meet Again  

 

 

Day 11 Monday July 2nd  
8:00 a.m. Arrive: Vancouver- (Wonder 6:30-5)  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Vancouver  
    (Turn right on Howe. Cross the Granville Bridge. After 58th turn left on Park Dr. Turn right on Oak. Cross the Fraser River. Cross the border and enter I-5. Take exit 189 right to Everett Mall Way. On the right..)  
11:15 a.m. Arrive: Everett 120
  Do: Lunch-Bob's Burgers and Brew  
12:30 p.m. Depart: Everett  
    (Go back left on Everett Mall Way. Go right onto I-5. Take exit 165A right onto 6th. Go right on Jackson St. Go left on 2nd. Go left on King.)  
1:15 p.m. Arrive: Seattle 26
    Drop Ginny at Train Station  
Ginny:      
2:20 p.m. Depart: Seattle  
  Do: Train 505  
5:50 p.m. Arrive; Portland  
Autumn, Darlene, Julie, Paul, Ray, Sherry      
1:30 p.m. Depart: Seattle  
6:00 p.m. Arrive: Spokane 285
  Do: Go out to dinner (431)