Vacations To Go

 

7 Night Alaskan Cruise

Day 1 Saturday June 23rd  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Spokane  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Cle Elum 196
  Do:
Lunch
 
12:45 p.m. Depart: Cle Elum  
2:15 p.m. Arrive: Kenmore 91
  See:
Kenmore Camea
6708 NE 181st
Kenmore, WA
 
3:15 p.m. Depart: Kenmore  
    (Take I-5 north. At the border it becomes Hwy 99. Exit right on Hwy 91. Take exit 11 right on 91A. Go left/west on Marine Hwy. At the Riverway Sports Complex go right on Nelson Ave. Go right on Kingsway. On the left.)  
6:00 p.m. Arrive: Vancouver 134
  Do: Check-in  
    (Go right on Kingway.)  
    Dinner-IHOP  
  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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Day 2 Sunday June 24th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Go right on Kingsway/Hwy 1A. Turn left on Hwy 7/Broadway. Turn right on Fir St. Go right on 3rd onto Anderson. Go right on Cartwright and left on Old Bridge. Go left on Johnston.)  
  See: Granville Island (9-7)  
    (Go back out on Anderson. Go right on Fir. Go left/east on Broadway/Hwy 7. Go left on Main/Hwy 1A. The highway will go left to downtown. At Hornby look for a parking place.)  
Paul & Autumn: See: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (10-5) $11/$8 Sr
639 Hornby St
Gift shop-Northwest Coast gifts
 
   
Vancouver Art Gallery
(10-5) $24/$20 60+
750 Hornby St
 
    (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
 
Everyone Else:      
  See: Walk around downtown.  
4:00 p.m.   Cruises Depart- (Celebrity Infiniti 7-4:30, Westerdam 7-4:30, Crystal Symphon (6-6)  
    (Go up Howe to Georgia/Hwy 1A and turn left. Watch for exit right on Hwy 1A. It will go left on Kingsway. A few blocks past Metrotown on the 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
 

 

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 3 Monday June 25th  
10:30 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Go right on Hwy 1A. Stay on it. Turn right Burrard. Go right on Canada Place into the parking garage.)  
11:00 a.m. Arrive: Vinci Parking Lot $216.36 (CA)
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0C3, Canada
 
11:30 a.m. Do:
Disney Cruise
(Disney 6:30-5, Norwegian Jewell 8-4)
 
  Do:
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 4 Tuesday June 26th  
  Do: Day at Sea  
5:45 p.m.   Dinner-Formal Night  
8:30 p.m.  
The Golden Mickeys
 

 

 

Day 5 Wednesday June 27th  
12:00 p.m.. Arrive:
Icy Strait Point (Wonder 12-6)
 
  See:
Icy Strait Point Shops
 
    Alaska's Other Big Five Series: Whale Letterbox  
    Leggo My Logo Letterbox  
    My Other Boat is a Yacht Letterbox ? (Near dock)  
    Tlingit Art Letterbox  
    Shuttle to Hoonah $5 Roundtrip  
    Hoonah Sightseeing and Tribal Dance $82 (2.5-3 hrs)
  • Take a short walk from the pier to board your transportation through the largest Tlingit settlement in Alaska. Be sure to bring your camera, as there will be plenty of photo stops along the way to capture the island’s rich wildlife and lush vegetation. 
  • Listen as your guide explains how locals "drive" the Alaska Marine Highway and elaborates on other interesting aspects of life in this small heritage-rich village. With few paved roads and the lack of stoplights in town, you’ll gain a wonderful perspective into the area’s past. You’ll also learn how the town sustains itself through the fishing, timber and tourism industries; how the Tlingits revere the land; and how the rainforest plays an important part in protecting the island’s inhabitants. 
  • Discover the local lore as well, including the story of the epic fire of 1944, which burned the entire village to the ground. 
  • Head to the Native Heritage Center Theater afterwards for a lively performance from the Huna Tlingit, who will proudly share their history with you through interpretive song, dance and storytelling. Dressed in colorful regalia, their performance will illustrate the ancient significance of many clans, the story of how a mighty glacier forced the Tlingit from their traditional homeland, and how the creator Raven made the world.
  • There is no storage on the bus for wheelchairs or scooters, and Guests must be able to board and disembark the transportation on their own (4 steps). The tour operator does offer an ADA bus to accommodate Guests confined to a wheelchair; however, the operator must be notified in advance to accommodate such a request. 
 
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Do:
Palo

 

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

 

 

Day 6 Thursday June 28th  
7:15 a.m. Arrive: Skagway- (Disney Wonder 7-8, ms Westerdam 7-9, Emerald Princess 6-5)  
10:00 a.m. See:
Skagway
 
    Holiday Inn HHH Letterbox  
    Wanda's Wanda Rings: Chilkoot Trail Letterbox  
    Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & Scenic Railroad $244 (7-7.5 hrs)
  • Embark on a 15-minute motorcoach ride through Skagway's historic district, headed towards Dredge Town. Meet the mushers who will take you into a theater to view a short film about the Iditarod Race and the history of Alaskan sled dogs.
  • Be escorted to the mushers' checkpoint where you’ll have approximately 75 minutes to meet the dog racing team, see their equipment and learn about the skills it takes to be competitive in the sport. The dogs are friendly and will happily demonstrate a run for you. Afterwards, you'll be invited to meet and hold the puppies.
  • See a humorous and educational show that will teach you how to pan for gold. Put your talents to use and dip a pan of pay dirt into our heated troughs. Afterwards, visit the Assayers' Office and have your gold weighed to see how much you earned!
  • Climb back aboard the motorcoach for a 15-minute transfer to the railway station where a private train car awaits your arrival. Your guide from Dredge Town will accompany you on the 210-minute, round trip train ride to the border. There will be games, stories and contests. Once at the summit, the guide will offer you snacks and offer a toast.
  • Board your motorcoach for the quick transfer back to the pier.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs permitted. Gust must be able to embark the vessel and the bus unassisted.
  • 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.
  • Alcoholic beverages will be served to adults 21 and older.
  • Guests should dress warmly, in layers, and carry rain gear.
  • Snacks may include cookies, hard candy, cheese and crackers.
  • Lunch is not included but may be individually purchased.
  • This tour may run in reverse order.
 
    Jewell Gardens $232 (3-3.5 hrs)
  • Board a motorcoach and enjoy a narrated tour of Skagway on the way to Jewell Gardens, a tranquil oasis of organic, northern flowers and plants. Upon arrival, your guide will offer a private tour of this spectacular show garden and the on-site “hot shop,” where you’ll learn the ancient art of working with molten glass.
  • Create the ultimate Alaska memento - a handmade glass ornament to float in your garden pond, display in a window or hang on your Christmas tree. For a dazzling effect that echoes the spirit of the Klondike Gold Rush, you’ll have the opportunity to also incorporate 24-karat gold. Afterward, ship your work of art anywhere in the world at no additional charge.
  • Take a guided tour of the glass gallery’s hand-blown works of art, followed by tea service, lunch or light dinner (depending on time of day). Your meal is prepared with fresh ingredients from the garden and, for Guests 21 and older, is accompanied by a glass of beer or wine.
  • Enjoy free time to wander the gardens, gallery and shop. Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to the pier.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters will be permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the coach on their own. 
  • All times and distances are approximate, subject to traffic and overcrowding. 
  • Guests should dress in warm layers and carry rain gear. 
  • Lunch is included and might consist of cucumber sandwiches, ruby begonia bars, mini quiche, carrot cake, scones and chocolates for early departures and homemade soup, fresh garden salad and veggie or smoked salmon quiche for afternoon departures. A beverage such as coffee, tea, mint lemonade, glass of beer or wine is also included. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a camera. 
 
    The Klondike Experience $94 (3-3.5 hrs)
  • Board your motorcoach for a quick transfer to the Klondike Gold Fields where you will be immersed in the wild history of the Klondike Gold Rush. Travel through history as photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays bring the past to life.
  • Meet a dog musher for a video presentation on the dogs of the Klondike Gold Rush and winter dog sledding today. On your way to meet the Iditarod sled dogs and their puppies, stop by the checkpoint tent with your musher. Here you'll see all the gear a musher and dog team takes with them on a long-distance race like the Iditarod. Watch the dogs as they run around the track and show off their strength and skills. Guests are invited to interact with the dogs and hold the puppies.
  • Feel the cold of an Iditarod race and experience the thrill of 40 below! After suiting up in a parka and additional warm layers, step into a cold chamber with a guide and sit on an ice throne to experience other unique features of the extreme cold.
  • Your gold rush experience isn't complete until you meet a cast of costumed characters for fun and a chance to find your fortune at the Klondike Gold Fields. Learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs.
  • Enjoy leisure time to browse in the Gold Parlor for fine jewelry, gold nuggets and gold gifts galore! Following your tour, you can visit the Gold Rush Restaurant and Brewery to purchase homemade root beer and brews or just relax along the river and enjoy the mountain views before returning back to the pier.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible. Guests should notify Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532, and (407) 566-7000 for international Guests, or via email at dcl.reservations@disneycruise.com prior to the beginning of their voyage so that a lift-equipped bus is reserved. While gold panning is accessible, Guests will only be allowed to see the dredge from the outside.
  • 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.
 
    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.
 
    Yukon Exhibition $215 (8-8.5 hrs)
  • Climb aboard a deluxe motorcoach and experience the magic and the mystery of the famed Yukon. Soon after departing the dock, you'll climb the South Klondike Highway to the top of the White Pass at 3,292 feet above sea level. Majestic peaks, waterfalls and glaciers can all be seen on this approximate 75-minute incredible drive.
  • Leave the White Pass and the USA behind and enter the unspoiled and untamed beauty of Canada's Yukon Territory. Marvel at the chain of lakes that form the headwaters of the Yukon River, explore the rustic town of Caribou Crossing (Carcross), snap a quick photo of the world's smallest desert and enjoy the tales of the Klondike Gold rush provided by your guide.
  • Be treated to a delicious chicken barbeque lunch complete with "grandma's famous homemade donuts" during the approximate 90-minute stop at Caribou Crossing. After your meal you'll want to tour the Yukon's most complete museum exhibit of local wildlife, including the Ice Age Wooly Mammoth. Then carry on to the Dog Musher's Village where you can visit Yukon Quest dog mushers and get pictures of yourself with racing dogs and puppies.
  • Continue back to Fraser, British Columbia, where you'll board the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad for an unforgettable ride down this historic and breathtaking narrow gauge railroad. Against all odds, the iron trail was carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898. This engineering wonder climbs nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and cliff-hanging turns.
  • Arrive back at Skagway, minutes away from the pier.
  • Passports are required for all Guests, since this tour crosses the border into Canada. In addition to a valid passport, some countries may require an entry visa based on your nationality. Because requirements may vary, Guests are advised to contact their travel agent, government agency, embassy or consulate for more information on required travel documentation for the port of embarkation and all ports of call during the cruise.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible. No electric wheelchairs or scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motorcoach on their own as well as walk comfortably over gravel terrain.
  • Guests should dress warmly, in layers and carry rain gear.
  • Lunch includes barbeque chicken, coleslaw, baked potato with fixings and homemade doughnuts. Coffee and tea are included and soft drinks are available for purchase.
 
5:45 p.m. Do: Semi Formal Dinner Night  
7:45 p.m. Depart: Skagway  
8:30 p.m. Do: Show  
  Lodge:    

 

 

Day 7 Friday June 29th  
6:45 a.m. Arrive: Juneau- (Disney 6:30-1, ms Volendam 1-10)  
8:00 a.m. See: Juneau  
    Rainy Day Mud Critters Letterbox  
  Do:
Mendenhall Glacier & Nugget Falls
Juneau Tours Blue Bus $
 
    Disney Exclusive Dog Musher for a Day $975 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board a motorcoach for a quick transfer to the heliport, where you'll receive all the instructions and gear up for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Take off in a helicopter and soar over the massive Juneau Icefield and view this otherworldly landscape from the sky. Be on the lookout for spectacular icefalls and rock formations. Accessible only by air, the region we fly to on this approximately 20-minute flight is filled with lush forests, glassy alpine lakes and jagged mountain peaks. Observe Alaska's unique glaciers in different stages: advancing, retreating, cascading, and the peculiar floating glacier.
  • Land on the Norris Glacier, receive a warm welcome from the crew at Alaska Heli Mush and meet the sled dogs of the Iditarod.
  • Tour the camp for a behind-the-scenes look at areas such as the kennel, cookhouse, living quarters and veterinary clinic. During this interactive tour, you will help prepare your dog team for the day of mushing that lies ahead. Watch their enjoyment as you brush their furry coats after preparing a champion's meal for your new canine companions.
  • Assist with the wellness check by carefully inspecting the dogs' paws and applying a dose of sunscreen to protect them from sunlight reflection off the snow. Once your furry friends are fed and cleared for the trail, you will assist your musher with harnessing and booting your dog team. Learn the musher's commands of "Hike!" "Gee!" and "Haw!" and head out across the snow-capped glacier.
  • Conclude your approximately 2.5-hour experience and take flight again for another 15 minutes of awe-inspiring scenery and unparalleled natural beauty, before reaching the heliport and transferring back to the ship.
  • This tour may be cancelled at any time by the operator during the day of departure due to inclement weather conditions; a full refund will be issued.
  • Dependent on ice conditions this tour may be subject to cancellation towards the end of the season (End of August and September) and a full refund will be issued.
  • Seating in the helicopter is determined by weight and balance, and is at the sole discretion of the operator. Parties may be separated.
  • All times are approximate. Due to increased security, no carry-on bags, purses or loose items of any type are allowed on the flight. A secure location will be provided at the heliport for storing personal items.
 
    Dog Sled Adventure by Helicopter $755 (2.5-3 hrs)
  • Board a motorcoach for a quick transfer to the heliport, where you'll receive instructions and gear up for this incredible adventure.
  • Take off on a helicopter for an approximately 15-minute flight and soar over the massive, otherworldly landscape of the Juneau Icefields. Accessible only by air, the region Guests fly to is filled with lush forests, spectacular icefalls, glassy alpine lakes, jagged mountain peaks and awe-inspiring glaciers. Observe Alaska's unique glaciers in differing stages: advancing, retreating, cascading and floating.
  • Land on the Norris Glacier and experience the rare opportunity to mush your own dog sled team across a snow-capped glacier.
  • Learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the legendary Alaskan Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Master the all-important commands of "Hike!" "Gee!" and "Haw!"
  • Experience the unique thrill of zipping across a pristine glacier with a team of friendly huskies. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and scenic vistas during your approximately 20-minute ride and one-hour visit.
  • Take off again for another 15 minutes of awe-inspiriting scenery and unparalleled natural beauty, before reaching the heliport and transferring back to the ship.
 
    Dog Sled Summer Camp $175 (2-2.5 hrs)
  • Begin with an approximately 30-minute breathtaking drive along Gastineau Channel and through the historic AJ Gold Mine site into the remote Sheep Creek Valley. Enjoy magnificent scenery as you relive the spirit of the gold rush.
  • Be greeted by professional mushers and teams of Alaskan huskies, while surrounded by massive mountain peaks. Embark on an educational tour of the Sheep Creek Summer Dog Camp located on the actual site of the famous AJ Mine. You will be entertained with real stories from the trail and legends from the days of the gold rush. Visit an exact replica of an Iditarod race checkpoint and go through the steps the musher goes through, as if you were actually racing the Iditarod. The health and well-being of the dogs is any musher's greatest concern. You'll learn what mushers must go through to care for the dogs and keep them healthy and happy.
  • Cuddle with adorable husky pups and help with their initial social training. Interactive and interpretive displays of sled dogs and the Alaskan gold rush days are placed within easy walking distance throughout the camp. Visit the musher's wall tent and learn what it's like to live in the middle of 120 happy Alaskan Huskies.
  • Climb aboard a wheeled sled. Made for the seasons without snow, these sleds are comfortable and authentic to ice sleds for both the riders and the dogs. Experience the thrill of dog mushing as you ride through beautiful Sheep Creek Valley behind an energetic, excited team of Alaskan Huskies for approximately 15 minutes and 1.5 miles of adventure.
  • Get a taste of Alaska as you feel the strength and enthusiasm of these extraordinary animals. Enjoy gorgeous scenery as you zip through the valley and realize why mushers love their dogs and love the sport.
  • Conclude your experience petting the puppies before returning back to the pier.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible. No electric wheelchairs or scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motorcoach on their own as well as walk comfortably over gravel terrain.
 
    Dog Sledding on Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter $699 (2.5-3 hrs)
  • Board your transportation at the pier. A short transfer brings you to the heliport where, after following a safety video, you'll be outfitted with glacier boots and loaded onto the helicopter. Once airborne, fly for approximately 15 minutes over the lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses and glacier-carved peaks. Your pilots will give you a spectacular flightseeing tour as you travel to our dogsled camp on the Mendenhall Glacier, where you'll meet 240 excited Alaskan Huskies and their puppies.
  • Leave your aircraft behind to become acquainted with the world of "mushing" and dog sledding. You have the option to either stand on the sled and mush, or relax in the sled and observe the breathtaking environment around you during approximately 25 minutes on the trails. This authentic Alaskan adventure allows you to meet the professional mushers and their friendly dogs who've have made the Iditarod Dog Race famous. Don't forget to visit the puppies as well!
  • After your approximately one-hour visit to the dog camp, board the helicopter and enjoy stunning views on your way back to heliport. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take a photo of the largest mounted Coastal Brown Bear figure in Southeast Alaska, before being transported back to the ship.
 
    Sled Dog Discovery and Musher's Camp $170 (2-2.5 hrs)
  • Meet your friendly guides at the dock and depart on an approximately 30-minute ride to Douglas Island where a unique dog-sledding experience awaits!
  • Arrive at the Musher's Camp. Your adventure begins with an exhilarating sled-dog ride led by a powerful team of Alaskan Huskies. Your dog team will pull you around a one-mile track on a specially-made summertime sled. You will be surrounded by Western hemlock and Sitka spruce in the center of the world's largest temperate rainforest.
  • Conclude your ride for a chance to meet your professional team of Alaskan huskies. Many of the dogs on this high-caliber team are veterans of races such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. Feel free to take pictures with your team of sled dogs.
  • Meet a dog handler and a special helper sled dog. Together they will tell you about the dogs at the camp and show you different tools and products used for taking care of the sled dogs.
  • Mid-tour, take the rare opportunity to cross a suspension bridge that offers great views of the temperate rainforest, the lush Alaskan landscape and the river below. You will have the chance to snap some photos at the viewing platform.
  • After learning about dog care, enjoy a presentation about the sport of mushing. Learn about famous races like the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. Finally, experience one of the most exciting moments of your tour: puppy time! They love to meet and be cuddled by new friends. Guests will get to hold new puppies and take lots of pictures.
  • Board your transportation and travel back to the pier.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible. No electric wheelchairs or scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motorcoach on their own as well as walk comfortably over gravel terrain.
  • Guests should dress warmly in layers and carry rain gear.
  • Snacks served may include lemonade, hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and tea.
 
1:00 p.m. Depart: Juneau  
4:00 p.m. Arrive: Tracy Arm- (Disney 4-9, Volendam 10-10:30)  
  See: Tracy Arm  
    Glacier Explorer $260 (3-3.5 hrs)
  • Board a deluxe water-jet-powered catamaran directly from your Disney ship and enjoy 2 hours and 45 minutes exploring the exciting Tracy Arm Fjord.
  • Revel in close-up views of the majestic Sawyer Glaciers. Cruise the full length of this ice-carved wonderland, hugging the base of cliffs that rise 4,000 feet above the jade-colored sea, as a naturalist shares a wealth of information about all that surrounds you.
  • Feel the mist on your face as the captain skillfully navigates the vessel next to a plunging waterfall. Delight in frequent stops to view wildlife, such as harbor seals, mountain goats and bald eagles. The catamaran’s easy maneuverability makes it possible to approach the otherwise formidable North Sawyer Glacier, which cannot be approached by larger ships.
  • Spend an hour, slowly passing hundreds of seals resting atop recently calved icebergs on route to a viewing area near the face of spectacular South Sawyer Glacier.
  • Hear and feel the rumblings of what is known as “white thunder,” while immense spires of ice break from the glacier and crash into the sea. While ice breaking is likely but are not always guaranteed.
  • After an extended drift near the glacier’s face, the catamaran will maneuver back into open water to pull alongside your awaiting ship for your safe return.
 
5:45 p.m. Do: Dinner  
8:30 p.m.   Show  
9:00 p.m. Depart: Tracy Arm  

 

 

Day 8 Saturday June 30th  
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)  
    City Highlights, Totems and Creek Street by Trolley $45 (1.2-2 hrs.)
  • Board a festive trolley for an approximately 20-minute scenic drive to Saxman Native Village.
  • Listen as a guide brings the legends of each totem pole to life during your visit. Enjoy some free time in the Native Faces gift shop or explore the Totem Park at your leisure during the approximately 40-minute visit.
  • Hop aboard the trolley for an ocean-front drive to Ketchikan's famous Creek Street, where you'll have free time to explore at your own pace.
  • Transfer back to the ship or stay on Creek Street and explore at your leisure and walk back to the ship.
  • Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
  • Typically, gangways provide
  • This excursion is not stroller accessible.
  • 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 should dress warmly, in layers and carry rain gear. Umbrellas are provided.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras such as souvenirs or snacks.
 
    Exclusive Flightseeing and Crab Feast $279 (3-3.5 hrs.)

On this adventure you will...

  • Embark on a 10-minute transfer to the Taquan Air Terminal, where you'll receive your safety orientation.
  • Board an impeccably maintained De Havilland Beaver floatplane—the world's most famous bush plane. Take flight, and watch as the community of Ketchikan quickly gives way to panoramic views of the Tongass National Forest. Your narrated flight (approximately 25 minutes) will include information about the significance of the Beaver floatplane and the landmarks below.
  • Land at the historic George Inlet Lodge and be escorted to a private dining room. Snack on smoked salmon as you learn about the colorful history of George Inlet Lodge and its epic journey across 90 miles of ocean to its current home. Sip white wine or Alaskan Amber beer (Guests 21 years old and older) as your host entertains you with stories and knowledge of Alaska, Ketchikan and more. Your meal will include a fresh romaine salad topped with homemade Asian-style dressing followed by steamed baby red potatoes and Dungeness crab. A second helping of crab will be by shortly! After your dessert of cheesecake with blueberry topping, feel free to explore the lodge before heading back to town. Note: Alternate meals are available (grilled chicken and a vegetarian entrée).
  • Return to your ship aboard a van or motorcoach on a narrated coastal drive past canneries, an old sawmill, totem poles and waterfalls.
  • This tour also runs in reverse order. Come hungry, as you will be eating within an hour of tour departure.
  • 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
  • Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
  • Each plane accommodates 6 Guests (children under the age of 2 years old will need to sit on a lap). Seating in the plane is determined by weight and balance, and is at the sole discretion of the operator. Large parties may be separated.
  • All times are approximate.
  • Due to increased security, only a small purse or camera bag is allowed on the flight. Diaper bags are allowed for babies.
  • Guests should dress warmly, in layers and carry rain gear.
  • 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.
  • You should never feel that gratuities are expected, but it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of exceptional service in restaurants, taxis and for excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you to determine the amount.
 
    Exclusive Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show $48 (1.5-2 hrs.)
  • Meet your tour escort and walk approximately 10 minutes to the show site.
  • Enjoy an energetic, action-packed performance and have a rowdy good time! You can't come to Ketchikan without a visit to The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. This enhanced performance features additional elements and segments developed exclusively for Disney Cruise Line Guests!
  • See some of the world's top timber-athletes—the same men you can see competing on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel—go head-to-head for bragging rights and the title, "Bull of the Woods".
  • Witness chopping, sawing, chainsaw events, the death-defying speed climb, log rolling and more! At the same time enjoy a rich historical look at the timber industry that shaped the great land of Alaska. This approximately 90-minute performance is great for the entire family and is full of action, excitement, comedy and more. It's a "must see" while visiting Alaska!
  • Meet the lumberjacks after the show and get autographs and photos.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible. Guests should notify Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532, (407) 566-7000 for international Guests, or via e-mail at dcl.reservations@disneycruise.com prior to the beginning of their voyage so that a lift-equipped bus is reserved. Guests must have assistance from a travelling companion if using a collapsible wheelchair. The combined weight of the Guest and chair cannot exceed 500 lbs. Wheelchair or scooter dimensions cannot exceed 40" x 27" limitations. Guests using a 3-wheeled scooter will be required to move to a seat on the bus.
  • 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
 
    Lighthouse, Totems and Eagles $115 (3-3.5 hrs)
  • Board your transportation and travel approximately 25 minutes to the dock while enjoying a narrated tour through Ketchikan.
  • Arrive at a private dock, board your vessel and set sail on a scenic voyage.
  • Grab a set of binoculars and observe eagles in their native rainforest habitat. See Loggerville, the Floating Ghost Town of Alaska.
  • Children under the age of 10 will receive a plush Eagle stuffed animal to take home as a souvenir of their adventure.
  • Drink hot chocolate supreme, coffee, tea, water, soft drinks and savor Alaska Wild Salmon spread, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, cookies and mints all included in your tour.
  • See the tallest totem pole in Ketchikan along with clan houses at Totem Bight State Park. While you're there, listen to a native legend and learn about the native culture.
  • Sail around the historic Guard Island Lighthouse and watch for harbor seals, sea lions, moon jellies and occasional whales at the Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area.
  • Listen, laugh and learn as your tour guide shares humor, knowledge and unravels the mystery of Danger Island during your approximately 2 hours of sailing time.
  • Return to the dock and board your transportation back to the ship.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible. No electric wheelchairs or scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motorcoach and vessel on their own.
  • Eagle viewing is guaranteed. Other wildlife viewing is common, but not guaranteed.
  • Guests should dress warmly, in layers and carry rain gear.
 
    Saxman Native Village and Exclusive Lumberjack Show $112 (4-4.5 hrs)
  • Board a motorcoach for an approximately 15-minute scenic drive to Saxman Native Village.
  • Get an exclusive look at the fascinating culture of Southeast Alaska's original inhabitants. The Tlingits welcome Guests in the traditional style that defines the culture of Southeast Alaska. Children will be able to collect exclusive stickers throughout the different exhibits.
  • Enter the Community Center for a welcoming video and presentation. Visit with elders as they create native crafts or enjoy an easy stroll through Ketchikan's exquisite rainforest and learn about the region's flora.
  • Watch the enchanting Cape Fox Dancers as they perform traditional dances in their clan house. Listen to the legends behind each totem pole as your guide brings their stories to life.
  • Visit the carving shed to learn about the art of totem pole carving.
  • Enjoy some free time (within your approximately 2-hour visit) in the Native Faces gift shop before reboarding your motorcoach for a quick transfer to the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show.
  • Enjoy an approximately one-hour show with some of Alaska's finest lumberjacks as they perform a number of events in this exciting competition with special features added only for Disney Cruise Line Guests! Cheer for your team in this high energy, fast paced, highly skilled competition that the entire family will enjoy!
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible. Guests should notify Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532, (407) 566-7000 (for international Guests) or via e-mail at dcl.reservations@disneycruise.com prior to the beginning of their voyage so that a lift-equipped bus is reserved. Guests must have assistance from a travelling companion if travelling on a collapsible wheelchair. The combined weight of Guest and wheelchair cannot exceed 500 lbs. Wheelchair or scooter dimensions cannot exceed 40" x 27". Guests using a 3-wheeled scooter will be required to move to a seat on the bus.
  • 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
 
5:45 p.m. Do: Dinner  
7:45 p.m. Depart: Ketchikan  
8:30 p.m.   Show  

 

 

Day 9 Sunday July 1st  
  Do: At Sea  

 

 

Day 10 Monday July 2nd  
8:00 a.m. Arrive: Vancouver- (Wonder 6:30-5)  
Optional: Do: Northwest Exploration & Capilano Suspension Bridge -Debarkation Day $99 (3.5-4 hrs)
  • Board your air-conditioned transportation and drive approximately 75 minutes through one of North America's largest Chinatown districts—and a gorgeous park system—right in downtown Vancouver.
  • Head into Gastown, an area that blends old world charm as well as new, and has become one of the local hotspots in the city. Be sure to watch out for the Steam Clock!
  • On our way to Capilano Suspension Bridge, pass through Stanley Park, which borders the main area of downtown Vancouver.
  • Enjoy a quick 15-minute photo stop at the park, which is more than 10% larger than Central Park in New York City, and still contains sections of growth forests that are hundreds of years old. Interspersed through the park are wonderful examples of First Nations totem poles. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, with a 5.5-mile seawall, this is one of the preeminent city parks in all of North America.
  • Continue to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park for a treetop adventure. The current suspension bridge crosses a deep gorge of the Capilano River and is 450 feet long. Designed for walking use only, the bridge will sway as you head across towards the far side! Once across you will follow a progressive series of platforms that wind their way along the primordial forest of British Columbia. Keep an eye out for various species of birds and other wildlife that live in the woods surrounding the trails.
  • After enjoying this magnificent attraction for about an hour, re-board your transportation and end your tour at Vancouver International Airport.
  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach on their own. Wheelchairs are not allowed to cross the suspension bridge, but the park has ramp- equipped areas.
 
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. Outside Seattle enter I-405. Go left on I-90.)  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Seattle 144
  Do: Lunch  
2:15 p.m. Depart: Seattle  
6:30 p.m. Arrive: Spokane 285
  Do: Go out to dinner (430)