Join Zor Shriners as they embark on this incredible southbound Alaska Inside Passage Cruise for the Temple's 2020 Potentate Cruise. The complete cruise package is below. As an option, you may choose to add the Land Tour of Fairbanks and Denali National Park to the beginning of your Cruise Vacation - details may be found here:
Fairbanks & Denali National Park, Pre Cruise Land Tour
As part of their $500-million fleet-wide modernization program, Celebrity Millennium® is now making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts together with technology across the ship, this brilliant star shines with a modern luxury makeover. Slip into new eXhaleTM bedding featuring CashmereSM mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. Shop in new retail boutiques. The Celebrity RevolutionSM will change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Millennium.
Day 1 Thursday – Departure Airport to Anchorage
After checking-in at your designated departure airport, please go directly through to the departure gate so you don’t get caught in a long line for security. When you arrive in Anchorage, proceed to the baggage re-claim area for your flight and an ABS Travel Representative will meet you there. After all bags have been re-claimed, you will be directed to your transportation for transfer to the hotel in Anchorage for overnight.
Day 2 Anchorage to Seward & board The Celebrity Millennium
This morning we leave the hotel and head for downtown Anchorage where you have a little time to explore before heading towards Seward. Once aboard the motor-coach we embark on the scenic journey to Seward which will take around 3 hours… Watch for Dahl Sheep and Beluga Whales...On arrive at the Port of Seward there will be minimal formalities to go through as most of the information required by the cruise line will have already been entered into their computer system by ABS Travel Group staff. On presentation of your Set-Sail boarding card you will be issued with your Seapass Card. (Just like a plastic credit card). This card acts as your room key, your charge card aboard ship and your personal ID Card for getting on and off the ship. Now you are onboard and it’s time to familiarize yourself with this amazing vessel. Maybe grab a quick bite to eat in the Ocean View Café before exploring a little. In your cabin you will find information concerning the ship together with your daily cruise information sheet. This is very important, so you always know what’s going on. The Emergency Lifeboat Drill is mandatory for all guests prior to the ship leaving port and details of the assembly time will be printed on this sheet. Please remember, there are some 2,500 plus pieces of baggage to be delivered to staterooms so please be patient, you may not receive your bags until after supper so as always, the first evening is pretty casual - normally what you have traveled in that day. Supper is served in the main dining room each evening and the time and place is noted on your Seapass Card. Tables are assigned as a group and friends/families will be allocated accordingly. The beautiful Celebrity Millennium is your home for the next 7 nights. All meals aboard ship are included and for those who have never cruised before, you are in for a treat. Supper is normally at 6pm but check your Seapass Card for the exact time and place. Sail at 8pm - better be out on the deck as we sail away and have a sail away drink in your hand!!!
Day 3 Hubbard Glacier (Cruising) - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
You can have breakfast in your cabin, followed by breakfast in the main dining room, followed by a breakfast buffet up on deck if you like. do some more exploring or just relax watching the majestic scenery go by. At
2pm we arrive at the Hubbard Glacier and dependent on the ice flow, the ship gets pretty close to the face of this huge glacier. Listen for the sound similar to thunder, scan the face for fragments of falling ice and then see the glacier ‘Calve’ - this is where a huge mass of ice falls into the sea.
Day 4 Juneau, Alaska - 9:00 am to 9.00 pm
This morning, we arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska. 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 Alaskan 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.
Day 5 Skagway, Alaska - 7:00 am to 8.30 pm
When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory, (just across the border from Alaska), it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventurers sought the best jumping-off spot for their arduous trek, they found the deepest penetration by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. That is how Skagway was born.
Day 6 Icy Strait, Alaska - 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
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.
Day 7 Ketchikan, Alaska - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ketchikan originated as an Indian fish saltery, but the town's growth began when it became a supply base and entry port for miners during the 1898 gold rush to the Klondike. Much of the town's colorful past is still in evident, especially in the nearby Indian villages where you'll see colorfully carved totem poles and hear the fascinating legends that surround them.
Day 8 Cruising Inside Passage - A full day at sea cruising the Inside passage…
Day 9 Vancouver, British Columbia - 7:00 am to Seattle, Washington.
This morning, we arrive in Vancouver where we will say good-bye to our floating Five Star Resort. During the cruise you will be given instructions about how we get off the ship, transfer to Seattle. Before we arrive at the hotel, it’s time to take a 90-minute tour of the Boeing Factory…. The Boeing Everett Factory is an airplane assembly building owned by Boeing. Located on the north-east corner of Paine Field, it is the largest building in the world by volume at 13,385,378 m³ and covers 399,480 m². After our tour we continue to our hotel for overnight.
Overnight near Seattle Airport.
Day 10 Seattle, Washington to home airport – tour ends at Seattle Airport.
Main Dining Room:
$3,395 per person based on double occupancy of an Inside Stateroom
$3,895 per person based on double occupancy of an Oceanview Stateroom
$4,695 per person based on double occupancy of an Oceanview with Private Balcony Stateroom
Starts: Thursday June 11th 2020
Ends: Saturday June 20th 2020
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