01st June till 13th June
We are thrilled & delighted to have you with us on our upcoming Cruise to Alaska.
To many people, the word “Alaska” conjures up a wide range of feelings. A person who is unfamiliar with it might think it means Eskimo, Snow, “Wilderness”. However, the adventurer uses it as a synonym for “exploration”, “extreme”, “uncharted” and “vast”.
& for our Senior wanderers, KareVoyage promises to turn this holiday experience to be amazing, majestic & truly memorable.
No matter what words once can use to describe what Alaska is, or means to them, the old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” is the only way to express how special this 49th state really is…!
The only way to find out is to go there and see for yourself.
Alaska cruises are one of the most famous—and popular—ways to see the great state. Cruises are just easy: You only have to unpack once. Meals and entertainment are taken care of. Your only job is to relax while sailing through some of the world’s most magnificent coastal scenery. You’ll call on 2-3 small coastal towns in Alaska’s Inside Passage, have glacier experiences, enjoy 24-hour dining, and have at your disposal all the amenities of a floating resort- casinos, gyms, lavish shows, spas, huge restaurants. Big ships are ideal for Senior travelers.
What more it is best of both the worlds. We cover Alaska along with Vancouver in Canada and Seattle In USA.
Day 1 : Arrival into Vancouver
You are jetlagged- set up your biological clock, today’s evening is free to explore on your own.
DAY 2: Capilano Suspension Bridge
Today after breakfast we will visit Capilano Suspension Bridge. This is a must do activity while in Vancouver. The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada is the longest suspension bridge in the world spanning 430ft across a tree-lined canyon and suspended 230ft above a raging blue river. We will have Lunch and in evening will go for a city tour visit Stanley Park, after dinner get back to your hotel and relax.
DAY 3: Whistler
Today after Breakfast we will visit Whistler-Whistler in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours away from Vancouver. This legendary resort is an international mountain sports mecca and a down-to-earth mountain town. Two side-by-side mountains spanned by the world-record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola give access to Whistler Blackcomb’s renowned alpine terrain, drawing hikers, skiers and mountain bikers in search of mind-blowing landscapes.
At lower elevations, a coastal climate delivers a lush contrast to the volcanic alpine environment. Sparkling glacier-fed lakes, towering old-growth forests, waterfalls, beaches, parks and golf courses are linked by a network of paved valley trails. The place teems with life.
DAY 4: Arrive at Cruise Terminal in Seattle
Today is the day you all have been waiting for we will leave from Vancouver after Breakfast at 8 AM. Arrive at Cruise Terminal in Seattle by 12.30 PM. Today you check- in, in the comfort of your Balcony Cabins.
Unpack, settle your clothes in the cupboard and put your bags on one side… after all, you don’t have to pack and unpack until next 8 days.
DAY 5: Explorative day
Today your day is at Leisure – explore the activities, onboard shows, try different cuisines and food. Your ship has enough and more options of Indian vegetarian meals, array of multi cuisine food, drinks, games, Casino, & Broadway Shows.
DAY 6 : Explore Juneau
Today your ship will dock in Juneau at 1:30 PM, have your Lunch, meet your tour manager. We will explore Juneau. Juneau is a spectacular place of diverse, natural habitats from valley glaciers, to temperate forests and natural fjords. Traveling in a small group, this exploratory journey introduces you to this pristine wilderness with a certified Naturalist Guide as your leader.
Whale sightings are guaranteed on this small group outing combining a marine exploration with a gentle hike on a secluded rainforest trail. Your trip begins with your guide sharing stories as you travel out to the trail head on North Douglas Island. A short hike takes you through old growth forest, musk keg, and out to a scenic beach. Spend an hour exploring under forested canopies and sweeping glacial landscapes.
This small corner of the Ton gass National Forest is home to beavers, eagles, salmon, porcupines and black bears.
Following a short drive and a picture stop with the Mendenhall Glacier in the distance, you’ll climb aboard an exploration vessel specifically designed for up close wildlife viewing. The customized covered watercraft puts you eye-to- eye with the marine life that thrive in these protected waters. Humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, porpoises, seals and sea birds are commonly seen. Keep a camera handy to capture the behaviours of these marine residents.
Come back to your ship, have Dinner and enjoy the evening shows on the cruise.
DAY 7 : Skagway- the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot
Today our ship arrives at Skagway at 7:00 AM- we have full day to explore- Meet your tour manager – we will explore Skagway- the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colourful stories and the history of the gold rush. Marvel at the waterfalls, tunnels and historic sites you pass on your journey to the summit of the White Pass and beyond.
In Fraser, disembark the train and board a motor coach for a dramatic journey past the Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls en-route to Skagway. Your Driver-Guide will regale with a colourful account of the history of Klondike Gold Rush. Taking views of the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers may be captured during the many photo stops.
Stop at Alaska 360 where you will learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Haul your treasure into the Gold Shack and have it weighed. Then, browse a collection of gold nugget jewellery and discover unique, souvenirs in the gift shop. Finally returning to your ship with your loot and newly acquired “gold fever.”
Day 8 : Glacier park
Day 9 : Ketchikan
Ketchikan: Become absorbed in the rich culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans and witness a rip roaring lumberjack competition on this comprehensive tour of Ketchikan. Your first stop will be a visit to Saxman Native Village.
For generations, Tlingit villages have maintained a tradition of welcoming visitors in regal style In this Native community, tribal elders and others have worked hard to pass on many of the traditions that have long defined their culture. A short video program will
introduce you to their culture and history, then enter the Beaver Clan House where you’ll be welcomed by song and dance. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the final dance before moving onto the Saxman Totem Park, one of the largest gatherings of totem poles in the world.
The next stop is the Village Carving Center where world famous carvers work and pass on their skills to eager apprentices. Visit the Village Store to purchase some of the finest Native
Alaska art available. On the return trip, see sights of Creek Street and let the fun begin with a stop at the Great Alaska Lumberjack Show.
Hardy lumberjacks bring to life Alaska’s colourful forest history with an action packed competition in the partially covered and heated outdoor arena. Cheer on your team of world champion
lumberjacks in events such as chopping,
sawing, tree climbing and much more.
Day 10 : British Colombia
Enjoy the highlights of Victoria and visit the spectacular Butchart Gardens. Departing Ogden Point your guide will point out the highlights including the majestic legislative buildings, Empress Hotel, Royal British
Columbia Museum, Beacon Hill Park and the exclusive residential districts of the Uplands and Oak Bay with their manicured grounds and gardens, Bastion Square, and Chinatown (the oldest in Canada) including the “Gates of Harmonious Interest”.
At Butchart Gardens, see how the Butchart family transformed a barren rock quarry into what is now one of the world’s best-known horticultural attractions, covering more than 55 acres. The gardens are a lush paradise of flowers, rare trees and winding paths, that were created more than 100 years ago. Enjoy the cascading fountains and footbridges connecting you to the many themed gardens, including the beautiful Sunken Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Rose Garden. Multi-language maps will assist you on your self-guided tour.
Day- 11 : Seattle
Seattle: Disembark the ship after breakfast.
Afternoon visit: the Chihuly garden & glass museum- the space needle. Chihuly is an art museum.
Which provides a look at Chihul’s inspiration and influences and brings forth many of the elements of his work, inclusing drawings, signature glass series & large architectural installations.
Lunch and in the evening, we will visit Pike Place Market. This market opened in 1907 and is one of the oldest farmers market of USA.
TWO OPTIONS, ACCORDING TO YOUR PREFERENCE
|7N 8D only Cruise- Seattle to Seattle- 4th June Onwards|
|Inside Cabin||INR 2,99,000/-|
|Balcony Cabin||INR 3,23,000/-|
|Price for 12 nights & 13 days (Cabin Options)- With Canada & Seattle|
|Inside Cabin||INR 3,75,000/-|
|Balcony Cabin||INR 3,99,000/-|
- Accommodation on Twin Sharing.
- Unlimited meals & unlimited Soft drinks & Mocktails on Cruise.
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 3 dinners in Vancouver.
(Not applicable for the guest opting for Cruise only)
- 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners in Seattle.
(Not applicable for the guest opting for Cruise only)
- Shore Excursions as mentioned above in the itinerary- Please note that we have shortlisted the shore excursions which we know will suit the best for our travelers.
- Cost of Shore excursions is also included in the above price.
- Vancouver & Seattle tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services of KareVoyage Tour Manager.
- Gratuity of USD 108 (INR 8100)
- Liquor package on Cruise for all 8 days is available per Cabin at 200 dollars i.e. Only around 14000/- (Unlimited drinks), which gives you access to unlimited Liquor on board– We did not include this in package as many of our guests may not want to have liquor at all.
- Your flights.
- 5% TCS – Claimable while filing your IT Returns.
- 5% GST
- Helicopter Rides
- Visa Charges for USA & Canada
Karevoyage- for 50 plus wanderers- is an exclusive travel and tour company dedicated for travel enthusiasts, who prefer to travel the globe and explore but in a group environment.
The KareVoyage team understands the gap and works very hard on how to deliver on what we promise. Keeping all current gaps that people over 50 experience while