Alaskan Grandeur (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Vancouver, BC, Canada to Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dates: 24 Jun 2018 - 08 Jul 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
24 Jun 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada
6:00 PM
DAY 2
25 Jun 2018
Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States
DAY 3
26 Jun 2018
Ketchikan, AK, United States
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 4
27 Jun 2018
Tracy Arm, AK, United States
Endicott Arm, United States
DAY 5
28 Jun 2018
Skagway, AK, United States
5:00 AM 8:30 PM
DAY 6
29 Jun 2018
Juneau, AK, United States
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
30 Jun 2018
Hoonah, AK, United States
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 8
01 Jul 2018
Gulf of Alaska (Cruising)
DAY 9
02 Jul 2018
Whittier, AK, United States
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 10
03 Jul 2018
Hubbard Glacier, AK, United States
DAY 11
04 Jul 2018
Sitka, AK, United States
7:30 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 12
05 Jul 2018
Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
1:00 PM 7:00 PM
DAY 13
06 Jul 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
07 Jul 2018
Victoria, BC, Canada
7:00 AM 11:30 PM
DAY 15
08 Jul 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:00 AM
Alaskan Grandeur map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive benefits and experiences you can only get by booking with a Virtuoso Advisor. Please review the benefits available to you below and let your Advisor know of your selection(s).

PASSENGER(S) MAY SELECT ONE BENEFIT FROM EACH SET OF DATES:

Please check with your Virtuoso Advisor for any restrictions that may apply to the third and fourth passengers in a cabin.

For 24 Jun 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Ian Biddlecombe, Margaret Biddlecombe

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White Pass Rail & Yukon Route by Exclusive Train Car - Skagway - 2018 ( 3 Hours 15 Minutes )
Juneau, AK, United States | 29 Jun 2018

  • Meals: Snack
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Wildlife & Nature • Sightseeing

White Pass and Yukon Route. The railroad of dreams. Constructed for the gold rush and spanning 117 years, this line has carried passengers through time to experience nature and history in an environment of challenge and beauty. Relax in your exclusive train car as you step back in time to learn about the colorful characters, engineering marvels, and the immense challenges of the thousands who dared to face the golden north; all the while being immersed in the natural wonder of the “Scenic Railway of the World”.

Exclusively for Virtuoso, a private car awaits at the pier. A private host will greet you with a beverage as you take your seat. As the trip begins we travel north, the train pulling out of Skagway, passing the train shops where you can witness the mighty rail fleet including 80 passenger cars, 20 diesel electric engines and our two vintage steam engines. Keep an eye out for busy train crews that may be readying a steam engine for the next day’s excursion. Just past the train shops, you will catch a glimpse of the Gold Rush Cemetery where Skagway legends have found rest.

As you ascend to White Pass, an offering of fresh baked goods and regional appetizers along with a full beverage service are available as your host regales you with the history of the Klondike Gold Rush, pointing out the scenic highlights along the way. As the train continues to climb, you will travel through a narrow portion of track named Rocky Point.

As the views unfold, there will be cascading waterfalls, wide spanning train trestles, and perhaps a fellow train on the tracks from above or below. Soon you will approach Tunnel Mountain, as we pass through our first of two tunnels, climbing to reach Inspiration Point, your second chance to view down the valley to the deep water port of Skagway. Watch for the steel cantilever bridge to coming into view. Built in 1901, it was the tallest structure of its kind in the world. A second, longer tunnel will be traveled through just prior to approaching White Pass, elevation 2,888 feet, the turnaround point in the excursion.

Following the repositioning of engines from the north to the south of the train, it will be time to start the trip down the mountain. Your train host will make sure that you are comfortable and be available to answer any questions. Sit back and enjoy the plush surroundings as you hear stories of the challenges overcome and the triumphs it took to cut the railroad out of solid granite cliffs. Living the history of this storied line, you will witness the harsh environment that was overcome and know that through the reinventions of this railroad from stampede train to freight hauler to world famous excursion line.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire and light walking. Please note there are 5-6 steep steps to get onto the train.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Shore Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. There is limited capacity on the railway car and participation is not guaranteed until confirmed. In case space cannot be confirmed, then the shipboard credit option will be provided. The Shore Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Other restrictions apply.

$250 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

*Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy

$250 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

plus, all virtuoso guests receive:

Welcome Reception

Planned specifically for you and fellow Virtuoso Voyages travelers, this private reception offers a chance to meet fellow cruisers and get to know your onboard host.

Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

To be Assigned: A host(s) is planned for the sailing but one has not yet been assigned.

Assigned: A host(s) has been selected and will be announced soon.

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations aboard ship, onboard meals, complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for bar, dining, and housekeeping staff as well as Butler service in Penthouses. Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and more. Entertainment and onboard programs.

Not Included

  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

About Us

For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

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“World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy, include all promotional saving and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Promotional Book Now Cruise-Only Fares are per person for new bookings only. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada and include all government taxes and fees. Shipboard spending credit is not redeemable for cash and cannot be used in the casino, for bingo or toward future cruise booking deposits. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All itineraries, fares, programs and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions apply. ©Crystal Cruises, Inc. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas.

An initial deposit of 20% of the total booking amount (including land packages and air add-ons) for all categories is required. Deposits are due within 7 days of booking. Staterooms (all categories) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period.

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to review and adjust deposit and final payment dates based on inventory for each individual cruise. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to cancel any bookings not fully paid by the due date.



Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and the Crystal European Shore Excursion Credit Promotion are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. The Virtuoso benefit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. Virtuoso amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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Add-Ons

Pre-Packages

Vancouver, BC Canada

Offered by: Entrée Canada
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront
Vancouver Experience

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Vancouver offers the best of a city and Nature as well as a thriving theatre and music scenes.

Staying at the AAA Four Diamond Award winning Fairmont Waterfront, located on the shores of scenic Burrard Inlet, guests will experience the culinary offerings of BC’s most visited and well known public market, Granville Island, which houses a diverse array of vendors; irresistible green grocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese specialists, sweets stands, and casual eateries. A guided 12-kilometre cycling tour exploring the Stanley Park’s Totem poles, Marine History and beaches, as well as the 2010 Olympic Cauldron, will provide a unique look at the city from the outskirts of this 405-hectare public park that borders the city.

Your full day Ultimate city experience will show you the Nature and beauty of this living city! Stop and enjoy the Rainforest with your full picnic lunch while learning of the amazing flora and fauna this destination offers.

Shore Excursions

Vancouver, BC, Canada - 24 Jun 2018

Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States - 25 Jun 2018

Ketchikan, AK, United States - 26 Jun 2018

Skagway, AK, United States - 28 Jun 2018

Juneau, AK, United States - 29 Jun 2018

Hoonah, AK, United States - 30 Jun 2018

Sitka, AK, United States - 04 Jul 2018

Victoria, BC, Canada - 07 Jul 2018

Vancouver, BC, Canada - 08 Jul 2018

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