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24 Aug 2012
Alaska Southbound Cruise
Radiance of the Seas - 7 nights ex Seward, USA
All aboard the Radiance of the Seas for 7 unforgettable nights on this Alaska Southbound Cruise to Alaska & US Pacific Coast. Your ship departs from Seward and visits 8 ports in 2 countries before returning to Vancouver. This 4 star cruise from Royal Caribbean Cruises has 8 forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.
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|Day||Date||Port of call||Arrival||Departure|
|1||Fri 24 Aug 2012||Seward, USA||8.00pm|
| Ice-free the year round, Seward was a natural choice as the ocean terminal and supply centre during the construction of the Alaska Railroad. Fishing is great all year round and not surprisingly Seward is famous for its Annual Silver Salmon Derby, the biggest fishing event in Alaska. Also very well known is its Fourth of July celebration that features a gruelling foot race to the top of Mt. Marathon. The small coastal town itself is known for its scenic views, several fantastic trips and tours as well as its fine selection of shops.
Fascinating things to do include: a day trip to the Kenai Fjords National Park with its abundant marine life and awesome glaciers, and finding out what lives beneath the surface of Resurrection Bay and Prince William Sound by visiting the Sea Life Centre that is financed in part by the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement. Other options include taking an exciting Dog Sled ride at Exit Glacier, or kayaking at Fox Island.
A very popular option includes a visit to Anchorage, which is connected to Seward by both a very scenic train trip as well as the highway that is a national scenic byway. In Anchorage visitors find a delightful city, friendly people, great shopping and good restaurants. Above all if there be sure to include a visit to its amazing Anchorage Museum that presents a fantastic view of the history of the area.
|2||Sat 25 Aug 2012||Hubbard Glacier, USA||2.00pm||6.00pm|
| Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986 and again in 2002 the glacier galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. These phenomena quickly passed and were followed by short retreats, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water. Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, extending over 120 km from its source on Mt Logan in the Yukon.
As Hubbard advances it creaks and groans as it moves and is a very actively calving glacier. This makes for some exciting moments when the huge chunks of ice crash into the bay creating a wonderful sound known locally as 'white thunder'. The sail up to Hubbard is both leisurely and beautiful. Small ice bergs, sometimes with sea birds or seals resting on them, float in the water that is glacial blue. Seals calve on the ice bergs here as Orca whales do not visit the bay.
This huge white and ice blue glacier is lit by the most amazing, unpolluted day light you have ever seen. The ship gets up so close you can pick out the colours and lines all along the Glacier. Then are heard massive cracks, like gunshots, as avalanches and ice drop off the Glacier itself. It is truly an amazing once in a lifetime sight, possibly a Wonder of the World.
|3||Sun 26 Aug 2012||Juneau, USA||9.00am||9.00pm|
| Built on a relatively narrow shelf between towering Mt. Juneau and the deep waters of Gastineau Channel, Juneau is Alaska's state capital and a rewarding destination for glacier viewing. Juneau is a marvel - an unexpected blend of fishermen and teachers, legislators and artists, homemakers and lawyers, union workers and frontier entrepreneurs, students and Native elders, all sharing an active port city within an inspiring wilderness setting.
Visitors often take the Mount Roberts Tramway, an aerial tramway, that takes visitors from the cruise ship docks up to the south-western ridge of Mount Roberts, providing great scenic views of Juneau and the Gastineau Channel. In front of the federal building, the large fountain with its bronze statue of pelicans which are not indigenous to Alaska, is most appealing. Juneau is home to the Alaska State Museum, which contains a life-sized eagle tree, as well as other permanent galleries.
However, the absolute ‘must-see’ would have to be the Red Dog Saloon with its swinging doors, sawdust floors and flag covered ceiling providing a nostalgic flavour. The cherished memorabilia that includes Wyatt Earp's gun, a walrus oosik (would you believe a walrus penis bone!), trophy, wildlife mounts, historical posters, photographs, and currency signed by miners, simply just blows one away.
|4||Mon 27 Aug 2012||Skagway, USA||7.00am||8.30pm|
| Skagway in Alaska, USA, is an historical city where the past lives on, a place where the romance and excitement of yesteryear linger around every street corner and in every bend of the trail. Gateway to the Klondike and the Gold Rush, visitors can still ride the antique White Pass and Yukon narrow-gauge railway up through silvery-purple rock faces, past Deadhorse Gulch, to see what it was like back then.
While in Skagway you can easily walk around town, see all of the historical sites along the back streets and stroll down historic Broadway. Rent a bicycle or automobile and give yourself a tour in Southeast Alaska. Also available are helicopter tours that prove very popular, while biking and rock- climbing adventures are also available. Organized tours of Skagway may include stops at the Trail of '98 Museum, Gold Rush Cemetery and viewing Skagway from the lookout perched on a mountainside above the city. Comfortable motorcoach tours are available to the interesting Yukon community of Carcross.
The very reasonably priced on-off day bus pass, will take you from the pier to the Klondike goldfield area, and to the delightful Jewell Garden, where a white-topped mountain background contrasts with a riot of colourful plants, and a miniature railroad setting await you. Skagway is famous for its hospitality. Sit down at one of the small cafés, or taste something in an Alaskan brew pub, or treat yourself to a meal in a restaurant with surprises created by local chefs.
|5||Tue 28 Aug 2012||Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), USA||7.00am||4.00pm|
| Alaska’s newest cruise port, Icy Strait Point, is located just down the road from Hoonah, and 35 km S.E. of Glacier Bay National Park. It is the result of collaboration between the local communities and cruise corporations, to attract visitors eager to experience America’s ‘last wilderness.’ Millions of dollars have been invested in creating a facility that offers cruise travellers an authentic and refreshing Arctic experience. Visitors can explore secluded beaches, take walks through old-growth forests, experience some of the best whale-watching and bear viewing opportunities, as well as ride the world’s highest Zip Line.
Also on offer is the opportunity to get an understanding of the history and culture of the villagers by listening to Tlingit Native stories, and taking note of the buildings that are constructed from sustainable local timber and built by local Tlingit workers in traditional style. Take the time to browse through the craft shops that feature local artisan crafts. Then visit the free museum and the Historic Salmon Cannery that is over 100 years old. There’s an amazing amount of history around these buildings and inside the cannery all of the businesses are Alaskan owned and operated. Be sure to taste the local food at the high quality restaurants.
After an Indian show to watch and meet the Indians of the Village, there are several tours on offer to get out in nature, view Glacier Bay from the air, cruise with the whales, search for brown bears, go kayaking, book a charter fishing excursion, watch the wildlife, or do it all. What has been aimed for is an attractive new destination, expressly for cruisers, that's man-made but not commercialised.
|6||Wed 29 Aug 2012||Ketchikan, USA||9.00am||6.00pm|
| Alaska’s ‘first city’ Ketchikan is situated along the shores of Alaska's Inside Passage within the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Evergreen mountains rise out of the water, the lush green landscape nurtured by the abundant rainfall of the temperate rainforest environment. Visitors are presented with a remarkable array of activities and attractions that highlight the town's history, industry and culture and bring them up close to our resident wildlife. Ketchikan’s impressive variety of shops and galleries feature work by many of the island’s resident artists as well as an assortment of souvenir items and unique gifts that make shopping a ‘must-do’.
Visitors are presented with a good choice of one-day tours that can be enjoyed infour hours or less.These include a self guided option based on the official Walking Tour map that direct visitors to the numbered signs posted along the routes. Together with this, visitors can pay for an audio walking tour, which provides inciteful information about what is seen. Also on offer is the opportunity to experience the real Alaska, by going fishing or wild-life viewing. Another option is to rent a ‘classic car’ that includes a self touring guide, an experience that helps visitors ‘return to their youth’.
Truly worth visiting are the Ketchikan Alaska Museums and Heritage Centres that are home to fascinating totem poles and native Alaskan artefacts, along with preserving and promoting local traditional arts and crafts. These include the Tongass Historical Museum with both permanent and temporary exhibits, and the Southeast Alaska Discovery Centre with a flexible plan that allows for improvisation by educational groups, community groups and families. If possible enjoy the amazing local food on offer, such as king crab, salmon and halibut, Ketchikan's seafood specialties that are always fresh.
|7||Thu 30 Aug 2012||Inside Passage, Canada||cruising|
| Alaska's Inside Passage offers spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, vivid Native cultures, astounding history and exceptional hospitality are hallmarks of our region. Carved by glaciers and blanketed with majestic hemlock and spruce, Alaska's Inside Passage is a region of pristine water, snow capped mountains, deep fjords and forested islands. With its mild, maritime climate, this area is prime habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoisees and whales. Glacier Bay National park has 16 active tidewater glaciers and Misty Fiords National Monument near Ketchikan has 3,000-foot cliffs rising directly from pristine ocean channels.
Carved by glaciers and blanketed with majestic hemlock and spruce, the Passage is a region of pristine water, snow capped mountains, deep fjords and forested islands. With its mild, maritime climate, this area is a prime habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales. Glacier Bay National park has 16 active tidewater glaciers and Misty Fiords National Monument near Ketchikan has 900 m cliffs rising directly from pristine ocean channels.
Alaska's Inside Passage offers spectacular scenery, abundant wild-life, vivid Native cultures, astounding history and exceptional hospitality that are hallmarks of the region. Interestingly the Inside Passage is a destination for kayakers and canoeists from all over the world. Each year groups and individuals paddle along the fjords from British Columbia to Glacier Bay in Alaska.
|8||Fri 31 Aug 2012||Vancouver, Canada||7.00am|
| Vancouver is a sophisticated coastal city located to the south of British Columbia, Canada. The city is linguistically and ethnically diverse as reflected in the fact that 52 percent of its inhabitants do not speak English as their first language. Ranked highly in worldwide ‘liveable city’ rankings for many years and being surrounded by nature’s scenery at its best, makes tourism its second largest industry. This beautiful city brims with attractions such as Vancouver's Olympic Village located on the SE side of False Creek, which offers stunning views of the city's downtown skyline and Coastal mountains.
The city is also renowned for its unique dining experiences, boutiques, and shopping districts such as Antique Row, and exotic Chinatown. Don’t miss the historically renovated Gastown - the oldest downtown neighborhood - filled with great souvenirs, good food, and Native Arts and Crafts. If you are looking for funky, hip stuff, then visit Commercial Drive and Central Granville. To relax, visit the delightful Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades. Its nickname Hollywood North comes as no surprise, as it is the third- largest film production centre in North America.
Of great assistance to visitors is the very modern Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre. Here one finds helpful volunteers to find pictures and maps for all kinds of locations, including all the restaurants, attractions, activity information, and coupons. Also available is the public transportation map, which is helpful to get around the town if you want to go outside of walking distance, and don't want to use rental car or cab. Also popular with visitors are: Granville Island that offers a feast for the senses; Grouse Mountain, especially in the snow season for skiing and snowboarding; and Whistler, a luxurious slice of paradise just a two hour drive away.
Between October and April each year Radiance of the Seas sails out of Sydney to New Zealand, South Pacific islands, and Tasmania. She circumnavigates Australia and New Zealand (and visits Bali) over 33 nights departing October 2014 and February 2015. Between May and August 2014 Radiance of the Seas sails the Alaskan fjords over 7 nights, each way between Seward (port for Anchorage) and Vancouver. Each April and September Radiance crosses the Pacific via Hawaii, over about 28 nights, 16 of these being ‘sea days’. This is a family-friendly ship: babies (six to 17 months) and toddlers (18-36 months) have a dedicated nursery, so children can be left with trained professionals for US$8 per hour. Radiance of the Seas entered service in 2001 at 90,090 GT, was refurbished in 2011, and carries 2112 passengers.
Staterooms come in four main categories and 19 grades, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suite/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Outside Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.
Food and Dining
For the Main Dining Room, spread over two levels, select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated My Time Dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual. Expect one to three formal evenings in the Main Dining Room during your cruise. Other complimentary eating options include buffet-style Windjammers Café, Park Café, and 24-hour room service.
A signature feature of RCI vessels is a Broadway-style production in the Main Theatre. A second entertainment centre is the Colony Club, with its music, dancing, comedy and cabaret shows. Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are always parties and parades to join. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.
You will then have the option to send us an enquiry or you can call us for FREE and speak to one of our Cruise Specialists who will check availability and find you the best possible price.
OTHER DATES FOR Alaska Southbound Cruise
|Fri 23 May 2014||$634
$91 per day
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$221 per day
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|Fri 6 Jun 2014||$802
$115 per day
$144 per day
$271 per day
$426 per day
|Fri 20 Jun 2014||$970
$139 per day
$187 per day
$374 per day
$497 per day
|Fri 4 Jul 2014||$1,030
$147 per day
$190 per day
$301 per day
$496 per day
|Fri 18 Jul 2014||$1,119
$160 per day
$203 per day
$363 per day
|Fri 1 Aug 2014||$946
$135 per day
$185 per day
$380 per day
$707 per day
|Fri 15 Aug 2014||$879
$126 per day
$147 per day
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$481 per day
|Fri 29 Aug 2014||$744
$106 per day
$128 per day
$258 per day
$384 per day
Prices are twin share per person in AUD, include all taxes and are subject to change.
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What's onboard? ▼
- Staterooms, room service
- Shops, Souvenirs
- Dining & Café venues (11)
- My Family Time Dining
- Dining packages
- Mystery Dinner Theatre
- Chef’s Table (14 guests)
- Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
- Bars, clubs, lounges (16)
- Broadway Production
- Comedy, jazz, karaoke
- Cinema room
- Casino Royale
- Swimming pools (2)
- Whirlpools (3)
- Solarium adult retreat
- Vitality Spa & Fitness
- Basketball court
- Billiards, pool tables
- Jogging track
- Sports courts
- Rock-climbing walls
- Golf simulator
- Mini-golf course
- Games, contests, dancing
- Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
- Enrichment lectures
- Library/Card room
- Conference Centre
- Wedding packages, Chapel
- UNDER 18
- Youth Program, lounge
- Children's pool & slide
- Babies & Tots Nursery
- Babies & Tots activities
- Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
- Mobile phone reception
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Medical centre
What's included? ▼
- Accommodation as booked
- Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
- All main meals on-board
- Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
- Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
- In-cabin dining at no charge
- Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
- Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
- Activities - organised & individual
- Bridge director on select cruises
- Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
- Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
- Special needs requests & service animals allowed
- Ship-shore-ship transfers
What's excluded? ▼
- Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
- Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
- Alternate specialty dining venues
- Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
- Casino gaming, bar expenses
- Certain entertainment, fitness classes
- Passport & visa fees
- Insurances of all kinds
- Increases in third party charges or taxes
- Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
- Service charge: A$ 11.90/US$ 12) per guest (A$ 14.20/US$ 14.25 for suite guests) pp/night is included in pre-paid fare. Or, service charges can be paid onboard. For all ages. Modify for inadequate service.
- Service charge 15% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
- Items & services of a personal nature
- Medical services, vaccination costs
- Laundry and/or valet charges
- Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
- Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)
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