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August 28-September 10, 2020 (Friday through Thursday)

Trip Application Form:  trip-application-form.pdf

Trip Terms Document:  2020 Alaska Trip Terms.pdf

Trip Status:  Sold out

Number of Nights:  12

Trip Details: Join SSC for an Alaskan Cruise and land adventure. August 28, 2020 we will fly to Vancouver, British Columbia.  Flight information will not be available until later in September 2019.  We will stay two nights in a superior room at the Opus Hotel, a boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver. A welcome drink, daily full breakfast and a $75CAN food and beverage credit per room is included. On August 30, we will board the Holland America Noordam ship to sail the inside passage.  September 1, we dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. September 2, we will be in Juneau, Alaska, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on September 3, we will dock in Skagway, Alaska from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  September 4, we will cruise the scenic Glacier Bay where  we will cruise the ice-studded fjords for 8 hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates. September 5, we will cruise through the Sea of Alaska and dock in Seward on September 6. We will be transported by motor coach to the McKinley Chalet Resort in Denali National Park where we will stay for two nights. September 7, we will take the Tundra Wilderness Tour to get an up-close view of the mountains and view wildlife. September 8, we will take the domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to Anchorage where we will stay one night. On September 9, we will take an overnight flight home. 

Lodging: Two nights at the Opus Hotel in Vancouver, BC, ten nights Holland America double Denali northbound cruise and land tour, which includes two nights at the McKinley Chalet Resort. Hotel in Anchorage is to be determined by Holland America.  

Airline: At this time, flight information is not available, so we have estimated $1,000 for flights. The information will be available later in September 2019, so terms will be updated at that time. The cost of the trip will be adjusted up or down once the actual airline costs are known.  

Trip Size:  42

Features Included (Meals, Side Trips, Etc.):  Standard trip package includes all ground transportation, round trip air (airline and airport to be determined), 2 nights lodging at the Opus Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, including daily breakfasts and a $75CAD per room food and beverage credit, 10-night Double Denali Northbound Alaska Cruise and Land Tour on the Holland America Noordam (onboard credit of $400 per cabin, dinner for 2 at Pinnacle Grill, all taxes and port fees and premium internet package with the Verandah Staterooms for bookings through October 8, 2019 and will be updated at that time), 2 nights stay at McKinley Chalet Resort, Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park, ride on the McKinley Explorer domed rail car and one night stay in Anchorage. Ports include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Seward, Alaska. Since air pricing is not yet available, we have estimated the cost to be $1,000 and once the actual price is known, we will adjust the trip pricing. 

Not Included: Airline checked baggage fees are NOT included in the basic package price. The cruise automatically charges $14.50 per person per day for gratuities which will be added to your account and charged to your credit card on the last day of the cruise. Alcoholic beverages, soda and internet are not included on the cruise. Food and drinks are not covered on the land portion of the trip. Gratuities on the land portion of the trip are not included.

Trip Cost Cabin Categories/Standard Packages per person double occupancy (you must choose one): 

We have three categories of cabins reserved to provide booking options for you to choose from (to see ship diagram for cabin space, check https://www.hollandamerica.com.  Below pricing is only good until October 8, 2019 and pricing will be adjusted at that time.

  • Interior Stateroom (Category L) – 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, shower, approximately 151-233 square feet.  $3,798.
  • Oceanview Stateroom (Category F) 2 lower beds, convertible to 1 queen bed, bathtub & shower, approximately 174-180 square feet. $4,298.
  • Verandah Staterooms (Category VD) – 2 lower beds, convertible to 1 queen bed, bathtub & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor to ceiling windows, approximately 212-359 square feet including verandah. $4,798.

Initial Deposit Amount:  $1000    Due Date:  Due with application
2nd Payment Amount:  $1000    Due Date:  February 1, 2020
Final Payment Amount:  Balance + any extras requested    Due Date:  April 30, 2020

Reference Links:  https://vancouver.opushotel.com/en-us -- https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US.html -- https://www.westmarkhotels.com/destinations/denali-hotel/ -- https://www.alaskatrain.com/service/mckinley-explorer.html

Trip Leader:  Barbara Collier
Address:  PO Box 603
City State Zip:  Hummelstown, PA 17036
Phone:  717-829-5028
Email:  bcollier333@hotmail.com

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