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ANCHORAGE TO VANCOUVER | June 24, 2015 | 7 NIGHTS | Seven Seas Navigator®

PRE CRUISE LAND AND HOTEL PROGRAMS

ANCHORAGE HILTON

PRE DISCOVER DENALI 

PRE DENALI ADVENTURE FAIRBANKS

POST CRUISE LAND AND HOTEL PROGRAMS

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER

POST – WHISTLER & VANCOUVER:NATURALLY SPECTACULAR

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ANCHORAGE HILTONIn the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska, the Hilton Anchorage hotel is known for its convenience and comfort. The hotel is only a few blocks from the Alaska Museum of History and Art, 5th Avenue Mall and a host of restaurants. Hooper Bay Cafe is an open air full service lobby restaurant featuring a buffet station, two private dining areas and a Starbucks Coffee Kiosk. Hilton Hotel fitness amenities include a complimentary health club, indoor heated swimming pool and spa.

Standard RoomNumber of Nights: 1, Price: $355.00 per guest based on double occupancy.Number of Nights: 2, Price: $604.00 per guest based on double occupancy.Number of Nights: 3, Price: $853.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact your travel advisor for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.

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PRE DISCOVER DENALI

CODE: SWDL15

See big, bold and genuine Alaska by following its scenic highways and famed Alaska Railway into rustic towns, through majestic Denali National Park, to an Iditarod dog kennel, and up breathtaking, snow-mantled mountains.

Day 1

After flying into the Anchorage airport, you will be met and transferred to the Sheraton Hotel Anchorage for the evening. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive north from Anchorage on the George Parks Highway, which winds through the kind of scenery that defines the Alaskan interior: tundra, soaring mountain peaks, glaciers, forests, wild rivers, and vast expanses primarily inhabited by animals such as moose, grizzlies, foxes and birds.

Upon reaching Talkeetna, whose downtown is a National Historic Site, you will have a short time to explore before boarding an Alaska Railroad train. As you travel the 4.5 hours to Denali, seating is upstairs in the Dome where you will enjoy views from all sides of the railcar and lunch is included downstairs in the dining room. Once you reach Denali, you will be transferred to the Grande Denali Lodge, which perches on the edge of a bluff less than a mile from the entrance to Denali National Park.

Following enlightening private lecture on Denali, your evening is open for dinner on own before you overnight at the lodge.

Day 3

The day starts with an early breakfast at the lodge. Then, you’re off on a 5-hour Denali Natural History Tour led by a driver/naturalist, which takes you to Mile 19 of the Park Road (private cars can’t go past Mile 14). It begins at the Wilderness Access Center, where you’ll see the award-winning film “Across Time and Tundra,” which tells of the creation of Mt. McKinley National Park in 1924. Next, you’ll climb Government Hill—look off to your left and you’ll see an expansive view that includes part of the Yanert Valley.

After Mile 3, you begin to enter the wilderness. This is taiga forest—and although no wildlife viewings are ever guaranteed— this is prime moose habitat, and moose may be seen anywhere on this stretch of road. Watch for a flash of sun glinting off antlers, or moose nibbling fresh willow leaves along the road.

You might also see foxes on this section of road and watch for caribou above treeline. The Great one—Mt. McKinley—often comes into view at about Mile 9, if weather is cooperating.

At Mile 12, you’ll visit Savage Cabin, the original cook’s cabin in the Park’s first tourist camp, and still a ranger patrol cabin used by the Park Service. At Mile 17, you’ll see a presentation by an Athabascan Alaskan Native interpreter, sharing the story of Alaskan Natives in Denali, and how they survived thousands of years in this harsh wilderness.

Upon returning to the lodge, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, before overnighting at the lodge.

Day 4

After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive from Denali on the Parks Highway, which (weather permitting) affords magnificent views of Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. In time, you will visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel and learn about this truly Alaskan competition.

Traveling from Anchorage to Nome on the Bering Sea coast, each Iditarod team of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher cover 1,150 miles of Alaska’s most rugged terrain in 10 to 17 days. Add temperatures well below zero, scouring winds, and long hours of darkness, and it is no wonder that the Iditarod is called the last Great Race on Earth.

Continuing on from the kennel, you will journey along the shoreline between the Chugach Mountains and the waters of Turnagain Arm to Girdwood, eventually checking in to the Hotel Alyeska. The rest of the day and evening are yours to enjoy as you please.

Day 5

After breakfast at the resort, you will ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska on the aerial tramway for a spectacular view of the surrounding area with its seven glaciers. Depart for Seward after lunch (on own). The road to Seward passes through some of America’s most spectacular scenery and holds three scenic designations: USDA Forest Service Scenic Byway, Alaska Scenic Byway, and All-American Road.

Upon arriving in Seward, you will embark on the cruise ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

DAY 1

Fly into Ted Stevens International Airport and transfer to the Sheraton Hotel Anchorage or similar.

Check in is 3:00pm. If you prefer an early check-in, you may purchase hotel accommodations for an extra night.

This day is at leisure and meals are on own.

 

DAY 2

6:00am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

8:00am Depart Anchorage for Talkeetna

11:05am Board Deluxe Dome Railcar for Denali National Park (lunch on train)

3:45pm Arrive at the Grande Denali Lodge, steps from Denali National Park

5:30pm Reception with private lecture, followed by dinner (on own, not included)

PM Open for optional activities

Overnight at the Grande Denali Lodge

DAY 3

5:00am Buffet breakfast at the lodge

7:00am Approximate Departure for Denali Natural History Tour

12:00pm Approximate Return from Denali Natural History Tour

Lunch on own

PM Open for optional activities. Dinner own own

Overnight at the Grande Denali Lodge

DAY 4

5:00am Buffet breakfast at the lodge

8:00am Depart for Big Lake

12:00pm Arrive at Happy Trails Kennels for enlightening presentation

Box lunch with sandwich, pasta salad, cookie and bottle of water

2:00pm Depart for Anchorage

3:30pm Arrive in Anchorage for brief city tour

5:30pm Arrive at the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood

PM Open evening for optional activities and dinner on own

Overnight at the Hotel Alyeska

DAY 5

6:00am Buffet breakfast at the resort

AM Open for optional activities or use of the included Tram Ticket to the top of Mount Alyeska.

Lunch on own

1:00pm Depart for Seward

3:30pm Arrive in Seward and embark the ship

Currency:

US dollar

Electricity:

The electric current in the United States is 110 volts. You may need a converter if you have 220-volt devices.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Passport is required for ship embarkation

Luggage:

Excess luggage can be stored and delivered to the ship from the Anchorage Sheraton

Airport:

Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage, for all arriving flights

Accommodations:

Sheraton Hotel Anchorage, Grande Denali and Hotel Alyeska or similar.

Different hotels will only be used in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal

ratings and standards.

Program includes:

One night at the Sheraton Hotel Anchorage or similar

Two nights at the Grande Denali Lodge or similar

One night at the Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood or similar

Denali Natural History Tour in Denali National Park

Full breakfast daily

One lunch and two snack box lunch

One reception and lecture on Denali

Alaska Deluxe Dome Rail tour

Tours and sightseeing as per the program

Fully escorted

Survival Pack for each tour room in Denali

Luggage handling and all associated gratuities

Airport transfers as applicable

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

Program excludes:

Gratuities for tour director and motor coach driver, personal expenses, and any meals not listed above.

HOTELS AND LODGES

The best available hotels and lodges in Alaska are used throughout the land program. They are comfortable and rustic. Guests accustomed to the level of services at an international five-star hotel will find that the same services are not available in Alaska. Due to peak season in Alaska from May through September, it may be difficult to change rooms during the hotel stay as all hotels have very high occupancy. Hotels are subject to change.

ADDITIONAL TOURING

While you are in the Denali area at the beginning of the tour program, your guide will present additional touring programs for sale. These tour options vary from week to week and therefore can’t be pre-purchased. However, your guide will do everything possible to help you secure space.

BAGGAGE

As your baggage will travel on many different modes of transportation, please choose sturdy cases that have been properly tagged with personal identifications, both inside and out. It is important to keep all valuables and documents on your person. As amenities such as elevators and baggage handling are limited at some locations, we suggest you only carry one bag per person while on the land tour. Your tour director will arrange to ship the rest of your luggage to your cruise ship.

Guests can make arrangements for their luggage to be transported from their home to the ship, and back home from any port at the end of their cruise by contacting Luggage Free at 800-361-6871or www.luggagefree.com.

CLOTHING AND CLIMATE

With a broad variety of weather possibilities, we encourage you to bring clothes that are suited to layering. Daytime attire in Alaska is strictly casual. Comfortable, supportive walking shoes are a must. The following items should be included: water-repellant coat or jacket, collapsible umbrella, rain hat, lightweight windbreaker, and sweaters. It could be warmer inland with summer temperatures in Denali reaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

ALTITUDE

Travel in Alaska is generally at lower elevations. The maximum altitude is 2,800 feet in Denali National Park.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Weather conditions are unpredictable. While the cruise line and its appointed ground operators will do everything possible to assist with alternative arrangements, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred if a land program, tour or private arrangement made through the cruise line is disrupted due to adverse weather.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The published itinerary is based on component suppliers expected to be operating for the land program. Changes to the availability of flights, flight and tour schedules or other itinerary components out of the cruise line’s control may require an adjustment to the final itinerary. The local ground operator will handle meal vouchers, train tickets, or tour tickets included in the program. The cruise line reserves the right to substitute hotels, if necessary.

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

PRE – DISCOVER DENALIPrice: $2,299.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

PRE – DISCOVER DENALI (Concierge-Level Suite Pricing)Price: $2,184.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact your travel advisor for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.

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 PRE DENALI ADVENTURE FAIRBANKSCODE: FAIL05

*This program begins in Fairbanks, Alaska therefore all flights must arrive into Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

Experience the true Alaska by traveling through the pristine countryside by rail, driving through Denali National Park, and exploring intriguing inland cities, often on your own so you’re free to see whatever you wish.

Day 1

Upon arriving at the Fairbanks airport, you will be met and transferred to Pikes Waterfront Lodge on the Chena River in Fairbanks. The remainder of the day and evening are free, allowing you to settle in and relax.

Day 2

After breakfast at the lodge, you will begin touring Fairbanks, where you will learn of its rich Gold Rush history. A stop will be made at the compelling University of Alaska Museum of the North, home to 1.4 million artifacts and specimens indigenous to the culture and environment of Alaska and other northern lands.

Following lunch at a restaurant in Fairbanks, you will visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, which holds a collection of American-made antique automobiles from Alaska’s post-Gold Rush era. Highlights include early steam, electric and hybrid cars, America’s first V16-powered automobile, and midget racecars.

Later in the afternoon, the lodge will host an exclusive reception so you can get to know your travel companions. The evening is open for dinner on your own.

Day 3

The day begins with a wonderfully scenic train ride from Fairbanks to Denali in a deluxe dome railcar. Seating is upstairs in the dome, which offers incredible views of Alaska’s stunning natural beauty from all sides of the railcar. Breakfast is included downstairs in the dining room.

By early afternoon, you will arrive in Denali National Park for a 4.5-hour natural history tour. In the language of the Athabaskan Indians, who reside throughout this region, Denali means “the high one,” a reference to towering Mount McKinley, which soars 20,320 feet above the pristine landscape.

The tour begins at the Wilderness Access Center, where you will watch the award-winning film “Across Time and Tundra,” which tells of the creation of Mt. McKinley National Park (the original name of Denali National Park) in 1924. Then, driving through the park, you will climb Government Hill, which offers an expansive view that includes part of the Yanert Valley.

After Mile 3, the true wilderness begins. This is taiga forest, and while no wildlife viewings can be guaranteed, moose flourish here. You may see them nibbling fresh willow leaves along the road or standing majestically off in the distance. You might also see foxes on this section of road and caribou above the tree line. Mount McKinley often comes into view at about Mile 9, if the weather is somewhat clear.

At Mile 12, you will visit Savage Cabin, which served as the cook’s cabin in the park’s first tourist camp and is still used as a ranger patrol cabin. At Mile 17, you will watch a presentation by an Athabascan Alaskan Native interpreter, sharing the story of how the first inhabitants survived thousands of years in the harsh wilderness. The tour also extends into areas off limits to private cars, giving you a unique perspective of Denali.

After checking in at the Grand Denali Lodge for the evening, the time is free for dinner on your own and other activities.

DAY 4

After breakfast at the lodge, the remainder of the morning is open for optional activities, such as helicopter flightseeing over Mt. McKinley, fly fishing, and whitewater rafting on the Nenana River. The prices for each activity vary.

Then, following lunch at a local restaurant, you will drive south to the town of Talkeenta. The inspiration for the 1990s TV program “Northern Exposure,” Talkeetna nestles at the confluence of three rivers: the Talkeetna, Chulinta and Susitna.

The remainder of the day will be free to explore the town, which is known for its restaurants, brewery and fine shopping. Talkeenta also offers extraordinary views of Mt. McKinley, weather permitting. The highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley can usually be photographed from several locales around town, including the back deck of the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where you will spend the evening.

Day 5

After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive farther south to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. A brief orientation tour will present some of the highlights and suggestions for lunch on your own in the downtown. Then, it’s on to Seward, passing through a landscape so spectacular it holds three scenic designations: USDA Forest Service Scenic Byway, Alaska Scenic Byway, and All-American Road.

Upon arriving in Seward, you will embark the ship to begin your cruise.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Pikes Waterfront Lodge. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

DAY 1

Fly into the Fairbanks International Airport. You will be greeted by a cruise line representative and transferred to the Pikes Waterfront Lodge for check in at 2:00pm. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy as you please.

DAY 2

6:00am – 7:00am Buffet breakfast at the lodge

9:00am Fairbanks city tour

11:30am Lunch at a Fairbanks restaurant

1:00pm Visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

3:00pm Return to the lodge for an exclusive reception and lecture

PM Open for dinner and optional activities

Overnight at the Pikes Waterfront Lodge

DAY 3

7:30am Transfer to the Fairbanks Rail Depot to board a deluxe dome railcar

8:15am Depart Fairbanks by rail (breakfast on train)

12:15pm Arrive in Denali National Park

2:00pm Depart on the Denali natural history tour

7:00pm Return from the Denali natural history tour

PM Open for dinner and optional activities

Overnight at the Grande Denali Lodge in Denali National Park

DAY 4

5:00am Buffet breakfast begins at the lodge

Open morning for optional activities to explore Denali National Park

11:30am Lunch at a restaurant

1:00pm Depart Denali for Talkeetna

4:00pm Arrive at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

PM Open for dinner and optional activities

Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

DAY 5

6:00am Buffet breakfast at the lodge

9:00am Depart Talkeetna for Anchorage

11:30am Arrive in Anchorage for a city tour

1:00pm Depart for Seward

4:00pm Arrive in Seward for ship embarkation

EXPECTED WEATHER

The average temperature is 55° to 65° Fahrenheit. However, summer temperatures can rise into the 70s.

Weather conditions are unpredictable. While the cruise line and its appointed ground operators will do everything possible to assist with alternative arrangements, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred if a land program, tour or private arrangement made through the cruise line is disrupted due to adverse weather.

ALTITUDE

Travel in Alaska is generally at lower elevations. The maximum altitude is 2,800 feet in Denali National Park.

ADDITIONAL TOURING

While you are in the Denali area, your guide will present additional touring programs that may be purchased. These tour options vary from week to week and therefore cannot be pre-purchased. However, your guide will do everything possible to help you secure space.

CURRENCY

US dollar

ELECTRICITY

The electric current in the United States is 110 volts. You may need to use a converter for 220-volt devices.

LUGGAGE

All luggage service is provided. Current luggage allowance for flights is 50 pounds. Fees

are the responsibility of the guest. Be sure that all cases are sturdy and properly tagged with personal

identification inside and out.

DOCUMENTS AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

A valid passport is required for ship embarkation.

Please note: This program begins in Fairbanks, Alaska; therefore all flights must arrive into Fairbanks International Airport (FAI).

ACCOMMODATIONS

Pikes Waterfront Lodge or similar in Fairbanks

Grande Denali Lodge or similar in Denali National Park

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge or similar in Talkeetna

If similar hotels are required due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

HOTELS AND LODGES

The best available hotels and lodges in Alaska are used throughout the land program. They are comfortable and rustic. Guests accustomed to the level of services at an international five-star hotel will find that the same services are not available in Alaska. Due to peak season in Alaska from May through September, it may be difficult to change rooms during the hotel stay as all hotels have very high occupancy. Hotels are subject to change.

Program includes:

• Two nights at the Pikes Waterfront Lodge or similar in Fairbanks

• One night at Grande Denali Lodge or similar in Denali

• One night at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge or similar in Talkeetna

• Two lunches

• One opening reception

• Deluxe dome rail tour

• Tours and sightseeing as per program

• Full breakfast daily

• Fully escorted

• Luggage handling

• Airport transfers as applicable

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

Program excludes:

• Gratuities for Tour Director and motor coach driver

• Any meals or activities not specified above

• Personal expenses and hotel incidentals

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

PRE – DENALI ADVENTURE FAIRBANKSPrice: $1,999.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

PRE – DENALI ADVENTURE FAIRBANKS (Concierge-Level Suite Pricing)Price: $1,899.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact your travel advisor for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.

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 FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVERCODE: YVRH20

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

791 West Georgia Street – Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4 – Canada

Phone: 604-689-9333

At the hub of Vancouver, an international center of commerce, culture and natural beauty is the cosmopolitan Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, rising above the Pacific Centre’s more than 100 fine shops and featuring YEW restaurant and bar, the freshest flavor in the city. No hotel in Canada has earned such enduring acclaim for its service, atmosphere and amenities. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver enfolds you in an elegant, residential ambience, complete with some of the city’s most spacious guest rooms and suites. And, every minute of your stay, an experienced Four Seasons Concierge is ready to help fulfill virtually any wish or need.

The official hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. To ensure early check-in, you have the option of purchasing hotel accommodations for an extra night. Late check-out may be arranged and paid directly to the hotel. Your hotel stay includes full breakfast, tax, service charges and luggage handling.

An RSSC representative is available at the hotel or by telephone to assist you with any questions, provide you with information regarding time and location of breakfast, transfers, optional tours, maps and information.

Deluxe RoomNumber of Nights: 1, Price: $349.00 per guest based on double occupancy.Number of Nights: 2, Price: $568.00 per guest based on double occupancy.Number of Nights: 3, Price: $787.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Deluxe Room (Concierge-Level Suite Pricing)Number of Nights: 1, Price: $332.00 per guest based on double occupancy.Number of Nights: 2, Price: $540.00 per guest based on double occupancy.Number of Nights: 3, Price: $748.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Land program promotions are per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only, subject to terms.

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POST – WHISTLER & VANCOUVER:NATURALLY SPECTACULARCODE: YVRL02

Spend a delightful day independently exploring famed Whistler Village and its lovely alpine setting, before heading to Vancouver, where you will enjoy its abundant natural beauty and historical attractions.

DAY 1

After disembarking the ship, you will drive north into the surrounding mountains toward Whistler Village. Along the way, you will stop at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park.

The 450-foot, pedestrian-only bridge crosses a deep gorge of the Capilano River. Walking across the bridge, you can actually feel it sway. Upon reaching the other side, you will follow a series of platforms that wind through a primordial forest and offer wonderful views.

Continuing on, you will drive along the winding and immensely scenic Sea to Sky Highway on the way to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you will check into the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler Village. Check in is at 4:00p.m. Although every effort will be made to have rooms ready before this time, this cannot be guaranteed. The remainder of the day is at leisure with meals on your own. (NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 5, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers a luxurious alpine setting, exceptional dining, and a relaxing spa. The concierge team will assist with planning your free time in the hotel and around Whistler Village.

DAY 2

Following breakfast at the hotel, the entire day is yours to enjoy in whatever manner you prefer. Depending on the time of year that you visit, you might ride a fully enclosed gondola up the slopes, go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, zip lining or browse Whistler Museum, much of which is devoted to Whistler’s Olympic story.

Whistler Village offers a variety of fine dining, extraordinary shopping and highly entertaining events year-round. There is simply no end to the activities and because there isn’t a formal schedule you can spend the day doing whatever you find most appealing.

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 5, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

DAY 3

Following breakfast and check out of the hotel, you will follow the stunning Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel, the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, and then have some free time to enjoy lunch on your own. In the afternoon you will be met at your hotel and you will begin your Vancouver City Tour starting with Stanley Park. At nearly 1,000 acres, it is one of the world’s largest urban parks. Sprawling across a peninsula covered by rainforest, it juts into the sea, providing an unspoiled world for an abundance of wildlife. One of the most scenic spots is Prospect Point, where you will pause to take in the spectacular views of the inner harbor, North Shore Mountains and Lions Gate Bridge.

Next, you will see the collection of colorful totem poles at Brockton Point, an area that features enlightening open-air displays on the Coast Salish First Nations. Then, from the comfort of the coach, you will drive through Vancouver’s most historical neighborhoods, including Chinatown, Yaletown and Coal Harbour.

Arriving in Gastown, you will enjoy free time to stroll along the cobbled streets, which are illuminated by antique gaslights at night. Named after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire seaman who arrived in 1867 to open the area’s first saloon, Gastown was Vancouver’s first urban center. Be sure to see its quirky urban timepiece, the Steam Clock at Water and Cambie streets, which gives a steamy rendition of the Westminster chimes every 15 minutes, drawing its power from the city’s underground steam-heat system.

Returning back to the hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you time to settle in and relax. Dinner is on your own, and there are plenty of restaurants in the hotel and within easy walking distance.

 

Day 4

After breakfast and check out, you will transfer to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for your flight. For guests with later flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

Land Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are approximate, given here only for general reference purposes and subject to change.

Day 1

8:00am Disembark the ship

9:00am Depart for Whistler

9:30am Arrive at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park

11:30am Depart from Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park

1:30pm Arrive at Whistler Village and check in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The remainder of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own

Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 5, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Day 2

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will have the entire day to explore independently. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 5, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler – one bedroom suite – due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00am Check out and drive to Vancouver

12:30pm Check in at your hotel and free time for lunch on your own

2:30pm Begin your Vancouver City Tour

3:15pm Arrive at Stanley Park and visit Prospect Point

3:45pm Depart Prospect Point for Totem Poles

3:55pm Arrive at the Totem Poles

4:15pm Continue panoramic drive

4:45pm Free time in Gastown

5:15pm Depart Gas Town and scenic drive to your hotel

5:30pm Return to your hotel

Overnight at the Fairmont Vancouver Downtown Hotel or similar hotel

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out and transfer to the airport based on your flight time. For guests with later flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check out is 11:00am. Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

Expected weather:

60°- 86° (Fahrenheit) 20°- 30°(Celsius)

What to bring:

Good walking shoes, casual clothing, hats and sunglasses. Temperatures at Whistler will be cooler than in Vancouver, so be sure to bring a weather-appropriate sweater or jacket.

Local currency:

Canadian dollar. In most places, the U.S. dollar is accepted at par.

Electricity:

120 volts. The hotel concierge may have converters, if needed.

Hotel addresses:

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, British Columbia. Canada

Telephone: 1- 604-938-8000

Fairmont Downtown Vancouver

900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Telephone: 1-604 684 3131

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program includes:

” Breakfasts on Days 2, 3, 4

” 1 night at the Fairmont Vancouver Downtown Hotel or similar Hotel (Deluxe guestroom)

” 2 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Deluxe slope-side view guestroom)

” Touring and entrance fees per the itinerary

” Transfers

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 5, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

Program excludes:

” Meals and beverages not listed above

” Hotel incidentals including additional activities at Whistler

” Gratuities to drivers and guides

” Personal expenses

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

POST – WHISTLER & VANCOUVER: NATURALLY SPrice: $1,399.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

POST – WHISTLER & VANCOUVER: NATURALLY S (Concierge-Level Suite Pricing)Price: $1,329.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Land program promotions are per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only, subject to terms.

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