SIGNATURE ALASKA EXPLORATION

OVERVIEW

The Amaze Travel SIGNATURE ALASKA EXPLORATION is a 12 day trip of amazing nature, culture and cuisine!  Included are luxury accommodations; daily tours, meals and beverages onboard; round-trip air and transfers. With 20-hour days, glaciers larger than some states, national parks larger than some nations, the highest US peak, the largest brown bears and longest humpback whales, Alaska is nothing short of epic. The 49th state is extreme in scale and in varied beauty. From massive green rain forests to the purest blue crevasse-patterned glaciers to rainbow colored sunsets all senses are awakened and the earth feels as if its in original form – or perhaps not earth at all but some other magical planet’s surface. We rode bikes along the coast, sailed into icy bays, spotted otters, whales, bald eagles, moose, and bears, hiked glaciers and mountains, and took in aerial views from our private float plane to name a few. Don’t get us wrong, we also gave our inner bravehearts respite with local craft brews, freshly caught salmon and strolls through the quaint villages along the coast. There is truly something for everyone in this outdoor playground.

AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage
Day 2: Depart for Seward, Embarkation
Day 3: Cruising the Hubbard Glacier
Day 4: Sitka
Day 5: Cruising Tracy Arm
Day 6: Juneau
Day 7: Skagway
Day 8: Ketchikan
Day 9: Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 10: Vancouver, Debarkation
Day 11: Vancouver
Day 12: Depart

REGENT SEVEN SEAS MARINER OVERVIEW

Enjoy The Most Inclusive Luxury Cruise Experience Ever. This is cruising as it was meant to be — a world where everything is included, without exception and without compromise. Personal service soars into the sublime aboard elegant ships, liberating you to follow your heart, fulfill your desires, and explore exciting new places in complete and absolute comfort. Expect gratifying luxuries. Anticipate the world’s most exotic destinations. Indulge in world-class cuisine. Trust that your voyage will be enlightening in ways you never imagined. Regent Seven Seas Cruises promises an extraordinary experience. Enjoy … It’s all included.

Aboard the Mariner make yourself entirely at home in your generously sized cabin with walk-in closets and over-sized marble baths. On this luxury liner there are no inside staterooms, guaranteeing a wide open air veranda view for all on board. With completely flexible dining options you may stroll into the gourmet restaurant of our choice, all with changing nightly menus, on your own timetable. The cuisine is fine-dining caliber, fresh and delicious and your wine and cocktail glasses never see the bottom. Days on board allow for sunbathing, playing board games, exercise and decadent Canyon Ranch Spa treatments. Evenings are filled with live shows, lounge nightcaps, dance parties, or a new release on-demand in your cabin. Even sold out ships provide plenty of solitude, nowhere is crowded at any time and docking/boarding is always a breeze. And true to Regent’s mission – everything is included!

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage for pre-cruise night in Alaska’s largest city.  Spend time at your leisure, we recommend renting bikes for moose and bear viewing along the coastal trail, sampling the food and beverages at the local microbreweries and shopping for Alaskan novelties.

Hotel Captain Cook or Hilton Anchorage

 

 

Day 2: Depart Seward, Embarkation

This morning board your coach for a coastline drive to Seward, the port of embarkation for your cruise.  Boarding is a breeze on this all-inclusive luxury vessel.  After being greeted with champagne make your way to the sun deck, bar/restaurant or your cabin and enjoy the view of the playful otters in the marina before setting sail.

Regent Seven Seas Mariner

 

 

Day 3: Cruising the Hubbard Glacier

This tidewater glacier lies off the coast of Yakutat and at more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean, Hubbard is certainly a giant. Having had two major surges in recent years and regularly calving it is a wonderous site from the warmth and luxury of the observation lounge.
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

 

Day 4: Sitka

Founded by Russian fur traders as New Archangel in 1799, Sitka was the historic center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. The Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased the Alaska territory in 1867. Today, picturesque Sitka, is known for its fishing industry, an annual summer classical music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions.

Recommendation:  Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

 

Day 5: Cruising Tracy Arm

This stupendous fjord is part of the 30 mile long Tracy Arm – Fords Terror Wilderness region — located about 60 miles southeast of Juneau. Tracy Arm charms the traveler with snow-capped peaks, shear rock palisades, waterfalls, rainbows and massive tidewater glaciers. Drift among the icebergs for close-up view of Sawyer Glaciers, gleaming subtle shades of blue under a glorious expansive sky. Be sure to watch for seals and whales frolicking among the clear, cerulean waters.
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

 

Day 6: Juneau

Downtown Juneau sits snugly between Mount Juneau, Mount Roberts and Gastineau Channel, and is a maze of narrow streets running past a mix of new structures, old storefronts and quaint houses featuring early 19th century architecture left over from the town’s early gold mining days.

Recommendation:  Dog Sledding on Mendenhall Glacier via Helicopter
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

 

Day 7: Skagway

A seven-block corridor along Broadway features historic false-front shops and restaurants, wooden sidewalks, locals in period costumes and restored buildings. Beginning in 1897, Skagway and the nearby ghost town of Dyea was the starting place for more than 40,000 gold-rush stampeders who headed to the Yukon primarily by way of the Chilkoot Trail.

Recommendation:  Scenic Rail and Yukon Suspension Bridge
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Day 8: Ketchikan

Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travelers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country, and are rarely disappointed.

Recommendation:  Bear Adventure by Floatplane
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Day 9: Cruising the Inside Passage

Shaped by the staggering force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, Alaska’s Inside Passage boasts wildlife-filled fjords and lush island scenery — habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales. Its mountains are carpeted with majestic forests.

Recommendation:  Enjoy a treatment on board at the Canyon Ranch Spa
Regent Seven Seas Mariner

 

Day 10: Vancouver, Debarkation

After a simple debarkation, check into the legendary Hotel Georgia in Vancouver’s upscale downtown neighborhood.  This afternoon, enjoy a half-day orientation tour of the dynamic city. Vancouver offers travelers tram rides to the top of Grouse Mountain, the lovely Ming Dynasty Gardens, historic Gas Town and picturesque Stanley Park.

Recommendation:  Dine casually at one of Gas Town’s hip eateries.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Day 11: Vancouver

Spend the final day at your leisure, heading back to your favorite locations from the previous day’s tour or taking in some last minute shopping or R&R.

Recommendation:  Visit the aquarium during the day and dine at the family table at Bao Bei for your last night’s meal.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia

 

 

Day 12: Depart

Today you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.

 

 

 

PRICE

Tour priced from $6,175* per person based on double occupancy

2017 Dates

From Anchorage:  June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 15

From Vancouver:  June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7

Cruise Includes: 2-for-1 All-Inclusive Cruise Fares, Roundtrip Air, Unlimited Shore Excursions, Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship, Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits, Throughout the Ship, Specialty Restaurants, Transfers Between Airport and Ship*, FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities, FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel and more in Concierge Suites and Above.  Advertised fare includes air-related government taxes, surcharges and fees. Fares are per person, based on double occupancy and reflect all savings. Some airline-imposed personal charges, including but not limited to baggage, priority boarding, and special seating, may apply.


EXTRAS

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*Quoted for June 20, 2017 departure, cruise category H with promotions and inclusions as of 10/1/2016.  Both this quote and the related itinerary proposal are merely informative as all accommodations, activities and services have to be confirmed at the time of booking.  Air, hotels and tours have not been reserved at this time and are subject to change based upon availability and exchange rates at the time of booking.



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