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Spring 2021 Alaska Sailing
May 15 - 22, 2021
aboard Princess Cruise Line's
departing Seattle for
Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria, and cruising the magnificent Glacier Bay
Sat May 15:
Sun May 16:
Mon May 17:
Tues May 18:
Weds May 19:
Thurs May 20:
Fri May 21:
Sat May 22:
Seattle, WA (depart 4pm)
Juneau, Alaska/US (11am - 10pm)
Skagway, Alaska/US (7am - 8:30pm)
Cruising Glacier Bay National Park (6am - 5pm)
Ketchikan, Alaska/US (7am - 1pm)
Victoria, British Columbia/Canada (7pm - Midnight)
Seattle, Washington/US (arrive 7am)
7-Day Inside Passage Alaska Sailing featuring Glacier Bay
Alaska's Inside Passage; perhaps one of the most spiritual places on our planet
Shaped by the staggering force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, Alaska’s Inside Passage boasts wildlife-filled fjords and lush island scenery... a natural habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales. Its mountains are carpeted with majestic forests and springtime finds a lush and colorful display of flora and fauna. The Inside Passage Alaska region is home to Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Indians whose history is reflected in towering totem poles and their proud and welcoming descendants. In more recent times, Russian settlers left an architectural legacy of onion-domed churches gleaming with ornate icons.
Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains, evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark. Just east of downtown, the Capitol Hill neighborhood has long been the city’s gay epicenter, with rainbow-painted crosswalks and many ways to dive into the LGBTQ scene. Aside from Capitol Hill, there are gay-friendly and gay-owned establishments just about everywhere in town. Summer features two annual Pride festivals, while the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus are the largest LGBTQ-identified men’s and women’s choruses in the world. More on Seattle here
Juneau - the capital of Alaska - stands on one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States. Here you can spend your time viewing wildlife, taking the fishing trip of your life, exploring atop glaciers or enjoying the city’s shops, restaurants and artistic flare. The second largest city in the United States by area, Juneau has been the state's capital since 1906. There are no roads connecting the city to the rest of Alaska or to the rest of North America (although ferry service is available for cars). The absence of a road network is due to the extremely rugged terrain surrounding the city. This in turn makes Juneau a de facto island city in terms of transportation, since all goods coming in and out must go by plane or boat, in spite of the city being on the Alaskan mainland. Downtown Juneau sits at sea level, below steep mountains which rise about 3,500 feet high. Atop these mountains is the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass from which about 30 glaciers flow. More on Juneau here
Skagway, also known as the Gateway to the Klondike, is a borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. The port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the tourist trade is a major factor for the area's business. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past is now in operation purely for the tourist trade and runs throughout the summer months. Skagway is also part of the setting for Jack London's book The Call of the Wild, Will Hobbs's book Jason's Gold, and for Joe Haldeman's novel, Guardian. The John Wayne film North to Alaska (1960) was filmed nearby. More on Skagway here
Like most visitors to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve we will arrive via our cruise ship, an ideal viewing platform for this absolutely magnificent experience featuring the spectacular scenery and wildlife that make this truly one of the most spiritual locations on Earth. The ship travels into the heart of the Fairweather Mountains for a trip back into the ice ages. Watch for icebergs and calving glaciers. Scan the shorelines for wildlife; brown bears, mountain goats, sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles, and a variety of seabirds are regularly seen. In addition to cruising the preserve for a full day, we will dock adjacent to a major tidewater glacier with plenty of time to reflect on the remains of what has existed for thousands of years prior to our arrival. National Park Service park rangers provide illustrative narratives and cover important aspects of our visit. More on Glacier Bay National Park here
Facing the Inside Passage along Alaska's southeastern coast, Ketchikan is a popular cruise port of call featuring an easily accessible array of shopping, bars and restaurants in a setting so beautiful it almost seems like a film set. Visitors will find many Native American totem poles, on display throughout town. Nearby Misty Fiords National Monument is a glacier-carved wilderness featuring snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and salmon spawning streams. Ketchikan is also home to rich wildlife including black bears, wolves and bald eagles. More about Ketchikan here
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city. More on Victoria here
Cruising Alaska... In Princess Style
Princess Cruise Line's EMERALD PRINCESS
One of the brightest jewels in the Princess Cruise Line crown, Emerald Princess
is everything you would expect from such a modern, luxurious ship.
As with most PCL ships, it's all about choices. A vast array of amazing dining
options will keep you satisfied around the clock. Visit the Lotus Spa with
its myriad treatments, and the Lotus Fitness Center where you can stay
trim from all the delicious cuisine. You'll enjoy watching Movies Under the Stars, and will have nearly 900 balcony staterooms from which to choose. And for this sailing enjoy the freedom of all new Princess MedallionClass™.
With the OceanMedallion you can experience a personalized and hassle-free vacation, so you can do more of what you love. Plus, enjoy land-like connectivity thanks to MedallionNet, the best wi-fi at sea.
Cabin Options and Pricing
Oceanview Cabin from $1,535 per person, double occupancy
Balcony Cabin from $1,835 per person, double occupancy
Full Suite with Balcony Cabin pricing varies, ask us!
Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabin from $2,185 per person, double occupancy
Inside Cabin from $1,135 per person, double occupancy
Inside Cabin from $1,904 per person, single occupancy
Oceanview Cabin from $2,704 per person, single occupancy
Balcony Cabin from $3,304 per person, single occupancy
Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabin from $4,004 per person, single occupancy
Full Suite with Balcony Cabin pricing varies, ask us!
Add an additional $266 per person for taxes, cruise fees & port-related expenses to the above rates. (taxes subject to change)
Chumley's BearCruise Package Pricing:
The package prices listed here include our contracted cruise line rates. Other promotional rates may apply
at the time we receive your registration, possibly resulting in a lower quote in our response to you.
Your Chumley’s BearCruise package rate includes:
7 nights’ accommodations
All shipboard meals
Limited Beverages (includes coffee, tea and iced tea)
All cruise line's shipboard entertainment
Private CBC Facebook group access to get to know others and to keep up with important trip details
Access to negotiated pricing at the official CBC host hotel ($)
Access to all exclusive pre-cruise and shipboard private CBC dances, parties and events
Access to private group dining area
Access to optional private CBC shore excursions ($)
Exclusive gifts for CBC guests
Personalized participant badge
Additional package pricing available for triple or quad occupancy as well as for Full Suite Cabins.
Please click here or select the link to our registration form at the bottom of this page so we may accurately provide a no-obligation quote for the best price based on your criteria and interests.
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*Fares are per guest, based on double occupancy and apply to minimum lead-in categories of the cabin type shown above. Fares are on a space-available basis at time of booking. Additional short-term promotional prices may be available at the time of booking. Rates are available for single/triple/quad cabins. Fares may be capacity controlled and are subject to change.
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