BEST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, CANADA & ALASKA

OVATION OF THE SEAS – VANCOUVER to SEATTLE – 17 nights from $4,999 per person Twin Share

14 MAY 2020 & 16 JULY 2020

Vancouver to Seattle
Fly & cruise-tour
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Cruise Ship: Ovation of the Seas
Package Departure Date: 14 May 2020 & 16 July 2020
Cruise Departure Date:  22 May 2020 & 24 July 2020

Visiting Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Vernon & Victoria, Canada Seattle, Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway & Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, USA

The beauty, history and wonder of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage are yours to discover on this incredible 18 day tour and cruise experience. Highlights include discovering the Rockies from our base in Banff or Jasper and travelling through the beautiful Rockies landscape. Vancouver is a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Seattle will be fascinating to explore, surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, it is famous for the Space Needle and the movie Sleepless in Seattle. While on the cruise witness the beautiful glaciers and spectacular scenery of Alaska. We hope that you can join us!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
> Discover the best of the beautiful Canadian Rockies and Alaska
> Explore Vancouver, Banff, Jasper, Seattle, Alaska and more
> Cruise to Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway, Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier in Alaska and Victoria in Canada
> Discover the beauty of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise in the heart of the Canadian Rockies
> Explore the beautiful city of Vancouver including the 1,000 acre Stanley Park and historic Gastown
> Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Seattle and explore the vibrant Pike Place Market
> Experience the beauty of the Inside Passage
> Discover Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
> Explore the gold rush town of Skagway
> Visit British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria
> Luxury cruising onboard Ovation of the Seas

*Please note the May departure will visit Banff and the July departure will visit Jasper*

OVATION OF THE SEAS
Ovation of the Seas comes under the Quantum class of ships from Royal Caribbean and they have certainly made a Quantum leap forward. Onboard the Ovation of the Seas there are a whole host of new concepts. The first one is the North Star, a London Eye type capsule offering you 360 degree views of your current surroundings from 90 meters above the sea! Game changer 2 is the RipCord by iFly, here you will discover the thrill of skydiving in a safe and controlled environment. Thirdly there is the SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea, here you’ll find 30 bumper cars, a roller rink, a full size basketball court, a circus school, floating DJ booth and a food truck! For the adults they have introduced the Bionic Bar, where technology meets mixology. The Bionic barmen can mix 2 cocktails a minute with their laser precision ensuring that the thirst is well and truly quenched. The staterooms onboard the Ovation of the Seas are the most spacious in the Royal Caribbean fleet. You have the family staterooms that can be uniquely connected through a vestibule to form a layout that provides separate bedrooms and bathrooms. All the staterooms have soothing aesthetics and sea inspired colour. There are also the virtual balconies that are interior staterooms with floor to ceiling virtual screens to give you feel of an ocean view where you can enjoy the sunset and sunrise from the comfort of your interior stateroom.



> Economy-class flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Vancouver and return from Seattle
*A surcharge will apply to flights from Adelaide and Perth
> 8 nights hotel accommodation in three star centrally located hotels
(3 nights in Vancouver, 1 night in Kamloops, Vernon and Seattle, 2 nights in Banff or Jasper) including daily breakfast
> 7 night Alaska cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s ‘OVATION OF THE SEAS’
> All meals, entertainment, and gratuities on Ovation of the Seas
> Journey through beautiful Canadian Rockies and Vancouver to Seattle in a luxury coach
> Sightseeing tours in Vancouver and Seattle with a local guide
> Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
> Port and handling charges on Ovation of the Seas
> Cruise taxes & air taxes 

NOT INCLUDED
> Travel Insurance
> Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. These will be quoted for separately.
> Passport and visa fees – you will need to obtain a USA and Canada visa waiver
> Drinks on board the ship
> Lunches when not on the ship
> Gratuities for local guides in Canada and the US

Package Code: CHP60794



Day 1 Depart Australia, Arrive Vancouver
Our adventure starts today as we depart Australia, arriving in Vancouver on the same day as we cross the International Date Line. Upon arrival into Vancouver, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to our hotel for check in. Meals included: In-flight

Day 2 Vancouver, Canada
This morning we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver with a local guide. We drive through the 1,000 acre Stanley Park, then step out for a look at the exceptional collection of totem poles at Lions Gate Bridge. We visit historic Gastown, site of Vancouver’s original settlement, Chinatown and more. The afternoon is free. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Kamloops, Canada
Today we depart Vancouver and begin our journey to the Canadian Rockies. We’ll travel through the scenic Fraser Valley, enjoying dramatic changes in scenery, from the Coast and Cascade mountains, through winding river canyons to the desert like environment of the interior. On arrival into Kamloops the evening is free. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Jasper, Canada
Today we enjoy breathtaking scenery as we journey to the resort town of Jasper, nestled in the heart of Jasper National Park in the Rocky Mountains. On the way, we will stop at the world-famous Mount Robson, the highest point in the Rockies. Upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Jasper, Canada
A day for individual exploration in the beautiful town of Jasper. You may like to ride the Jasper Aerial Train for stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, take a boat tour on Maligne Lake to see Spirit Lake or visit the Athabasca Glacier. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Vernon, Canada
This morning we travel through the spectacular Rockies to Vernon. We will see the legendary Spiral Tunnel and magical Emerald Lake. We will enjoy a free afternoon in Vernon which is beautifully located between three lakes and has mountain views in every direction. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Vancouver, Canada
This morning continue onto Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport which is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. On the way we will visit Lake Okanagan where monster watchers claimed sightings of Ogopogo, a Canadian folklore lake monster. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Seattle, USA
This morning we travel by coach to Seattle. Seattle is a major cultural centre as evident in the architecture, food, fashion and arts. On arrival we will enjoy an overview sightseeing tour of Seattle with a local guide. We will visit the Space Needle and Seattle Centre, then we’re off to Pike Place Market, a working market with views over Elliott Bay. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Seattle – Begin 7 night
Alaska Glacier Cruise Today we board the Ovation of the Seas. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 4:00pm for the start of our fabulous cruise to Alaska. From the awe inspiring blue ice of a massive glacial field to the expansive grandeur of its wildlife and nature, Alaska is a land of natural wonders. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 At sea
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 Inside Passage & Juneau, Alaska
This morning we cruise the spectacular Inside Passage. We sail past many beautiful islands and part of Tongass National narrow-guage railroads. At midday we arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Juneau was founded in 1880 by prospectors going to the gold rushes. You may like to see the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 Skagway, Alaska
We sail onto Skagway, which was the disembarkation point for Stampeders travelling over the Chilkoot Pass to the Klondike gold rush of 1897-98. Few one-time boomtowns retain the flavour of the gold rush days like Skagway. This ‘Gateway to the Klondike’ is preserved as a National Historic Park and features one of the oldest narrow-gauge railroads. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
This morning we visit the dramatic Dawes Glaciers at the end of Endicott Arm. Framed by mountains on either side, the glaciers are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 At sea
A free day while the Ovation of the Seas cruises Alaska. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship, perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment, attend an informative lecture, or a dance class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 Victoria, Canada
This morning we call into the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island in Canada. Named after Queen Victoria, the city was settled in 1841 and has retained a number of its historic buildings. Discover Victoria’s lovely homes, gardens, the Legislative Building, Beacon Hill Park and other historical points such as Chinatown and Antique Row. You may also like to visit the world famous Butchart Gardens. Over 50 acres of blossoms and fragrance await you at this enchanting attraction. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 Seattle, USA – Depart
This morning we arrive back in Seattle and after disembarking the ship we travel to Seattle airport for your flight home after a spectacular trip-of-a-lifetime. Meals included: Breakfast & In-flight

Day 17 In flight
While in flight we cross the International Date Line. Meals: In-flight

Day 18 Arrive in Australia
You will arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.


  

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