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Cruising out of Seattle, venture to the Last Frontier to discover classic Gold Rush towns and spectacular seascapes. Alaska will thrill you with its winding waterways, towering glaciers and rushing waterfalls, all within camera shot of the ship’s deck. Keep your eyes peeled and you’re likely to spot a half-dozen whale species breeching in the waves. After a week on the water, return to civilization in Victoria, beloved for its blooming gardens and mild weather.
Round-trip airfare & transfers
3 nights in handpicked hotels; 7 nights on Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas
Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 8 three-course dinners with beer or wine (on land)
Private deluxe motor coach
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Fresh, wild-caught Pacific salmon
Flying fish at Pike’s Peak Market
Gold Rush history in Seattle, Juneau & Skagway
The beautiful, true blue Sawyer Glacier
Victoria’s blooming gardens
Whale sightings—practically guaranteed
Seattle, Washington2 nights - hotel info
Jet into Jet City—Seattle, Washington
Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled flight aboard a major airline to Seattle, Washington. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Go Ahead representative and assisted with the transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy an included dinner where you will meet your fellow travelers.
Ramble around town, from Pike Place Market to the Space Needle
This morning, a local expert guide takes you on a guided sightseeing tour of Seattle. See the Seattle Center, the city’s vibrant cultural hub. Here you’ll view the iconic Space Needle, which served as the centerpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair and the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project. Also visit Pioneer Square, Seattle’s first industrial logging center. Then see Chinatown and Pike Place Market, most famous for its seafood-throwing fishmongers. This afternoon, explore Seattle on your own. You might choose to ride the monorail, check out the beautiful 1960s-flavored U District (home to the University of Washington) or browse the shops and cafés of the Capitol Hill or Queen Anne sections, the heart of Seattle’s creative life.
Cruise7 nights - hotel info
Weave through the waterways of the Inside Passage
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning, you’ll cruise through the Inside Passage, a patchwork of waterways stretching along the Southeastern Panhandle, affording spectacular views. Take in a scenic blend of islets, coves, forested terrain and glacial pools, keeping a close watch for soaring bald eagles and the telltale pectoral fins of humpback and bowhead whales. Sail into the capital city of Juneau, whose history celebrates the Gold Rush of the late 1800s. Historical attractions you might wish to visit include the Alaska State Museum, the Last Chance Mining Museum and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. Or you might opt to go whale watching, visit the salmon hatchery or ride the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
Relive the Gold Rush in the scrappy town of Skagway
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your next port of call is the intimate town of Skagway, the Garden City of Alaska. In 1896, Skagway became a major player in the Alaskan Gold Rush and experienced a huge population surge. With a full day in Skagway, you may opt to take a walk down historic Broadway Street—replete with numerous saloons and general stores.
Cruise through the craggy cliffs and sparkling glaciers of Tracy Arm
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning, cruise through Tracy Arm, a 20-mile fjord, which twists and turns through a granite canyon lined with waterfalls, icebergs and towering mountain peaks. From the deck of your ship, gaze up at the stunning Sawyer Glacier, believed by many to be the bluest and most beautiful of Alaska’s glaciers.
Watch for whales on the vast open ocean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Spend the day on the open water, cruising through more breathtaking scenery. Watch in awe as untamed wilderness and pristine beauty unfold before your very eyes. Keep an eye out for humpback, gray, minke, fin and killer whales (orcas). En route to Victoria, take a moment to relax aboard and revel in the serenity of Alaska.
Stop and smell the flowers in Victoria
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cross into Canada today, arriving this morning in the capital city of Victoria, home to Canada’s mildest climate and its lushest gardens. Spend a full day exploring the city’s gorgeous and painstakingly restored historic downtown Inner Harbour, enjoy a tea at the Empress Hotel or stroll through Victoria’s many flowering gardens. The Butchart Gardens, one of Victoria’s most colorful and fragrant gardens, is known for its original seasonal plantings and displays. For an immediate sense of peace and well-being, stroll past its waterfalls, trees and lakes, and immerse yourself in the wonderful sounds of nature.
Seattle, Washington1 night - hotel info
As part of Royal Caribbean’s Vision class of ships, the Rhapsody of the Seas is equipped with all the amenities to make your experience smooth sailing. Kick back in a private stateroom, sun under the glass-canopied Solarium, enjoy fine dining and a Broadway-style show or even take on the ship’s rock-climbing wall.
A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Canada. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, please be sure to have your required identification with you as well. The passport expiration date must extend at least six months beyond your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact Canada’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.
Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that can be layered to accommodate temperature changes is recommended, along with a sun hat, sunglasses, bathing suit and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any event—a warm sports jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. You might also wish to bring a pair of binoculars for viewing scenery. This cruise includes two formal nights. Most men opt for a dark suit instead of a tuxedo, and women choose cocktail dresses rather than lavish gowns. The remaining nights are casual, or smart casual with sport shirts and slacks recommended for men, and skirts, khakis or casual dress for women.
There are no major health risks when traveling to Canada.
Breakfast and lunch are open seating in the ship’s dining room, and dinner is served at two seatings (6:30 and 8:30). If you do not get the dinner seating you would like, please speak to the dining room maitre d’ at the earliest opportunity. He will do his best to accommodate you. Dining preference is confirmed upon check-in at the terminal.
Be sure to ask cruise representatives about shore excursions, as some are quite walking intensive. Also, please be advised that passengers who do not choose to partake in shore excursions are typically the last to disembark in that day’s port.
The ship has 110 volts (standard U.S. voltage) and 220 volts current. Staterooms have built-in hairdryers. Travel irons are not permitted.
Alaska operates on its own time zone, Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is nine hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and one hour behind Pacific Standard Time (PST). Washington is on Pacific Standard Time. When it’s 12 p.m. in New York, it’s 9 a.m. in Washington and 8 a.m. in Alaska.
On board, you will be issued a card which will enable you to sign for most shipboard expenses, such as optional shore excursions, bar and wine bills, beauty treatments and photo orders. Your account can be settled with a major credit card.
The official currency aboard the ship is the U.S. dollar, and all prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. On your free day in Victoria, you may wish to exchange a small amount of Canadian dollars. Better rates of exchange are found in Canada. We recommend taking cash, credit, bank and/or ATM cards for the easiest and least expensive exchange. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your purchases for fraudulent charges.
Gratuities for the staff aboard your cruise ship are not included in the price of your tour but will be automatically charged to your onboard account. In general, this gratuity amounts to around $20 per person per day, which covers all service charges for ship personnel. A separate 15 percent service charge is automatically added to all bar tabs and spa services. At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash.
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Best if Everything
This was our first cruise and it was excellent in every aspect and made even better with our tour director Bob.
Our Favorite Cruise
We loved this tour! Our time in Seattle was great as we've never been there before and the cruise into Alaska's inside passage and Tracy Arm Fjord were spectacular. The only thing I would do differently would be to go on this tour earlier in the summer, like late June to late July, because we saw drizzly rain each day on our cruise. That's what happens when you go to Alaska when their fall is beginning. But overall our experience was wonderful and we would travel with Go Ahead again. By the way, our Tour Director was a great guy and it is great not having to worry about a thing on this tour. He did all the behind the scenes work and it made our trip easier to enjoy.
Did not meet expectations at all.
There was one outstanding feature of this cruise/cruise line - the service. Everyone from our tour director, waiters and cabin staff were super. Food - mediocre, one night when a sirloin was so tough you couldn't cut it, the Maitre d' told the guest that "if you want a nice steak, you should order the filet mignon for an extra $14.95. No thanks at the cost of this cruise! Food availability - inconvenient Entertainment onboard - mediocre (one good featured entertainment night - the rest were pretty dismal) Scenery - very disappointing - one morning close enough to land to enjoy the view (glacier visit). The rest of the time we were so far from the mountainous coast it was just a "horizon" to look at. The picture entered below was "towel art" that greeted us as we walked into our cabin one evening. Use your imagination - it's an elephant (I think).
Alaska was breath taking!
My first cruise! I had a fantastic time and loved Alaska! Planning on going again in a few years!
very relaxing vacation
The rocking of the ship kept putting me to sleep. I thought we could of stayed at Junea and Skagway for a longer period of time. A few hours was not enough to see everything or do more than one side excursion. We saw our tour director at dinner. He told us do whatever you want. I don't think you need a tour guide on a cruise. We had to set up our own excursions ourselves. He did pick us up at the airport and had us dropped off. He ran off ahead of all of us so he could catch his flight. There was no mystery dinner theatre like was advertised. Tour director told us to find out any info ourselves. Was not prepared to have so many hands waiting for a tip. Compared to our trip last fall of Paris and Italy this trip was so far below par it wasn't even funny.
I realized that I am not a person who loves cruises, but I still had a great time on this trip. All of the Go Ahead team members were 100% professional, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. The itinerary was excellent; plenty of free time to explore on our own, but an amazing tour guide available 24/7 if we needed her! Hotel in Seattle was centrally located and comfortable. Included meals were delicious.
Wow became the word we found ourselves saying again and again. Our group of friends were together for the Alaska cruise trip. It was great from beginning to end. Our time in Seattle prior to the cruise was so much fun. Our tour director Yvette was amazing. She became one of our group instead of just overseeing us. All the meals, tours, transportation, guides, and drivers were wonderful. From Seattle to Victoria, many beautiful memories were made. Already planning our next trip! Thank you.
Amazing Alaska Glacier Tour
The Alaska Glacier tour was all that was advertised and more! Having a whole day to explore Seattle was wonderful. We were very pleased with our hotel accomodations in Seattle--great location and nice, clean rooms. We had excellent weather throughout our trip with only one rainy morning and it was a day at sea. I'm certain Go Ahead arranged this also! My only recommendation would be to add a day extra in Victoria because one day is not enough to explore this beautiful city. My friend and I chose to take a float plane ride to Taku Lodge for a salmon bake and were so glad that we did! We flew over 5 glaciers and then had a delicious salmon dinner in a lodge built in early 1900's. I would definitely recommend splurging on this excursion in Juneau. Our tour guide, Yvette, was an added pleasure. Her knowledge of the places we visited and her recommendations for local sites was so helpful. Our city tour in Seattle was excellent because of the local tour guide that she had arranged for us. Yvette's attention to detail made our travel experience almost stress free. She is such an interesting lady who truly cared if we were happy and enjoying our time in this beautiful part of North America.
I enjoyed my Alaskan Cruise with my tour guide and group. It was a relaxing trip, but towards the end of my trip, I was very disappointed with GoAhead Tours. I was informed that gratuity for the cruise staff was included in my package but at the end of my trip, it was NOT so. I had to pay out of pocket for my gratuity and the company did not re-compensate me for what they charged me for gratuity. The reason I'm rating this tour low because, compared to other cruise lines, I found that the Royal Caribbean was a bit out-dated and service was subpar. I was disappointed with the fact that the Tour company booked a cruise with a subpar cruise line. I feel that I could have gotten a better deal booking this cruise myself and saved about $1500 instead of booking with GOAHEAD Tours. I only booked with this company because a friend referred me and said only good things about this company. GoAhead Tours also did NOT offer excursions through their website nor did they redirect me to the cruise line about the excursions. I had to book my excursions on my own and at the very last minute!
It's our 50th State and I could not beleive its beauty and grandure. Only regret is I didn't see it sooner.
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