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Alaska Travel & Info Links
Travel Alaska - the official State tourism website
The Inside Passage - the cities, towns & village we'll be visiting on the cruise
Weather & Climate - contains all of your answers as to "what to pack!"
Atlas Quest Event Page - be sure to sign up!
Alaska Cruise Yahoo Talk List - sign up once you've made your deposit with Danielle!
Cruise Details Announced!
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? A trip to Alaska is on most people's "bucket list" - I know it's been on our list for quite a while. Well, Sue & I have worked long and hard and we're finally able to announce the details of the 2011 Letterboxing Cruise to Alaska!!!
Pinecone Adventures is pleased to offer a two part trip - an optional Land portion for 4 nights in Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Anchorage AND the main cruise - 7 nights on the Celebrity Millennium for a southbound journey from Seward, Alaska to our final destination, Vancouver, Canada.
Dates: Land portion - July 4th through July 8, 2011; Cruise only - July 8th through July 15, 2011.
Optional Land Tour (4 nights - July 4 to July 7, 2011)
Note: All accommodations are being arranged by Celebrity Cruises. We will have a tour guide with us at all times while on the land portion of the cruise.
There will be free time each day in all locations to provide us letterboxing time!!!
Seward, Alaska - where we'll be taken right to the ship to begin our sea adventure!
Included: The services of a tour guide who will travel with the group all the time we are on land! All hotels (arranged by Celebrity) and all transfers from Fairbanks hotel to Denali and Anchorage and finally to the ship to commence the cruise via deluxe motorcoach and the Wilderness Express glass-domed train cars where Alaska comes into 360 degree view! Also included is the Riverboat Discovery Steamwheeler, a visit to the Athabascan Indian Village, the Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali, and the Alaska SeaLife Center.
Not Included: All meals during the Land Tour and your transfers from the Fairbanks airport to the Fairbanks hotel. If you book Celebrity's airfare option then transfers are included in their prices.
Cruise (7 nights - July 8 - July 15, 2011)
Depart Seward, Alaska at 9pm aboard your home for the next 7 nights, the Celebrity Millennium, heading southbound towards our final destination at Vancouver, Canada.
Seward, Alaska (embarkation)
Hubbard Glacier (while cruising) 2 to 6pm
Juneau, Alaska (8am to 9pm)
Skagway, Alaska (7am to 8:30pm)
Icy Strait Point, Alaska (7am to 3pm)
Ketchikan, Alaska (9am to 6pm)
Inside Passage (while cruising)
Vancouver, BC, Canada (debarkation) 7am
Included: All food onboard (except at specialty restaurants which require a monetary upgrade), coffee, tea and water, all entertainment, free room service from a limited menu and more.
Not included: gratuities, liquor or soda. There are several wine, liquor and soda plans that are more cost effective than just purchasing as you go along. Details available from the travel agent when you call to book.) Guests are not allowed to bring liquor onboard in your luggage - it will be confiscated.
Deposits: $250 per person is due by November 15, 2010.
Final payment is due by April 29, 2011
Pricing (includes all taxes & fees except airfare, shipboard gratuities & liquor)
Land Tour & Cruise (11 nights - July 4 - July 15)
Includes 4 nights on Land Tour and 7 nights on Celebrity Millennium
Interior Cabin (Category 11) @ $2184.48 per person double occupancy
Ocean View Cabin (Category 7) @ $2474.48 per person double occupancy
Balcony Cabin (Category 2C) @ $2964.48 per person
Concierge Balcony Cabin (Category C3) @ $3063.48 per person double occupancy
3rd and 4th additional people in any of the above rooms @ $2064.48 each
Cruise only (7 nights - July 8 - July 15)
Interior Cabin (Category 11) @ $984.48 per person double occupancy
Ocean View Cabin (Category 7) @ $1274.48 per person double occupancy
Balcony Cabin (Category 2C) @ $1764.48 per person
Concierge Balcony Cabin (Category C3) @ $1863.48 per person double occupancy
3rd and 4th additional people in any of the above rooms @ $864.48 each
We recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. Group rates for Land & Cruise: $199 per person or Cruise only: $129 per person. Please advise Danielle when you make your reservation.
To make your reservation:
Contact Danielle Weber, Cruise One
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-320-9980
When reserving your room and making the initial deposit of $250 per person by November 15, please use the following Customer number when speaking to Danielle or write the Customer Number on any checks that you send in so we can be sure the deposit gets credited to the correct account. Also, be sure to mention if you are a military veteran or on active duty or a senior citizen as there might be an additional discount. The balance of your cabin is due by April 29, 2011!
Land & Cruise - Customer #767210
Cruise Only - Customer #825660
NEW RATES!!! Optional Airfare Pricing for Land & Cruise Members
From JFK to Fairbanks, Alaska and Vancouver to JFK @ $650 per person including all transfers. That's a $350 reduction per person from our old rates!!!
Inquire with Danielle for Celebrity airfare pricing for other departure points as well.
If you are sure you will attend, please sign up on our Atlas Quest Event Page. Call Danielle as soon as possible to get your choice of cabin. We expect a large turnout on this cruise due to the pricing and itinerary.
We are presently working on amenity points that are given groups. One of the perks will most likely be a one hour Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party for our group alone our first night on the ship. Other items are in the works.
And those of you who have traveled with Sue & I before know that you can expect anything on a Pinecone Adventure! Hope that you can make it. It should be an experience of a lifetime!
Stay tuned for more details and important links to follow! Check back here often as more details become available!
Don't be shy - have a question? Just email us!!!