Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

June 1, 2024 thru June 8, 2024

The glassy waters of the Inside Passage boast unparalleled attractions – soaring glacier-crested peaks, majestic waterfalls, migrating whales, frolicking sea otters, and soaring eagles. Our included Alaskan towns provide unique cultural experiences, enhanced by the amenities aboard the luxurious Discovery Princess.


Transportation

Roundtrip Air Transportation

Transportation

Cruise

Cruise the beautiful Grand Princess

Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals

All meals aboard the Cruise

Availability

Call for Availability

Documents Required

Passport


Tour Highlights

  • Inside Passage
  • Luxurious Discovery Princess
  • Ketchikan
  • Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Totem Heritage Center
  • Tracy Arms-Fords Terror Wilderness area
  • Glaciers
  • Tongass National Forest
  • Varying wildlife spottings
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Victoria, BC

View the Discovery Princess Deck Plans!

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Seattle (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
  • 7-night cruise with all meals on board
  • Transfers to & from ship
  • Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
  • Government and air taxes and fees
  • Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 1 or more passengers)


Day 1 - Travel to Seattle and Board the Discovery Princess

We fly to Seattle and transfer to our accommodations for the next 7 nights, the Discovery Princess!

Meals included: (D)

Days 2 - Day at Sea

We enjoy a relaxing day at sea, and the opportunity to explore our beautiful ship.

Meals included: (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Juneau

We port in  Juneau, where the only “road” into town is the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system. Juneau is the state capital and its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

Meals included: (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Skagway

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. By 1898, Skagway was Alaska’s largest town, but when the gold yield dwindled, so did the population. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents and still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.

Meals included: (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Glacier Bay National Park

Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, the highlight of our 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska’s magnificent park system.

During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place and host a fun Junior Ranger program for kids. They may even be able to help you identify Glacier Bay’s abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds.

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you’ll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart’s content.

Meals included: (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Ketchikan

Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “First City” because it’s the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means “eagle with spread-out wings,” a reference to a waterfall near town.

In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska’s claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska’s fourth-largest city.

Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city’s colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

Meals included: (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Victoria, BC

Our last stop is Victoria, BC, which is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel. Although it’s a port city, the harbors, especially Inner Harbor, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes.

Meals included: (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Flight Home

As our fabulous adventure comes to an end in Seattle, we board our flight and head back to Albuquerque.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

ID - Inside Stateroom per person

Call for Availability

Deposit: 20% holds your space.

BD - Balcony Stateroom per person

Call for Availability

Deposit: 20% holds your space.

DB - Deluxe Balcony per person

Call for Availability

Deposit: 20% holds your space.

MB - Mini Suite per person

Call for Availability

Deposit: 20% holds your space.

*Price per person, including air from ABQ, double occupancy.

Single occupancy Upon Request, Limited Availability.

Deposit: N/A

Final payment due:

February 27, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Seattle (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
• 7-night cruise with all meals on board
• Transfers to & from ship
• Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
• Government and air taxes and fees
• Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 1 or more passengers)


Booking Policy

**PASSPORT REQUIRED**

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: February 27, 2024

CANCELLATION FEES:

  • None … Through February 27, 2024
  • $250 …   March 1 – 21, 2024
  • 50%* …  March 22 – April 8, 2024
  • 75%* … April 9 – 31, 2024
  • 100%* … After April 31, 2024

TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $227


ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included. Tips for guides/services on optional excursions or individual on-ship services are not included.

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Coastal temperature in Alaska in June: 40-60'F & 18 hours of daylight. Interior temperature in Alaska in June: 50-70F & 20 hours of daylight. It's best to dress in layers for your comfort. Bring a coat, gloves, and hat. Please wear shoes that are appropriate for walking on various types of terrain.

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