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  • Seattle skyline

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  • Waterfall in Tracy Arm Fjord

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  • Sea lions in Alaska's Inside Passage

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  • Legislative Assembly Building in Victoria

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  • A breaching humpback whale

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  • A harbourside hotel in Victoria

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  • Tracy Arm Fjord

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  • The Palace Theatre aboard Explorer of the Seas

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  • Seattle skyline

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  • Waterfall in Tracy Arm Fjord

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  • Sea lions in Alaska's Inside Passage

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  • Legislative Assembly Building in Victoria

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  • A breaching humpback whale

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  • A harbourside hotel in Victoria

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  • Tracy Arm Fjord

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  • The Palace Theatre aboard Explorer of the Seas

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  • Windjammer Restaurant aboard Explorer of the Seas

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13 Day Alaska Discovery

  • Cruise Alaska's majestic Inside Passage
  • Discover Juneau, Skagway, Victoria & More
Includes Return International Flights

Alaska is not your typical U.S. state. Beyond the bright lights of the Lower 48, Alaska is a breath of fresh air with charming cities, majestic national parks, and abundant free-roaming wildlife. From Juneau to Skagway and the scenic Inside Passage, the wonders of Alaska are yours to discover.

Swap tollways for tundra, city sprawl for untouched wilderness on this 13 day fly, stay and cruise package visiting Alaska, Canada and beyond. Enjoy two nights in the sleepless city of Seattle, with free time to see local favourites such as Pike Place Market, and then set sail on a seven night voyage of discovery aboard the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship. Revitalised in 2015, Explorer of the Seas features 15 bars, clubs and lounges; 10 whirlpools and pools; a 3D cinema and much more. Witness jaw-dropping scenery in Alaska’s Inside Passage, docking in Skagway and the remote capital city of Juneau. Gaze in wonder at the mountain peaks and waterfalls of Tracy Arm Fjord, plus visit the cosmopolitan city of Victoria in Canada’s British Columbia. With return international flights, three nights hotel accommodation, and return airport and cruise transfers, this package has everything needed for an unforgettable adventure and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, *Adelaide or *Perth to Seattle, USA! Fly with either Delta Airlines, United Airlines or American Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival be met with a transfer to the hotel by hotel shuttle.

Overnight: Hotel Ramada Tukwila or similar, Seattle

Meals included: In-Flight

Today awake in Seattle and enjoy a free day for relaxation or exploration.

Overnight: Hotel Ramada Tukwila or similar, Seattle

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast transfer to the cruise port to board your home for the next seven nights; the 'Explorer of the Seas' ship. The cruise departs at 4:00pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean 'Explorer of the Seas' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Take advantage of the fantastic experiences onboard Explorer of the Seas. Revitalised in 2015, the Voyager-class ship offers the perfect balance of active living and relaxation with numerous bar and restaurant options; an ice-skating rink; mini-golf course; Royal Promenade with duty-free shopping deals; Flowrider surf simulator; virtual balconies in Inside Staterooms, and more.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean 'Explorer of the Seas' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Marvel at the mind blowing scenery of the famed Inside Passage as the cruise sails majestically toward Alaska's capital, Juneau. Docking in Juneau at approximately 12:00pm, enjoy an afternoon to explore this beautiful waterfront city.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean 'Explorer of the Seas' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Awake to the sights of historic outpost, Skagway. At the base of a glaciated valley of outstanding natural beauty, the township of Skagway was established at the peak of the Klondike Gold Rush. The township has been carefully restored and maintained, offering visitors a unique insight into the Gold Rush era.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean 'Explorer of the Seas' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Nestled between 914m high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The coastline is dotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcrops. You will have ample time to admire the landscape and perhaps catch sight of a few native animals as you cruise through this area.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean 'Explorer of the Seas' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean 'Explorer of the Seas' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located on the southern tip on the island of Vancouver in British Columbia, the city of Victoria is known for its mild climate and gorgeous landscape, ideal for outdoor activities. As capital of British Columbia, Victoria is very tourist-friendly.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean 'Explorer of the Seas' Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The ship docks this morning at 6:00am. Following a final breakfast, you will disembark. Be picked up from the cruise port and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ramada Tukwila or similar, Seattle

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast and check out this morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore the vibrant city of Seattle at leisure
  • Dock in Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Colombia
  • Experience the beauty of the Inside Passage
  • Spot abundant wildlife including humpback whales and seals
  • Discover Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
  • Explore the gold rush town of Skagway
  • See the waterfalls and mountain peaks of Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Visit Victoria, capital of British Columbia
  • Return international flights (economy flights) from SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 7 night Alaska's Inside Passage cruise with Royal Caribbean International
  • Sail aboard the 'Explorer of the Seas' ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard (pre-paid) gratuities
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 24 meals including daily breakfast
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Return airport and cruise transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 5th September 2018

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Interior Stateroom: $1900
- Ocean View Stateroom: $2100
- Balcony Stateroom: $3200

Departure Dates (2018)
May: 16, 23
June: *6, *13
August: *1, *15, 29
September: 5

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a cruise high season surcharge of $300 per person.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth

Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $350 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used
Delta Airlines, United Airlines or American Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Arrive early in Seattle, USA
$250 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay behind in Seattle, USA
(Not available between 26th June to 20th July, or after 20th September 2018)
$250 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (International sectors only): Buy now for $2800 per person.
- Business Class (All sectors): buy now for $6000 per person.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration. 



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views. 





Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

- Seattle, Washington, USA: Hotel Ramada Tukwila

- Cruise: Royal Caribbean: 'Explorer of The Seas' Ship

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



Extra Nights (Pre/Post Tour)
- Seattle, USA: $230 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 1 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability.

Bedding Configuration
1 x queen bed or 2 x single beds (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
Please Note:
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability). 



- Visa fees and requirements (An ESTA visa waiver and ETA are strict requirements if travelling to or over the USA and Canada on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping
*Recommended land: $10 USD per person for transfers drivers
*Mandatory Cruise: Additional gratuities are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Seattle:
July is the hottest month in Seattle with an average temperature of 18°C and the coldest is January at 5°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in July.

Alaska:
Alaska’s Inside Passage region has a temperate summer climate. Dry in early summer, with slightly more rain likely from August onward, temperatures average between 4 °C and 20 °C. The weather is changeable. Expect long days of sunlight.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

CRUISE
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

COACH TOUR
Meals:
24 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the transfer driver is $10 USD per person. Pre-paid gratuities onboard the cruise are included in the package price. Any optional extras purchased onboard the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



If travelling on an Australian Passport, the following tourist visas apply: 
- An ESTA (Visa Waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
- An ETA for Canada is also a strict requirement as of the 15 March 2016. Apply via this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp
- Canadian dual citizens must check their visa/passport requirements prior to purchase as there have been consular changes made on the November 10, 2016. Please follow this link for more information - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/dual-canadian-citizens.asp
Please Note:
- Due to recent changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommend all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection: https://www.cbp.gov/ 
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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