Juneau

June 3 - 15, 2020

AAA Central Penn’s President’s Tour To The Heart Of Alaska

Join AAA Central Penn President Jodie Daubert on this Holland America Cruisetour of Alaska, including Denali, Glacier Bay, Juneau, Ketchikan, The Inside Passage, and more!

Booking Deadline: February 20, 2020

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Pricing

Stateroom Category Double Occupancy Rate Per Person
SS Suite $7,599
VA Verandah $6,989
VB Verandah $6,959
VD Verandah $6,899
C Oceanview $6,509
J Interior $5,949

All non-members must add $60 to the above rate.

Prices are subject to availability at time of booking. Rates, taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are subject to change. All rates and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full-fare passengers.

Included Features

  • Roundtrip airfare to Fairbanks, AK – return from Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Transfers and sightseeing via deluxe motorcoach, train and ship, as specified in itinerary
  • Accommodations in best available hotels/lodges
  • Holland America driver and guides’ gratuities (on land portion)
  • Cocktail party onboard the ms WESTERDAM
  • All meals and entertainment onboard (specialty restaurants may have nominal fees)
  • Baggage handling

 

AAA EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

  • DISCOVERY III sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks
  • Welcome Reception/Cocktail Party at Denali Square
  • Extra day in Vancouver, British Columbia w/half day sightseeing tour
  • AAA Group lunch onboard at the Pinnacle Grill
  • Hosted by AAA Central Penn President & CEO, Jodie Daubert
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • McKinley Explorer domed-car train excursion between Denali National Park and Anchorage with lunch included
  • "Double Denali" 2nights at Denali National Park, including the Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Seven-night Gulf of Alaska cruise aboard the ms WESTERDAM in selected category
  • Group excursion in Denali - Husky Homestead
  • Group excursion in Ketchikan - Bering Sea Crab Fisherman Tour

Itinerary

Wednesday, June 3 – Welcome to Alaska

Depart by air for Fairbanks. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day on your own.

Thursday, June 4 – Fairbanks

This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY III for a narrated scenic cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers. This afternoon we’ll have a scenic drive to Denali for a two-night stay at this magnificent national treasure. (Lunch)

Friday, June 5 – Denali National Park

Venture deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, the best way to see wildlife and the majestic peaks of Denali (weather permitting). Later today, we’ll experience the Husky Homestead excursion. Get a behindthe-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska’s Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1,100 miles of Alaska’s most rugged terrain. (Snackbox)

Saturday, June 6 – Denali National Park and Anchorage

Board the luxurious domed cars of the McKinley Explorer for your rail trip to Anchorage. (Lunch)

Sunday, June 7 – Seward

Enjoy some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery via “Cruisetrain” to Seward where you will embark your ship, setting sail this evening.

Monday, June 8 – At Sea (Gulf of Alaska)

Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising.

Tuesday, June 9 – Glacier Bay National Park (scenic cruising)

Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates.

Wednesday, June 10 – Haines

Haines nestles on the shore of America’s longest fjord, with the horizons bounded by the snowy heights of the Coast Ranges. Raft the Chilkat, hike the Takshanuk Mountains, or fish Chilkoot Lake. Inside of town, stop by one of the numerous local art galleries.

Thursday, June 11 – Juneau

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to travel by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity.

Friday, June 12 – Ketchikan

Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Today is our group excursion of the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman Tour. Come aboard the Aleutian Ballad for the adventure of a lifetime. The Aleutian Ballad was made famous in Season Two of Discovery Channel’s award-winning TV series Deadliest Catch, but there are no rough seas here. You will set out in the calm, protected waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage to witness firsthand the amazing way of life of commercial fishermen. Wildlife is everywhere in Alaska -crabs, eagles, whales, octopus, sea lions, porpoise, wolf eels, sharks and seals are all frequently spotted on this tour.

Saturday, June 13 – Inside Passage (scenic cruising)

Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance.

Sunday, June 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Disembark today in Vancouver and enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour with a local guide. Take in all the sights that this great city has to offer. Check into your deluxe hotel conveniently located downtown.

Monday, June 15 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Transfer to the airport for the homeward journey from Vancouver.

*Please see your Travel Agent to reserve your choice of shore excursions.*

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s). * Canada reserves the right to deny entry to anyone with a felony conviction, including a DUI record. AAA is not responsible if you are denied entry to Canada and no refund will be provided.

Payment

Deposit of $600 per person/$1200 per cabin will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due by February 20, 2020. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus…
From March 20 – April 7, 2020 $600 per person/$1200 per cabin, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From April 8 – May 5, 2020 50% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From May 6 – 18, 2020 75% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
After May 18, 2020 NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight schedules may contain code share agreements.

Clothing/Climate

Alaska is not a frigid land of ice and snow! The interior around Fairbanks is warm during the summer. Pack for a variety of temperatures; layers are recommended. Daytime, casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are suggested. For cruising, evenings require casual or semi-formal attire, with two formal nights.

Baggage

Two suitcases per person will be allowed by the cruise line. You may also bring a small carry-on bag. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airline or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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