Golden Princess Alaska

      Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, USA

      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      66 reviews
      Jun 17 - 30, 2019
      Group size: 16 - 24
      Golden Princess Alaska
      Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, USA

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      66 reviews

      Jun 17 - 30, 2019
      Group size: 16 - 24

      About this trip

      JOIN OUR hosted cruise/tour to Alaska and be there during the longest day of the year! To assure all goes well, Mary Beth Kurasek will be with you throughout from Central Illinois and back home again. Fly nonstop from Chicago to Alaska (so you arrive without getting tired due to a wee hour departure plus plane changes). You will see Mt. McKinley, glaciers calving, ride a train in the scenic wilderness and cruise through the Inside Passage. Do all the land touring first then cruise south along the Panhandle of Alaska to Vancouver and fly home from Seattle. And all tips and fees are included! 

      AS CRUISE/TOUR IS SOLD OUT, you can put yourself on the Wa

      Highlights

      • Anchorage • Talkeetna & Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge • Denali National Park • Ultra Dome rail journey • Whittier • Yakutat Bay’s Hubbard Glacier • Glacier Bay National Park • Skagway • Juneau • Ketchikan • Seattle • Most meals • Includes many things that are extra on other tours

      GOLDEN PRINCESS®

       An inviting world of wonder awaits your arrival on Golden Princess. Connect with family and friends over world-class cuisine, gaze out at sea from one of 700 balcony staterooms or share new experiences with our Discovery at SEA programs. From entertainment to relaxing options like the Lotus Spa®, you'll find an array of ways to renew body and soul.

      • Four dining seatings,      "Anytime" (flexible)* & three fixed times:
        • 1st: 5:30 PM • 2nd: 6:00 PM • 3rd: 8:15 PM 
      • Inaugural Cruise: May 16, 2001
      • Christener: Merlisa George, the reigning Miss      U.S. Virgin Islands
      • Guest Cabins: 1,318
      • Number of Decks: 17 
      • Tonnage: 108,865
      • Length: 950 feet
      • Height: 177 feet

      As of August 7, the majority who have booked so far have requested "Anytime" dining and the rest the 2nd fixed dining time (6:00 PM). No one has yet chosen the 1st (5:30 PM) or 3rd (8:00 PM). On the booking form we ask for "Special dietary or dining requests, like names of friends you want to dine with or table size." The tour is 33% booked and could easily sell out before fall.


      Learn more about Golden Princess®
       

      *Evening dining time: the first 3 fixed seating times will, each night, be at a pre-assigned table, with the same companions, same waiter and time. However, those on a fixed seating (or Anytime) may make reservations at an alternative dining location whenever they wish.** With "Anytime" you are flexible and may vary time between 5:30-10:00 PM; a different table, waiter and/or companions each evening; reservations are available.


      Main Dining Room & Crafted by      Curtis Stone

      • Horizon Court Buffet & Crab      Shack
      • 24-hour room service
      • Trident Grill
      • Crown Grill
      • Chef's Table Experience
      • Vines
      • Sabatini's Trattoria
      • International Cafe
      • Chocolate Journeys
      • Prego Pizzeria
      • Ultimate Balcony Dining

      **Alternative Dining: is optional consisting of other dining venues that may require a reservation or cover charge.

      Details

      Cruise-tour operated by Princess Cruises. Click for print-friendly brochure.

      All prices are per person, based on occupancy, subject to room configuration and current prices. • Documents required for US Citizens is a valid Passport; no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Insurance coverage included is Deluxe Group Plan from Travel Guard and for coverage details see steviejaytravel.com/insurance covering cancellation charges; other terms at steviejaytravel.com/terms which are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change. Stateroom sizes are approximate include balcony (if Balcony/Minisuite). Deck plans available as are example menus for included lodge meals. 

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      Central Illinois Departures

      Join us from • Champaign • Bloomington • Chicago O’Hare • Decatur • Springfield IL or call for a quote from other cities

      SIngle & Triple Rooms

      Package prices are shown based on double occupancy, two sharing a room. 

      If you want a single room to yourself, then choose the Option for the category of cruise stateroom you want which will add your single supplement and increase your deposit.

      On the other hand, if you are a single and are planning to share that room with someone booking separately, note that in the Occupancy section adding the name of your roommate in the Notes To Organizer section. 

      Likewise note in Occupancy if you want us to watch for a roommate to share a room with. If we cannot find a roommate, we will refund your deposit.

      Triple rooms are for three people in a room. In that case Apply the following discount codes in the three persons’ booking(s). The savings (per each of 3) is shown after the code:

      TRIPLE-INSIDE ($254) 

      TRIPLE-OUTSIDE ($604) 

      TRIPLE-BALCONY ($624) 

      TRIPLE-MINISUITE ($742) 

      Princess Promotion - On Board Credit!

      For a limited time, per person (pp) for the first 2 in cabin only:

      • $50 pp OBC* for Inside & Outside cabins or 

      • $100 pp OBC for Balcony & Above

      Both with possible upgraded accommodations which are subject to availability.


      As usual, we will compare other sales as they start and offer it to you also since the features may be different. You may you value one offer as more beneficial than the other.


      *With this Princess Cruises promotion you get "On Board Credit" for to apply towards shore excursions, drinks, gift shop purchases etc. on board the ship.

      What’s included

      • Central IL Departure
        Round trip transportation by private motor coach from Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur & Springfield to Chicago.
      • Baggage handling
        Tips for bellmen at each hotel and stevedores at the cruise ship for one checked bag per person.
      • Airline checked bag fee
        For both flights, one checked bag per person.
      • Round trip flights
        Chicago-Anchorage & Seattle-Chicago.
      • Transfers
        Round trip transportation to hotels, ship and back to the airport.
      • Most meals
        31 Meals: 13 Breakfasts 7 Lunches 11 Dinners (including breakfasts & dinners in the lodges & lunch on the train—the most expensive meals in Alaska).
      • Hotel accommodations
        6 total nights in 4 hotels & lodges.
      • Choice of cruise accomm.
        7 night southbound cruise: in a choice of several different types of cruise staterooms and suites to choose from aboard the ship.
      • Gratuities, cruise staff
        Waiter, assistant waiter, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards & housekeepers.
      • All other tips
        Drivers, porters, stevedores, guides—all included features!
      • Taxes and fees
        $826 current total taxes & fees, subject to change.
      • Travel insurance
        Via the Travel Guard Deluxe Group Plan.
      • Tour host
        Mary Beth Kurasek, travels with you from Central Illinois to Alaska and back again. We're with you all the way!

      What’s not included

      • Options
        Optional land tours and activities, shore excursions and meals not noted in itinerary.
      • Alcoholic beverages
        Note soft drinks on the cruise are not included being considered “bar drinks” but soft drinks are included on the land portion's included meals.

      Available Packages

      Inside Stateroom, no window

      PER PERSON, DOUBLE RATE. Inside is aboard ship . All travelers stay in the same room types in the hotels.

      The Inside stateroom has no window, is approximately 160 square feet and richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. These features and fine amenities are standard in the Interior stateroom:

      • Twin beds that convert to a queen size bed
      • Private bathroom with shower
      • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
      • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
      • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
      • 110V, 60-cycle (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
      • Daily housekeeping service
      • Evening bed turn-down

      Availability is shown in # of berths.

      $5,540
      Deposit: $1,700
      Outside Stateroom, has a window

      PER PERSON, DOUBLE RATE. Outside  is aboard ship . All travelers stay in the same room types in the hotels.

      The Outside stateroom has a picture window for memorable views and is approximately 163 to 171 square feet. The Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. These features and fine amenities are standard in the Oceanview stateroom:

      • Picture window
      • Twin beds convertible to a queen-size bed*
      • Private bathroom with shower
      • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
      • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
      • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
      • 110V, 60-cycle (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
      • Daily housekeeping service
      • Nightly turn-down service

      Availability is shown in # of berths.

      $6,666
      Deposit: $1,700
      Balcony Stateroom: aboard ship

      PER PERSON, DOUBLE RATE. Balcony is aboard ship . All travelers stay in the same room types in the hotels.

      The spacious approximately 237-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 46-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

      These features and fine amenities are standard in the Balcony stateroom:

      • Balcony with patio furniture
      • Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed*
      • Private bathroom with shower
      • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
      • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
      • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
      • 110V, 60-cycle (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
      • Daily housekeeping service
      • Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow

      Availability is shown in # of berths. First 10 parties to book balconies will get a 3 category upgrade to "BC". After that "BD" category will apply.

      $6,945
      Deposit: $1,700
      Mini-Suite aboard ship

      PER PERSON, DOUBLE RATE. Mini-Suite is aboard ship . All travelers stay in the same room types in the hotels.


      The luxurious Mini-Suite offers approximately 323 square feet of comfort and a separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The spacious balcony is approximately 80 square feet and the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower. Some Mini-Suites also have a pullman bed to accommodate a 4th passenger. These features and fine amenities are standard in a Mini-Suite stateroom:

      • Welcome glass of champagne
      • Separate seating area with a sofabed
      • Balcony with patio furniture
      • Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed*
      • Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow
      • Two flat-panel televisions
      • Private bathroom with combination tub and shower
      • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
      • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
      • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
      • 110V, 60-cycle (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
      • Daily housekeeping service

      Availability is shown in # of berths.

      $7,325
      Deposit: $1,700

      Available options

      Single Supplement - Inside
      $2,406
      6 left
      Single Supplement - Outside
      $3,532
      6 left
      Single Supplement - Balcony
      $3,810
      6 left
      Single Supplement - Mini-Suite
      $4,191
      6 left


      Itinerary

      Day 1 Monday, 6/17/19
      Central Illinois-Chicago-Anchorage

      Mary Beth welcomes you aboard our private motor coach to Chicago where she will be happy to hire a skycap for those that need help with your luggage. We fly nonstop to Alaska! Arrive in Anchorage and get settled in the historic hotel, Captain Cook, for an overnight stay. You might enjoy getting out to see the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of this surprisingly metropolitan city.

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      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      66 reviews
      Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 51 years and lives in an olive grove. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.

      Reviews

      We had a great time! Travel was super easy with our bus to and from the airport, check-ins at the airport and into each hotel. It was great to have days perfectly planned with a great list of activities. We really enjoyed our travel guide in San Francisco - he was so knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. Our LA guide was OK but I think it was hard to see much of interest as LA seems so spread out. We also wanted to provide a special 'shout out' to our bus driver (Ruben w/Via) for the week. Ruben was fantastic!! Would definitely go again!
      By Robert R for Wisconsin to World Ag Expo in California on Mar 03, 2024
      It was a delightful trip! Mary Beth does a beautiful job, as usual. Every detail went smoothly and was handled first class! 'Sorry to learn that there are no other day trips planned for the future. Janann Vance
      By Janann V for Yuletide Celebration 2023 on Dec 17, 2023
      The trip was good except for the flight which is normal and the bus back from Ohara but understand this will be corrected and gift available for future trips. But I also must mention the dinner on the last night there. Dinner was a long way from hotel and the time we it took us plus and the time we returned just did not make any since, since several in our group had to get up to catch their plane home early in the morning. It would have made much more since to have this dinner the night prior and the last dinner could have been held in the hotel or a walking distance from the hotel and much earlier. This should be looked at on any of your future trips
      By Michael M for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 06, 2023
      Overall, it was a great trip! The group guide was excellent and the local guides were also very good. I learned something new every day and have amazing photos to remember this trip for years to come!
      By Maryann H for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 03, 2023
      I enjoyed the accommodations, the tour of Provence, small towns, the guide, Gerard, the luxurious bus and wonderfully competent driver, Alessandro. The experience were exuberant, cooking class, truffle hunting and tasting, the boat ride. I enjoyed the people and camaraderie.
      By Kathryn M for Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path on Oct 18, 2023
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