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Location: Alaska

Big, bold and absolutely breathtaking. No journey stays with you like Alaska!

From the coastline to the heart of the interior, experience the magic that only Alaska can offer on this spectacular 7-days-by-sea and 5-days-by-land, as it delivers all the must-see sights by ship, train and multi-night land tours.

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Picture courtesy of Cathie Carr, SKP #3

There will also be socials for the HOP attendees during the days at sea.

Alaska is a part of the world where Mother Nature has been left in her natural state and wildlife remains abundant. You may even catch a glimpse of whales breaching the water!

 

Fly into Vancouver, British Columbia and set sail onboard the luxurious comfort of Royal Caribbean’s ship, Radiance of the Seas

 

Once onboard the ship, activities, entertainment and incredible food will be provided.

 

The ship offers a wide array of port excursions to fit your lifestyle. Tours are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights in each port-of-call as well as the culture and warm embrace of the local people. 

 

Alaska has some of the world’s most spectacular glaciers in the world. These glaciers often drop vast chunks of ice into the sea. This process is called calving and can sound like a massive clap of thunder! Catching a glacier while it calves makes for some incredible pictures! 

During the land portion of this HOP, you’ll witness lush rainforests, towering mountains and salmon making their way upstream in the clear river streams, with bears and moose roaming freely in their natural habitat.

You’ll be looking for Alaska’s “big five,” the caribou, moose, bear, grey wolves and Dall Sheep.

 

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Step on the Wilderness Express, and ride in the glass-domed train car to Fairbanks; overnighting in Fairbanks.

Escapees will take care of all the planning, transportation and lodging on this fully escorted, multi-night land tour.

The prices below include the cruise and the land package.

Sailing Itinerary

DATE

PORTS OF CALL

ARRIVE

DEPART

FRI May 17, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia

——

4:00 PM

SAT May 18, 2024

Inside Passage

Cruising

Cruising

SUN May 19, 2024

Juneau, Alaska

2:00PM

10:00PM

MON May 20, 2024

Icy Strait Point, Alaska

8:00 PM

8:00 PM

TUE May 21, 2024

Sitka, Alaska

7:00 AM

4:00 PM

WED May 22, 2024

Skagway, Alaska

7:00 AM

3:00 PM

THU May 23, 2024

Hubbard Glacier (Cruising)

8:00 AM

11:00 PM

FRI May 24, 2024

Seward, Alaska

7:00 AM

Land Tours

The land tour guide will give you an inside perspective on the scenery, point out natural wonders and explain the history and culture in Alaska on the five-day land portion of the HOP.

Any optional activities that our land tour guide suggests are not included in the prices, but you can pay on-site and attend these optional activities.

*Tours and activities, as described below, are included in your Cruise-tour package.

DATE

City

Short Description

FRIDAY May 24

Seward, Alaska

Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise Tour
Explore Seward in the evening on your own.
Overnight at the Seward

SATURDAY MAY 25

Seward, Alaska

Board a motorcoach for Anchorage.

SUNDAY MAY 26

Anchorage, Alaska

Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center – learn about the various native cultures that call Alaska home.
Explore Anchorage on your own in the evening.
Overnight in Anchorage.
In the morning, board a motorcoach for a relaxing and scenic drive to Denali.
Evening is free to explore on your own.
Overnight in Denali.

MONDAY MAY 27

Denali, Alaska

Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park.
Board the train, Wilderness Express® and ride in
the glass-domed train cars to Fairbanks.
While onboard, dine in the bistro-style dining room.
Enjoy the evening in Fairbanks on your own.

TUESDAY MAY 28

Fairbanks, Alaska

After breakfast, enjoy a fun-filled day on a Fairbanks City Tour.
Cruise down the Chena River on the Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler.
Afternoon free to explore on your own.

WEDNESDAY MAY 29

Fairbanks, Alaska

The Tour Guide will see that you are successfully transferred to the Fairbanks airport for your flight home.

*All tours and activities are included, as described, in your Cruise-tour, other than the optional activities.

Escapees will take care of:

The planning, transportation and lodging on this fully escorted, multi-night land tour. 

The prices below include the cruise and the land package.

Cabins and pricing
Prices are subject to change without notice to the prevailing rate.

Pricing

Interior: Category 4V – Deck 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10

Approximately 162 sq. ft.

Double Occupancy Rate-Per Person = $2730.64

Ocean-view: Category 4P- Deck 3, 4- Aft

Approximately 170 sq. ft.

Double Occupancy Rate-Per Person = $3256.64

Ocean-view Balcony: Category 4H- Deck 7, 8, 9, 10

Approx. 220 sq. ft. including Balcony

Double Occupancy Rate-Per Person = $4471.64

To register for this cruise

Call the Escapees Travel Agency

Toll-free: 1-855-757-8881 or (936)329-6499

Or email them at ETA@escapees.com.

 

You MUST register your name exactly as it appears on your Passport.

Prices are subject to change without notice to the prevailing rate.

You can view the deck plan here:

Payment

A deposit of $500.00 per person is due at time of reservation.
Final Payment Date:  February 17, 2024
Recall Dates –  February 17, 2024

Recall Dates/price change

The rates are only guaranteed if space is available in our blocked cabin space. After the ship recalls cabins or we sell all we have reserved, prices will go up at that time.

After Covid lifted, we’ve seen cabins selling out quicker than expected. The HOPs sell out very quickly, so it’s critical to book early, even though this cruise is not until next year, it will sell out! Please reserve your cabin now.

Confirmation/Receipt Booking Email

  • Once registered, a receipt will arrive via email regarding all the pertinent information.
  • If you do not see it in your inbox, please, check your spam file. 
  • If you do not see it in the spam file, please call the Escapees Travel Agency and ask them to send you one, along with your booking confirmation. 
  • To change or correct any personal data on your dashboard, click on escapees.com and sign into your account.

Dining

We have secured early dining for the Escapees HOP group.

Socials On-Board

There will be socials on several sea days. Once the date, time and room are scheduled, you will be notified via email.

Transfers when flying in

The ship offers transfers from the airport to the cruise terminal for a fee. If you would like this transfer, please let us know when you register and we will be glad to help you. 

 

Note: When flying in/out, Escapees Travel Agency must have your flight information, such as times, dates and flight numbers, so that we can forward that information to the transfer lines. Please email this information to eta@escapees.com.

Flying in/out

  • Book your flight independently, as this will save you money.  
  • You may consider flying into Vancouver before May 17, 2024, to help eliminate stress in delays or cancellations via air travel.     
  • If you arrive early, you can book your hotel, but you will need to check if the hotel can take you to the pier, or you may take alternate transportation to the ship.  

Fly into Vancouver International Airport

3211 Grant McConachie Way

Richmond BC, V7B0A4, Canada

 

Fly out of Fairbanks International Airport

 6450 Airport Way 

 Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 

 

  • The ship sails at 4:00 p.m. You must check-in and be on board theship no later than 2:30 p.m.
  • If you plan to stay in Fairbanks after May 29th, you can book your hotel, but you will need to check if the hotel can take you to the pier, or you may take alternate transportation to the ship. 
  • When you register for this HOP, you will receive a receipt that has a link to click on for more essential information needed for your visit.  

Passports

You will need your passports for this cruise.

Please have your passports current. The travel industry is warning us that it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport. Even if there are six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country.

Disclosures

The HOP Department strives to provide an exceptional and memorable experience; Alaskan wildlife encounters are not a 100% guaranteed.

However, we will be traveling at peak times, going out for activities and staying several nights on land to optimize our chances of success. Not having an encounter is an extremely rare occurrence.

Occasionally days and times of tour activities can vary depending on circumstances with the weather, traffic, length of tours and our vendors.

  • Schedule subject to change without notice. 
  • Rain or shine.
  • This HOP includes considerable walking, often on uneven ground.

Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance

We highly suggest you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. 

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, consider purchasing trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected illnesses or emergencies while on the trip.

To learn more about or purchase Travel insurance, click the banner below.

Cancellation Policy

*All cancellations must be in writing.

Days Prior to Sailing

Cancellation Schedule - $ Returned to Guest

Date

89 to 75

75% per Guest

18 Feb to 03 Mar 2024

74 to 61

50% per Guest

04 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

60 to 31

25% per Guest

18 Mar to16 Apr 2024

30 to 0

0% per Guest

17 Apr to 17 May 2024

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By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:

  • As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents.
  • Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
  • As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation.
  • By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future HOPs; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required during registration to agree that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during the event.
  • By purchasing a ticket for this event, you are agreeing to all the above.

See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca 
HOP Director
escapees.com/hops
936-329-6499

For Cruise HOPs, call:
Escapees Travel Agency
855-757-8881 (Toll-Free) or 936-329-6499

Escapees RV Club
100 Rainbow Drive
Livingston, Texas 77351

www.escapees.com/hops  

 

EVENT DATE

May 17 - May 29

Organizer

Lisa Koca

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