Glacier Splendors of Alaska

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JUN. 19-26, 2016 From $2,915
Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Anchorage
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Glacier Splendors of Alaska

JUN. 19-26, 2016
Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Anchorage
Aboard Crystal Serenity

Cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage on an epic seven-night journey aboard award-winning Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity. Enjoy ample time to explore the rich wonders of Alaska and the northern coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Best of all, discover Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. The seas in the region are teeming with marine life, including sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, walrus, salmon, and, of course, the magnificent North Pacific right whale. Here, experience peace among vast and beautiful lands and seas and come to understand an isolated tranquility that will inspire and invigorate the soul.

Cost: From $2,915
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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DAY 1 | June 19. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Six-Star Crystal Serenity in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

DAY 2 | June 20. Cruise the Inside Passage
Protected from the open sea by forested isles and sheltered from the windy mainland by the tallest coastal mountains in the world, this 1,000-mile waterway seems custom made by nature for a cruise. The deep, calm waters of the Inside Passage meander between dense pine forests where wild game abounds, with occasional rustic towns along the way.

DAY 3 | June 21. Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for fishermen and nature-lovers alike. A quiet city, it hosts quaint restaurants perched on stilts above the water, scores of fascinating shops and spectacular views from every vantage point. Venture ashore and discover Ketchikan’s rich Indian heritage, visit the world’s largest collection of authentic totem poles at Totem Bight and walk along the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street where stilt-buildings in the harbor preserve a distinct pioneer feel.

DAY 4 | June 22. Juneau
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a town accessible only by air and sea. It was founded during the rush for gold in the 1880s and was named after Joe Juneau, the prospector who first discovered gold in this state. It has a superb location, snuggled between the flanks of 3,600-foot Mount Juneau and the picturesque Gastineau Channel. Mountains, glaciers and the sea are everywhere to be seen. Juneau is the gateway to Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile river of ice that is Alaska’s most accessible and most photographed glacier.

DAY 5 | June 23. Skagway
Discover the flavor of the gold-rush era in Skagway. In its heyday, this atmospheric frontier town was the largest in Alaska. During the height of the gold boom, Skagway was known as the gateway to the goldfields, and its population went from two to 10,000 in a single year. At one time it boasted 80 saloons and was known as the “roughest town on earth.” Although its population is now less than 1,000, its rip-roaring past will come alive as you stroll along Broadway or browse through the Trail of ’98 Museum’s outstanding collection of memorabilia.

DAY 6 | June 24. Cruise Glacier Bay*
This stunning amphitheater of glaciers and granite peaks is best viewed from the sea. The ice in Glacier Bay fell as snow centuries ago on the mountains that ring the bay. Compressed by its own tremendous weight, it flows seaward, producing some of the fastest-moving glaciers known. In the summer, rare humpback whales come here to feed. With luck, you’ll see one of these gentle giants.

DAY 7 | June 25. Cruise Hubbard Glacier*
Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive — a 300-foot wall of ice, rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier breaks off in great ice chunks, known as calves.

DAY 8 | June 26. Whittier/Anchorage
Disembark Crystal Serenity.

Note: *Subject to permit specifications/approvals. The order of the ports and/or itinerary are subject to change.

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Crystal Serenity
When you embark on a Crystal cruise, you slip into a world of relaxed luxury designed to inspire your spirit, enrich your mind, ignite your passion and stimulate your senses.

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From $2915

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310.206.0613 (P)
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  • Traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel is always made easy by wonderful timing of trips along with great itineraries, knowledgeable and friendly tour directors and guides, and always the best group of travelers."
    Susan Stern ’65

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (2.9 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel is always made easy by wonderful timing of trips along with great itineraries, knowledgeable and friendly tour directors and guides, and always the best group of travelers."
    Susan Stern ’65