2014 Alaska Cruisetour

 

WebWhispers & Friends

is sponsoring an 11 Night Alaska Cruisetour

on the recently refurbished, elegant

Celebrity Millennium

 

Sailing from Vancouver on August 15, 2014

 

 

We invite you, your family, friends, other larys or cancer patients to join us
for a fabulous cruise from Vancouver, B. C.,
7 nights through the Alaska Inside Passage, Glaciers,
Charming towns and gorgeous scenery
followed by a 4 night land tour of some of Alaska's most magnificent sights!

 

 

ship information

 

Luxurious accommodations and intuitive service consistently place Celebrity Millennium at the top of the rankings among large cruise ships.

Plus, she's been "Solsticized" with favorite Solstice® Class features such as the Celebrity iLoungeSM, an ice-topped Martini Bar, Café al Bacio & Gelateria, a Cellar Masters Wine Bar, and the uniquely unordinarySM Qsine® specialty restaurant.

 

Ship Facts

Occupancy:2,158

Tonnage:91,000

Inaugural Date:Jun 17, 2000

Length:965 ft

Beam:105 ft

Draught:26 ft Cruise Speed:24 kts


Entertainment

 

Activities

Explore CelebrityLifeSM Activities. Suddenly there aren't enough hours in the day.
From morning until night, there are literally hundreds of different activities happening on a Celebrity cruise ship. With everyone so busy in everyday life, it's not always possible to enjoy the things you love to do. During a cruise is the perfect time.

Taste - Consider yourself a foodie? Or love to become more of a wine connoisseur? We have so many activities that will satisfy your passion.


Learn - You're on a cruise to relax, but there's no better time to learn something new than when you really have the time to devote to it.


Revive - Many people use vacations, and particularly cruises, to rejuvenate themselves. We have a lot of different ways for you to do just that.


Play - Now for the fun stuff and these are just a few examples. Lawn games at the Lawn Club. Casino tournaments. And pool volleyball.

 

Ship pictures and details

Overview

http://www.celebritycruises.com/explore/ships/detail.do?shipCode=ML

Staterooms - use above link and click on Staterooms to see photos

 

itinerary

 

CRUISE

On the way to Anchorage, this 7-day cruise is the perfect way to experience the best of Alaska's Southeastern ports:

 

Date        Port/City                                                 Arrival    Departure

15 AUG    VANCOUVER, B.C.                                                 4:30PM

    

16 AUG    INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING)   

17 AUG    KETCHIKAN, AK                                    7:00AM      3:00PM

18 AUG    ICY STRAIT POINT, AK [tendered]         10:00AM       8:00PM

19 AUG    JUNEAU, AK                                         7:00AM       8:30PM

20 AUG    SKAGWAY, AK                                      7:00AM      4:00PM

21 AUG    HUBBARD GLACIER (CRUISING)           7:00AM     11:00AM

22 AUG    SEWARD, ALASKA(see below)               5:00AM

 

TOUR STARTS AUG 22,  DAY 8

Day 8 Seward, Alaska /Alyeska (Girdwood),-  Alaska Cruisetour Upon arrival in Seward, your Tour Director will greet you at the pier. After a visit to the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, a center dedicated to understanding and preserving the environment of sea wildlife, enjoy a scenic drive to Alyeska. Upon arrival into Alyeska, you’ll have the opportunity to take a ride up the Mt. Alyeska tramway and enjoy breathtaking views as you soar 2,300 feet above the valley. The evening is free for you to explore the Girdwood Valley.

Overnight at The Hotel Alyeska.


Day 9 Alyeska (Girdwood), Alaska / -Talkeetna, Alaska Cruisetour In the morning, you’ll take the scenic drive to Talkeetna onboard your deluxe motorcoach. In route, you’ll stop in the cosmopolitan city of Anchorage for lunch on your own. Upon arrival in Talkeetna, the remainder of the afternoon and evening are open to enjoy the many activities in Talkeetna, such as flightseeing over Mt. McKinley or jet boating on the river ways of Talkeetna.

Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.


Day 10 Talkeetna, Alaska / - Denali, Alaska Cruisetour In the morning, your deluxe motorcoach will take you on a scenic drive from Talkeetna to Denali. In the afternoon, venture on a guided experience in Denali National Park on the Denali Natural History Tour*. Discover the beauty of taiga forests and gaze at miles of rolling tundra while looking for wildlife. In the evening, you will have free time for independent activities, such as helicopter flightseeing.
[*For an additional charge an upgrade to the Tundra Wilderness Tour is available through your Tour Director].

Retire for a restful night in Denali.


Day 11 Denali, Alaska / - Anchorage, Alaska Cruisetour In the morning relax or take advantage of some free time in Denali before departing mid-day, on the Wilderness Express®, our glass-domed traincars, to the cosmopolitan city of Anchorage. Enjoy the amazing views and many photo opportunities along the way. Indulge in the onboard dining with lunch and dinner available.

Overnight at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott.


Day 12 Anchorage, Alaska Cruisetour. Your Tour Director will see that you are transferred to the Anchorage airport for your flight home.

Tours and activities as described, other than optional activities, are included in your Cruisetour vacation.

 

 

 

Skagway

 

 

Mendenhall Glacier - Juneau, Alaska

Photos by Pat Sanders while on a WebWhispers Cruise

 

DINING FOR OUR GROUP

 
We will make every effort to reserve early dining for our group so we can sit together for Dinner (for those who wish to dine together). Breakfast and Lunch have multiple choices and if you want to meet with others of our group, make arrangements in advance to meet at the place of your choice.

 

 

Main Restaurant

The Main Restaurant is the centerpiece of our immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences. We're proud to present an unparalleled wealth of choices every evening. Working literally around the clock, the galleys delight in sending out artfully presented dishes, every delicate micro-green garnish perfectly in place.

 

Discover all restaurants with details - click this link to the Cruise Restaurants, some of which charge fees. Listed here are ones that are included in your fare, and there is usually a pizza parlor, ice cream area, coffee and tea stations and some snack areas. Don't be shy about asking if there is a charge because with all the delicious free foods, you don't have to pay unless it is really special and you want it!!

The Oceanview Café - Next to the main restaurant, this is THE one where you will find most anything you want.  This café's décor and offerings reflect that of an international marketplace. With a menu influenced by multiple cultures, the cuisine takes diners on a voyage around the world. Stations available in the marketplace include: made-to-order pasta, stir-fry, pizza and sushi, a full salad bar, and a variety of appetizer entrées and desserts. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night.

The AquaSpa Café - Celebrity was one of the first cruise lines to offer a spa restaurant. We saw an opportunity to create an extension of our industry's leading spa experience by introducing the AquaSpa Café. The result is a creative take on healthy cuisine, featuring an eclectic blend of offerings that are both flavorful and good for you.

Menu is online:

media.celebritycruises.com/celebrity/content/en_US/pdf/menu/AS_menu_1.pdf

For Breakfast:

media.celebritycruises.com/celebrity/content/en_US/pdf/menu/AquaSpa_Cafe

Hamburgers by the Pool!!

 

shore excursions

 

Information will be available later

 

pricing

As of Feb 19, 2014, Celebrity has pulled back the reservations for cabins with no names, addresses and full deposits registered.  We will still be able to make reservations with our group but the prices will be the market when the reservations are made.  Availability will be whatever they have open.  Our agent, Peggy Byron, can get prices for you on the type stateroom available if you are interested in going.

 


 

These are the prices we had for our cruisers originally.

CRUISETOUR prices are listed below (per person/double occupancy) and these include port charges and taxes, activities and the land tour as described above.

per person, 2 to a cabin

$2184.92   Inside Stateroom - cat 12                             Single   $3938.92       
$2424.92   Oceanview Stateroom - cat 8
                       Single   $4418.92

$2434.92   Oceanview Stateroom - cat 7 Mid Ship        Single   $4438.92
$2844.92   Balcony Stateroom - 2B
                               Single  $5258.92

 

We are able to offer the Cruisetour as a complete package but others may join us for the 7 day Cruise only and in order to be able to do this we reserved some cabins in a group without the tour and when we arrive in Seward some go to fly home and some go to the tour bus to proceed to Alyeska.  Cabins may be shared only with people in the same group...going to the same place.

 

CRUISE ONLY prices are listed below (per person/double occupancy) and these include port charges and taxes

$  994.92  Inside Stateroom - cat 12                                Single  $1558.92 
$1304.92  Oceanview Stateroom - cat 7                          Single  $2178.92
$1844.92  Balcony - 2C                                                   Single  $3258.92
$1874.92  Concierge C2
$1944.92  Concierge - C1
$2539.92  Sky Suite - Accessible

 

For either group, ask for pricing for a 3rd and/or 4th sharing any cabin

Check with our Agent, Peggy Byron, for prices and availability for Suites of any kind.

 

Concierge Class - Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as fresh flower arrangements, personalized stationery, and complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you've selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.There are additional charges if you want a concierge or the Aqua Class with concierge for a few hundred more.  You get a larger cabin and a butler!

 

 


what's included

 

What's Included in Your Cruise?


Almost everything is taken care of on this cruise ship with the original payment. Your stateroom accommodations, fantastic meals in the restaurants or cafés, snacks throughout the day, and even 24-hour room service is included. Entertainment in the theatre, and most other activities are part of your fare. If there is an extra charge, it should explain that in the daily newsletter.

The daily newsletter is your schedule of ship activities and entertainment events. It's also your guide to shipboard services with hours of operation. It is delivered nightly to your stateroom. Keep it close at hand, so you'll always know what's happening and where to go to participate.

On the other hand, you may want to spend every day in a deck chair reading a book from the onboard Library. Check out is free.  Just return before you leave the ship.

There is always a cards and games room. I have seen notes on a bulletin board asking for bridge players and these rooms usually have a stash of games. Sometimes people will be looking for partners.

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Gratuities on this voyage are $12 per person, per day, including the room stewards and wait staff in the restaurants, and unless you have pre-paid gratuities, the charge will be added daily to your shipboard account.  It is $12.50 for Concierge and Aqua class and $15.50 for Suite guests.
If you order any drinks from the bar, 15% gratuities are included in the tab and will be added to your shipboard account. Just sign and go.

 


 

This ship has a number of different items:

 

Celebrity iLoungeSM


Keep in touch 24 hours a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, our one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea. Celebrity iLounge also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.

Innovations Store
Your one-stop-spot at sea to find all the latest high-tech electronics including iPad® and iPod® mobile digital devices, MacBook® computers, a variety of laptops, digital accessories, and cool electronic toys. Best of all, whatever you purchase at the Innovations Store is duty-free.

 

 

Reservations

 

Reservations currently available through our Travel Agent:


Peggy Byron, Cruise Vacations
100 Swan Lake Circle
Birmingham, AL 35242
1-205-995-0036, 1-800-844-5785, FAX 1-205-995-2063

Email: Cruise Vacations <peggybyron@bellsouth.net>

Credit Cards or Checks are welcome

 

Deposits are $500 and are fully refundable until final payment time, June 1, 2014
 
Listing of current reservations for this cruise will be set up on another page with link here.