When: June 22nd – 29th
Cruise Line: Holland America’s ms Westerdam
DAY AT SEA (June 23)
JUNEAU (June 24, 1:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.)
Plan a day of fun family exploration in Alaska’s capital city! Hike or bike your way to the top of Mount Roberts (or take the famous tramway). Adventurers will love taking a floatplane over the ice fields, while the rest of the family can ride to the foot of the famous Mendenhall Glacier and see it up close. Zoom down a treetop zipline or sip hot cocoa from the cabin of a whale-watching excursion—there’s an experience for every member of the family in Juneau’s magnificent wilderness.
CRUISING GLACIER BAY (June 25, 7:00a.M.-4:00p.M.)
As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park; protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. How does it feel when a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.
SITKA (June 26, 7:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.)
The extraordinary vistas of Sitka are the perfect backdrop to that family portrait for the mantel at home. Kids of all ages will be enthralled with the variety of eagles and falcons in the Raptor Center, or you can join a kayak adventure through the bay where you’ll see humpback whales, otters and seabird rookeries. For an even more invigorating day, charter a salmon fishing excursion!
KETCHIKAN (June 27, 7:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.)
This rustic Alaska frontier town serves as the launching point for a world of outdoor adventures and memorable family moments. Put dad behind the wheel of a 4×4 Jeep Wrangler® and caravan along abandoned logging roads in the Tongass National Forest or climb into the skies on a floatplane sightseeing trip everyone will enjoy. For a more relaxed outing, visit Creek Street historical museum, see original Native American art in the many galleries or watch thousands of salmon as they leap up waterfalls on their annual upstream trek “home”!
VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA (June 28, 6:00 P.M.–11:59 P.M.)
Stroll with the family through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses and turreted castles, or head toward the Inner Harbor to watch your kids stare (and laugh) at one of the many street performers. Just outside the city, visit the lush Butchart Gardens filled with a variety of extraordinary plants and animals.
Concluding In Seattle, WA (Saturday, June 29, 2013)
Arrive: 7:00 A.M. Debarkation: 8:00 A.M.–10:00 A.M.
Join this Unforgettable Alaska Cruise with The Urban Alternative and Dr. Tony & Lois Evans, Anthony Evans Jr, Priscilla Shirer, Chrystal Hurst and Jonathan Evans
“We encourage you to consider joining us for this exclusive and once in a lifetime journey through Scripture and teaching all while surrounded by the amazement that is Alaska. You will be inspired in your personal journey as we embark on a journey together with the special guests I have gathered for this epic journey.
Of course our accommodations aboard the MS Westerdam will be nothing less than first class. We have reserved areas for study, relaxation, worship, and fellowship. We aim to equip you to have the best trip possible.”