SPACE NEEDLE IN SEATTLE IS A SPACE AGE TOTEM POLE~~The driest, warmest, sunniest time to cruise to Alaska is early September. Children have returned to school, the ships are quiet, lower prices are in effect and the weather is superb. Just as it is warm and dry across America at that time of year, so is it prime weather in Alaska. For this cruise you can wear casual clothes in layers with all-weather jackets. No big coats are needed. Whales will be out and moose will be walking about too. Salmon are swimming upstream in September, and Husky dogs can even take you on a sleigh ride. You board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas in Seattle on Sept. 7, 2018. However, it's best to arrive at least one day early to Seattle to tour this amazing city and to adjust to the Pacific Time Zone change. We will offer a pre-cruise night stay in a hotel walking distance to the Space Needle. Of course you will want to enjoy dinner in the rotating Space Needle. When docked in Victoria, British Columbia, you can visit Canada's world famous Butchart Gardens with its more than 100 acres of flowers and plants. It was inspired by a man who truly loved his wife. In Alaska learn all about totem poles. Alaskan families tell their personal stories when creating tribal (family) totem poles. A British family will have a Coat of Arms. Alaskan families have their totem poles. In fact, for the 1962 World's Fair....Seattle erected its own totem pole calling it a Space Needle. Seattle told the world in 1962 that it was entering the Space Age, never to return. Simultaneously companies like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, UPS, Expedia and Boeing began to appear there too. No city in America has a more highly educated population. The city is totally organized and spotless clean. In Skagway take the world famous 3 hour train ride along the White Pass Trail climbing atop the mountains of Canada and Alaska. In your lifetime, you will never take a more beautiful train ride. Anywhere. Ever. It's that spectacular! And every day on this cruise you can participate in water aerobics, along with other land based exercise classes too. Classes will not conflict with the excursions you want to take because it's daylight until 10 PM. See all you want. Do all you want. Exercise classes are taught daily by your favorite hometown certified fitness instructors who travel with you. You can returnlooking like a million dollars without spending it! All classes are private, for club members only, and are included in your cruise fare. Gaze upon Alaska. Touch it, feel it, breathe it. You will never forget this travel experience. Alaska cruises sell out fast every year for all cruise lines, not only Royal Caribbean. Travelers are not going to Europe these days. In fact, Europeans are traveling over here! This makes even more important to book this cruise as soon as possible. Book it now knowing you can cancel at any time until May 22, 2018, with a 100% deposit refund. Insurance is not required for this club benefit. Insurance, however, will be required after May 22, 2018. Call now. Best cabins and prices always sell out first.
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8 Days/ 7 Nights on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas
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Friday • 09/07/2018 Seattle, Washington Click for Seattle, Washington Forecast Info Link   4:00 PM
Saturday • 09/08/2018 Fun&Fitness Sea Day    
Sunday • 09/09/2018 NOON 9:00 PM
Monday• 09/10/2018 Skagway, Alaska Click for Skagway, Alaska Forecast 7:00 AM 8:30 PM
tuesday• 09/11/2018 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska Click for Juneau, Alaska Forecast 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Wednesday• 09/12/2018 Fun&Fitness Sea Day    
Thursday• 09/13/2018 Victoria, British Columbia Click for Seattle, Washington Forecast 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
FRIDAY• 09/14/2018 Seattle, Washington Click for Seattle, Washington Forecast Info Link 6:00 AM  

September 7 - 14, 2018 :
R/T from Seattle, WA


A $500 per stateroom (or $250 per person) deposit secures a mid-ship cabin. After booking you're sent an e-mail confirmation with your stateroom number. Final payment is due by May 22, 2018. Until this date any deposit is 100% refundable without requiring insurance. After this date travel insurance is required at a starting price of $69 per person.

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS HIGHLIGHTS~ 6 whirlpools, with 3 more pools including an adults only Solarium for water aerobics; fitness center, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink (with live shows); mini-golf course; jogging and running track; multiple choice of restaurants, Broadway entertainment every evening, casino, 15 bars, clubs and lounges with duty free shopping throughout the Royal Promenade. Club members especially enjoy having dinner together each evening at their own private dining tables in the formal dining room.

"My husband Gary and I had a wonderful time on this cruise! Between having the water classes, line dancing, afternoon exercise sessions and great entertainment, we had a total blast. Thank you for making all our travel arrangements so easy. We will come back!" Joan Felser, Clearwater, FL Jan., 2015

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Balcony Cat. Balcony
Inside Cat. Inside
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Prices are based upon double occupancy. They do not include air fare. Total taxes, customs fees and service charges are $197 more per person. Travel insurance is required starting at $69 per person. Prices are subject to availability. Hotel and pre-cruise tour recommendations for Seattle are available. Book now for best prices and staterooms. For air fares call Twins Travel: 703-583-2008. Do not wait to book to Alaska. It is the number one cruise destination in the world. Book it ASAP!

Club members review cruise to Alaska in 2015:

Thank you for all your very good planning and putting together of our Great Vacation! We had a wonderful time and look forward to more! Candace and Don Ramsey, Grand Prairie, TX.

This was a wonderful cruise! We saw 20-30 whales. The Captain let us stay way over for our whale excursion. He said he'd never seen so many at one time. We had a great trip and will do more. Thank you so much! Carole Cohen, Fairview, TX.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work to prepare this marvelous cruise. We really enjoyed the experience. We liked our cabin's location very much. All the instructors were great and we met a lot of fun people in the club from all over our country. Marian Webber, Washington, D.C.

Had a great time, especially with the guests sitting at our dinner table each evening! The fitness classes were awesome. The cruise was excellent! Look forward to cruising again with you very, very soon. Hattie Jones, Garland, TX.

This Alaska trip was a dream come true! It took two years to plan for it, with help of my instructor Barb Batson, who is an angel. It was more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Fun & Fitness for making my dream come true and helping me shrink my Bucket List by one more magical event! Gloria Smith, Nashville, TN.

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