SPACE NEEDLE IN SEATTLE IS SPACE AGE TOTEM POLE~~The driest, warmest, sunniest time to cruise to Alaska is in early September. Children have returned to school, lower cruise 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 warm and dry across 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 so will the moose. Salmon will be swimming upstream and Husky dogs can even take you on a sleigh ride. You can board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas in Seattle on Sept. 7, 2018, but it's best to arrive at least one day early to tour the amazing city of Seattle and to adjust to the Pacific time zone change. We will offer a pre-cruise hotel stay within walking distance to the Space Needle. And, of course, you will want to enjoy dinner in the spinning Space Needle. We'll tell you later how to arrange it. When docked in Victoria, British Columbia, you must visit Canada's world famous Butchart Gardens with more than 100 acres of flowers inspired by a man who truly loved his wife. Take time in Alaska to learn about totem poles. Alaskan families tell their stories with totem poles. Every British family has a Coat of Arms. Alaskan families have 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 that year it was entering the Space Age, never to return. Simultaneously companies like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, UPS, Expedia and Boeing began to appear there. No city in America has a more highly educated population. In Skagway take the world famous 3 hour White Pass Train ride climbing atop mountains in Alaska across to Canada. In your lifetime, you will never experience a more beautiful train ride. It is that spectacular! Every day during the cruise you can participate in water aerobics and other land based exercise classes. They will not conflict with shore excursions, primarily because it's daylight until 10 PM every day. See all you want. Do all you want. Daily exercise classes are taught by your hometown certified fitness instructors who travel with you. You can go home looking like a million without spending it! All classes are private, for club members only, and are included in your cruise fare. You will never forget Alaska. Cruises there sell out quickly for all cruise lines, not just Royal Caribbean. Book it now knowing you can cancel any time until May 22, 2018, with a full deposit refund. Insurance is not required for this club benefit. Another club benefit is our "Lay Away to Cruise Away" plan inviting you to make deposits at any time all year long. Then, when it's time to depart, your cruise is paid in full. Call today!
703-827-0414 or 800-955-9942
8 Days/ 7 Nights on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas
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Friday • 09/07/2018 Seattle, Washington 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 7:00 AM 8:30 PM
tuesday• 09/11/2018 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Wednesday• 09/12/2018 Fun&Fitness Sea Day    
Thursday• 09/13/2018 Victoria, British Columbia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
FRIDAY• 09/14/2018 Seattle, Washington 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 and 3 swimming pools, including one adults only Solarium pool for water aerobics; a fitness center, a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink (with free live shows); a mini-golf course; jogging and running track; and a choice of multiple restaurants, with live Broadway entertainment, a Las Vegas style casino, 15 bars, clubs and lounges with duty free shopping throughout the ship. Club members enjoy dinner together each evening at private dining tables in the formal dining room. Booking early assures a mid-ship cabin along with having the best tables in the formal dining hall.

Staterooms have one or two beds. Select when booking cabin.

(glass doors )
Ocean View

Wait list only as of 10/31/17
Call for wait list placement

Category Price
Inside Cat. Inside
$ 999
Ocean View Cat. Window
Balcony Cat. Balcony
Inside Cat. Inside
$ 1877
Ocean View Cat. Window
Balcony Cat. Balcony
Prices are based upon double occupancy. They do not include air fare. Taxes, US 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 America. Book ASAP!

Club members' reviews:

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.

"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

This page last updated: January 6, 2018