NORTH PACIFIC CROSSING FROM VANCOUVER TO ALASKA & JAPAN
aboard Norwegian JEWEL
Vancouver, BC to Tokyo, Japan
20-Days September 17 – October 6, 2018
Make your way from the western coast of Canada across the Pacific Ocean to Tokyo on this 19-day voyage. Stopping at Ketchikan, Alaska, get close to authentic totem poles at Saxman Village or Totem Bight State Park. Then, charming Seward is yours discover – enjoy breathtaking mountain and sea views while browsing the shops in the city’s historic downtown. Across the ocean in Hakodate, Japan, tour renovated early 20th-century red-brick warehouses on the waterfront, remnants of the city’s blossoming international trade. And if sushi is your thing, be sure to enjoy a roll in Aomori, where the seafood is fresh and plentiful.
Day 1 Vancouver, BC Embark 4:00 pm
Day 2 At Sea — —
Day 3 Ketchikan, ALASKA 6:00 am 3:00 pm
Day 4 Juneau, ALASKA 7:00 am 1:00 pm
Cruise GLACIER BAY pm pm
Day 5 At Sea — —
Day 6 Seaward, ALASKA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 7 At Sea — —
Day 8 At Sea — —
Day 9 At Sea — —
Day 10 Cross International Dateline — —
Day 11 At Sea — —
Day 12 At Sea — —
Day 13 Petropavlovsk, RUSSIA 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Day 14 At Sea — —
Day 15 At Sea — —
Day 16 Sapporo, JAPAN 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Day 17 Hakodate, JAPAN 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Day 18 Aomori, JAPAN 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Day 19 At Sea — —
Day 20 Tokyo/Yokohama, JAPAN Disembark
DOUBLE Occupancy Fares In CA$: SINGLE Occupancy Fares In CA$:
INSIDE – Category IB $2,395 INSIDE – Category IB $4,395
OUTSIDE – Category OB $2,795 OUTSIDE – Category OB $5,195
BALCONY – Category BB $3,895 BALCONY – Category BB $7,395
BALCONY – Category BA $3,995
Final payment is due by JUNE 7, 2018.
ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
20-Day cruise with all your meals and entertainment (shore excursions are not included).
“Unlimited Beverage Package” with prepaid service charges & prepaid shipboard gratuities.
All port taxes and government fees.
Please Note: Cost of airfare and transfers will be quoted at time of booking
when available with NCL as well as any optional hotel stays with your cruise.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Positioned between the snow-dusted North Shore Mountains and the rich, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver blends big-city sophistication with small-town charm. Don’t miss Queen Elizabeth Park – a 130-acre civic arboretum accented with sculptures by modern artist Henry Moore.
KETCHIKAN, ALASKA – Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness.
JUNEAU, ALASKA – Juneau has been called “Alaska’s peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area’s many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a treck worthwhile.
CRUISE SAWYER GLACIER – Prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Travel through Tracy Arm Fjord and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Sawyer Glacier.
SEWARD, ALASKA – Best known for its beautiful parks and mountain scenery, Seward, Alaska is not to be missed. There is nearly an endless variety of outdoor activities to enjoy in Seward, from mountain biking and climbing, to rafting, sea kayaking, and dog-sledding, and even skiing, fishing or white-water rafting. Explore scenic hiking trails or have a picnic among the pristine landscape. There’s no shortage of enjoyable pastimes in Alaska’s City of Seward.
PETROPAVLOVSK, RUSSIA – Sublime views of two giant volcanoes and a long line of snow-capped mountains greet you upon arrival in Petropavlovsk. Wander the streets of this fishing town past a quaint wooden chapel and historic monuments, and stop for a beer at a charming café. Visit the Kamchatka Museum, overlooking the bay, where dioramas of nomadic herders, old cannonballs and other artifacts will take you back in time. Or explore ancient geological relics at the Museum of Volcanoes.
SAPPORO, JAPAN – Considering its population was just seven in 1857, Sapporo is one of Japan’s youngest major cities. Hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics gave the city a lot visibility. Catch a chair lift to the top of a ski jump to Okurayama Observatory for incredible views of Sapporo below. Or, head to the Historic Village of Hokkaido just outside the city to tour around 60 buildings dating from 1868 to 1926, which are set up as a typical town as well as fishing, farming and mountain villages. Alternatively, pay a visit to Noboribetsu to pamper yourself in healing, mineral-rich hot springs.
HAKODATE, JAPAN – The best view of Hakodate is seen from high atop its namesake mountain. Ride the gondola to the observation deck and gaze down at the spectacular vista below. Immerse yourself in history within the star-shaped walls of Fort Goryokaku and explore the site of famous battles that transformed Japan. Work up an appetite strolling along the city’s sloping streets and enjoy a mouth-watering seafood rice bowl (kaisen-don) from the Hakodate Morning Market.
AOMORI, JAPAN – In Aomori, immerse yourself in history as you visit fascinating archaeological sites, ancient villages and cultural museums. Come hungry for culinary delights and create your own donburi from the fresh, local seafood sold at Furukawa Fish Market. Or discover one of the city’s many apple groves and taste green and red apples and homemade jams and juice.
TOKYO (YOKOHAMA), JAPAN – Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.