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DANCING WITH THE STARS CRUISE: ALASKA

7-night Alaska Cruise

7-Day Alaska Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . reserved for Yavapai Hills community

July 26 - Aug 2, 2014
Holland America - ms Westerdam


Roundtrip Seattle, WA

Join your Yavapai Hills neighbors as we wine and dine, & dance and romance our way through the Inner Passage of Alaska for this fun community adventure!!

Holland America's Dancing with the Stars: At Sea events including
♦ complimentary dance lessons
♦ compete in the Dancing With The Stars: At Sea competition
♦ a chance to meet the dancers, ask questions and take photos
♦ a dazzling production starring celebrities and the famed dance pros, complete with glamorous costumes and routines from the TV show.
Currently scheduled to appear on select sailings are two-time champion pro dancers Mark Ballas and Kym Johnson; pros Tristan MacManus and Lacey Schwimmer; and some of your favorite celebrity competitors.
* More dance pros and celebrities to be announced.

♦ 5 incredible ports. Seattle, Washington; Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm; Juneau, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington

FLYER

July 26 - Aug 2, 2014

Reserved - Yavapai Hills Community

Overview

from $999 per person

July 26 - Aug 2, 2014
Holland America - ms Westerdam


Roundtrip Seattle, WA

Time Sensitive: Staterooms are very limited. Reserve early!



Itinerary

from $749 per person

July 26 - Aug 2, 2014
Holland America - ms Oosterdam


Roundtrip Seattle, WA


7-night Alaska
♥ Seattle, WA
♥ At Sea
♥ Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm
♥ Juneau, Alaska
♥ Sitka, Alaska
♥ Ketchikan, Alaska
♥ Victoria, British Columbia
♥ Seattle, WA

Cruise Includes:
7-night cruise, meals and entertainment.


Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Shore Excursions


Visit our complete Shore Excursions Showcase for exciting and memorable day trips while on your cruise!!
You'll find our Shore Excursions are priced less than the ships, and feature smaller groups - usually 8 to 20 participants. Our Tour Guides are experts in their regions, and will show you an unforgettable day! Book online in your jammies.

Click here: Shore Excursions

Ship Info


Pricing & Staterooms

July 26 - Aug 2, 2014
Holland America - ms Oosterdam


Roundtrip Seattle, WA
Stateroom prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

Interior Stateroom from $999 pp
Oceanview Stateroom from $1,199 pp
Balcony Stateroom from $2,199 pp
Superior Verandah Suites from $2,399 pp


Above rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Government fees/taxes of $156.86, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.


Pre-Trip PACKAGE, includes
1or 2-nights Hotel in Seattle - Marriott
Airport to Hotel Transfer (Inbound)
Port /Airport Transfers (RT)
Customized for you. Please call for details and pricing.

Optional, but strongly recommended: Travel Insurance $180 pp

DEPOSIT: $400 pp at time of booking.
Payment plan for balance will be offered during the Check-Out process. Final payment due approx. 90 days before departure date.



Additional Add Ons:
Roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions


Holland America Cancellation Policy

Caribbean (except Rotterdam); Panama Canal; Mexico; Canada & New England; Pacific Coastal; Pacific Northwest; Alaska and Alaska CruiseTours; Europe (except Prinsendam Europe, 30+ day Transatlantic and segments of 30+ day Transatlantic) and 27-day or less Hawaii sailings <

There is a $100 non-refundable fee for cancellation, plus:

75–57 days before commencing travel: an amount equal to deposit requirement;
56–29 days before commencing travel: 50% of gross fare;
28–16 days before commencing travel: 75% of gross fare;
15 days or less before commencing travel: 100% of gross fare.

For complete Holland America Cancellation Policy, click Policy

Travel Insurance


Travel insurance offers travelers coverage for unforeseen problems, from a cancelled flight to a serious illness—or in rare cases, even an act of terrorism or the financial default of a travel supplier. If an illness, accident, or other covered unforeseen circumstance forces a traveler to cancel or interrupt their travel plans, they face two potentially major financial losses—money invested in nonrefundable pre-payments and medical expenses that in many instances may not be covered by health insurance.


10 Reasons to Purchase Travel Insurance

There are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling.
To demonstrate the importance of purchasing travel insurance, and emergency travel services, here are 10 common examples of what could go wrong.

♦ It's 10 p.m. and you and your immediate family arrive at the airport for a connecting flight, only to find that your flight has been cancelled. Who can assist you with finding new flights to get everyone home?

♦ Your bag was lost with your insulin inside. You need help to locate your bag as soon as possible and have your emergency prescription filled. Who do you call?

♦ Your first visit to Europe, and your passport and wallet are stolen. Where do you turn for emergency cash, and how will you get your passport replaced?

♦ You're involved in an accident in New Zealand and adequate medical treatment is not available. Who will help arrange and pay for a medical evacuation?

♦ If your sister-in-law becomes seriously ill and you must cancel your trip, what happens to your non-refundable deposits or pre-payments?

♦ You arrive in Rome and your luggage doesn't. If it's lost, who will help you find it? If it's delayed, who will pay for your necessities? If it's stolen, who will pay to replace it?

♦ Your cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt. Who will pay for your non-refundable expenses? Who will help get you to your destination?

♦ You're walking down a street in Rio and twist your ankle. Who can help you find an English-speaking physician?

♦ Three weeks before your scheduled arrival, a terrorist incident occurs in the city to which you are planning to visit. Who will pay if you want to cancel your trip?

♦ You are at a beach resort in Jamaica, and you are forced to evacuate due to an approaching hurricane. Who will help you evacuate and who will reimburse your lost vacation investment?

It's a very small investment for HUGE peace of mind.

Itinerary:

DAY 1

Embarcation - Seattle, WA


Embarcation begins at Noon.
Sail from Seattle at 4:00

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CHECKING-IN:

♠ Get to the Pier
Please arrive no earlier than 11AM. The building may not be open before this time.

♠ Check Your Luggage
Attach a Holland America Line Bag Tag to all pieces of checked luggage. Upon arrival, staff will meet you and give instructions regarding your baggage. Please show your cruise ticket to the security personnel. Your bags will be scanned and then loaded onboard and delivered to your stateroom.

♠ Check Your Documents
ONLINE CHECK-IN DOCUMENTATION
Guests who have completed the Online Check-In requirements are only required to present the following:
Proof of Citizenship
Signature Preferred Boarding Pass
The credit card you wish to use for onboard expenses.
Holland America Line Health Questionnaire (fill out on arrival)


DAY 2

Day At Sea!




DAY 3

3p - 8p

Scenic Crusing Tracy Arm


Stephens Passage takes a hard right turn into the sheer rock of the Boundary Ranges at Tracy Arm, a narrow, twisting, 30-mile-long fjord that ends at the twin Sawyer glaciers. Lush rain forest recedes to reveal bare rock, and verticality predominates: 7,000-foot peaks, sheer rock faces, waterfalls at every turn.
And tucked away at the end of this remarkable waterway are two very active reminders of the Ice Age – the twin Sawyer Glaciers, calving icebergs into the jade-colored inland sea.


DAY 4

7a - 6p

Juneau, Alaska


No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast.
You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.


DAY 5

8a - 4p

Sitka, Alaska


The onion domes of St. Michael's Cathedral are your first clue that Sitka was once a key Russian settlement. Indeed, it was capital of Russian America, seat of the bishop of Kamchatka, and the most important port on the West Coast for the first half of the 19th century.
Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, be greeted by native Tlingit people, then stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867. The dramatic setting in the shadow of Mt. Edgecumbe is one of the loveliest in the Great North.


DAY 6

7a - 1p

Ketchikan, Alaska


Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World.
Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deepwater fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters.


DAY 7

6p - Midnite

Victoria, British Columbia


Hello, England. Fancy meeting you here! Victoria is a city that started as Salish Village, spent a roustabout adolescence as a main port for gold prospectors and opium traders, and then transformed itself into an icon of British gentility after the completion of the trans-Canada railroad put neighboring Vancouver in the ascendant.
Two events were seminal: the opening of Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the completion of the Empress Hotel in 1908. Butchart is a collection of gardens more than a single garden -- highlights for cruise visitors include the Sunken Garden (built from a former limestone quarry), the Italian Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Rose Garden (breathe deeply). The Empress Hotel is merely a national icon. Come in for high tea.


Disembarkation

SEATTLE - DISEMBARK SHIP


Approximate Time of Disembarkation

In Seattle, disembarkation typically starts at 8:30AM and ends at 10:30AM.

Government Clearance
All Guests are subject to Department of Homeland Security Screening. Please keep your citizenship documents with you at all times.






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