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September 3, 2016

How to make sure you are on the ship

To reserve your cabin for this great family reunion, please fill out this form and Alisen from Sunward Adventures will call and confirm your space on the ship and the group.  You can also contact Alisen at Alisen@sunward.com, or call the office at 800-786-9273 x109.  Or call Alisen's cell phone at 775-790-2612.

A Deposit of $350 per person / $700 per Cabin is required to reserve a Stateroom

If you want a handicap accessible stateroom, please call as soon as possible as they sell out fast

Cancellation Penalties

Today - June 19, 2016 - Full Refund

June 20, 2016 - $350 per person

July 8, 2016 - 50% of the Cruise Price per person

August 5, 2016 - 75% of the Cruise Price per person

August 18, 2016 - 100% of the Cruise Price per person

Travel & Cancellation Insurance is available - ask Alisen when making your reservations.


To experience the real Alaska, come to where the mountains are taller, the rivers mightier and the wildlife more plentiful than any place on earth.  This is cruising Alaska.  A rugged, untamed wilderness where the forests go on forever and the summer days never end.  Alaska is a pristine wilderness of ice-blue glaciers, snow-capped mountain peaks and huge whales breaking the surface of crystalline waters.

Saturday, September 3, 2016                    Seattle, Washington, US - Check in Starts at 1:00PM                                                         --                     4:00 PM

Sunday, September 4, 2016                       At Sea                                                                                                                                  --                               --

Monday, September 5, 2016                      Juneau, Alaska, US                                                                                               1:00 PM                  10:00 PM

Tuesday, September 6, 2016                     Glacier Bay - Cruising Only                                                                                     7:00 AM                  4:00 PM

Wednesday, September 7, 2016                Sitka, Alaska, US                                                                                                   7:00 AM                   3:30 PM

Thursday, September 8, 2016                    Ketchikan, Alaska, US                                                                                            7:00 AM                   1:00 PM

Friday, September 9, 2016                         Victoria, British Columbia, Canada                                                                          6:00 PM                  11:59 PM

Saturday, September 10, 2016                   Seattle, Washington, US                                                                                        7:00 AM

Group Cabins Available

Other categories are on request

 

 All Staterooms include the following amenities:

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

 

 The configuration of Accessible Staterooms may vary from the non-accessible staterooms shown here.

 

Interior Cabin (L & J) - Starting from $1128.68 per person

 Approximately 151-233 sq.ft.  2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size  bed, shower. 

Ocean View Cabin (F, E, DD) Starting from $1498.68 per person

 

 Approximately 174 - 180 sq. ft.   2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

 

Balcony Cabin (VD, VC, VB) Starting from $1828.68 per person

 Approximately 212 - 359 sq. ft. including verandah.   2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suites (SY) Starting from $2128.68 per person

Approximately 372 - 384 sq. ft. including verandah.  2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.

In addition to standard stateroom amenities, the following are included:

  • A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

 

Activities and Entertainment while onboard

Every day aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship brings a wealth of onboard cruise activities and new things to do, along with the freedom to partake in as many — or as few — as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream — do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Café, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

BB King's Blues Club

BB King's Blues ClubDirect from Beale Street, our B.B. King All-Star band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, the band does it all while you enjoy a signature drink or dance the blues away. B.B. King Blues Club — it’s good for your soul.

Spa Treatment

Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate 

Of all the fascinating places you can visit on a Holland America Line cruise ship, none rejuvenates and relaxes like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, featuring heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Choose the blissful pampering of a facial therapy or let the trained fingers of a massage therapist soothe your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in herbs, all the while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying the indulgences that are a signature feature of luxurious Holland America Line cruises.

Relaxing treatment rooms onboard our cruise ships also offer breathtaking views where guests can enjoy exotic skin, body and hair treatments ranging from hot stone massages and pedicures to hair styling and facials. Facilities include:

  • A hydrotherapy pool bubbling with warm, therapeutic sea water. Available on select ships only.
  • Heated ceramic lounge reminiscent of an opulent Turkish bath except ms Prinsendam.
  • Private treatment rooms, including couple's massage rooms.
  • Massage therapy inspired by an exotic blend of cultures — from Hawaiian Lomi Lomi to the Thai Herbal Poultice Massage.
  • The latest exotic skin, body, hair and nail treatments.
  • Knowledgeable, professional therapists trained to guide you through your spa experience.

For rejuvenation through exercise, Holland America Line spas offer fitness classes to help you achieve optimum health and vitality. Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycling and cardio circuit training are available for participants at all levels. Take advantage of treadmills, stationary bikes, stairsteppers, rowing machines, weights and weight machines. Staffed with professionals, the tranquil Greenhouse Spa & Salon invites guests to embrace sensory indulgence on a luxurious cruise vacation to remember.

The Culinary Arts Center

Embrace your culinary passion 

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine® magazine, offers a groundbreaking experience that combines a love of food and wine with unique and engaging programs. Join us in our theater-style venue and state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen for the following experiences:

  • Hands-on cooking classes:
    Unleash your inner chef and learn new culinary skills alongside our award-winning chefs and culinary guests.
  • Appearances by special guest chefs: 
    Some of the world’s leading culinary experts will join us on board for live cooking shows, book signings and special menu offerings.
  • Winetasting and mixology:
    Delight your palate with innovative food and wine pairings handcrafted by visiting vintners and our own Holland America Line cellarmasters. On selected cruises, take home Food & Wine® recipe cards and wine tasting notes along with copies of the magazine.
  • Regionally inspired workshops:
    Discover the secrets and unique traditions of regional cuisine, from the flavors of Alaska to pasta making in the Mediterranean. Local market tours are available in selected ports of call.
  • Enjoy the program broadcast:
    Each program can be viewed from the comfort of your stateroom via broadcast.

 Wine Tasting and Mixology 

In conjunction with the Holland America Line Beverage team the Culinary Art Center offers a Signature Cocktail program where guests can learn how to prepare world class cocktails from one of the ship’s bartenders. Wine tastings hosted by the Cellar Master and Party Planner are also available on every cruise. You can enjoy two different tasting levels – Navigator Wine Tasting or Premium Wine Tasting.

Explorations Café 

The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times offers a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink provided by Torrefazione Italia. Additional highlights include:

  • Internet stations featuring news and email, with free access to The New York Times online edition (wireless hot spots also available for those traveling with laptops)
  • Destination-related content provided by The New York Times, as well as unique travel-related New York Times crossword puzzles
  • Large jigsaw puzzle tables
  • The Explorations Speaker Series on longer voyages, feature guest lecturers and discussions on varied topics related to the history, culture and cuisine of ports of call

 

Seattle, Washington

Located in the midst of mountains and water, Seattle's scenery is truly a sight to see.  Along with the alluring appearance of Seattle it also entails plenty of entertainment and attractions.  If you're a sports fanatic, Seattle offers games by the Seattle Seahawks, Sonics, Angels or the Rainier's.  If you acquire more of an artsy taste, Seattle also provides museums such as the Bellevue Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the Henry Art Gallery. For those of you who are more into Science and History, you'll be more interested in the Burke Museum, Museum of Flight, Museum of History and Industry, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, etc.  No matter what your preference includes, Seattle accommodates all.

Juneau, Alaska

Alaska's capital can't be reached by road. You fly or sail here to enjoy its greeting of dockside flags and flowers.  It is surprisingly urban and cultured for being so remote.  Visit the museum for insights into Inuit culture and crafts.  Drive up to Mendenhall, the only glacier inside city limits!  Or get an aerial view from a helicopter.  Fish for silver salmon, or just enjoy some off the grill --then kick back at the Red Dog Saloon.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 or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Preserved as a National Monument, Glacier Bay is an extraordinary collection of glaciers in a contained region.  Only two ships per day are permitted to enter the bay during the summer months, when whales come here to feed.  The ice in Glacier Bay fell as snow, hundreds of years ago, on the ice fields in the mountains above.  Compressed by its own tremendous weight, it slowly flows through valleys to the sea, where in some cases it breaks off in great chunks called calves, to float free as icebergs and "bergy bits"

Sitka, Alaska

When Alaska belonged to Russia, Sitka was the capital and center for its fur trading empire.  Today, Sitka's a Russian heritage and magnificent setting make it an enchanting destination.  The city features a harbor studded with islands, a backdrop of mountains and spectacular Mt.  Edgecumbe, a volcano often compared to Japan's Mt. Fuji.  Sitka displays its past in such attractions as St. Michael's Cathedral with its striking onion-shaped dome, the Russian Blockhouse, and world famous New Archangel Dancers.  Visit the Historic Park, with a ruined Indian fort where Tingit Indians battled Russian settlers in 1604.

Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world. The canneries are busy, and the stream below Creek Street's rustic boardwalk bustles with life.  Visit the ancient grove of Totem Bright, the largest collection of authentic totem poles anywhere.  make a flight to nearby Misty Fjords-- a breathtaking vista of Alaska's unspoiled wilderness and America's newest national monument, or, try a little salmon fishing.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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.

Holland America Cruise Line

For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

Today, Holland America Line's fleet of 15 elegant, mid-size ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages. Along with enticing destinations, we offer one-of-a-kind programs such as the Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, Digital Workshop powered by Windows® and The Collections of Holland America Line - specially chosen shore excursions to further enhance our guests' appreciation and understanding of the places they visit.

 

ms Westerdam

The third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships, Westerdam embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Most of her staterooms have ocean views and many have private verandahs.

The theme of Westerdam's art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Art ranges from paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Half Moon, to a huge Indian silver-overlaid wood palace doorway, a bone tobacco pipe carved in the shape of a woman's head to a collection of 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved limestone figures from Ecuador. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and signature sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt.

Guests on Westerdam will be able to "show and tell" their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking — so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home.

Join us aboard Westerdam as we explore Alaska.

Should you want to look at the current brochure from Holland America and Alaska cruises please click here.

Evenings onboard glitter with entertainment choices

  • Spectacular shows
  • Live music
  • Diverse lounges and bars
  • Movies
  • Casino gaming
  • Fresh schedule with new activities daily

 

Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

 

Evenings on board Holland America cruise ships glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on every Holland America Line cruise

Glamour. Enchantment. Thrilling dancing. It’s all part of the incredible entertainment on board Holland America Line withDancing with the Stars: At Sea

Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show.

In addition to the theme cruises, all the cruise ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show's professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select cruise guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.

Gaming Action in the Casino


 

Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, our Casino offers a variety of games for all levels as well as complimentary lessons from our friendly dealers and tournaments for veteran players.


Casino

dice on craps table

 

Let The Games Begin

  • Table Games — Play Blackjack, Roulette, Craps (select ships), Three Card Poker, Let it Ride (select ships), Texas Hold ‘Em and more.
  • Slots — From penny to five-dollar machines and multi-denomination games, plus video poker, we’ve got the game for you. You’ll find slot favorites such as Wolf Run, Wheel of Fortune, Aruze "The Gold", Bally Quick Hits and many more! Bonus spins and progressive jackpots add excitement for players.
  • Cruise Lottery — Guests on all ships can play the cruise lottery for a chance to win a 7- day cruise.
  • Scratch tickets are now on sale — Choose from $1 to $20 tickets — you could win up to $100,000!
  • Tournaments — Join in the fun of a Slot or Blackjack tournament for that extra chance to win big. Show your poker face during one of our exciting Texas Hold'em Poker tournaments.
  • Gaming Lessons - Learn how to play a new casino game with free gaming lessons on board.

 

  At the Movies

   

  • Movies with free popcorn in the ship's movie theatre
  • Giant LED screen on deck for open-air movies. Available on select ships.
  • Ship Flicks, a catalogue of over 1,000 DVD titles available for stateroom delivery and viewing

 

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