Next 5 people to sign up for the July 7 Alaskan cruise through Academy Travel will each receive Lisa's bestselling book, "Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to getting Control of Your Life", as featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show! Also your name will be put into a drawing to win a personal one-on-one telephone 'Bucket List Coaching Session' with Lisa, after the cruise.
Early birds you will receive my beautiful new "Treasure Book" of pure love. " Becoming Beautifully Scarred to Shine On". Your name will also be put into a drawing to win a private transformational life coaching session on board ship with me personally and also a chance to win the entire DVD four week journey series and seminar workbook of "Embrace Your Beautiful Scars and Shine On" with Julie tte Miles . Value of Gifts over $500.00.
First 5 people to sign up get free travel insurance (up to $100 per person)
Give a gift of a cruise travel GIFT CERTIFICATE to your loved one!
My book or CD of my book: 60 Sex & Tango, Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer
Free yoga class - Value $100
Wellness coaching session: Value $50
Free consultation on memoir writing. Value $50
Sign up for the 7-14 July Alaskan cruise through Dianne at Academy Travel (you do NOT have to sign up for the program) and receive:
1. Mary's award-winning book, Master Your World: 10 Dog-Inspired Leadership Lessons to Improve Productivity, Profits, and Communication,
2. the Master Your World full color workbook (great for leadership development),
3. the award-winning 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy book
4. the personal finance book, Money Smart: How Not to Buy Cat Food When You Don't Own a Cat
all on a handy flash drive with an extra 4G of free space! Flash drives will be distributed on the cruise
NCL - Magnificent PEARL
Sailing July 7th - 14th 2013
SEVEN NIGHT ALASKA CRUISE Out of Seattle,WA to the Inside Passage of Alaska!!
Sunny, fun and glorious!!
This is your time, the trip of your dreams to cruise and attend the
Transform Your Life 2013 Conference!!
Amazing things are in store for you at this
very powerful, empowerment, inspirational, exciting and transforming conference
Your days at sea will be full of inspiration with the BEST keynote speakers and special guest to Transform your life and get you going on all that you have ever desired and dreamed come true for you.!!
Your days at port in Skagway, Ketchikan and Juneau will be to your delight!! Excursions and a whole lot more are available and when you return the SPA and Free Styling Dining awaits for you.
70's by Day and 50's by night. Fun in the sun while looking at glaciers, whales and the beauty of Alaska!! Book Now, Don't wait, this is the Dream cruise with the Dream Team just for YOU!!!!!
price will go towards raising money for this non profit!
The Mission of Breast Cancer Angels is to provide financial and emotional assistance for women and their families as they are going through breast cancer treatment. Every year we assist more then 400 clients and their families and every year the need grows.
We are the only organization in Southern California that is financially assisting, on an ongoing basis, women (and men) that have long term metastatic breast cancer. Some of our clients were homeless when they were sent to us. Some needed food or help with their rent or utilities. They all needed to know that someone cared.
It is a general rule inAlaska that visitors should dress in layers, and Southeast Alaska is no different. The Inside Passage receives a fair amount of rain due to the fact that is resides within the Tongass National Forest, the nation's only temperate rainforest. It's also why the vegetation is so full and the landscape is so lush. The rain contributes to the significant beauty of the Inside Passage and visitors will tell you, a little rain never stopped anyone. See Inside Passage Climate & Weather for a complete clothing guide.
Wherever you go, you'll find unique Alaskan products and crafts. Be sure to look for the "Made in Alaska" logo, which indicates an item genuinely manufactured in Alaska. If you find a silver hand logo, it identifies the item as a Native Alaskan Handicraft.Handcrafted items, made of walrus ivory and other by-products of subsistence hunting, provide an income source for Native Alaskan artisans and a valuable investment for the buyer. Be careful though - some wildlife products cannot be transported through customs without special permits. Visitors are advised to mail these souvenirs home to avoid confusion at the border.
Alaska Packing List and Tips
Clothing you can layer: Long underwear, a fleece, and a waterproof/breathable shell
Comfortable shoes with good traction: Running shoes with good support are adequate for anything you'll do except hike steep hillsides (which you may not do). If you prefer something sturdier, lightweight hikers are great, and some are waterproof as well.
Sun protection: Lightweight, brimmed hat (sun and rain); sunglasses and sunscreen
Light winter cap/gloves/scarf: These really keep you warm if it gets unseasonably cold-or if you're feeling the effects of glacier-chilled wind-without adding a lot of weight.
Summer clothing: Unless you prefer last-minute local shopping, pack shorts and short sleeve shirts. Recent Alaskan summers have been hot and sunny.
Formal vs. casual: Casual dress is the way to go in Alaska. Some cruise-goers bring formal attire for onboard the ship, then break out the jeans on land.
Mosquito repellent: The bugs generally aren't as bad as people fear, and they're really only a big consideration in June and July. If you really want to protect yourself, there's nothing as effective as 100% DEET products. Mosquito head nets tend to be overkill unless you plan on doing a lot of hiking or tent camping, as they obscure visibility and can get warm.
Fishing license: You can order this ahead of time online, but it's easy to obtain from your air taxi, fishing guide, or most local groceries.
Small first aid kit: Most hotels and tour operators will have you covered, but it's convenient to have Band-Aids and ointment for minor emergencies
Camera/ video camera: Capture your Alaska experiences on film and don't forget the extras: film, batteries, lenses, chargers, and memory cards. NOTE: Pack film in your carry-on, rather than your checked luggage, as new airport screening equipment could ruin it.
Backpack or tote bag (medium to large)
Zipper-top bags:Freezer-size zipper-top bags are great to keep clothing folded and toiletries isolated (in case of leaks).Separate baggies make it easier to repack in case your luggage is searched, and extra bags are handy for storing dirty or damp clothing.
Identification and/or passport
Watch/ alarm clock: With so much daylight, it's easy to lose track of time.
Swimsuit: Your hotel may have hot tub, sauna, or pool facilities-or you may want to invigorate yourself with Alaska lake swimming (no kidding!).
Contact information: Bring cards with your contact information to give to new friends and mailing labels for sending postcards
What about tipping onboard the ship? How does that work? How much do I tip the steward? How often?
Usually you will find general tipping guidelines left in your cabin. But as a general rule, leave at least $3 per day for your steward and the waiter in the dining room (paid at the end of your trip). You generally also leave about half that amount for your busser. Of course, if you receive exceptional service, you can always tip more.
What are good side trips/land excursions for various ports?
Alaskan cruises usually offer a large variety of side trips/ land excursions. For example, in Ketchikan, a great shore excursion is the float plane trip to Misty Fjords National Monument, which is simply breathtaking. In Juneau, an excellent choice is the helicopter dog sled tour, which gives you an amazing aerial tour of glaciers, followed by a real Alaskan dog sled ride atop one of the glaciers. In Sitka, a really interesting underwater tour on Alaska's only semi-submersible ship is offered by Sealife Discovery Tours. Finally, in Skagway, a trip on the White Pass Railroad into Canada's Yukon Territory is a no-miss, with truly beautiful scenery along a track that dates back to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Of course, these are just some of the available options and a wonderful array of excursions is available in every Alaskan port.
Amidships - Toward the middle of the ship (also midship)
Ashore - On land
Astern - Behind the ship
Beam - Widest part of the ship
Bearing - Compass point direction into which the ship is headed
Below - Anything beneath the main deck
Berth - A bed; also a space to anchor or moor (tie up) the ship
Bilge - Lowest inner part of the ship's hull
Blast - Sound of the ship's horn
Bow - Front of the ship
Bridge - Place where the Captain and Officers control the ship
Bulkhead - Any wall aboard the ship
Buoy - A floating marker moored to the bottom of the sea or tied to an anchor
Cabin - A passenger guestroom; also called a stateroom
Cast Off - To release the lines that tie the ship to the pier
Chart - A nautical map to guide the ship
CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Come about - Turn the ship around
Course - Direction in which the ship is headed
Davit - Device for raising and lowering the lifeboats
Deck - Floor or level
Disembark - to leave the ship (also Debark)
Is there a cell phone reception while the ship is in the sea?
Very rarely. Often there is no reception even at the ports where the ship stops. Some people might get reception and/or digital roaming service at some points in their journey, but overall you shouldn't count on using your cell phone while enjoying your Alaskan cruise trip. If this is critical for you, you can check your cell phone provider's coverage map to see if any or all of the ports have coverage on your plan, but be careful about the roaming charges.
Is there Internet access on the ships?
Usually there is, but it can be somewhat expensive (say $10 per 30 minutes). Most people either don't use the Internet or just use it briefly to check their email. Some ships offer Wifi in the common areas or wired connections in the cabins, but the speed tends to be pretty slow, in addition to being pricey. If you are addicted to email, your best bet is to check for free or low-cost Wifi in each of the ports. It's easiest to find in Juneau, but it's available in Skagway and Ketchikan as well. In Skagway, look for the Skagway Bazaar on 6th and Broadway (hard to miss, it's a small town!) and in Ketchikan at the Best Western (free) and in McDonalds (for a fee).
What should I take with me on my cruise?
First of all, you should take binoculars and pack layers of clothing, especially remembering a waterproof windbreaker or raincoat of some sort. Also remember to pack sun block - those glaciers reflect a lot of the sun's rays. And don't forget your still camera and video camera, along with loads of tape and film (or memory cards). There is simply so much to photograph along the cruise route and film, video tapes, and especially memory cards are very expensive onboard or even in port stores.
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.
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 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 Jamaica 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 North Carolina, and you are forced to evacuate due to an approaching hurricane. Who will help you evacuate and who will reimburse your lost vacation investment
Attention, everyone. Listen for interesting announcements from the bridge. Often it's the captain talking about course headings, temperatures, etc., perhaps in an amusing European accent. These are not always broadcast direct to the stateroom unless you tune in to a certain channel on your television.
This electric and exciting journey is yours to behold. You will be guided to a more true self, where you naturally illuminate the room with your personal light. You will learn how to stay beautiful and radiate who you are, your truth and your authentic soul. You will step up and be a first follower, find your man/woman in the mirror, know who you are and what you desire. You are going to get your Golden Circle going, your beliefs, and your story and you will stand tall in your vulnerability with all that you are and all that you are not. As a bonus, you will learn how to reinvent yourself and shine on to be the light you were born to be.
Master Channels World Viral Journey Seminar Ambassador of LOVE and KINDNESS, Author/ Inspirational Speaker Life/Beauty/Business Coach and Creator/ CEO of The Greater Omnipresent Domain, Inc. will be taking you on YOUR JOURNEY to SHINE ON and contribute to the ENERGY of self love to heal the world and have peace on EARTH.
Transform Your Life Cruise Alaska 2013 Seminar At Sea: Keynote Juliette Miles
is the founding ambassador of Stop Bullying Ambassadors around the world. All ambassador's raise awareness to stop bullying and have a message for all souls to SHINE ON and contribute to the ENERGY of their self love to heal the world and have peace on EARTH. Her "Embrace Your Beautiful Scars and Shine On To Live Your Best Life", E-Journey is available around the world. "Becoming Beautifully Scarred to Shine On" is a beautiful, visually stunning and inspirational book of empowerment for your love of self and love for kindness and peace on EARTH to behold.
Note To Men: This is a great seminar for Men to learn how to empower their women!!!!!
We've come a long way, baby. Today's women believe that biology does not determine who has more right to be equal. Minority thinking is out. Joan's five life-changing tools will enable women to achieve real success and maximize their full human potential.
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE CRUISE 2013 SEMINAR @ SEA: KEYNOTE JOAN MORAN
Maximizing Your Potential: The Mind/Body/Spirit Connection.
Author/Speaker Joan Moran, yoga instructor at UCLA and author of 60, Sex & Tango, Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer, will host a round table discussion entitled Maximizing Your Potential: The Mind/Body/Spirit Connection. Joan will cover the topics relating to the best practices of a healthy and happy lifestyle, including nutrition, yoga, meditation. brain health and community volunteering.
JOAN TURNS THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN FOR SUCCESS
Classes offered in yoga, meditation on board $15 per class
Joan Moran, author of 60, Sex & Tango, Confessions of Beatnik Boomer---book signing available
Award-winning author, international speaker, professor, and finance expert, Mary Kelly, PhD is a retired Navy commander captivates her audiences.
Dr. Kelly's wealth building programs have helped thousands of people achieve their personal and financial goals. Quoted by Money magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and CBS, she is funny and dynamic, and she will help you develop a path to become more confident in reaching your personal financial goals.
"Treasure Mapping Your Goals...Manifesting Your Dreams into Reality".
LISA LELAS is a well known Lifestyle Coach, Author, & Speaker on the subject of Organizing one's Time, Space & Goals. Dubbed "The Bucket List Coach", Lisa will inspire you to follow your dreams by using basic tips from The Law of Attraction and creating an organized life plan. Lisa has been featured several times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as The Today Show, NBC network news, Extra, etc. Her regular appearances on talk radio and her weekly newspaper column, "Life Styling" add to her popularity throughout the northeast. Lisa is also the organizing segment reporter for 'Good Morning Connecticut' ABC-TV in CT, the host of "Simply Organized" on Community Cable TV, and a local magazine editor.
Her bestselling book, "Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life" has sold over 100,000 copies and the Audio-book version was ranked #1 best-selling audio book in the country for self-help genre, summer 2005.
Lisa's bestselling book, "Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life" as featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Reserve NOW for the best cabin locations on the ship!
A portion of your cabin price will go to support Breast Cancer Angels non profit
We have reserved the best cabins on the ship just for our cruise and they have been reserved since last year! All mid ship cabins!
Inside Cabin Deck 8 or 9 $891.50 total cabin price with port and tax is $1317.11
The most affordable way to cruise. Two lower beds convert to a queen-size bed. Deck 8 or 9 most mid ship inside cabins.
Approx. Size: 143 sq. ft.
Outside Cabins Deck 8 $976.50 total cabin price with port and tax is $1402.11
Obstructed Ocean view
These Ocean view Staterooms have a porthole, with an obstructed view. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed.
Approx. Size: 161 sq. ft.
Outside Cabins Deck 5 $1526.50
total cabin price with port and tax is $1952.11
Mid-Ship Ocean view Picture Window
Ocean view Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a big picture window to enjoy the view. These staterooms are mid-ship accommodations, which means you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Approx. Size: 161 sq. ft.
Balcony Cabin Category Deck 8 $1776.50
total cabin price with port and tax is $2202.11
These staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony
Approx. Size: 205 sq. ft.
Balcony Cabin Category Deck 9 $1826.50
total cabin price with port and tax is $2252.11
These staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.
Approx. Size: 205 sq. ft.
All categories can accommodate 3 or 4 people in the cabin.
Call for 3rd and 4th rates!
Port charges $235.00 per person additional
Governmental departure taxes are $190.61 per person additional
Transfers from ship to airport add $27 per person additional
Fares shown are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes, fees, and fuel supplement (where applicable) are additional. NCL reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, NCL will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day. Prices are based on availability and subject to change.
Deposit of $150 per person due at time of booking Pay with PayPal
Late fee of $100 per person after March 1, 2013
We strongly recommend travel insurance if you should need to cancel for any reason.
We proudly sell Travel Guard Insurance
that will cover your entire travel package!
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Or use your air miles!
Transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to cruise NOT included
Seattle's new Link Light Rail transportation system recently commenced service between SeaTac International Airport and downtown Seattle. The Westlake station is located one block from the The Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue. Please view current Link Light Rail information at
Inside cabins on the Norwegian Pearl include two lower beds, sitting area, and shower. The cabins have flat screen TVs, mini-bars, tea and coffee makers, Internet connection, and a private bath with separate shower.
Ocean View Cabin
The Norwegian Pearl ocean viewstaterooms has two lower beds, sitting area, and a picture window or porthole. Each stateroom has a flat screen TV, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, Internet connection, and a bathroom with a separate toilet, separate shower, and washstand with storage compartments.
Outside Cabin Porthole
Outside Cabins Obstructed Ocean view These Ocean view Staterooms sleep up to four guests and have a porthole, with an obstructed view. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two more.
Norwegian Pearl Ocean View Cabin with Balcony staterooms
sleep up to three or four guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa pulls out to sleep one more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with a great view. Because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Villa Garden Cabin
Norwegian Pearl Garden Villa
Garden Villas sleep up to eight with three separate bedrooms, each with a king or queen-size bed and luxury bath. With a living room, dining room, and incredible private garden with hot tub, you will have more than enough space to spread out and unwind. You'll also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.
The Norwegian Pearl has 10 Courtyard Villas with up to 572 square feet. Eight of the villas have separate children's bedrooms. Courtyard Villa suites can accommodate up to six guests and are perfect if you want to bring the kids. They have one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a luxury bath and shower, as well as a separate children's bedroom. Also features a living area, dining area, and private balcony. You will also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.
As a recipient of the Torchbearer Award, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle is proud to be in the top five percent of all Crowne Plaza hotels nationwide for guest satisfaction.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle is centrally located in the heart of Seattle's downtown business, financial and entertainment district. We are within easy walking distance of the Washington State Convention and Trade Center and unique attractions such as the Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, Safeco Field and Qwest Field.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle provides:
New Sleep Advantage™ beds
Expert concierge services
24-hour fitness & business center access
Event & meeting space for up to 400 attendees
On-site dining at the Regatta Bar & Grille
34 stories of fabulous cityscape views
High-Speed Wireless Internet (additional fee)
Each of our 415 spacious guest rooms offers one king bed or two queen or double beds, individual climate control, two phones, wireless internet, voice mail, a spacious work desk, 37" flat screen TV's, AM/FM CD clock radios, "On Command" which includes 80 current movies that can be viewed at your leisure, Showtime, CNN and ESPN, panorama view windows, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards as well as carefully selected amenities.
Since 1980, thousands of guests have trusted the comfort and convenience of our Downtown Seattle hotel. Experience our award-winning guest service for yourself, along with unparalleled access to all that makes Seattle one of America's greatest cities!
Your Adventure Starts at Our Port of Seattle Cruise Hotel
Experience an unforgettable getaway by booking a cruise package at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Seattle.
Minutes from our Downtown Seattle hotel, the Port of Seattle boasts:
Cruise terminals at Pier 66 (1 mile) and Pier 91 (3.9 miles)
10 of the finest cruise ships available by Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Holland America Line
Easy sailing from an American port
Be one of the 800,000 people expected to visit Seattle this year, and treat yourself to a relaxing escape over the Pacific Ocean. With sophisticated accommodations, modern amenities, and our Crowne Cruisin' Port of Seattle Cruise Package available for your convenience, make us your top choice for lodging before or after your upcoming cruise.
From the majestic beauty of glaciers and fjords to the amazing array of wildlife and marine life, Alaska is a truly unique destination. Seeing Alaska from a cruise ship is impressive. Experiencing Alaska by land on an Alaska shore excursion can be a once in lifetime experience.
We offer a wide variety of exceptional Alaska cruise excursions that provide our customers the best of Alaska. On one of our Juneau shore excursions, you can walk on famous Mendenhall Glacier, see a humpback whale up close, or take a relaxing tour of the city. On one of our Ketchikan shore excursions, cruise through Misty Fjords, see the native totems, or fly into the wilderness to see bears enjoying fresh salmon. On one of our Skagway shore excursions, you can ride in a helicopter to a glacier dog sledding camp, travel into the Yukon, or see the amazing variety of wildlife. We offers more than 70 Alaska shore excursions
Academy Cruises and Tours offers you the best value and service! We are a full service agency that has been in business since 1989. We can handle every aspect of your trip from air tickets, car rentals, hotel, cruise, tours and most important travel insurance! We're a proud member of the Travelsavers Consortium, which makes it possible for us to offer you the best prices available.
We are a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) You can trust a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) to listen to your needs and meet them when planning your next leisure or business trip.
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