ALASKA TO ASIA CruiseTOUR aboard Norwegian Jewel

09/16/2018 - 10/08/2018

23-day CruiseTOUR from $2249 with $349 LOW-cost AIR!

52 GREAT TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $99, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason, Escorted, MORE!

…One of 52 GREAT TRIPS

ALASKA TO ASIA

aboard NCL Norwegian Jewel

Seattle ~ Vancouver ~ Canada’s Scenic Inside Passage ~ Ketchikan, Alaska ~ Juneau, Alaska ~ Tracy Arm Glaciers ~ Seward & Anchorage, Alaska ~  Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia ~ Sapporo & Muroran, Japan ~ Hakodate, Japan ~ Aomori, Japan ~ Tokyo ~ Optional 7 Day Post Tour Best of China / Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

So Much Is Included ~ LOW-cost Air Add from just $349 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection Plan plus Cancel For ANY Reason option  ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!

23 Day ALASKA TO ASIA CruiseTOUR from just $2249. LOW-Cost Air is available from many cities!  This amazing trip is a 52 GREAT TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST  AIR) to Seattle (and return from Tokyo). Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection Plan (FREE CANCELLATION TRAVEL PROTECTION) and already free to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Seattle / Vancouver and Japan.  Enjoy an exciting 20 Day cruise aboard NCL Norwegian Jewel. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) while in Seattle & Japan.  Your comprehensive sightseeing will include the best Seattle, Vancouver & Tokyo..  Experience a 1-night Seattle and a 2-night Tokyo stay with sightseeing. You can even add an optional 7-day post tour of China featuring Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. This is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience.  This is the ONLY 2018 departure so we recommend you act fast!

ITINERARY.............................................

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs September 16, 2018

Day 1 | LOW-cost Air USA to Seattle

Fly from Select USA cities to Seattle (other cities on request).  Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included to your first class (3 star) hotel. Check into the Best Western Executel (or similar). You may upgrade to the deluxe (4 star) Sheraton Seattle (or similar).  Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner with your other CruiseTOUR participants.

Day 2 | Seattle to Vancouver  / Board Norwegian Jewel

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a scenic trip north to Vancouver.  This afternoon you board NCL Norwegian Jewel for a 19-night cruise. SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.

Day 3 | Cruising: Inside Passage & fun day at sea

Canada & Alaska’s inside passage was the route for the gold rush in the Yukon.  Enjoy this scenic day of cruising.

Day 4 | Cruising: Ketchikan, Alaska

6 am – 3 pm. A traveler's first view of this Inside Passage port town may be of a boat-filled harbor enveloped in snow capped mountains. The rustic city of Ketchikan has been called the totem pole capital of the world. Tours show off the city's streets, restored from the pioneer days; the harbor's salmon canneries; and the world's oldest collection of totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center. Sportfishing, kayaking, hiking, bear watching and Misty Fjords seaplane excursions are also popular.

Day 5 | Cruising: Juneau, Alaska & Sawyer Glacier Cruising

7 am – 1:15 pm. Alaska's capital city of Juneau is a dramatic sight with a backdrop of lush green mountains. Visitors here can drive, float, paddle or take a helicopter to the monumental Mendenhall Glacier. Other popular excursions include cruising along the straits and sounds of the Tongass National Forest, prospecting for gold at the original site of gold discovery or visiting the Alaska State Museum and the Alaskan Brewing Company.  THIS AFTERNOON you enjoy the awe-inspiring Sawyer Glaciers.

Day 6 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 7 | Cruising: Seward & Anchorage, Alaska

7 am – 6 pm. Seward sits at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, about 125 miles south of Anchorage. This breathtaking town is home to the renowned Kenai Fjords National Park and the multi-million dollar Alaska SeaLife Center. Seward is ideal for for kayaking, sailing and fishing in the bay, or hiking and biking among the gorgeous scenery.

Day 8 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 9 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 10 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 11 | Cruising: Cross the International Date Line & Fun day at sea

Day 12 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 13 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 14 | Cruising: Petropavlovsk, Russia

8 am – 7 pm. Established in 1740, Petropavlovsk is one of the oldest settlements in the Russian Far East. Today it has a population of about a quarter-million people, most of whom are active in the fishing industry, which provides most of the Kamchatka Peninsula livelihood. Spend the day exploring the several dachas, a Russian Orthodox church, local monuments and the Petropavlovsk Museum.

Day 15 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 16 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 17 | Cruising: Sapporo, Japan

8 am – 6 pm. Sapporo is one of Japan's newest and largest cities and is laid out in a grid pattern of uniform blocks similar to those of American cities. The Winter Olympics were held here in 1972, and its ski slopes continue to attract winter vacationers, as do the Sapporo Snow Festival held every February and the pleasantly cool temperatures in the summer.

Day 18 | Cruising: Hakodate, Japan

8 am – 6 pm. Hokkaido or Hakodate, is the northernmost and second largest island of the Japanese archipelago. On this irregularly shaped island, summers are cool and winters are long and severe because of the prevailing cold Oyashio (or Kuril) Current. Among the people on this, the most sparsely populated of the Japanese main islands, are the Ainu, an aboriginal group of uncertain ancestry.

Day 19 | Cruising: Aomori, Japan

8 am – 6 pm. The word “aomori” means blue or green forest, and the city was named by fishermen who used its small forest on a hill as a landmark. The major attractions in Aomori include several museums and an aquarium. Soak in the Japanese culture, take a ferry ride along the Seikan Tunnel or relax in Asamushi Onsen, a hot springs resort in the city.

Day 20 | Cruising: Fun day at sea

Day 21 | Arrive Yokohama Pier  / Tokyo

Your cruise aboard “Jewel” comes to an end and you disembark the ship.  Meet your escort today for your three-day experience in Japan. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Grand Central Hotel (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Hotel Ryumeikan (or similar). Dinner is included tonight.

Day 22 | Tokyo Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a tour of one of the world’s greatest cities. A visit to vibrant Tokyo reveals a mix of traditional and modern attractions: See the Imperial Palace, participate in a tea ceremony or shop in the legendary Ginza district. Tours also take passengers to the Meiji Shrine and the Sensoji Temple. Many visitors opt to join an excursion to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park for a boat trip on the lake, a cable car ride to Mount Komagatake and an unforgettable view of Mount Fuji. Tonight, farewell dinner is included.

Day 23 | Tokyo and Fly to USA – Post Tour of China Begins

Breakfast is included this morning.  Your unique journey Alaska to Asia will come to an end today as you say goodbye to your Tour Escort and other travel companions.  You will be transferred to the Tokyo Airport for your flight home with many wonderful memories of your CruiseTOUR (NOTE: You may extend your tour with an optional post tour of China including Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.).   

Post Tour - Best of China

7 Days / 6 Nights – October 8  - 14, 2018

$1499 Double, $1999 Single, $1399 3rd/4th

(Upgrade to deluxe 4-star city center accommodations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for $299 Double, $498 Single, $249 3rd/4th). Guests that select this post tour option will fly to Hong Kong and check into the first class (3 star) Ibis Hotel Central (or similar).  You may upgrade to the deluxe (4-star city center) Novotel Hotel Central (or similar). Welcome to China.

Day 24 | Hong Kong Sightseeing

Today enjoy a tour of lovely Hong Kong.  This former British possession now operates independently from both Britain and China.  Your tour will about the unique relationship that Hong Kong has with the geopolitics of China.  Your tour will show you all the best sights.

Day 25 | Hong Kong to Shanghai

Today you are transferred to the airport for your included flight to mainland China and Shanghai.   Upon arrival check into the first class (3 star) Ibis Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (or similar). You may upgrade to the deluxe (4-star city center) City Hotel Shanghai (or similar).  Welcome to one of the world's great cities..

Day 26 | Shanghai Sightseeing

Today enjoy a comprehensive tour of Shanghai.  At the end of the world famous Yangtze River, your tour will show you the unique mix of old China and new China. Visit the famous ‘Bund’, the flower gardens and much more.  The afternoon is available for your own pursuit..

Day 25 | Shanghai to Beijing

Today you are transferred to the airport for your included flight to Beijing.   Upon arrival check into the first class (3 star) Palace Hotel Forbidden City (or similar).  You may upgrade to the deluxe (4-star city center) Novotel Peace Hotel (or similar). Welcome to capital of China.

Day 26 | Beijing Sightseeing

Today enjoy a comprehensive tour of Beijing.  Highlights will include the city market, Forbidden city and so much more. The afternoon is available for your own pursuit..

Day 27 | Transfer to Beijing Airport – Fly home

Today your wonderful CruiseTOUR comes to an end as you are transferred to the Beijing Airport.  Fly home with many wonderful memories of Alaska to Asia with China!

 

PRICING...............................................

 

CruiseTOUR RATES:

Rates from $2249

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Government taxes & fees of $368.50 are additional.

 

All categories are available aboard the ship.  SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.

 

Rates are valid for: September 16, 2018 departure  

 

Rates were valid on March 24, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $1000 PP deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure.  If there are any additional airfare charges or any Travel Protection supplements they must be paid at time of deposit.


 

CANCELLATION PENALTIES:

Deposit is non-refundable

120 - 91 days prior 50%

90 - 61 days prior 75%

Within 60 days 100%

INCLUSIONS..........................................

WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements.  That is already included in your 52 Great Trips price.  And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to 52 PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.

Low-cost Air Add On:  add $349 for Los Angeles, Seattle. add $399 for Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco. add $449 for Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland OR, Salt Lake City. add $499 for Austin, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St Louis. add $549 for Chicago, New York, Orlando, South Florida (Miami / Ft Lauderdale), Tampa. add $599 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington.

Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program:  You may purchase round-trip transfers in Seattle & Tokyo for just $69 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

NCL NORWEGIAN JEWEL: Special 19-night cruise aboard Jewel of the Seas sailing from Vancouver to Yokohama, Japan. SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.

FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 3 nights (1 night Seattle & 2 nights Tokyo) are included. You can upgrade to deluxe 4-star city center accommodations just $149 per person Double, $298 per person Single, $99 per person 3rd/4th.

FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and ALL Dinners. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost.  That is already included in your 52 GREAT TRIPS price.  Most meals are already planned for.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!  (NOTE: Meal package does not apply to optional post tour to China as pre-planned meals are not included.)

SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

PACKAGE DETAILS..............................

WHAT IS ’52 GREAT TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: 52 Great Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience.  Cancel for Work Reasons trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000)..  Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500). Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500). Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already INCLUDED. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling.

TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS:  Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $2001 to $2500 per person.  ADD CANCEL FOR ANY REASON PROTECTION FOR JUST $73 (*NOT available for residents of New York)

If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:            

               $2501 - $3000 per person    $35 supplement     + $20 Cancel for ANY REASON

               $3001 - $3500 per person    $70 supplement     + $40  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $3501 - $4000 per person    $105 supplement   + $60  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $4001 - $4500 per person    $140 supplement   + $80  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $4501 - $5000 per person    $175 supplement   + $100  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $5001 - $5500 per person    $210 supplement   + $120  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $5501 - $6000 per person    $245 supplement   + $140  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $6001 - $6500 per person    $280 supplement   + $160  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $6501 - $7000 per person    $315 supplement   + $180  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $7001 - $7500 per person    $350 supplement   + $200  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $7501 - $8000 per person    $385 supplement   + $220  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $8001 - $8500 per person    $420 supplement   + $240  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $8501 - $9000 per person    $455 supplement   + $260  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $9001 - $8500 per person    $490 supplement   + $280  Cancel for ANY REASON

               $9501 - $10000 per person $525 supplement + $300  Cancel for ANY REASON

TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY INCLUSIONS:  Your INCLUDED policy will include Trip Cancellation up to total trip cost; Cancel for Work Reasons including work-related reasons in addition to job loss; Trip Interruption up to 150% of Trip Cost; Travel Delay up to $750; Missed Connection up to $500; Baggage / Personal Effects up to $1500; Baggage Delay up to $400; non-Medical Emergency Evacuation up to $150,000; Accident & Sickness Medical Expense up to $50,000; Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation up to $250,000 and World-Wide Assistance by Travel Insured.  Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details.  This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company.  The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*:  You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation. This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit.   Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.

52 GREAT TRIPS TOUR ESCORT, Tour Manager or Host: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it.  Having an experienced local expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)

GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Seattle and from Tokyo from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip.  We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your 52 Great Trips agent for details.

LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the 52 Great Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest.  So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your Cruise or CruiseTour along too fast. With 52 Great Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time.  Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.

FAQ.........................................................

About NCL Norwegian Jewel: The 94,000-ton ship is a perfect home for an Alaska & Asia CruiseTOUR. Exemplifying Norwegian's "Freestyle Cruising" concept, Norwegian Jewel boasts 16 different restaurants, highlighting such cuisines as Latin tapas, Asian fusion, traditional Italian, and signature French. The ship also features a number of bars and lounges, including Sky High beer garden and Fyzz Cabaret Lounge. Norwegian Jewel offers the latest in relaxation and fitness, including a spa and beauty salon, operated by Mandara Spa, to pamper guests with an exotic array of rejuvenating treatments. For sports enthusiasts, the ship’s Sports Deck contains a court that can be used for basketball, volleyball or tennis. Experience a top-notch fitness center with state-of-the-art workout equipment and areas set aside for aerobics and yoga. There are also enclosed nets where golfers can practice their drive. On the technological side, Norwegian Jewel features an Internet Café and Photo Gallery, with kiosks to print digital photos from cameras or laptops. The ship is particularly family-friendly, featuring Splashdown Kid's Club with its own pool and a private club just for teens. Norwegian Jewel also boasts The Haven, an exclusive set of staterooms with extra amenities..

Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting.  We provide a special 52 Great Trips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests.  If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting. Optional Pre & Post tours are hosted.

FREE Meal Package: A core philosophy of 52 Great Trips is to be inclusive with meals.  This means providing Breakfast & Dinner daily on the tour portion of your tour. This will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).  Optional Pre & Post tours do not include meals to provide you the maximum amount of freedom of choice.

Included Insurance Program: 52 Great Trips is very unique in that your travel insurance program is already included.  Pre-existing condition is waived with your deposit. Your enrollment is automatic with participation in our group travel program.  The premium is included for the base cost of the Tour or CruiseTour. Your insurance includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects Coverage, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage, Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Coverage, and world-wide assistance from Travel Insured.  See the insurance policy for complete details of coverage. IF you would like to increase your insurance coverage contact Travel Insured or your travel agent for exact details.

What’s Not Included:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

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