Itinerary: September 8-15, 2017

This is your opportunity to take the adventure you always dreamed of. Witness dramatic displays of ice-shelves breaking off into icebergs. Visit cultures that have lived and loved the land for thousands of years. Marvel at moose and bear on the land, bald eagles soaring above, and humpback whales peacefully rolling with the sea. Gaze upon the backdrop of a million stars showcasing the miracle of the Aurora Borealis.

 

Day 1 (September 8) - Seattle, WA

 

The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is known for its stunning waterfront. "Catch" a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in funky Fremont, or down a cup of java in the coffee capital of the world.

Depart: 4:00 PM

Day 2 (September 9) - At Sea


 

Enjoy lectures throughout the day with WND speakers.

 

 

Day 3 (September 10) - Ketchikan, AK

 

Ketchikan originated as an Indian fish saltery, but the town's major growth began when it became a supply base and entry port for miners during the 1898 Gold Rush to the Klondike. Much of the town's colorful past is still in evidence, especially in the nearby Indian villages, where you'll see colorfully carved totem poles and hear the fascinating legends that surround them.

Arrive: 7:00 AM

Depart: 4:00 PM

Day 4 (September 11) -Tracy Arm Fjords & Glacier / Juneau, AK


 

This narrow, 26-mile-long fjord is another of Alaska's most dramatic glacier settings. The lush rain forest recedes to reveal a stunning canyon of bare rock. The panorama of 7,000-foot mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. Waterfalls appear at every turn. Icebergs make their way to the sea in all sorts of wondrous shapes. 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. Kittiwakes, mountain goats and seals are a common sight. Whales and bears may even make an appearance in this magical place.

Arrive: 6:00 AM

Depart: 10:00 aM

 

Juneau, the capital of Alaska, was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favorite of visitors, is nearby.

Arrive: 1:30 PM

Depart: 10:00 PM

Day 5 (September 12) - Skagway, AK / Alaska Inside Passage

 

 

When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory (just across the border from Alaska), it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventurers sought the best starting point for their arduous trek, they found the deepest penetration possible by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. This is how Skagway was born.

Arrive: 7:00 AM

Depart: 6:00 PM

Day 6 (September 13) - At Sea

 

Enjoy lectures throughout the day with WND speakers.

Day 7 (September 14) - Victoria, BC

 

A touch of England awaits: afternoon tea, double-decker buses, the famed Butchart Gardens - a brilliant tapestry of color spread across 50 blooming acres.

Arrive: 5:30 PM

Depart: 11:59 PM

Day 8 (September 15) - Seattle, WA

 

Disembarkation

Arrive: 6:00 AM

 

Please Note: Schedule of tour events is subject to modification.

*Specifically designed shore excursions from Sovereign and WND Speakers will be available for purchase within the next 90 days. Please check back for details.

Celebrity Solstice

  • Celebrity Solstice® offers a series of attributes with cosmopolitan flair that have received an incredible amount of accolades. There's the half-acre Lawn Club with real grass, the fascinating Hot Glass Show developed with The Corning Museum of Glass, chic dining venues offering trendsetting cuisine, and extraordinary programming including wildly entertaining theatrical productions.

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GRAND EPERNAY DINING ROOM

 
SOLSTICE THEATRE


SKY OBSERVATION LOUNGE


AQUASPA


THE LAWN CLUB


 
The Library

 

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