2019 Bon Jour Tour
Main Trip - Alaskan Cruise June 12th - 19th
With a Royal Caribbean Cruisetour, you enjoy both the intricate waterways of the Inside Passage and the journey into the interior. Combining a seven-night sailing along the southeastern coastline of Alaska with a land tour into the breathtaking beautiful inland destinations, it’s a complete Alaska adventure.
There is so much to see, do and explore in the Great Land. With the multi port tour, you’ll enjoy the best of Alaska in port and inland towns. The selection of adventures, explorations and tours is diverse, whether you’re looking for high-flying thrills, history and culture, wildlife, outdoor challenges or a memorable meal on a glacial lake. Adventuring in Alaska is all about getting to know this state's stunning landscape. It might seem cold and unforgiving at first glance, but once you spend some time exploring the quiet lakes, imposing glaciers and breathtaking mountain views, you'll have only warm impressions of this wilderness.
From North to South, all paths lead to new experiences on Ovation of the Seas®. Gaze at glaciers in Alaska’s rugged Inside Passage and get up close to majestic mountains and towering waterfalls at Endicott Arm. You can pioneer America’s Last Frontier onboard the biggest boldest ship ever to sail Alaska. Ovation of the Seas® opens up exotic shores and untamed Northern landscapes — not to mention a world of elevated experiences onboard. It’s scenery scoping from an unrivaled perspective. Get a bold, new perspective on Alaska’s wilderness onboard one of the world’s most groundbreaking ships, Ovation of the Seas® as you sail between unforgettable shores from Skagway to Juneau. Along the way, you’ll get to soak up the North’s natural splendor as you cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage and get an up-close look at Dawe’s Glacier and Endicott’s Arm. No other cruise ship lets you see Alaska like this.
Take a glacier adventure cruise and see the state's best-known towers of ice, like the Hubbard, Dawes Glaciers, and Endicott Arm Dawes. Watch as the sun shines on the floating icebergs, and take in the nearby landscape dotted with wildflowers, moose and tall pines. Take your Alaskan adventure to the next level by combining your cruise with a tour through Alaska's interior. Travel by train to the center of the state — passing rivers, waterfalls and gorges along the way. Watch for wildlife and views of North America's tallest peak, Denali, before heading out for a hike through the wilderness or a white-water rafting adventure. There's nothing like seeing whales hurl themselves out of the water, to splash back into the sea. Don't pass up an opportunity to watch these giants feed and play in the water. No two days will be the same, and you'll need to pack your clothing to prepare for temperature changes throughout the day. Think layers: zip-up sweaters, boots, rain jackets.
Alaskan food focuses on locally sourced ingredients that reflect the state's rugged terrain and the vast oceans surrounding it. These nutrient-rich waters serve up some gorgeous fish and shellfish, from super-fresh salmon to huge Alaskan King Crabs that can feed a crowd, while game meats and berries from the wilderness form a perfect marriage of flavor.
Extension Trip - Seattle, WA June 9th - 12th
We’ll start off in Seattle, Washington. Nicknamed the Emerald City for its verdant forests and parks, Seattle is also all about the water. Explore the Northwest landscape at Discovery Park, stroll along Elliott Bay at the Olympic Sculpture Park, seek out the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle. or check out the Museum of Pop Culture.
Explore Seattle from a multitude of perspectives. Head to Lake Union, where you can go on a sightseeing tour and take in views of the city by plane. Climb to the top of the iconic Space Needle where the views of the Cascade Mountains and Elliott Bay can’t be beat. Immerse yourself in Pike Place Market, the city’s buzzing heartbeat. Grab an espresso and stroll along the produce-filled farm stands and artisans selling their crafts. Shopping in Seattle means a visit to Pike Place Market — first opened in 1907, the historic marketplace is the go-to spot not only for fresh produce but also for artisan crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to ceramics and beauty products.
Hotel - Loews Hotel 1000
Located at the intersection of 1000 First Avenue and Madison Street, Loews Hotel 1000, Seattle is ideally situated just steps from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, and one of the most conveniently placed hotels in the Waterfront district near Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and the bustling shopping and business districts.
Loews hotels have an impeccable reputation of connecting their guests to the very best at any of their locations. By combining unique architecture, expressive décor, magnificent features and superb service your experience as a guest is unforgettable. All 120 rooms and suites are luxuriously furnished and are equipped with the latest amenities and technology. The atmosphere of the hotel is both traditional and elegant, and has personalized and attentive service. This hotel has an all water seafood and oyster bar, full service luxury spa, golf simulator and game room, and their own wine cellar.