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Sept. 11: Seattle
Located just two hours south of Vancouver, Canada, the city of Seattle is an international cruise port that boasts three professional sports teams, hundreds of restaurants, a myriad of cultural venues and a lifestyle that is unique to the Pacific Northwest. It is known as Emerald City due to the lush evergreen forests in the area. Well known for its impressive musical history, from jazz to the grunge, Seattle hosts a diverse and influential alternative music scene. Get in early for a chance to explore its sights and sounds before we depart.
Sept. 12: Cruising Day
There’s tons to do on the ship. Everyone will have a chance to explore on their own and, of course, meet up to jam and connect.
Sept. 13: Sitka
Arrival: 10am | Depart 5pm
Sitka, the fourth largest city by population in Alaska, is nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, and is thought to be the most beautiful of SE Alaska cities. The flora and fauna of Sitka and its surrounding area are notable attractions. Residents and visitors alike enjoy fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and simply experiencing all this dynamic town has to offer.
Sept. 14: Skagway
Arrival: 7am | Depart 5pm
Skagway, Alaska, USA, is a historical city where the past lives on, and a place where the romance and excitement of yesteryear linger around every street corner as well as in every bend of the trail. Gateway to the Klondike and the Gold Rush, visitors can still ride the antique White Pass and Yukon narrow-gauge railway up through silvery-purple rock faces, past Deadhorse Gulch, to see what it was like back then. While in Skagway you can easily walk around town, see all of the historical sites along the back streets and stroll down historic Broadway.
September 15: Endicott Arm
Arrival: 6am | Depart 10.30am
Endicott Arm is a fjord 80 km south of Juneau in the Inside Passage, and lies inside the largest temperate rain forest in the world - the Tongass National Forest of Alaska, USA. From the entrance of the fjord to the face of Dawes Glacier is almost 60 km. The water is covered with ice spawned from the glacier, from small brash ice to chunks the size of three-storey buildings.
September 15, second stop: Juneau
Arrival: 1.30pm | Depart 8pm
Built on a narrow shelf between Mt. Juneau and the deep waters of Gastineau Channel, Juneau is Alaska's state capital and a rewarding destination for glacier viewing. Juneau is a blend of fishermen and teachers, legislators and artists, homemakers and lawyers, union workers and frontier entrepreneurs, students and Native elders, all sharing an active port city within an inspiring wilderness setting.
September 16: Cruise Day
September 17: Victoria, BC
Arrival: 5pm | Depart 10pm
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. It is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific NW, with British settlement beginning in 1841, and it still retains a number of historic buildings close to the harbor. The city certainly has a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences.
September 18: Seattle
Important Note: It is imperative that you arrive in Seattle the night before the cruise to avoid any travel delays. The adventure waits for no one.
Everyone wishes they had a photographer on hand to catch the most memorable moments of your trip but nobody likes the hassle of doing it. We’ll have a photographer on-hand for all the excursions and the magic events so that each of you leaves with a collection of professional grade moments from your trip. There is, of course, no charge for this feature. It’s included in your package.
Price and Package
The Retreat: Alaska is a full 7 night adventure – our most immersive Retreat experience yet! Note that our past three Retreat experiences have never exceeded three days. This adventure is seven full days and nights, with hotel, food, three excursions, gratuities and magic programming included. It’s two incredible Retreat adventures rolled into one … a breath-taking cruise experience coupled with the majesty of Alaska.
Each magician guest will also receive a custom-prepared gift package of booklets prepared by all the speakers at The Retreat: Alaska, with the material they will cover (this is a highly coveted perk of the trip and is sought-after on the secondhand market, with prices exceeding $200).
Costs are as follows in an Ocean-View Balcony Cabin
• $7,097 per magician
• $3,097 partner rate
(Bringing your special someone to join you on this adventure - brings the total cost down to just $728 per person / night)
Single registrant pricing in an Ocean-View Balcony Cabin: $7,597 magician
This cost includes all programming and excursions 11th – 18th Sept, ship accommodation in an ocean-view balcony cabin, cruise gratuities, all meals onboard (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) three excursions as well as all-onboard complimentary entertainment. Drinks, speciality dining, items not listed here, spa services, transfers and items of a personal nature are for your own account. NB ! Excursions are subject to availability and may vary. The sooner you register, the sooner we can work with you on crafting your unique Alaskan experience.
This will be our fifth Retreat. All previous Retreats sold out entirely within days of being offered. We expect a fast sellout for Alaska as well.
For your convenience, you can select to pay everything now or pay in three manageable installments. To sign up for a payment plan, simply click this option upon checkout.
Alaska is tailor-made for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether you sail its icy bays trying to spot huge cold-water whales or fly high above this rough-and-tumble landscape from the vantage of a helicopter, you're sure to come away with memories that you will treasure forever.
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Please note that all Retreat payments are entirely, completely, and without-exception non-refundable. Comprehensive travel insurance is highly recommended. All guests of The Retreat are required to comply and agree with all Royal Caribbean Booking Terms and Conditions in order to sail. Guests acknowledge that any trip, excursion, or other activity has certain inherent risks, such as transportation-related risks and risks that arise from the nature of the trip, excursion, or activity. Registering for The Retreat signifies your acceptance that you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Vanishing Inc, its officers, employees, agents, representatives, volunteers and staff from all liabilities and claims for any injuries, losses, death, damages or costs (including reasonable attorneys' and experts' fees) which arise out of or are incident to your participation in any such trip, excursion, or activity. You also acknowledge that all events, talent and itinerary activities are subject to change and that Vanishing Inc. cannot be held responsible for any such amendments, deviations, travel delays or costs incurred as a result of such modifications for whatever reason.