June 2014: Stunning Alaska, a beautiful ship, and bridge!
June 27-July 7, 2014
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
Seattle, Inside Passage, Wrangell, Juneau, Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan, Outside Passage, Victoria, Seattle
From just $3299 per person
Includes bridge program, private events, free air from major gateway cities, group transfer for San Diego clients, pre-paid gratuities, $200 per stateroom shipboard credit
You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this Program.
Norman Schwartz has been teaching “Eddie Kantar’s Thinking Bridge” Series on land and at sea. This Gold Life Master and ACBL Certified Bridge Instructor entertains his audiences while improving their playing skills.
Norman began playing bridge his freshman year at college quickly becoming the youngest Life Master in the country. He continued to play through law school and graduate studies but took a long hiatus when work and family commitments allowed him little time. He started competing again in 2009 and, since then, it’s been non-stop bridge.
• Daily workshops with Norman Schwartz
• Daily sanctioned or supervised games
• Free air from gateway cities
• Free ground transfer for San Diego clients to airport
• Private cocktail party with Norman
• $200 per stateroom shipboard credit
• Pre-paid gratuities
June 27 - Seattle. Head to the top of the famed Space Needle, enjoy the performers in Pioneer Square, watch fish-tossing in legendary Pike Place Market or spend the afternoon in the impressive Seattle Art Museum. Take in the groovy Experience Music Project or the fascinating Pacific Science Center. Dive into the sea at the Seattle Aquarium or take to the skies at the Museum of Flight.
June 28 - cruising the Inside Passage
June 29 - Wrangell. Once a Tlingit Indian stronghold, then a Russian outpost, and finally an American settlement in 1867, Wrangell has endured dramatic change and honors it. See a preserved tribal house on Chief Shakes Island. Learn about the three gold rushes that transformed the area in the Wrangell Museum.
June 30 - Juneau. For a state capital, Juneau maintains a surprising small-town charm, in part because it can only be reached by sea or air due to the surrounding wilderness. Collections from the indigenous people are displayed in the Alaska State Museum. Visit Mendenhall Glacier for outdoor adventure.
July 1 - cruising Hubbard Glacier
July 2 - Sitka. Called “Shee Atika” by the Tlingit Indians, then “New Archangel” by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29, a structure built by the Russians in 1835.
July 3 - Icy Strait Point (Hoonah). Hoonah means “where the north wind doesn’t blow” in the language of the Tlingit Indians, who make up about 70% of the population of this village on the lee side of Chichagof Island. Wildlife outnumbers people...watch for bears, eagles and humpback whales, which migrate here in the summer.
July 4 - Ketchikan. Totem poles are one of Ketchikan’s chief
attractions, and the best places to view them are Saxman Village and
Totem Bight State Park. Drop by the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center to
learn about the local cultures and ecosystems.
July 5 - cruising the Outside Passage
July 6 - Victoria. Western Canada'a oldest city, Victoria proudly displays its British heritage. Explore lavish Craigdarroch Castle, built in the late 1800s for a Scottish coal baron. Trace the area’s early British seafarers in the Marine Museum of British Columbia. Butchert gardens are simply spectacular.
July 7 - disembark Seattle.
Aboard Oceania Cruises' Regatta:
Sleek, elegantly charming, Regatta is the Flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet. Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. In addition to the Grand Dining Room, delicious meals are served in open seating restaurants -- Toscana and Polo Grill for dinner; and the Terrace Cafe and Waves for lunch. Regatta has a world class fitness center and spa, 8 lounges and bars, casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. And with just 684 guests to pamper, the 400 professionally trained European staff ensures you will want for nothing.
Includes Bridge Program, Private Events, Free Air,
$200 Per Stateroom Shipboard Credit, pre-paid gratuities
|*Prices shown are per person based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Call for single supplements.
Note: In the event that Norman Schwartz is unable to travel and/or attend scheduled functions for reasons beyond the control of Alice Travel, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.