August 3rd, 2018 Alaska Tour with Hank Smith

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Join Hank Smith and Dave Hadlock as your host and speaker on a beautiful Alaska Cruise onboard Royal Carribean’s Explore the Seas. Sailing roundtrip out of Seattle, this cruise combines  beautiful, scenic cruising with uplifting presentations. Stops on this cruise include Victoria, Juneau and Skagway. On days when we do not have port stops, Hank Smith & Dave Hadlock will enlighten with scriptural presentations that uplift and inform. Join a fun, LDS group. Prepare to be enlightened and uplifted as you cruise to beautiful Alaska!

Ask about discounts – we have been able to find some good discounts on this cruise!


Itinerary
Port
Arrival
Departure
Aug 3
Seattle, WA 4:00 PM
Aug 4
Cruising
Aug 5
Alaska Inside Passage
Aug 5
Juneau, Alaska – Cruise Sawyer Glacier
12:00 PM
9:00PM
Aug 6 Skagway, AK 7:00 AM 8:30 PM
Aug 7
Tracy Arm Fjords & Glacier  7:00 AM 8:30 PM
Aug 8
Cruising
Aug 9
Victoria, British Columbia  9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Aug 10
Seattle, Washington 6:00 AM

Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas: Explorer of the Seas follows the floating resort concept, with a wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment that will appeal to every age group.

The ship underwent an U.S.$80-million refit in May 2014, with amenities added including an ice skating rink/concert venue/TV studio, spa/solarium complex, a shopping/dining/entertainment boulevard, 3D movie theater, outdoor movie screen, wedding chapel and florist. A fitness center, outdoor jogging track and outdoor youth area with a rock-climbing wall, full-court basketball, nine-holeminiature golf and brand new FlowRider Surf Simulator offers active cruisers of all ages, from children to seniors, something to enjoy.

The Royal Promenade is the heart of the vessel. You feel like you are in an upscale mall as you walk this longer-than-a-football-field and wider-than-three-lanes-of-traffic boulevard anchored by two atria that are marvels of marble and colossal sculpture. Diversions on the promenade include shops selling everything from ship’s logo items, to cheap accessories and designer merchandise.

 


  
Shore Excursions

Juneau City/Mendenhall Glacier tour & Alaska Bake Lunch –
This tour will begin with a stop at the local chapel for sacrament meeting (if we arrive in port early enough). After church, you will discover Alaska’s capital city and its stirring human and natural history. You will take a a scenic drive on the way to Mendenhall Glacier. The Mendenhall Glacie is one-and-a-half miles wide, hundreds of feet thick and fed by the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. You can visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for a wealth of valuable information or go for a hike up-close to the glacier.  During mid-summer through fall, bears are often spotted feeding on spawning salmon in the river near the glacier.  After your city and glacier tour, you will be dropped off at a wonderful Juneau Salmon Bake.  This is a well known Salmon Bake that has live music and you can hang out as long as you want there. After you have completed your meal you will take the courtesy shuttle back to the dock for your cruise departure.

Skagway – WHITE PASS SUMMIT BUS & RAIL EXCURSION — WhitePassRailroadThis bus and rail combination excursion affords you an opportunity to view the unparalleled beauty of Alaska from two completely different perspectives — one way by train and the other by bus. The return trip is more than a mere bus transfer. We offer several stops along the route back into Skagway with a guaranteed visit to the Skagway Scenic Overlook — one of Skagway’s most scenic viewpoints!

 

Victoria, BC. Canada – These world-renowned gardens have been wow-ing Victoria visitors since 1904. Resting on 55 acres about 14 miles north of the Inner Harbour, the Butchart Gardens were carefully constructed by Jenny Butchart on her husband’s former limestone quarry. Today, nearly one million people stop by each year to meander along the property’s flower-lined paths. Visit on a summer evening to see the gardens illuminated by colored lights and to enjoy some musical entertainment.

 All Shore Tours and Excursions are optional and may be purchased separate from the cruise rate.

Speakers/Guides

 

hank smithHank Smith: Hank is a master teacher. He is super fun and engaging. Youth love him. He grew up in St. George, Utah and has an MBA from Utah State University. Hank is currently Ph.D. candidate at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he is also an instructor.  In addition to his work in consulting with companies and families, Hank has presented at nationwide Best of Especially for Youth, Retreat for Girls, Time to Blossom, and Time Out for Girls programs, several University Education Weeks, public school assemblies, and various forums around the country.  Hank has also authored many books and “Audio CDs” with Covenant Communications.
Hank and his wife, Sara, currently live in Mapleton, Utah.  Hank says that, “Sara is amazing, she knows everything about me and still loves me.” They have 3 adorable children. Hank enjoys running marathons (15 so far) and eating lots of ice cream, which is why he runs marathons.  More than anything else he loves being with his wonderful wife and children.

Christmas_pics_Nat_Daisey_040_editedDave Hadlock: Dave has completed the course work at BYU for a master in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis on the Old Testament. His passion is the study of ancient culture, language, and ritual as it relates to scriptural interpretation. He is particularly interested and has studied extensively the symbolic meanings of ancient scripture and the temple. He has conducted many cruises and tours (over 60) through the proposed Book of Mormon lands, Israel and other locations. He has taught many years of gospel doctrine and institute classes.


Rates:

Rates are subject to availability and may change at any time when booking within 6 months of the cruise. All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. 3rd and 4rth persons in same cabin travel at reduced rates. Organize 8 double occupancy cabins and cruise for free.

Inside $999
Porthole
Full Window
Call for pricing
Balcony $2049
Port Charges/taxes/fuel surcharge $242

Terms and Conditions
Additional Charges: Advertised rates do not include port charges, shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities. We are not commissioned with the airlines, so we book our flights online. We will be happy to help you book your flights if necessary.

Booking Requirements: A $250 deposit, per person, is required to confirm your cruise reservations.
Deposit is refundable until April 28th, 2018 when final payment is due.

Passports: Passports are not required for this sailing, but are recommended. If traveling without a passport, you must have a government-issued photo ID and original birth certificate.

Contact us toll free at: 800-217-7660 or 801-850-1498


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