TAPS 7 Night Alaska Cruise with Optional 4 Night Land Tour

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Vancouver, British Columbia to Ketchikan, Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier and Seward

IMPORTANT: Registering by March 31 reserves your cabin at the group discounted price. After April 1, please contact cruise@taps.org for price and cabin availability. Final payment due date is April 23, 2021.


All survivors are invited to join us on our TAPS Alaska Cruise.

Set sail with your TAPS family for a mid-year break. This self-funded cruise will be a chance to relax, heal and creating lasting friendships with fellow survivors.

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OVERVIEW

The cruise is seven-nights starting in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia and stopping in Ketchikan, Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Skagway and then cruising through Glacier Bay to view the amazine Hubbard Glacier before your final stop in Seward, Alaska. The land portion continues on into Alyeska, Talkeetna, Denali and ends in Anchorage, Alaska. You can join for just the cruise portion or for the cruise and land tour.

Check out photos from a TAPS cruise to see what our TAPS cruises are like. 

THE SHIP

Dazzling with the most glass of any of the Royal Caribbean Ships, Radiance of the Seas is perfect for glacier glazing and whale watching. The ship has features to keep guests of all ages entertained. Take advantage of the putting green, rock climbing wall, sports courts and fitness center. Want a more relaxing retreat? Lounge around the pools or enjoy the spa. You'll also find a variety of dining options, comedy and production shows, entertainment for kids and more. Visit the Royal Caribbean's website to learn more about the ship. 

TAPS ON BOARD

We know that healing is found when surrounded by peers who understand. While on board, TAPS will have a variety of programs and activities available for you based on relationship or loss, and we'll gather as a group each evening for a TAPS family dinner. We will have the conference space that we like to refer to as our “TAPS Helm” a place that will serve as our home base where you can always connect with your TAPS family.

When we reach each port, you'll be able to explore the area. We will also offer optional organized group shore excursions that will be announced closer to the cruise.


SCHEDULE

The cruise takes place from Friday, July 30 to Friday, August 6, 2021.

Day 1: Set sail from Vancouver, Britisch Columbia at 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: Inside Passage Cruising
Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Day 6: Skagway, Alaska 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 7: Hubbard Glacier Cruising 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Day 8: Arrive Seward, Alaska 5:00 a.m.

The land tour takes place from Friday, August 6 to Tuesday, August 10, 2021.  

Day 8: Seward to Alyeska
Day 9: Alyeska to Talkeetna
Day 10: Talkeetna to Danali
Day 11: Denali to Anchorage
Day 12: Anchorage to Home

For a more detailed overview of the cruise and land tour schedule please visit Royal Caribbean's website. See also the 11-Night Mountain Valley Explorer flyer to learn more.


TRIP FEES

CRUISE ONLY 7 nights

Self-funded trips are fully funded by survivors themselves and not covered by TAPS.

  • Inside Cabin $739.00 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Ocean View Cabin (window only) $1,379.00 per person based on double occupancy.
  • Balcony Cabin $1,679.00 per person based on double occupancy. 

The prices above do NOT include taxes/government fees of $217.50 and gratuities of $101.50 per person.

CRUISE and LAND TOUR 11 nights

Self-funded trips are fully funded by survivors themselves and not covered by TAPS.

  • Inside Cabin $2,459.00 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Ocean View Cabin (window only) $3,029.00 per person based on double occupancy.
  • Balcony Cabin $3,399.00 per person based on double occupancy. 

The prices above do NOT include taxes/government fees of $217.50 and gratuities of $101.50 per person.

PAYMENT DEADLINES

  • First deposit due at registration of $250 per person, based on double occupancy.
  • The final payment is due on April 23, 2021 or sooner.

CANCELLATION INFORMATION WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S CRUISE WITH CONFIDENCE PROGRAM

All cruises booked with a deposit on or before September 30, 2020 are eligible to cancel up to 48 hours before sailing. If you need to cancel you will receive a future cruise credit good through April 2022 or 12 months after the date that you cancel your original sailing. All cancellations prior to final payment are entitled to a full refund.


LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION

You’ll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Vancouver, British Columbia. If you are planning to travel the day of departure, please plan to arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia no later than 10:00 a.m. the day the ship departs to clear customs and arrive to the ship.

If you plan to travel the day before we will have an optional group hotel that you will be able to join us at. More information about a hotel will be sent out after final payments have been made.

All staterooms come with two twins that can be converted to a queen bed, private bathroom, phone, closed-circuit television, mini fridge and a hair dryer.


REGISTRATION DETAILS

To reserve your cabin, please submit a registration form by March 31, 2021. 


Please contact cruise@taps.org for any additional questions.