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4-Night Alaska CME Land Meeting
Round-trip Anchorage, Alaska
June 19 - 23, 2023
<em>The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska</em>
The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
12.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

PROGRAM AGENDA

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Tuesday, June 20 8:30am - 12:30pm Educational Session
Wednesday, June 21 8:30am - 12:30pm Educational Session
Thursday, June 22 8:30am - 12:30pm Educational Session

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  1. Prevention 1
  2. Prevention 2
  3. Evidence-Based Medicine
  4. Acute Abdomen
  5. Common Childhood Rashes
  6. Photo Rounds
  7. Upper Respiratory Infections
  8. Common Fungal Skin Infections
  9. The Red Eye
  10. Childhood Acne

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Shawn K. Conner, MD

Shawn K. Conner, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine, 2013-2023
Active Medical Staff, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI
Full-time Private Medical Practice, Clarkston, MI
Medical Doctor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Assistant Clinical Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Faculty, American Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Shawn K. Conner is a private practice Family Physician in the northern suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He completed medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit and attended residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center near Flint, Michigan. He started a solo Family Medicine practice from scratch in the area where he grew up, and has been in practice there for almost 20 years. 

Dr. Conner places a strong emphasis on the personal relationships he establishes with his patients, and in 2013 he was voted as "Best of the Best" Primary Care Doctor in Oakland County, Michigan. His office has been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home since the program inception. Dr. Conner greatly values education, and teaches medical students from both Wayne State University in Detroit as well as Michigan State University in East Lansing. He also serves as faculty for the American Academy of Family Physicians where he teaches other primary care providers at medical conferences across the country.

Dr. Conner has practice interests in Dermatology, Upper Respiratory, and Preventive Health. He is actively involved in his community, serving on the local Corridor Improvement Authority, and he serves as an assistant coach on an adult soccer team.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12 contact hours.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: Can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 12 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Jun 19 Anchorage, Alaska
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Tue Jun 20 Anchorage, Alaska
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Wed Jun 21 Anchorage, Alaska
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Thu Jun 22 Anchorage, Alaska
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Fri Jun 23 Anchorage, Alaska
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*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Anchorage, Alaska - Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska’s Hotel Captain Cook is a perfect basecamp for adventure, offering the best cultural, retail and natural highlights just steps from your door.

The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Deposit $ per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


RESORT INFORMATION

The Hotel Captain Cook
Anchorage, Alaska

To Book Your Hotel & Conference, Please Call 800.422.0711

Discover Luxury

The Hotel Captain Cook in Alaska is Anchorage's only true luxury hotel. Located in what is now the bustling hub of America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, the Hotel Captain Cook caters to the international traveler, dignitary, business and leisure traveler with the service and meticulous attention to detail for which the Hotel is justly famous. As a recipient of Preferred Hotel’s 2004 Hotel of the Year/Best Service award you can expect exceptional, genuine Alaskan, and service-minded hospitality. All guestrooms and suites command majestic and panoramic views of the Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains.

Just 3 blocks from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, this sophisticated hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Polished rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and views of the Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains. Upgraded accommodations add access to a private lounge, plus complimentary hot breakfast, appetizers and parking. The hotel has a fine-dining restaurant, a pub, a bistro/wine bar and a cafe. There is also a health club with a fitness center, hot tub, sauna, and indoor pool.

Amenities
Fitness Facilities Racquetball Room Service - Limited Hours
Business Centre Aerobic Classes ATM/Cash machine
Laundry Cleaning Service Barber/Mens Hairdresser Baggage hold
Bar Beauty Salon Porter/Bell Hop
Multilingual Staff Valet Parking Accessible Facilities
Doorman Concierge Complimentary newspaper in lobby
Boutiques/Shops 24 Hour Front Desk Coffee shop

ROOMS & PRICING

Decription Pricing
Deluxe Room $350
Crow's Nest Suite
1- and 2-bedrooms available
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Executive Suite
1-bedroom
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Executive Suite
2-bedroom
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Junior Suite ---

Pricing may be subject to additional taxes and fees.

after you cruise

WILDERNESS, WILDLIFE & GLACIER EXPERIENCE FROM ANCHORAGE


$185.00 per person (Not included: Hotel pickup and drop-off, gratuities)

Approximately 5 Hours

Overview

Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide.

  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Get out into the wilderness without the hassle of driving
  • Get insights into flora and fauna from your guide
What's Included
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional local guide & scout
  • Live Entertainment
Departure & Return:
Departure Point:Visit Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center, 546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Departure time: 11:00 AM
Return Details: Returns to original departure point.

Itinerary

Stop At: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Guided Tour within conservation park to see brown bear, wolves and bison. Photography lessons offered.

Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Included

Stop At: Chugach National Forest
Ring of Glaciers. A wonder of glaciers that surround a lake filled with pire glacial run off. As we return to Anchorage, live entertainment is offered.

Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Beluga Point
Scenic Viewpoint to Beluga whale watch Free photography lessons offered.

Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Portage Glacier
Glacier Valley. See up to 14 glaciers embedded within rugged mountains of the Chugach Natiinal Forest. Free Photography Lessons offered.

Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Chugach State Park
Bird Point and selective Viewpoints to photograph soaring eagles, mountain goats, whales or walk upon alpine meadows. Free photography lessons offered.

Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Cook Inlet
Our tour will view the Cook Inlet. We will discuss the history of the Inlet as well as, Captain Cook who the Cook Inlet is named from.

Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Girdwood
Girdwood, Alaska will be featured during this tour. With a rich gold mining history, Girdwood, Alaska is a milestone during this trip.

Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

ANCHORAGE TROLLEY TOUR

Anchorage Trolley Tour
Anchorage Trolley Tour

$21.00 per person (Not included: Hotel pickup and drop-off, gratuities)

Approximately 1 Hour

Overview

Take a comfy seat aboard a cable car for this 1-hour Anchorage tour by trolley. As you roll along in the city, delight in sights like moose (safely) crossing the road and seaplanes descending on Lake Hood and Lake Spenard. Gain unique into the local history and culture of Alaska's most populous city from guides with generational ties to the region. Trolleys run regularly and your wallet-friendly outing comes with a complimentary coupon booklet with some $200 in travel savings.
  • 1-hour trolley tour of Anchorage
  • See the citys top attractions, including Earthquake Park, Alaska Railroad and Lake Hood
  • Hear about the unique history and legacy of Anchorage from knowledgeable guides
  • Spot moose and other wildlife along the way
  • Trolleys depart every hour (every half hour during the summer)
What's Included
  • Live commentary on board
  • Coupon book

Departure & Return:
Departure Point: 546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Return Details: Returns to original departure point

Itinerary

Stop At: Earthquake Park
See the devastation left by the 1964 earthquake.

Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Pass By: Alaska Railroad Depot
Anchorage's historic Railroad Depot and the original townsite of Anchorage!

Pass By: Westchester Lagoon
Wildlife including many bird varieties and even the occasional moose!

Stop At: Lake Spenard
See the world's largest float plane base.

Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Lake Hood Harbor
See float planes take off and land!

Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Anchorage City Trolley Tours
This is where we pick up and drop off

Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

TONY KNOWLES COASTAL TRAIL SCENIC BIKE TOUR

Tony Knowles Trail
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail Scenic Bike Tour

$109.00 per person (Gratuities not included)

Approximately 3 Hours

Overview

A stroll along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a great Anchorage outdoors activity, but you can cover much more ground on a bicycle. This small-group guided bicycle tour begins at Kincaid Park and shows you the beauty of the Cook Inlet, with views of Denali and, possibly, moose along the way.
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience
  • Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour to suit your schedule
  • Get into the great outdoors and cover more ground than possible on foot
  • Get local tips and insights from your guide
What's Included
  • Bike tour including the following equipment: bike, helmet, rain gear, biking gloves
  • Small-group narrated tour
  • Round trip transportation in Mercedes Sprinter Van
  • Local and experienced driver guide and biking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown
  • All taxes and fees
Departure & Return:
Departure Point: Alaska Trail Guides, 4694+7J Downtown Log Cabin Visitor Center, Shuttle Bus Stop, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Return Details: Returns to original departure point.

Itinerary:

Stop At: Kincaid Park
Step back in time as you begin your adventure in the wooded hills of the largest municipal park in Anchorage. Travel past Cold War missile silos, keep on the lookout for moose and possibly get to see Denali all before you even beginning the bike ride! Your guides will fit you for a helmet, then you will hop on a high-quality bike fitted to you.

Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Point Woronzof
Once out of Kincaid Park you will be at Point Woronzof where there is another chance to see Denali and you will have a 360-degree view of Cook Inlet and the surrounding mountain ranges. Here, the vehicle and driver guide meets the group, providing snacks, water and it is also a hop-on, hop-off point for anyone in the group.

Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Earthquake Park
Stop to learn about the devastating 1964 Good Friday earthquake and it's damage to Anchorage and Alaska.

Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At: Westchester Lagoon
Pause at Westchester lagoon for a chance to see salmon swimming up stream to spawn depending on the time of year. Hop off your bike at Westchester Lagoon and enjoy this bird sanctuary while your guides load up the equipment.

Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free


Stop At: Cook Inlet
Experience the beauty of the Cook Inlet, watch for moose and learn about the history and events that shaped Anchorage!

Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

ALASKA HELIPCOPTER & GLACIER DOGSLED TOUR

$586.07 per person (Transportation is not included)

**Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes**
Overview

Discover the beautiful scenery of North Anchorage during this 90-minute helicopter and dogsled tour. Soar over the Church Range and Knik Glacier in a helicopter as you make your way to the Troublesome Glacier. Here, a team of 40 sled dogs is waiting to transport you across the glacier for a true Alaskan experience. Keep an eye out for native animals such as moose and mountain goats throughout your tour.

  • Discover the real Alaska during this helicopter and dogsled tour
  • Soar over the Church Range and Knik Glacier on a scenic helicopter ride
  • Traverse the Troublesome Glacier with a team of 40 sled dogs
  • Admire the beautiful Alaskan scenery and see native animals
What's Included
  • Guided Sled dog Tour on Snow
  • Landing and facility fees
  • TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE LISTED PRICE. Round trip transportation is available for the 10:15am, 12:30pm and the 4:30pm departure times for an additional $49 per person paid at the time of scheduling. Please contact Anchorage Helicopter Tours to schedule.
Departure & Return:
  • Departure Point: Knik River, Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Returns to original departure point.
Itinerary Pass By: Knik River
Drive your own sled-dog team with 4 time Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey's team of mushers, handlers and champion dogs on real snow in the middle of summer surrounded by amazing scenery. Start this adventure with a helicopter ride over glaciers and icebergs. We often see moose, black bears, Dall sheep and goats.

Land on a huge snow eld high on a glacier and enjoy a whole hour with champion sled dogs and their mushers that live here all summer. Take the dog team for an exhilarating ride through real snow. You can stand on the runners and mush your own dog team or just sit on the sled and let the mushers run the team.

After your dogsled tour meet the canine athletes that pulled your sled, listen to stories about running sled dog races of over a 1,000 miles long, and of course take pictures with your favorite dogs. After the tour the helicopter takes you back to the lodge and youll fly over the lower glaciers where you can see the blue melt pools and the crevasses.

Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • TRANSFERS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $59 pp ROUND TRIP FROM ANCHORAGE
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250 pounds including clothing and luggage will be required to pay a surcharge of $150. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Operated by Alaska Helicopter Tours
Cancellation Policy:
For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

before you cruise

Denali National Park Rail Tour (73A)
4 Days / 3 Nights

BLUE DENALI RAIL TOUR

Blue Anchorage / Denali / Talkeetna / Anchorage Rail Tour - 73A Itinerary:

Experience our luxury domed railcars traveling roundtrip from Anchorage. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort featuring family-style dining and a spirited original musical about the first men to reach the summit of Denali. With two nights at Denali National Park and a night at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, there’s ample time to experience the abundant wildlife and to catch a glimpse of the "Great One."

Included in your Tour:
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations near the Denali National Park entrance
  • 1 night hotel accommodations at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard luxury railcar
  • Ample time to explore Denali National Park
  • Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort
  • Rail and hotel transfers in Denali and Talkeetna
Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.
Anchorage accommodations and travel to and from the Anchorage railroad depot are not included.


Itinerary:
DATE ACTIVITY
Day 1: Anchorage - Denali Board the train at the Anchorage depot for your trip north to Denali. The Alaska Railroad corridor lies between the mountains of the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges and journeys past sparkling rivers and through the legendary Matanuska Valley. By afternoon you’ll arrive at Denali National Park. Visit the tour desk to discover what optional excursions are available in the area. Overnight Denali-area hotel.
Day 2: Denali The day is yours to explore all that Denali National Park has to offer. Stop by the Tour Desk for information about optional excursions. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable dinner experience at Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort. Overnight Denali-area hotel. (Dinner included)
Day 3: Denali - Talkeetna You'll continue your journey to Talkeetna on our domed railcars. You’ll stay at the beautiful Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, featuring quite possibly the most awesome view of the "Great One" in the state. Once there, you’ll have time for optional activities such as hiking and river tours. Overnight Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.l.
Day 4: Talkeetna - Anchorage Wake up for optional morning activities. Later, return to the Talkeetna depot and reboard our double decker railcars and begin the return journey south to Anchorage. Your vacation in Alaska comes to a close at the railroad depot.

Denali National Park Rail Tour (72A)
3 Days / 2 Nights

BLUE DENALI RAIL TOUR

Blue Anchorage / Denali / Anchorage Rail Tour - 72A Itinerary:

Packed with unforgettable sights and adventures, this mini vacation is perfect for the traveler that is eager to visit Denali National Park. The sights from the high, glass-domed deluxe railcars are a spectacular way to travel between destination points and enjoy the Alaska landscape. With three days and two nights, this tour offers you more time to explore the Denali area and take part in some of the optional excursions that make this area special. Don't forget that Denali National Park is your best chance to view Alaska's famed wildlife: moose, bears, foxes and wolverines! Catch a glimpse of the elusive mountain, the "Great One." Enjoy dinner and a show at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort featuring family-style dining and a spirited original musical about the first men to reach the summit of Denali. This tour includes rail travel aboard a luxury railcar to Denali National Park rail depot, transfer and baggage handling to and from a Denali area hotel, two overnights at the hotel and rail travel back to Anchorage.

Included in your Tour:
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations near the Denali National Park entrance
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard luxury railcar
  • Ample time to explore Denali National Park
  • Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort
  • Rail and hotel transfers in Denali National Park
Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.
Anchorage accommodations and travel to and from the Anchorage railroad depot are not included.


Itinerary:
DATE ACTIVITY
Day 1: Anchorage - Denali Make your way to the Anchorage depot to board the train. Enjoy an incomparable sightseeing experience aboard a luxury glass-domed railcar. Take in the wide-open scenery as you travel through the Matanuska Valley, a farming region known for mammoth vegetables; past colorful towns like Wasilla, billed as the "Home of the Iditarod;" and along scenic rivers like the Susitna. By late afternoon you'll arrive in Denali National Park. Enjoy a night at leisure and visit the tour desk for information on the array of optional activities available in Denali National Park and surrounding areas. Spend the night at a spacious Denali-area lodge located near the entrance to Denali National Park. Overnight Denali.
Day 2: Denali Enjoy a full day at Denali National Park, Alaska’s most popular inland destination. Experience the glaciers, lush terrain, and unique wildlife with many tour activity options. Visit the tour desk where friendly staff will assist in planning your day. Try a river rafting trip or fly-fishing excursion. This evening, enjoy a fun time at Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort, included in your tour. Overnight Denali. (Dinner included)
Day 3: Denali - Anchorage Reboard the train and journey between the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges, which feature several spectacular peaks and glaciers, before heading back to Anchorage. Your tour ends at the rail depot.

after you cruise

26 Glacier Cruise

Highlights:

  • Explore over 160 miles of Prince William Sound
  • Esther Passage, College Fjord, Blackstone Bay
  • Cruise route features 26 named glaciers and many others
  • A complimentary hot meal, coffee, hot tea, and ice water
  • Full-service bar and snacks available for purchase
  • Professional Narration provided by the Captain
  • Exclusive No Seasickness Guarantee

*Operational dates, taxes, and fees are subject to change without notice.

The 26 Glacier Cruise departs from Whittier and travels through the pristine passageways and fjords found in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Upon leaving Whittier, the vessel heads east out Passage Canal and north up Port Wells on the way to College Fjord. Along the way, enjoy a delicious hot lunch served at your table. College Fjord offers a panoramic view of the glaciers named during the Harriman Expedition after the Ivy League Colleges on the East Coast. On the way to Harvard Glacier, the Captain will plot a path through the ice-filled waters up to the front of the glacier to get an up close view while watching for massive chunks of ice calve into the sea.

From College Fjord we continue to a very scenic area called Esther Passage where only small ships can navigate this hidden waterway. High mountains protect this narrow channel from rough seas and winds. Many different animals call this area home; bald eagles are commonly seen fishing in the area along with occasional black bear sightings. It is not uncommon to see orca whales, humpback whales, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and a variety of birds in this narrow passage.

Leaving Esther Passage, we head toward Egg Rocks or Perry Island in search of migratory Steller sea lions on the way to Blackstone Bay for more glacier viewing and Yosemite-scale waterways. On the return trip to Whittier, the vessel will stop one more time at a kittiwake bird rookery that is located just across the bay from Whittier. Over 10,000 birds inhabit these rocky cliffs each summer laying eggs. They fish constantly in front of the rookery and then train the young hatchlings all the survival tips they will need before returning to fly south for the winter. The rookery is our last stop before returning to Whittier.

The Hotel Captain Cook
26 Glacier Cruise Route

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