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All Things DOUBLED – 3rd March

Today’s show took us to the magnificent Canadian Rockies and the city of Banff.  As one of the highlights of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is featured in most pre and post cruise tours to the region, and should never be missed out.  Banff has a rich heritage as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations.

One trip to Banff is never enough to see everything this amazing destination has to offer, so there is always a reason to go there or to return there.  The crew at Travel Masters and The Travel Studio are Canadian Specialists and can help you arrange the perfect Rockies experience.  However, he is a fantastic Cruise Deal to get you started, in fact its so fantastic you’ll have to ‘double’ check the price!!!

On the 3rd September you will fly to Seatlle, and then a scenic transfer to Banff.  You’ll spend two night in Banff, and this includes a full day tour including a trip on the Ice Explorer to the Colombia Icefield.

Ice Explorer

After your stay in Banff,  you’ll leave Alberta and travel to Kamloop.  This full day tour includes stops at Lake Louise,Spiral Tunnels, Rogers Pass and The Last Spike.

After a night in Kamloops, its just a few hours to Vancouver.  You’ll arrive at lunchtime, so the rest of the day is at leisure to stroll around Stanley Park, visit Grouse Mountain, or enjoy a few hours in Gastown.

Time to cruise, and the stunning Explorer of the Seas is waiting for you in Seattle, so we’ll transfer you back across the border for embarkation.  Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas is home to an array of innovations that give you whatever type of holiday you desire. Climb a rock wall that overlooks the sea or find your adventure on the basketball court, ice-skating rink or mini-golf course. If it’s zen you seek, achieve it poolside or at the relaxing Vitality Spa. Liven up your nights on the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing and duty-free shopping deals. And bring along some friends – with spacious public areas, enhanced staterooms and a spectacular three-storey dining room, this ship has room for your whole crew.

Explorer of the Seas

In Inside Passage awaits, and after a full day sailing through the beautiful waters of British Colombia, you cross into the 49th State and arrive the first port of call, Alaska’s state capital, Juneau.  Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop.


Few one-time boomtowns retain the flavour of the gold rush days like Skagway. This gateway to the Klondike is preserved as a national historic park with its rustic boardwalk and frontier-style storefronts. Due to its geographic location, Skagway enjoys a drier climate compared to the rest of southeastern Alaska, with an average annual precipitation of only 22 inches.  Follow the footsteps of Soapy Smith and walk the streets of this charming frontier town.

Travelling back south, you will enjoy a day in the the magnificent Tracy Arm Fjord.  Carved by glacier activity, among the sights to admire from the icy waters are waterfalls cascading down 3,000-foot-high granite walls.

Another picturesque day at sea, so look out for Humpback Whales, White-bellied Dolphins, Dall’s Porpoise and Bald Eagles as you sail down the Queen Charlotte Strait and back into Canada

A breaching Humpback Whale

Victoria, British Columbia is always in season! Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada, and  is a place so green all year that flowers fall out of the sky and even the lamp posts bloom. It is no wonder that it is called The Garden City! The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and the adventure of the great outdoors are within the city limits and ocean and mountain vistas will follow you wherever you go.   The highlight of Victoria is a former quarry, now turned into one of the most famous and stunning beautiful gardens in the world – the Butchart Gardens.

You arrive back at where this wonderful journey began, and your flight from Seattle to Australia awaits.  You could stay longer in Seattle and enjoy exploring Mount Rainier, or visit the fascinating Boeing Factory, just let us know.

This sounds expensive, but just wait till you see this price…. this 14 nights fly, cruise and stay package, which includes flights, hotel in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver, all the sightseeing and transfers, the 7 night cruise on board Explorer of the Seas and all the taxes and shipboard gratuities….from just $4,675 per person!!  UNBELIEVABLE!!  You can upgrade your cabin to an Ocean View for just $475pp.

This deal is fantastic, but just the tip of the iceberg.  Travel Masters and The Travel Studio can customise your Canada & Alaska experience for you.   Give the crew a call on 1800 672 988 to plan your trip!