Journey to Alaska Cruise with Dr. Stan Copeland and Musical Guest Al Denson | Aug 18, 2023
On August 18, 2023, join us on a special 8-Day Journey to Alaska Cruise starting at just $925*.
Cruise with us past the icy beauty of some of the world’s most impressive glaciers to the last frontier - a vast wilderness of towering peaks, lush valleys, and abundant wildlife. Celebrate and fellowship with other ETS travelers at Exclusive Events and sessions with Guest Speaker Dr. Stan Copeland and special musical guest Al Denson.
Dr. Stan Copeland: Dr. Stan Copeland is Senior Pastor for Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX, where he has served since 1998. Stan has also served churches in Houston and East Texas and has become well-known as a storytelling preacher, a visionary leader, and a multiple-award-winning cook and canner. He is the author of five books, including two pickling and canning cookbooks. His upcoming book, “Feeling the Heat in an Alaskan Kitchen, Recipes, and Stories About Caring for the Beautiful Earth,” is set in Alaska. It will feature the art of pressure-canning meats and vegetables, but as with all of his cookbooks, it’s the stories that inspire. Stan will be joined on the cruise by his wife of more than four decades, Tammy. Tammy is a retired educator and school administrator who is quick to say, “It’s my second job to keep Stan well-grounded and about the work of the Lord on this planet. My first job is being “Sugar” to two wonderful granddaughters.”
Al Denson: In 30+ years of ministry, Al has found numerous ways to reach people for Christ at their level, regardless of age or background. As a Dove Award-winning Christian recording artist, Al has been extremely successful, having 19 top ten songs (eleven of which hit #1) and inducted into the Christian music Hall-of-Fame in 2009. Al’s compassion and encouragement for others are evident in all he does, and he is nowhere near done using his creative talents.
Shore Excursions are not included and may be purchased individually from Royal Caribbean.
- Meals on Ship
- Port Charges
Day 1 August 18 - Friday – Embark in Seattle
If you arrive in Seattle early enough in the day, try to visit the Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Seattle, Elliot Bay, and Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, including Mt. Rainier. IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST BOARD THE SHIP AT LEAST 2-3 HOURS BEFORE EMBARKATION.
Day 2 August 19 - Saturday – At Sea
Day 3 August 20- Alaska Inside Passage & Juneau
Once a route plied by Klondike gold rushers, Alaska’s Inside Passage spans 500 miles of shoreline jam-packed with some of the world’s most amazing landscapes and abundant wildlife. From the comfort of your ship, you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the Alexander Archipelago, a collection of over 1,000 coastal islands that act as a shelter for smooth sailing in calm Alaskan waters. Once you arrive in Juneau you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.
Day 4 August 21 – Skagway
The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time streetcar ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.
Day 5 August 22– Endicott Arms, Dawes Glacier
One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you cannot help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal.
Day 6 August 23– At Sea
Day 7 August 24 – Victoria
Victoria delivers a delightful blend of British pomp and outdoor adventure. Here you can admire Victorian architecture at Craigdarroch Castle and eat your way around Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Explore “Garden City” floral displays or go biking in the “Cycling Capital of Canada”. From orcas whistling in the harbor to glow-in-the-dark scorpions at the Bug Zoo, Victoria has every adventure covered.
Day 8 August 25 – Disembark in Seattle
Return home with memories of God’s beauty in Alaska!
Enhance Your Journey
August 17-18, 2023 | Starting at $398*
August 17 – Fly to Seattle, Washington
If you arrive in Seattle early enough in the day, try to visit the Space
Needle. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Seattle, Elliot Bay, and Olympic and Cascade
mountain ranges, including Mount Rainier before checking into
August 18 – Seattle
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before checking out and
transferring to the pier to board the Ovation of the Seas.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than
their group and/or traveling companion.
Friday, August 18, 2023From $925