By Tania P. Bardyn, AHIP, Chair, Local Assistance Committee, and Emily Glenn, AHIP, Publicity Subcommittee, 2017 National Program Committee
MLA has arranged a post-meeting Alaskan cruise from June 2–9, 2017, the Alaska sailing of Celebrity Solstice, following MLA ’17 in Seattle, WA. This 7-night cruise departs from Pier 91, located close to MLA ’17, which will be at the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle. The Inside Passage itinerary includes ports of call in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria, BC. The ship returns to Seattle on the morning of June 9, offering plenty of time to make afternoon flights home.
Alaska in June is the best time to visit. Long days provide for more time to see scenery and wildlife. Bring binoculars and warm outerwear to best enjoy the views of glaciers calving, aquatic life and birds, and gorgeous scenery. Naturalists will be onboard to provide information about what the sights. When you have returned from an excursion day, a world-class spa awaits you onboard.
Fares range from $999 per person, double occupancy for an interior stateroom to $2,749 per person, for a suite. Fares include stateroom, meals (with nonalcoholic beverages) and all entertainment. Fares do not include alcoholic beverages, specialty dining, shore excursions, spa services, photographs, WiFi, medical services, or taxes and port fees of approximately $200 per person. A $250 per person deposit is due by August 1, 2016. For questions and to make your reservation, contact our cruise expert, Steve Shadle or toll-free: 888.415.8397. For more information and photos, visit Steve’s blog.