Silversea – A Canada & Alaska Extravagance

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Highlights
  • Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service
  • All Inclusive, Ultra Luxury Silversea Cruise
  • Fly from various UK airports
  • Exclusive departure 29 August 2019
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  • Itinerary
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Silversea – A Canada & Alaska Extravagance

Silversea – A Canada & Alaska Extravagance – indulge yourself on this magnificent itinerary of Canada & Alaska commencing with a 3 night stay at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff, the heart of the Rockies. Continue your journey with Rocky Mountaineer, experience the award-winning GoldLeaf Service as you travel in luxury through the Rocky Mountains to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, where you spend 3 nights at the superb Pan Pacific Hotel. Embark  the Silver Muse for an All Inclusive, Ultra Luxury Alaska Cruise. This fabulous holiday experience ends with 3 nights in Anchorage, before flying back to the UK.

 

Silversea – A Canada & Alaska Extravagance :  Departs UK 29 August 2019

 

Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West – GoldLeaf Service

 

Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West. Traverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you’re a history buff, this route is for you.

 

Silversea – The Silver Muse

 

Big, bold and beautiful, Alaska will change the way you look at the world. From sun up to sun down, each vista is more spectacular than the last. Begin by bucking the tide through the infamous Seymour Narrows, then venture north to the 49th state. From the deep emerald of the forest to the soaring peaks and sensational gastronomy, this Alaskan cruise is much more than just Gold Rush and glaciers.

 

Silversea – All Inclusive, Ultra Luxury

Butler Service in Every Suite

All guests are pampered equally aboard our ships. We are the only cruise line in the world to include butler service in every suite, in every category. A staff-to-guest ratio of nearly one to one ensures that your every wish is fulfilled with earnest precision, from the concierge who can customise your voyage to the butler who serves your breakfast in suite.

 

Beverages in-Suite and throughout the Ship

Select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, as well as bottled water, juices and soft drinks are complimentary in all bars and lounges. Your suite’s mini-bar is also stocked with your preferred beverages including wines and spirits. Your butler will replenish them upon request.

 

Gourmet Dining

Delicious meals created with thought and panache, discerningly elaborated menus with perfectly balanced wine choices and a relaxed atmosphere with erudite friends – dining aboard any Silversea ship is the ultimate experience for people who only want superlatives. It just doesn’t get any better than this. Why not ask the couple you just met to join you? With our open-seating policy, arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you please.

 

Gratuities

Our unwavering commitment to flawless service requires an attitude that is totally focused on the part of every member of the staff. Their professional training is readily apparent from the waiter who keeps your water glass filled to the chef who prepares your favourite soufflé à la minute. Yet surprisingly gratuities are not expected. They’re included in your fare. *Please note: Beauty salon and spa treatment gratuities not included.

 

 

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Private transfer from Calgary to Banff
  • 3 nights at the Rimrock Hotel, Banff
  • GoldLeaf Service on Rocky Mountaineer
  • 3 nights at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver
  • 7 night All Inclusive, Ultra Luxury Alaska Cruise
  • 3 nights at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage

Silversea – A Canada & Alaska Extravagance Hotels:

Rimrock HotelBanff
The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, a relaxation spa and special accommodation packages to suit your holiday needs. Whether a weekend away or a trip of a lifetime; with an unmatched style and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place for a truly memorable experience.
Enjoy the Canadian Rockies in Rimrock Style ~ you will see the difference!

Welcome to the Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park.

                  

Dining & Lounges

The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers a great variety of options for your dining needs; our dining venues include two restaurants (Primrose and Eden), two lounges (Larkspur and Divas), a coffee shop and our in-room service. Our Eden fine dining restaurant has become a milestone destination for dinners around the world, honouring since 2003 its AAA/CAA 5-Diamond rating (only 4 in Canada) and “Best of Award of Excellence” Wine Spectator Awards.

              

 

Local and regional passion….

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is proud to offer food and beverages of the highest quality, committing ourselves to resourcing local ingredients and products for freshness and sustainability. The Rimrock’s mandate is to provide the ‘farm to table’ concept for each dish to the best of their abilities, resourcing local and regional suppliers and delivering a true unique Canadian culinary experience.

 

Spa

Spoil yourself in the splendour and tranquility of the Canadian Rockies in our Rimrock Spa; with a focus on relaxation and well being. Choose from an extended menu of treatments including Swedish massage, facials, hand & foot care, waxing and body treatments. Registered Massage Therapy is a specific treatment on it’s own and available upon request.

We have Male and Female Massage therapists onsite. If you have a preference please make your request known upon booking your services.

Spa Facility

The spa facility has 2 individual massage rooms within the spa and 2 double/couples massage rooms upon the 4th and 5th floor of the hotel accessed by the hotel elevator. We also have 3 pedicure stations, 2 manicure stations and 2 facial rooms – one also doubles as a Vichy room.

 

Pools

Registered Hotel and Spa guests are welcome to use our indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool, or to relax and unwind on our pool decks. Don’t worry if you forget your swimsuit, you may purchase one from our retail area. Change rooms are equipped with lockers, steam rooms, showers, towels and full amenities. In the summer months, enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio decks (weather permitting). Adults 18 years old and over, after 10pm. There is no lifeguard on duty.

Fitness Facility(24 hour access for Rimrock Hotel Guests*)

Our Fitness Facility is available to Hotel guests 16 years and older. We are pleased to offer the Atlantis 5-Person Multi-Station; Star Trac Cardiovascular equipment; exercise balls and mats; resistance tubing; and a full array of dumbbells, barbells and Olympic free weights for squat rack or bench press use.

Squash court bookings may be made in advance. Racket and ball rental is also available.

 

Pan Pacific HotelVancouver
If picturesque views and an urban getaway are what you are after, experience the comforts of Pan Pacific Vancouver. This luxury hotel offers stunning vistas and is close to the city’s best attractions.
Located at the downtown waterfront of Vancouver, the luxury hotel’s rooms and suites offer modern comfort with sweeping city, harbour or mountain views. Complete with luxurious amenities as well as spacious living and dining areas, a relaxing stay awaits.

PAN PACIFIC HOTEL

Explore Pan Pacific Vancouver

If picturesque views and an urban getaway are what you are after, experience the comforts of Pan Pacific Vancouver. Our luxury hotel offers stunning vistas and is close to the city’s best attractions.

Located at the downtown waterfront of Vancouver, our luxury hotel’s rooms and suites offer modern comfort with sweeping city, harbour or mountain views. Complete with luxurious amenities as well as spacious living and dining areas, a relaxing stay awaits.

We have over 500 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites in downtown Vancouver, from harbour-facing rooms with sweeping views of the Coastal Mountains, to some of downtown Vancouver’s finest luxury suites, complete with spacious living and dining areas, rain steam showers and Jacuzzi tubs. Enjoy our 8th-floor rooftop heated outdoor saltwater pool and internationally renowned Spa Utopia and Salon, or simply relax in the luxury of your accommodations with 24-hour in-room dining, elegant furnishings and our warm Pan Pacific Vancouver hospitality

 

Pan Pacific Hotel Facilities

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

 

Pool and wellness

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness

Spa Facilities

  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body Treatments
  • Hair styling
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair cut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Make up services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services

Pool Services

  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Salt-water pool
  • Heated pool
  • Pool with view
  • Rooftop pool
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi

Massage (Additional charge)

Spa and wellness centre (Additional charge)

Fitness centre

Sauna.

 

Accessibility

  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible

 

Activities

  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Evening entertainment (Additional charge)
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)

 

Food & Drink

  • On-site coffee house
  • Chocolate or cookies (Additional charge)
  • Fruits (Additional charge)
  • Bottle of water (Additional charge)
  • Wine/champagne (Additional charge)
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals (Additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Good coffee!

 

Internet

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and costs CAD 5.95 per 24 hours.

 

Parking

  • Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs CAD 50 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Parking garage

 

Reception services

  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Ticket service
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

 

Cleaning services

  • Daily maid service
  • Trouser press (Additional charge)
  • Shoeshine
  • Ironing service (Additional charge)
  • Dry cleaning (Additional charge)
  • Laundry (Additional charge)

General

  • Paid WiFi
  • Mini-market on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
Hotel Captain CookAnchorage
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. In the mood to stay in? Indulge in one of our four distinctive restaurants, shop for gifts or unique souvenirs in our 12 shops or take in the views of neighboring Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains from any one of our 546 rooms and suites.

The Hotel Captain Cook is Alaska’s only member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, an organization of 620 of the finest independently owned and managed luxury hotels and resorts across the world. Each property within the organization is required to maintain criteria to qualify for membership and excels at providing distinctive experiences that are far beyond the ordinary.

The Hotel Captain Cook was recently inducted into Historic Hotels of America, the official travel organization of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Trust founded Historic Hotels with 32 charter members in 1989 for Historic Preservation. Since that time, only 275 hotels and resorts across America have been awarded this prestigious honor for preserving and maintaining their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.

Deluxe Rooms

The Hotel Captain Cook’s classic room is available with two double beds or one king. All deluxe rooms offer gorgeous views of downtown Anchorage, Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains.

Junior Suites

Separate sleeping and living areas furnished with a sofa, desk and two televisions. Take advantage of the extra space and spread out and enjoy the views. All rooms offer views of downtown Anchorage, Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains.

Executive Suites

One and two-bedroom suites spacious enough for families or large groups. Each suite offers a separate bedroom, living area and three bathrooms. Guests receive complimentary access to Athletic Clubs. Each room comes with a breakfast credit to be used in the Café. All rooms offer views of downtown Anchorage, Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains.

Captain’s Deck

Rooms and suites on the sixteenth and seventeenth floors provide guests with secured entry, admittance to the Athletic Clubs and exclusive access to the Captain’s Deck lounge, which offers complimentary full, hot breakfast, around the clock refreshments and nightly wine and beer reception complete with appetizers for snacking. All rooms offer views of downtown Anchorage, Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains.

Crow’s Nest Suites

Perched atop Tower III, Crow’s Nest suites feature one and two-bedrooms in addition to a large parlor with amazing views of downtown Anchorage, Cook Inlet and Chugach Mountains. Enjoy the seclusion and luxury worthy of a traveling dignitary with a secured floor and exclusive access to the Captain’s Deck lounge, which offers complimentary full, hot breakfast, around the clock refreshments and nightly wine and beer reception complete with appetizers for snacking.

Itinerary

Silversea - A Canada & Alaska Extravagance
On arrival in Calgary, we have arranged a private car transfer to take you to the Rimrock Hotel in Banff for a 3 night stay
Explore Banff
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at Banff Station at 7:40am MT. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Arrival in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am PT. On today’s journey west, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT.
Transfer to the Pan Pacific for a 3 night stay
Vancouver is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The mountains and seascape make the city an outdoor playground for hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, and sailing—and so much more—while the cuisine and arts scenes are equally diverse, reflecting the makeup of Vancouver's ethnic (predominantly Asian) mosaic. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, and it's easy for visitors to see why. It's beautiful, it's outdoorsy, and there's a laidback West Coast vibe. On the one hand, there's easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, a fabulous variety of beaches, and amazing parks. At the same time, the city has a multicultural vitality and cosmopolitan flair. The attraction is as much in the range of food choices—the fresh seafood and local produce are some of North America's best—as it is in the museums, shopping, and nightlife.
If it is drama that you are after, then you certainly need look no further that the dramatic beauty of the Inside Passage. With isolated communities nestling in shoreside villages, mountains rising from the tidal waters, seals basking on ice floes and massive glaciers calving with a thunderous snap in the distance, this stretch of water is quite unique. Named after early explorers who were looking for the Northwest Passage (found much further north), cruising the Inside Passage has become a must for any sailing aficionado. Perhaps it is the massive – and advancing – glaciers that look like they have been sculpted by Mother Nature herself that is the draw; or maybe it is the calm waters that are protected from the otherwise enervated Pacific. Or it could be it is the plethora of wildlife that can be spotted above and below the water that will stay with you forever. One thing is certain; this serene stretch of water embodies the best of Alaska.
Ketchikan is famous for its colourful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 13,500 people call the town home, and, in the summer, cruise ships crowd the shoreline, floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and salmon-laden commercial fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows. In the last decade Ketchikan's rowdy, blue-collar heritage of logging and fishing has been softened by the loss of many timber-industry jobs and the dramatic rise of cruise-ship tourism. With some effort, though, visitors can still glimpse the rugged frontier spirit that once permeated this hardscrabble cannery town. Art lovers should make a beeline for Ketchikan: the arts community here is very active. Travelers in search of the perfect piece of Alaska art will find an incredible range of pieces to choose from.
Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. The city owes its origins to two colourful sourdoughs (Alaskan pioneers)—Joe Juneau and Richard Harris—and to a Tlingit chief named Kowee, who led the two men to rich reserves of gold at Snow Slide Gulch, the drainage of Gold Creek around which the town was eventually built. That was in 1880, and shortly thereafter a modest stampede resulted in the formation of a mining camp, which quickly grew to become the Alaska district government capital in 1906. The city may well have continued under its original appellation—Harrisburg, after Richard Harris—were it not for Joe Juneau's political jockeying at a miner's meeting in 1881. For some 60 years after Juneau's founding gold was the mainstay of the economy. In its heyday the AJ (for Alaska Juneau) Gold Mine was the biggest low-grade ore mine in the world.
Located at the northern terminus of the Inside Passage, Skagway is a one-hour ferry ride from Haines. By road, however, the distance is 359 miles, as you have to take the Haines Highway up to Haines Junction, Yukon, then take the Alaska Highway 100 miles south to Whitehorse, and then drive a final 100 miles south on the Klondike Highway to Skagway. North-country folk call this sightseeing route the Golden Horseshoe or Golden Circle tour, because it passes a lot of gold-rush country in addition to spectacular lake, forest, and mountain scenery.The town is an amazingly preserved artifact from North America's biggest, most-storied gold rush. Most of the downtown district forms part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park System dedicated to commemorating and interpreting the frenzied stampede of 1897 that extended to Dawson City in Canada's Yukon.
It's hard not to like Sitka, with its eclectic blend of Alaska Native, Russian, and American history and its dramatic and beautiful open-ocean setting. This is one of the best Inside Passage towns to explore on foot, with such sights as St. Michael's Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Castle Hill, Sitka National Historical Park, and the Alaska Raptor Center topping the town's must-see list. Sitka was home to the Kiksádi clan of the Tlingit people for centuries prior to the 18th-century arrival of the Russians under the direction of territorial governor Alexander Baranof, who believed the region was ideal for the fur trade. The governor also coveted the Sitka site for its beauty, mild climate, and economic potential; in the island's massive timber forests he saw raw materials for shipbuilding. Its location offered trading routes as far west as Asia and as far south as California and Hawaii. In 1799 Baranof built St. Michael Archangel—a wooden fort and trading post 6 miles north of the present town. Strong disagreements arose shortly after the settlement. The Tlingits attacked the settlers and burned their buildings in 1802. Baranof, however, was away in Kodiak at the time. He returned in 1804 with a formidable force—including shipboard cannons—and attacked the Tlingits at their fort near Indian River, site of the present-day 105-acre Sitka National Historical Park, forcing many of them north to Chichagof Island. By 1821 the Tlingits had reached an accord with the Russians, who were happy to benefit from the tribe's hunting skills. Under Baranof and succeeding managers, the Russian-American Company and the town prospered, becoming known as the Paris of the Pacific. The community built a major shipbuilding and repair facility, sawmills, and forges, and even initiated an ice industry, shipping blocks of ice from nearby Swan Lake to the booming San Francisco market. The settlement that was the site of the 1802 conflict is now called Old Sitka. It is a state park and listed as a National Historic Landmark. The town declined after its 1867 transfer from Russia to the United States, but it became prosperous again during World War II, when it served as a base for the U.S. effort to drive the Japanese from the Aleutian Islands. Today its most important industries are fishing, government, and tourism.
Hubbard Glacier, off the coast of Yakutat, Alaska, is the largest glacier in North America, with a calving front that is more than six miles wide. One of the main sources for Hubbard Glacier originates 76 mi inland. It has been a very active glacier, experiencing two major surges in the past 30 years. This glacier was named after Gardiner Greene Hubbard, a U.S. lawyer, financier, and philanthropist. He was the first president of the National Geographic Society.
It is hard to believe that a place as beautiful as Seward exists. Surrounded on all sides by Kenai Fjords National Park, Chugach National Forest, and Resurrection Bay, Seward offers all the quaint realities of a small railroad town with the bonus of jaw-dropping scenery. This little town of about 2,750 citizens was founded in 1903, when survey crews arrived at the ice-free port and began planning a railroad to the Interior. Since its inception, Seward has relied heavily on tourism and commercial fishing. It is also the launching point for excursions into Kenai Fjords National Park, where it is quite common to see marine life and calving glaciers.


Continue your homeward bound journey on this afternoon airport/city transfer, with a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Centre. A panoramic, narrated drive through Anchorage and lunch at one of the city's popular brewpubs completes your tour. Suitable only for guests with flights after 8:00 p.m. or those staying overnight in town, this tour offers a convenient way to see the area sights of Alaska' largest city.
Anchorage City Tour
Board the coach from the debarkation centre for a more in-depth look at one of Alaska's best-known cities. Trace the city's rise from a railroad tent city through the incredible 1964 earthquake as your driver/guide regales you with local lore. With relatively modest and recent beginnings as a tent camp for the people working on the Alaska Railroad in 1915, Anchorage is now a thriving cultural and commercial hub with 40% of the state's residents calling it home. Savour the majesty of the city's surroundings, highlighted by the backdrop of three of Alaska's thirty-nine mountain ranges. On a clear day, Mt. Denali, 130 miles (200 kilometres) to the north, can be viewed from downtown. Stop at Earthquake Park and the world's largest floatplane base - Lake Hood and Lake Spenard, before continuing to the Alaska Native Heritage Centre.
Alaska Native Heritage Centre
The Alaska Native Heritage Centre is a premier cultural centre sharing the rich heritage of Alaska's 11 major cultural groups. Experience Alaska Native culture first-hand through engaging storytelling, authentic Native song and dance, artist demonstrations, and Native games demonstrations, as you independently explore the exhibits and surrounds. The theatre hosts an introductory film that illustrates the many different cultures of Alaska Native people as well as its beautiful landscape and climates, all highlighted from each of the regions in Alaska. Your two-hour visit gives you the opportunity to view, if you wish, the six authentic life-sized Native dwellings situated in a wooded area around beautiful Lake Tiulana, along with artefacts that each group used in their daily lives. Make sure to see the whale bones at the Inupiaq site; a favourite spot for picture-taking and meet with the culture representatives in each village exhibit.

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