Cruise West Offers Savings for 2007 Sailings in Alaska

Early Booking Savings Available for Guests Who Book and Pay Deposit by December 8, 2006

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 23, 2006 — Cruise West, the largest-American owned cruise line and leading line traveling Alaska, is putting cash back in their guests’ pockets by offering savings of up to $1,000 on early bookings for 2007 explorations in the Great Land.

The Early Booking Savings value is available to any guest who books by December 8, 2006. All of the following nine itineraries on Cruise West’s small ships offer savings between $100 and $1,000.

Grand Voyages aboard Cruise West’s flagship, the Spirit of Oceanus, explore the inlets and hidden treasures of the Alaskan coast and the Russian Far East.

–The In Harriman’s Wake itinerary is a 25-day expedition from the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska northward to the Bering Sea and the Arctic Circle. Guests who book and make a deposit by the early booking date of December 8, 2006, save $800.

–The 13-day Coastal Odyssey adventure explores the entire Inside Passage between Vancouver and Anchorage, including magnificent Prince William Sound.

–The 14-day Voyage to the Bering Sea journeys from Anchorage to the northern waters near Nome, stopping along the Aleutian Archipelago and the Russian Far East islands. Guests booking and making a deposit by December 8, 2006, for itineraries that depart before June 15 will save $800 and $400 for departures after June 15.

(For all departures on these three itineraries, guests may save an additional $200 per person if payments are made in full by the same deadline.)

Journeys through Alaska’s Inside Passage bring guests up-close to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.

–The eight-night Alaska’s Inside Passage itinerary captures the region’s highlights while traveling between Ketchikan and Juneau, and the eight-night Wilderness Inside Passage, round trip from Juneau, travels deep in the heart of the region where whale sightings are guaranteed. Guests who book and make a deposit by the early booking deadline of December 8, 2006, for either itinerary that departs before June 15 will save $400 per person, and save $200 for departures after June 15.

–Gold Rush Inside Passage is a 10-night voyage that follows the route taken by the stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush between Seattle and Juneau. Guests will save $600 for booking this itinerary and paying a deposit by the early booking deadline.

(For all departures on these three itineraries, guests may save an additional $100 per person if payments are made in full by the same deadline.)

Cruise West’s shorter small-ship getaways in Alaska provide exciting opportunities for dramatic glacier sightings and wildlife-rich cruises.

–The four- and three-night Glacier Bay Highlights introduce guests to the stunning and remote wonderland of Glacier Bay. Guests will save between $100 and $400 on various tours of this itinerary by booking and making a deposit by December 8, 2006. Guests who wish to tie this itinerary in with an intimate five-night land exploration of Alaska can book the Best of Both Worlds itinerary with savings of $200 for departures through June 15 and $100 for departures after June 15 by booking and paying a deposit by the early booking deadline.

–Glacier Wonderland is a four- and three-night journey through Prince William Sound, the largest concentration of tidewater glaciers in the world. Guests who book and pay a deposit by December 8, 2006, will save $200 for departures through June 15 and $100 for departures after June 15.
(For all departures on these three itineraries, guests may save an additional $100 per person if payments are made in full by the same deadline.)

~Up-Close, Casual and Personal Cruising~
Cruise West — a second-generation, family-owned business — offers the opportunity to explore remote, worldwide locales by providing distinctive, one-of-a-kind, personalized itineraries not offered by the traditional larger cruise lines. Cruise West’s smaller ships — nine in all — hold between 78-138 guests each, and the casual style onboard encourages relaxation and congenial interaction between guests and crew alike. The experience is personally enriching through onboard narrative and lectures, special local guests from a wide variety of backgrounds, and the library provided on each vessel. All have forward lounges and ample outdoor deck space for viewing and photographing wildlife and scenery. All vessels are also equipped with inflatable landing craft for up-close exploration of remote areas and shore landings.

To make reservations or request a brochure, visit www.cruisewest.com or call (800) 888-9378.

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