Cruise Alaska with Lou Penrose

Dear Friends and Listeners:

I have some amazing news to share this year. As you know, among my many passions I talk about on the radio, none is greater than my passion for America. I include you in that community of fellow Americans who, at the end of the day, love America. We may argue from time to time over the best way to govern Her, but we all agree in our sincere love for this country.

I would like to invite you to join me on a voyage to see America’s truest beauty: ALASKA! Most Americans will never have the opportunity to see the last greatest frontier, the Alaskan inner passage. Breathtaking glaciers, untouched nature, foods and wines that few ever get to explore, and of course the celestial Northern Lights.

Day and night against the backdrop of American Beauty, in a corner of the world where AM Radio truly proves its importance!

-Lou

Meet Your Host: Lou Penrose

Lou Penrose is the host of the Lou Penrose Show on Newsradio 600 KOGO in San Diego.

Additionally, he is the principal consultant at Lou Penrose Government Relations, a full-service federal, state, and local government relations and public affairs firm that provides political, policy, and strategic services to its clients in Southern California, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C.

Lou Penrose has more than 25 years of senior political, legislative, public relations, and broadcast radio experience. As a senior advisor and staff director to three members of the United States House of Representatives, Lou Penrose gained a unique and nuanced ability to transcend complex policy into concrete solutions and deliberative action.

As District Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman John Campbell, U.S. Congressman Ed Royce, and U.S. Congresswoman Mary Bono, Lou Penrose directed his team of legislative aids and advisors to communicate public policy clearly with the voters in California. He oversaw the true elimination of government red tape and guided real reform, resulting in re-elections by significant support of the people for his bosses.

Lou Penrose also has extensive radio broadcast experience including hosting a number-one-rated morning radio news talk program. As Director of News and Talk Programming for his division, he led a team of radio broadcast journalists to three Golden Mic Awards from the Radio & Television New Association of Southern California.

A seasoned and gifted political and issue-oriented fundraiser, Lou Penrose is responsible for raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for candidates in Federal, State, and Local offices. Lou comes to the world of politics and government affairs after a successful career in broadcasting. In Palm Springs, he was the top-rated local morning talk radio host on K-NEWS Radio. Lou hosted the “Lou Penrose Morning Talk Program” on weekday mornings and was considered an influential political player and local news opinion shaper.

With a degree in Political Science from Binghamton University in New York, Lou has been involved in politics, campaigns, and broadcasting for over 25 years.

An avid runner and biker, Lou’s interests include fitness, broadcasting, real estate, and of course, talking politics. He lives in San Clemente with his wife Amber Hall and their three boy Gianni, Nico, and Valentino.

Per Person Double Occupancy
$4,999
Single Supplement: $2,499
(Limited Availability)

July 13-21, 2024

9 Days / 8 Nights

Itinerary

1
Saturday, July 13, 2024

Depart Home – Fly to Vancouver, B.C.***
Welcome to Vancouver. Known for its modern urban city center surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Vancouver is a true delight. Get to know the city with a panoramic tour that includes Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, and a free time stop for lunch and shopping on Granville Island. Join Lou and fellow KOGO listeners this evening for dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Vancouver/Embark Ship
Enjoy a morning of leisure before we make our way to Canada Place Pier to board the Celebrity Solstice and set sail northbound toward Alaska. (B, D)

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Monday, July 15, 2024

Cruising the Inside Passage
Sail along the Inside Passage, which spans 25,000 miles to Prince Rupert, near the Alaskan border. Calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island afford opportunities to glimpse breathtaking scenery and possible wildlife sightings.

Feel free to reach out to your Tour Director at the Hospitality Desk today and throughout the cruise for any inquiries. Your Tour Director is a valuable resource, ready to provide suggestions for unique opportunities that can help you create lasting memories of Alaska. (B, L, D)

4
Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Icy Strait Point, Alaska
For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located near the city of Hoonah and housing a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point offers travelers the chance to view wildlife such as humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears. Visitors can also explore the monuments that pay tribute to the region’s fishing heritage. (B, L, D)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Hubbard Glacier – Cruising
The Hubbard Glacier is located 30 miles north, off the coast of Yakutat, and is by far one of Alaska’s most exciting natural treasures. During your cruise to Hubbard Glacier, enjoy incredible picture-perfect views of this magnificent ice formation from virtually every vantage point on your ship. Named in honor of Gardiner Hubbard, the founder and president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Glacier holds the title of being the world’s longest tidewater glacier. The dedicated onboard naturalist narrates the experience and keeps watch for whales, harbor seals, and otters that hunt and play in the waters of Yakutat Bay. (B, L, D)

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Juneau, Alaska
Getting to Juneau isn’t a breeze, requiring a journey by air or sea. However, once you arrive, you’ll find majestic views and rich culture awaiting you in every corner. This remote state capital of Alaska, with its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, colossal glaciers, and abundant wildlife, provides the perfect backdrop to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area showcases centuries-old bars, charming boutique shops, and historic landmarks. (B, L, D)

KOGO Exclusive Experience: Join a locally trained captain for a personalized Alaskan whale-watching tour, an exceptional way to enjoy a small boat experience that offers excellent viewing opportunities. On the return to Juneau, we’ll include a stop at Brotherhood Bridge for a photo opportunity of the Mendenhall Glacier.****

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Ketchikan, Alaska
You’ve never tasted salmon so fresh. Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” is also the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles. For those seeking adventure, consider embarking on a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rainforest, or indulge in a wilderness exploration followed by an unforgettable, sumptuous crab feast! (B, L, D)

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Cruising the Inside Passage
Sail beyond the Inside Passage into the protected waters of the Alaska Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orcas, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters, and much more. With the extended daylight hours during the summer months, you’ll have ample opportunities to capture the wonders of nature with your camera as you sail along the Inside Passage. (B, L, D)

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Sunday, July 21, 2024

Fly Home
Say farewell to the Celebrity Solstice as our unforgettable journey comes to an end today. Transfer from Canada Place to Vancouver Airport for your flight home. (B)

Inclusions

Included

  • Economy class roundtrip airfare from San Diego (SAN)*
  • Premium hotel accommodations in Vancouver, B.C.**
  • 7-night luxury cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice
  • All ground transportation
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • 22 Meals (8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners)
  • Celebrity Cruises Classic Beverage Package and Basic Wi-Fi Package
  • Gratuities for Celebrity cruise staff, drivers, local guides, and Cruise & Tour’s Tour Director
  • Taxes and fees as of 12/4/23
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including Tour Director, sailing with you
 

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.

**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances.

***A valid Passport is required for travel to Canada.

****The whale-watch cruise is not handicap accessible. You must be able to get in and out of the boat on your own to participate in this adventure.

 

Extraordinary Experiences

  • Cocktails with your host, Lou Penrose.
  • Get to know more about Lou Penrose during a Q&A session.
  • Cruise in style with a Classic Beverage Package, Wi-Fi, and pre-paid gratuities that are all included!
  • Come aboard as we search the waters of Juneau for majestic whales and other water wildlife we may find along the way.

 

Not Included

  • Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 12/4/23
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air upgrades
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Optional tours or shore excursions
  • Items of a personal nature

 


 

Activity Level 2

As this tour requires average physical activity, participants should be in overall good health, standing for periods of time, climbing stairs, and able to walk longer distances over level and uneven surfaces.

 

Testimonials

We loved the cruise to Alaska!!!!! All the planning paid off in spades. Cruise and Tour does a wonderful job setting everything in motion, explaining things in detail, and executing all according to plan. Alaska is truly the last frontier, and the cruise and excursions were well worth the memories.
- Joe & Sue
Just wanted to chime in and let you know how much Russ and I enjoyed our trip to Alaska with the Cruise and Tour gang. Everything was extremely well-organized, taking the stress right out of our way. We loved being with a group of like-minded individuals, all of whom were very friendly, making it easy to strike up a conversation. Celebrity was outstanding: top notch food, service and amenities. And it goes without saying that all of the shore excursions were fabulous, especially because of the weather. Alaska was everything we'd hoped for… and more. I give the entire experience an A+! Thanks so much! I'll definitely consider another vacation with you folks!
- Sandy

Celebrity Solstice

V3 - Veranda (obstructed view)
Accommodation Details
C1 - Concierge Class
Accommodation Details
A1 - AquaClass
Accommodation Details

Rates

Cruise Alaska with Lou Penrose – Veranda – V3 (obstructed view)$4,999Per Person Double Occupancy
Veranda – V3 (obstructed view) Single Supplement (limited availability)$2,499Per Single
Concierge Class – C1$5,399Per Person Double Occupancy
AquaClass – A1$6,099Per Person Double Occupancy
Travel InsuranceQuoted at time of BookingPer Person

 


Deposit/Payment

      • A $1,500 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
      • Final payment is due 3/15/24.
      • All payments can be made by credit card or check.

Cancellation/Refund

      • Your initial $1,500 deposit is refundable through 3/15/24, less a $750 per person cancellation fee.
      • After 3/15/24 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.

 

Call 800-383-3131 to Reserve Your Spot Today!

How to Book

  1. Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
  2. Ask to have a place held on this trip
  3. You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form

Fill it out and you’re in!

It’s that easy. Give us a call today!


Travel Insurance Information

Travel Insured International
Worldwide Trip Protector

Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.

To purchase travel protection insurance:

  1. Click here to view and print the Travel Insured International brochure which has a brief summary of coverage.
  2. After making your travel reservation and deposit, a Cruise & Tour representative will create an insurance quote for you. You will receive that travel insurance quote from Travel Insured International Customer Care.
  3. From here you will be able to view the quote, add additional coverage options such as Cancel for Any Reason, and purchase your policy all in the Travel Insured International Portal.

Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.

To view and print the Explanation of Benefits, click here.

Covered events for trip
Cancellation/Interruption
Sickness, Accidental Injury or Death of You, Your Travel Companion, Family Member, or Business Partner Job Loss or Lay Off Traffic Accident en Route to Departure Weather Natural Disaster at Destination Extension of School Year Terrorist Attack Revoked Military Leave Strike Bankruptcy of Travel Supplier Being Hijacked, Quarantined, Subpoenaed, or Asked to Serve on Jury Duty
* See Travel Insured International Description of Coverage for complete coverage details.