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Hidden Coasts Cruise – 2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^ – 04 Oct 2023

Cruise and Stay 12 nights with Ocean Discoverer departing 04th October 2023

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^
Make a new booking on this 2023 departure and pay no deposit until the 31st of January 2022!
Offer valid for bookings by Australian guests between 1st Aug – 31st Dec 2021.
Capacity controlled and not valid on Owner`s Suites.
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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 12 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 4 October 2023 – hotel in Vancouver, Canada
Cruise Begins: 5 October 2023 – embark, Vancouver, Canada
Cruise Ends: 16 October 2023 – disembark, Seattle, USA
Ship: Ocean Discoverer
Region: Alaska/Canada

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada
• One way transfer from hotel to port in Vancouver
• 11 night Alaskan expedition cruise aboard MV Ocean Discoverer from Vancouver to Seattle
• All onboard meals
• Complimentary range of included shore excursions
• Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise
• Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening
• Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water
• Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary)
• Port charges of USD $559 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $226 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $300 USD per person in all categories for Australian residents!
Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*.

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat F French Balcony – Deck 7: Was $6784 – NOW $6484*
Twin Cat E Private Balcony Deck 4 or 6: Was $6784 – NOW $6484*
Twin Cat D Ocean View Stateroom Deck 3: Was $5484 – NOW $5184*
Twin Cat C Deluxe Private Balcony Deck 4 or 6: Was $7384 – NOW $7084*
Twin Cat BB Private Balcony Suite Deck 4 or 6: Was $8084 – NOW $7784*
Twin Cat B Private Balcony Suite Deck 4: Was $10784 – NOW $10484*
Twin Cat A Deluxe Suite Private Balcony Deck 7: Was $12784 – NOW $12484*
Twin Cat PS Premium Suite Private Balcony Deck 4: Was $13384 – NOW $13084*
Single sole use occupancy prices on request

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    13 days
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    Vancouver, BC. Canada
  • Vancouver, BC. Canada

    Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, and third largest in Canada. Located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, it is nestled between the coastal mountains and the Pacific ocean and is well known for its natural beauty. It has often been named the “World’s Most Liveable City” and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.

    In Vancouver you can ski in the mountains, windsurf in the ocean, and play a round of golf all in the same day. Surrounded by water on three sides, Vancouver is a major sea port on the Pacific Ocean, and a base for many Alaska Cruise Ships in the summer. Around the edge of its waterfront, Vancouver has fabulous beaches, parklands and a bustling harbour.

    Things to See & Do

    Canada Place Grouse Mountain Skyride tram Stanley Park Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver Lookout Harbour Centre Tower

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian dollar (C$) Language – English and French Land Area –

    2,878.52 km²

    Population – 2,250,000 Electricity –

    2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below

    Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code –

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    Port Location – The Port’s two cruise terminals, Canada Place and Ballantyne, are conveniently located and only 30 minutes away from Vancouver International Airport. Canada Place is located in the city centre, Ballantyne is located east of the city centre and close to Canada Place.

    Transport Links – Vancouver International Airport is located just South of the city. There are frequent flights between here and many major cities in Canada and the USA. There are also frequent direct flights to many cities in Asia and some cities in Europe. Vancouver is also well serviced by buses, trains and ferries.

    Public Transportation is provided by buses, a passenger ferry service called SeaBus and a rapid transit system called SkyTrain, because it is mostly elevated. In addition, three bus rapid transit lines named “B Lines” crisscross the city.

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    Princess Louisa Inlet, BC. Canada
  • Princess Louisa Inlet, BC. Canada

    Princess Louisa Inlet, on the British Columbia Coast, Canada,

    is 6 km in length and lies at the north east end of Jervis Inlet. It is entered through Malibu Rapids off Queens Reach. A portion of the area makes up Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park. Chatterbox Falls lies at the north end of the Inlet.

    Princess Louisa Inlet, streaming with waterfalls and lined with encircling cliffs, has been named one of the top ten most beautiful places in the world. It is a popular location for wildlife viewing, hiking, canoeing, camping and kayaking.

    Things to See & Do

    * Chatterbox Falls * Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park * Wildlife viewing * Hiking * Canoeing & kayaking

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – September Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD) Language – English Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The main port is located at Earls Cove. There is also an mooring area at Chatterbox Falls.

    Travel Links – The nearest road access to the inlet is about 50 km away at the BC Ferries landing on at Earls Cove, British Columbia. The area is a popular destination for boaters and can also be accessed by float plane from various locations around the Strait of Georgia.

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    Copeland Islands Marine Park, Canada
  • Copeland Islands Marine Park, Canada

    The Copeland Islands offer one of the best kayak experiences when staying in the Powell River and Lund area. This fantastic group of islands and islets is located just north of Lund and often ‘forgotten’ by the majority of kayakers as they rush towards Desolation Sound.

    This picturesque provincial marine park is named after a local character whose name was Joe Copeland and is also known as ‘the Raggeds’.

    The best way to access these islands is to use the lovely hamlet of Lund as your starting point. The Lund area offers a variety of first class accommodations and campgrounds, as well as a convenience store and some very well-known restaurants, art galleries, kayak-outfitters and a world famous bakery. The government boat launch is located in ‘downtown’ Lund Harbour.

    When paddling away from the hustle and bustle in the harbour you’ll just follow the Salish Sea’s rugged shore-line in a northerly direction. After rounding the first corner (Sevilla Island) the Copelands get in sight, but they are still about 45 minutes of paddling away. Stay away from the boat traffic in Thulin Pass by ‘hand-railing’ the Malaspina Peninsula and cross Thulin Pass from a small rocky islet to the white beacon on the first Copeland Island. Welcome to the Copeland Islands!

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    Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada

    Alert Bay is a friendly community located on Cormorant Island, British Columbia, Canada. It offers visitors magnificent scenery and plentiful wildlife. Visit the U’Mista Cultural Centre, dedicated to ensuring the preservation of all aspects of the Kwakiutl culture. An abundance of ancient and modern paintings, totems, and masks may be seen here. Alert Bay is also home to the world’s tallest totem pole.

    Things to See & Do

    * Wildlife viewing * World’s tallest totem pole * U’Mista Cultural Centre * Ecological Park

    General Information

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency – Canadian dollar (C$) Language – English and French Land Area – 1.78 km²

    Population –

    5,60 approx Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below

    Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Travel Links – The town is served by Alert Bay Airport, a public airport and the Alert Bay Water Aerodrome. There is a boat harbour and a BC Ferries terminal with service to Sointula and Port McNeill.

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    Cortes Island, BC, Canada
  • Cortes Island, BC, Canada

    Cortes Island is an island in the Discovery Islands archipelago on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. The island is 25 km (15.5 mi) long, 13 km (8.1 mi) wide, and 130 km2 (50 sq mi) in area. It has a population of 1,035 permanent residents (2016 census). Cortes Island lies within Electoral Area B of the Strathcona Regional District, which provides water and sewerage systems, fire protection, land use planning, parks, recreation, and emergency response.

    Access to Cortes Island is by plane or ferry. By plane through a non-profit private airstrip Cortes Island Aerodrome on the south end of the island, or by seaplane to many of the island’s protected harbours; by ferry from Quadra Island, which is itself accessed from Campbell River on Vancouver Island via BC Ferries.

    Cortes Island is a tourist destination in the summers, with many people coming here to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and warm weather.

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    Desolation Sound, Canada
  • Desolation Sound, Canada

    Vast, unspoiled nature site with inlets, isles, coves & a marine park

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    Pender Harbour, Canada
  • Pender Harbour, Canada

    Pender Harbour is a harbour on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, on the east side of Malaspina Strait. The harbour is an intricate amalgam of bays and coves that encroach inland for five kilometres and provide over sixty kilometres of shoreline. Once a steamer stop, a fishing village, and an important logging and medical waypoint, it is now an unincorporated community within the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

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    Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a naturally protected harbor located on Vancouver Island’s sheltered eastern coast. It boasts a lively waterfront area which is visited by more than 8,000 pleasure craft each year.

    Nanaimo offers a wide variety of things to see and do. It boasts a thriving local arts and music scene, abundant shopping opportunities, a charming Old City Quarter and many historical buildings to see. There are charming shops and restaurants and several major malls throughout the city. For sports fans and athletes, Nanaimo has a wide variety of recreational activities.

    Things to See & Do

    * Waterfront area * Heritage walking tours * Shopping * Recreational Activities * Art galleries

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – September Currency –

    Dollar ($) (CAD) Language – English Land Area – 89.3 sq km’s Population – 79,000 approx Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – +1

    Port Location – The port of Nanaimo is located in downtown Nanaimo in Nanaimo harbor.

    Transport Links – Nanaimo has 3 airports, Nanaimo Airport with services to Vancouver, Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport with services to Vancouver harbour, and Nanaimo/Long Lake Water Airport.

    Nanaimo also has three BC Ferry terminuses located at Departure Bay, Duke Point, and downtown. The downtown terminal services Gabriola Island while Departure Bay and Duke Point service Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen respectively.

    There is a regular passenger train service south to Victoria and north to Courtenay along the E and N Railway.

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    Gulf Islands, Canada
  • Gulf Islands, Canada

    The Gulf Islands are a group of islands located in the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia.

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    Victoria, BC. Canada
  • Victoria, BC. Canada

    Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia,

    located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. It is a major tourist destination with attractions such as the First Nations totem poles, heritage architecture, restaurants and cafés, a bustling harbour, museums, gardens and art galleries.

    Victoria’s downtown area is decorated with English-style lamp posts and hanging flower baskets, and its shops and stores are mainly located in well preserved heritage buildings. Beacon Hill Park is popular with visitors as are the Butchart Gardens.

    Victoria’s varied coastline includes waterfront walkways, water taxi terminals, marinas and sandy pebbled beaches. The Inner Harbour, the “Hub” of Victoria, is central to many activities including the BC Provincial Museum and the Pacific Undersea Gardens.

    Things to See & Do

    * Beacon Hill Park * Royal British Columbia Museum * Market Square * Pacific Undersea Gardens * Butchart

    Gardens

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

    Canadian dollar (CAD) Language – English and French Land Area –

    19.68 km²

    Population – 325,000 Electricity –

    2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below

    Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code –

    1

    Port Location – The cruise port terminal is located at Ogden Point, at the start of the Dallas Road waterfront walk.

    Transport Links – Passenger rail service to Victoria is provided by VIA Rail Canada, which operates the Malahat train north, along the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, to the cities of Nanaimo, Courtenay, and points between. There is one daily round trip, departing Victoria in the morning, and returning from Courtenay in the evening.

    The Victoria International Airport has non-stop flights to and from Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle and many cities throughout Western Canada. Multiple scheduled helicopter and seaplane flights are available daily from Victoria’s Inner Harbour to Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver Harbour, and Seattle.

    The BC Ferries Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, located 29 kilometres north of Victoria, has hourly sailings to Tsawwassen (a ferry terminal south of Vancouver) and to many of the Gulf Islands. The Washington State Ferry terminal in Sidney provides ferry service to Friday Harbor, Orcas Island, and ultimately Anacortes, Washington.

    In Victoria’s Inner Harbour, an international ferry terminal provides car ferry service (M/V Coho) to Port Angeles, Washington, high-speed catamaran service (Victoria Clipper) to downtown Seattle, and seasonal passenger ferries to destinations in Washington including Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, and Bellingham.

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    Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Seattle, Washington, USA

    Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the U.S. State of Washington between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, nearly 174 km south of the United States–Canadian border. Nicknamed the ‘Emerald City’, Seattle has an abundance of evergreen trees throughout and spectacular views of the Cascade mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west. Known for being the home of the Space Needle, Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Nintendo of America, Starbucks and the University of Washington. Seattle is also the home of a vibrant arts scene and an ever expanding park system.

    Seattle is an international port that has three professional sports teams, hundreds of restaurants, many cultural venues and a lifestyle that is unique to the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle waterfront is popular with excellent views as is the well known Space Needle which dominates the city skyline.

    Things to see and do

    * Seattle Waterfront * Seattle Centre * Smith Tower Observation Deck * Pike Place Market * Discovery Park

    Cruise Season – May – Sept Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area – 218 square kilometers Population – 575,000 Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code –

    + 1

    Port Location – The Cruise terminal is located in the central harbor area at pier 66 in downtown Seattle.

    Transport Links – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport connects Seattle to all regions of the world. Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains provide links to other US states and cities.

    Getting around Seattle is easy on Metro buses and Sound Transit trains. Rental cars are available and cycling is a good way to see Seattle.

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Vancouver, BC. Canada

Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, and third largest in Canada. Located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, it is nestled between the coastal mountains and the Pacific ocean and is well known for its natural beauty. It has often been named the “World’s Most Liveable City” and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.

In Vancouver you can ski in the mountains, windsurf in the ocean, and play a round of golf all in the same day. Surrounded by water on three sides, Vancouver is a major sea port on the Pacific Ocean, and a base for many Alaska Cruise Ships in the summer. Around the edge of its waterfront, Vancouver has fabulous beaches, parklands and a bustling harbour.

Things to See & Do

Canada Place Grouse Mountain Skyride tram Stanley Park Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver Lookout Harbour Centre Tower

Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency –

Canadian dollar (C$) Language – English and French Land Area –

2,878.52 km²

Population – 2,250,000 Electricity –

2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below

Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code –

1

Port Location – The Port’s two cruise terminals, Canada Place and Ballantyne, are conveniently located and only 30 minutes away from Vancouver International Airport. Canada Place is located in the city centre, Ballantyne is located east of the city centre and close to Canada Place.

Transport Links – Vancouver International Airport is located just South of the city. There are frequent flights between here and many major cities in Canada and the USA. There are also frequent direct flights to many cities in Asia and some cities in Europe. Vancouver is also well serviced by buses, trains and ferries.

Public Transportation is provided by buses, a passenger ferry service called SeaBus and a rapid transit system called SkyTrain, because it is mostly elevated. In addition, three bus rapid transit lines named “B Lines” crisscross the city.

Pricing and Cabins

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.
Category Twin/pp Single/pp
Cat D - View Stateroom
Cat E - Stateroom with Private Balcony
Cat F - Stateroom with French Balcony
Cat C - Deluxe Stateroom with Private Balcony
Cat BB - Private Balcony Suite
Cat B - Private Balcony Suite
Cat A - Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony
Premium Suite
Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States and Canada must complete an online ESTA /CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discount of up to $300 USD per person. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included. ^2023 Zero Deposit offer is valid for new bookings by Australian guests on any 2023 American Queen Voyages departure (capacity controlled, some departures may have offer withdrawn without prior notice), in any category except Owners Suite. Bookings must be made between 01Aug-31Dec 2021 and will be confirmed without deposit until the 31st of January 2022. On 31Jan22, all bookings must be deposited (from which time normal cancellation conditions apply) or if not deposited, bookings will auto-cancel. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages sailing.

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