Seattle, Air, 9 Nights, Alaska Cruise, From $1,209

Explore the wildlife, culture, and seafood bounty of Alaska’s Inner Passage on this 10-day trip.

By , Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011, 5:34 PM

Glacier Bay, Alaska

See glaciers up close with this Real Deal.

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Starting January 26, 2012, all packages including airfare are required to include taxes and fees in the price. Please contact the tour company to see if the cost of this package has been affected. Additional restrictions/baggage charges may also apply. See deal link below for a full list of terms and conditions.

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Seattle on American or Alaska Airlines; two nights in Seattle at Crowne Plaza Seattle; seven nights’ cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard MS Oosterdam, with stops in Tracy Arm, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan; nine breakfasts, six lunches, seven dinners; hotel to port transfer; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,209—including airport and cruise taxes and fees.

When May 4, 11, 2012 ($1,209); check website for additional dates.

Gateways New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, L.A. and Phoenix ($1,209); additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Package price includes air taxes and fees. Does not include round-trip airport transfers (which average $50 per person round-trip). Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $890. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No book-by date; by availability only.

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Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from New York to Seattle starts from $319 with taxes for travel in early May (Delta). Add to that $278 per person, including tax, for two nights at Crowne Plaza Seattle and $825 for a seven-night Alaskan Explorer cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Oosterdam, and you’d be paying $1,103 for just the airfare and accommodations. For just $106 more than that, this package covers the flight, two nights’ hotel accommodations and a seven-night cruise, plus 20 meals, hotel to port transfer, all taxes and fees, and offers the added convenience of all-in-one booking.

More Additional excursions/activities are available for a fee, including an all-you-can-eat lunchtime Alaska salmon bake in a lush rain forest near Juneau from $44 per person, and a three-hour Alaskan wilderness survival course at Ketchikan from $199 per person. Upgrade your room aboard MS Oosterdam from $50 per person.

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