Alaska Cruise

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One of the great adventures on the planet is an Alaskan cruise. There are plenty of reasons why. The sheer magnificence of Alaska and the Inside Passage is captivating and awe inspiring. Its beauty has drawn poets and adventurers; sailors and gold seekers and more recently tourists from around the world.

Join us as we venture north to Anchorage for a 10 day odyssey of discovery including a superb Alaskan cruise through the Inside Passage.

Set sail from the quaint town of Whittier and prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, see humpback whales off of Icy Strait Point, and ride a jet-powered catamaran in Ketchikan. (optional)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Your Alaskan adventure begins with a flight to Anchorage. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day will be free.

Day 2

This morning you will have a chance to visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum in Anchorage, is an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska’s indigenous people. After your visit you will have time to enjoy Anchorage.

Day 3

This afternoon you will make your way to Whittier. Whittier is a quaint town located on the western side of Prince William Sound. The town was named after the great American poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Tourists flock here for fishing and hunting as the region’s wildlife is rich and vast. You will board your cruise ship, the Norwegian Sun in the late afternoon.

Day 4

Your visit today will be to the Hubbard Glacier. Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier. Its 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska.

Day 5

Your ship today will be travelling to Icy Strait Point. The Icy Strait Point experience combines authentic regional culture with incredible natural beauty. Enjoy Tlingit dancing and art. You can also get closer than

you’d ever imagine to humpback whales and brown bears in the wild. Work up a wilderness hunger and satisfy it with fresh Dungeness crab.

Day 6

Juneau has been called “Alaska’s peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Ice Fields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area’s many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a worthwhile treck.

Day 7

No trip to Alaska is complete without a visit to Skagway. In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway’s charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.

Day 8

From Skagway you will make your way to Ketchikan. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness.

Day 9

Cruising the Inside Passage is an essential experience when taking a cruise to Alaska. Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Kayaking, glacier walking, hiking and birding are just a few of the unforgettable activities you can enjoy here.

Day 10

Positioned between the snow-dusted North Shore Mountains and the rich, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver blends big-city sophistication with small-town charm. Don’t miss Queen Elizabeth Park – a 130-acre civic arboretum accented with sculptures by modern artist Henry Moore. Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking. Your host will fill you in on all the details.


This is Norwegians Onboard smoking policy. This policy is subject to change without notice.

Norweigan Smoking Policy

Guests may smoke only in designated areas* as follows:



Guests are not permitted to smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes in staterooms or on stateroom balconies. Guests who smoke in staterooms or on the stateroom balconies will be assessed a cleaning fee of US$250 per stateroom.


Public Spaces


Cigarette smoking in the casino is limited to players and is permitted where ashtrays and appropriate signage are displayed. Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking are permitted in enclosed cigar bars, available on select Norwegian ships. On Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway, smoking cigarettes on The Waterfront is permitted on the starboard side where ashtrays and appropriate signage are displayed.

 *Electronic cigarettes are not permitted in public areas where there is a no smoking policy enforced

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The Road to Yellowstone

Mt Rushmore

It is a once in a lifetime adventure, an escapade into the plains and mountains of the old west. Travac’s “Road to Yellowstone Tour” starts in Denver and follows a path through some of the most iconic sites in American folklore legend and history. You’ll visit Mt Rushmore in Rapid City, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, the Badlands, Deadwood, Devils Tower and Yellowstone National Park. While in Yellowstone, you will marvel at “Geyser Country” and its prime attraction “Old Faithful”.

For booking information, contact Travac Tours at the westgate Mall, 1309 Carling Avenue in Ottawa at (613) 728-1934. You may also visit us online at

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Ottawa-Denver

Your holiday begins with your flights to Denver.  Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.  The balance of the day will be at your leisure.

Day 2: Denver-Rapid City

Leaving Denver, you will make your way to Rapid City. Along the way we’ll make a stop at Hot Springs. The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs is the world’s largest mammoth research facility. You will be able to tour an active paleontological dig site and view ice age fossils that are exhibited as they were found. An authentic western dinner at the Circle B Chuckwagon Ranch is included tonight.

Day 3: Rapid City

After breakfast you will be joined by a professional local guide for a visit to Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. Your guide will explain the history of this monument and the people behind its development. Your guide will also take you to visit The Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest memorial of its type in North America. In the afternoon you will visit Custer State Park famous for its granite spires and buffalo herds. In the evening you will return to Mt. Rushmore for the spectacular lighting ceremony of its renowned mountain face.

Day 4: Rapid City-Deadwood

Today will lead you into the heart of gold country in the black hills. You will learn about how the gold was discovered and the unique process for refining the gold into Jewelry. You will have ample time to stroll the main street of Rapid City and enjoy it ambiance before you head to the old west town of Deadwood, resting place of some of the west’s most iconic characters such as Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Your journey will also include a trip to Tatanka. Tatanka is home of the world’s third largest bronze sculpture. It tells the story of the more than 60 million bison that once roamed the Great Plains and the lifestyle of the American Indians that lived in the area.

Day 5: Deadwood-Cody

From Deadwood you will head to the Devil’s Tower National Monument. This 1267 foor tower is the core of a volcano that has been exposed after millions of years of erosion. It is famous as a backdrop to the 1977 film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” After a short, optional trek around the monument (under 2 km ) we will start our journey to Cody. Traveling through Sundance and Buffalo (lunch stop) we reach our final destination of Cody. After we check into the hotel, we can then stroll the main street with for dinner and the evening on our own.

Devil's Tower

Day 6: Cody

After breakfast you will begin your journey into the Bighorn Mountains with a stop at Shell Falls in Bighorn National Forest. You will then enter Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first and one of the largest national parks in the world. Your visit through the park will include several stops and photo opportunities.

Day 7: Cody

Our full day in Yellowstone Park will begin with a visit to Yellowstone Lake. From Yellowstone Lake you will then visit and enjoy the magnificent views of the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone” in the canyon district. It will then be on to “Mammoth Country” to view the spectacular Mammoth Hot Springs. These springs were created by the long time build up of minerals.


Day 8: Jackson Hole

Your adventure at Yellowstone continues with a visit to “Geyser Country”. Here you will have a chance to see and marvel at Old Faithful , which erupts every 80 minutes. You then travel south to Grand Teton National Park. The park is named after Grand Teton which at 13,770 ft is the highest mountain in the Teton mountain range. This glaciated mountain range is composed by a series of “horns” making the Tetons a textbook example of alpine topography. It is also considered one of the most beautiful

parts of the Rockies and is a photographer’s dream. We spend our last night in this rugged country at historic Jackson Hole.

Day 9: Jackson-Salt Lake City

After breakfast you will make your way to Salt Lake City travelling through Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. Salt Lake lies in a mountain valley with the Wasatch Range to the east and north. The Oquirrh Mountains border the western edge of the valley. While in Salt Lake you will enjoy a tour including the Great Salt Lake, the State Capitol, Temple Square and the Brigham Young Statue.

Day 10: Salt Lake City

Your day will be at leisure in Salt Lake City and you will never run out of things to do. You may wish to spend some time at Temple Square, visit the Olympic sites or possibly take a carriage ride. If you want to include a cultural experience that is uniquely Salt Lake, add some genealogy to your vacation. Experts at the Family Search Center will be happy to start you on your road to discovery. Shopping is always an option and the shopping is terrific.

Salt Lake City

Day 11: Salt Lake City-Ottawa

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flights back to Ottawa.


Please note that travel times are approximate and will fluctuate with traffic conditions. Travel times do not include time allocated for sightseeing stops.

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Canada New England Fall Colour Cruise



Early booking is essential – this cruise sells out several months in advance. 

Cruising the shoreline on your Canada and New England vacation as the leaves change color is more than a mere spectator sport. Beyond the explosion of reds and yellows, there are quaint towns and vibrant cities famous for their history, culture, scenery and the best lobster on earth.

This cruise typically sells out about six months in advance with the cruise line.  Early booking is essential to procure your space.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Ottawa for Quebec City. You will have a tour of Quebec City after boarding the ship.

Your ship, the Norwegian Gem, sails at 4:00 p.m.

Day 2

At sea.

Day 3

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Opulent clapboard villas lead the way towards Charlottetown’s beautiful Victoria Park. Colour is everywhere – from the Victorian architecture to the red sandstone cliffs. Sample homemade island jams visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk.

Day 4

Sydney, Nova Scotia

The coal industry brought immigration from many parts of the world, giving Sydney a multicultural mix of over 50 ethnic backgrounds and a global flavour to its history. Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is also an ideal jumping-off point for scenic adventures.

Day 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax, the world’s second-largest natural harbour. This beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital and was founded in 1749. Take steps through history and climb to The Citadel to witness the Old Town Clock.

Day 6

Bar Harbour, Maine

This coastal attraction has retained much of its charm since its glory days of the 1900s, when America’s elite vacationed here in opulent summer cottages. Surrounding the rock-bound harbour is the world-famous Acadia National Park where the opulence of nature is on display.

Day 7

Portland, Maine

Portland offers all the amenities of a big city: art districts, a vibrant waterfront, museums, parks and diverse shopping opportunities. But within minutes, you can be enjoying the view from an historic lighthouse or tasting a juicy, local lobster.

Day 8

Your last day will bring you into Boston. After your disembarkation you will depart for Ottawa.

*Itinerary Subject to Change*

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