Join Mike Lewellen and a group of wine lovers on our second 2017 Wine Club trip, a 10-day Oceania cruise through Alaska’s scenic Inside and Outside Passages and through the Sawyer Glacier area and Tracy Arm Fjord. Alaskan port stops include Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Wrangell, and Victoria before docking in the cosmopolitan port of Vancouver.
Cruise vacation includes wine tasting events with Mike Lewellen and Andrew Moore, winemaker dinners, rare, vintage, and pre-released Lucas & Lewellen wines served with several evening dinners, cocktail parties, and those long Alaska summer days with your wine, food, and fun loving Lucas & Lewellen friends
Pricing to start at $3,499 per person, including airfare from most major US airports, gratuities, taxes, port fees, and your choice of complimentary excursions, a beverage package, or $600 per cabin shipboard credit to use however you wish. Visit GoWineCruising.com to book, but don't wait as the first choice cabins will go quickly.
• 10 days accommodations on Oceania's distinctive ship, Regatta
• Airfare from major US airports, prepaid gratuities, and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom
• OLife Choice of one of the following: 1) 6 free shore excursions (per stateroom), 2) Beverage Package, or 3) $600 per cabin Shipboard Credit
Rare, vintage, and pre-release Lucas & Lewellen or Toccata wines served with several evening dinners
• Exclusive wine tastings with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Managing Partner, Mike Lewellen, and Tasting Rooms Manager, Andrew Moore.
• Lucas & Lewellen Winemaker Dinners with Mike Lewellen
• Included internet
• Included daily gratuities
• Included shuttle service from port stop to city center, where necessary.
• Included dining at specialty restaurants and room service dining 24 hours a day
• Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas, and juices
• Unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub private Spa Terrace and Artist Loft Enrichment Center.
• The good company of your wine, food, and fun loving Lucas & Lewellen friends and so much more
DAY 1 | SEATTLE, WASHINGTONThere is so much to do in beautiful Seattle! Head to the top of the famed Space Needle, enjoy the performers in Pioneer Square, watch fish-tossing in legendary Pike Place Market, or spend the afternoon in the impressive Seattle Art Museum. Take in the groovy Experience Music Project or the fascinating Pacific Science Center. Dive into the sea at the Seattle Aquarium or take to the skies at the Museum of Flight.
DAY 2 | AT SEA - INTERNATIONAL WATERS Cruise the inside passage. This will most likely be the day of our first wine tasting event or welcome reception.
DAY 3 | KETCHIKAN, ALASKA Totem poles are one of Ketchikan's chief attractions, and the best places to view them are Saxman Village and Totem Bight State Park. Drop by the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center to learn about the local cultures and ecosystems.
DAY 4 | SITKA, ALASKA
Called "Shee Atika" by the Tlingit Indians, then "New Archangel" by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29, a structure built by the Russians in 1835. The Sheldon Jackson Museum exhibits one of Alaska's oldest native culture collections.
DAY 5 | AT SEA - INTERNATIONAL WATERS Cruise the Hubbard Glacier.
DAY 6 | JUNEAU, ALASKA For a state capital, Juneau maintains a surprising small-town charm, in part because it can only be reached by sea or air due to the surrounding wilderness. Collections from the indigenous people are displayed in the Alaska State Museum. Visit Mendenhall Glacier for outdoor adventure.
DAY 7 | SKAGWAY, ALASKA Skagway's spectacular natural setting encourages a walking tour of this well-preserved gold rush town. See the Moore House, built in 1897, a year before the gold rush, and the Gold Rush Cemetery, where famed Old West desperado Soapy Smith is buried. Visit the Trail of '98 Museum for a more in-depth look at Skagway's freewheeling history. Or take a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad and see the trail the gold rushers etched into the high mountain pass.
DAY 8 | WRANGELL, ALASKA
Once a Tlingit Indian stronghold, then a Russian outpost, and finally an American settlement in 1867, Wrangell has endured dramatic change and honors it. See a preserved tribal house on Chief Shakes Island. Learn about the three gold rushes that transformed the area in the Wrangell Museum. Behold the ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks on the nearby beaches.
DAY 9 | AT SEA - INTERNATIONAL WATERSCruise the outside passage.
DAY 10 | VIcTORIA, British columbia, canadaWestern Canada's oldest city, Victoria proudly displays its British heritage. Explore lavish Craigdarroch Castle, built in the late 1800s for a Scottish coal baron. Trace the area's early British seafarers in the Marine Museum of British Columbia. There's even a Royal London Wax Museum with likenesses of King Henry VIII and Winston Churchill.
DAY 11 | vancouver, British columbia, canadaBy far the largest port on Regatta's Alaska cruises, Vancouver offers every imaginable big-city attraction. Explore the Museum of Anthropology and the Vancouver Art Museum for culture. History flourishes in the Gastown district, which borders vibrant Chinatown. Or enjoy a break from the bustle in Stanley Park, one of North America's largest urban parks.