Alaskan Music Cruise
September 15, 2019 - September 22, 2019
**Note updated performance schedule below, scroll down:
Please read this page thoroughly as it contains important information about booking and options. Please note that there is NOT a set "payment schedule"..you simply contact me when you want to make a payment on your balance and let me know when and how much.
Come aboard Princess Cruise Lines Star Princess for the voyage of a lifetime to a land that
personifies the true beauty of the northern world. Bear witness
to awe-inspiring scenery, majestic roaming animals and
unforgettable history preserved in frontier towns. Embrace the
gentle touch of a cool sea breeze. Drift between moments of
bliss and astonishment, all leading up to a refreshed, elevated
perspective... one that allows you to truly come back new.
And you can do all of this with your favorite Texas artists!
Click on the names below to visit their websites:
(you may also scroll to the bottom of this page for YouTube links)
Included in your cruise:
- 7 nights accommodations
- Full range of shipboard activities and entertainment
- All meals and some snacks
- Most non-alcoholic drinks
- Briefings on the highlights of each port of call
- Full gambling casino on board
- Duty-free shopping on board
Special features included:
- Meet and greet with open bar
- Private performances on board
- Extra special events for the first 30 people who book!
ITINERARY - Inside Passage (with Tracy Arm Fjord)
|Sep 15||Seattle, WA, Dock||4PM|
|Sep 16||At sea||At sea|
|Sep 17||Ketchikan, AK||6:30AM||3PM|
|Sep 18||Tracy Arm Fjord scenic cruising||5AM-9AM||9AM|
|Sep 18||Juneau, AK||12:30PM||10PM|
|Sep 19||Skagway, AK||6AM||5PM|
|Sep 20||At sea|
|Sep 21||Victoria, BC||7PM||11:59PM|
|Sep 22||Seattle, WA||7AM|
Per Person/cruise only, based on double occupancy Pricing from:
(taxes, fees and port charges of $215 per person additional)
|Ocean View||Ocean View||1563.82|
|All rates per person based on double occupancy. Singles pay double rate.|
Group Schedule Information
Join us in the Wheelhouse Bar/Lounge on the Promenade Deck (Deck 7) near Sabatini's for a meet and greet with open bar on Sunday September 15th from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Music Performance times and locations will be announced below as they become available:
Tuesday Sep 17th Skywalker's Lounge on the Sky Deck (deck 17) 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday Sep 18th Skywalker's Lounge on the Sky Deck - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Sep 20th Amalfi dining room on Deck 6 10:30 - 11:30 AM Booksigning event with Jim Griffin and Mike Blakely
Saturday Sep 21 Skywalker's Lounge - deck 17 1:00 - 3:00 PM
REQUIREMENTS & TRANSFER INFORMATION
Minimum $250 deposit per person to book
3rd and 4th person in the same stateroom from $1319 per person, subject to availability, no additional deposit required.
*Airfare is additional. Please note that your return flight should NOT be scheduled to leave Seattle prior to 2 PM on Sept 22nd. Please contact us for a quote on airfare.
**We are also offering a pre-cruise night hotel in Seattle on the night of the 14th. (strongly suggested, so you can arrive in Seattle the day before sailing with no worry about air connections and missing the ship!)
Pre-cruise hotel added through the cruise line at the Westin (the cruise line's only option) is $218 per person plus $58 pp transfer fees -airport to hotel, hotel to cruise pier and cruise pier back to airport.
We have a limited number of rooms at the iconic Edgewater Hotel located on Pier 67 with breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and Seattle skyline. Please email us for a quote for these rooms as the rate varies, average rate $430 per night.
Other available options are the Marriott Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square. Please email for quote. Approximately $240 per night.
Belltown Inn - downtown Seattle. Walking distance to Pike Place Market -Queen room $209 plus tax per night, king room $219 plus tax per night. Please contact me to book for you to get this rate.
Ground transportation (airport to hotel, hotel to ship, ship to airport) is additional and it is your responsibility to arrange.
Read paragraph below for transportation information:
Ride share companies are now allowed to meet passengers at Seatac airport. Uber offers uber pool into downtown for rates of approx $16.50 and that would be for one or two people. This makes this option very comparable to shuttles. For rideshare, they have set up a special area in the parking garage near the cab line. It's easy to leave baggage claim and cross the skybridge into the parking garage and meet your driver to catch a ride with Uber (or Lyft).
Download the Uber app to your phone and set up your profile, link your payment credit card, etc ahead of time.
Scroll down to find the link to an Uber tutorial if you're not familiar with using Uber or Lyft.
While Rideshares can work, the onsite limo provider at Seatac has a fleet of limos and towncars and Suv's available without reservation just by calling ground transportation from baggage claim. Flat rate to downtown for 4 is $45.
Uber fee from the hotel to the cruise port (South Cove Pier 91) is approximately $10 per vehicle. You simply open your Uber app and request a ride from your location to Pier 91 when you are ready to depart your hotel.
If you prefer a shuttle service, I strongly recommend Seattle Shuttle. Click HERE to get a quote and arrange pick-up.
Taxi's are also an available option.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE FOR ALL CABINS IS on or before June 15, 2019. I strongly suggest June 1st to allow time for processing.
Please note that you MUST book through this link to attend the music performances, meet & greet, etc.
Click the "RESERVE TODAY" button to hold your place on this fabulous trip! The cancellation fee imposed is $250 per person.
*all rates and availability are subject to change until booked.
If you have never used Uber or Lyft before, please view the tutorial below and it will walk you through how simple it is to use a RideShare service like Uber and Lyft.
Stephen K. Morris released his freshman album "Borrowed Times" in the spring of 2013. The music and lyrics on "Borrowed Times" reflects the many influences he has drawn from to develop his own little slice of Texas music. His original lyrics will make you chuckle and grin while others carry more weight and will have you considering different walks of life. No matter the light or dark heard in his music he always seems to find a "Cup Half Full" resolve. In his words "I tend to have and appreciate a Cup half full but, chipped on the rim outlook".
Texas Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch (pronounced "coke") is a “country meets soulful” (Free Press Houston), “feisty Texas songbird” (Country Music People) who “sings her story with a little twang, some slide guitar, and a lot of heart” (Texas Monthly). She draws on legends from Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn to Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, among others, to craft “true cryin’ and leavin’ country songs.” Combining her country soul with a seventh-generation Texas troubadour’s storytelling skill, Koch fills her songs with intimacy and honesty. Like the most timeless country classics, they’re the kind that make you feel good about feelin’ bad.
"Chuck Hawthorne has a story, and his history is enough to get attention. As huge as the back story may be, the presence of the man takes a back seat to what a lifetime of experience has offered to three minute songs."
The Alternate Root Magazine
As a performing songwriter, Mike has released 12 CDs, performed all over the U.S., and made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have been recorded by Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez and Raul Malo, John Arthur Martinez, Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Bush, Pauline Reese, and others. A native Texan, Mike served in the U.S. Air Force and later earned a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He released his first novel 1988 and his first CD in 1995. One of his co-written tunes landed on a Grammy Award-winning album by Flaco Jimenez in 1995. Another was played on the orbiting International Space Station in 2007.
Woody Eastman began performing his original music in the summer of 1981 in the Houston/Lake Jackson area. His musical background stems from being a member of the award-winning Pearland High School Band, in which he played tenor saxophone. A self-taught guitar player, Woody began writing his own songs in the mid 1980s and recorded his first CD of original music in 2004, produced by Larry Nye (La-Z-L Studio, Kingsland, TX).
Asked about artists who inspire him, Woody said, "Dan Fogelberg is my all-time favorite hands down. I like the messages in his songs, the melodies, and his versatility. Mike Blakely is also one of my all-time favorites: Great melodies, and lyrics are pretty amazing...like painting a picture with words. Also, I'd say Walt Wilkins is right there. Like Mike, he somehow writes a song where you can clearly see the story."
Woody played in a number of musical combos, primarily duos and 3-piece groups, through the 80s. In the early 90s, he began performing primarily as a solo act, and began playing more of his original tunes.
Stephen K Morris
Mike and Annie Blakely