Alaskan Music Cruise

September 15, 2019 - September 22, 2019

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)

Stephen K Morris

Mike Blakely

Woody Eastman

Chuck Hawthorne

Libby Koch

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)

Date Location Arrive Depart
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 7AM 11:59PM
Sep 22 Seattle, WA 7AM
Edgewater Hotel
Edgewater Hotel

The cost for air fare and hotel is additional and can be booked by contacting Texas Music Cruises.

Our hotel at The Edgewater includes:

    • Complimentary High-Speed Wi-Fi in Guest rooms and Meeting Space.
    • Electric and Acoustic Guitars with tab books of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and other bands that have stayed here that you can check-out and test your chops
    • Brooks Sports running shoes to check out and jog with Play-lists and routes for a great run.
    • Record Players and Vinyl LPs of bands that have stayed here, so you can play DJ for a day.
    • Daily newspaper (at the front desk)
    • Access to the Business Center to print your boarding pass at no extra charge.
    • Access to the Fitness Room
    • Bicycles – first come first serve and seasonal
  • Maid Service
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Click on "Shore Excursions" below for information regarding many optional shore excursions for this itinerary.

Shore Excursions

Per Person/cruise only, based on double occupancy Pricing from:
(taxes, fees and port charges of $215 per person additional)

Category BF Balcony 2089.00
Category BE Balcony 2124.00
Category BD Balcony 2159.00
CategoryBC Balcony 2194.00
Category BB Balcony 2229.00
Category ME Mini-suite 2389.00
other categories quoted on request Singles pay double rate
(Inside categories from 1319 per person)

Rates and availability subject to change until booked. 

Inside Cabin
Inside Cabin
Balcony Stateroom
Balcony Stateroom
Mini-Suite
Mini-Suite

All balcony rooms are the same, the category varies according to their location on the ship.

Category Locations (and maximum occupancy):

Cat BF located front of the ship on deck 14 (max 2 people)
Cat BE located front and rear of ship on decks 10 and 12 (max 2 people)
Cat BD located rear of ship decks on 10 and 11 (max 2 people)
Cat BC located front and rear on deck 12 (up to 4 people)
Cat BB located  mid-ship on decks 11 and 12 (up to 3 people)
Cat ME located front and rear on decks 8 and 9 (up to 4 people)

For full details regarding Princess optional vacation protection plan coverage, click below:

Vacation Protection Plan information

So what's included in the price of the cabin?

Your room. All food in the dining rooms,at the grills, pizza, etc around the sun deck, 24 hour room service is included and there are specialty restaurants you can dine in for a nominal fee.

Dining preference will be booked as '"Your Time/Anytime" dining.

Drinks like water, juice, milk, tea and coffee are free and soda and alcohol can be purchased.

All of the regular ship-board entertainment - plus the private music performances for our group only.

Not included in the cruise prices: NCF (taxes, fees and port charges of $215 per person) optional travel protection insurance, airfare and hotel stay (arranged by us, but billed separately). You must request if you want the air and hotel. It will not be automatically added to your booking.

Although I will assume everyone will want air, as it's a long walk to Seattle. 😉

Gratuities are not included and can be pre-paid or paid for at the end of the cruise. If you booked during the "free on board credit" promo, you can apply your on board credit to your gratuities.

DEPOSIT
REQUIREMENTS

$350 deposit per person to book

3rd and 4th person in the same stateroom is $899 per person, no additional deposit required.

*Airfare is additional and can be provided as part of the package. It is too far in advance to get an accurate quote on air, but we will be happy to quote airfare for you when the cruise gets closer.

**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 (their 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. 

Ground transportation (airport to hotel, hotel to ship, ship to airport) is $25 per person additional.

(If you have a preference for a different hotel entirely, just let me know and I'll be happy to book your stay there instead.)

This landmark AAA 4 diamond hotel appears to practically float on water & has an important place in Rock ‘n’ Roll history, having hosted bands from The Beatles to KISS and Led Zeppelin. Here, everything from the lodge inspired guest rooms and suites to the celebrated restaurant and innovative venues sets the stage for a truly memorable experience.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE FOR ALL CABINS IS June 15, 2019

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!

*all rates and availability are subject to change until booked.

The 58's
The 58's

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".

Chuck and Libby
Chuck & Libby

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."
Danny McCloskey
The Alternate Root Magazine

Mike & Annie
Mike & Annie

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.

Who would not want to come party with THIS crowd?
Who would not want to come party with THIS crowd?
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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 Blakely

Chuck Hawthorne

Libby Koch

Mike and Annie Blakely

Woody Eastman