Length: 333 m
Beam: 41 m
Draught: 8.7 m
Cruise speed: 22.5 knots
Osos On The Ocean!
Alaska Gay Bears Cruise 2024
7 nights from/to Seattle, Washington
April 13 20, 2024
NCL Norwegian Bliss
Join your hosts the Bears of San Francisco sailing on the Norwegian Bliss one of the most exciting ships to sail from Seattle to Alaska. Nightly parties, optional excursions just for our bears & gay group. They should be fun. Fun, FREE Drinks, FREE Specialty Dining, Go Karts, Laser Tag, Broadway shows, and special private games and prizes. Nightly parties and optional excursions just for our bears & gay group.
One of the most scenic and thrilling cruises is Alaska, and this 7-day itinerary even includes Icy Strait Point and its wilderness experiences. Just outside of Juneau is where you'll find the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Walk the nature trails and explore the Visitor Centre with its view of the Juneau Ice Field.
Icy Strait Point is home to the largest Native Tlingit village in the state and its waters are teeming with wildlife, including orcas and humpbacks. Since every shop at Icy Strait Point is Native-owned, this is the place for authentic goods and handicrafts. Your last port is Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. With its green spaces and Victorian architecture, it is stunning. See Butchart Gardens and the stately Craigdarroch Castle.
There's a reason why the best way to cruise Alaska is with Norwegian - we've got something for every type of traveller. Thrill-seekers will jump for joy at our two-level race track and laser tag, followed by a stroll down The Waterfront, our revolutionary quarter-mile oceanfront promenade, for a glacier-side meal, available on board Norwegian Bliss.
Your Ship - Norwegian Bliss
Imagine relaxation. Imagine Bliss. That's what you'll experience when you holiday on board Norwegian Bliss. Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters.
Come aboard and experience the best dining, entertainment, and amenities at sea against a backdrop of unrivaled natural beauty. Whether you choose to go tropical or a little wild, there’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on one of Norwegian’s newest ships: Bliss.
Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, the complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, the Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.
Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favourite may take a few days. Pull up a stool on The Waterfront and pair your favourite vintage with soothing waves at The Cellars - A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Grab a freshly muddled mojito anytime you like at Sugarcane Mojito Bar. Or Let your hair down in The District Brew House, offering more than 50 different bottled beers and 24 draft beers on tap.
Entertainment & Nightlife
Top off spectacular days with legendary nights aboard Norwegian Bliss. Spend an evening in a swinging speakeasy on the eve of Prohibition. Perfect your dance moves and clear your pipes as you go on an incredible audible journey with The Four Seasons in a Tony Award®-winning musical. Fans of the Beatles shouldn't miss a night rocking out in the famous Liverpool nightclub where the band played. Which will be your soundtrack to an unforgettable night?
Interested in a little excitement? Burn rubber on the largest racetrack at sea and then challenge your friends or family to some friendly competition on the Aqua Racer. Dare to whoosh over the side of the ship on Ocean Loops before dodging lasers during an exhilarating game of laser tag. Top off all your victories by hitting the jackpot in the Bliss Casino - where an electric atmosphere buzzes late into the night.
Get ready for a laser tag battle of galactic proportions under the stars. Completely closed shoes are required to participate. Drug and alcohol consumption before participating in this event is strictly prohibited.
Welcome to Mandara Spa. Start with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered by the well-trained massage therapists. Then unwind in the Thermal Suite with a steam or a dip in the Vitality Pool. Within these tranquil walls, experience the Salt Room, a dramatic grotto surrounded with layers of body-cleansing salt crystals.
Osos On The Ocean!
Alaska Gay Bears Cruise 2024
| 13 Apr
| 14 Apr
|A Day at Sea!
| 15 Apr
| 16 Apr
| 16 Apr
|Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Cruising)
| 17 Apr
|Icy Strait Point, Alaska
| 18 Apr
| 19 Apr
|Victoria, British Columbia
| 20 Apr
Day 1 - Seattle, Washington
Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this oh-so cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World's Fair.
Day 2 - A Day at Sea!
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.
Day 3 - Sitka, Alaska
Sitka is a charming island community surrounded with stunning mountain and seaside panoramic views. The vast and rich wildlife boasts sightings of whales, brown bears, deers, sea otters, and various birds flock here. This destination offers superb fishing, and plentiful historical attractions.
Day 4 - Juneau, Alaska
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 Icefields 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 treck worthwhile.
Day 4 - Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Cruising)
This is why visitors come to Alaska-to see glaciers as magnificent as Dawes-and getting there is half the excitement. From Stephens Passage, your ship will turn into the glacially carved fjord of Endicott Arm, the southern sister fjord to Tracy. However, Endicott is special. It's the fjord less travelled, and at its head, Dawes Glacier. But first, the 31-mile fjord. Sheer granite walls. Plunging waterfalls. Spruce and hemlock trees clinging to the steep sides. It is the definition of pristine. Look for "bergy bits," floating chunks of glacial ice, some looking more like sculptures, some with resting seals on top. Keep an eye open for bears, mountain goats and whales, too. As we approach the glacier, listen for thunderous cracks and have your camera ready. Dawes is an active tidewater glacier that recedes daily causing calving, where huge hunks of ice plunge into the sea. At 600 feet tall and a half-mile wide, this blue-hued, powerful glacier may be the highlight of your Alaska cruise.
Day 5 - Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Venture “where the north wind doesn’t blow.” Known for this famous saying, Icy Strait Point is the ideal landing spot for adventurers seeking a new experience. Breathtaking and exciting, Icy Strait Point truly takes you where the wild things are. It’s one of the few places in the world where wildlife outnumbers the human population. A trip here certainly satisfies your taste for adventure. Take a cruise from Icy Strait Point and enjoy Alaska's awe-inspiring scenery and the many excursion options that Norwegian Cruise Line has to offer.
Day 6 - Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska
Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness. 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 during your Alaska cruise to Ketchikan (Ward Cove).
Day 7 - Victoria, British Columbia
Located on the southern tip on the island of Vancouver in British Columbia, the city of Victoria is probably best known for its mild climate and active outdoor lifestyle. In fact, the city has been named the "fittest city" in Canada more than once. Among the many attractions are world-famous gardens, its 150 years of British history, gourmet dining and fantastic shopping. Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour.
Day 8 - Seattle, Washington
With modernized cityscapes, gorgeous parks, and breathtaking waterfront views, Seattle remains high on the list of must-see destinations in the United States. Sample the Emerald City’s famous espresso (it is the birthplace of Starbucks, after all), visit its fresh, local markets, and tour the thriving art, tech, and foodie scenes that are scattered throughout its diverse neighborhoods. Located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle is also a fantastic city for those who enjoy outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking and kayaking.
Osos On The Ocean!
Alaska Bears Cruise 2024 Rates
|IB - Inside Stateroom
|Style meets sophistication in modern staterooms that offer comfort and amenities like TV, sitting area and more. These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Approx. Size: 12-33 m2
|IA - Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom
|Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more. Located on higher decks near the fun, these staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to one guest. Some connect.
|BB - Balcony Stateroom
|See the world from your room. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your own private balcony - and breathtaking views. Enjoy easy access to all the outdoor fun on the top decks. Your stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Average: 207 sq ft sq ft Balcony 32 sq ft sq ft
|BA - Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom
|See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments enhance these modern rooms. Enjoy easy access to all the outdoor fun on the top decks. Your stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to 2 guests. Average: 207 sq ft sq ft Balcony 32 sq ft sq ft
|MB - Mini Suite
|Most located mid-ship with easy access to everything, these Mini-Suites feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, sofa bed, some feature additional bedding for up to four total guests, and a private balcony.
All prices are per person, double occupancy, and include all meals, accommodations and entertainment!
Taxes of $250 pp, gratuities ($140 pp), and optional insurance are additional.
First deposit of $375 per person ($500 for singles) is required upon booking. Balance payment is due December 06, 2023.
Optional shore excursions will be offered.
Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.
Fares are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
Our pricing includes all of the Bears on the Boat events, game sessions, exclusive interactions with our Hosts as well as other Surprise VIP experiences our staff has planned. All parties are strictly PRIVATE Events and you must book through our agency to enter the events. No exceptions. Sorry!
Please ask for further details.
Free Perks Included!
Your fare includes FREE Unlimited Drinks, 1 Night of Specialty dining, all you can eat at the complimentary restaurants, all private events, games, prizes. optional excursions in each port of call, your cabin, Broadway shows featuring Jersey Boys, and group events. It does not include daily service charges (gratuities), optional excursion costs, hotel, transportation, travel protection and cabin bois!