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About Our Destination

Currency
$USD is the official currency.
Languages
English
Being Gay in Alaska
Alaska is very gay-friendly!
Climate
The average temperatures during late August are 60°- 75°F. Make sure to bring a jacket and windbreaker as it can get very windy on the ship, and cooler near the glaciers.
Itinerary
  • Saturday, August 25 — Juneau, AK (Embarkation)
  • Sunday, August 26 — Glacier Bay National Park
  • Monday, August 27 — Glacier Bay National Park
  • Tuesday, August 28 — Icy Strait
  • Wednesday, August 29 — Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
  • Thursday, August 30 — Frederick Sound / Stephens Passage
  • Friday, August 31 — Fords Terror / Endicott Arm
  • Saturday, September 1 — Juneau, AK (Disembarkation)
NOTE: Itineraries are guidelines – variations may occur to maximize your experience.
Activity Level
This trip does require a level of mobility, as the ship has no elevators and has steep stairwells to get to each deck. Wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this ship. If you do have limited mobility, you are required to travel with someone who can assist you.

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Transfer from the Juneau airport to our hospitality room in downtown Juneau on August 25
  • Transfer from hospitality room in downtown Juneau to the ship in late afternoon of embarkation day
  • Transfer from the ship to either the hospitality room in downtown Juneau or the Juneau airport on September 1
  • Accommodations on board ship
  • All meals on board, beginning with dinner on August 25, and ending with breakfast on September 1
  • Premium alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Services of Un-Cruise Expedition Leader
  • A National Park Ranger joins us while in Glacier Bay
  • Enthusiastic staff who are familiar and knowledgeable with the region we're visiting
  • Whale watching in Icy Strait, Frederick Sound, and Stephens Passage
  • Use of skiffs, paddle boards, and kayak equipment
  • All port charges and service taxes
  • Gratuities to the ship’s crew
  • Olivia Staff assistance throughout
What’s not included?
  • Air transportation
  • Internet (There is NO INTERNET available on board the ship – prepare to UNPLUG for the week!)
NDA charges are not included in the price of the trip but have already been added to your reservation as reflected on your invoice
Travel documentation and identification
Passport
At the time of this printing, no passport is needed if you are a U.S. citizen, but you will need a Driver’s license or Government photo ID. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Visa
If you are a U.S. Citizen, you DO NOT need a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” and then "Vaccinations".
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
 
2018 ALASKA & GLACIER BAY ADVENTURE
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 8/25/2018    
Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date   11/28/2017 $500 per person
Cancellation Fee 210-269 days prior to trip date 11/29/2017 1/27/2018 25% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 150-209 days prior to trip date 1/28/2018 3/28/2018 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 120-149 days prior to trip date 3/29/2018 4/27/2018 75% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 0-119 days prior to trip date
(NON-REFUNDABLE)

4/28/2018   100% of trip cost

Travel insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever, it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 21 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most comprehensive coverage. Consider travel protection for trip cancellation/trip interruption, emergency medical and emergency evacuation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more.
For a travel insurance quote, more information, or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency

We are pleased to announce Olivia’s new partnership with Conlin Travel.
Conlin Travel is one of the “Top 50” Travel Agencies in the country ranked alongside some of the globe’s largest agencies. In business for almost 60 years, Conlin Travel’s core belief is aligned with Olivia in delivering that personal concierge service to each and every traveler, every time. A full-service, gay friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel and hotel reservations for stays outside of Olivia’s pre and post trip packages. For air and hotel bookings, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost.
For assistance, please call Conlin Travel: # 888-278-1698
Joining the Facebook and Olivia.com trip groups
If you’d like to chat with people who are going on the trip, join Olivia’s Alaska & Glacier Bay Adventure Official Group Page on Facebook. You can also sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia’s Alaska & Glacier Bay Adventure on our connect page.
Special occasions
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.
Olivia Honeymoons and Celebrations
Register at Olivia Honeymoon Wishes for your honeymoon, anniversary or other special celebration; browse through the selections and let your friends know just how easy it is for them to purchase a gift for you.
Olivia Travel Gear Store

To help you get ready for your next vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information!

Travel and arrival

Air travel
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly in and out of Juneau Airport (JUN) .
Suggested arrival/departure times
Arrivals:
Flights should be scheduled to arrive at Juneau Airport (JUN) on August 25 no later than 2:30 pm. You will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality room in downtown Juneau to relax and store your luggage. This gives you the opportunity to walk around downtown Juneau before our group transfer departs for the ship in the late afternoon at approx. 4:30 pm.
Departures:
For all flights departing out of Juneau (JUN) on September 1, please make your flight for after 11:30 am. You will be transferred directly to the Juneau Airport after breakfast. An option to be dropped off at our hospitality room in downtown Juneau will be available for those who either booked late afternoon flights or are overnighting in Juneau. Those with late afternoon flights can store their luggage at the hospitality room so you can enjoy the downtown area, or perhaps take a tram to the top of Juneau to hike, enjoy a lunch, or visit Mendenhall Glacier on your own. Transfers to the airport from the downtown hospitality room will be on your own.
Airfare discounts
Save up to 15% on your airfare through our partner airlines. Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
Transfers and meeting up with Olivia
Getting to your ship
If you are arriving on August 25, you will be greeted at the Juneau Airport and transferred to our hospitality room at the convention center in downtown Juneau. Here you can check-in your luggage and enjoy downtown Juneau. You will be transferred from the hospitality room to the ship in the late afternoon, approximately 4:30 pm.

During your trip

Accommodations
The beautiful Un-Cruise Wilderness Adventurer amenities include:
  • Kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, and hiking poles
  • EZ Dock launch platform
  • Underwater, bow-mounted camera
  • On-deck fitness equipment
  • Large AV screen in the lounge
  • DVD and book library
  • Wine bar
  • Included bar stocked with premium spirits, wines, and microbrews
Room amenities include:
  • iPod/MP3/Universal docking station/alarm clock
  • Flat-screen TV/DVD player
  • Hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, and body wash
  • Binoculars and reusable water bottles
Daily programs
A program outlining each day will be posted on the bulletin board by the lounge daily, and will be on your in-cabin TV for reference.
Dining
Open seating policy
The entire dining area is open seating for all meals. Dining room hours will be posted in the Daily Program.
Restaurant
There is one restaurant on board. Breakfast and lunch are generally served “buffet or family style” with a choice of three different entrees served for dinner (usually a meat, fish, or vegetarian). Most all dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice, including vegan.
Special mobility and dietary needs
If you have any medical, mobility needs, or specific dietary requirements that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please visit the travel preferences page to update your personal needs information. Please advise us of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 180 days prior to the trip.
Electricity
The entire ship operates on U.S. electrical current, 110-volts, 60 cycles. Though there are plenty of outlets in the room, we recommend bringing a power strip if you have multiple electronics to charge.
Elevator
There are no elevators on the ship. Guests must be able to navigate very steep stairwells.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of your trip. Gratuities go to the naturalists, cabin stewards, bar staff, dining room staff, and other behind-the-scenes crew members.
Phone
No telephones are available on board except for emergencies. There may be a few stops in local towns where you can make calls, if needed. Cell service depends on your carrier and locations. Some of the more remote locations do not have service.
Internet / e-mail / fax
Internet access is NOT AVAILABLE on board. Prepare to unplug completely during the week. Most phone companies can access data while on land in Alaska. Please check with your carrier.
Laundry services
Please note the ship does not have laundry facilities on board.
Medical services
There is an EMT on board for any minor emergencies. Should you need further medical care, the ship will go to the closest port for assistance. For your own protection, we highly recommend you are covered with medical-evacuation insurance.
Money: Paying for things on board
There is very little to charge or pay for onboard since most everything is included. At the end of your trip, you may opt to pay for small purchases through cash or credit card. No cash advances are possible.
Smoking policy
The ship is completely non-smoking except for a specified outdoor area on board. Smoking is not permitted indoors, including cabins.
Solo travelers
We average a few solo travelers on these trips who mix and mingle with everyone. For a trip this small, there are no solo coordinators. You can start to meet other solos and travelers online in the Alaska & Glacier Bay Adventure Official Facebook Group Page.

After Your Trip

Transfers to the airport
We disembark after breakfast for our included transfers to the airport or to the hospitality room at the convention center in downtown Juneau.
Vacation stretchers
We do not offer extenders for this trip. However, information on how to book the recommended hotel in Juneau (Four Points Sheraton) can be found on our Vacation Stretchers tab 5-6 months prior to the trip date.

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