Category Archives: British Columbia

Washington & British Columbia Voyages Return in 2012

Luxury yacht cruise line American Safari Cruises returns to the waters of British Columbia in 2012. Beginning September 14, 2012, the 22-guest Safari Quest sails 10 weeklong cruises roundtrip from Seattle. The yacht returns in the spring for six more weeklong cruises beginning March 29, 2013.

The Pacific Northwest Passage itinerary explores the inlets and islands of the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands including visits to Victoria, Jervis Inlet, the Harmony Islands, Princess Louisa Inlet, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands, British Columbia; Friday Harbor, San Juan Island and Stuart Island, WA. Read the rest of this entry

Small ship lines help Cruise West passengers

If you were booked or thinking of booking Cruise West, we need to talk.
By now you should have applied for your refund through your credit card, travel insurance or USTOA.

My other small ship operators are reaching out to accommodate Cruise West passengers. There are a number of options depending on your destination. Some are similar to the Cruise West product, others different. This is where you need a small ship expert like Linda, Sunstone Tours to help you. Give us a call 888-815-5428

American Safari Cruises have offered reduced prices to passengers who were booked on Cruise West sailings that have been cancelled.

Orion Expedition Cruises to offer discounts for passengers booked on Cruise West this year and next.

InnerSea Discoveries, upcoming 2011 Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortes and Columbia River seasons.

Lindblad Expeditions is offering varied discounts to Cruise West passengers.

American Cruise Line will honor the Cruise West price on their remaining Columbia Snake River 2010 sailings.

Cruise Report: British Columbia

We just published a new review by one of our clients. They sailed aboard Cruise West’s Spirit of Yorktown in British Columbia. Below is an excerpt of their review.

“Thank you for phone call asking about our trip. My general opinion as compared to about nine other small cruise experiences. This was one of the best. Why?”

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Save $700 Cruising the Americas via Small Ship

The North American continent is packed with destinations often times overlooked by travelers. While many set their sights on far away lands such as Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, many forget about destinations such as the history, quaint ports, great cities and vast wilderness of British Columbia; the historic significance of Lewis & Clark’s expedition and rich wine region of the Columbia River; the flora & fauna and the local culture of Central America, including Panama & Costa Rica; and lastly, the rich biosphere known to many as the “Galapagos of the North” in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

One method of experiencing these regions in an intimate, up-close way is via a small ship adventure cruise. Cruise West currently is offering up to $700 off per cabin on cruises to these regions if you book & pay by June 27, 2008.

So if exploring a little closer to home sounds attractive, consider the following offers:

Small ship sailing the San Juan IslandsBritish Columbia – Pacific Northwest Coastal Escape Cruise
Sailing round-trip from Seattle to the remote waterways that host the San Juan Islands, as well as major cities such as Vancouver and Victoria. Explore the vast wilderness of Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands while experiencing the wildlife and scenery that makes this region so special.
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The Great Columbia RiverColumbia River – A River Voyage of Discovery
Join us on the Columbia and Snake Rivers as the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition gets fully underway. The explorers set out in 1804, seeking the Rocky Mountains and the far Pacific. Throughout your cruise, the Pacific Northwest’s pioneer history is brought to life with a special series of excursions, guest speakers, and narration and presentations by your on-board Exploration Leader.
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Between Two SeasCentral America – Between Two Seas
This voyage of exploration in Costa Rica and Panama is a true insider’s experience. You’ll meet fascinating local people, and visit tropical gardens and wildlife reserves accessible only by special arrangement-and only by small ship.
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Whales & WildlifeMexico’s Sea of Cortez – Whales & Wildlife
This voyage is highlighted by visits to these unspoiled islands, teeming with plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Visit breathtaking private beaches, turquoise coves that invite you to dive in, and inland to where the giant cardón cactus grows. When your voyage ends, you will take part of this place away with you, embedded deep in your spirit. And you will leave a part of yourself behind.
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Intro to Expeditions: Affordable Getaways

Ever want to be apart of an expedition, but either it was too long or too much?

Lindblad Expeditions, the pioneer of small-ship expedition travel, has just announced 4-night Expedition Getaways to the San Francisco Bay and Napa Valley, Pacific Northwest, and Baja California. With the same immersive experiences afforded by their longer journeys and prices starting at $1,690 per person, these voyages are a wonderful introduction to expedition cruising.

But don’t delay. As there are just a few departure dates, these expeditions will sell out fast. Contact Sunstone Tours & Cruises today toll-free at 1-888-815-5428.

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Virtual Cruises

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Please be our guest for a travel event that is making history… Live online, from the comfort of your own home, enjoy an interactive experience with a Cruise West destination expert!

Are you thinking about visiting Alaska? Does a weekend getaway to the California Wine Country fit into your fall plans? Is the opportunity to absorb the fall foliage of British Columbia a lifetime goal?

Join a Virtual Cruise Presentation and get an idea of the amazing adventures awaiting you.

You’ll need an Internet connection and a separate phone line, which could be your cell phone. Because these are live presentations, you can ask questions and have conversations with your presenter and the other attendees. Register by viewing the schedule and enrolling for the presentation of your choice.

Once you register, you will be emailed the instructions for joining the event. You will also get reminders before the event.

*Please note that all times listed are Standard Time


UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Date Time* Topic Register
Tuesday
Jan 8
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Alaska Getaways
Short Trips on Small Ships

Overview of our 4 & 5 night cruises:
Glacier Bay Highlights
Glaciers of Prince William Sound

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Wednesday
Jan 9
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Discovering our
Panama Canal & Costa Rica Cruise

Overview of our
Between Two Seas Cruise
10 days/9 nights between Colon, Panama and San Jose, Costa Rica

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Thursday
Jan 10
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Our Grand Asia Cruise

Overview of our luxury cruise aboard our all suite, Spirit of Oceanus
19 days/ 18 nights between Kobe, Japan and Hanoi, Vietnam

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Saturday
Jan 12
12pm Eastern
11am Central
10am Mountain
9am Pacific

Hidden Treasures of Japan

Overview of our 12 day/ 11 night cruise, roundtrip Kobe

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Monday
Jan 14
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Taste of Pacific Northwest Cruise

Overview of our newest Epicurean cruise
Roundtrip from Portland, Oregon

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Tuesday
Jan 15
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Alaska’s Inside Passage

Overview of our three cruises
Alaska’s Inside Passage
Alaska Whales & Wilderness
Gold Rush Inside Passage

 

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Wednesday
Jan 16
9pm Eastern
8pm Central
7pm Mountain
6pm Pacific

Exploring our Coastal Odyssey Cruise

Overview of our luxury cruise aboard the all-suite, Spirit of Oceanus
13 days/ 12 nights- between Vancouver & Anchorage

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Thursday
Jan 17
8pm Eastern
7pm Central
6pm Mountain
5pm Pacific

Alaska Cruise Overview

A brief description of each of our 8 cruise itineraries

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Saturday
Jan 18
12pm Eastern
11am Central
10am Mountain
9am Pacific

Three Journeys in the South Pacific

Overview of our cruises in this region
Legends of the Pacific
Island Sanctuaries
Pearls of Polynesia

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