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Princess alaska cruise-july 2012

  1. 1. You’re InvitedCruise in Alaska with Byron King, Editor of Agora Financials Outstanding Investments and Energy & Scarcity Investor Aboard the Sapphire Princess ● July 28-August 4, 2012 Plus…A Private Land Tour to Denali – August 4-8, 2012 Dear Traveler, show at the main theater. And when you’re ready for a five-star meal, you’ll find all four separate We have a treat planned for just after our dining rooms to be both intimate and welcoming. Agora Financial Investment Symposium comes to a close this summer in Vancouver… and I’d like to extend to you here a special invitation… Please join me – and Byron King, Editor of Agora Financials Outstanding Investments, and Energy & Scarcity Investor – on a luxury voyage through breathtaking Alaska. This pleasure cruise is guaranteed to feature first-class pampering, luxury accommodation, and majestic views. Plus Byron will Our journey begins with a lazy day at sea, where we be on hand to share his expertise during an informal, have an exclusive, complimentary meeting planned educational meeting on how to profit from scarcity with Byron, a Harvard-trained geologist. He is the — a timely topic given the growing shortage of editor of Energy & Scarcity Investor and an expert on energy and precious metals in our world. green energy development and precious metal development. He has agreed to share his expertise Our Alaska excursion departs Saturday, July 28 and on how to turn impending crises into unprecedented th runs through Saturday, August 4 . profit opportunities. Expect a haven of stunning scenery, from glacial Byron is privy to extraordinary investment waterfalls and rainforests to spectacular wildlife opportunities he’ll share with you. You’re bound to such as Humpback whales, bald eagles, and wild enjoy this true perspective on how to make bears. profitable investments in the mining industry and other industries that keep the world running but We’ll sail for seven nights on the Sapphire Princess, a whose resources become scarcer by the day. Grand-class style of vessel with the perfect blend of cruise tradition and contemporary innovation. In a relaxed setting, Byron will explain how to take advantage of companies on the cutting edge of Equipped with more than 700 private balconies, the resource development. He’ll cover everything from Sapphire ensures you’ll have ample access to the mining operations that pull raw materials from jaw-dropping sights. When you’re ready to head remote locales to innovative tech companies that indoors, you can lounge in comfort. The Internet stretch energy supplies as far as possible. Most café occupies a bright, light-filled space with importantly, Byron will discuss opportunities beyond windows fronting on the promenade, and the coffee simple strategy, all while we leisurely glide through bar is decked out with cushy, comfortable seating. the glacial waters of Alaska. Alternately, you can unwind in the cigar bar or steal Following Byron’s presentation, we’ll sail to six of the up the hidden, circular staircase to the ultra-private most stunning ports of call Alaska has to offer. Day Wake View Bar. You might even sip iced cucumber two finds us in Ketchikan, where the air is fresh and water before a spa treatment, or take in a lavish To book this cruise: Call Agora Travel at 1-800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 Email: or
  2. 2. crisp coming off the surrounding trees. Nestled Sapphire Princess Itinerary:between ocean and mountains, Ketchikan houses Sail Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Cruise Length: 7 Nights Port Arrive Depart 1-July 28-Vancouver, B.C., Canada-4:30 pm 2-July 29-At Sea 3-July 30Ketchikan, Alaska-6:30 am-2:00 pm 4-July 31-Juneau, Alaska-8:00 am-9:00 pm 5-August 1-Skagway, Alaska-7:00 am-8:30 pm 6-August 2-Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska-6:00 am-3:00 pm 7-August 3-College Fjord Cruising, Alaska-5:30 pm-8:30 pm 8-August 4-Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska, USA-12:30 am Cruise Tours are also available! Just ask when booking.the worlds largest collection of standing totempoles. You’ll have time to traipse out on one of the From the panoramic vistas of glaciers and toweringmany trails that wind through the temperate mountains to Byron King’s specific action tips onrainforest. You may even spot Sitka black-tail deer. how to invest in the companies working to solve theOr, stick to the coast and comb the beach for world’s most pressing problems, I think you’ll agreedriftwood while you scan the horizon for whales. it’s the perfect way to close out the summer.On Day Three we’ll arrive in Juneau, reputed to have I’d be happy to send you all the details about thisthe most wonderful system of trails in the world. post-conference luxury cruise – but please let meWithin a short walk or ride of downtown you can be know you’re interested soon. I have a limitedscaling peaks, rock climbing, overlooking glaciers, number of cabins available, and the best oneshunting, biking, or fishing. always fill up first.Day Four takes us to Skagway, where the city’s Simply give me a call at 800-926-6575 or email:history and spectacular natural setting combine to to join us.create unparalleled sightseeing and recreationopportunities, from the Gold Rush Cemetery to Have a wonderful New Year!summer glacier dog sledding. Sincerely,The next day, we’ll arrive in Glacier Bay, wheretidewater glaciers, ocean coastlines, and snow-capped mountain ranges converge to create one ofAlaska’s most scenic gems. Following that, we’ll head Barbara Perrielloto College fjord where we’ll see glaciers up to 225 Director, Opportunity Travelfeet high and 1½ miles wide. No place else can you (800) 926-6575 or (561) 243-6276enjoy such a density of tidal glaciers. We’ll watch asthe giants of College fjord calve tons of ice into the Sapphire Princess®sound, and we may even spot some sea otters as Sapphire Princess offers over 700 balconies fromthey lounge with their babies on the large ice rafts. which you can enjoy breathtaking views and warmly greet each new horizon. Indulge in a variety of diningOn our final day aboard the Sapphire, we’ll arrive in choices from four Anytime Dining venues to theAnchorage, considered “Alaska’s biggest village.” It’s elegant Sabatini’s, SM our Italian specialtya place where the halibut dishes and local beer are restaurant. Unwind with a soothing massage at thesomething to rave about, and where you can take in tranquil Lotus Spa® or enjoy a night of dancing andthe breathtaking views along Turnagain Arm or climb music at Skywalkers night club with dramatic views2,300 feet above sea level on the Mt. Alyeska Tram. of the ocean. From lavish production shows to freshwater pools and a variety of cozy bars, you’llThis relaxing, follow-on tour of Alaska is the perfect discover the comfortably elegant surroundingscomplement to the fast-paced, information-packed provide the relaxed, rejuvenating retreat you’veAgora Financial Investment Symposium. been dreaming about. To book this cruise: Call Agora Travel at 1-800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 Email: or
  3. 3. Note: If sale pricing is available when you call to For more information about the deck plan, pleasebook, we will let you know! visit the Princess web site (link below). CABIN RATES Sapphire Princess CATEGORY Single Double pp © 2010 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.AB $4798 $2399AC $4698 $2349 Mini-suite with balcony AB,ACBA $4418 $2209D $3038 $1899 A mini-suite with balcony is substantially larger thanEE $2958 $1849 a balcony stateroom. It includes all the amenities ofF $2238 $1399 a balcony stateroom and these added luxuries:J $1758 $1099 welcome glass of champagne, separate sitting area, sofa bed, luxury mattress and pillows, two TVs, a rd thNote: 3 /4 person in the cabin is $499-$899 spacious closet, desk, bathroom tub and massagedepending on the category. shower head. Approximately 280-323 square feet, including balcony.Amounts are in US Dollars. These are cruise ratesonly. Tours are additional. Oceanview double with balcony BAAdditional charges: Government fees and taxes: This impressive stateroom offers the elegance of a$95 per person. balcony with fine patio furniture. Other amenities include a spacious closet, desk and a bathroom withRequired cruise deposit of 20% per person can be shower. Approximately 214-279 square feet,made by American Express, Visa or MasterCard or including balcony.Discover Card, NOTE 10% only if booked duringcruise sale week! Oceanview double D, EE, FPrincess reserves the right to impose a fuel Our oceanview stateroom includes all the amenitiessupplement of up to $9 per person per day on all of an interior double, plus it features a picturepassengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per window, providing added ambience and memorablebarrel, even if the fare has already been paid in full. views. Approximately 146-206 square feet.*Fares are USD non-air, per person, based on double Interior double Joccupancy, subject to availability and capacitycontrolled. Government fees and taxes areadditional. Air add-ons are available. See applicable Our interior stateroom is a great value. It featuresPrincess® brochures for terms, conditions and two twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed.definitions that will apply to your booking. Other Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer,restrictions may apply. Offer available to residents of TV, closet and bathroom with shower.the U.S. and Canada. Approximately 158-162 square feet. To book this cruise: Call Agora Travel at 1-800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 Email: or
  4. 4. And, Join Us After The Cruise For a wonderful private tour of the Land…visiting Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks August 4 - 8, 2012We have arranged a wonderful tour of the land, specifically Amateur photographers will have the opportunity to takefor our group only directly after the cruise…seeing some of award winning photographs while animals display theirnature’s best… natural, "wild", behavior. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagles swoop in on the salmon remains left by the grizzly bears. Wood Bison plod through 65-acres of tidal flat terrain, as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan wilderness. We will have a tour at the center and spend about an hour or so at the facility. We will then depart for Girdwood, about nine milesAugust 4, 2012 towards Anchorage. In Girdwood, we will take a tram ride to Glacier Express Restaurant on Mt. Alyeska for lunch.After disembarking The Sapphire Princes, we will meet ourtour guide and motor coach at the front of the cruise There will be time for some optional activities while hereterminal. After our luggage is loaded onto the motor coach, like a Gold Mine Tour and panning for gold at Crow Creekwe will depart Whittier via the Anton Anderson Tunnel, Mine and a Glacier Dog Sled Tour by Helicopter. Thisunique in that it accommodates traffic in one direction at a Alaskan adventure is hard to top!time and is shared with the Alaska Railroad.As we exit the tunnel, we will have views of the PortageGlacier. Soon, the road will junction with the SewardHighway, a National Scenic By-Way.To the right side of the highway will be the Chugach Rangeof mountains. Often mountain goats are seen just abovethe highway. You can take this exciting opportunity to learn about the dedicated dog sled teams of the Alaskan Huskies and enjoyAt the junction with the Seward Highway we head for the a spectacular helicopter ride into the majestic ChugachAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Mountains and onto Punch Bowl Glacier, 3200 feet above sea level. It is a giant snowfield consisting of 700ft of snowThe Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit on top of 500ft of ice. Learn how the dogs are bred. Relaxorganization dedicated to preserving Alaskas wildlife and enjoy the view as you ride on the sled around thethrough public education. They take in injured and glacier enjoying the scenic peaks and valleys surroundingorphaned animals year-round and provide spacious you, see how the dogs are trained to pull the sled, and howenclosures and quality care for them. Animals that cannot they have this everlasting endurance, how they possess anbe re-released into the wild are given a permanent home at inherent drive to run, and if you pull on the brakes it’s stillthe center. hard to hold them back. To book this cruise: Call Agora Travel at 1-800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 Email: or
  5. 5. After we finish here, we will head for Anchorage arriving in Upon arriving at our safari sight, we will take a 1/4 mileAlaska’s largest city. We’ll overnight at the Clarion Suites in leisurely nature walk where we will see a Denaina Indiandowntown Anchorage (breakfast included). Encampment. We will visit an authentic trapper’s cabin with its original furnishings and view how trappers lived inAugust 5, 2012 "Bush" Alaska at the turn of the century. Naturalists will acquaint us with the wildflowers and plants that grow inToday, we will meet at 8:00AM and head for Talkeetna. abundance along the river system and we will learn aboutWe’ll depart Anchorage via the Glenn Highway into the the edible plants that were used by the Native Indians forAlaska’s major agricultural area, the Matanuska Valley. As cooking and medicines.we near Talkeetna, we’ll have stunning views of Mt.McKinley. As we travel the ten miles of river, we will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles, beaver activity,Talkeetna is a beautiful little town at the convergent point and moose and we just may see a black bear and grizzlyof three rivers, the Talkeetna, the Chulitna and the Susitna. bear roaming the shore.Talkeetna is a Native American word meaning, "where therivers meet." Originally the site of a Tanaina village,Talkeetna was established as a mining town and tradingpost in 1896, before either Wasilla or Anchorage existed.A gold rush to the Susitna River brought prospectors to thearea, and by 1910, Talkeetna became a riverboat steamerstation. In 1915, Talkeetna was chosen as the site for theAlaska Engineering Commission, who would build theAlaska Railroad, and the community peaked near 1,000. August 6, 2012World War I and completion of the railroad in 1919dramatically decreased the population. Several of its old log This morning we’ll transfer to the Alaska Railroad depot inbuildings are historical landmarks, and Talkeetna was Talkeetna and board the McKinley Explorer luxury Domeplaced on the National Register of Historic Places in April, railcar for the trip to Denali National Park for our 11:20AM1993. During 1998, the community petitioned the Local departure (arriving in Denali at 3:45PM). From TalkeetnaBoundary Commission for incorporation as a home rule city. onward towards Denali, we will have closer views of Mt. McKinley.Tonight, we will overnight at Talkeetna Lodge. Tonight we’ll enjoy the Cabin Night Dinner Show. The CabinOptional tour in Talkeetna Night at the McKinley Chalet resort is a wilderness banquet and fun-filled evening of rousing entertainment. Enjoy anWhile in Talkeetna, we have the option to do something all-you-can-eat meal of salmon, ribs and trimmings servedsuch as the Mahays’ Wilderness Jet Boat Trip. family style in an authentic log cabin. Dinner is followed byYour exciting trip will begin aboard the fifty-one passenger 45 minutes of tales, singing and dancing."Talkeetna Queen" as it whisks you into the heart of thewilderness in comfort. This is the most technologically August 7, 2012advanced river jet-boat in Alaska designed to safelynavigate rivers that were previously inaccessible. It is glass- We will do the Tundra Wilderness Tour today (a seven hourdomed and environmentally controlled. Wilderness tour). Our departure may be as early at 5:30AM. We’ll spend a day and travel some 60 miles into the wilderness of Denali National Park and the heart of bear country. If the weather cooperates, you’ll see Mount McKinley up close. Watch for moose between headquarters and Savage Campground. Look for caribou anywhere above tree line. The tip of Mount McKinley first comes into view at mile nine. Well ride over high mountain passes and usually see Dall sheep on the mountainsides (and hopefully bears). To book this cruise: Call Agora Travel at 1-800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 Email: or
  6. 6. A high point literally and figuratively is the drive overPolychrome Pass, which offers a grand view of the Plains ofMurie, stretching to the Alaska Range on the horizon. Thecolors of the mountains seem to change depending on lightand time of day. Just on the other side of Polychrome Passis the Toklat River and Toklat Bridge.Watch for bears ambling along the tundra or riverbeds andfor Mount McKinley, which will be in and out of view the Optional Fairbanks hotel night for those who want a littlerest of the trip. The bus goes over Highway Pass and stops more time in Alaska’s Stony Hill Overlook at Mile 62. There, Mount McKinleylooms only 36 miles away—a perfect photo opportunity Per Person Tour Fares (August 4-8, 2012)weather permitting. Then you’ll turn around and return toour pick up location. Double Occupancy - $1,399 + $99 tax rd th 3 /4 per person - $974 + $76 taxOptional tour in Denali Quad occupancy room Single Supplement - $785 + $72 taxWhitewater River Rafting on the Nenana River. Optional tour rates per personHang on! Its whitewater ahead! Youll get wet and enjoyevery minute of it as we head for Healy, 11 miles downriver. Crow Creek Mine – $59 + $4 taxGet into real whitewater rafting as you hang on through Glacier Dog Sled Tour by Helicopter – $479 + $10 taxthrilling rapids such as "Cable Car", "Coffee Grinder", and Mahay’s Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure – $70 + $4 tax"Ice Worm"! Class III & one Class IV rapids. Denali Whitewater River Rafting – $90 + $3 tax Add on Fairbanks Hotel night – $125 + $15 taxAugust 8, 2012 (River’s Edge Resort)Today is free until time to head to the rail depot for your Tour Includes:luxury dome rail trip to Fairbanks. We’ll depart at 3:55PM One Lunch; one dinner; driver and guide; baggage handling;and arrive into Fairbanks at 8:00PM. admission to AWCC; Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali w/ box snack & park fees; Luxury dome rail (2 rail segments);Here your trip comes to an end with a transfer from the rail transfers as required; detailed itinerary; all taxes and fourdepot to the airport and your flight home. Or, you can stay hotel long as you like in Fairbanks and we can arrange youraccommodations. Not Included: Other meals; gratuities; items of a personal nature and alcoholic beverages. Optional tours booked on a space available basis. Deposit it $400 per person To book this cruise: Call Agora Travel at 1-800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 Email: or