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Join TWiT's Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott
on an Alaskan Adventure

July 16 - 23, 2022

What can be better than an ocean voyage to stunningly beautiful Alaska — for a tech enthusiast? A cruise with TWiT Podcast Network founder/owners Leo and Lisa Laporte,
Paul Thurrott and other TWiT fans.

Exclusive group cruise with Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte
Broadcaster, podcaster, tech pundit. Founder, TWiT Netcast Network. The Tech Guy on the Premiere radio network.

Leo visited Alaska in the past and looks forward to exploring this great land again. This is your opportunity to travel with TWiT listeners who share the same interests. Get inspired by great conversations and forge new friendships while enjoying stunning vistas. Photography buffs will have no shortage of extraordinary moments to capture.

Leo is a pioneering tech podcaster who launched This Week in Tech and the TWiT network in 2005. He also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, The Tech Guy. Leo and Lisa love to travel and are excited to meet TWiT fans.

 

 

2nd Host announced, Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 25 years of industry experience and the author of 30 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the majordomo at Thurrott.com, and the
co-host of Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.

Alaska Cruise Itinerary

Embark on a roundtrip Seattle adventure, offering spectacular Glacier Bay, whale-watching and stops in rough-hewn Ketchikan and Alaska's capital, Juneau.

Seattle, WA
Arrive
Sat, July 16
Departure
Sat, July 16 - 4:00 pm

Visitors are spoiled for a choice of things to do in Seattle, Washington with iconic attractions, such as the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Pike Place Market along a stunning, steel-gray waterfront with ferries gliding back and forth.

Cruising Puget Sound – On cruises en route to the Great Land, you’ll see everything from ice-capped mountains to remote islands dotted with gigantic Douglas firs to Mount Rainier, hulking behind Seattle’s sleek skyscrapers as if to remind coffee-fueled urbanites that nature is boss.

Day at Sea
Sun, July 17
Sun, July 17

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea enjoying all the amenities and activities the Eurodam offers.

Cruising Stephens Passage
Mon, July 18
Mon, July 18

The southern reaches of Stephens Passage start at the edges of Frederick Sound, one of the best whale-watching areas in the state. The sound narrows and as you are funneled into the passage, the mountains come right down into the sea, high tide licking the roots of spruce and hemlock. In tiny bays, guillemots and gulls gather; when they take off at the ship’s wake, the noise is like applause.

Juneau, Alaska
Mon, July 18 - 1:00 pm
Mon, July 18 - 10:00 pm

The city itself is pleasant, but the real highlight of a visit to Juneau is tracking down some wildlife. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay—bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve such as Chichagof or Admiralty Island to spy some bears lolling around on Alaska cruise excursion.

Cruising Glacier Bay
Tue, July 19 - 7:00 am
Tue, July 19 - 4:00 pm

(Cruising only, route time subject to weather and ice). On your cruise to Glacier Bay, close your eyes and take in the sounds—the creaks and groans of  “living” ice, the shrill cries of gulls and soaring eagles, the splash of a breaching humpback whale. Frosted peaks towering over mossy forests, wide tidewater glaciers (there are seven in the park), and marine wildlife are givens on Glacier Bay cruises, but every experience in this changing biosphere is unique.

Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Tue, July 19 - 6:00 pm
Tue, July 19 - 10:00 pm

This historical town is filled with history and culture. Back in the old days when a freezer was a piece of ice, fishermen in Alaska had two problems. The first one was finding the fish, although that wasn’t too complicated, the ocean was chock-full of fins; but the second problem was a little harder. The government regulated how long you could keep your catch on the boat, and it wasn’t very long.

Sitka, Alaska
Wed, July 20 - 8:00 am
Wed, July 20 - 5:00 pm

Located on Baranof Island surrounded by the Sitka Sound’s icy blue water, it not only boasts lush scenery and captivating wildlife, Sitka offers a unique glimpse into Alaska history. Russia controlled Alaska from the mid-1700s until the United States purchased it in 1867, and Sitka was settled as the capital of Russian America with the name New Archangel.

Ketchikan, Alaska
Thu, July 21 - 7:00 am
Thu, July 21 - 1:00 pm

Alaska’s “First City” of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain. Ketchikan has long been an important hub of the salmon-fishing industry.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Fri, July 22 - 7:30 pm
Fri, July 22 - 11:30 pm

A Victoria port stop delivers passengers to a charming British-influenced city plunked in the rugged Pacific Northwest. You can have high tea in an English garden and go whale watching the same day. The influence of the First Nations culture is also strong in Victoria, with totem poles taking a front-and-center position on the Inner Harbor and in Beacon Hill Park and extensive galleries devoted to the First People at the Royal Columbia Museum.

Seattle, WA
Sat, July 23 - 7:00 am

Return to Seattle to disembark your cruise or extend your stay a few days to enjoy this beautiful city.

 

Your advisor will provide information regarding the Terms & Conditions.

Leo Laporte Group Exclusives

♦ Cruise hosts: Leo and Lisa Laporte

♦ 7-day premium cruise accommodations

♦ Two (2) By-invitation-only to Leo Laporte’s cocktail parties with
open bar onboard Eurodam

♦ One (1) By-invitation only to a group meeting and
Q&A with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

♦ Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate covered
strawberries per stateroom

♦ Delicious meals from a casual bite by the poolside to a formal five-course affair in the classic
main Dining Room and 24-hour room service

♦ Engaging lectures and activities, multiple music venues and live performance entertainment

♦ Fare includes government taxes, and fees of $295 per person

Holland America Line

At Holland America Line, we believe travel has the power to change the world. We consider it our higher purpose to help make the world a better place through opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity.

For 147 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place.

Features

Crow’s Nest
The panoramic view takes center stage in The Crow’s Nest at the top of the ship. Take in the expansive view of the stunning coastline and glistening glaciers as you relax and enjoy your favorite drink just about any time of the day.

Onboard Activites

Step aboard the beautifully appointed mid-sized ship and enjoy cruising in the classic style with a wide array of engaging opportunities for exploration, entertainment, and relaxation.

Guests cruising on this graceful ship can enjoy the full Music Walk™ experience, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Explore onboard at BBC Earth Experiences.  Enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming.

More About Holland America

All Alaska Cruises

Experience the untamed beauty of Alaska when witnessing the grace and power of a humpback whale breaching the surface, sledding across the otherworldly landscape of Mendenhall Glacier and journeying through the verdant beauty of the Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest temperate rainforest.

Leo Laporte Alaska Cruise

Call 800-777-6540
Or 805-987-3425 outside the USA
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 6pm PST

    Stateroom Categories

    Inside Stateroom

    Approximately 141-284 sq. ft. Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    Rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
    L - $1,569
    K - $1,589
    J - $1,609

    Ocean View Stateroom

    Approximately 169-267 sq. ft. These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    Rates are per passenger, based on double occupancy.
    F - $1,949
    E - $1,979
    DD - $2,009
    D - $2,039
    C - $2,069

    Stateroom with Verandah

    Approximately 213-379 sq. ft. including verandah Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    Rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
    VD - $2,519
    VC - $2,549
    VB - $2,579
    VA - $2,609
    V - $2,639

    Signature Suite

    Approximately 273–456 sq. ft. including verandah These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    Rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
    SS - $3,369

    Neptune Suite

    Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area with a mini-bar and refrigerator, and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    Rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
    SB - $4,119