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Whittier Sailing Cancelled

31 Aug 2012  High Winds Cause Sailing Cancellation
FVF Chenega will not sail to Whittier Friday, August 31 due to high wind and seas.
Chenega will sail round-trip from Cordova to Valdez with a 7:30am departure from Cordova.
A 3:30pm departure from Valdez returning to Cordova has been scheduled to allow eastbound passengers ample time to drive to Valdez.
Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) staff is contacting affected passengers; for more information, please contact AMHS central reservations office at 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.


Alaska Ferry Specials

Double Dip Discount on Alaska Ferries:  Nov 2012 - March 2013

Between 01 Nov 2012 through & inclusive of 31 Mar 2013, full fare adults, children & vehicles doing “mirror image” round trips will enjoy a 30% discount.
(A "mirror image" round-trip is when a traveler departs from port A and travels to port B, then returns from port B to port A).
Note that cabins, food and other items are not discounted.

This special means that when travelling with a vehicle between 01 Nov 2012 and 31 Mar 2013, not only is there a 30% discount as described above but the driver also travels free  (Oct thru April) 

A double dip discount !!

New AMHS Ferry Policy

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced a Port Efficiency Policy to go into effect Friday, June 1, 2012.

As of Friday, June 1, 2012 - Ports of call having no scheduled traffic in or out on any particular day, will be cancelled.
Scheduled traffic is defined as a reservation in place 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure time from the port in question.

In 2011 the Alaska ferries made 10 port calls where there was no traffic boarding or disembarking the ship.  The new policy is designed to manage efficiencies

Best Price : GUARANTEED !

Seattle -Victoria Ferry-Hotel Specials
Take advantage of the Best Price Guarantee on Ferry/Victoria hotel packages. 
All packages include:
Round-trip passage Seattle - Victoria for 2 adults
1 or more hotel nights in Victoria
all applicable taxes
Packages are in US funds and are based on double occupancy
(Some restrictions may apply)

Ferry/hotel packages include most downtown hotels in Victoria:
- Fairmont Empress
- Hotel Grand Pacific
- Inn at Laurel Point
- Harbour Towers
- Oswego Suites
- Royal Scott
- Chateau Victoria
For more hotels or to book, call 1-800-686-0446

Alaska Ferry Schedule Changes


29 January 2012:
MV Matanuska will now depart Haines Sunday  29 Jan at 11:15
to accommodate the Haines basketball team connecting from the Inter-Island Ferry
02 February 2012:
FVF Fairweather will add a stop in Valdez on Thursday, February 2nd to accommodate the Ice Worm Festival in Cordova.
28 February 2012
MV Lituya will add a sailing on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to accommodate the 3A/4A basketball tournament in Ketchikan.
21 March 2012
MV Lituya will add a sailing on Wednesday, March 21st to accommodate students traveling to the Junior High School Music Fest in Metlakatla.
25 March 2012
MV Lituya will depart early on Sunday, March 25th to accommodate students traveling home from the Junior High School Music Fest in Metlakatla.

Seatte -Victoria Ferry - Hotel Savings

2012 Seattle Ferry Package Specials Include
- round-trip ferry for 2 adults between Seattle & Victoria
- 1 night hotel stay for 2 adults in Victoria
- all applicable taxes
All packages are charged in USD & are subject to change &availability
*Note a fuel surcharge will be added to all packages

Enjoy 2 Days + 1 Night in Victoria BC

May & June 2012 packages start from 133.00 pp/do
July-Aug 2012 packages start at from $157.50 pp/do
September 2012 packages start at 150.50 pp/do

Enhance your trip by adding additional nights; Butchart Gardens; high tea or whale watching
For more information call 1-800-686-0446


Winter Ferries to Alaska

Ferry from Washington to Alaska Year-Round
Ferries depart from Bellingham WA to Alaska every Friday year round.
( www.ferrytravel.com)
The most popular ferry route to Anchorage or Fairbanks Alaska is from Bellingham WA to Haines Alaska.

The ferry makes stops in Ketchikan, in Wrangell, Sitka, Petersburg and Juneau before arriving in Haines Alaska

From Haines the driving distance to Anchorage is approximately 650 miles
There are no ferries between Washington and Anchorage or Washington and Fairbanks.

If one does not have a passport they can ferry from Bellingham to Ketchican, transfer ships and travel Ketchican to Whittier. This avoids the Canadian border and Whittier is a 2 hr drive from Anchorage

The ferries to Whittier commence service in January 2012.