West Coast Baptist Alaska Cruise

West Coast Baptist Alaska Cruise

DR. PAUL CHAPPELL, cruise host

Dr. R.B. Ouellette, Dr. David Gibbs, Jr., Dr. Don Sisk, Dr. Dave McCoy, and I invite you to join us—along with hundreds of pastors and ministry friends from around the world—as we enjoy a seven-night cruise full of encouraging fellowship, great preaching, uplifting music, majestic sites, and unforgettable experiences! This adventure to picturesque Alaska begins August 9, 2014.

We will sail on the luxurious Norwegian Jewel through the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. Departing Seattle, Washington, the cruise will call on the Alaskan ports of Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Through it all, you will experience God’s magnificence up close! The highlight of the week will be the preaching of God’s Word, the encouraging music, and the sweet fellowship and encouragement of Christian friends.

It is sure to be a journey and a spiritual adventure you will never forget! I hope you will join us!

Your Friend,

Pastor Paul Chappell


Bridgeport, MI

Clearwater, FL

Lancaster, CA

McDonough, GA


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Our adventure begins as we depart Seattle, Washington on Saturday, August 9, 2014 and cruise north to the untouched natural beauty of Alaska.

On Sunday morning we will start the day with a worship service led by Dr. Chappell. The balance of the day will be spent sailing north to Alaska. While cruising, keep an eye out for wildlife sightings. Often spotted along this route are killer whales, eagles, and the majestic humpback whale. Remember to bring a camera and a pair of binoculars.

Monday brings us to Ketchikan, Alaska (arrive @ 7:00 am depart @ 3:00 pm). Like many communities in southeast Alaska, Ketchikan is a town surrounded by wilderness. For a taste of Alaska’s past, see the world’s greatest collection of totem poles at Totem Bight or Saxman Village, or walk along famous Creek Street. This important fishing center is also known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.”

On Tuesday morning we will dock in Alaska’s state capital of Juneau (arrive @ 7:00 am depart @ 1:30 pm). Juneau is a wonderful old mining town resplendent with natural beauty. Visit Mendenhall Glacier—it’s actually within the city limits. For a real treat, sample fresh Alaskan salmon grilled over an alderwood fire at a local Salmon Bake. Optional tours offered in Juneau include: sport fishing, kayaking, dog sledding, and helicopter flights over the glacier fields.

Tuesday afternoon we will sail through Tracy Arm Fjord to the Sawyer Glacier This 26-mile-long fjord is another of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. The panorama of 7,000-foot mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. Countless waterfalls appear at every turn. Icebergs make their way to the sea in all sorts of wondrous shapes. Tucked away at the end of this remarkable waterway are the twin Sawyer Glaciers. The face of Sawyer Glacier stretches one-third of a mile and calves icebergs big and small. Hundreds of harbor seals dot the floating platforms. Whales and bears may even make an appearance in this magical place where closeness and intimacy make you part of the scene.

Wednesday is a call at rustic Skagway, Alaska (arrive @ 7:00 am depart @ 5:30 pm). Home to the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad, this Northernmost port of the Inside Passage is best known as the beginning of the Chilkoot trail, used by gold seekers in the late 1800s. In addition to the numerous optional tours offered here, you will enjoy a stroll down the wooden sidewalks in the former gold rush frontier town.

Thursday is a day at sea enjoying the amenities of the Norwegian Jewel. Shop in the Galleria Ships onboard, visit the full service beauty salon and spa, or exercise in the state-of-the-art fitness center.

Friday we will dock in Victoria, British Columbia (arrive @ 2:30 pm depart @ 9:30 pm). Wrapped around the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a gentle blend of colonial England and contemporary Western Canada. Just beyond downtown, luxuriant yet well-ordered parks and gardens and a rugged, wind-swept Pacific shoreline offer broader vistas and invite you to set off on boat excursions to explore the coastline and soak in the snowy peaked views.Wherever you venture, this famously temperate region reveals natural, historic, culinary and cultural delights.

Our magnificent journey ends on Saturday when the ship returns to Seattle, Washington on Saturday, August 16. We hope you will have an enjoyable cruise and will return with memories to cherish forever!

prices include all port fees and gratuities.

Category Description Price per person
SE Penthouse Suite with Large Balcony: One queen bed, luxury bath with shower, living area, dining area, and large private balcony. Also includes bulter and concierge service. Accommodates: 2-3, Deck 9 & 10 $3,695
MB Mini-Suite with Balcony: Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed with additional bedding to sleep two additional guests, luxury bath with shower, and sitting area. Also includes private balcony. Accommodates: 4, Deck 11 $2,495
BA Balcony Stateroom: Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and a convertable sofa pulls out to sleep two more guests. Also includes a sitting area and a private balcony. Accommodates: 4, Deck 9 & 10 $2,395
OA Oceanview Picture Window Cabin: Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed with additional bedding for two more guests. Includes big picture window. Accommodates: 4, Deck 8 $1,925
OB Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window Cabin: Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed with additional bedding to accommodate one more guest. Includes big picture window. Accommodates: 3, Deck 5 $1,875
IE Mid-Ship Inside Cabin: Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed with additional bedding for two more guests. Accommodates: 4, Deck 4 & 5 $1,495
Third & Fourth passengers pay $1,095.00 when sharing a cabin with two full-paying adults. Single cabins are available at two times the published rate.



Pastors, for group information contact Amanda Linder
800.688.6329 ext. 2146 or amanda.linder@lancasterbaptist.org