I hope everyone is doing well and I know that you all have Alaska on your mind as your school years probably come to a close. In my constant struggle to get the best possible deal for everyone I contacted the Millennium Hotel to re-negotiate the room rates that we currently have. I had been noticing a lowering trend in room rates with the current economy and felt that since our price was offered close to a year ago that it would be worth it to ask. The Millennium Hotel has graciously agreed to modify our contract and lower each room rate down to $199.00 per night plus taxes. Your confirmation numbers are all the same so I will not be sending out any more paperwork for you to put in your piles. Just make a mental note that you will have a little more money in your pocket for souvenirs.
Temperatures are going to vary but I would guess it will be about 60-65 degrees during the day and probably drop down to 40-45 degrees at night. The temperature will feel a lot colder when the ship is at sea and when it is floating through Prince William Sound and College Fjord. When you are on land it will feel warmer.
I have asked the Millennium Hotel if they would allow payment for the hotel room to be prepaid by a 3rd party (like your school) and they have given me a credit card authorization form that you can use for that purpose. If the school that you are representing has agreed to pay for your trip and they would like to pay for the hotel with their credit card please let me know and I will forward the authorization form to you so they can set up payment by your school’s credit card.
Please contact Gina with any further questions.
What are “Special Services”? They are any medical conditions or dietary needs that Carnival should be aware of in order to keep you happy and healthy on your cruise. Medical conditions are, for example, those that require refrigerated storage of medication, need for a sharps container for needles, CPAP machine, etc. Dietary needs are those such as gluten free, peanut allergy, etc.
Special Service requests need to be communicated to Gina by May 11, 2009.
It seems like we’ve been talking about our Science at Sea program for a few years, and come to think of it… we have. The idea was really born two years ago and now we’re seeing all of the pieces come together. Today, we were fortunate to have our Alaskan naturalist, John Scheerens, in our offices along with Gina MacDonald from AAA Travel to finalize all of the details that go into making an Spangler experience of this magnitude happen. The people at Carnival promise to get us to each of our ports of call in style while the instructional team on shore is ready to knock our socks off with some amazing Alaskan experiences.
Good news and bad news… The Science at Sea experience is almost sold out, but that means there are only six spots left. If you’re interested in being a part of a once in a lifetime experience, you have just a few days left to join our group. Our special discount pricing expires this Friday, April 3rd. If you want more information, visit ScienceatSea.com