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The BTM Alaska Cruise

01. The Brief

Tour Information

Duration: 8 Days
Language: English
Time Zone: GMT-9

Black Travel Movement is bringing Wakanda to Alaska

August 4 – 11, 2019

It’s official… we’re taking Wakanda to Alaska. If you joined us on the Mediterranean Cruise or saw the IG pics, you’d understand what that means!

The 2nd Annual Black Travel Movement Cruise will set sail from Seattle on the brand-new ship, the Norwegian Bliss. From the custom-built revolutionary observation lounge you’ll be able to soak in some of the most magnificent and beautiful sights in the world, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers, to rugged hills and rushing waters. Join BTM as we explore undisturbed wildlife while making stops in Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria, British Columbia.

02. The Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, August 4 – Embark from Seattle Washington

The journey begins in Seattle, the Emerald City and the Gateway to Alaska. Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this oh-so cosmopolitan city. Soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World’s Fair.

Day 2

Monday, August 5 – Day at sea

You’ll spend your 1st day at sea and enjoying all that the Norwegian Bliss has to offer, including…

  • Mini Golf
  • Race Track
  • Spa Treatment Room
  • Laser Tag
  • 678 Ocean Place
  • Aqua Park
  • Bliss Casino
  • Vibe Beach Club
  • Bliss Theater
  • Spa Thermal Suite
  • Pulse Fitness Center

And much, much more…

Day 3

Tuesday, August 6 – Juneau, Alaska

Juneau has been called “Alaska’s peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area’s many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a treck worthwhile.

Day 4

Wednesday, August 7 – Skagway, Alaska

In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway’s charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.

Day 5

Thursday, August 8 – Glacier Bay (Cruising)

Sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife. Take an Alaska cruise to experience the magnificent glaciers and wildlife at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Day 6

Friday, August 9 – Ketchikan, Alaska

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness.

Day 7

Saturday, August 10 – Victoria, British Columbia

Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour.

Day 8

Sunday, August 11 – Disembark back in Seattle

03. The BTM

Black Travel Movement makes travelers at every level feel at ease.  On the BTM Alaska Cruise, you’ll be treated like a VIP whether you have a passport full of stamps or you are stepping outside of your comfort zone for the very first time.  When you travel with BTM you’ll stay in four-star hotels and dine on authentic culinary delights.

  • Professional group escort from arrival to departure
  • Private airport to hotel transfers with a professional chauffeur
  • Comfortable & centrally located accommodations
  • Experienced & knowledgeable local guides
  • Private & customized excursions
  • A group of like-minded travel companions who will become life-long friends

04. The Details

Norwegian Lines – Norwegian Bliss 

The Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters. Come aboard and experience the best dining, entertainment, and amenities at sea against a backdrop of unrivaled natural beauty. Whether you choose to go tropical or a little wild, there’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on Norwegian’s newest ship: Bliss.


  • Tonnage: 168,028
  • uest Capacity: 4,004
  • Overall Length: 1,094ft
  • Year Built: 2018Year


  • Ship Crew: 1,716
  • The Cruise departs from Seattle Washington.
  • Airfare to and from Seattle is not included in this trip.
  • Please plan to arrive on the morning of August 4th – Cruise departs at 3:30PM Sharp
  • Cruise returns to Seattle at 6AM on the morning of August 11.
  • Please book your flights accordingly

Whats’s On Us…

  • 5 Star Accommodations on the Norwegian Bliss
  • Professional Guide
  • All meals aboard cruise ship
  • All BTM-sponsored events and activities

What’s Not…

  • Departure Taxes
  • Entry Fees
  • Airfare to Seattle, WA
  • Hotel accommodations in Seattle, WA
  • Any fee-based on-board or on-shore activities
  • Anything not listed as included

You Need to Know…

  • All deposits and payments are non-refundable 10 days after the deposit date
  • If paying in installments, monthly deposits are due by the 15th of each month.
  • The Full amount must be paid no later than February 15, 2019
  • We HIGHLY recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as well as a medical travel policy
  • Please exercise discretion with regards to your physical limitations and abilities when deciding on your level of participation

Inside Cabin

$1,615 Per Person

Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.


$2,195 Per Person

Experience comfort all around you. These stylish staterooms feature fine appointments, which are highlighted by nice touches and clear views of the ocean.


$2,695 Per Person

See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments enhance these modern rooms.

Mini Suite

$1,615 Per Person

Whether it’s the two of you you’re bringing the whole family, the mini-suites are accented with the finest touches. And enough room to make memories forever.

The Haven Suite

$5,045 Per Person

Hidden at the top of the ship, The Haven features the most luxurious accommodations as well as 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck.

Prices are per person (1st/2nd guest) and are subject to availability

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The BTM Alaska Cruise

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    Alaska, British Columbia, Cruise, Glacier Bay, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seattle, Skagway, Victoria, Washington