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Countdown to Alaska 2018!

Greetings, Cruisers!

We are 89 days away from our Alaskan Adventure! Although information has not been going out these past two months, we do want to assure you that our team is working together to make this an unforgettable experience.  We are still waiting on specifics for the service projects that our group will be working on and these details will be communicated to you before the end of the month.

We have also been working to secure an affordable hotel for those who will arrive before the cruise departure date. Please carefully read the information below.

As we near our cruise date, we know that you will have questions. There are several resources that you can access for your questions. You can also contact me at 317.922.7723 (text messages only) or at with any questions you might have.

Thank you so much for your patience and your support of Cruise With a Mission, Alaska 2018.

Rabel Y. Ortiz

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Service Projects

Our ports coordinator, Vern Byrd, has been working with local entities at the ports in Alaska to find opportunities to serve the respective communities. We hope to have specific information pertaining to these projects by the end of the month of June. Below, you will find general information as to the entities that we will be working with.

Juneau: SDA Adventist Church
Sitka: Waiting on details
Ketchikan: Boys & Girls Club; Homeless Shelter

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Hotel Information

We recommend coming into Seattle, Washington Friday or Saturday before departure day. It is not recommended to fly on Sunday morning due to circumstances that can arise (i.e., flight delays, cancellations). Many of us, including our team leaders, will be staying here. We welcome you to join us!

Best Western Plus Seattle/Federal Way
32124 25th Ave S,
Federal Way, WA 98003


The Washington Conference Office has agreed to help us by allowing us to utilize their corporate group rate at the Best Western Plus Seattle/Federal Way. This hotel is 15-20 minutes south of the Seattle International Airport and 30-40 minutes away from the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91. Each booking includes the following:

  • Restaurant on-site
  • Complimentary full, hot breakfast
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Complimentary Shuttle from Airport to Hotel

The hotel rates are as follow:

  • $89 (+taxes) per single room per night
  • $109 (+taxes) per double room per night.
Transportation arrangements on September 9, 2018 to Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 will be made for those staying at this hotel.  Each participant will be responsible for making transportation arrangements upon arrival on September 16, 2018.
If you decide to take advantage of this offer, please let our team know by emailing us at by June 25, 2018. 

A list of names needs to be submitted to the hotel prior to you making your reservations.

Cruisers who decide to stay at the Best Western Plus will be responsible for their own reservations.

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If you have any questions regarding the service provided by Holland America Cruise Line, click here to visit their FAQ Webpage. You will be able to find information for those new to cruising, transportation, safety and security, cruise preparation and other topics.

For questions regarding your reservation, you can contact our Personal Cruise Consultant:

Kymberly L. Kancz
Phone: 800-355-3017 ext 29314
New Office hours: Sunday 8:00am - 4:30pm,
Monday-Thursday 6:00am - 2:30pm (Pacific Time)


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