Hugh McLennan - Voice of the Spirit of the West

Join Hugh and Billie McLennan on the annual Spirit of the West Cruise!

2017 Spirit of the West Cruise!

To see Photos & Diary of our past cruises since 2008 click on the appropriate link:
2008,   2009,   2010,   2011,   2012,   2013,   2014,   2015,   2016

Read some testimonials from past cruises here.


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This cruise will be in June 2017

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The 2017 Spirit of the West Cruise
Join in on the 16th Annual Cruise
Book now - Call Toll Free 1-800-530-0131

The 2017 cruise destination....

Alaska on Holland America!

An 11 day adventure with Billie and Hugh and other passengers that have said that
Alaska is on the top of their bucket list. This time on Holland America's ms Noordam!

An all new cruise for us where we'll see all new ports of call.

This 11 day Alaska holiday includes:

  • 11 day - 7 day Cruise and 4 day Alaska Land Tour
  • Return airfare from Calgary and Edmonton
  • Airfare from Anchorage to Vancounver
  • All ground transfers
  • Private group gatherings
  • All port and Government taxes
  • All onboard meals, entertainment, and room service
  • Special group receptions & networking opportunities
  • A Spirit of the West Cruise tee-shirt
  • Entry to a draw with some great prizes
  • Special Spirit of the West private group tour in Juneau

This will be the 16th Annual SPIRIT OF THE WEST CRUISE!

    Here's the places you'll see:

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Inside Passage
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Glacier Bay
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Denali National Park, Mt McKinley

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Holland America Alaska Cruise

June 2017. The follow is tentative - it should be very close though!

Day

Date

Port

Itinerary

Day 1

June 18th

Vancouver, BC

Arrive & sail from Vancouver, under the Lions Gate Bridge, and through the Inside Passage

Day 2

June 19th

Cruising Inside Passage

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable!

Day 3

June 20th

Ketchikan, Alaska

Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords

Day 4

June 21st

Juneau, Alaska

Enjoy a full day of exploring Alaska's capital - enjoy your included shore excursion and still have time to shop

Day 5

June 22nd

Skagway, Alaska

Step back to the days of the last great gold rush - enjoy a unique optional shore excursion and still have time to shop

Day 6

June 23rd

Cruising Glacier Bay Park

Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates

Day 7

June 24th

at sea

Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising

Day 8

June 25th

Seward/Anchorage to Denali

Disembark and enjoy deluxe motor coach sightseeing to Denali National Park for a two night stay at this majestic national treasure

Day 9

June 26th

Denali National Park

Today features the unforgettable Tundra Wilderness Tour. This 6 to 8 hour fully narrated sightseeing excursion is a deep dive into Denali National Park - the very best chance of seeing both the mountain itself and Denali's iconic wildlife.

Day 10

June 27th

Denali to Anchorage

This morning board the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer bound for Anchorage

Day 11

June 28th

Anchorage, Alaska

Your Alaska Journey concluded this morning in Anchorage with flights home

Sing alongs, Western Music and Cowboy Poetry under the stars,
valuable networking, and private group excursions.

For more information including prices and booking info:

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Call Toll Free 1-800-530-0131.


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Here's what some folks on past cruises had to say!

The 2009 Spirit of the West was our second, and probably, hopefully anyway, not our last. Both crusies were what we considered trips of a lifetime. We had a super time! It's hard to put such an enjoyable experience into words. The fact that there were so many like-minded people in our group made the Spirit of the West cruise very special, something that no other cruise could offer.

Thank you for another Spirit of the West Cruise (this is their sixth cruise) - what a great group! It was nice to catch up on everyone's news and meet still more industry related folks. Coming home with a bit of tan is not bad either.

Thank you both so much for giving us yet another (once in a lifetime) experience. A holiday that we could not even have dreamed of. Thanks so much!

We basicaly came on the trip because Dad wanted to see the Panama Canal - he heard it on the radio show. He said "we should go" ... Well I wasn't about to argue with that so I grabbed the phone. It was a wonderful time. Andrew and Kathy were great.

I found the presenters to be informative and well presented.

Enjoyed the cruise and enjoyed the people. Appreciated all the events set up to enjoy - appreciate Jim & Karen and their time to set everything up, thank you! Enjoyed the sing-a-longs and Hugh's poems. Enjoyed Anrew's harmonica, lyrics, and humour! Thank you both.

Great tour in Costa Rica thanks!

Speakers topics were good - very informative.

Conference speakers informative - topics OK. I am personally interested in the cattle and ranching tours.

We thought about booking on our own but didn't, and we're glad we didn't as it was like we thought ... we would never have had such a good time. We would have missed the network of fellow ranchers and Spirit of the West listeners. We would have missed the presentations that were not only educational but were a lot of fun. No one could have ever had a coffee tour like we got in Costa Rica. It was super as was the trip to get there - what a great way to see the country! The cattle ranch tour was good too, very interesting. Wish we'd had more time there but guess we can't win 'em all. For our next cruise we'll definitely be with the Spirit of the West and will definitely book with Jim and Karen again! Thanks for making this cruise an annual event.

Presenters very good.

Conference was very much appreciated and interesting.

Speakers were good.

We tried to book on our own thinking that we would save some money. It didn't work - it was so involved and complicated we gave up and booked through Jim and Karen ... and sooo glad we did. What a super time!

The Panama cruise was excellent. What an incredible place! The Caribbean, too, - we've never been there before and the sun shone every day! Sure beats January at home all to heck! Thanks for making this cruise possible to your radio show listeners! Oh ya - we love the show, too!

Enjoy warm days with the company of friends, ranchers, and Spirit of the West listeners.

To see photos of the 2008 Cruise have a look at the: 2008 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2009 Cruise have a look at the: 2009 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2010 Cruise have a look at the: 2010 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2011 Cruise have a look at the: 2011 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2012 Cruise have a look at the: 2012 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2013 Cruise have a look at the: 2013 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2014 Cruise have a look at the: 2014 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2015 Cruise have a look at the: 2015 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2016 Cruise have a look at the: 2016 Diary Page!




The Spirit of the West has developed a dedicated following on the radio
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