2018 Katun President’s Club

2018 Katun President’s Club
June 15-22, 2019


Congratulations on a great year! To reward your outstanding performance, please join me with your guest for a 7 night Alaskan cruise on board the Ruby Princess! Departing from Seattle, Washington (U.S.), we’ll enjoy breathtaking views, exhilarating and educational activities, and amazing service. 

Registration: Please complete the registration form on this website no later than Friday, March 1, 2019. All President’s Club qualifiers must register. If you are not able to attend the President’s Club, there is a spot on the registration page stating that you will not be attending.

Flights: After you register, a representative from Remarkable Journeys will contact you by email to make the flight arrangements for you and your guest. They will coordinate your land transportation to and from the airport to the cruise ship based on your flight times.

Princess On-Line Check In: Once you register, Remarkable Journeys will contact you by email with your cruise booking number and the link to check in online with Princess Cruise Lines (more information on this process will accompany the email.)

Excursions: During the online check in with Princess, you can register for excursions. Each person has an allotment of $450 total, which will be credited to your account. Please register as soon as possible for your excursions. They sell out quickly. If your chosen excursions are more expensive than the allotted amount, you will be charged directly by the cruise line.

Passport/Visa: For all U.S. and non U.S. citizens traveling to the President’s Club, please check to ensure you have a valid passport and have obtained any required visas.

The final itinerary and your travel documents will be sent to you in May. For all travel arrangements and logistical questions, Remarkable Journeys will be happy to assist you. Their contact information is included on the website.

I am looking forward to celebrating with you and your guest on this Alaskan cruise!

Thank you again for a job well done.

Bob Moore


Please make sure to register by

Friday, March 1, 2019

Port Address
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal/Pier 91
2001 West Garfield Street
Seattle, WA 98119
Port Website:
Smith Cove at Pier 91

Itinerary & Ship/Area Overview

Please review the trip itinerary before completing the registration form.

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Daily Itinerary

Saturday, June 15 – Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Arrival Day and Welcome Reception

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your flight must arrive to Seattle no later than 1:00 PM today, and you must be on the ship no later than 2:30 PM.

On arrival at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA), you will be greeted by a Princess representative for your transfer (17 miles – about 45 minutes) to the cruise port at Pier 91. For domestic (US) flights, your transfer will be waiting near the baggage claim area. For international flights, you’ll be met as you exit the secure customs area.

If you choose to arrive prior to the date of the cruise, you will be responsible for arranging your transfer from your accommodations to the cruise port at Pier 91 the day of the cruise.

Port Address
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal/Pier 91
2001 West Garfield Street
Seattle, WA 98119
Port Website: Smith Cove at Pier 91

4:00PM Ruby Princess departs Seattle and sets sail!

 Welcome Reception at Adagio Bar

 Group Dinner in the Main Dining Room – Note: Every night unless otherwise specified, dinner will be at 7:15PM in the Main Dining Room. Katun will have a reserved section.

After dinner choose from a variety of entertainment options available on board the Ruby Princess: Musical productions, casino, movies under the stars, magic shows, and nightclubs.

Sunday, June 16 – At Sea
Morning business meeting for employees, Dinner in the Grill Restaurant, Full day at sea

9:00AM-12:00PM Katun Business Meeting with continental breakfast in the Conference Center

Today is a full day at sea.
From cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and enrichment programs, including the “Encounters with Discovery at SEA” speaker series, there is never a dull moment.

For those interested in fitness and the spa, there is a state of the art fitness center, fitness classes and a full spa on the ship. The ship offers a basketball and volleyball court, as well as a putting green.

After dinner, your evenings will be full of choices to enjoy a vast array of entertainment including musical productions, magic shows, and nightclubs to practice your new dance steps!

For a full list of available activities, entertainment and dining options, visit the “Ship Overview – Ruby Princess” section of this website and the Ruby Princess website.

8:00PM Dinner in The Crown Grill Restaurant (Specialty Dining)

After dinner choose from a variety of entertainment options available on board the Ruby Princess.

Monday, June 17 – Juneau, Alaska,U.S. (Arrive 11:00am/Depart 10:00pm)
Arrive in Juneau and Optional Excursions

Breakfast and lunch at leisure.

See below for a sample of today’s excursions. More information and registration for excursions will take place during the online check in with Princess.

Exclusive Juneau City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour (Duration: 3 Hours, Easy)
This exciting half-day program will give you an orientation of Juneau, and a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier and Visitor’s Center.

Best of Juneau (Duration: 6hrs 15min, Moderate)

Whale Watching, Salmon Bake and Mendenhall Glacier Tour.

Mendenhall Glacier River Rafting (Duration: 3hrs 30min, Moderate)

Float down a majestic river, enjoying views of towering mountains, verdant forests, and scenic wildlife. By the end of this picturesque Juneau shore excursion, you’ll be one with Mendenhall Glacier and its beautiful surroundings.

Helicopter Ice-field Excursion (Duration: 2hrs 30min, Easy)

Take a thrilling helicopter tour of Alaska’s magnificent glaciers before landing on one to explore it up close.

Helicopter Dog Sledding (Duration: 3hrs 10min, Easy)

Imagine flying in a helicopter over the Juneau Icefield as Alaska’s scenic beauty passes by the windows. Next, you land on a glacier and climb aboard a dog sled, with a team of huskies pulling you across the ancient snowfields nestled among the peaks of the vast Juneau Icefield.


7:15PM Group Dinner in the Main Dining Room

After dinner choose from a variety of entertainment options available on board the Ruby Princess.

Tuesday, June 18 – Skagway, Alaska, U.S. (Arrive 6:00am/Depart 8:15pm)
Arrive in Skagway and Optional Excursions

Breakfast and lunch at leisure.

See below for a sample of today’s excursions. More information and registration for excursions will take place during the online check in with Princess.

Skagway City and White Pass Summit (Duration: 2hrs 30min, Moderate)
Sure to be a highlight of your Alaskan experience, the Skagway City and White Pass Summit Tour begins with a guided tour of Skagway’s Historic District in a mini-coach holding no more than 32 passengers. Your guide will explain why Skagway was known as the toughest town on earth during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-99.

White Pass Summit by Rail and Bus (Duration: 3hrs 45min, Easy)
Experience the best Skagway has to offer on this interesting and interactive Skagway tour. A ride on the White Pass Summit Rail will take you through history and some of the best natural scenery in the world. This bus and rail combination tour provides a view of the unparalleled beauty of Alaska from two completely different tour perspectives–one way by train and the other by bus.

Yukon Rail and Bus Adventure (Duration: 7hrs 30min, Moderate)
Fall under “The Spell of the Yukon” with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, while following the trail of the Sourdoughs between Skagway, Alaska, and Yukon Territory, Canada. Welcome to the Yukon Rail & Bus Excursion in Skagway!

Chilkoot Wildlife and Wilderness Viewing Tour – Haines (Duration: 6hrs 30min, Moderate)
Leave the crowds of Skagway behind and visit Chilkoot Lake State Park in Haines. The tour begins with a high-speed catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords which connect Skagway to Haines. Over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet from both sides of the boat. Upon arrival in Haines, you will meet your expert naturalist guide for a drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park.

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Trip (Duration: 6hrs 30min, Moderate)
Treat yourself to a small group rafting and scenic driving tour through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. This Skagway day trip begins with a 45 – minute ferry ride along the steep-walled fjords connecting Skagway to Haines. Over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet from the cliff sides on both sides of the boat. During this Skagway excursion, Marvel at the scenery and look for humpback whales, harbor seals, and a variety of seabirds.

7:15PM Group Dinner in the Main Dining Room

After dinner choose from a variety of entertainment options available on board the Ruby Princess.

Wednesday, June 19 – Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, U.S. (Arrive 6:00am/Depart 3:00pm)
Scenic Cruising through Glacier Bay National Park

Breakfast and lunch at leisure.

For many people, the highlight of an Alaskan cruise is a visit to a glacier. These natural formations are best viewed from the decks of a cruise ship or your own balcony, as you can get close to the action. When it comes to the best viewing opportunities in Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park frequently ranks among the best for its natural scenery, wildlife spotting, and the unique learning opportunities available to travelers visiting on a cruise ship.

7:15PM Group Dinner in the Main Dining Room

After dinner choose from a variety of entertainment options available on board the Ruby Princess.

Thursday, June 20 –  Ketchikan, Alaska, U.S. (Arrive 7:00am/Depart 1:00pm)
Arrive in Ketchikan and Optional Excursions

Breakfast and lunch at leisure.

See below for a sample of today’s excursions. More information and registration for excursions will take place during the online check in with Princess.

Misty Fjords Flightseeing (Duration: 2 hours, Easy)
The Misty Fjords National Monument is a 2.3-million acre piece of pristine wilderness that must be viewed by floatplane to truly take in its majesty: soaring cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls, icy saltwater fjords and miles of glacier-carved gorges.

Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City Tour (Duration: 2hrs 30min, Easy)
This Ketchikan guided tour includes sights in the Ketchikan area, an exclusive stop at eagle point and time at Saxman Native village.

Salmon Fishing Adventure (Duration: 4hrs, Moderate)
Ketchikan is known as the Salmon Capital of the World. You’ll see why on this exciting half-day fishing charter – a half day you’ll talk about for years!

Coastal Kayak Expedition (Duration: 3hrs, Moderate)
The seaport city of Ketchikan offers visitors many views and exploring it from the water doesn’t disappoint! Meet your local, expert guides and set off for an experience that can only be had in the company of the people that love their Alaska.

7:15PM Group Dinner in the Main Dining Room

After dinner choose from a variety of entertainment options available on board the Ruby Princess.

Friday, June 21 – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Arrive 7:00pm/Depart 11:59pm)
Late Arrival in Victoria, Awards Ceremony, Dinner in the Grill Restaurant

Breakfast and lunch at leisure.

Today is your final day at sea and perhaps one of the scenic highlights of the cruise. You will be cruising through the Inside Passage where one moment you can be sailing through a wide bay of barrier islands and the next you’re cruising through a narrow waterway flanked by towering forested walls. That’s the splendid spectacle of the Inside Passage – the scenery is constantly changing, from picturesque shores to friendly coastal towns.

6:30PM Awards Reception at Adagio Bar

8:15PM Dinner in the Crown Grill Restaurant (Specialty Dining)

After dinner choose from a variety of entertainment options available on board the Ruby Princess.

Saturday, June 22 – Seattle, Washington, U.S. (Arrive 7:00am)
Departure Day

Hard to believe the President’s Club is coming to an end. Disembark the ship at 7:00am and meet your transfer either to the airport or to your accommodations. Safe travels!

If you are staying in Seattle, here are a few places to visit and things to do:

Pike Place Market: Home of the world-famous flying fish, Pike Place Market is the oldest open-air farmer’s market on the West Coast and boasts hundreds of artisans, local farmers, fishmongers and curio shops in a vibrant atmosphere.

Space Needle: The Space Needle, a futuristic fixture of the Seattle skyline, was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Spectacular panoramic views of the Emerald City’s natural beauty abound from its 520-foot high observation deck.

Pioneer Square: Seattle’s oldest neighborhood is a 17-square-block National Historic District located in the southwest corner of downtown. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889, beautifully restored architectural masterpieces can be found around every corner.

Wine Tasting: Woodinville, less than 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, boasts over 100 wineries. Choose from the friendly tasting rooms and many tours, including the famed Columbia Winery and Chateau Ste Michelle.

Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Center: This facility offers the only opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America and learn about the dynamics of flight, new aviation innovations and go behind the scenes at Boeing.

Hiram Chittenden Locks: Built in 1911 this complex of locks provides a link for sailboats, motorboats, tugs and barges between Puget Sound and the Ship Canal, which connects eastward to Lake Union and Lake Washington.

International District: One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, this multiethnic enclave is rich with history and culture. Highlights include delectable restaurants, unique specialty shops and diverse heritage sites.

Lake Unio: An urban gem and popular recreational spot close to downtown Seattle. Seaplanes, competitive rowboats and pleasure craft ply the waters and a series of parks and floating houseboats dot its shores.

Ship Overview - Ruby Princess

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Ruby Princess
Ruby Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. She offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.

On Board Activities/Entertainment
Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.

  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • The Piazza
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Princess Links (putting course)
  • Vegas Style Casino
  • Internet Cafe and Library
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Movies under the Stars

On Board Wellness
Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.

  • The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)
  • Lotus Spa
  • Lotus Spa Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes

On Board Dining
Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.

  • SHARE℠ by Curtis Stone (specialty restaurant)
  • The Salty Dog Gastropub (specialty restaurant)
  • Chocolate Journeys
  • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse specialty restaurant)
  • Chef’s Table Experience
  • Crab Shack (specialty restaurant)
  • Vines (wine bar)
  • International Café
  • Horizon Court (buffet)
  • Trident Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
Port Overviews

Seattle, Washington: Seattle is a young city with a rich history. Settlers first landed at Alki Point in 1851 and named the area after Sealth, the Suquamish Indian chief who befriended them. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889, “The Emerald City” has a legacy of vision and strength. Seattle has hosted two World’s Fairs (1909 and 1962) and is the birthplace of two modern marvels, Boeing and Microsoft.

Known for its rainy climate, Seattle actually averages less annual rainfall than many East Coast cities. The mild weather, spectacular natural surroundings and rich cultural diversity attract visitors from around the world.

Seattle tours are available to passengers with afternoon flights or an overnight stay in Seattle after their cruise.

Juneau, Alaska: In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets “as large as beans.”

From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau’s 3,248 square miles.

Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

Skagway, Alaska: Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn’t the easiest.

Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.

The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska’s largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome.

Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.

Glacier Bay National Park: Glacier Bay National Parkand Preserve commands a glacier-crowned, maritime wilderness that stretches northward from Alaska’s inside passage to the Alsek River, encircling a magnificent saltwater bay. The 3.3 million acre park derives its name and much of its biological and cultural significance from this great bay, which harbors spectacular tidewater glaciers and a unique assemblage of marine and terrestrial life.

To the south and east, the landscape fragments into the timbered islands and winding fjords of the Alexander Archipelago and the Tongass National Forest. To the west, the Park’s pristine outer coast opens to the Gulf of Alaska, and beyond to the Pacific Ocean and Asia. To the north, the St. Elias Mountains reach across the new Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park (British Columbia) to connect two more vast protected areas; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska and Kluane National Park in Canada.

A mountain-guarded, maritime sanctuary, Glacier Bay National Park thus secures the coastal flank of the largest internationally protected area on earth.

Ketchikan, Alaska: Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “First City” because it’s the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as a Native fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means “eagle with spread-out wings,” a reference to a waterfall near town.

In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska’s claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska’s fourth-largest city.

Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city’s colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

Victoria, Canada: Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colorful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital.

In 1858, Victoria was a tent city and the base for some 25,000 prospectors on their way to the Frasier River gold fields. When Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia in 1868, Victoria became the capital of the entire province.

Although it’s a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.

Registration Overview

Registration is easy, and takes just a few minutes to complete. Scroll down to start the registration, or jump to…


Fill out the registration form for you and your guest, if applicable.

Estimated time: 15 minutes


View excursion information – Registration will take place during the online checkin process with Princess Cruises.

Estimated time: 10 minutes



Contact Remarkable Journeys with any questions.


Step 1: Registration Form

Step 2: Excursion Information

Registration for excursions takes place through Princess during online check-in. You will be sent an email with the link, your booking number, and instructions.

Once you receive the link, please check in and register for excursions as soon as possible. They sell out quickly. If your chosen excursions are more expensive than the allotted amount ($450 total per person), your credit card will be charged directly by Princess.

Excursions are available for the following cities – Juneau, Skagyway, and Ketchikan.

Click here to view all excursions for this itinerary.

Itinerary Highlights


Pike Place Market
Space Needle
Pioneer Square
Wine Tasting
Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Center
Hiram Chittenden Locks
International District
Lake Unio


Mendenhall Glacier
Outdoor Adventures
Whale Watching
Glacier Flightseeing
Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Glacier Gardens
Dog Sledding
Mount Roberts Tramway


White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Outdoor Adventures
Klondike Summit
Gold Rush History
Yukon (Canada)
Red Onion Saloon
Dog Sledding


Outdoor Adventures
Totem Bight State Park
Saxman Native Village
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Misty Fjords National Monument
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
George Inlet Lodge
Creek Street


Butchart Gardens
Legislative Buildings
Fairmont Empress Hotel
Beacon Hill Park
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle
Victoria Pubs
Whale Watching

Step 3: Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact Remarkable Journeys if you have any questions about the President’s Club or your travel arrangements.

General Questions and Support

Katie Ricketson – Program Manager
Work phone: 952-224-9902, ext. 303
Cell: 612-867-7918
Fax: 952-224-9905
Email: katier@remarkablejourneys.com

Carrie Jackling – Remarkable Journeys
Work phone: 952-224-9902, ext. 304

Fax: 952-224-9905
Email: agent@remarkablejourneys.com

Airline Information/Ticketing

Nyla Bridges
Work phone: 608-399-1390
Email: traveldesignsbynyla@charter.net

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the President’s Club!