Alaska cruiseUnlock the Past have been touting the idea of an Alaskan cruise for a number of years now, and it is with great excitement that they have finally announced not only that it’s happening, but also that it is now open for bookings.

This cruise will be their 14th history & genealogy cruise, and their first to Alaska, having cruised around Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, the UK, Scandinavia and the Baltic region, and even a European River Cruise over the past few years.

Just ask anyone who’s been on an Unlock the Past genealogy cruise, they are the best. You get to combine genealogy, seeing the incredible sights, great company, great learning from amazing speakers, not to mention entertainment and meals are all taken care of as well. It’s the perfect trip.

Here’s part of their press release

Announcing the 14th Unlock the Past cruise (Alaska 2018)
Unlock the Past Cruises announces its 2018 cruise – an opportunity to discover more about your family history while in great company and visiting great destinations.

The Alaska cruise, 7-14 September 2018 on Royal Caribbean‘s Explorer of the Seas will leave from Seattle, visiting Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia over 7 days.

The conference program will feature 40–45 talks in three streams from an international team of 12-15
speakers. No talks will occur when in port or during scenic cruising. An optional full day extra seminar is
being considered the day before the cruise to offer additional value to the many who will travel from a distance. This will feature leading north American speakers and a different program.

The featured presenters on the cruise are:
Chris Paton (Scotland) – Chris is one of the most sought after presenters in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, Canada and the US. He has written many books (including nine for Unlock the Past), and numerous articles for genealogy magazines.

Dick Eastman (United States) – Dick is widely known internationally for his Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. He has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years and has worked in the computer industry for over 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions.

Other speakers are Dr Janet Few and Caroline Gurney from England, Jan Gow from New Zealand, Shauna Hicks, Eric and Rosemary Kopittke, Mike Murray and Helen Smith from Australia and Cyndi Ingle from the United States, and more will be announced .

For more details, prices, or to book visit Unlock the Past’s website.

And for those in the US (technically, anyone that has a US passport), to make life easier you have the option of booking with Unlock the Past’s US travel agent partner, Cruise Planners: O’Connell Travel, rather than Clean Cruising in Australia – the choice is up to you.

But if you are interested, I’d suggest booking ASAP as rooms are already going fast!!

Keep up to date with latest news on the Alaska cruise by following the event on Facebook.

And if you are Facebooking, Tweeting, or Instagraming about the cruise, please use the #utpcruise hashtag, as we love to see the conversation.