Come sail away with us on our second annual Postcard Jar Friends Cruise! We would love for you to join us (Steve and Ann) along with other friends and readers of our blog, Postcard Jar, on a 7-night cruise to Alaska on the beautiful Celebrity Edge.

Available cabins update: 20 of 50 cabins remain as of 5/24/23.

Alaskan cruise pricing

Why a Postcard Jar Friends Cruise?

Basically, our first Postcard Jar Friends cruise to the Eastern Caribbean was so much fun, we decided to do it again! Your support and encouragement has meant the world to us and we genuinely consider you friends. We can’t think of a better place to get to know one another and enjoy a relaxing vacation together than aboard a beautiful ship at sea. Below is a pic of the fabulous people who joined us on our first Postcard Jar Friends Cruise in 2022.

Friends Cruise 2023

Where we’re going on our Postcard Jar Friends Cruise 2024

Our Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise 2024, we’re sailing to Alaska on the Celebrity Edge. Only people who book with our agent can be included in the group, exclusive on-board activities, and our pre-cruise Zoom calls. SPACE IS LIMITED, so you’ll want to book soon. We have reserved 50 cabins and as of May 2023, 31 of them are already spoken for.

whale in alaska

We’ll depart from Seattle and travel to Ketchikan and then cruise the Endicott Arm before docking in Juneau. From there we’ll visit Skagway and sail the inside passage before making our way to Victoria Island in Canada.

alaska cruise itinerary

How we decided on this cruise

With the help of our friend and travel agent, John Walker from Dream Vacations, we chose this cruise for a number of reasons. First, we love Celebrity Cruises and have had a great experience every time we’ve cruised with this line. The ships have always been exceptionally safe and clean and the food and service are impeccable.

main dining room

We also like that with Celebrity Cruises, the atmosphere is relaxing yet fun, without making you feel like you’re at a college frat party. The lovely ladies below are our daughter, Meghan, and her friend, Dulce.

world class bar on celebrity reflection

Finally, we know from personal experience that the Celebrity Edge is a truly luxurious and well-designed ship. We have sailed on the Edge more than any other ship – five times so far. It was the first of the new Edge Class ships and it is just stunning. It also has some of the best bars at sea.

martini tasting on reflection

Want to join us on our Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise?

Reserving your stateroom is easy! Just complete the Dream Vacations passenger information form (have your passport ready). Use this link: POSTCARD JAR CRUISE FORM. Alternatively you can email John Walker at Important: You MUST BOOK ONLY through these methods (and not directly through the cruise line or another agent) to be included in any of the special Postcard Jar Friends Cruise pricing, meet ups, group dinners & activities. 

galley tour on celebrity reflection

Frequently asked questions

Below are a few of the other questions we anticipate we’ll get. If you have any others, just let us know in the comments below. And please feel free to share this post or information with your friends–even if they’ve never heard of Postcard Jar.

Q: How do I sign up?

A: It’s easy! Just complete the Dream Vacations passenger information form. Use this link: POSTCARD JAR CRUISE FORM.  Important: You MUST BOOK ONLY through this link (and not directly through the cruise line or another agent) to be included in friends of Postcard Jar pricing, meetups, &  activities.

Q: Is there a secure online payment option?

A: Yes. You can make a secure payment anytime you’d like with Dream Vacations’ secure payment form. Use this link anytime to make payments: DREAM VACATIONS SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT FORM

Q: Is this a private charter cruise?

A: No. It is an “everybody – all are welcome” cruise. We just reserved a block of rooms at discounted pricing for friends of Postcard Jar and anyone else who would like to join us. 

Q: What if I’ve never cruised before?

A: That’s no problem at all. In fact, that’s what we’re here for. We will have several Zoom video conferences before our cruise to help guide you and answer all of your questions and concerns. 

Q: Will there be private Postcard Jar events?

A: Yes, there will events exclusive to our group. Also, we will have a designated area in the dining room each night for those who’d like to gather together with Ann and Steve as well as the Postcard Jar Friends group. 

Q: Are drinks included?

A: The Classic Drink Package is included in your cruise fare. It includes soft drinks, beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, wines by the glass, specialty coffee, tea, and generic water up to $10. Martini Bar not included. If you’d like a drink that exceeds the $10 limit, you just pay the difference, or you can also upgrade to the Premium Drink Package onboard for an additional fee. 

Q: Do I need a passport?

A: Yes. Every passenger needs a passport to board the ship. In addition, your passport must not expire before December 2024

IMPORTANT Celebrity Cruises and Dream Vacations Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are subject to change until confirmed with your deposit with a credit card.
  • Refundable $500 per cabin deposit due at time of booking. 
  • ALL PAYMENTS are non-refundable after January 24, 2024
  • Non-Refundable Group Service Fee of $25 per person will be charged in addition to the cabin rates listed at the time of booking.