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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
What will the weather be like at that time of year
Weather can vary in May. Typically it is 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Everything is beginning to get green and wildlife are active after a long winter. The tourism season begins in mid-May and goes through September. We are planning to dress in layers.
My husband and I both use canes to walk with and I currently have issues with steps. Would a cruise be a good trip for cane users?
A cruise is a great option. We had a couple of cruisers on the first Friends Cruise who used motorized scooters. In fact, they could rent them and have them available on board for the entire week. The ship’s decks are level and smooth and there are elevators to take passengers between decks. Please let us know if you have more questions.
Do you recommend booking without having a second person commited as of right now?
If you’re interested in coming with us, we recommend booking a cabin now as a single traveler. You can always add another person to your cabin (and split the cost if desired) at a later date. As you know, we’d LOVE to have you join us.
We just signed up! So excited!!! We’ve cruised before, including Alaska, but it’s been a LONG time. Can’t wait!!!!
Is there anywhere to see pricing prior to submitting deposit?
Of course. You can click on the graphic in the post that says “click here for pricing” or just click on the link HERE.
Hi Ann and Steve, Louann from Texas here. We recently retired and have promised our 2 adult children and families an Alaskan cruise, so I am so excited at your 2024 choice! Big question, this would include a 15, 13 and 5 yr old..are children ok with you? Thank you!
Children are absolutely welcome on the trip–indeed, we think Alaska is a great family destination. And the ship even has a kids’ club and a teen room complete with activities.