Pacific Coastal Getaway | April 21 – May 1

Come aboard Norwegian Jewel and discover the best of the West on this Pacific Coastal cruise with its eye popping landscapes! Enjoy a stroll through sunny Santa Barbara with a visit to Stearns Wharf and the boutique and restaurant-lined promenade, or take to the water on a whale watching or kayak tour. Then catch a bird’s eye view of Seattle from the city’s famous Space Needle and visit Chihuly Garden and Glass—home to thousands of colorful glass flowers and plants and other awe-inspiring sculptures. In Ketchikan, hike through the enchanting ancient Tongass National Forest, nicknamed the “Crown Jewel,” or savor fresh local seafood at a Dungeness crab feast.

April 21 – May 1, 2023 | 11-Day Cruise/Tour

Featuring San Diego, Santa Barbara, Astoria, Seattle, Ketchikan & Vancouver


April 21| Here we go!

Board your flight bound for San Diego. It’s not just a cliché – San Diego really does have some of the most enjoyable weather anywhere (Avg. temp. 62/69F). Upon arrival you are met and assisted with your transfer to your hotel. Tonight meet up with your fellow travelers and enjoy a welcome to San Diego dinner.  Overnight: San Diego – (D)

April 22 | San Diego – California

After a leisurely breakfast you are off to a panoramic city tour of San Diego. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own at beautiful Coronado Island! Early this afternoon visit Old Town, the historic heart of San Diego. Created in 1769, San Diego was California’s first settlement with only a Mission and a Fort. Wander through lush gardens or browse at one of the many specialty shops for treasures from around the world. Indulge in authentic Mexican food at one of the many restaurants or dance to the strolling mariachis. – (B)

April 23 | La Jolla & San Diego – California

After breakfast this morning, journey a short distance to La Jolla. With a dramatic coastline boasting incredible views, it’s no surprise that La Jolla is consistently voted one of the top beach destinations in the world. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla’s natural beauty, abundance of activities, and upscale village lifestyle ensure that it lives up to its nickname as “the jewel” of San Diego. In time for lunch you will be checking into your floating hotel for the next 8 days! Tonight a group dinner has been arranged for you in the main dining room. Your ship sails at 4:00pm – (B,L,D)

April 24 | Santa Barbara – California 

Your ship anchors at 7:00am. With mild weather year-round (Avg. temp. 54/70F), Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera, the perfect place for exploring Spanish architecture. Choose from optional offered excursions such as a walking tour, browsing downtown’s outdoor shops, or enjoying a leisurely lunch along the historic Stearns Wharf. Other options include a visit to the Mission Santa Barbara, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city. Built in 1786, “The Queen of the Missions”, as it is known, features a twin bell tower and beautiful murals, or, visit Santa Barbara Presidio, built by Spain in 1782. If sun, sand and awesome surfing are your thing, take your pick of gorgeous beaches just outside downtown.  Your ship sails at 4:00pm – (B,L,D)


April 25 | A day at sea!

Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, revive, refresh and recharge in the Mandara Spa. – (B,L,D)

April 26 | Astoria, Oregon – Avg.  temp. 44/59F 

Your ship docks at 11:00am. Founded by millionaire John Jacob Astor in 1811, Astoria was the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Today this lovely harbor town boasts original Victorian homes that still line its beautiful and superbly maintained streets. Climb to the top of Astoria Column for a truly breathtaking view. Your ship sets sail at 4:00pm – (B,L,D)

April 27 | Seattle, Washington – Avg. temp. 47/62F

Your ship docks at 9:00am. Seattle sits on the slip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Olympic and Cascade Mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop for this oh-so cosmopolitan city. You may elect an optional excursion to soar up the futuristic Space Needle and experience the views atop this stunning landmark created for the 1962 World’s Fair. Your ship sets sail at 6:00pm – (B,L,D)

April 28 | A day at sea! 

Start your day at the gift shops, bowling alley, or in the library playing cards. It is really your choice! – (B,L,D)

April 29 | Ketchikan, Alaska – Avg.  temp. 39/53F

Your ship docks at 7:00am. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness. – (B,L,D)

April 30 | A day at sea!

Your last day at sea! Why not order breakfast in bed and try your luck at the ship’s casino? – (B,L,D)

May 1 | Vancouver, British Columbia | Home 

This morning after disembarkation you disembark for a brief city tour (time permitting), before you arrive at the Vancouver airport to check-in for your flight home. Your memories of your Pacific Coastal Getaway will remain forever! – (B)


  • Airfare to San Diego and from Vancouver, BC back home (baggage fees not included)
  • 2 nights in San Diego
  • 1.5 days sightseeing – San Diego area
  • All airport/hotel/pier transfers in San Diego and Vancouver via private motorcoach
  • 8 nights onboard the Norwegian Jewel
  • All meals while onboard with unlimited beverage package (exclusions apply), incl. gratuities
  • 2 night dining package in specialty restaurants, including gratuities
  • 1 Water-Package for each stateroom
  • Ship service fee included
  • 250 min. per cabin WiFi package, in a balcony category or higher
  • $50.00 per cabin shore excursion credit, in a balcony category or higher
  • All driver and guide gratuities while in San Diego and Vancouver
  • All cruise, port charges and government taxes
  • Service of a Universal Travel representative throughout the itinerary


A $750.00 refundable deposit is due, within five days of making the reservation.

Final payment due Dec 5, 2022


50% non-refundable Dec 10, 2022

100% non-refundable Feb 15, 2023

Cash or Check Payments

Single Occupancy is available upon request.

Suite categories available upon request.

With sufficient numbers, Universal Travel will offer Optional and Private shore Excursions on all Ports of all on this itinerary.

 An optional Travel Protection plan is available with coverage  for trip cancellation/interruption, see enclosed product flyer for more information.

A valid passport is required on this itinerary and must be valid for at least 6 month after returning back to the USA.


Contact Your Group Leader OR Armonde Maurras at Universal Travel