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Notes from the North

May 5, 2010

Deals by Email ... and More!


CIRI Alaska Tourism's Deals by Email is now called Notes from the North.

We changed the name because in addition to special offers and discounts on Alaska travel, tourism and lodging, we will bring you news about what's going on in our local Alaska communities of Whittier, Seward and Talkeetna, and share interesting facts about life in America's last frontier.

We'll be giving away awesome Alaska prizes to subscribers to give you a taste of the Alaska experience. Our friends at Alaska Wild Berry Products put together some incredible baskets of goodies, and each month we'll give one away to a lucky subscriber. See below for more details.

Mt. McKinley Train Overnight Special


At Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, we're trying something new this summer: Thursday night excursion rates.  Catch the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Talkeetna, take in the unrivaled views of Denali from the Lodge's deck while savoring Executive Chef Matt Zimny's exquisite Alaska cuisine and the selections from our award-winning wine cellar. Then enjoy a night in a well-appointed room in our Main Lodge, all for a great price.

The town of Talkeetna will charm you, and between flightseeing, jetboating, ATVing or a lazy float trip down the Big Su, there's a lot to command your interest.

You only have until June 30th to book, and availability is limited. So book a Talkeetna Thursday getaway! Questions? Call us at 1-877-777-4067.

Seward Rail and Cruise Day Trip


If you're planning an Alaska adventure this year, you won't want to miss out on our Rail and Cruise specials!

In conjunction with the Alaska Railroad, we've put together amazing packages that will whisk you from Anchorage to Seward, through incredibly scenic wilderness. Once in Seward, you'll embark on your choice of a Kenai Fjords Tours National Park tour, or a cruise of Resurrection Bay with all-you-can-eat salmon and prime rib lunch at our exclusive, secluded lodge on Fox Island.

The Alaska Railroad will have you back in Anchorage that night. This special has limited availability, so book soon! Questions? Call 1-877-777-4051.

Rail & Cruise Package with Seward Windsong Lodge


Do you want more time in Seward to visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, hike Exit Glacier, take a guided kayaking tour or do some fishing? After your cruise, spend the night with us at Seward Windsong Lodge and return via the Alaska Railroad the next day.

Our packages include roundtrip rail transportation from Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad, a Kenai Fjords Tours wildlife and glacier cruise, and a night at Seward Windsong Lodge.

Find out more about our Rail & Cruise Package online, or call 1-877-777-4051.

Save Big on Whittier Cruises


Book by May 31 and save 10% on our scenic Wilderness Explorer Cruise, or save a whopping 20% on our Cruise and Coach special - which includes roundtrip transportation from Anchorage! Both specials include a delicious lunch and complimentary cruising guide. Questions? Call 1-877-777-4054.


Exclusive Fox Island Overnight


Stay overnight at the remote and exclusive Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge in Resurrection Bay. This all-inclusive adventure begins with a Kenai Fjords Tours cruise to Fox Island for genuine Alaska cuisine and an unbeatable wilderness atmosphere. Book an optional guided kayaking tour during your stay on our private island. Enjoy an exciting wildilfe and glacier cruise as you return to Seward.

Click here to learn more about this unique package, or call us at 1-877-777-4053.


Alaska Abundance

This month's prize is the Alaska Abundance Basket, from our friends at Alaska Wild Berry Products. It's packed chock-full of Alaska treats like reindeer sausage, smoked cheddar cheese, chocolate-covered berries and other goodies. A taste of Alaska, from us to you.

We'll email the winner to confirm their address, but if you don't hear from us, there's always next month!

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation