In addition to all that we have arranged with Princess, our group has a few extra items that are optional to everyone in our group. One option is wearing red jackets or windbreakers when we are in a group. The second option is for those on the land tour, and involves a side trip to Santa’s House at North Pole.
For this cruise we have special red windbreaker jacket, with built in hoods. They will be embroidered with the IUSC logo, the name of our cruise ship and the date of the cruise. These come in a men’s jacket with sizes up to 4x, and a ladies Jacket in sizes up to 3x. We recommend ordering at least one size larger, so that when you are outdoors, you can wear a sweater or other layered clothing underneath. Then while on the ship, you can lighten up.
These are the traditional cherry red and very close in color to the jackets we had for previous cruises. So if you already have a jacket from a past cruise, it should work for this cruise. These are not required, but it does look neat when we are all traveling or appearing in a group.
SANTA’S HOUSE, NORTH POLE
For those taking the additional Land tour prior to our cruise, we have scheduled a special charter trip to Santa’s House at North Pole, AK The trip will take place on Wednesday Afternoon, May 15, following our riverboat trip and visit to the Gold mining operations.
This is a traditional part of every Alaska School4Santas trip. The Brown family will be our hosts and we will visit the newly remodeled and enlarged Santa’s House and shop.
A highlight of this visit will be a special ceremony where any of our couples can renew their wedding vows. Each couple will receive a special commemorative certificate proclaiming the renewals, the date and the location at North Pole. And while there we will also have the opportunity to do some shopping.
The Brown family is one of the founding families of North Pole and in addition to their Great Grandfather founding the city, many family members have contributed to Alaska’s growth, as elected state officials. There will also be some additional surprises for everyone visiting North Pole.
The cost per person for the Charter bus trip is $30.00