Rocky Mountaineer has launched its new Coastal Passage route, connecting Seattle and Vancouver, en route to the Canadian Rockies.
The season’s first departure, May 10, marks the company’s fifth rail route and the first time the rail service will depart from, and arrive to the United States.
Coastal Passage is available in GoldLeaf Service, as well as SilverLeaf Service. In GoldLeaf, travellers enjoy luxurious surroundings in a bi-level custom-designed glass-domed coach with panoramic views, gourmet cuisine in a private dining room along with personalized service by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts.
Alaskan Cruise sailings departing from Seattle with Holland America Line or Norwegian Cruise Line are available in conjunction with Coastal Passage and can be added to any 2014 Rocky Mountaineer package. The new Coastal Passage route can also be added to any Rocky Mountaineer two-day or more rail tour into the Canadian Rockies.
“Guests gave us rave reviews on our inaugural Coastal Passage departures last August and experienced a journey they will never forget,” said Hubert Wat, vice-president, Global Marketing, Rocky Mountaineer. “We are excited to officially launch the first full season in May with 24 departure dates. Coastal Passage connects two amazing countries both famous for breathtaking landscapes, rich history and natural beauty.”
Departing from and arriving to Seattle’s historic King Street Station, guests experience stunning vistas of monumental mountains, such as Mount Baker, the Cascade Mountains and the pristine shoreline of the Pacific Northwest. Through BC and the Canadian Rockies, the train travels past an endless list of extraordinary landscapes, such as raging rivers, semi-arid deserts and towering mountain peaks.
The Coastal Passage route officially launches with 24 departures on 12 Saturdays between May and October. Offered packages allow for stays in Seattle, Vancouver and Kamloops, as well as the resort towns of Lake Louise, Banff or Jasper, Alberta.