World Wings Alaska Cruise Convention Schedule
DAY 1: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
CRUISE CHECK-IN, BOARDING
DEPARTURE FROM SEATTLE 4:00 PM
SHIP STATUS: SHIP CHECK-IN
LOCATION: Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91, Port of Seattle
TIME: 11:00 am
Plan to arrive at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91 beginning about 11:00 for Celebrity check-in and embarkation. Embarkation will conclude about 14:30. DON’T BE LATE!

SHIP STATUS: SHIP DEPARTURE
TIME: 4:00 Pm

WWI EVENT: Registration
LOCATION: Sky A, Deck 14
TIME: 12 noon to 6:00 pm
The registration tables will provide your Welcome Bag, Name Badge, Event Credentials, WWI Schedule, etc.

WWI EVENT: World Wings Welcome Cocktail Party
LOCATION: Sky Observation Lounge, Deck 14
TIME: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Watch the sun set as we sail away from Seattle. Meet your friends, make new ones, and celebrate being together!
Enjoy the open bar, live music, and hors d’oeuvres

DAY 2: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
SHIP STATUS: Cruising the Salish Sea to the Pacific
TIME: All day

WWI EVENT: Annual meeting
LOCATION: Celebrity Central, Deck 4
TIME: 8:30 AM – Noon

DAY 3: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
SHIP STATUS: Docked in Ketchikan
TIME: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, Ketchikan’s salmon is the freshest you will ever taste. It is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles. Book an excursion to tour the town or environs or, if feeling adventurous, there are canoeing and nature excursions available.

EVENT: President’s Forum
LOCATION: Sky A & B, Deck 14
TIME: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Delegates, Alternates with International Board of Directors

DAY 4: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
SHIP STATUS: Cruising Endicott Arm Fjord
TIME: 05:30 – 10:00
Alaska’s Endicott Arm Fjord offers the beauty of the untamed wilderness, with natural granite mountains, verdant valleys, and sparkling waterfalls. Take in the floating icebergs, deep blue waters, and the creatures who occupy its waters and shores. The grand finale is the spectacular Dawes Glacier, over 600 feet tall and a half-mile wide.

WWI EVENT: Guest Speaker
LOCATION: Solstice Theater, Deck 3
TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
See sidebar for details

SHIP STATUS: Docked in Juneau
TIME: 1:30 PM – 10:00 PM
In the capital city of Juneau, there are excursions to delight everyone, including tram rides, fishing, biking, kayaking, rafting, dog sledding, aerial tours by seaplane or helicopter, or a visit to Mendenhall glacier.

DAY 5: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
SHIP STATUS: Docked in Skagway
TIME: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Take advantage of excursions offering street car tours, car rides into the mountains, horseback riding, jet boats, canoeing, railway tours, kayaking, dog sledding, canoeing, nature hikes, and panning for gold.

SHIP STATUS: Crusing Alaska’s Inside Passage
TIME: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The ship sails into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

DAY 6: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
SHIP STATUS: Cruising at Sea
TIME: All Day

WWI EVENT: Farewell Cocktail Party
LOCATION: Sky Observation Lounge, Deck 14
TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Bar, Live Music, Hors d’oeuvres

DAY 7: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
SHIP STATUS: Docked in Victoria, British Columbia
TIME: 5:50 pm – 11:59 pm
Delight in this lovely city, the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy excursions such as walking tours, biking tours, wine and distillery tours, whale watching, and driving tours, and stroll through the iconic Empress Hotel—one of Canada’s grand Canadian-Pacific hotels.
DAY 8: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER 6:00 AM
CONVENTION SCHEDULE
 
Friday, September 11
11:00 am Ship Check-In
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal,
Pier 91, Port of Seattle
4:00 pm Ship Departure
12 noon – 6:00 pm WWI Registration
Sky A, Deck 14
7:00 pm WWI Cocktail Party
Sky Observation Lounge, Deck 14
 
Saturday, September 12
All Day Ship Cruising the Salish Sea to
the Pacific
8:30 am WWI Annual Meeting
Celebrity Central, Deck 4
 
Sunday, September 13
7:00 am – 4 pm Ship Docked in Ketchikan
4:00 pm – 6 pm WWI President’s Forum
Sky A & B, Deck 14
 
Monday, September 14
5:30 am – 10 am Ship Cruising Endicott Arms Fjord
10:00 am – 11 am WWI Guest Speaker
Solstice Theater, Deck 3
1:30 pm – 10 pm Ship Docked in Juneau
 
Tuesday, September 15
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Ship Docked in Skagway
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Ship Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage
Wednesday, September 16
All Day Cruising At Sea
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm WWI Farewell Cocktail Party
Thursday, September 17
5:50 pm – 11:59 pm Ship Docked at Victoria
Friday, September 18
6:00 am Ship Docked in Vancouver
Departure from Ship

OUR GUEST SPEAKER: JOHN REINA
DATE: Day 4, September 14
TIME: 10:00 – 11:00 am
LOCATION: Solstice Theater

John Reina, the brother of Pan Am Flight Attendant Jocelyn (Kim) Reina, will be our captivating guest speaker. LON-based Jocelyn had hopes and dreams of flying for Pan Am since she was a little girl. On 21 December 1988, she stepped aboard PAA 103 on Pan Am’s Clipper, “Maid of the Seas”, which was to be her final flight. John and his family worked tirelessly with the FBI, Scotland Yard, and the families of crew members and passengers alike. Speaking from his heart, John will relate gripping behind-the-scenes happenings, what it was like in the aftermath, at the trials, and how the families have moved forward, all the while sharing details you may never have heard before.

The Reina Family is particularly grateful to the London Chapter of World Wings for their caring and supportive hospitality in the wake of the tragedy. We look forward to hearing John’s heartfelt and poignant presentation.

Photograph Courtesy of US Bureau of Land Management [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons