Rocky Mountaineer to Add Several Travel Options in 2013
By James Ruggia
June 07, 2012 11:43 PM
Rocky Mountaineer is offering new travel options to its 2013 line-up. In the upcoming season, Rocky Mountaineer will introduce a new stop in Lake Louise that will enhance its First Passage to the West journey from Vancouver to Banff and Calgary; debut a new route departing Seattle for the Rockies, called Coastal Passage; and offer its business class SilverLeaf Service on its Journey Through the Clouds route from Vancouver to Jasper.
The introduction of Lake Louise, AB, as a destination on the First Passage to the West route marks the return of passenger rail service to Lake Louise for the first time in over two decades and a first for Rocky Mountaineer. Guests staying at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will enjoy the luxury of a quick and direct transfer to their hotel. Motorcoach transfers will be available to and from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and are included on all packages except two-day, rail-only itineraries.
The Coastal Passage route marks Rocky Mountaineer’s fifth rail journey and its first from the United States. The new route will connect the major cities of Seattle, Wash., and Vancouver, BC, en route to the Canadian Rockies. Guests on Coastal Passage will traverse the Pacific Northwest through British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf Service. GoldLeaf features a bi-level custom-designed dome coach with panoramic views, gourmet cuisine in a private dining room and personalized service by Rocky Mountaineer hosts.
In 2013, SilverLeaf Service will be available on Rocky Mountaineer’s Journey through the Clouds route between Vancouver and Jasper. The single-level glass domed coach offers a 167 percent larger viewing area than RedLeaf Service. Combined with entertaining onboard commentary and hot meal service at guests’ seats, SilverLeaf offers affordable luxury.