Hugh McLennan - Voice of the Spirit of the West

Join Hugh and Billie McLennan on the annual Spirit of the West Cruise!

2021 Spirit of the West Cruise!

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The 2021 Spirit of the West Cruise
Please note: new information on the 19th Annual Cruise
for details please call: Call Toll Free 1-800-530-0131

Here's the latest on the next SPIRIT OF THE WEST Cruise, We will not be able to do the 2020 cruise but will be postponing what Billie and I are calling our Farewell SPIRIT OF THE WEST CRUISE until 2021. We still expect to have just about everything we had planned for this year in place for next year and Jim and Karen have said if you'd like to come then, your deposits will be held until then.

We were already making plans and preparations for having the whole group start things off with a visit to our place...and a concert with Western Spirit Band and special guest Louis the Big Rig McIvor, my kidney donor.

We want to thank all of you who were planning on joining us in 2020 and hope that you'll be able to adjust the dates and join us in 2021.

We'll be keeping you informed with details as they are worked out and as always Meagan, Jim and Karen can give you lots of information at 1-800 530 0131.

The 2021 cruise destination ...

Alaska Cruise and pre-cruise McLennan Ranch & Sun Peaks Resorts visit. Although definitely not the last Spirti of the West Cruise, we call this the Spirit of the West and Friends bring it home cruise. "Billie and I will be stepping back from hosting cruises after 19 years of doing it and we want this one to really be special for everyone!"

A 7 day return cruise leaving Vancouver with a pre-cruise stay in Sun Peaks Resort and a visit with Billie and Hugh at the McLennan Ranch. Although they will continue to promote future cruises, which help support the Spirit of the West radio show, Billie and Hugh have announced that this will be their last cruise.

This 11 day package, with a 7 day cruise, includes:

    subject to change...
  • Return airfare from Calgary and Edmonton
  • overnight in a Deluxe Kelowna Hotel
  • McLennan Ranch visit
  • Sun Peaks visit and overnight
  • Deluxe Pre Cruise Hotel in Vancouver
  • All ground transfers Kelowna & Vancouver
  • Private group gatherings
  • White Pass Rail Shore Excursion in Skagway
  • All port and government taxes
  • All onboard meals, entertainment, and room service
  • Special group receptions & networking opportunities
  • An annual Spirit of the West Cruise tee-shirt
  • Entry to a draw with some great prizes
  • Special Spirit of the West private group tours

    See the Cruise Flyer here!

This will be the 19th Annual SPIRIT OF THE WEST CRUISE!

    Here's the places you'll see:

  • Kelowna
  • McLennan Ranch
  • Sun Peaks Resort
  • the Fraser Canyon
  • Vancouver
  • The Inside Passage
  • Tracy Arm Inlet/Juneau
  • Skagway, Alaska, US
  • Glacier Bay
  • Ketchikan, Alaska, US

7 day Alaska Cruise plus McLennan Ranch visit and Sun Peaks Resort stay

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The 2021 Spirit of the West Cruise.

Day

Date

Port

Itinerary

Day 1

June 16th

Fly to Kelowna

Transfer to hotel

Day 2

June 17th

McLennan Ranch and Sun Peaks

Coach to McLennan Ranch / Pinantan for the day then Sun Peaks

Day 3

June 18th

a bus tour from Sun Peaks to Vancouver via Fraser Canyon

Hotel in Vancouver

Day 4

June 19th

Vancouver

Board the Koningsdam set sail 4:30 pm

Day 5

June 20th

At Sea

Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage

Day 6

June 21st

At sea and Juneau

Tracy Arm Inlet / Juneau Alaska

Day 7

June 22nd

Skagway, Alaska

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Day 8

June 23rd

at sea & Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Day 9

June 24th

Ketchikan, Alaska

11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Day 10

June 25th

At Sea

Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage

Day 11

June 26th

Vancouver

everyone heads home

See the Cruise Flyer here!

Sing alongs, Western Music and Cowboy Poetry under the stars,
valuable networking, and private group excursions.

For more information including prices and booking info:

Call Toll Free 1-800-530-0131.


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Here's what some folks on past cruises had to say!

The 2009 Spirit of the West was our second, and probably, hopefully anyway, not our last. (they have now done 10) Both crusies were what we considered trips of a lifetime. We had a super time! It's hard to put such an enjoyable experience into words. The fact that there were so many like-minded people in our group made the Spirit of the West cruise very special, something that no other cruise could offer.

Thank you for another Spirit of the West Cruise (this is their sixth cruise) - what a great group! It was nice to catch up on everyone's news and meet still more industry related folks. Coming home with a bit of tan is not bad either.

Thank you both so much for giving us yet another (once in a lifetime) experience. A holiday that we could not even have dreamed of. Thanks so much!

We basicaly came on the trip because Dad wanted to see the Panama Canal - he heard it on the radio show. He said "we should go" ... Well I wasn't about to argue with that so I grabbed the phone. It was a wonderful time. Andrew and Kathy were great.

I found the presenters to be informative and well presented.

Enjoyed the cruise and enjoyed the people. Appreciated all the events set up to enjoy - appreciate Jim & Karen and their time to set everything up, thank you! Enjoyed the sing-a-longs and Hugh's poems. Enjoyed Anrew's harmonica, lyrics, and humour! Thank you both.

Great tour in Costa Rica thanks!

Speakers topics were good - very informative.

Conference speakers informative - topics OK. I am personally interested in the cattle and ranching tours.

We thought about booking on our own but didn't, and we're glad we didn't as it was like we thought ... we would never have had such a good time. We would have missed the network of fellow ranchers and Spirit of the West listeners. We would have missed the presentations that were not only educational but were a lot of fun. No one could have ever had a coffee tour like we got in Costa Rica. It was super as was the trip to get there - what a great way to see the country! The cattle ranch tour was good too, very interesting. Wish we'd had more time there but guess we can't win 'em all. For our next cruise we'll definitely be with the Spirit of the West and will definitely book with Jim and Karen again! Thanks for making this cruise an annual event.

Presenters very good.

Conference was very much appreciated and interesting.

Speakers were good.

We tried to book on our own thinking that we would save some money. It didn't work - it was so involved and complicated we gave up and booked through Jim and Karen ... and sooo glad we did. What a super time!

The Panama cruise was excellent. What an incredible place! The Caribbean, too, - we've never been there before and the sun shone every day! Sure beats January at home all to heck! Thanks for making this cruise possible to your radio show listeners! Oh ya - we love the show, too!

Enjoy warm days with the company of friends, ranchers, and Spirit of the West listeners.

To see photos of the 2008 Cruise have a look at the: 2008 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2009 Cruise have a look at the: 2009 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2010 Cruise have a look at the: 2010 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2011 Cruise have a look at the: 2011 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2012 Cruise have a look at the: 2012 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2013 Cruise have a look at the: 2013 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2014 Cruise have a look at the: 2014 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2015 Cruise have a look at the: 2015 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2016 Cruise have a look at the: 2016 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2017 Cruise have a look at the: 2017 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2018 Cruise have a look at the: 2018 Diary Page!

To see photos of the 2019 Cruise have a look at the: 2019 Diary Page!




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