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Rocky Mountaineer Launches Coastal Passage Route, Connecting Canada To The U.S. In Luxury Style

February 26, 2014 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

The award-winning Rocky Mountaineer is pleased to announce the official launch of its new Coastal Passage route, connecting Seattle and Vancouver, BC en route to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

The season’s first departure May 10, 2014 marks the company’s fifth rail route and the first time the internationally acclaimed rail service will depart from, and arrive to the United States.

Coastal Passage is available in the award winning GoldLeaf Service as well as SilverLeaf Service. In GoldLeaf, travelers 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 unnamedAmerica 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 twenty four 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 in 2014 offering 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.

For more information, please contact your local travel professional or Rocky Mountaineer directly at 1.800.665.7245 or visit To get a glimpse of the new Coastal Passage route, visit our YouTube channel.  For the latest news and offers follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on Facebook.

Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 vacation packages and five unique rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through the Pacific Northwest and Alberta. This world-renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is considered by many as the only way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies. Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and has welcomed more than one and a half million guests from around the world. Rocky Mountaineer has received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. Most recently, the company received its seventh World Travel Award as, “World’s Leading Travel Experience By Train” and has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the “World’s Greatest Trips.”

* Photos of the new Coastal Passage route are available upon request. Media trip opportunities to experience the new route are also available based on story assignment.

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