Rocky Mountaineer's New Seattle Route Officially Launches

seattleRocky Mountaineer has officially launched its new Coastal Passage route, which connects Seattle and Vancouver, BC to the Canadian Rockies

The route, which had a soft launch in 2013, has its first official departure May 10, 2014. The Coastal Passage route is Rocky Mountaineer's first to depart from and arrive in the United States. 

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The new route will offer both GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Service. GoldLeaf offers 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.”

The Coastal Passage route departs from and arrives into Seattle's historic King Street Station. It 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