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Rocky Mountaineer to Launch US/Canada Coastal Passage Route

Monday Dec 24, 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - The internationally-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer announced the launch of its new Coastal Passage route, connecting Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC to the Canadian Rockies. Coastal Passage marks the company’s fifth rail route and the first time the award-winning rail service will depart from, and arrive to, the United States.

"We are very excited to introduce an iconic new journey that will give travelers even more options and convenience to see and experience Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies by rail," said Hubert Wat, Vice President, Global Marketing of Rocky Mountaineer. "A picturesque journey, Coastal Passage will be a unique opportunity to experience two amazing countries, and will be a great addition to the exclusive routes we currently offer."

Guests on the Coastal Passage route will traverse the coastal shorelines of the Pacific Northwest and the mountains of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of Rocky Mountaineer’s award-winning GoldLeaf Service.

Onboard, guests will enjoy luxurious surroundings in a bi-level custom-designed dome coach with panoramic views, gourmet cuisine in a private dining room along with personalized service by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts.

Coastal Passage will be available August 24 and 25, 2013, both northbound and southbound, with packages allowing for stays in Seattle, Vancouver, and the resort towns of Banff or Jasper, AB.

Coastal Passage will be available August 24 and 25, 2013, both northbound and southbound, with packages allowing for stays in Seattle, Vancouver, and the resort towns of Banff or Jasper, AB.

Rocky Mountaineer offers 45 unique Canadian vacation packages and four distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through British Columbia and Alberta. This world renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Over the past 22 years, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and has welcomed more than one million guests onboard from around the world.

In 2011, Rocky Mountaineer received more industry awards for service excellence than any other year in its history. Winning its sixth World Travel Award in 2011 as "World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train," Rocky Mountaineer has also been recognized by National Geographic as one of the "World’s Greatest Trips."

For more information, please contact your local travel professional or Rocky Mountaineer directly at 1.800.665.7245 or visit www.rockymountaineer.com.

To get a glimpse of the new Coastal Passage route, visit the YouTube channel. For the latest news and offers follow on Twitter, and connect on Facebook.

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