HOLLAND AMERICA ALASKA CRUISES Round trip Vancouver!
Experience the most dramatic assemblage of actively calving glaciers in North America with this 7 day Alaska cruise, featuring the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park. You'll depart from beautiful Vancouver, BC and journey through the forested islands and majestic mountain ranges of the Inside Passage. On this classic Alaska cruise vacation you'll have the opportunity to dine on fresh salmon and Alaska King Crab legs. Treasure the experience of cruising glaciers; Tracy Arm Fjord and Glacier Bay National Park! Step back in time to the Klondike gold rush on the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway in Skagway. Explore native culture and Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan. Search for bears and whales or go glacier hiking on an adventure tour in Juneau. There is so much to see and do on this 7 day Alaska cruise; the perfect holiday to relax and enjoy the scenery, or be adventurous onshore kayaking, hiking, biking or zip-lining.
Imagine thundering glaciers, scenic fjords and towering mountains - all unfolding before your eyes on an Inside Passage cruise. Sail the icy blue waters of Alaska aboard your elegant, mid-sized ship, savoring fresh local fare and fine wines. Enjoy activities and amenities on board that enhance each foray into towns and landscapes that you won't see anywhere else on earth. From salmon runs to Gold Rush history, sled dogs to soaring eagles - plus beautiful Vancouver, B.C. - enjoy the cruise vacation of a lifetime.
7 Day Inside Passage Cruises
onboard Volendam or Nieuw Amsterdam
Alaska Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1 - Vancouver, BC
Day 2 - Inside Passage Cruising
Day 3 - Juneau
Day 4 - Skagway
Day 5 - Glacier Bay National Park Cruising
Day 6 - Ketchikan
Day 7 - Inside Passage Cruising
Day 8 - Vancouver, BC
July 18, 21, 25, 28
August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29
September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23
From $739 US
7 Day Alaska Cruise Highlights:
Juneau - No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flight-see or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.
Skagway - Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Ketchikan - Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions - Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village - try a flight-seeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deep-water fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters.
Glacier Bay National Park - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. The glaciers practically terminate in your lap. A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.
Five-Star Fleet of Cruise Ships Offered by Holland America Line
From the moment you step aboard one of our mid-sized cruise ships you will recognize the Holland America Line difference. Our cruises sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the gracious, award-winning service that defines classic cruising. Our cruise ships feature spacious wraparound teak decks, panoramic views, abundant spacious private verandah's and large staterooms. All our cruise ships have recently completed extensive Signature of Excellence enhancements to staterooms and public rooms. With elegant fine dining and enriching activities, welcome aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship and discover timeless cruising, refined for a new generation.
Dining - Holland America invites you to dine As You Wish. To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer. The Main Dining Room for elegant breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Pinnacle Grill for refined and luxurious romantic ocassions for lunch or dinner. Canaletto Restaurant for a family-style Italian dinner. The Terrace Grill for a perfectly grilled hamburger or gourmet hot dog. Enjoy Slice Pizza for a casual snack or light lunch. The Lido Restaurant, available for casual dining 24-hours a day for all meals and snacks. Or just a phone call away is room service, available 24-hours.
Entertainment - Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night. Enjoy spectacular shows, live music, diverse lounges, movies, casino gaming, and even Dancing With The Stars!
Activities - Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all. Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect on board activity for everyone. In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.
Greenhouse Spa - Of all the fascinating places you can visit on a Holland America cruise ship, none rejuvenates and relaxes like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, featuring heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Choose the blissful pampering of a facial therapy or let the trained fingers of a massage therapist soothe your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in herbs, all the while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying the indulgences that are a signature feature of luxurious Holland America Line cruises. Relaxing treatment rooms also offer breathtaking views where guests can enjoy exotic skin, body and hair treatments ranging from hot stone massages and pedicures to hair styling and facials. Facilities include: A hydrotherapy pool bubbling with warm, therapeutic sea water. Heated ceramic lounge reminiscent of an opulent Turkish bath. Private treatment rooms, including couple's massage rooms. Massage therapy inspired by an exotic blend of cultures - from Hawaiian Lomi Lomi to the Thai Herbal Poultice Massage. The latest exotic skin, body, hair and nail treatments. Knowledgeable, professional therapists trained to guide you through your spa experience.
All pricing above is in US Dollars, per person. Port charges & taxes are additional. Pricing is based on two people sharing and subject to availability. The "From" price listed on our website is for the September 23rd departure date; other dates may have different pricing, please inquire. All pricing is based on availability and subject to change by the cruise line at any time. For more information please contact one of our Alaska Specialists!