An Alaska cruise vacation is an experience you won’t soon forget. Untamed, immense and magnificent, the Great Land is a place of astonishing beauty and no one knows it better than Holland America Line. First in Alaska, we’ve been showing guests this breathtaking region for nearly 70 years—longer than Alaska has been a state! And because we know this region so well, we’ve been able to create a fantastic selection of Land and Sea Journeys, combining an Alaska cruise with a more extensive adventure in the Great Land.

Alaska offers unrivaled scenery and adventure among its narrow fjords, rugged mountains and verdant forests. Glaciers loom over the sea like towers of blue ice while migrating whales can be spotted surfacing to exhale jets of spray. And scattered along the coast, remote outposts tell the hardscrabble history of Alaska: Ketchikan is studded with the totem poles of Alaska’s native nations. In Skagway, you can walk into a swinging-door saloon, or board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to the legendary Yukon Territory where you can spot wildlife on woodland trails.

Package Includes
  • 7 night cruise round trip Vancouver aboard Noordam or Westerdam

 

 

Book by June 24: Exclusive $50 USD per cabin on board credit!
*Sep 15 sailing will include 1 specialty dining at Caneletto Dinner!
(promotion may withdrawn at anytime)

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Oceanview Balcony Taxes & Fees
Sep 15*, 22, 2019
Noordam
$899 $1033 $1262 $1427 $349
Sep 22, 2019
Westerdam
$899 $1033 $1262 $1427 $331

 

New bookings only. This promotion has a non-refundable deposit.
Sep 13, 20, 2020  Noordam & May 10, 2020 Westerdam. Now available to book, call for details

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Noordam September 15, 22, 2019,
Noordam May 3, September 13, 20, 2020
Westerdam May 10, 2020

Map depicting the 7-Day Alaskan Inside Passage itinerary leaving from Vancouver, B.C., CA and arriving in Vancouver, B.C., CA.

Day Ports Arrive Depart
1 Vancouver, B.C., CA 4:30 pm
2 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
3 Juneau, Alaska, US 1:00 pm 10:00 pm
4 Skagway, Alaska, US 7:00 am 9:00 pm
5 Glacier Bay (cruising) 7:00 am 4:00 pm
6 Ketchikan, Alaska, US 10:00 am 6:00 pm
7 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
8 Vancouver, B.C., CA 7:00 am

 

Westerdam September 22, 2019

Map depicting the 7-Day Alaskan Inside Passage itinerary leaving from Vancouver, B.C., CA and arriving in Vancouver, B.C., CA.

Day Ports Arrive Depart
1 Vancouver, B.C., CA 4:30 pm
2 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
3 Juneau, Alaska, US 1:00 pm 10:00 pm
4 Skagway, Alaska, US 7:00 am 9:00 pm
5 Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm 8:00 am 2:00 pm
6 Ketchikan, Alaska, US 8:00 am 6:00 pm
7 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
8 Vancouver, B.C., CA 7:00 am

 

Juneau
Juneau, Alaska may well be the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.
The city itself is pleasant, but the real highlight of a visit to Juneau is tracking down some wildlife. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay—bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve such as Chichagof or Admiralty Island to spy some bears lolling around.
The sleepy, misty city of around 32,000—mostly fishermen and small-business owners—has a frontier town vibe, but welcomes more than a million visitors each summer to its natural attractions, cementing Juneau as Alaska’s number-one tourist destination.

Skagway
At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colorful history, pristine wildlife and unrivaled natural beauty.

At every turn, you’ll find yourself immersed in gold rush lore, from the infamous Red Onion Saloon that still keeps a pistol that Wyatt Earp left behind en route to the Klondike, to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, a classic narrow-gauge railway that traverses rugged mountains and passes cascading waterfalls and towering glaciers as it connects Skagway to Whitehorse deep in the Yukon. Much of the town has been preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, where rangers offer free walking tours around the historic district. Here you’ll also find a vibrant local community, home to a rich collection of local galleries, curio shops and restaurants serving seafood plucked fresh from nearby waters.

Glacier Bay
Frosted crags descend into mossy forests and a 457-meter-deep (1,500-foot-deep) fjord at this World Heritage Site, which is also one of the planet’s largest biosphere reserves. Stone, ice and water continue to collide, sculpting a dramatic landscape that is the crown jewel of southeastern Alaska’s natural wonders.

The area’s first European explorer missed it all—but with good reason. When Captain George Vancouver sailed here in 1794, a vast shield of ice, more than 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) thick, dominated the area. In one of the fastest retreats on record, the glaciers shrank back 105 kilometers (65 miles) by 1916. The formerly glacier-squashed land is rebounding now, rising 30 millimeters (1.18 inches) each year. Visitors can observe this rebirth: A spruce-hemlock rain forest has sprouted near the mouth of Glacier Bay. Farther north, the more recently exposed land shows sharper edges and thinner vegetation. Still, it’s enough to encourage the return of wildlife, from bald eagles to bears, moose and humpback whales.

While the national park is open year round, most travelers prefer the warmth of late May to early September. Even in summer, be prepared for any weather—especially rain! Pack a hat, gloves, wool or fleece layers, a warm coat and waterproof gear if you want to admire the landscape from the open deck of your ship.

Ketchikan
Alaska’s “First City” of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain.

Ketchikan has long been an important hub of the salmon-fishing and -packing industries—visitors can try their luck on a sportfishing excursion or simply savor the fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. It is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. You can see intricately carved totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Park, while the attractions of Saxman Village just outside of Ketchikan offers the chance to see Tlingit culture in action, with working carvers and a dance show in the clan house. And leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art, while exploring gold rush­–era tourist attractions like Dolly’s House Museum.

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Experience VANCOUVER Pre/Post Cruise. With just a couple of days in Vancouver before an Alaska sailing, cruisers can still enjoy an authentic taste of the city. This itinerary takes you from exploring historic neighbourhoods and meeting the locals over a cocktail, to venturing high into the mountains.

To book the activities, please see the contact information below.

Rockwood Adventures
6342 Bruce Street West Vancouver, BC V7W 2G4
Phone: 604.913.1621
Website: http://www.rockwoodadventures.com
Description: This original boutique tour company provides day excursions emphasizing eco-tourism, gourmet picnics, rainforest walks/hikes and kayaking. The Vancouver Coastal Rainforest Adventure takes visitors through Stanley Park and over to the Capilano Canyon in the North Shore mountains to learn about Vancouver’s Rainforest and temperate eco-system.

FlyOver Canada
201 – 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
Phone: 1.855.463.4822
Website: http://www.flyovercanada.com/
Description: See Canada like never before at Vancouver’s new must-see attraction! At its core, FlyOver Canada is a breathtaking, all-ages, flight simulation ride like no other! In just over two years, Vancouver’s newest must-see attraction has welcomed over 1 million guests from around the world and received rave reviews from travellers and locals alike. The team here at FlyOver Canada is ready to assist you with story ideas, photos, b-roll and more in order to help you with your story development. FlyOver Canada is part of Pursuit, a collection of inspiring, unforgettable adventure travel experiences in Alaska, Montana, the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver, B.C. and in 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Vancouver Lookout
3300-555 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6
Phone: 604.689.0421
Website: http://www.vancouverlookout.com
Description: Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre is the BEST FIRST STOP featuring a spectacular 360° view of Metro Vancouver, the majestic North Shore Mountains and perhaps even Vancouver Island just off the Pacific Coast. Your experience starts as you climb the outside of the building in an exterior glass elevator where in 40 seconds you are whisked from street level to the Lookout observation deck. Upon arrival, 167 m above sea level, looking down on one of the most beautiful cities in the world you can SEE IT ALL FROM HERE.

Vancouver Foodie Tours
1592 Johnston St Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2
Phone: 604.295.8844
Website: https://foodietours.ca
Description: Rated TripAdvisor’s #1 tour in Vancouver and one of Forbes’ Top 9 Food Tours in the world – Vancouver Foodie Tours offers food tasting and educational walking tours, introducing your clients to one-of-a-kind dishes that define Vancouver’s culinary scene. Guests indulge in a feast for their eyes, belly and mind, tasting signature dishes at award-winning Vancouver institutions whilst being led by a local, knowledgeable guide. There are three delicious Foodie Tours to choose from: the Gastronomic Gastown Tour, the Best of Downtown Tour and the Granville Island Market Tour.

Landsea Tours & Adventures
14291 Burrows Road Richmond, BC V6V 1K9
Phone: 604.255.7272
Website: http://www.vancouvertours.com
Description: Landsea Tours & Adventures, a Canadian family owned and operated company, offers a variety of half-day and full-day sightseeing excursions around Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Victoria, Whistler and Vancouver’s North Shore. Your clients can select from a variety of optional add-on adventure activities to customize their mini-coach tour experience. Landsea’s two pre-cruise tours have complimentary luggage pick-up and drop off.


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