Fri, June 16: Fly to Seattle, Washington. Enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour of Seattle en route to your downtown hotel. The rest of the afternoon and evening are free.
Sat, June 17: After breakfast, tour The Museum of Flight. The museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn® — the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Company. Later, board the ms Eurodam for scenic cruising in Puget Sound. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sun, June 18: Enjoy a day at sea as you enjoy amenities onboard. (B,L,D)
Mon, June 19: Cruise to Juneau, the state capital of Alaska, which is accessible by air or water only. With its bounty of water, forests, mountains and glaciers, Juneau offers a variety of optional activities. Highlights include the Taku Glacier Lodge, Feast & Five Glacier Seaplane excursion, a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, whale watching, flightseeing, rafting, fishing, dog sledding and hiking. (B,L,D)
Tue, June 20: Scenic cruising through Glacier Bay National Park. Spend the day enjoying the gorgeous scenery while watching and listening for calving glaciers. National Park Rangers will be onboard to educate you on the importance of this area and to help you spot seals, sea lions, sea otters and whales as you navigate through this spectacular waterway. (B,L,D)
Wed, June 21: Visit the historic and scenic community of Sitka, located on Baranof Island between forested mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Sitka offers a combination of native Tlingit culture, Russian history and Alaskan wilderness. Optional tours include exploring St. Michael’s Cathedral (an onion-domed Russian Orthodox church), the Alaska Raptor Center and the numerous cultural sights around Sitka. The dramatic setting in the shadow of Mount Edgecumbe is one of the loveliest you will experience. Enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing or taking a sightseeing tour in order to experience the history and beauty of this quaint community. (B,L,D)
Thu, June 22: Discover Ketchikan, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Optional activities include a flightseeing trip to the Misty Fjords National Monument, an excursion on the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s adventure, a sightseeing trip to explore Totem Bight State Park or Saxman Village to see the world’s largest collection of totem poles. (B,L,D)
Fri, June 23: Scenic cruising around Vancouver Island with an evening visit to Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria optional excursions include a visit to Butchart Gardens or the Empress Hotel. Butchart Gardens, a national historic site encompassing 55 acres, opened in 1904 and is still privately owned by family descendants. Experience high tea at the Empress Hotel, a national icon completed in 1908. (B,L,D)
Sat, June 24: Disembark in Seattle and fly home. (B)
*Additional costs apply for optional excursions.
Holland America’s five-star ship boasts a collection of artwork and antiques; a culinary arts center presented by Food & Wine magazine with demonstrations and interactive gourmet cooking lessons; Explorations Café, a coffeehouse with Internet access, sponsored by The New York Times; and port lectures and explorations speaker series. Highlights: elegant, spacious staterooms with plush Euro-top mattresses • 24-hour room service • 4 restaurants • 3 bars • wireless Internet access (fees apply) • Internet center • Greenhouse Spa and Salon • two outdoor swimming pools (one with retractable roof) • fitness center • basketball court • practice tennis court • more than 50 shipboard activities • casino • movie theatre • live musical entertainment and Broadway-style shows • library • free sessions of Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows® • Club HAL® kids facility • teen-only Loft and Oasis area • duty-free shops • escorted shore excursions.