Alaska Explorer Cruise

Holland America Line

June 16-24, 2017

Fri / Sat - 9 Days

The ideal trip for family fun in Alaska … begins in Seattle! Spend a night in downtown Seattle, close to many of the city’s popular attractions. Pike Place Market, the oldest continually operating farmers market in the country, features fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, gorgeous flowers and arts and crafts as far as the eye can see. In summer it is always bustling with activities that young and old will all enjoy.

While in the hometown of Boeing, visit The Museum of Flight, one of the largest air and space museums in the world. Whether you are three or 83, you’ll be fascinated by this memorable tour before sailing out of lovely Puget Sound on your way to the icy-blue glaciers and charming frontier ports of our northern-most state. Cruise through Glacier Bay National Park, where a unique ecosystem of plants and animals live in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape and tidewater glaciers calve more actively than anyplace else in the world. Listen closely. It’s not really thunder you’re hearing. It’s actually the sound ice makes when it breaks away from a glacier and falls into the sea. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air.

In Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, numerous adventures await. You can take a tram ride to the top of Mount Roberts for stunning views of the city and mountains; take a helicopter flight or motorcoach ride to nearby Mendenhall Glacier; or enjoy a whale-watching cruise. Cruise to Sitka, considered the most beautiful of Southeast Alaska’s towns and cities, and stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867. Opt for a floatplane flight-seeing trip in Ketchikan, where you’ll witness breathtaking views of Misty Fjords National Monument. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, explore the Totem Poles in the lush Tongass National Forest or visit the rustic shops in town.

Itinerary Ship

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.

ms Eurodam
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.



Alaska Explorer Cruise Pricing

Complete Package

Category L Inside

Category F Outside

Category VD Verandah

Category SY Superior Verandah Suite

Double P/P

$2,659

$3,019

$3,489

$3,989

Single

$3,939

$4,619

$5,559

$6,559


Ambassadair Trip #6905

Glacier Bay National Park

Highlights Include


  • Pre-cruise overnight stay in Seattle
  • Private Seattle sightseeing tour, including a visit to Pike Place Market
  • Visit The Museum of Flight Travel with Ambassadair’s group and an Ambassadair Travel Director on both land and ship
  • Airport transfers
  • Pre-departure meeting

Package Includes


  • R/T commercial air from Indianapolis to Seattle, Washington
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Seattle
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam
  • Visit to Museum of Flight
  • 22 meals as listed
  • Transfers
  • Taxes and port charges

    Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands

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