Sat, July 8: Fly to Anchorage, Alaska and overnight in a downtown hotel.
Sun, July 9: Join fellow travelers for a Welcome Breakfast. Travel the scenic Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm to board Holland America’s ms Noordam. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Mon, July 10: At sea. Relax and enjoy the shipboard activities. (B,L,D)
Tue, July 11: Sail in Glacier Bay National Park. Cruise the waters surrounded by jagged snow-covered mountain peaks. The ship stops in front of the magnificent glaciers, and there is plenty of time to watch and listen to the glaciers calving. (B,L,D)
Wed, July 12: Experience the activities in and around Haines, including rafting, hiking, fishing or sightseeing, or opt to explore the nearby port of Skagway, a picturesque Gold Rush town. A not-to-be-missed highlight in Skagway is the White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway excursion. A water transfer is required in order to get from Haines to Skagway. (B,L,D)
Thu, July 13: Cruise to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, 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, rafting, fishing, dog sledding and hiking. (B,L,D)
Fri, July 14: Arrive in 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, or 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)
Sat, July 15: Enjoy a day at sea, cruising the Inside Passage. (B,L,D)
Sun, July 16: Arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the Vancouver or Seattle airport for return flights to Indianapolis. (B) *Additional costs apply for optional excursions
Option to extend your stay! Vancouver and Victoria Sun, July 16: After disembarking the ship, check into your deluxe downtown hotel and explore beautiful Vancouver on your own.
Mon, Jul 17: Enjoy a full day of included activities, including a ferry ride to lovely Vancouver Island, a visit to Butchart Gardens and time to explore the British charm of Victoria. Return to Vancouver for your second night’s stay.
Tue, Jul 18: Transfer to Vancouver’s airport for your return flight to Indianapolis.
*Call for pricing and availability
Holland America’s five-star ship boasts a collection of artwork and antiques with emphasis on Dutch heritage in the New World; 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: spacious staterooms with plush Euro-top mattresses • 24-hour room service • three restaurants • eight bars/lounges • wireless Internet access (fees apply) • Internet center • Greenhouse Spa and Salon • two outdoor swimming pools (one with retractable roof) • two Jacuzzis • fitness center • basketball court • practice tennis court • more than 50 shipboard activities • casino • live musical entertainment and Broadway-style shows • Culinary Arts Center • library • free sessions of Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows® • Club HAL® kids facility • teen-only Loft • duty-free shops • escorted shore excursions.