Glacier Discovery Cruise

Holland America Line

July 8-16, 2017


Sat / Sun - 9 Days

Discover the beauty and power of Alaska’s pristine waters on this majestic Holland America Line cruise! Experience the ever-changing glacial landscape in Glacier Bay National Park, which has more active tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world. Watch as pods of humpback whale swim by, sea lions rest on nearby islands and harbor seals nurture their pups. Explore the picturesque towns of Ketchikan, where salmon runs upstream in abundance, and Skagway, where Gold Rush history comes to life. Alaska’s Inside Passage sings the song of summer, through its wildlife, history, culture and adventure.

This memorable cruise departs from Seward (approximately three hours south of Anchorage) and highlights the glacial beauty and national parks of southeastern Alaska. After seven days along Alaska’s coastlines arrive in Vancouver for your flight home or add a couple of days to enjoy British Columbia or combine your cruise with an inland exploration to Denali National Park.

Itinerary Ship

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

ms Noordam
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.

Glacier Discovery Cruise Pricing

Complete Package

Category L Inside

Category F Outside

Category VD Verandah

Category SY Signature Suite

Double P/P










Ambassadair Trip #6921

Glacier Bay National Park

Highlights Include

  • Discover Anchorage with pre-cruise overnight
  • Welcome breakfast
  • Cocktail party onboard ship
  • Ambassadair Travel Director on land and ship (meet in Anchorage)
  • Pre-departure meeting

Package Includes

  • R/T commercial air from Indianapolis to Anchorage and from Vancouver or Seattle
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Anchorage
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on the ms Noordam
  • 22 meals as listed
  • Transfers
  • Taxes and port charges

    Ship’s Registry: the Netherlands


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Other Dates:

June 30-July 8, 2018

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