Wed, June 27: Fly to Fairbanks and overnight downtown.
Thu, June 28: Fairbanks & Denali National Park. Today’s full day of sightseeing includes a cruise aboard the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III. Visit a recreated Athabascan Indian village, pet a sled dog (or two) and observe a bush pilot demonstration. Depart by motorcoach for Denali National Park and overnight at McKinley Chalets on the Nenana River for two nights. Use your Ambassadair “Your Choice” excursion or enjoy an evening on your own. (Meals: Lunch)
Fri, June 29: Denali National Park. Embark on the Tundra Wilderness Tour. Travel 53 miles deep into Denali National Park, home to North America’s highest peak, Denali (formerly Mount McKinley). The park is home to wildlife such as grizzlies, Dall sheep, moose and caribou. Remainder of the day you are free to enjoy optional activities such as flightseeing, river rafting or horseback riding.* (L)
Sat, June 30: Denali National Park to Anchorage. All aboard Holland America’s award-winning McKinley Explorer train as you traverse the Great Land. Enjoy an included lunch on the train. Check into a downtown Anchorage hotel. (L)
Sun, July 1: Anchorage to Seward. Board the ms Westerdam. Join fellow travelers at a private Welcome Breakfast. Travel the scenic Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm to board Holland America’s ms Westerdam. (B, D)
Mon, July 2: At sea. Relax and enjoy the shipboard activities. (B,L,D)
Tue, July 3: Glacier National Park. 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 4: Haines & Skagway. 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.* A water transfer is required in order to travel from Haines to Skagway for a fee.* (B,L,D)
Thu, July 5: Juneau. Cruise to Juneau, the state 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 6: Ketchikan. 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, 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 7: At sea. Enjoy a day at sea, cruising the Inside Passage. (B,L,D)
Sun, July 8: Vancouver. Arrive in Vancouver, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the Vancouver or Seattle airport for return flights to Indianapolis. (B)
*Additional costs apply for optional excursions and for water transfer from Haines to Skagway.
Choose to extend your stay! Vancouver and Victoria
Sun, July 8: After disembarking the ship, check into your deluxe downtown hotel and explore beautiful Vancouver on your own.
Mon, July 9: 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, July 10: Transfer to Vancouver’s airport for your return flight to Indianapolis.
Call for pricing. Subject to availability.
Holland America’s Vista Class ship continues to shine with over a decade at sea. As a result of adequate refurbishments and additions, the ms Westerdam has kept up with more modern ships handsomely. With just under 2,000 passengers, you will feel at home in the warm atmosphere. An ample variety of activities and dining will keep you busy, but will not leave you feeling as though you missed out. This perfect balance of size and opportunity allows you to sample all of the options; and leaves time to revisit your favorites! Highlights: Generous personal space – Premium duvet, and soft, cotton bathrobes/slippers – No-Host mini-bar – One-touch phone concierge service – fresh flowers – Complimentary movies – 4 restaurants – World-Class Culinary Council - Americas Test Kitchen – BBC Earth Experiences – Digital workshops – greenhouse Spa & Salon Explorations Central – Rijksmuseum at Sea – Club HAL kids facility – The Loft teen facility - two swimming pools – Fitness Center – Basketball & Volleyball courts – B.B. King’s Blues C lub – Lincoln Center Stage – Vista Show Lounge – Casino – Ocean Bar – Gallery Bar – Pinnacle Bar – escorted shore excursions