Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Holland America Line

  • Date

    August 2-10, 2019 | Fri / Sat – 9 Days

  • Location

    Vancouver | Juneau | Skagway | Ketchikan


This perfect summer cruise begins in Canada with an overnight stay in the sophisticated, stylish metropolis of Vancouver, British Columbia. See the highlights of this popular city such as the totem poles in Stanley Park, Granville Island, and more.

Bring your camera and binoculars for a spectacular seven-day cruise roundtrip from Vancouver for an experience through Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage. In Glacier Bay National Park, catch your breath as ice-blue glaciers thunder and crash, humpback whales gracefully arc out of the water, and bald eagles soar overhead. Enjoy a naturalist’s narration explaining the behaviors of wildlife and the mysterious and beautiful landscapes as you cruise. While on board Holland America Line’s stunning ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy outstanding service and five-star dining with plenty of activities for all ages.

Optional excursions cater to all interests from salmon bakes and lumberjack shows to ziplining and dog sledding. Choose to cruise the twin Sawyer Glaciers at the end of the Tracy Arm Fjord, or head out on a whale watching adventure. Visit Alaska’s state capital, Juneau, accessible by air or sea only. Shop on historic Creek Street in Ketchikan and port in the picturesque Gold Rush town of Skagway.

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“Trip of a lifetime. If you ever get the chance, by all means go!”

“Put it on your bucket list! You’ll never really know until you’ve experienced it.”

“Awesome. Alaska is rugged and beautiful”


  • Sightseeing tour in Vancouver including Stanley Park and Granville Island
  • Experience Holland America Line’s award-winning service and five-star dining
  • Scenic cruising through Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit the capital city of Juneau
  • Shop the galleries on historic Creek Street in Ketchikan
  • Port in the picturesque Gold Rush town of Skagway


  • Pre-cruise hotel night in Vancouver
  • Breakfast in Vancouver
  • Cocktail party on board ship
  • $75 Beverage Card Per Person
  • Pre-departure meeting


  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Escorted (with 15 or more passengers)
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Vancouver
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • 22 meals
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Transfers, taxes and port charges

Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands



A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return. If you are traveling with a passport issued by any other country than the USA, a tourist visa or ETA may be required to enter Canada.  Please visit this website to verify:


Fri, Aug 2: Fly to Vancouver, British Columbia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver en route to your downtown hotel.

Sat, Aug 3: Vancouver. Enjoy the morning exploring Vancouver on your own. Later, board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam for scenic cruising as you set sail under Lions Gate Bridge towards Alaska. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sun, Aug 4: At sea. Enjoy a day at sea cruising the Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Mon, Aug 5: Juneau. This morning, before the afternoon arrival in to Juneau, an optional tour to Tracy Arm Fjord is offered from the ship via catamaran. Nestled between 3,000-foot-high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls, created by melting snowcaps, and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. The dramatic twin Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains on either side and are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the glacial ice. The glaciers are home to wildlife such as bears, wolves, and moose; while the fjord’s icy waters are popular playground for the seals and whales. Then, cruise to Juneau, the state capital of Alaska. With its bounty of water, forests, mountains, and glaciers, Juneau offers a variety of optional activities. Optional excursions 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, Aug 6: Skagway. Port in the picturesque Gold Rush town of Skagway. A not-to-be-missed highlight in Skagway is the White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway. Other optional excursions include glacier helicopter flightseeing, hiking, or sightseeing tours. (B,L,D)

Wed, Aug 7: 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 on board 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)

Thu, Aug 8: Ketchikan. Discover Ketchikan, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Optional activities include a flightseeing trip to the Misty Fjords National Monument, a Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s adventure, a sightseeing trip to explore Totem Bight State Park, or Saxman Native Village to see the world’s largest collection of totem poles. Meander along historic Creek Street, once Ketchikan’s “red light” district, now lined with unique shops and art galleries. (B,L,D)

Fri, Aug 9: At sea. Day at sea cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Sat, Aug 10: Disembark in Vancouver and fly home. (B)

Note: Additional costs apply for optional excursions.


ms Nieuw Amsterdam

ms Nieuw Amsterdam
One of Holland America Line’s Signature-class ships, ms Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the history of New York City, once called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired design and an art collection valued at more than $3 million. Enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Savor the sounds of Music Walk™ and the delights of specialty restaurants and rejuvenate in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Highlights: elegant, spacious staterooms with plush Euro-top mattresses • 24-hour room service • four restaurants • three bars • Wi-Fi 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.


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