Alaska Explorer Cruise

Holland America Line

  • Date

    June 12-20, 2020 | Fri / Sat – 9 Days

  • Location

    Seattle, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria

Ambassadair Trip #7971


NEW TRIP!

Overview

The ideal trip for cruising 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, and is always bustling with activity! While in the hometown of Boeing, visit The Museum of Flight, one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

You’ll be fascinated as you sail out of lovely Puget Sound on Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam 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!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Discover Juneau, Alaska’s capital city
  • Visit Ketchikan, home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles
  • See the historic and scenic community of Sitka, located on Baranof Island
  • Scenic cruising through Glacier Bay National Park
  • Evening visit to Victoria, British Columbia on majestic Vancouver Island

INCLUDED AMBASSADAIR ADD-ONS

  • Pre-cruise overnight stay in downtown Seattle
  • Private sightseeing tour in Seattle, including a visit to famous Pike Place Market
  • Visit the Museum of Flight

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Seattle, Washington
  • Escorted (with 15 or more guests)
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Seattle
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam
  • All meals on ship
  • 1 meal on land
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Transfers
  • Taxes, and port charges

Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands

Note: A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.

Itinerary

Fri, June 12: Fly to Seattle, Washington. Enjoy a tour of The Museum of Flight en route to your downtown hotel. 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. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to do as you please.

Sat, June 13: After breakfast, enjoy an included narrated sightseeing tour of Seattle. Later, board Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam for scenic cruising in Puget Sound. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sun, June 14: A day at sea allows you to enjoy the amenities on board. (B,L,D)

Mon, June 15: Cruise to Juneau, the state capital of Alaska — which is accessible by air or water only. With its 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 16: 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)

Wed, June 17: 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 a sea otter & wildlife quest, salmon and halibut fishing, 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 18: Discover Ketchikan, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Optional activities include a flightseeing trip to the Misty Fjords National Monument, Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show & Crab Feast, a sightseeing trip to explore Totem Bight State Park, or Saxman Native Village to see the world’s largest collection of totem poles. (B,L,D)

Fri, June 19: Scenic cruising around Vancouver Island with an evening visit to Victoria, British Columbia. Popular Victoria optional excursions include a visit to Butchart Gardens, Orca Whale Watching, or a Victoria Highlights tour.. Butchart Gardens, a national historic site encompassing 55 beautiful acres, opened in 1904 and is still privately owned by family descendants. (B,L,D)

Sat, June 20: Disembark in Seattle and fly home. (B)

Note: Additional costs apply for optional excursions.

Ship

ms Eurodam. Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship has recently received many exciting updates. It features museum-quality art-from 19th Century oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. 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. Highlights: spacious staterooms • beds with plush Euro-top mattresses • 24-hour room service • three restaurants • eight bars/lounges • Wi-Fi 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.

Pricing

  • Category K – Inside
  • Double P/P – $2,869
  • Single – $4,149
  • Category F – Ocean View
  • Double P/P – $3,179
  • Single – $4,749
  • Category VD – Verandah
  • Double P/P – $3,749
  • Single – $5,899
  • Category SY – Signature
  • Double P/P – $4,249
  • Single – $6,899

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

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