Glacier Discovery Cruise

Holland America Line

  • Date

    June 27-July 5, 2020 | Sat / Sun – 9 Days

  • Location

    Anchorage, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines (Skagway), Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage, Vancouver

Ambassadair Trip #7979

Overview

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.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Discover Anchorage with pre-cruise overnight
  • Scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park
  • Full day and evening in port at Haines, gateway to visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway
  • A variety of optional activities in both Juneau and Ketchikan
  • Carefree cruising on Holland America Line’s ms Noordam

INCLUDED AMBASSADAIR ADD-ONS

  • Pre-cruise overnight in downtown Anchorage
  • Welcome breakfast at Anchorage hotel
  • Cocktail party onboard the ship

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Anchorage, Alaska and from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1 night hotel accommodations
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Noordam
  • 21 meals as listed
  • Transfers
  • Taxes, and port charges

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

Sat, June 27: Fly to Anchorage, Alaska and overnight in a downtown hotel.

Sun, June 28: Join fellow travelers for a Welcome Breakfast. Travel the scenic Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm to board Holland America Line’s ms Noordam and embark on your journey! (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Mon, June 29: Relax and enjoy a day at sea. Discover the amenities and activities on board the ship as you meander through Alaskan waters. Watch for dolphins and whale pods, relax at the covered pool, unwind with a spa treatment, or see a live show – the day is yours to get to know the ship. (B,L,D)

Tue, June 30: Scenic cruising 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 1: Experience the adventures available in and around rustic Haines, including rafting, hiking, fishing or sightseeing, or opt to explore the nearby historic Gold Rush town of Skagway. A not-to-be-missed highlight in Skagway is the White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway. A catamaran transfer is required in order to get from Haines to Skagway. (B,L,D)

Thu, July 2: 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. A few favorite excursions here include the Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast (flight via sea plane), Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, whale watching, rafting, fishing, dog sledding and hiking*. (B,L,D)

Fri, July 3: Arrive in Ketchikan, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Some 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 4: Enjoy a day at sea, cruising the Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Sun, July 5: 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

 

Choose to extend your stay! Vancouver and Victoria

Sun, July 5: After disembarking the ship, board the ferry to lovely Vancouver Island. Arrive in Victoria, and explore on a narrated city tour including a visit to world-famous Butchart Gardens. Overnight at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Mon, July 6: Enjoy a morning at leisure, then ferry back to Vancouver. Check in to your deluxe downtown hotel and enjoy the balance of the day in beautiful Vancouver.

Tue, July 7: Transfer to the Vancouver airport for your return flight home.

Call for pricing and availability

ms Noordam. Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art-from19th 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 L – Inside
  • Double P/P – $3,049
  • Single – $4,369
  • Category F – Oceanview
  • Double P/P – $3,399
  • Single – $5,049
  • Category VD – Verandah
  • Double P/P – $4,279
  • Single – $6,799
  • Category SY – Vista Suite
  • Double P/P – $4,879
  • Single – $7,999

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

Call for additional stateroom and occupancy pricing.

Documents Required: Valid Passport. Visit travel.state.gov for specific requirements.

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