Denali Adventure Encore

Holland America Line

  • Date

    July 22-August 2, 2020 | Wed / Sun – 12 Days

  • Location

    Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage, 7-night Glacier Discovery Cruise, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines (Skagway), Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage, Vancouver

Ambassadair Trip #8065

Overview

This tour is the perfect combination of the relaxed atmosphere of a seven-night cruise plus the highlights of an Alaska land tour. Enjoy a four-night land tour from Fairbanks to Anchorage, with two nights in Denali National Park. In Fairbanks, take a sternwheeler riverboat cruise on the Chena and Tenana Rivers. Search for wildlife such as grizzlies and moose while on a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park. Continue to Anchorage via the McKinley Explorer with panoramic views from your seat in a glass dome railcar. Board Holland America Line’s ms Noordam in Seward to embark on a glorious Inside Passage Glacier Discovery Cruise. Discover Juneau with its bounty of water, forests, mountains, and glaciers, and Glacier Bay National Park where jagged snow-covered mountain peaks and calving glaciers will leave you in awe.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
  • Panoramic views from the McKinley Explorer dome railcars
  • Riverboat cruise on the Chena and Tenana Rivers
  • Five-star dining on Holland America Line’s ms Noordam

INCLUDED AMBASSADAIR ADD-ONS 

  • Stay in Junior Suite accommodations in Denali National Park
  • Ambassadair “Your Choice” excursion in Denali National Park
  • Lunch on the McKinley Explorer dome train
  • Breakfast in Anchorage
  • Gratuities for bus drivers, local guides, and train car attendants
  • Onboard beverage package
  • Onboard dinner at Pinnacle Grill
  • Pre-departure meeting

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Fairbanks, Alaska and from Vancouver, Canada
  • Escorted
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Noordam
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations
  • 23 meals
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation (motorcoach, dome train)
  • Taxes and port charges

Wed, July 22: Fly to Fairbanks, Alaska and overnight downtown.

Thu, July 23: 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 check in to a Junior Suite at the McKinley Chalets on the Nenana River for two nights. Use your Ambassadair “Your Choice” excursion or enjoy an evening on your own. (Meal: Lunch)

Fri, July 24: Embark on a Tundra Wilderness Tour and 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. A snack box is included on the tour. The remainder of the day you are free to enjoy optional activities such as flightseeing, river rafting, or horseback riding.

Sat, July 25: All aboard Holland America Line’s award-winning McKinley Explorer dome train as you traverse the Great Land with spectacular panoramic views from your seat. Lunch is included in the elegant dining car. Check in to the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage. (L)

Sun, July 26: Following breakfast at the hotel, travel the scenic Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm to board Holland America Line’s ms Noordam. (B,D)

Mon, July 27: Enjoy a day at sea. Relax and partake in the activities on the ship. (B,L,D)

Tue, July 28: Cruise into Glacier Bay National Park surrounded by jagged snow-covered mountain peaks. The ship stops in front of the magnificent glaciers, and you can to listen to the naturalist’s narration and watch the glaciers calving. (B,L,D)

Wed, July 29: Experience the activities in and around Haines, including rafting, hiking, fishing, or sightseeing tours, 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. (B,L,D)

Thu, July 30: Cruise toJuneau, 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 31: Arrive in 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. (B,L,D)

Sat, Aug 1: Enjoy a day at sea, cruising the Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Sun, Aug 2: Arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the Vancouver airport for return flights to Indianapolis. (B)

Note: Additional costs apply for optional excursions.

Choose to extend your stay! Vancouver and Victoria

Sun, Aug 2: 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, Aug 3: 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, Aug 4: Transfer to the Vancouver airport for your return flight home.

Call for pricing. Subject to availability.

ms Noordam. Named for the Northern compass point, the ms Noordam 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 • 3 restaurants • 8 bars/lounges • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) • Internet center • Greenhouse Spa and Salon • 2 outdoor swimming pools (one with retractable roof) • 2 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 – $4,799
  • Single – $7,749
  • Category F – Ocean View
  • Double P/P – $5,299
  • Single – $8,749
  • Category VD – Verandah
  • Double P/P – $5,799
  • Single – $9,749
  • Category SY – Signature Suite
  • Double P/P – $6,399
  • Single – $10,949

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge. 

Call for additional stateroom and occupancy pricing.

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