Glacier Discovery Cruise

Holland America Line

  • Date

    June 26-July 4, 2021 | Sat / Sun – 9 Days

  • Location

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


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 Whittier (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.


  • 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 Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Included Ambassadair Add-ons
    • Pre-cruise hotel night in downtown Anchorage
    • Welcome breakfast at Anchorage hotel
    • Cocktail party on board the ship


  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Anchorage, Alaska and from Vancouver,  Canada
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • 1 night hotel accommodations
  • 21 meals as listed
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • 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.

Additional costs apply for optional excursions.

Sat, June 26: Fly to Anchorage, Alaska and overnight in a downtown hotel.

Sun, June 27: Join fellow travelers for a Welcome Breakfast. Travel the scenic Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm to Whittier where you’ll board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam and embark on your journey! (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Mon, June 28: 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 29: 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, June 30: Stroll back to the year 1898 with a visit to Skagway, where Gold Rush history comes to life on its beautifully restored streets. A not-to-be-missed highlight is the White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge scenic railway. If you are seeking an outdoor adventure, explore the nearby port of Haines, and choose from rafting, hiking, fishing, or eagle watching excursions. A ferry transfer is required to travel from Skagway to Haines. (B,L,D)

Thu, July 1: 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 2: 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 3: Enjoy a day at sea, cruising the Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Sun, July 4: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Transfer to the Vancouver airport for your return flight home.

Call for pricing. Subject to availability.

ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Holland America’s five-star ship boasts a collection of artwork and antiques; a culinary arts center presented by Food & Wine magazine with demonstrations and interactive gourmet cooking lessons; Explorations Café, a coffeehouse with Internet access, sponsored by The New York Times; and port lectures and explorations speaker series. 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.


  • Price
    Per Person*
  • Double
  • Single
  • Cat J
  • $3,099
  • $4,499
  • Cat F
    Ocean View
  • $3,369
  • $5,049
  • Cat VD
  • $4,239
  • $6,799
  • Cat SS
    Signature Suite
  • $5,139
  • $8,499

* Prices subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

Call for additional stateroom and occupancy pricing.

Prices may combine with other Holland America Promotions.

Documents Required: Valid Passport, visit for specific requirements

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