Alaska Explorer Cruise

Holland America Line

  • Date

    July 9-17, 2021 | Fri / Sat – 9 Days

  • Location

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

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)
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam
  • 1 night hotel accommodations 
  • All meals on ship 
  • 1 meal on land  
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary 
  • Transfers
  • Taxes and port charges

Note: This itinerary covers areas of higher altitudes and includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.

Additional costs apply for optional excursions.

Fri, July 9: 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, July 10: After an included breakfast at the hotel, set out on a narrated sightseeing tour of Seattle. Later, board Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam and enjoy scenic cruising in Puget Sound, as the ship sails toward Alaska. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sun, July 11: A day at sea allows you to enjoy the amenities on board. (B,L,D)

Mon, July 12: 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, July 13: 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, July 14: 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, July 15: 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, July 16: 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, July 17: Disembark in Seattle and fly home. (B)

ms Eurodam. Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship has recently received many exciting updates. In partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, it features the Lincoln Center Stage. Outstanding musicians will perform chamber music most evenings, as well as afternoon recitals. 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

  • Price
    Per Person
  • Double
  • Single
  • Cat L
    Inside
  • $2,899
  • $4,249
  • Cat F
    Ocean View
  • $3,299
  • $4,999
  • Cat VD
    Verandah
  • $3,899
  • $6,149
  • Cat SY
    Signature Suite
  • $4,549
  • $7,499

* Prices subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

Call for additional stateroom and occupancy pricing.

Prices may combine with other Holland America Line promotions.

Documents Required: Proof of Citizenship to enter Canada by sea; passport or birth certificate with photo identification*

* If you are a citizen of the United States, you need a passport to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport, but not to enter Canada by land or by sea. You must carry proof of your citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo identification. If you are a permanent resident of Canada or the U.S, you should bring your Permanent Resident Card with you.  For more information, visit  https://travel.gc.ca/returning/travelling-to-canada

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