Your 7-night cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage is just the start of this breathtaking adventure. Immerse yourself in magnificent Denali with a three night stay, enjoy an included Tundra Wilderness Tour, relive Klondike Gold Rush history in Yukon's Dawson City, and so much more.
Departing Vancouver 10 May 2020
Book your package by October 31 and enjoy these extras!
Bonus Deal—Free Internet for Verandah & Suite guests.
Begin this great journey in Vancouver where days of exploration and sightseeing await among the colourful suburbs, unspoiled islands and the vast, rugged wilderness. then sail through The inside Passage to Alaska over 7 days, where you will be amazing by the larger-than-life glaciers and sheer beauty! End you cruise with 10 magical days on land as your tour through Alaska and Yukon, where you will have the chance to spot Alaska Big 5 and be amazed by the picturesque scenery on this journey of a life-time before returning to Vancouver.
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Want to extend your time in Canada? Why not add on a journey on The Rocky Mountaineer! Ask our travel team about this option on freecall 1300 414 198.
Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art—from 19th oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in our Fitness Centre. Savour the sounds of Music WalK and the delights of our specialty restaurants.
Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage shower-heads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
DEPARTS : 10 May 2020, Vancouver - 19 Day Cruise, Rail, & Stay Package
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Day 1 - Depart Vancouver at 4:30pm
Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble saw-milling settlement, today modern Vancouver, Canada is many things. It’s a bustling seaport, a hub for outdoor enthusiasts looking for active things to do in Vancouver, an ethnically diverse metropolis and Hollywood of the North.
Day 2 - Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline.
Day 3 - Ketchikan, Alaska, US (7:00am to 3:00pm)
Ketchikan has long been an important hub of the salmon-fishing and -packing industries—visitors can try their luck on a sport-fishing excursion or simply savour the fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. It is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. You can see intricately carved totem poles at the Totem Heritage Centre and Totem Bight State Park, while the attractions of Saxman Village just outside of Ketchikan offers the chance to see Tlingit culture in action, with working carvers and a dance show in the clan house. And leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art, while exploring gold rush–era tourist attractions like Dolly’s House Museum.
Day 4 - Juneau, Alaska, US (10:00am to 10:00pm)
Juneau, Alaska may well be the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.
The city itself is pleasant, but the real highlight of a visit to Juneau is tracking down some wildlife. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay—bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve to spy some bears lolling around.
Day 5 - Skagway, Alaska, US (7:00am to 9:00pm)
At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colourful history, pristine wildlife and unrivalled natural beauty.
Day 6 - Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay
Frosted crags descend into mossy forests and a 457-meter-deep (1,500-foot-deep) fjord at this World Heritage Site, which is also one of the planet’s largest biosphere reserves. Stone, ice and water continue to collide, sculpting a dramatic landscape that is the crown jewel of southeastern Alaska’s natural wonders.
Day 7 - At Sea (Gulf Of Alaska)
Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising. Glaciers remain a huge draw, of course, frosting mountain ranges and shearing icebergs into the ocean—watch for baby seals resting on them from May to early July! And don’t forget to survey beaches for coastal brown bears, which can grow up to three times bigger than inland grizzlies, thanks to all the available salmon.
Day 8 - Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, US
One of South-central Alaska’s oldest communities, Seward is ground zero for the Klondike Gold Rush's Iditarod National Historic Trail, a dogsled route that connected the Kenai Peninsula’s ice-free port with Nome during frontier-era winters.
Enjoy a scenic rail journey along Turnagain Arm aboard the cruise-train en route to Anchorage, and meet your Journey Host to learn about your upcoming land adventure.
Day 9 - Anchorage, Alaska, US
Explore on your own or choose an optional excursion in Alaska's largest city. There are also plenty of active things to do and attractions to hike, bike and see wildlife such as the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail or Flattop Mountain Trail inside Chugach State Park. Much like Seattle, Anchorage is a place where you can find a coffee shop (or espresso shack) anywhere. Locals enjoy skijoring, a winter sport where a person is pulled on skis by one or more dogs or sometimes a horse. While some cities have deer, Anchorage has lots of moose!
Day 10 - Denali National Park, Alaska, US
Today board the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to Denali for a three night stay at this magnificent national treasure.
Day 11 - Denali National Park, Alaska, US
Today features the unforgettable Tundra Wilderness Tour. This 6-8 hour fully narrated sightseeing excursion is a deep dive into Denali National Park — the very best chance of seeing both the mountain itself and Denali’s iconic wildlife (snack included).
Day 12 - Denali National Park, Alaska, US
Explore on your own or take optional excursions with an entire free day in Denali. With more than six million acres of pristine Alaska wilderness, Denali National Park with its abundant and easily viewable wildlife and North America’s tallest and most impressive peak will be sure to make your Journey one you’ve dreamed of.
Day 13 - Fairbanks, Alaska, US
Today you'll head to Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart City by coach. Bearing the nickname the Golden Heart, Alaska’s second-largest city was born of gold rush fever, thanks to Italian immigrant Felix Pedro who found the precious metal in 1902 near where Captain E.T. Barnette decided to build a trading post on the banks of the Chena River. Though much of Fairbanks today is an amalgam of modern shops and malls, its history is celebrated at the 18-hectare (44-acre) Pioneer Park, which includes a Gold Rush Town with 35 restored buildings.
Day 14 -Fairbanks, Alaska, US
Take a step back in time aboard the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery, (lunch included), and pan for gold at the historic Gold Dredge 8.
Day 15 - Dawson, Yukon
Your journey continues as you board a short flight bound for colourful Dawson City, Yukon. Old-time wooden boardwalks connect frontier-era buildings in the Yukon Territory’s original capital.
Day 16 - Dawson, Yukon
Enjoy a free day in Dawson City with optional excursions such as the nostalgic Yukon River paddle-wheeler cruise aboard the Klondike Spirit.
Day 17 - Whitehorse, Yukon
Fly to Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon Territory. Learn about the Yukon Quest and meet a team of sled dogs at the Taste of the Yukon (lunch included).Whitehorse stands at Historic Mile 918 of the Alaska Highway and has the world’s lowest level of metropolitan air pollution, according to Guinness World Records 2013. It remains a popular tourist stop for attractions like the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the natural and cultural insights at the MacBride Museum.
Day 18 - Vancouver, B.C., CA
Fly to Vancouver on Yukon's own Air North and overnight at the luxurious Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Day 19 - Vancouver, B.C., CA
Your Land + Sea Journey concludes this morning in Vancouver.
Want to spend more time in Vancouver, or experience the famous Rocky Mountaineer train journey? Ask our friendly travel team about including this in your package! Freecall 1300 414 198.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD, in complete twin room as specified, based on lead categories at publication date, inclusive of all taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change). Offers are based on Promo(s) NZ/DZ. Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy, cruise only. Subject to availability.
Onboard spending money is for guests 1 and 2 sharing a stateroom and is offered in the following amounts:
Cruises 10+ days:
· Receive US$600 for interior, ocean-view, lanai and verandah staterooms.
· Receive US $800 for booking a suite.
Onboard spending money is in U.S. dollars and is non-refundable, non-transferable, not for cash value, expires at the end of that cruise, and may not be used in the casino. Onboard Spending Money cannot be used to purchase or reserve shore excursions or onboard amenities in advance (must be done on board). Reduced Deposit is valid for new bookings only. Bookings made on voyages requiring immediate final payment are not eligible for a reduced deposit. Complimentary Pinnacle Grill dinner: per person for guests 1 and 2 sharing a stateroom and is not transferable or refundable nor redeemable for cash. Reservations and dining times will be assigned and a confirmation card will be placed in your stateroom upon embarkation day. Offer excludes Specialty Dining Events in the Pinnacle Grill such as Sel de Mer, De Librije, Master Chef’s Table and Sommelier Dinner Verandah and Suite offer: Premium Internet Package is per person for guests 1 and 2 sharing a stateroom and valued from $139.99 for a 7-day cruise, up to $699.99 for a 81+ day cruise. All internet usage is subject to Holland America Line’s standard policies which may limit browsing of sites due to network security and bandwidth usage; and may not allow for audio/video calling and streaming. Applications that use high bandwidth may be blocked and offerings subject to change. Offers are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Offer ends 31 October 2019.