Holland America Cruise Line
This magnificent circular tour departing Vancouver encompasses Whitehorse, Dawson City in the Canadian Yukon and through to Fairbanks, the gateway to the interior region of Alaska. With your own tour guide you will enjoy in-depth knowledge into the local area and explore Denali National Park on the McKinley Explorer train, staying in Denali before heading onwards to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. You will depart on your cruise from Seward, stopping at all of Alaska’s most popular port towns before cruising the Inside Passage back to Vancouver.
• International flights from London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• Internal Flight to Whitehorse
• 12 nights' hotel accommodation
• 7 nights' on Holland America Cruise Line
• Full board onboard the Cruise
• Transfers to the hotel and cruise terminal
• Tundra Wilderness Tour
• McKinley Explorer Train
• Gold Dredge & Riverboat Tour
• Meals where specified
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class on Air Transat
Treat yourself and upgrade your Alaska Cruise cabin to an Oceanview or Balcony
Day 1 Fly from London to Vancouver
Arrive into Vancouver and take the airport shuttle to the Fairmont Airport Hotel. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 Vancouver to Whitehorse
Take your internal flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse on Yukon’s own Air North and meet your Tour Concierge for an included Welcome Dinner. Overnight Whitehorse.
Day 3 Whitehorse
Today is yours to explore. Choose from local sightseeing or adventures in Kluane National Park. Overnight Whitehorse.
Day 4 Dawson City
Follow the route of Klondike gold stampeders in style to Dawson City, with an included lunch stop in historic Minto. Overnight Dawson City.
Day 5 Dawson City
After a morning of optional touring, enjoy a nostalgic Yukon River paddle-wheeler cruise aboard the Klondike Spirit. Overnight Dawson City.
Day 6 Fairbanks
Your journey continues as you board a short flight bound for Fairbanks. Overnight Fairbanks.
Day 7 Fairbanks
Take a step back in time with a gold mine tour then board the sternwheeler Discovery (lunch included), complete with a native village visit and sled dog demo. Overnight Fairbanks.
Day 8 Denali National Park
Board the luxurious McKinley Explorer train to Denali, check into your lodge and explore on your own this afternoon. Overnight in Denali National Park.
Day 9 Denali National Park
Venture deep into Denali on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, the best way to see wildlife and hopefully Mt. McKinley too. Overnight in Denali National Park.
Day 10 Denali National Park
Free day to explore on your own or take an optional excursion. Overnight in Denali National Park.
Day 11 Anchorage
This afternoon, re-board the McKinley Explorer bound for Anchorage. Exclusive bonus: Enjoy a complimentary dinner onboard the train. Overnight Anchorage.
Day 12 Anchorage
Explore on your own or choose an optional excursion in Alaska's largest city. Overnight Anchorage.
Day 13 Seward
Enjoy a scenic tour to Seward before saying farewell to your Tour Concierge and embarking your Holland America Line ship. Overnight on board.
Day 14 At Sea (Gulf of Alaska)
Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising onboard your Holland America Line cruise. Overnight onboard.
Day 15 Glacier Bay
Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates. Overnight on board.
Day 16 Haines / Skagway
The best of two ports - stay in Haines for an uncrowded experience, or go to Skagway for excursions and shopping. Overnight on board.
Day 17 Juneau
Enjoy a full day of exploring Alaska's capital - choose from exciting shore excursions and still have time to shop. Overnight on board.
Day 18 Ketchikan
Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Overnight on board.
Day 19 At Sea
Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance. Overnight on board.
Day 20 Fly from Vancouver to London
Your tour ends with your disembarkation in Vancouver. Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight home.
ESTA online application for entry to the USA
Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $14 per person.
You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, it's worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years.Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected - you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.
Dates & Ports
|May 2017||23, 30||Vancouver|
|Jun 2017||6, 13, 20, 27||Vancouver|
|Jul 2017||4, 11, 18, 25||Vancouver|
|Aug 2017||1, 8, 15, 22, 29||Vancouver|
Onboard your cruise
You will pre select the time you prefer to dine in the evening at the same time as booking your cruise, the rest of the night then is yours to enjoy as you please. There is an incredible choice of entertainment options from charming piano bars, to west end theatre shows, to the casino and so much more.
Selecting your Cruise Cabin
While you have so much to explore onboard the ship, our customers frequently tell us that they wouldn’t be without an ocean view or a balcony.... and we agree. There is such stunning scenery along the way; you will definitely enjoy having a view when relaxing in your room.
Each Holland America Line stateroom is finished to the highest standards to guarantee you a luxurious and relaxing haven onboard your five star cruise liner. In each stateroom you will enjoy:
Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms
Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
Daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate
Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and luxurious terry cloth bathrobes
Salon-quality hair dryers
Elemis Aromapure "Time to Spa" bath amenities
Flat screen televisions with DVD players
Complimentary fresh fruit
Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
Inside Staterooms (Large or Standard Interior Staterooms)
Category: I, J *, K * (Large)
L, M, MM, N (Standard)
Unwind in the comfort of your five star stateroom with a wealth of luxury products and amenities to give you the most relaxing getaway. Please note that all inside staterooms have fully obstructed windows, but there are many opportunities to see the spectacular scenery from one of the many viewing decks. Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151 –233 sq. ft.
* This category available in both Large & Standard. Please use stateroom number to verify.
Outside Staterooms (Large or Standard Ocean-view Staterooms)
Category: C, D, DD, E, F, FF (Full Ocean View)
G, H, HH (Obstructed View)
To guarantee a view of the breathtaking passing scenery we recommend choosing a luxurious Outside Stateroom. As well as the view, it also allows you more space in your stateroom to unwind in, plus the added benefit of a soaker bathtub to add even more luxury to your cruise getaway!
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 174–180 sq. ft.
Verandah Staterooms (Deluxe Verandah Ocean-view Staterooms)
Category: VA, VB VC, VD, VE, VF, VH
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212 – 359 sq. ft., including verandah.
Signature Suites (Superior Verandah Suites) – only applicable to the MS Oosterdam
Category: A, SS, SY, SZ
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full size whirl-pool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor to ceiling windows. Approximately 372-384 sq. ft., including verandah.
Neptune Suites (Deluxe Verandah Suites)
Category: SA, SB, SC
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500–712 sq. ft. including verandah.
Pinnacle Suites (Penthouse Verandah Suites)
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for two persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,150 sq. ft. including verandah.
A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.