Denali National Park and Alaska Cruise

  • 13 Days

  • Alaska

Get to know the iconic icy wonders of Alaska before relaxing in luxury on board an elegant Holland America Line cruise.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

of 13 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 23rd August 2017

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

Get to know the iconic icy wonders of Alaska before relaxing in luxury on board an elegant Holland America Line cruise.

At a glance

  • Anchorage
  • McKinley Explorer Railroad
  • Denali National Park 3 night stay
  • Seward
  • Glacier Bay Cruising
  • Skagway
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan
  • Inside Passage Cruising

Day 1

UK - Anchorage

Fly to Anchorage and transfer to the Westmark Anchorage Hotel for a one night stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

McKinley Explorer Railroad - Denali National Park

Today, board the elegant domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to Denali for a three night stay at this magnificent National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Denali National Park

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. Encompassing over 6 million acres of wild land, you'll have the opportunity to take in the superb surroundings and breath-taking views the Denali National Park has to offer. With a mixed forest landscape at the lowest elevations including taiga forest, giving way to higher alpine tundra at middle elevations and snowy mountains and glaciers at the highest elevations such as North America's tallest peak, Mount McKinley. Whilst here be sure to look out for the impressive display of wildlife roaming in the area, try to see if you can spot a golden eagle, moose, caribou, wolf and a favourite among tourists: the brown, or grizzly, bear.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Denali National Park

Explore on your own or take optional excursions with an entire free day in Denali.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Seward to embark

Today, enjoy some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery via deluxe motorcoach on your journey to Seward (lunch included). On arrival, embark MS Zaandam for your seven night Alaska cruise.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

At sea

Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Glacier Bay

Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay early this morning, where forests give way to a rugged landscape rising to rocky peaks. Sixteen huge mountains converge to create an awe-inspiring panoramic wonder, a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. Wildlife is abundant, and you may spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears in their natural habitat.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Skagway

Morning arrival in Skagway, Alaska's gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon. Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors and still has old-fashioned weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Optional sightseeing includes a ride in a vintage parlour car to see the White Pass and Yukon route. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore some more, before setting sail again late this evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Juneau

The capital city of Alaska has a Gold Rush story to rival that of Klondike and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. An optional wildlife cruise and salmon fishing will normally be available, and you'll also have the opportunity to take an optional excursion to Juneau's own glacier, Mendenhall. This impressive river of blue ice is about 1.5 miles wide and over 12 miles long!

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Ketchikan

A morning arrival in colourful Ketchikan, situated on Revillagigedo Island and known as the 'salmon capital of the world'. Here, a picturesque harbour shelters fishing boats and seaplanes. A wide choice of optional excursions will be available, including an outing to see Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and 'flightseeing' to Misty Fjords National Monument. Evening departure from Ketchikan.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Inside Passage cruising

The beauty of the Inside Passage will amaze you as you cruise past 1,000 miles of epic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There is also plenty of animal and marine life to look out for including sea lions, eagles and porpoises.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Vancouver - UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Anchorage: Westmark Anchorage Hotel
  • Denali National Park: McKinley Chalet Lodge

Notes

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

Your ship

MS Zaandam

The musically themed Zaandam offers a unique shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship. 

You'll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton's saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones used as art objects throughout the ship. 

At the heart of Zaandam, in a soaring three-story atrium: a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands. 

Enjoy an onboard iPod self-guided tour of the complete Zaandam art collection.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
Ship facts
  • Style: Premium
  • Class: R class
  • Size: Medium
  • Number of crew: 615
  • Number of cabins: 716
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 21
  • Capacity: 1432 passengers
  • Main language on board: en-US
  • Currency on board: USD
  • Number of decks: 10
  • Gross tonnage: 61396
  • Length (m): 237.7
  • Width (m): 32.2
  • Speed in knots: 23
  • Launch year: 2000
  • Refit year: 2013
Available cabins on this cruise
Pinnacle Suite

The Pinnacle Suite features bedroom with king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, living room, dining room, dressing room, private veranda, pantry, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers. Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Details

  • 1,127- 1296 Square Feet
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 4

Neptune Suite

Neptune Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers. Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Details

  • 558-644 Square feet
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 4

Vista Suite

Vista Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower with fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown service.

In addition to the stateroom amenities, guests cruising in Vista Suites also benefit from a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalised cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and complimentary DVD library.

Details

  • 283-379 Square Feet
  • Private Veranda
  • Sleeps 2

Ocean View Stateroom

Ocean View Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower, as well as fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Details

  • 140-319 Square Feet
  • Ocean View
  • Sleeps 2

Interior Stateroom

Interior Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom featuring fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers. Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Details

  • 141-293 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

Designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, ms Zaandam is a prize in the mid-size ship category. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

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