ALASKA CRUISE

Number 4 on the list.
Immense forces of nature buffer Alaska from outside influences. It is a world where ravens, eagles, bears and salmon still exercise eminent domain. Where a mile-long glacier shimmers under a timeless sky. Rustic villages dot the landscape, providing you a chance to experience
world — and a culture — largely untouched by time. 

Cruise the celebrated Inside Passage and beyond. Encounter massive tidewater glaciers, iconic wildlife, Klondike Gold Rush history and fascinating Native Alaskan cultures. No matter which cruise to Alaska you choose, you'll travel to the best places for viewing wildlife and experience scenic cruising along Tracy Arm, Hubbard Glacier or Glacier Bay, your Alaska vacation will be a pleasure from start to finish.
 

7-Day Inside Passage
Vancouver - Inside Passage - Juneau - Skagway - Glacier Bay - Ketchikan - Inside Passage - Vancouver
8 Days / 7 Nights

INCLUDES
7 nights accommodation in your selected cabin of choice, all meals at selected onboard restaurants and entertainment & activities onboard.

ITINERARY
DAY 1: VANCOUVER
Departs 4.30pm. Sail from Vancouver, glide under the Lion's Gate Bridge, and enter the scenic wonders of the Inside Passage.

DAY 2: SCENIC CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE
Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance.

DAYS 3: JUNEAU
Arrives at 1.00pm and departs at 10.00pm. Enjoy the afternoon exploring Alaska's capital — choose from exciting shore excursions and still have time to shop.

DAY 4: SKAGWAY
Arrives at 7.00am and departs at 9.00pm. Step back to the days of the last great gold rush — choose from exciting shore excursions and still have time to shop.

DAY 5: SCENIC CRUISING TRACY ARM
Arrives at 8.00am ad departs at 2.00pm. 

DAYS 6: KETCHIKAN
Arrives at 8.00am ad departs at 6.00pm. Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords.

DAY 7: SCENIC CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE
Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance.

DAY 8: VANCOUVER
Arrives at 7.00am. Your cruise concludes this morning.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
Departs May & September 2019#

PRICES
Interior from $1,839* per person
Ocean View from $2,299* per person
Verandah from $2,969* per person
Signature Suite from $3,439* per person
Neptune Suite from $4,339* per person
Signature Suite from $5,488* per person
Neptune Suite from $6,288* per person

 

Grand Rail Circle Journey and Inside Passage Cruise
Vancouver - Kamloops - Banff - Lake Louise -Jasper - Quesnel - Whistler - Vancouver - Inside Passage - Juneau - Skagway - Glacier Bay - Ketchikan - Inside Passage - Vancouver
21 Days / 20 Nights

The ultimate rail and cruise journey. Visit Whistler, journey to the Canadian Rockies, and indulge in a luxurious Alaska Cruise.

INCLUDES
20 nights accommodation including 4 nights onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and 7 nights onboard Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam, meals onboard Rocky Mountaineer and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, activities and tours as per itinerary.

ITINERARY
DAY 1: VANCOUVER
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

DAY 2: VANCOUVER TO KAMLOOPS
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard.

DAY 3: KAMLOOPS TO BANFF
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Breakfast & lunch included onboard.

DAY 4: BANFF HIGHTLIGHTS TOUR
This morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff.

DAY 5: FREE DAY IN BANFF
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

DAY 6: BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE WITH YOHO PARK SIGHTSEEING TOUR
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

DAY 7: FREE DAY IN LAKE LOUISE
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

DAY 8: LAKE LOUISE TO JASPER TOUR WITH ICEFIELDS PARKWAY TOUR INCLUDING ICE EXPLORER
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

DAY 9: JASPER HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

DAY 10: JASPER TO QUESNEL
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. Please note that all accommodation in Quesnel is of moderate standard. Breakfast and lunch included onboard.

DAY 11: QUESNEL TO WHISTLER
Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Overnight in Whistler. Breakfast and lunch included onboard.

DAY 12: WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER
The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. Your rail journey ends upon your arrival in Vancouver.

DAY 13: VANCOUVER NORTH SHORE SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

DAY 14: VANCOUVER
Arrive at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 15: CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 16: JUNEAU
Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft or fish. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 17: SKAGWAY
Take your time and poke into every little store from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy’s Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie and other vintage characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ‘98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 18: GLACIER BAY
As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an everchanging glacial landscape. Bring out the camera and listen for the thunderous sound of a monumental chunk of ice that has split from a glacier as it crashes into the sea. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 19: KETCHIKAN
Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a cheerful air. Take time to explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan’s main attractions. Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers has left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 20: CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 21: VANCOUVER
After breakfast you will disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam in Vancouver.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
Departs April to September 2019~

PRICES
Silverleaf/Ocean View Cabing From $9,739* per person
Goldleaf/Verandah Cabin from $13,519* per person
Goldleaf Hotel Uprade/Verandah Cabin from $14,159* per person

 

Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure
Anchorage - Holgate Glacier - Aialik Glacier - Chiswell Islands - Kenai Fjords - Inian Islands - Icy Strait Point - Juneau - Haines - Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm - Sitka - Wrangell - Misty Fjords - Rudyerd Bay - Ketchikan - Prince Rupert - Klemtu - Alert Bay - Vancouver 
14 Days / 13 Nights

From the first moment you step aboard, you will be greeted with warm smiles and chilled champagne. And virtually everything is included, from the luxury of your all-suite accommodation to the complimentary fine wines and spirits served on board. 

INCLUDES
13 nights accommodation in your selected suite of choice, all meals, entertainment and activities onboard.

ITINERARY
DAY 0: ANCHORAGE
Cruise departs at 6.00pm.
Scenic cruising Resurrection Bay.

DAY 1: SCENIC CRUISING
Arrive at 6.00am and departs at 11.00am. Scenic cruising Holgate Glacier.
Arrive at 12.00pm and departs at 6:00pm. Scenic cruising Aialik Glacier.
Scenic cruising Chiswell Islands and Kenai Fjords.

DAY 2: AT SEA

DAY 3: INIAN ISLANDS & ICY STRAIT POINT
Arrive at 4:30am and departs at 10:30am - Inian Islands.
Arrive 2:00pm and departs at 8:00pm - Icy Strait Point.

DAY 4: SEDUCTION POINT & HAINES
Arrivel at 5:00am and departs at 5:30am - Seduction Point.
Arrive at 8:00am and departs at 6:00pm - Haines

DAY 5: JUNEAU
Arrive at 8:00am and departs at 11:00pm.

DAY 6: SCENIC CRUISING
Arrive at 7:00am and departs at 7:00pm.
Scenic cruising Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm.

DAY 7: SITKA
Arrive at 10:00am and departs at 5:00pm.
Transit Decision Passage.

DAY 8: KETCHIKAN
Arrive at 10:00am and departs at 11:00pm.
Transit Snow Pass and cruising Clarence Strait

DAY 9: WRANGELL
Cruising Stikine Strait.
Arrive at 8:00am and departs at 6:00pm. 
Cruising Clarence Strait.

DAY 10: RUDYERD BAY (MISTY FJORDS)
Cruising Behm Narrows.
Arrive at 8:00am and departs at 6:00pm. 
Scenic cruising Misty Fjords.

DAY 11: PRINCE RUPERT & SCENIC CRUISING
Arrive at 8:00am and departs at 6:00pm.
Scenic cruising Grenville Channel and Princess Royal Channel.

DAY 12: KLEMTU & SCENIC CRUISING
Arrive at 8:00am and departs at 5:00pm.
Scenic cruising Bella Bella.

DAY 13: ALERT BAY & SCENIC CRUISING
Arrive at 6:00am and departs at 3:00pm
Scenic cruising Johnstone Strait and Seymour Narrows.

DAY 14: VANCOUVER
Cruise arrives at 7:00am.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
Departs June to August 2019+

PRICES
Ocean View Suite from $9,999* per person
Veranda Suite from $10,999* per person
Penthouse Suite from $18,499* per person
Owner’s Suite from $23,999* per person
Signatue Suite from $31,999* per person
Wintergarden Suite from $43,999* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out. Prices correct as at April 2018. #Prices based on 22 September 2019 departure. ^Prices based on 12 May 2019 departure. ~Prices based on 28 April 2019 departure. +Prices based on 31 August 2019 departure. Itineraries may differ based on departure dates. Black-out dates apply and festive season surcharges at additional costs. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Further conditions apply, all your Bucket List Buddy team.