Glaciers, Golden Eagles & Gold Rush | Vancouver & Alaska

With 2-night stay in Vancouver

Save up to £339pp

Explore the 'Wilderness State' with Holland America Line, the destination experts who have been sailing the region for longer than it has been a part of the United States! Having won more awards for their Alaska itineraries than any other cruise line, they offer an unrivalled opportunity to discover more and experience the very best of this destination. This holiday includes flights, hotels, and an incredible cruise, saving you up to £339pp over prices we have seen available for self-packaging. In addition, you can relax knowing you have one UK point of contact for all of your travel arrangements, plus ATOL protection.

Vancouver is a captivating holiday destination that blends urban charm and natural beauty. Explore Stanley Park's lush greenery, stroll along the iconic seawall, and visit Granville Island's bustling market. Immerse yourself in the city's diverse culinary scene and embrace the stunning mountain vistas surrounding the city.

Holland America's Alaska Up Close programming includes a broad spectrum of onboard and ashore experiences. You won't just spot whales from your ship, you'll learn about their song; you won't simply enjoy delicious salmon but also learn secrets and tips from the chefs that prepare it onboard; you'll not only get easy access to Glacier Bay National Park but also learn about its history and ecosystems from local native tribe members and National Park rangers. Furthermore, their BBC Earth In Concert brings incredible wildlife scenes to you with a soul-stirring soundtrack, whilst the EXC Talks program brings you stories of real Alaskans.

Koningsdam is a beautiful ship that combines elegance and modern amenities. Her sleek design and luxurious interior offer a sophisticated cruising experience. Guests can indulge in gourmet dining, relax by the pool, and enjoy world-class entertainment while enjoying the awe-inspiring views from the ample deck space and abundant use of glass throughout.

Prices Available
12th September 2024
£1799
  • Departure Date: 12th September 2024
  • Total Nights: 9 Nights
  • Cruise: Koningsdam
  • Package Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Includes Outbound Flight
  • Includes Inbound Flight
From
£1799 *pp
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Holland America Line

Holland America Line, which has been sailing for 150 years, visits 400 ports in 114 countries every year. Dutch heritage shines through in some of the $4million-worth of artwork to be seen onboard, complimenting the luxurious cruise experience.

Live music remains HAL's forte, with venues including the Rolling Stone Rock room and BB King's Blues Club. For foodies, a wide range of restaurants serve the finest of fayre.

2650
Passengers
1036
Crew
2016
Launched
2018
Last refit
99863t
Tonnage
297m
Length
35m
Width
24kts
Speed
12
Decks
USD
Currency
Overview
  • done Return flights from the UK
  • done 2-night stay in Vancouver
  • done 7-night cruise
  • done Have it All package
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Vancouver, Canada
Outbound flight from the UK to Vancouver, Canada
Day 1-3
Vancouver hotel stay
2-night Vancouver hotel stay
Day 3
Embark and set sail
Embark at Vancouver and set sail
Day 4
Inside Passage
Inside Passage
Day 5
Tracy Arm (Cruising)
Tracy Arm, Alaska (Cruising)
Day 5
Juneau
Juneau, Alaska
Day 6
Skagway
Skagway, Alaska
Day 7
Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay, Alaska
Day 8
Ketchikan
Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 9
Inside Passage
Inside Passage
Day 10
Disembark at Vancouver, Canada
Disembark at Vancouver, Canada
Day 10
Return flight to the UK
Return flight to London, UK from Vancouver, Canada
Outbound flight from the UK to Vancouver, Canada image
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Vancouver, Canada
Outbound flight from the UK to Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver hotel stay image
Day 1-3
Vancouver hotel stay
2-night Vancouver hotel stay
Embark and set sail image
Day 3
Embark and set sail
Vancouver is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The mountains and seascape make the city an outdoor playground for hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, and sailing—and so much more—while the cuisine and arts scenes are equally diverse, reflecting the makeup of Vancouver's ethnic (predominantly Asian) mosaic. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, and it's easy for visitors to see why. It's beautiful, it's outdoorsy, and there's a laidback West Coast vibe. On the one hand, there's easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, a fabulous variety of beaches, and amazing parks. At the same time, the city has a multicultural vitality and cosmopolitan flair. The attraction is as much in the range of food choices—the fresh seafood and local produce are some of North America's best—as it is in the museums, shopping, and nightlife.Vancouver's landscaping also adds to the city's walking appeal. In spring, flowerbeds spill over with tulips and daffodils while sea breezes scatter scented cherry blossoms throughout Downtown; in summer office workers take to the beaches, parks, and urban courtyards for picnic lunches and laptop meetings. More than 8 million visitors each year come to Vancouver, Canada's third-largest metropolitan area. Because of its peninsula location, traffic flow is a contentious issue. Thankfully, Vancouver is wonderfully walkable, especially in the downtown core. The North Shore is a scoot across the harbor, and the rapid-transit system to Richmond and the airport means that staying in the more affordable ’burbs doesn't have to be synonymous with sacrificing convenience. The mild climate, exquisite natural scenery, and relaxed outdoor lifestyle keep attracting residents, and the number of visitors is increasing for the same reasons. People often get their first glimpse of Vancouver when catching an Alaskan cruise, and many return at some point to spend more time here.
Inside Passage image
Day 4
Inside Passage
Inside Passage
Tracy Arm (Cruising) image
Day 5
Tracy Arm (Cruising)
Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. Bounded by steep mountains and water, the city’s geographic isolation and compact size make it much more akin to an island community such as Sitka than to other Alaskan urban centers, such as Fairbanks or Anchorage. Juneau is full of contrasts. Its dramatic hillside location and historic downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and a literate and outdoorsy populace. The finest of the museums, the Alaska State Museum, is scheduled to reopen in May 2016 on its old site as the expanded Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM) following several years of planning and exhibit research. Another new facility, the Walter Soboleff Center, offers visitors a chance to learn about the indigenous cultures of Southeast Alaska–-Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Other highlights include the Mt. Roberts Tramway, plenty of densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier, Mendenhall Glacier. For goings-on, pick up the Juneau Empire (www.juneauempire.com), which keeps tabs on state politics, business, sports, and local news.
Juneau image
Day 5
Juneau
Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. Bounded by steep mountains and water, the city’s geographic isolation and compact size make it much more akin to an island community such as Sitka than to other Alaskan urban centers, such as Fairbanks or Anchorage. Juneau is full of contrasts. Its dramatic hillside location and historic downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and a literate and outdoorsy populace. The finest of the museums, the Alaska State Museum, is scheduled to reopen in May 2016 on its old site as the expanded Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM) following several years of planning and exhibit research. Another new facility, the Walter Soboleff Center, offers visitors a chance to learn about the indigenous cultures of Southeast Alaska–-Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Other highlights include the Mt. Roberts Tramway, plenty of densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier, Mendenhall Glacier. For goings-on, pick up the Juneau Empire (www.juneauempire.com), which keeps tabs on state politics, business, sports, and local news.
Skagway image
Day 6
Skagway
Located at the northern terminus of the Inside Passage, Skagway is a one-hour ferry ride from Haines. By road, however, the distance is 359 miles, as you have to take the Haines Highway up to Haines Junction, Yukon, then take the Alaska Highway 100 miles south to Whitehorse, and then drive a final 100 miles south on the Klondike Highway to Skagway. North-country folk call this sightseeing route the Golden Horseshoe or Golden Circle tour, because it passes a lot of gold-rush country in addition to spectacular lake, forest, and mountain scenery.The town is an amazingly preserved artifact from North America's biggest, most-storied gold rush. Most of the downtown district forms part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park System dedicated to commemorating and interpreting the frenzied stampede of 1897 that extended to Dawson City in Canada's Yukon.Nearly all the historic sights are within a few blocks of the cruise-ship and ferry dock, allowing visitors to meander through the town's attractions at whatever pace they choose. Whether you're disembarking from a cruise ship, a ferry, or a dusty automobile fresh from the Golden Circle, you'll quickly discover that tourism is the lifeblood of this town. Unless you're visiting in winter or hiking into the backcountry on the Chilkoot Trail, you aren't likely to find a quiet Alaska experience around Skagway.
Glacier Bay image
Day 7
Glacier Bay

Home to 3.3 million acres of rugged coastal mountains, ancient glaciers, lush forests and mighty fjords, the mesmerising Glacier Bay is the very heart of the Alaskan countryside. A Unesco World Heritage Site, cruise passengers can take their pick of 1,045 glaciers that cover 27 per cent of the park area, seven of which are tidal water glaciers that calve ice. Glacier Bay is also home to abundant wildlife, from orcas, sea lions and seals in the crystal-clear waters to mountain goats on the cliffs and eagles spearing high above in the sky. From the eerie sound of 100-ton iceberg calves crashing into the sea to the spectacular scenery enveloping you, cruising to Glacier Bay is a truly multi-sensory experience.

Ketchikan image
Day 8
Ketchikan
Ketchikan is famous for its colorful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 13,500 people call the town home, and, in the summer, cruise ships crowd the shoreline, floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and salmon-laden commercial fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows. In the last decade Ketchikan's rowdy, blue-collar heritage of logging and fishing has been softened by the loss of many timber-industry jobs and the dramatic rise of cruise-ship tourism. With some effort, though, visitors can still glimpse the rugged frontier spirit that once permeated this hardscrabble cannery town. Art lovers should make a beeline for Ketchikan: the arts community here is very active. Travelers in search of the perfect piece of Alaska art will find an incredible range of pieces to choose from.The town is at the foot of 3,000-foot Deer Mountain, near the southeastern corner of Revillagigedo (locals shorten it to Revilla) Island. Prior to the arrival of white miners and fishermen in 1885, the Tlingit used the site at the mouth of Ketchikan Creek as a summer fish camp. Gold discoveries just before the turn of the 20th century brought more immigrants, and valuable timber and commercial fishing resources spurred new industries. By the 1930s the town bragged that it was the "salmon-canning capital of the world." You will still find some of Southeast's best salmon fishing around here. Ketchikan is the first bite of Alaska that many travelers taste. Despite its imposing backdrop, hillside homes, and many staircases, the town is relatively easy to walk through. Favorite downtown stops include the Spruce Mill Development shops and Creek Street. A bit farther away you'll find the Totem Heritage Center. Out of town (but included on most bus tours) are two longtime favorites: Totem Bight State Historical Park to the north and Saxman Totem Park to the south.
Inside Passage image
Day 9
Inside Passage
Inside Passage
Disembark at Vancouver, Canada image
Day 10
Disembark at Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The mountains and seascape make the city an outdoor playground for hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, and sailing—and so much more—while the cuisine and arts scenes are equally diverse, reflecting the makeup of Vancouver's ethnic (predominantly Asian) mosaic. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, and it's easy for visitors to see why. It's beautiful, it's outdoorsy, and there's a laidback West Coast vibe. On the one hand, there's easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, a fabulous variety of beaches, and amazing parks. At the same time, the city has a multicultural vitality and cosmopolitan flair. The attraction is as much in the range of food choices—the fresh seafood and local produce are some of North America's best—as it is in the museums, shopping, and nightlife.Vancouver's landscaping also adds to the city's walking appeal. In spring, flowerbeds spill over with tulips and daffodils while sea breezes scatter scented cherry blossoms throughout Downtown; in summer office workers take to the beaches, parks, and urban courtyards for picnic lunches and laptop meetings. More than 8 million visitors each year come to Vancouver, Canada's third-largest metropolitan area. Because of its peninsula location, traffic flow is a contentious issue. Thankfully, Vancouver is wonderfully walkable, especially in the downtown core. The North Shore is a scoot across the harbor, and the rapid-transit system to Richmond and the airport means that staying in the more affordable ’burbs doesn't have to be synonymous with sacrificing convenience. The mild climate, exquisite natural scenery, and relaxed outdoor lifestyle keep attracting residents, and the number of visitors is increasing for the same reasons. People often get their first glimpse of Vancouver when catching an Alaskan cruise, and many return at some point to spend more time here.
Return flight to the UK image
Day 10
Return flight to the UK
Vancouver is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The mountains and seascape make the city an outdoor playground for hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, and sailing—and so much more—while the cuisine and arts scenes are equally diverse, reflecting the makeup of Vancouver's ethnic (predominantly Asian) mosaic. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, and it's easy for visitors to see why. It's beautiful, it's outdoorsy, and there's a laidback West Coast vibe. On the one hand, there's easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, a fabulous variety of beaches, and amazing parks. At the same time, the city has a multicultural vitality and cosmopolitan flair. The attraction is as much in the range of food choices—the fresh seafood and local produce are some of North America's best—as it is in the museums, shopping, and nightlife.Vancouver's landscaping also adds to the city's walking appeal. In spring, flowerbeds spill over with tulips and daffodils while sea breezes scatter scented cherry blossoms throughout Downtown; in summer office workers take to the beaches, parks, and urban courtyards for picnic lunches and laptop meetings. More than 8 million visitors each year come to Vancouver, Canada's third-largest metropolitan area. Because of its peninsula location, traffic flow is a contentious issue. Thankfully, Vancouver is wonderfully walkable, especially in the downtown core. The North Shore is a scoot across the harbor, and the rapid-transit system to Richmond and the airport means that staying in the more affordable ’burbs doesn't have to be synonymous with sacrificing convenience. The mild climate, exquisite natural scenery, and relaxed outdoor lifestyle keep attracting residents, and the number of visitors is increasing for the same reasons. People often get their first glimpse of Vancouver when catching an Alaskan cruise, and many return at some point to spend more time here.
Ship Details
Holland America Line
Koningsdam

If complete bliss is the destination, Koningsdam cruise ship is the journey. Fluid lines, light-filled spaces, and a blend of 21st century elegance and nautical tradition dazzles at every turn.

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Hotel Will Be Confirmed By Cruise Circle On Booking

Total Nights: 2 Night Stay
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Flights Included

Outbound Flight

Departure Date:
12th September 2024
Location:
Outbound flight from London, UK to Vancouver, Canada

Inbound Flight

Arrival Date:
21st September 2024
Location:
Inbound flight from Vancouver, Canada to London, UK
Customer Reviews
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Cruise Overall
5
Ship
0
Dining
5
Service Onboard
5
Accomodation
5
Public Rooms
5
Embark & Disembark
5
Shore Excursions
5
Value For Money
5

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