Take your time ... and see it all. Holland America Line's expertly-guided Alaskan and European cruisetours - well-paced, well-planned, and designed to maximize your appreciation of both regions - extend your experience by adding a land component (available either pre- or post-cruise) to virtually any Alaska or Europe voyage. And these extra days deliver lots of additional value for little expense, whether your journey unfolds amid the Great Land's Gold Rush towns and national parks or the Old World's monuments and masterworks.
Alaska - Holland America Cruisetour OptionsAn enormous land of stunning natural beauty, Alaska offers travelers an opportunity to answer the call of the wild in an array of settings located just off the beaten path. Holland America's Alaskan cruisetours provide passengers access to many of these hidden destinations, blending intimate experiences ashore with visits to all of the region's major attractions via premium Alaska cruise itineraries voted the industry's best by the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine.
Holland's Alaska cruisetours fall into one of three major categories (or "collections") and range anywhere in length from 10 to 20 nights. Great Land Klondike and Great Land Wilderness Cruisetours combine 3-night or 4-night Inside Passage sailings with comprehensive explorations of Alaska’s/Canada's premier national parks and the rugged Yukon Territory. Glacier Discovery Cruisetours pair 7-night voyages (highlighted by scenic cruising via either Glacier Bay and College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier) with extended land stays featuring visits to Denali, Fairbanks, and the Arctic Circle. Holland guests traverse the countryside in style courtesy of domed McKinley Explorer® railcars or in the comfort of exclusive Explorer Coaches™.
Sample Holland America Alaska Cruisetour12 NIGHTS / VANCOUVER TO ANCHORAGE from $2,297
4-Night "Northbound Glacier Discovery" Cruise Plus 8-Night Land Tour
Day 1: Set sail from Vancouver
Day 2: Scenic cruising through Alaska's Inside Passage
Day 3: Scenic cruising along Tracy Arm Fjord & Sawyer Glacier, followed by a visit to Juneau
Day 4: Disembarkation and meet-and-greet with your tour director, followed by scenic rail service to Fraser along the historic White Pass Route and motorcoach transport to Whitehorse
Day 5: Choose from optional excursions during your visit to Whitehorse or explore the city at your leisure
Day 6: A visit to Dawson City (includes a lunch stop in Minto)
Day 7: Your journey continues with a short flight to Fairbanks
Day 8: Pan for gold at historic "Gold Dredge 8" (optional excursions throughout the remainder of the day)
Day 9: Depart for Denali (two-night stay)
Day 10: "Tundra Wilderness Tour", Denali National Park (full day)
Day 11: Luxury transport to Anchorage via domed rail cars
Day 12: Cruisetour concludes in Anchorage
Remember - Holland America cruisetours are almost infinitely customizable. The sample appearing above is just one of many cruisetour options available to passengers, and customers can always choose whether or not they'd like their land tour to occur before or after they cruise.
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Holland America Alaska Cruisetour - Featured Destinations
Denali's National Park, home to Mt. McKinley and Alaska's legendary "Big Five" (caribou, grizzly bear, moose, Dall sheep, and wolf), consistently ranks as the region's most popular tourist destination.
Dubbed "Alaska's Golden Heart", Fairbanks is located just 200 miles south of the Artic Circle. Highlights include a visit to the city's hottest and coolest destination – a museum created from over 1,000 tons of ice.
Alaska's largest city, Anchorage offers something for everyone – from fine restaurants and frontier saloons to museums and mountains made for hiking. Seward serves as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
Booking A Holland America Alaska CruisetourFor many, a cruisetour is the vacation of a lifetime. And the vacation of a lifetime requires special planning. Cruisetours are also an incredible value, particularly when you consider the time and expense involved in arranging all of the elements separately.
Our experts are here to help you design a cruisetour that ihaludes everything you'll want to see both ashore and at sea. A land component can be added to virtually any 7-night Holland America Alaska sailing we sell, but cruisetours may only be booked by phone. For a complete list of available options, ihaluding pricing, please contact our cruisetour experts 24/7 by calling
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