WSC Explores the Beauty of Alaska
September 8 - September 15 or 18, 2019
Two Choices: Cruise or Cruise with Land Tour
You will cruise in the newly re-designed MS Westerdam, a mid-sized ship, from Vancouver to Seward, beginning 9/8/19 to 9/15/19. From Seward, those who register for the land tour will depart to Denali and then Anchorage, ending their vacation on 9/18/19. Trip Leader: Marie Maks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 302 (545-2103)
Ketchikan was originally founded as a Native American fishery before growing during the 1898 Gold Rush to the Klondike. Much of the town's colorful past is still evident, both in the city center and especially in the nearby Native American villages, where visitors will be enchanted by colorfully carved totem poles and the fascinating legends that surround them.
Juneau, Alaska’s remote capital, sits in the state’s panhandle, at the base of 3,819-ft. Mount Roberts. Reachable only by boat or seaplane, Juneau is a popular cruise-ship stop. A tram carries visitors 1,800 feet up Mount Roberts to an alpine area with hiking trails, wildflowers and views of Gastineau Channel.
With its colorful history Skagway is one of the most interesting and bustling towns of the Inside Passage. Skagway was born during the Gold Rush of 1898 when more than 10,000 adventurers used the community as the starting point of their hunt for gold. Now, nature has reclaimed the land, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the rainforest, visit historic ruins, breathe in the fresh mountain air.
Glacier Bay provides travelers with the perfect day of cruising quietly through the best of Alaska. Visitors should have their camera ready to capture the moment giant pinnacles of ice crack off the face of the glaciers.
Seward, a common port for many Alaskan cruise itineraries to embark and disembark, is not only one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Seward’s downtown district is filled with quaint shops and art galleries and some of the most exciting outdoor adventures imaginable are right around the corner.
Ketchikan, United States - Attractions & Activities
Experience the sheer granite cliffs, plunging 1,000-foot waterfalls, crystalline lakes and low-hanging mists of Misty Fjords from the air on a seaplane.
Visit the Totem Heritage Center and explore the history of these cultural icons which can also be found throughout the city.
Stroll through the town and shop for local crafts and jewelry before having lunch at one of Ketchikan's classic cafes.
Juneau, United States - Attractions & Activities
Relive Juneau's gold-rush history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek.
Fly in a floatplane over five breathtaking glaciers to the Taku Glacier Lodge.>
Take a fully narrated helicopter flight over four translucent glaciers within the Juneau Ice Field. Soar past towering peaks and picturesque alpine lakes on this exciting adventure.
Explore Juneau on foot. With more trails than roads, Alaska's capital features world-class hiking - through glacial waterfalls and the largest temperate rainforest in the state.
On Auke Bay, take a high-speed catamaran ride specifically designed for wildlife-watching. The bay is rich with humpback and killer whales, sea lions, and porpoises.
Skagway, United States - Attractions & Activities
Skagway is a compact city in southeast Alaska, set along the popular cruise route the Inside Passage. It's home to gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad runs vintage locomotives past the famously steep Chilkoot trail and offers sweeping mountain views during its climb toward Canada.
Ride the world-famous White Pass and Yukon Railroad and then visit a historic gold-rush camp and visit cabins and tents that were once used as a bakery and a saloon.
Take a helicopter to the Valley of the Glaciers and hike across this huge sheet of ice while a guide points out crevasses and other features.
Land portion – Package includes transportation, hotel stays and tour by Holland America’s local tour guides; two-night stay in Denali National Park and one-night stay in Anchorage.
WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A FULL LISTING OF ACTIVITIES FOR THIS TRIP. WE ARE ALSO OFFERING OPTIONS FOR AIRFARE, AS WELL AS PRE AND POST-TRIP HOTEL STAYS AND TRANSFERS.
CRUISE ONLY Interior Cabin $1149/person (includes tax)
Ocean View $1479/person (includes tax)
Verandah D $2149/person (includes tax)
CRUISE & LAND Interior Cabin $2056.31/person (incl. tax)
Ocean View $2466.31/person (incl. tax)
Verandah E $2956.31/person (incl. tax)
Verandah B $3016.31/person (incl. tax)
Verandah A $3046.31/person (incl. tax)
The daily service fee of $13.50/person/day is not included in these prices. The daily service fee can either be paid in advance or paid at the conclusion of your cruise. All gratuities to ship personnel are paid through the daily service fee. For service that you feel is exemplary, however, you may tip an employee, in addition to the daily service fee staff receives.