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21-night Ultimate Alaska and Pacific Northwest Adventurer Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Maasdam
Destination:
Roundtrip San Francisco
Departure Date:
5/7/2019
Length:
21
Offer ID:
1299209
from
$3099


Explore4 Amenity Perks.

Please contact your travel advisor for more information.*

*Promotion is subject to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply.

*Explore4 perks include:

  • Signature Beverage Package
  • Pinnacle Grill Dinner
  • Free or Reduced Cruise Fares for 3rd/4th Guests
  • 50% Reduced Deposit
  • Suite categories also receive $200 per Couple Shipboard Credit!

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
San Francisco
5/7/2019
5/7/2019 5:00:00 PM

Blessed with a viable fog-cooled and sun-kissed climate and a dramatic landscape, the San Francisco Bay Area is a visual feast where neither water nor hills are ever too far away. Add to this the cultural medley: Within every neighborhood, from Santa Cruz to Oakland to Mill Valley, a diversity of tastes and interest is thriving. See it in the cuisine, the bookstores, the arts, and the recreational opportunities. To embrace all San Francisco has to offer get out and explore. Walk the streets, drive across the Bay Bridge, go south down the peninsula to Silicon Valley and cruise along the San Mateo coast. Find great sights, museums, art, culture, and family fun attractions. There is a plethora of attractions and activities to satisfy the desires of every one who visits.

At Sea
5/8/2019
5/8/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/9/2019
5/9/2019

No information currently available.

Ketchikan
Suggested Private Excursion
5/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
5/10/2019 6:00:00 PM

Ketchikan is known as "Alaska's First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. The city is built on steep hillsides and is billed as salmon capital of the world. A quaint village, the town is three miles long and three blocks wide. With fishing boats sailing in and float planes ascending from the water, this seaside town is bustling with activity. With the world's largest collection of totem poles, Totem Bight State Historical Park offers insight into various native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. These wood-carved creations tell colorful, intricate tales – often showing a family history or depicting a local legend. Ketchikan has many options for adventure of relaxation, including mountain bike tours, sea kayaking, seaplane riding, or strolling down the boardwalk of Creek Street, Ketchikan's most famous section with a historic cable car and quaint boutiques. Blessed with an abundance of hiking trails, Ketchikan offers many breathtaking vistas, including the panoramic, 360-degree view from the top of Deer Mountain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ketchikan: Private Bears at Anan Remote Observatory - (4 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Alaskan Fishing and Wilderness Dining - (6 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Misty Fjords National Monument Adventure - (1.5 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Where the Eagle Walks' Native Tour - (3 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Prince of Wales Bear Viewing Quest - (2.5 hours)

Ketchikan: Alaskan Fishing (6 hours)

Sitka
Suggested Private Excursion
5/11/2019 9:00:00 AM
5/11/2019 5:00:00 PM

Resting between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Sitka is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska and the biggest city in America - encircling 4,710 square miles on Baranof Island. No symbol shows Russian influence more than the landmark St. Michael's Cathedral. Original artifacts and icons, including the Sitka Madonna, were saved from fire and are on display. Visit Castle Hill, once site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the town's fur trading days. Only stone walls and mounted cannons remain from Russia's bloody battles against native Tlingit. Sitka National Historical Park offers information and artifacts relating to the Tlingits, including totem poles as a chronicle of early life on this fertile ground. Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center cares for as many as a dozen bald eagles and other birds at a time. The facility caters to rare wildlife recovering from injuries incurred in the wild. Among the more popular trails is Indian River Trail, which parallels a salmon stream, and the three-mile-long Gaven Hill Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sitka: Private Coastal Wildlife Adventure - (4 hours)

Sitka: Private Flavour of Sitka Sound (2 hours)

Sitka: Private Ocean and Forest: Ultimate Alaska Experience - (6 hours)

Sitka: Private Deep Sea Fishing the Outer Coast - (5.5 hours)

Sitka: “To Know Sitka – Is to Love It” - (1.5-hours)

Sitka: Private Island Paddle and Lost Fort Trek - (3.5 hours)

Sitka: Private Half-Day Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise - (4.5 hours)

Sitka: Best of Sitka Highlights - (3.5-hours)

Sitka: Full Day Wild Coast Paddle and Cruise (8 Hours)

Hubbard Glacier
5/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
5/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. You may hear the rumble and see the monumental splash as the glacier breaks off in great ice chunks, known as "calves."

Valdez
5/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
5/13/2019 8:00:00 PM

Valdez is known as the "Switzerland of Alaska," a tribute to the splendid snow-capped mountains that surround this prosperous port. Once the gateway to the gold country, Valdez is now the southern terminus of the famous Alaskan Pipeline that carries "black gold" from the Arctic Ocean to an oil-thirsty world.

College Fjord
5/14/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/14/2019 2:00:00 PM

Glide into College Fjord where you will be completely surrounded by 16 ice-blue glaciers. Each was named for one of the Ivy League colleges by members of the expedition that discovered them.

Homer
5/15/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/15/2019 6:00:00 PM

Noted widely for prolific numbers of halibut and its 4.5 mile long "spit" extending into Kachemak Bay, Homer has become a destination spot for many Alaskan visitors. Whether you come here looking for adventure or just to "relax and get away from it all," Homer will fulfill your vacation dreams.

Kodiak Island
5/16/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/16/2019 6:00:00 PM

Kodiak, home to Alaska's largest fishing fleet, offers a taste of Alaska's Russian heritage. Visit Russian Orthodox Church, and the Baranof Museum (located in Alaska's oldest wooden structure, a historic fur storehouse). Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the Kodiak Archipelago, and bird watching is a main attraction. Special wildlife viewing is found at Miller Point within Ft. Abercrombie State Historic Park. During the early summer, gray, humpback, and minke whales can be spotted as they migrate through nearby Whale Passage. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the habitat of the brown bear. Kodiak is home to extensive fishing, hunting and photographic opportunities.

At Sea
5/17/2019
5/17/2019

No information currently available.

Haines
5/18/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/18/2019 10:00:00 PM

Alaska's heritage comes alive in the handcrafted artistry of the Tlingit Indians and in the lively performances of the Chilkat Dancers, with their brightly painted tribal masks. Get a glimpse of the town’s gold-rush history in local museums. Visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve—Haines boasts the world’s largest concentration of the magnificent birds, drawn to the area by the salmon-rich waters. Take a boat trip on Lake Chilkoot or a glacier country flightseeing trip.

Tracy Arm
5/19/2019 7:00:00 AM
5/19/2019 11:00:00 AM

Located about 45 miles south of Juneau, Tracy Arm, a classic fjord located in the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fjords Terror Wilderness, stands out as a "must see" for any Alaska vacation. The icebergs are framed by sheer mountain peaks reaching to 7,000 feet. Waterfalls flow from ice covered mountains to the jade colored inland sea. Tracy Arm is the summer home for pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes and arctic terns. Usually mountain goats are seen on the rocky slopes near Sawyer Glacier. They have been known to come down near the water. The best bear viewing is along the shores of Stephens Pass or Holkham Bay, and there are whales and seals.

Juneau
Suggested Private Excursion
5/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
5/19/2019 11:00:00 PM

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Suggested Private Excursions

Juneau: Private Guided Brown Bear Viewing at Pack Creek - (6 hours)

Juneau: Alpine Zipline Adventure - (3 hours, 45 mins)

Juneau: Private Whales & Wilderness Exploration - (4 hours)

Juneau: Fortress of the Bears Kayak - (8 hours)

Juneau: Private Dog Sled Tour - (3 hours 10 mins)

Juneau: Private Fly-out Fly Fishing - (5.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek & Climb - (7.5 hours)

Juneau: Helicopter Glacer Trek - (4 hours 15 minutes)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacier Walkabout - (3 hours, 15 minutes)

Juneau: Brown Bear Wildlife Viewing - (5-hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Highlights - (3 hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Lodge Flight and Feast - (3.25 hours)

Juneau: Private Alaska's Whales, Glaciers, & Rainforest Trails Exploration - (5 hours)

Juneau: Private Dogsled Tour with Extra Glacier Landing - (3 hours and 40 mins)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water and Ice - (3.5 hours)

Juneau: Paddle with Whales (8 hours)

Juneau: A Tour with Taste (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Sport Fishing for Salmon (7 hours)

Juneau: Private Icefield Excursion (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari (5 hours)

Juneau: Juneau Hiking (4 hours)

Juneau: Mendenhall Glacier Day Hike (6 hrs)

Frederick Sound
5/20/2019 7:00:00 AM
5/20/2019 5:00:00 PM

The deep, cold waters of Frederick Sound abound in krill, the favored food of humpback whales - and visitors are likely to see whole pods of the gentle giants, their spume visible for miles against the forested backdrop of Admiralty Island. Learn all about breaching, diving, bubble feeding and fliper-flapping, often through up-close observation.

Wrangell
5/21/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/21/2019 5:00:00 PM

Wrangell, a hidden jewel in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, is the third oldest community in Alaska and the only community to be ruled by 4 nations: the indigenous Tlingit nation, Russia, Great Britain and the United States. The island is rich in native heritage as evidenced by the rock carvings at Petroglyph Beach as well as the totems seen around town. Walk in the steps of John Muir amidst historic buildings that will take you back to the unhurried pace of yesterday, and enjoy the beauty of the Stikine River and the surrounding wilderness.

Inside Passage
5/22/2019
5/22/2019

Imagine being confronted with a myriad of mysterious channels. Following each fjord to the interior, encounter massive mountain ranges, towering cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, virginal forests of two-hundred foot tall spruce, while whales, bears, seals, salmon, eagles and other wildlife. Always they were stopped by an inevitable face of ice - glaciers pushing inexorably downward to meet the sea. What must have been a mapmaker's nightmare is today cherished as the continent's last great untouched wilderness, harbouring the world's largest temperate rain forest. An Eden of the North to captivate the every modern-day explorer. The string of islands of the Inside Passage create a protective barrier to the open sea running from the Washington State/Canadian border and the bottom of Vancouver Island all the way up to the top of Chichagof Island, where the Gulf of Alaska begins its curve westward, offering a supremely serene cruising environment in some of the most dramatic surroundings on earth.

Vancouver
Suggested Private Excursion
5/23/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/23/2019 11:00:00 PM

Vancouver is a thriving metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. With parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and the second-largest Chinatown in North America, Vancouver lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone. With modern buildings set against green, rolling hillsides, this city is breathtaking; no location offers a more spectacular view than Stanley Park - with a zoo, aquarium, totem poles and honking geese. A short walk from the park leads to Robson Street, which offers the town's best window-shopping. Stores with European flavor share the avenue with delicatessens and tea rooms ready to serve. As architectural heart of the city, Robson Square features a central plaza with a food fair and an old provincial courthouse, which now houses Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to stop at 8 Pender St. - "the narrowest building in the world." Other points of interest include the Museum of Anthropology; Japanese-style Nitobe Memorial Garden; and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Capilano Canyon is site of the world's longest and highest suspension footbridge.

Suggested Private Excursions

Vancouver: Private Vancouver's Ultimate City & Nature Tour - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Vancouver with the Kids - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Different faces of Vancouver (4-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Land & Sea - (12-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Floatplane & Private Vehicle - (7 hours)

Vancouver: Bowen Island by Land, Sea & Air - (4-hours)

Vancouver Highlights Private Tour - 4 hours

Vancouver Mountain Adventure - 8 Hours (with Step-On Guide, admissions included)

Victoria Highlights Private Tour - 8 Hours

Vancouver Stanley Park Bicycle Tour - 3 hours

Best of Downtown Tour (Formerly Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour) - 3 hours

Granville Island Market Tour - 2 hours

Victoria, B.C.
Suggested Private Excursion
5/24/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/24/2019 5:00:00 PM

British culture and island informality collide in Victoria. This sophisticated seaside city is full of historic sites, parks and gardens. Take a walking tour - many of which begin at Parliament Buildings at Victoria's Inner Harbor. Combined with majestic Empress Hotel, these monumental buildings give the city a regal European feel. See equally impressive modern structures, such as Royal British Columbia History Museum, or replicas of large, native Northwest Indian houses at Thunderbird Park. Unique attractions include Undersea Gardens, Miniature World, Maritime Museum, Chinatown and Royal London Wax Museum. A memorable places to visit is world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 5,000 fauna varieties. The dazzling gardens on Saanich Inlet are beautiful at night, when hundreds of lights sparkle along winding paths. Additional gardens in Victoria include Crystal Garden and the gardens surrounding Government House and near Craigdarroch Castle, a towering Victorian mansion complete with a tower and turrets. Tour this city in a horse-drawn carriage.

Suggested Private Excursions

Victoria: Private Whale Watching Zodiac Tour - (4 hours)

Victoria: Private Victoria & Butchart Gardens Sightseeing - (5 hours)

Port Alberni
5/25/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/25/2019 6:00:00 PM

Port Alberni is allegedly the warmest town in British Columbia. Picnic or shop at the Harbour Quay for family fun. Quaint Historic Uptown features restaurants with local cuisine and views of snow capped mountains. Woven crafts by the Nuu Chah Nulth tribe, war artefacts from local veterans, and unique rotating exhibitions can be seen at Alberni Valley Museum. Journey up to the Alberni Lookout for panoramic views of the Alberni Valley and lakes, spend an afternoon at Barkley Sound on a nature walk and see the Fossli Park petroglyphs, or hike to Stamp Falls outside of Port Alberni.

Astoria
5/26/2019 8:00:00 AM
5/26/2019 6:00:00 PM

Astoria is a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by the beauty of the forest, mountains, 3 rivers and the sea. Astoria is part of a nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies; a place that takes visitors back to simpler times, its architecture dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides and with a revitalized 1920s era downtown; all set against a backdrop of tremendous natural beauty. Unspoiled and generally uncrowded, Astoria is near several first-class interpretive attractions including Fort Clatsop, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Flavel House, Fort Stevens State Park, the Astoria Riverfront Trolley and the Astoria Column. Because of its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest."

At Sea
5/27/2019
5/27/2019

No information currently available.

San Francisco
5/28/2019 7:00:00 AM
5/28/2019

Blessed with a viable fog-cooled and sun-kissed climate and a dramatic landscape, the San Francisco Bay Area is a visual feast where neither water nor hills are ever too far away. Add to this the cultural medley: Within every neighborhood, from Santa Cruz to Oakland to Mill Valley, a diversity of tastes and interest is thriving. See it in the cuisine, the bookstores, the arts, and the recreational opportunities. To embrace all San Francisco has to offer get out and explore. Walk the streets, drive across the Bay Bridge, go south down the peninsula to Silicon Valley and cruise along the San Mateo coast. Find great sights, museums, art, culture, and family fun attractions. There is a plethora of attractions and activities to satisfy the desires of every one who visits.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $673 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
5/7/2019
Number of Nights
21
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 21-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1299209

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