Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies

From $1699 (was $1949)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

13 Days
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Alaska Cruise Vacation Package Details

Experience the best of both worlds on this journey through the Canadian Rockies and along the dramatically beautiful Alaskan coast.

Surrounded by towering mountains, lushly forested Banff National Park is home to Canada’s “diamond in the wilderness,” Lake Louise. The turquoise, glacier fed waters are so vibrantly blue and clear that Lake Louise seems to be lit from within. Take an excursion on to the Athabasca Glacier at the bottom of the Columbia Icefield, an experience visitors cherish and won’t soon forget. Enjoy a tour and free time in charming Vancouver, Canada’s foodie paradise.

Cruise past spectacular glaciers in the Gulf of Alaska and Glacier Bay, and look out for whales and sea lions swimming in the labyrinth of bays and fjords of the Inside Passage. Walk amongst the world’s largest collection of totem poles in Ketchikan, nicknamed the “salmon capital of the world.” Travel back to the gold rush in Skagway, where bootlegging, brothels, and vices of all sorts once boomed. Journey through pristine, raw, unforgettably beautiful scenery on this spectacular Canadian Rockies and Alaska cruise tour.

Tour Includes

2 Countries
  • USA
  • Canada
Sightseeing
  • Calgary
  • Lake Louise 
  • Banff National Park
  • Jasper
  • Kamloops
  • Vancouver
  • Alaska Inside Passage
  • Ketchikan
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Glacier Bay
  • Whittier
  • Anchorage
Cruise Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Holland America Line's ms Noordam
Hotel Accommodations
  • 5 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 1 Breakfast and 1 Dinner on land portion
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Moderate activity level



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Tour Highlights

  • Gaze in awe at the epic scenery of Banff National Park and Lake Louise
  • Explore Jasper National Park and see its diverse and abundant wildlife
  • Take a remarkable excursion on a massive Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Cruise the world famous Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska
  • Enjoy the views of Glacier Bay from your luxury cruise ship

Free Onboard Credit Set sail offer

*$50 per person Free Onboard Credit for Ocean View cabins only. $100 per person free onboard credit for Balcony cabins only. Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Click here to view additional offer details.

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Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies

Tours Starts: Calgary, Alberta

Tours Ends: Anchorage, Alaska

Day 1

Fly to Calgary, AB

If you booked your flight with YMT, you will be met by a representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Sandman Calgary Downtown or similar

Day 2

Banff National Park

Spend the day absorbing the beauty of Banff National Park. Enjoy a stop at Bow Falls, whose sparkling water dances in the sunlight and roars as it cascades down the limestone ledges. Peyto Lake is a perennially popular spot for visitors. Significant amounts of glacial rock flour were deposited into Peyto Lake from a nearby glacier. These suspended rock particles, sometimes called glacial milk, give the lake a uniquely bright blue-green color. Finally, see Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness," Lake Louise. Known for its glacier fed turquoise waters, the lake’s tranquil surface mirrors the surrounding peaks and lush forests.

Canmore Inn & Suites or similar

Day 3

Jasper via the Icefields Parkway and Icefields Glacier Experience on the Athabasca Glacier

Travel along the Icefields Parkway toward Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. En route, stop to experience the Athabasca Glacier, the most visited glacier in North America. Travel to the Columbia Icefield and ride the Brewster Ice Explorer to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Be amazed by the icefield as you take in the views and feel the crunch of the ancient glacier underfoot. You'll also have the opportunity to join one our most exciting optional tours. Muster your courage and step onto the “Glacier Skywalk,” a glass floor observation platform suspended 918 feet over the Sunwapta Valley. Spend an evening in Jasper.

Lobstick Lodge or similarr

Day 4

Kamloops, BC

Today we travel to British Columbia. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of Mt. Robson and the surrounding provincial nature reserves. Characterized by a unique combination of energizing recreational activities and a warm, welcoming culture, you’ll soon understand why Kamloops is known as British Columbia’s friendliest city. (B)

Fairfield Inn Kamloops or similar

Day 5

Vancouver City Tour

Discover vibrant Vancouver on a guided city tour! The city is renowned for its clear mountain views, incredible cuisine, and overall wonderful quality of living. See why so many people love to visit and live in this fabulous city. The afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure.

Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport or similar

Day 6

Board Holland America's ms Noordam (4:30 PM)

This afternoon, board Holland America's ms Noordam. Discover the many facilities aboard and enjoy the striking vistas that surround you!

Day 7

Scenic Inside Passage Cruising

Sail through the Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

Day 8

Ketchikan (7:00 AM–3:00 PM)

Nicknamed the "Salmon Capital of the World," this important fishing port is also home to the world's largest collection of Native American totem poles. You can enjoy a stroll through the picturesque waterfront district of this quaint boardwalk city built on stilts.

Day 9

Juneau (10:00 AM–10:00 PM)

Nestled at the feet of snowcapped Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts, Alaska's state capital is nicknamed "Little San Francisco" because of its narrow streets and flights of wooden steps that hug the rolling landscape. Admire the multicolored houses built into the hillsides as you wander and completely immerse yourself in the Alaskan lifestyle.

Day 10

Skagway (7:00 AM–9:00 PM)

Skagway, where the Gold Rush began, was the turbulent staging point for prospectors determined to find riches in the Klondike gold fields. Even today, Skagway's well-preserved history and atmosphere can transport you back to the 1898 Gold Rush like no other Alaskan city.

Day 11

Glacier Bay

Covering 3.3 million rugged acres, Glacier Bay National Park is one of the most scenic sections of Alaska's massive 25-million acre protected World Heritage Site. Spend the day cruising through a 60-mile passage rich with glaciers, exotic wildlife, and pristine nature. Your route is the frequent site of glacier calving, where great chunks of ice fall into the bay with a deafening crash. You'll never forget the sight or sound!

Day 12

College Fjord

Cruise through the Gulf of Alaska and enjoy a relaxing day at sea as the ms Noordam sails through Prince William Sound to College Fjord. The fjord contains five tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers mostly named after renowned East Coast colleges. Ivy leaguers passionate about rooting for their school's football team love this part of the cruise.

Day 13

Disembark and Depart for Home (7:00 AM)

We disembark this morning in Whittier. Travel north on your comfortable motor coach to Anchorage for a farewell dinner and your evening departure. (D)

Note: Most flights from Anchorage are non-direct with at least one or two connections. Departure flights from Anchorage to most cities are overnight and arrive the following day; some flights depart Anchorage after midnight. Guests choosing to book their own flights will need to book flights departing after 5pm.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Cabin

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Approximately 151-233 sq. ft.
 

Ocean View Cabin

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Approximately 174-180 sq. ft.

Balcony Cabin

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Approximately 212-359 sq. ft. including verandah

Holland America ms Noordam Deck Plans

Click here to view ms Noordam's deck plans on Holland America's website. Content that you may read on Holland's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.




FAQ

Don't see what you are looking for? Check out our general FAQ page here.

A worry-free experience for our guests is very important to us. With guest's help and the implementation of a few changes and new protocols such as increased sanitization, responsible social distancing, and enhanced tour director training, you can continue to enjoy peace-of-mind while traveling. Additionally, prior to joining a tour, we require that each guest show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test results performed 72 hours prior to travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within 90 days. Our Tour Directors and motor coach suppliers will also meet these requirements. For more information on our new safety protocols, please see our Travel Safe Program.

No, guests will not need to bring adapters or converters as the U.S. and Canada both use standard 110V plugs.

U.S. guests will need a passport, but not a visa for this tour. Guests are required to have a valid government issued passport with an expiration of a minimum of six (6) months beyond the end date of for this tour. Please note that the passport application or renewal process is taking longer than before due to reduced operations during the pandemic. It may take up to 16 weeks to complete. It is extremely important that guests planning to travel check the validity of their passports not only for expiration date, but also to ensure that they have at least 6 months of validity after the final date of travel.

Yes. Holland America Cruise Line has an obligation to collect certain cruise guest information before embarkation. This is a Department of Homeland Security requirement and should only take a few minutes.

To check in online please:

1. Access the Holland America website at www.hollandamerica.com
2. Click "Register"
3. Select "Yes" to Do you have a cruise booked with Holland America?
4. Enter Holland America Booking Number
5. Enter Sailing Date
6. Enter First Name & Last Name
7. Continue
8. Follow the instructions to continue with registration.

If you require further assistance, please call the Holland America support desk at 1-800-426-0327.

Several weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive notification via email that Optional Tours are available for booking at an additional cost. These Optional Tours are also available for purchase online by logging into your YMT account. Optional Tour information will also be mailed to you along with your travel documents.

Additional Shore Excursions are available directly with the cruise line. We highly recommend that you book Shore Excursions well in advance by accessing the cruise line's website and registering online. Information on how to register with the cruise line will be mailed to you along with your travel documents.

For more information about the different types of optional tours, read this article.

The weather in Vancouver will be warmer with average temperatures between 74°F and 53°F during the months of May through September. The weather in Alaska will be fairly cooler with average temperatures between 62°F and 48°F during the months of May through September. The weather in the Canadian Rockies follow a mild summer usually with a significantly cold winter and plenty of snow. Dressing in several light layers is the most appropriate recommendation for tours in Spring and Summer.

You can find more on the weather in Canadian Rockies here.

You can find more on the weather in Alaska here.

On Cruise
For most ocean cruises, consider three different types of clothing: casual attire for days aboard, layered outfits for time in port, and smart or formal eveningwear. Contact your respective cruise line for their dress code and guidelines for evening attire. Typically, a larger amount of nights is reserved for more casual clothing while some evenings are set aside for formalwear. Some recommendations for daywear include slacks or pants, blouses or shirts, knit tops or polo shirts. Bring a pair of sneakers or rubber-soled shoes for deck sports and a swimsuit cover-up for cool areas on the ship. As port wear for women consider a casual dress, skirt and blouse, or pants outfit; for men, casual pants or walking shorts, and polo-type shirts. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Also, remember to bring extra bathing suits, as well as sun block, sun visors and other types of sun protection. Formal attire can include cocktail dress, gown, or dressy pantsuit for women and a tuxedo, suit, or dinner jacket with slacks for men. Note that T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are often not allowed in certain areas of the ship, for example restaurants.

On Tour
For more information, check out our How To Pack for Your Alaskan Vacation article.

You will need U.S. dollar in the U.S. and Canadian Dollar in Canada.



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