Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies

From $1499 (was $2998)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

13 Days

Includes all meals on cruise
Passport Required
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Introduction

Travel to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies on this majestic journey that combines luxury with rugged and beautiful frontier landscapes. Start your land tour through the majestic Canadian Rockies with a stop at Bow Falls and Lake Louise. Enjoy a trip onto the Athabasca Glacier with special ice explorer vehicles. Next, relax in town or begin to explore the amazing Jasper National Park. Transfer to Vancouver for an unforgettable Alaska Cruise aboard the ms Westerdam. Cruise the Inside Passage and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of wildlife and verdant forests. Stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway and take in some history of the famous gold rush days. Enjoy an evening in Victoria, British Columbia's beautiful capital city.  End this magical experience in Seattle, famous for its “salmon throwers” at Pike Place Market.

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Trip Includes

  • 7-Night Alaska Cruise: Aboard Holland America Cruise Line's ms Westerdam. All meals onboard are included.
  • 5-Night Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels
  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on land portion.
  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.
  • Service: A professionally trained driver/guide on the Alaska land tour who is knowledgeable on the local area will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
     

Activity Level

Moderate activity level

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Trip 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

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Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies Tour

Tours Starts: Calgary

Tours Ends: Anchorage

Day 1

Fly to Calgary, AB

Today, your Alaskan adventure begins with your flight to Calgary. If you booked your flight with YMT, you will meet a YMT representative at the airport for your transfer to the hotel.

Sandman Inn or similar

Day 2

Banff National Park

Start your tour through the majestic Canadian Rockies by traveling north and enjoy a stop at Bow Falls; take in the sparkling water dancing in the sunlight and hear the sound of crisp sparkling water as it cascades down the limestone ledges. Then, pass through the charming town of Banff and enter Banff National Park. See Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness," Lake Louise, known for it's turquoise , glacier fed waters. The tranquil, crisp waters that mirror the magnificent peaks and lush forest all around will leave you speechless, making Lake Louise a perfect location to take a picture worth much more than 1,000 words!

Ramada Canmore or similar

Day 3

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

This morning, travel along the Icefields Parkway en route to stunning Jasper National Park. Stop to experience the breathtaking Athabasca Glacier, the most visited glacier in North America, nestled at the bottom of the Columbia Icefield. Then, board a Massive Brewster Ice Explorer, specially designed for glacial travel, and take a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. You will also have the opportunity to step onto the "Glacier Skywalk," - a glass floor observation platform suspended 918 feet over the Sunwapta Valley, offering spectacular views (optional excursion at an additional cost)! In the afternoon, arrive in Jasper.

Lobstick Lodge or similar

Day 4

Kamloops, BC

Today, travel westbound and leave the Province of Alberta behind to reach its neighbor, British Columbia. Along the way, you will be able to 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.

Ramada Kamloops or similar

Day 5

Vancouver, BC

This morning it's off to Vancouver, regarded as one of the world's most livable cities. Vancouver is a place where the mountains and the oceans seem to have had a love affair that resulted in a picturesque city with plenty of historical sites, including Gastown.

Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport or similar

Day 6

Transfer to Vancouver to Board Holland America's ms Westerdam

This morning, you will board Holland America's ms Westerdam, your floating hotel for the next week. Discover the many facilities aboard your ship and enjoy the striking vistas that surround you. An experienced crew is also on hand to outline the ship's many amenities and activities available.

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 it's 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)

Where the Gold Rush began, Skagway 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 port of call.

Day 11

Glacier Bay

The overwhelming grandeur of glaciers, exotic wildlife, and pristine environment combine to offer a breathtaking view of raw nature. Spend the entire day cruising a 60-mile passage, passing glaciers galore, abundant wildlife and scenic beauty unique in all the world. Experience the spectacle of glacier calving, where great chunks of ice are continually falling into the bay with a deafening roar, which enhances the fascinating scene.

Day 12

At Sea

One last day to relax and enjoy everything the Westerdam has to offer. Utilize the many on board amenities or just sit back and enjoy the view during this last day at sea.

Day 13

Disembark and Depart for Home

Today we disembark in beautiful Seward. Enjoy a city tour of this quaint city before ending in Anchorage for a farewell dinner and your evening departure.

Crowne Plaza Anchorage or similar


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. 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 tours 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.


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 Stateroom

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Oceanview Stateroom

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Verandah Stateroom

  • Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Holland America Line ms Westerdam Deck Plans

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

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