Majestic Alaska Cruise & Tour

From $2699 (was $2949)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

15 Days
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Introduction

Leave no sight unseen on this Alaskan vacation! Start off with gold mining in Fairbanks, wildlife in majestic Denali, colorful coastal villages, and a cruise through Kenai Fjords. Then, sail aboard the ms Westerdam—passing stunning glaciers and pristine coastline, with the spectacularly scenic Inside Passage for a grand finale.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Majestic Alaska Cruise & Tour!

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Fairbanks
  • Denali National Park
  • Seward
  • Kanai Fjords National Park
  • Homer
  • Anchorage
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Haines
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan
Cruise Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Holland America Cruise Line's ms Westerdam
Hotel Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 2 Lunches
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 tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Trip Highlights

  • Explore Seward and Homer, two very different quaint and remote fishing communities
  • Visit historic Denali National Park and sail Kenai Fjords National Park, two of Alaska's most majestic natural treasures
  • Included visit to Gold Dredge #8 where you'll relive the Frontier State's gold rush history
  • Cruise the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska

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Majestic Alaska Cruise & Tour

Tours Starts: Fairbanks, Alaska

Tours Ends: Vancouver, Canada

Day 1

Arrive in Fairbanks

If you purchased your airline tickets from YMT, you will be welcomed by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

River’s Edge Resort or similar

Day 2

Gold Dredge #8 Visit

Explore the area’s gold mining history as we visit the restored Gold Dredge #8. Learn to pan for gold and take a picture with the Trans-Alaskan pipeline. In the afternoon, explore more of Fairbanks on your own.

River’s Edge Resort or similar

Day 3

Denali Natural History Tour

We leave Fairbanks and travel on the Parks Highway en route to Denali National Park. At 6 million acres, Denali National Park is one of the world's great frontiers for wilderness adventure. Get a deeper look at this amazing park as we embark on a Denali Natural History Tour. With a focus on the rich, cultural history of Denali National Park, the Denali Natural History Tour provides insight into the diverse native and early pioneer influences in and around Denali. Visit Savage Cabin, the original cook's cabin in the park's first tourist camp, and still a ranger patrol cabin used by the Park Service. The balance of the day is yours to explore more of the area at your own pace.

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort or similar

OPTION: ALASKA RAILROAD UPGRADEOPTION: ALASKA RAILROAD UPGRADE:

Upgrade to a scenic 4-hour train ride along the famous Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali Park. Enjoy 360° views in upper-level seats on Deluxe Dome Railcars for $189 p/p. Alaska Railroad upgrade must be prebooked. Please add this option at time of booking.







OPTION: TUNDRA WILDERNESS TOUROPTION: TUNDRA WILDERNESS TOUR:

Upgrade to the 7-8 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour for a more in-depth Denali National Park experience for only $95 p/p. By traveling 53 miles into the park where opportunities for wildlife viewing increase. Please note that the park road is unpaved and riding on the elementary park bus for a longer duration may be strenuous for some. Please add this option at time of booking.







Day 4

Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters and Anchorage City Tour

Travel through Matanuska-Susitna Valley, one of the most important agricultural areas in Alaska. En route, we will visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters near Wasilla where you will have the opportunity to learn about “The Last Great Race.” Afterwards, continue to Anchorage for an included lunch stop and a city tour of downtown. (L)

Crowne Plaza Anchorage or similar

Day 5

Anchorage to Homer

This morning, continue across the Kenai Peninsula to Homer. Upon arrival, your Tour Director will take you to the Homer Spit, which features the longest road into ocean waters in the entire world! Enjoy a guided walk along the Homer Docks and see the infamous Salty Dawg Saloon, which is constructed out of several of the city's historic buildings.

The Ocean Shores or similar

Day 6

Homer Leisure Day

Enjoy this day at leisure in the quaint town of Homer, the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.

The Ocean Shores or similar

Day 7

Seward Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise

Today, board a catamaran for another highlight: a 6-hour cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park to see marine wildlife, witness tidewater glacier calving, and feast on an included Alaskan Salmon and prime rib lunch buffet. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Seward. (L)

Windsong Lodge or similar

Day 8

Embarkation in Seward (8:00 PM)

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Seward today before we board Holland America's ms Westerdam, your floating hotel for the next week. Discover the ship's many available amenities and activities and settle in for a spectacular cruise ahead!

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay National Park

The overwhelming grandeur of glaciers, exotic wildlife and pristine environment combine to offer a breathtaking view of raw nature. Witness glacier ice “calve” (break off) and fall into the bay with a deafening roar as you spend the day cruising a 60-mile passage.

Day 11

Haines (6:30 AM–9:00 PM)

Use the day to explore the town and its native art galleries, local shops, and the historic Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center.

Day 12

Juneau (8:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Nicknamed “Little San Francisco” because of its narrow streets and multicolored houses, Juneau is Alaska’s state capital. Inaccessible by roads, visitors and goods are brought to Juneau by either sea or air.

Day 13

Ketchikan (11:00 AM–7:00 PM)

This distinctive and eye-catching city is built on stilts over the water. Stroll Creek Street, the former “Red Light” district with its gold shops, gift boutiques, and restaurants or visit the Totem Pole Park at Saxman Native Village.

Day 14

Inside Passage Cruising

Cruise along Alaska's famous Inside Passage, one of the most scenic sea lanes in the world, and the west coast of Vancouver island.

Day 15

Disembark in Vancouver and Depart for Home (7:00 AM)

Note: Departure flights from Vancouver to some cities are overnight and arrive the following day.


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

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

Balcony

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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