Majestic Alaska Cruise & Tour

From $2799 (was $3049)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

15 Days
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Alaska Vacation Details

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 Noordam—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!

Tour Includes

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

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Tour 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

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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Majestic Alaska

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.

SpringHill Suites Fairbanks 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.

SpringHill Suites Fairbanks 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 Park Village 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.

Best Western Bidarka 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.

Best Western Bidarka or similar

Day 7

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)

Breeze Inn or similar

Day 8

Embarkation in Whittier (5:00 PM)

This morning continue to Whittier, named for ‘America’s finest religious poet’, John Greenleaf Whittier. In the afternoon you will board Holland America’s ms Noordam, your floating hotel for the net week. Discover the ship’s many available amenities and activities and settle in for a spectacular cruise ahead!

Day 9

Hubbard Glacier

Today, cruise along Hubbard Glacier, the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. Witness the spectacle of glacial calving, when large chunks of ice crash into the water, creating a gloriously booming sound the native Tlingit people called “white thunder.” Hubbard is more than 70 miles long; the cliff face you sail along is six miles wide and over 300 feet high!

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

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.

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. 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

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You can move travel dates easily and without incurring cancellation fees or penalties. You can change your land tour date anytime up to 45 days prior to departure and your cruise tour up to 95 days prior to departure. See our 2021 Peace of Mind Program for more details.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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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