Ultimate Alaskan Cruise & Tour

From $2899 (was $5798)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

17 Days

Includes all meals on cruise
Passport Required
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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.

Trip includes

  • 7-night Alaska Cruise: aboard Holland America Line's ms Westerdam. All meals onboard the ship are included. 

  • 9-night land tour: Hotel accommodations based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels. 2 lunches on the land tour. 

  • Service: A professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed

  • 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

Moderate Activity Level

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Trip highlights

  • Explore Seward and Homer, two very different quaint and remote fishing communities
  • Visit iconic 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
  • Marvel as huge pieces of ice calve from glaciers

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Ultimate Alaskan Cruise & Tour

Tours Starts: Fairbanks

Tours Ends: Vancouver

Day 1

Arrive in Fairbanks

Today your Alaskan adventure begins upon arrival in Fairbanks

River's Edge Resort or similar

Day 2

Fairbanks and Gold Dredge #8

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

Fairbanks to Denali

We leave Fairbanks and travel south on the Parks Highway en route to Denali National Park. Arrive in Denali in the afternoon with time to explore the area on your own or join one of the many optional excursions available.

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort or similar

Ultimate Alaskan Cruise & Tour 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 $185 p/p. Alaska Railroad upgrade must be prebooked.


Day 4

Denali Natural History Tour

At 6 million acres, Denali National Park is one of the world's great frontiers for wilderness adventure. This morning, embark on a Denali natural history tour. With a focus on the rich, cultural history of Denali National Park, the tour provides insight into the diverse native and early pioneer influences in and around Denali. The balance of the day is yours to explore more of the area at your own pace.

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort or similar

Ultimate Alaskan Cruise & Tour 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 $78 p/p. This tour travels 53 miles into the park. Opportunities for wildlife viewing increase as you travel farther into the park, and additional viewpoints enhance your chances for spotting Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley. Please note that the park road is unpaved and riding on the elementary park bus for a longer duration may be strenuous for some. Tundra Wilderness Tour includes a snack. Tundra Wilderness Tour option must be prebooked.

Day 5

Denali to Seward via Anchorage

We leave Denali this morning to continue our journey south. 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." We stop in Anchorage for an included lunch and continue on to Seward in the afternoon. (L)

Edgewater Hotel or similar

Day 6

Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise

Today, enjoy 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. (L)

Edgewater Hotel or similar

Day 7

Seward to Homer

This morning, we continue by motor coach and travel across the Kenai Peninsula to Homer, the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World. Upon arrival, your Tour Director will take you on a guided walk along the Homer Docks and the infamous Salty Dawg Saloon.

The Ocean Shores or similar

Day 8

Homer Leisure Day

Enjoy the day at leisure in this quaint town.

The Ocean Shores or similar

Day 9

Return to Anchorage

Today we leave Homer and the Kenai Peninsula as we head north to Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

Crowne Plaza Anchorage or similar

Day 10

Seward and Embarkation

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Anchorage. En route to Seward we visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see Alaska's wildlife up close. In the afternoon, board your cruise ship.

Day 11

At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea to reflect on all the exciting things you have seen during your Alaska land tour as you sail across the Gulf of Alaska. The daily newsletter outlines various shipboard activities and the ship's experienced crew is at your disposal to help with suggestions.

Day 12

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 13

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 14

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. A Mendenhall Glacier tour and the Mt. Roberts Tramway are amongst the most popular activities here.

Day 15

Ketchikan (11:00 AM–7:00 PM)

This distinctive and eye-catching city is built on stilts over the water, with a boardwalk and weathered stairways that cling to the granite cliffs. 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 16

Scenic Inside Passage Cruising

Cruise along the Alaska Inside Passage and the west coast of Vancouver Island. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea lanes in the world. The scenery is breathtaking with forests in a hundred shades of green, turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns.

Day 17

Disembark in Vancouver and Depart for Home

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

  • 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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