Alaska & Canada West

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip onboard Koningsdam.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip onboard Koningsdam.

The first of Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-class ships, Koningsdam combines 21st- century elegance and nautical tradition. Inspired by music, her design features fluid lines, light-filled spaces and innovative, new dining and entertainment venues—from the dazzling, two-story World Stage to Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Truly a destination all her own, there’s much to explore on Koningsdam.

Highlights of this cruise:

Vancouver, B.C., CA
Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble saw-milling settlement, today modern Vancouver, Canada is many things. It’s a bustling seaport, a hub for outdoor enthusiasts looking for active things to do in Vancouver, an ethnically diverse metropolis and Hollywood of the North. Hemmed in by mountains and sea, Vancouver seduces visitors with its combination of urban sophistication and laid-back attitude against a backdrop of glass towers and modern sights and plentiful green spaces.

Vancouver's culinary and cocktail scene is on the rise—and its excellent restaurants and hopping bars have a distinctively local stamp on them. If you are looking for where to go in Vancouver for music, theater and the arts, they are thriving in the city’s many museums, galleries and performance venues. Beyond the downtown attractions in Vancouver, days of exploration and sightseeing await among the colorful suburbs, unspoiled islands and the vast, rugged wilderness.

Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline.

Numerous ports along the way recount Alaska’s colorful history. In Sitka, an onion-domed church marks Russia’s onetime foothold in the Americas; Ketchikan provides a glimpse of the Native Alaskan experience, with historic totem poles and native-arts galleries; and the legendary town center of Skagway bustles as it did at the turn of the 19th century, when it served as the rowdy Wild West gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush.

Tracy Arm Inlet
Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains flank this fjord, fringed by the largest intact coastal temperate rain forest in the United States. Old-growth trees colonized Tracy Arm's mouth long ago as the Ice Age retreated. But further up the sinuous 48-kilometer (30-mile) waterway, its icy grip lingers a little. There, the twin Sawyer Glaciers flow from the peaks down to the sea, sloughing off stories-high chunks of water frozen decades or even centuries before. Even more glorious than nearby Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm is part of the 5.7 million acres (or around 23,000 square kilometers) of pure wilderness sheltered by the Tongass National Forest (America's biggest). Visitors often see bears, whales and mountain goats roaming across various corners of this pristine area—not to mention chubby baby seals resting on the ice floes. Summer temperatures average 35 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 16 degrees Celsius), so pack warm clothing. And don';t forget waterproof gear, even when traveling by cruise ship: More than a meter and a half of rain falls here each year! We also recommend a water bottle, thermos or reusable coffee cup: On scenic cruising days, cruise ships ban paper and disposable plastic products that could litter this unsullied environment.

Juneau, Alaska, US
Juneau, Alaska may well be the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.

The city itself is pleasant, but the real highlight of a visit to Juneau is tracking down some wildlife. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay—bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve such as Chichagof or Admiralty Island to spy some bears lolling around. The sleepy, misty city of around 32,000—mostly fishermen and small-business owners—has a frontier town vibe, but welcomes more than a million visitors each summer to its natural attractions, cementing Juneau as Alaska’s number-one tourist destination.

Skagway, Alaska, US
At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colorful history, pristine wildlife and unrivaled natural beauty.

Glacier Bay
Frosted crags descend into mossy forests and a 457-meter-deep (1,500-foot-deep) fjord at this World Heritage Site, which is also one of the planet’s largest biosphere reserves. Stone, ice and water continue to collide, sculpting a dramatic landscape that is the crown jewel of southeastern Alaska’s natural wonders.

Ketchikan, Alaska, US
Alaska’s “First City” of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain.

Ketchikan has long been an important hub of the salmon-fishing and -packing industries—visitors can try their luck on a sportfishing excursion or simply savor the fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. It is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (34)
Quad Triple Twin Single

L - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,849 Request

N - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,849 Request

K - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,859 Request

J - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,869 Request

I - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,879 Request

IQ - Large Interior Spa Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,889 Request

F - Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,069 Request

E - Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,089 Request

D - Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,109 Request

C - Oceanview Staterooms

Request Request AU$ 2,129 Request

FB - Family Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,144 Request

CQ - Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,149 Request

FA - Family Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,164 Request

VH - Verandah Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 2,219 Request

VF - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,589 Request

VE - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,619 Request

VD - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,649 Request

VC - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,679 Request

VB - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,709 Request

VA - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,739 Request

V - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,769 Request

VQ - Spa Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,799 Request

VS - Verandah Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 2,799 Request

B - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 3,109 Request

BC - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 3,109 Request

A - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 3,179 Request

AS - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 3,249 Request

OO - Outside

Request Request AU$ 3,674 Request

SY - Signature Suite

Request Request AU$ 4,449 Request

SS - Signature Suite

Request Request AU$ 4,519 Request

SC - Neptune Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,049 Request

SB - Neptune Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,249 Request

SA - Neptune Suites

Request Request AU$ 5,449 Request

SQ - Neptune Spa Suites

Request Request AU$ 5,649 Request

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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