As the excitement surrounding Alaska continues to grow so does the amazing offers from the leader in Alaska cruises and vacations. Holland America added the ms Noordam to the Alaska itinerary for 2015 and already the unmatched demand is filling the most popular sailing dates fast.
Noordam will be sailing a series of 7 night round trip Alaska cruises from Vancouver, B.C. With 20 departure dates to choose from you can pick the time and season for one of the most desired of all vacations destinations today.
Check out this itinerary of top rated ports, the inside passage and two of the best glacier laden fjord cruises in all of Alaska; Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay.
- Vancouver, B.C., Canada
- Northbound through the Inside Passage
- Tracy Arm, AK. - Scenic Cruising
- Juneau, AK. - Alaska State Capital
- Skagway, AK. - Home of the Klondike Gold Rush and White Pass/Yukon Railroad
- Glacier Bay, AK. - Scenic Cruising
- Ketchikan, AK. - known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.”
- Southbound through the Inside Passage
- Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Day 1 begins with your choice in exciting tours in the port city of Vancouver, B.C.
Day 2 find you sailing through the sheltered waters inside of Vancouver Island and on up to the remote inside passage of Alaska.
Day 3 continues the adventure as you sail into one of the most mystical fjords of all, the amazing Tracy Arm Fjord where the waterfalls cascade into the crystal green/blue waters and the twin Sawyer Glaciers located at the end of Tracy Arm. Iceburgs are a common sight in Tracy Arm as are Orcas whales, sea otters and harbor seals. Along the mountain sides one can spot many of the white mountain goats that inhabit this area.
Day 4 and the Capital of Juneau Alaska, the only state capitol not accessable by road. Juneau is also the top destination for whale watching and the Mendenhall Glacier is always a thriller.
Day 5 Skagway, Alaska is the home to the Klondike Gold Rush and White Pass and Yukon Railroad. history is alive in this well preserved historical town and favorite tour destination in Alaska. The White Pass and Yukon Railroad tour is one that many consider to be a must see in Skagway.
Day 6 enter the serenity of Glacier Bay and the summer feeding grounds for Alaska's humpback whales.
Day 7 and you're southbound through Alaska's scenic Inside Passage including the 300 miles of islands that make up the Alexander Archipelago.
Day 8 you'll wake to the sights of Vancouver Canada. A final breakfast and some fond goodbyes to the crew of the ms Noordam before disembarking and completing your full 7 day sailing of the amazing and wild journey to Alaska and back.