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Koningsdam Alaska Cruises

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Holland America Lines Koningsdam - Alaska Cruises

 

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.

Set sail on the Koningsdam as she departs Vancouver for a classic Alaska cruise featuring a UNESCO world treasure, Glacier Bay National Park. Our adventure begins with scenic cruising the pristine waters of the Inside Passage as we head to our ports of call in Alaska, which include Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. Go ashore and participate in many of the activities on offer including flight seeing and whale watching excursions.

There’s so much to see and do on a Holland America cruise. Relax and rejuvenate at the Greenhouse Spa. Attend an engaging lecture or learn how to edit and share your holiday photos and videos at the Digital Workshop. Take a cooking class and enjoy wine tasting. Learn about the ocean and natural world with BBC Earth Experiences. In the evening, be amazed by world-class entertainment options with up to 12 performance options per night. With something for everyone take in music in the following rooms - Rolling Stone Rock Room, Lincoln Center Stage, B.B King's Blues Club, Billboard Onboard and World Stage.

Enjoy a range of delicious dining options on the Koningsdam. From a casual bite to eat by the pool to a sophisticated 5-course meal in the main dining room, where you can sample dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit. You can also experience the exotic flavours of the Pan-Asian restaurant Tamarind and enjoy delicious fish and steak at the Pinnacle Grill. Other options include Canaletto - authentic Italian, Rudi's Sel de Mer - intimate contemporary French Brasserie, Nami Sushi. 24-hour in-room dining is also available.  

Holland America Line - Koningsdam - sails from Vancouver roundtrip on Saturdays from May till September 2020

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Day 1 - Sail from Vancouver

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Day 2 - Cruise the Inside Passage

Today cruise one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - the Inside Passage - where ships can sail close to steep mountain walls, giving magnificent views of the unbelievable scenery from forests to evocative towns.

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Day 3 - Tracy Arm / Juneau

The narrow Tracy Arm Fjord twists is way through the Tongass National Forest, surrounded by 300 foot high granite walls! The melting snowcaps create waterfalls which dot the shoreline, along with trees growing at odd angles from the rocky outcroppings. Catch a glimpse of the varied wildlife that make their home in and around the fjord’s icy waters, including black & brown bears, wolves, deer, moose, seals and whales At the end of the Fjord, view the dramatic Sawyer glaciers which are framed by the mountains. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, has an air of mystique – a town you cannot reach by road, you need to fly or come by sea! Juneau delights with an abundance of water, forests and mountains. Situated between the Coast Mountains and the Gastineau Channel, Juneau offers a lot of variety, with the immense Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields at its back door and the Tongass National Forest stretching out to the northeast. Juneau offers a variety of activities from shopping downtown to dogsledging, hiking, whale-watching and so much more.

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Day 4 - Skagway

Skagway was the gateway to the Klondike gold rush in 1898 and the glory days still resound through the town. Stroll through Skagway and browse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park or take a ride on the White Pass & Yukon narrow-guage railway and finish up in the Red Onion Saloon!

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Day 5 - Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. It has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world. Watch as monumental chunks of ice split off a glacier and thunder into the sea - the impact sending water hundreds of feet into the air. Hold your breath, catch the moment on film. Then wait for it all to happen again. As it always does….

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Day 6 - Ketchikan

With shops and houses built out over the water, Ketchikan clings to the shoreline of the Tongass Narrows. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flight sightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deepwater fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters.

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Day 7 - Cruise the Inside Passage

Cruise back along the Inside Passage and take in the breath-taking wilderness coastline, with snow capped mountain peaks, glaciers, and rain forests. You may see whales, eagles, sea lions, sea otters, and mountain sheep

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Day 8 - Arrive Vancouver

End your cruise back in Vancouver with time to explore more of this wonderful city at your leisure. Walk through the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden’s in vibrant Chinatown or visit Stanley Park, with its 1,000 acres of forests, gardens, lakes and lawns – right in the heart of the city.

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