Essential Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

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Highlights
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Experience
  • Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service 
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise
  • Accommodation throughout
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Essential Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

A wonderful Canada Holiday experience, the Essential Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise. Fly from the UK to Calgary and transfer to Banff for a 3 night stay in your chosen hotel in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Relax and enjoy the Rocky Mountaineer as you travel from Banff, through the Rocky Mountains, to the vibrant city of Vancouver. The Rocky Mountaineer 2 day, all daylight journey, includes an overnight stay in Kamloops.  Spend 2 days discovery all that Vancouver has to offer before joining Holland America’s Volendam for a 7 night, awe-inspiring Alaska Cruise!  The Rockies & Alaska Cruise – a truly an essential Canada holiday experience.

 

The Rocky Mountaineer – 2 day Rail Journey – 

AN ONBOARD EXPERIENCE  LIKE NO OTHER

Rocky Mountaineer’s custom-designed, all-dome fleet ensures unparalleled views of Western Canada’s spectacular scenery through areas unreachable by cars or other tour operators. The trains only travel during daylight hours, with nights spent  in the comfort of specially chosen hotel.

The chef-created cuisine onboard Rocky Mountaineer is of the highest standard, inspired by fresh Western Canadian ingredients, and keeps even the most discerning palates happy. The unique storytelling by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts, together  with friendships formed with fellow guests, help create an unforgettable journey for you.

 

Holland America Line’s Volendam

Cruise roundtrip from Vancouver, BC, through the scenic Inside Passage to Ketchikan. Watch for whales, Dahl porpoises and bald eagles, en route to majestic Glacier Bay National Park.

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

 

Essential Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise - The Rocky Mountaineer                    Essential Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise - Holland America's Volendam

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfer to Banff
  • 3 nights in Banff
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
  • 2 nights in Vancouver
  • 7 night Holland America Alaska Cruise
  • Transfer from Cruise to Vancouver Airport

  Prices based on 2 share, departing London 12 September 2019. Flights also available from Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen. Alternative dates and durations also available, please call for details

Itinerary

Essential Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise
On arrival in Calgary, transfer to your chosen hotel in Banff. Transfer inc,luded.
On arrival in Vancouver, make your way to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay.
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.
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
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.
At every turn, you’ll find yourself immersed in gold rush lore, from the infamous Red Onion Saloon that still keeps a pistol that Wyatt Earp left behind en route to the Klondike, to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, a classic narrow-gauge railway that traverses rugged mountains and passes cascading waterfalls and towering glaciers as it connects Skagway to Whitehorse deep in the Yukon. Much of the town has been preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, where rangers offer free walking tours around the historic district. Here you’ll also find a vibrant local community, home to a rich collection of local galleries, curio shops and restaurants serving seafood plucked fresh from nearby water
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Skagway, Alaska, US
SEA Sep 14, 2019
Arrives 07:00 AMDeparts 09:00 PM
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Glacier Bay
SEA Sep 15, 2019
Arrives 07:00 AMDeparts 04:00 PM
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Ketchikan, Alaska, US
SEA Sep 16, 2019
Arrives 10:00 AMDeparts 06:00 PM
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Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
SEA Sep 17, 2019

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Vancouver, B.C., CA
SEA Sep 18, 2019
Arrives 07:00 AM
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Suites & Staterooms

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Inside
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Ocean View
From £1,079

Lanai
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Vista Suite
From £1,699

Neptune & Pinnacle Suite
From £2,249
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Inside
Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.
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.
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Ships
Your Ship: Volendam

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

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Guests

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Width


Activities
Onboard Activities

Each day onboard offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

America's Test Kitchen

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America’s Test Kitchen offers live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops.
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O The Oprah Magazine

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Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine have partnered on an exciting initiative that will unite the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to wellness, connection and personal growth through a series of cruises and activities that will bring the magazine to life for all on board.
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Explorations Central

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Activity
Explorations Central (EXC™) offers local insights, activities and cultural encounters that make your journey more engaging, vivid and meaningful.
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Greenhouse Spa & Salon

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Spoil yourself with a massage or other treats at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.
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The Mainstage

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Entertainment
Enjoy an exciting variety of performances on the Mainstage.
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Casino Action

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Activity
The Casino offers games for all levels.
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Explorer's Lounge

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Bars and Lounges
Elegant and refined, stop by for a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail.
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Club HAL

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Kids ages 3 to 17 can enjoy an array of exciting activities. Registration required for children under 13.
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Fitness

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Take a class in our professionally staffed Fitness Center.
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Onboard Shopping

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Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping onboard.
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Ocean Bar

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Bars and Lounges
Enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live music.
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7-Day Alaskan Inside Passage

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Glacier Bay

Sep 15, 2019
Arrives 07:00 AM
Departs 04:00 PM
CRUISING ONLY, ROUTE TIME SUBJECT TO WEATHER ICE
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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.
The area’s first European explorer missed it all—but with good reason. When Captain George Vancouver sailed here in 1794, a vast shield of ice, more than 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) thick, dominated the area. In one of the fastest retreats on record, the glaciers shrank back 105 kilometers (65 miles) by 1916. The formerly glacier-squashed land is rebounding now, rising 30 millimeters (1.18 inches) each year. Visitors can observe this rebirth: A spruce-hemlock rain forest has sprouted near the mouth of Glacier Bay. Farther north, the more recently exposed land shows sharper edges and thinner vegetation. Still, it’s enough to encourage the return of wildlife, from bald eagles to bears, moose and humpback whales.
While the national park is open year round, most travelers prefer the warmth of late May to early September. Even in summer, be prepared for any weather—especially rain! Pack a hat, gloves, wool or fleece layers, a warm coat and waterproof gear if you want to admire the landscape from the open deck of your ship.
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. You can see intricately carved totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Park, while the attractions of Saxman Village just outside of Ketchikan offers the chance to see Tlingit culture in action, with working carvers and a dance show in the clan house. And leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art, while exploring gold rush­–era tourist attractions like Dolly’s House Museum.
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.
Upon dis-embarkation, transfer to Vancouver Airport for your overnight flight to the UK. Private transfer is included

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