Glacier Bay Discovery (Northbound)

Inside Passage cruise from Vancouver to Seward provides many post-cruise land tour options.

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $699 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Sail from Vancouver, British Columbia aboard a modern Holland America Line ship, a perfect base for exploring Alaska. The one way cruise option allows for a wide selection of land tour options to customize an in-depth Alaska vacation experience. Ports of call include the picturesque towns of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway where you can add optional shore excursions from our list of day tours, plus a day of sailing into Glacier Bay National Park before crossing the Gulf of Alaska and ending in Seward.

Tour Overview

Enjoy a one-way Inside Passage Cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seward, Alaska including a day in Glacier Bay National Park aboard Holland America Line. You’ll sail with the finest premium fleet in Alaska and enjoy award-winning five-star service, spacious staterooms, sumptuous dining and first-rate entertainment while seeing some of the most beautiful coastline in the world! Cruise in luxury through inland waterways of Alaska with its awe-inspiring rugged mountain landscapes. Port stops along the way include visits in KetchikanJuneau and Skagway where there is time to enjoy uniquely different Alaskan towns and perhaps take one of many optional tours while on shore.

Please note: Passengers must provide full legal names and dates of birth at the time of booking.



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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Sunday: Depart Vancouver

Board your cruise ship today and begin your journey through the beautiful Inside Passage. Embarkation begins at 12:00 noon and all guests are required to be on board 1 hour prior to departure. The ship will depart at approximately 5:00 pm.

Day
2

Monday: At Sea Cruising

You will be at sea the entire day today. Spend time enjoying the many amenities aboard the ship, such as the health spa, swimming pool, movie theater, casino, tennis and basketball courts, duty-free shops and library. Relax in the lounge or by the pool.

Day
3

Tuesday: Ketchikan, Alaska

Located on Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is known as Alaska's Native Cultural Center and Sportfishing Capital. Native art and culture flourish here due to the large population of Native Alaskans, represented by the three indigenous tribes: the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. The city is also home to the largest collection of totem poles in the world. Spend your time in port shopping, touring Misty Fjords by ship or plane, canoeing in a traditional native canoe, or touring the backcountry by jeep (not included in tour price). The ship will be in port from approximately 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Day
4

Wednesday: Juneau, Alaska

Today you will visit Alaska's capital city, Juneau. Located in the Tongass Rainforest, the area is known for its lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers. There is something for everyone in Juneau - shopping, glacier dog sledding, sea kayaking, flight seeing tours, and glacier hiking (not included in tour price). The ship will arrive in Juneau at approximately 10:00 am and depart at approximately 10:00 pm.

Day
5

Thursday: Skagway, Alaska

Enjoy a visit to historic Skagway today. The rich history and beautiful natural surroundings combine to create unparalleled sightseeing and recreation opportunities. The two most popular routes to the Klondike began here and tens of thousands of gold seekers poured through during the famous "Rush of ' 98". Spend the day enjoying a guided tour of Skagway, taking a narrow gauge rail journey over the famous White Pass Route, or touring into Canada's Yukon Territory (not included in tour price). The ship will be in Skagway from approximately 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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6

Friday: Cruising Glacier Bay National Park

Enjoy your day as you cruise to Alaska through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Marvel at this ice-age wonder as you cruise past tide-water glaciers, snow capped mountains and freshwater rivers. Keep watch for whales, sea lions, bears, and puffins, as well as glacier calving (when chunks of ice fall off the glacier).

Day
7

Saturday: Day at Sea

You will be at sea the entire day today. Spend time enjoying the many amenities aboard the ship, such as the health spa, swimming pool, movie theater, casino, tennis and basketball courts, duty-free shops and library. Relax in the lounge or by the pool.

Day
8

Sunday: Arrive Seward

You will awake this morning in Seward. Disembarkation begins at 6:00 am.



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Browse Dates & Rates

Availability and pricing can change at any time so listed rates are subject to change until your cruise/tour is confirmed. Please contact us for the most up to date prices.

*Listed rates are the starting prices, please note taxes are in addition.

MS Zaandam  7 Days Northbound from Vancouver         SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2017 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 14 $899 $1139 $2199
May 28 $999 $1239 $2499
June 11 $1049 $1289 $2599
June 25 $1099 $1339 $2699
July 9 $1099 $1339 $2799
July 23 $1099 $1339 $2799
August 6 $1099 $1339 $2699
August 20 $1099 $1239 $2499
September 3 $949 $1189 $2199
MS Noordam  7 Days Northbound from Vancouver          SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2017 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 21 $899 $1139 $1499
June 4 $999 $1189 $1699
June 18 $1099 $1339 $1899
July 2 $1099 $1339 $2099
July 16 $1199 $1439 $2099
July 30 $1199 $1439 $2099
August 13 $1099 $1439 $2099
August 27 $999 $1339 $1999
September 10 $899 $1239 $1899

Prices listed are per person prices, based on double occupancy and are subject to change at any time until the deposit is received. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

  • Passport numbers and issuing country are required at time of booking!
  • Passport / Visa Requirements: Passports are required for all passengers! This tour includes travel to both Canada and the United States. You will need to have a passport and any required visas for entry into both countries.
  • Other cruise cabins: This tour includes a MM category inside cabin on the cruise. Outside cabins (with a window) may be available. Please inquire about availability and additional surcharge. Holland America has over 25 cabin categories. If you prefer a higher cruise cabin category, please contact us for applicable rates. Single rates are available on request.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any time after confirmation: minimum $350 per person
  • 45-60 days prior to arrival: 30% of invoice total
  • 31-44 days prior to arrival: 60% of invoice total
  • 30 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of invoice total (no refund)

Taxes are approximately $350 per person and are not included in these rates. Additionally a fuel surcharge of up to $9 per person per cruise day may be charged if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel.



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Browsing Optional Add-on's for the Glacier Bay Discovery (Northbound):

Availability: May 20 - September 8, 2017
Starting at: $207 / per person
Duration: 6.25 hours

Start your "Best of Juneau" day tour in Alaska with a narrated, guided tour to spectacular Mendenhall Glacier and its adjacent Visitor Center. Explore the area on your own before you continue your Alaska whale watching adventure from Auke Bay.  Here you will board a custom designed jet boat providing a comfortable platform for a superb Juneau whale watching adventure.  The touring... Read More


Availability: May 16 - September 16, 2016
Starting at: $169 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

On this active Ketchikan day tour, explore the waters of Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage and the Bering Sea aboard the Aleutian Ballad, an authentic commercial crabbing vessel, made famous by the show “Deadliest Catch”. Learn about the vessel and its colorful history while you cruise to the fishing grounds with local commercial fishermen. Once there, watch your Ketchikan crew as they haul... Read More


Availability: May 15 - August 30, 2017, dependent on glacier conditions
Starting at: $529 / per person
Duration: 2.75 hours

This Juneau day tour combines the excitement of a helicopter flightseeing tour with dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier! Enjoy spectacular scenery of lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses and glacier carved peaks as you fly to the dogsled camp on Mendenhall Glacier. Your time at the sled dog camp will include instructions on dog sledding, stories about the famous Iditarod... Read More


Availability: May 7 - September 24, 2017 dependent on glacier conditions
Starting at: $329 / per person
Duration: 2 hours

This Skagway tour transports you on a scenic helicopter flight to explore one of Alaska's grand glaciers left over from the last Ice Age. As you ascend above Skagway, you will view the Taiya Inlet and the Gold Rush ghost town of Dyea. Once the helicopter lands on Meade Glacier, an expert Alaska guide will tell you about the ancient... Read More


Availability: May 10 - September 20, 2017 (dependent on glacier conditions)
Starting at: $311 / per person
Duration: 6.5 hours

This Juneau day trip begins paddling across Mendenhall Lake in an 8-person canoe. Take in the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier ahead as well as the blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Upon reaching the beach near the glacier's edge, trade in the paddles for backpacks and trekking poles. With the use of crampons, you will hike on moderate glacier terrain exploring... Read More


Availability: May 11 - September 16, 2017
Starting at: $141 / per person
Duration: 4 hours

Start this Ketchikan tour with an exciting cruise along the Alaska shoreline in a motorized inflatable boat. Various sea mammals, bald eagles, and migrating seabirds may be spotted so don't forget your camera and binoculars! Upon reaching a remote island in the Tongass National Forest, you will join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for an guided hike through the unspoiled... Read More


Availability: May 11 - September 16, 2017
Starting at: $104 / per person
Duration: 3.5 hours

The Ketchikan tour and canoeing adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board Indian-style 37-foot, 20-passenger canoes which are stable and easy to maneuver. Paddle with an experienced guide, scan the shore for wildlife, and learn the unique natural and cultural history of the Ketchikan area. The lake, part of a lush... Read More


Availability: Varies as noted
Starting at: $122 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a Skagway day trip where you can re-live the Gold Rush with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway as it steams through its second century of history! This forty-mile round trip train ride climbs from tidewater at Skagway to the Summit of the White Pass, a 2,865 foot rise in elevation! Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold... Read More


Availability: May 2 - September 28, 2017 except as noted
Starting at: $103 / per person
Duration: 6.5 hours

This tour is a favorite among those seeking a more complete Gold Rush experience. Travel 150 miles roundtrip on an awesome adventure into Canada's Yukon Territory! Experience the beauty of the Klondike Highway as you travel north in a comfortable mini-coach, paralleling much of the original White Pass Trail to the summit and beyond. View icy lakes, glaciers, and magnificent... Read More




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