Glacier Bay Discovery (Southbound)

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

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $699 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Sail across the Gulf of Alaska to the Inside Passage and then Vancouver, British Columbia. This one-way cruise option aboard a modern Holland America Line ship is a perfect base for exploring Alaska, as well as allowing a wide selection of land tour options for a more in-depth Alaska vacation. Ports of calls include the picturesque towns of Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan where you can add optional shore excursions from our list of day tours, plus a day of sailing into Glacier Bay National Park.

Tour Overview

Enjoy a one-way Inside Passage cruise from Seward to Vancouver 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 Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan where there is time to enjoy uniquely different Alaskan towns and perhaps take one of many optional tours while on shore.

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



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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Sunday: Depart Seward, Alaska

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 2 hours prior to departure. The ship will depart at approximately 8:00 pm.

Day
2

Monday: 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
3

Tuesday: Cruising Glacier Bay National Park

Enjoy the day on your Alaska cruise 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, puffins and many sea birds. Hopefully while parked in front the glacier you will see some calving, a thrilling spectacle where giant chunks of ice fall off the glacier.

Day
4

Wednesday: Haines, Alaska

Today you will visit the small town of Haines. Located on the pristine shores of America's longest fjord, Haines is a unique blend of arts, culture, history, wildlife and scenic beauty. While in port, tour of a native Tlingit village, float through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, or take a water taxi to the nearby town of Skagway (not included in tour price). The ship will be in port from approximately 6:30am to 9:00pm.

Day
5

Thursday: 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 8:00 am and depart at approximately 6:00 pm.

Day
6

Friday: 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 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Day
7

Saturday: Cruising the Inside Passage

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 Vancouver

You will awake this morning Vancouver. Disembarkation begins at 7:00 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 rates.

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

MS Zaandam  7 Days Southbound from Seward                    SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2017 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 21 $999 $1239 $2579
June 4 $1099 $1339 $2699
June 18 $1199 $1439 $2799
July 2 $1199 $1439 $2899
July 16 $1199 $1439 $2999
July 30 $1199 $1439 $2899
August 13 $1099 $1339 $2699
August 27 $999 $1189 $2399
September 10 $899 $1139 $2199
MS Noordam  7 Days Southbound from Seward                    SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2017 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 28 $899 $1139 $1599
June 11 $1099 $1339 $1799
June 25 $1199 $1439 $2099
July 9 $1299 $1539 $2199
July 23 $1299 $1539 $2199
August 6 $1199 $1539 $2199
August 20 $1199 $1539 $2199
September 3 $999 $1339 $1999
September 17 $999 $1339 $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 (Southbound):

Availability: May 16 - September 16, 2017
Starting at: $167 / per person
Duration: 4 hours

On this exciting  tour out of Ketchikan, fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way up old rugged logging trails to scenic overlooks. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 20-passenger Indian-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack... Read More


Availability: May 1 - September 30, 2017
Starting at: $200 / per person
Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Ketchikan salmon fishing day trips can be lots of FUN! You will be fishing for one or more of the five types of salmon while keeping an eye out for eagles, whales and other sea life on the 4 to 5-hour saltwater fishing charter. You will be met at the cruise ship dock and the tour departs from an adjacent dock. NOTE:... Read More


Availability: May 15 - September 15, 2017
Starting at: $93 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

Looking for a Juneau day tour just perfect for your friends and/or family? First, enjoy a historical tour of Juneau including the state capitol. Then, turn up the road to Gold Creek and “Last Chance Basin”, where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold in 1880. Now it is time for you to try your luck and learn how to... Read More


Availability: May 22 - September 15, 2017 (except Sept 9)
Starting at: $140 / per person
Duration: 3.5 hours

This Juneau day trip is a perfect and gentle introduction to Alaskan white water rafting. This tour out of Juneau begins with a scenic drive to Mendenhall Lake, where you will suit up with whitewater rafting gear and board your 8 to 12 passenger raft. Your professional guide will explain the natural phenomena at work in the valley as you float past... Read More


Availability: May 12 - September 22, 2017
Starting at: $249 / per person
Duration: 1.25 hours

This Ketchikan flightseeing tour allows you to take in the majesty of Misty Fjords National Monument from the best viewpoint - from the air, in a floatplane! See towering cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls, icy saltwater fjords, and miles of glacier-carved gorges during this flight seeing tour. During this scenic flight from Ketchikan, your... Read More


Availability: May 12 - September 4, 2017
Starting at: $122 / per person
Duration: 6 hours

This Seward day trip takes you to explore the beauty of Resurrection Bay during a 6-hour kayaking and hiking tour. Depart from Lowell Point and paddle your two person kayak along the coastline. Hike through a temperate rain forest and explore the beach. This kayaking and hiking day tour from Seward is perfect for those looking for a relaxing day... Read More


Availability: May 20 - September 8, 2017
Starting at: $135 / per person
Duration: 3.5 hours

Your Juneau whale watching adventure begins with a narrated transfer from the Juneau cruise ship pier (in downtown Juneau) to Auke Bay. Here you will board the state of the art jet boat which is custom designed for Juneau whale watching and features large windows as well as an outside viewing deck. Watch for humpback whales that return to the... Read More




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