Alaskan Explorer Cruise Glacier Bay

Holland America Line cruises are a very popular way to see Alaska for the first time.

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $799 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Sailing along Alaska's scenic Inside Passage coastline is one of the world's greatest cruise experiences. Each day majestic coastal landscapes greet you as you relax on deck aboard a modern luxury cruise vessel with Holland America Line. Along the way stops include the picturesque towns of Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan as well as Victoria, B.C. where you can explore on your own, or add optional shore excursions from our list of day tours. This cruise route on board the MS Eurodam includes sailing into Glacier Bay National Park for up-close glacier viewing.

Tour Overview

Enjoy a 7-night round trip Inside Passage Cruise from Seattle including sailing into 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 sailing along the most beautiful coastline in the world! Cruise in luxury through pristine water of Alaska and each day get awesome views of the rugged coastal mountain scenery of the Tongass National Forest. Port stops along the way include visits in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan Alaska as well as Victoria, British Colombia, Canada where there is time to enjoy uniquely different coastal towns and perhaps take one of many optional tours while on shore.

Please note that all cruise passengers must provide their full names and dates of birth at the time of booking.


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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Saturday: Depart Seattle

Board your cruise ship today and begin your journey through the beautiful Inside Passage. Embarkation begins at 1:00 pm and all guests are required to be on board 1 hour prior to departure. The ship will depart at approximately 4:00 pm.

Day
2

Sunday: Day 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

Monday: Juneau, Alaska

Cruise scenic Stephens Passage today on your way to Alaska's capital city, Juneau. There is something for everyone in Juneau - shopping, glacier dog sledding, sea kayaking, flight seeing tours, and glacier hiking and active tours (not included in tour price). The ship will arrive in Juneau at approximately 1:00 pm and depart at approximately 10:00 pm.

Day
4

Tuesday: Glacier Cruising

Enjoy your day as you 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, and puffins as well as glacier calving.

Day
5

Wednesday: Sitka, Alaska

Today you will visit the scenic, multicultural city of Sitka. The area has long been home to the Tlingit native peoples and served as the capital of Russian-America. Remnants of the city's past abound with Russian architecture standing alongside Tlingit totem poles. Enjoy an optional kayaking trip (not included in tour price). The ship will be in port from approximately 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Day
6

Thursday: 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 until 1:00 pm.

Day
7

Friday: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Most of the day will be spent cruising back to Seattle. At approximately 6:00 pm, the ship will arrive in Victoria, British Columbia for a short port call; the ship will depart at approx. 12:00 am (midnight).

Day
8

Saturday: Arrive Seattle

You will awake this morning back in Seattle. 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 prices.

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

MS Eurodam  7 Day Roundtrip From Seattle                         SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2018 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 12 $999 $1239 $1349
May 19 $999 $1219 $1479
May 26 $1049 $1399 $1499
June 2 $1199 $1539 $1779
June 9 $1169 $1469 $1579
June 16 $1299 $1699 $2199
June 23 $1399 $1799 $1949
June 30 $1399 $1799 $2299
July 7 $1399 $1799 $2099
July 14 $1399 $1799 $2199
July 21 $1339 $1699 $1899
July 28 $1399 $1799 $1999
August 4 $1369 $1799 $1949
August 11 $1299 $1599 $1769
August 18 $1279 $1559 $1659
August 25 $1239 $1599 $1749
September 1 $1129 $1449 $1539
September 8 $1059 $1449 $1479
September 15 $1029 $1299 $1399
September 22 $999 $1259 $1339

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 Alaskan Explorer Cruise Glacier Bay:

Availability: May 20 - September 8, 2018 (might not operate daily)
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 15 - September 15, 2018 (might not operate daily)
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 Native-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack... Read More

Availability: May 10 - September 15, 2018 (dependent on glacier conditions)
Starting at: $530 / per person
Duration: 5.25 hours

This Juneau day trip by helicopter and trek is the ultimate Alaskan adventure on ice! It includes three hours hiking and climbing over the rugged glacier terrain of the Juneau Icefield. Upon landing your helicopter on Mendenhall Glacier, your guide teaches you the basics of glacier travel and then leads your group on an exploration of the most pristine and remote... Read More

Availability: May 16 - September 16, 2017
Starting at: $99 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

Your Ketchikan tour takes you on a 2-hour scenic boat tour to view abundant eagles, eagles nests; the Totem Bight Park, the Vallenar Wildlife Viewing Area and Guard Island Lighthouse. Harbor seals, Pigeon Guillemots and moon jellyfish are often spotted on this tour as well. While you relax in the heated main cabin and enjoy the open air observation deck... Read More

Availability: May 17 - September 8, 2018
Starting at: $156 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

Begin your Alaska sea kayaking adventure out of Sitka by suiting up in quality rain gear and life jackets before transferring to a floating kayak base camp by motorized inflatable raft. The short and invigorating journey on these fully licensed vessels takes you past Sitka and the surrounding mountains. Upon arrival at the base camp, you'll be instructed in the... Read More


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