Glacier Bay Discovery (Southbound)

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

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $599 / 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 Skagway, 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

* Bookable for 2021 * Enjoy a one-way Inside Passage cruise from Whittier to Vancouver including a day in Glacier Bay National Park aboard Holland America Line. You’ll sail with the most experienced 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 Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, where there is time to enjoy unique 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.

What's Included

  • 7-night Holland America cruise from Whittier to Vancouver with onboard accommodations, all meals, and port fees.

What's Not Included

Transfers to cruise terminal in Whittier, transfers in Vancouver, taxes, shore excursions, alcoholic beverages and any special onboard service  

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Sunday: Depart Whittier, Alaska

Board your cruise ship today and begin your journey through the beautiful Inside Passage. Whittier is about 60 miles from Anchorage. 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 5:00 pm.

Day
2

Monday: Cruising Hubbard Glacier

As you cruise across the Gulf of Alaska, relax and enjoy the many amenities aboard the ship, such as the health spa, swimming pool, movie theater, tennis and basketball courts, duty-free shops and library. This afternoon, sail to the 6-mile-wide face of Hubbard Glacier. Part of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, it is the longest tidewater glacier in North America.

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: 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.

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. Please schedule your departure flight after 11:00 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 Noordam  7 Days Southbound from Whittier SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2021 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 23                            (does not visit Glacier Bay) $599 $1099 $1299
June 6 $799 $1299 $1499
June 20 $899 $1399 $1799
July 4 $999 $1499 $1999
July 18 $999 $1499 $1999
August 1 $999 $1499 $1999
August 15 $999 $1499 $1999
August 29 $799 $1299 $1799
September 12 $799 $1299 $1599
MS Nieuw Amsterdam  7 Days Southbound from Whittier SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2021 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 16 $599 $1099 $1299
May 30 $799 $1299 $1499
June 13 $899 $1399 $1799
June 27 $999 $1499 $1999
July 11 $999 $1499 $1999
July 25 $999 $1499 $1999
August 8 $999 $1499 $1999
August 22 $799 $1299 $1799
September 5 $799 $1299 $1599

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Holland America has approximately 25 cabin categories. The listed prices are per person based on double occupancy, based on the most affordable cabin type in each category (interior, ocean view, and balcony).  If you prefer a better cruise cabin category, please contact us for applicable rates. Single, triple, quad and child rates are available on request.

Important Information:  Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change at any time until the deposit is received.

  • Departure Date: Please note that there are not daily cruise departures from Whittier, only Sundays.
  • 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. Passport numbers and issuing country are required at time of booking!
  • A deposit payment of $450 per room is due at the time of confirmation.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Taxes are approximately $250 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.

Cancellation Fees

  • Any time after confirmation: minimum $450 per room
  • 44-64 days prior to arrival: 50% of invoice total
  • 23-43 days prior to arrival: 75% of invoice total
  • 22 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of invoice total (no refund)

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

Availability: May 18 - September 15, 2020
Starting at: $173 / 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 traditional Alaskan canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a... Read More

Availability: May 1 - September 30, 2021
Starting at: $206 / 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: Not operating in 2020
Starting at: $155 / per person
Duration: 3.5 hours

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** 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... Read More

Availability: May 3 - September 30, 2020 (might not operate daily)
Starting at: $269 / per person
Duration: 1.5 hours

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 pilot will point out the natural wonders... Read More

Availability: April 27 - October 20, 2021 (except as noted)
Starting at: $130 / per person
Duration: 2.5 - 2.75 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: Not operating in 2020
Starting at: $124 / per person
Duration: 3 - 3.75 hours

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** 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.... Read More


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