Alaskan Explorer Cruise Hubbard Glacier

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

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $699 / 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, Alaska. Victoria B.C. is also included and you can explore on your own or add optional shore excursions from our list of day tours. The cruise route includes sailing to Hubbard Glacier for up-close glacier viewing.

Tour Overview

Enjoy a 7-night round trip Inside Passage Cruise from Seattle including sailing to Hubbard Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park aboard the 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 the pristine waters of Alaska and enjoy 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 Columbia where there is time to enjoy unique coastal towns and perhaps take one of many optional tours while on shore.

Please note: All guests must provide their full name and birth dates at the time of booking.


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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Sunday: 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

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: Juneau, Alaska

Cruise through scenic Stephens Passage this morning on your way to Alaska's capital city, Juneau. There is something for everyone in Juneau - shopping, glacier dog sledding, flightseeing tours, sea kayaking, and glacier hiking (not included in tour price). The ship will arrive in Juneau at approximately 1:00 pm and depart at approximately 9:00 pm.

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Wednesday: Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Sail north to Hubbard Glacier, passing the Malaspina Glacier, Turner Glacier, and Haenke Glacier. Hubbard Glacier, located in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, is a 76-mile long massive river of blue ice. Your ship will stop in front of the glacier for a chance to see icebergs the size of apartment buildings tumble into the sea.

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Thursday: 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 a tour of the Raptor Center, learn about the city's history and culture, or take a kayaking trip (not included in tour price). The ship will be in port from approximately 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

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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 7:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Day
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Saturday: 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. 11:30 pm.

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8

Sunday: Arrive Seattle

You will awake this morning back in Seattle. Disembarkation begins at 7:00 am. Please arrange a departure flight no earlier than 11:00 am.


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