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: $749 / 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, Icy Strait Point, 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 roundtrip 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 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, Ketchikan, and Icy Strait Point, Alaska as well as Victoria, British Colombia, Canada where there is time to enjoy unique 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 Bay National Park and Icy Strait Point

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. This evening, explore the  port of Icy Strait Point, known for whale watching, cultural exploration, and outdoor adventures. The short port visit will be from approximately 6:00 pm to 10:00pm.

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. 11:30pm.

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
2021 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 1 $749 $1149 $1199
May 8 $749 $1149 $1249
May 15 $749 $1299 $1249
May 22 $799 $1399 $1349
May 29 $899 $1399 $1499
June 5 $899 $1399 $1499
June 12 $899 $1399 $1599
June 19 $899 $1449 $1599
June 26 $899 $1449 $1599
July 3 $999 $1549 $1699
July 10 $999 $1549 $1799
July 17 $999 $1549 $1799
July 24 $999 $1549 $1799
July 31 $999 $1549 $1799
August 7 $899 $1449 $1599
August 14 $899 $1449 $1599
August 21 $899 $1449 $1599
August 28 $799 $1299 $1349
September 4 $749 $1249 $1299
September 11 $749 $1249 $1299
September 18 $749 $1199 $1249
September 25 $749 $1149 $1199

 

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 Seattle.
  • 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 $300 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 person
  • 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 Alaskan Explorer Cruise Glacier Bay:

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: Not operating in 2020
Starting at: $213 / per person
Duration: 6.25 hours

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

Availability: May 10 - September 15, 2021 (dependent on glacier conditions)
Starting at: $534 / 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: Not operating in 2020
Starting at: $105 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** Your Ketchikan tour takes you on a scenic 2-hour boat tour to view abundant American bald eagles, the totem poles of Totem Bight State Park and Ketchikan’s historic Guard Island Lighthouse.  While on board, your experienced captain and crew will share with you Southeast Alaska’s coastal history, native culture, and natural beauty. Cruise the... Read More

Availability: May 23 - September 10, 2020
Starting at: $161 / 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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