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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Saturday: Arrive Seattle

You will awake this morning back in Seattle. Disembarkation begins at 7:00 am.


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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...

Availability: Not operating in 2020
Starting at: $213 / 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...

Availability: May 10 - September 15, 2022 (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...

Availability: Not operating in 2020
Starting at: $105 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

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,...

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...


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