Alaska Cruising Aboard the Noordam 2024
Featuring the Alaska Railroad, Denali National Park and the Inside Passage
 13 Days • 28 Meals
Air & Cruise Holiday

  • 28 Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend two nights in Fairbanks, “The Golden Heart City”
  • Narrated cruise the Riverboat Discovery, and visit Gold Dredge #8
  • Enjoy an Alaska Salmonbake dinner and see the Golden Heart Review
  • Ride the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali National Park
  • Spend one night at Denali National Park with a Natural History Tour
  • Enjoy tall tales, Alaskan music and dinner at a Music of Denali Dinner Show
  • Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, highlighting the rich native heritage
  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and take the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier
  • Experience an exciting seven-day Inside Passage cruise aboard Holland America’s Noordam
  • Signature Beverage Package and Group Cocktail Party
  • One night of specialty dining in the Pinnacle Grill
  • Surf Wi-Fi Internet Package* and up to $100 towards a Shore Excursion
  • Visit Skagway, founded during the Gold Rush of 1898
  • Visit Juneau, considered the nation’s most beautiful capital city
  • Visit Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World”

Day 1  Fly to Fairbanks
Your flight to the “Land of the Midnight Sun” takes you to Fairbanks, Alaska, where your Tour Manager greets you at the hotel. The first day of travel will come to a quiet close as you explore the new surroundings and prepare for your adventure.
Day 2  Fairbanks, the “Golden Heart City”
Cast off aboard the Riverboat Discovery, the only authentic sternwheeler in Alaska. Your narrated cruise takes you to Old Chena Village where native Alaskan guides show the culture and lifestyle of the original Alaskans.

This afternoon visit Gold Dredge #8 Camp for a rail journey through an old mining camp. Here you will be able to try your hand at gold panning in an authentic setting. Dinner this evening is at Pioneer Park for a sumptuous feast of grilled salmon, prime rib or deep-fried cod.

Afterwards, enjoy humorous skits and songs about early Fairbanks in the Palace Theatre’s production, Golden Heart Review. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Alaska Railroad and Music of Denali Dinner Show
Today, board the Alaska Railroad’s flagship The Denali Star for the trip to Denali National Park. The track cuts through the northern boreal forests of the interior on a journey where sparkling salmon streams, stands of aspen and birch and carpets of purple fireweed create a dramatic landscape.

Arriving in Denali, the afternoon is free of scheduled activities to explore your scenic surrounding and enjoy an optional “flightseeing” trip on a helicopter through the park, or a river float trip on the Nenana River.

Tonight, sample Alaskan cuisine at Alaska Music of Denali’s delicious dinner. Then sit back for a hilarious show of tall tales, fun songs and foot-stompin’ music. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Natural History Tour of Denali National Park
Rise early and join an experienced local guide who conducts this morning’s Natural History Tour of Denali National Park. Weather permitting, see North America’s tallest mountain, Denali.

Learn about Denali’s varied and interesting collection of birdlife as well as the over 650 species of flowering plants. Later, travel down the George Parks Highway where you might catch a glimpse of Denali and the rest of the Alaska Range through the stands of spruce and pine. A stop at the Iditarod Trail Headquarters showcases the race’s exciting history. Meals: B, L
Day 5  Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel and Alaska Native Heritage Center
Begin the day at Happy Trails Kennel, the home and kennel of four-time Iditarod Champion, Martin Buser. Hear Martin’s personal stories, meet his champion dogs and get a glimpse of what life is really like out on the trail. This is an outdoor facility, so please dress accordingly.

Later, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center which features interactive displays and exhibits. Here, you will explore the rich cultural history of Anchorage through guides in traditional dress in their model lakeside village. Meal: B
Day 6  Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
This morning take in the dramatic views of Turnagain Arm enroute to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This haven for orphaned or injured Alaskan wildlife hosts an array of animals.

Take the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier. This 2.5 mile-long tunnel is the gateway to Prince William Sound. Later, board your ship, Holland America Line’s Noordam to begin the cruise portion of the tour. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Prince William Sound and Hubbard Glacier
With its 3,000 miles of shoreline, Prince William Sound is one of the most scenic archipelagoes of tidewater glaciers in the world. Keep one eye on the shoreline while cruising, as you just may spot otters, seals, bears, eagles and deer.

From almost anywhere on the ship you will be able to view Hubbard Glacier, a massive 1,350-square mile natural wonder of blue ice. It is the longest river of ice in North America and one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Glacier Bay
Cruise Glacier Bay National Park and take in the sounds of the “living” ice, shrill cries of gulls and soaring eagles and splash of a breaching whale. Frosted peaks towering over mossy forests, wide tidewater glaciers, and marine wildlife are givens on Glacier Bay cruises. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Skagway & the Lynn Canal
As your ship approaches Skagway, see the town resting peacefully at the base of a river valley bordered by the Coast Mountains.

When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory, it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventurers sought the best jumping-off spot for their trek, they found the deepest penetration by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. Meals: B, L, D
Day 10  Juneau & Sawyer Glacier
Your port of call this morning is the Alaskan capital of Juneau. Founded during the gold rush in 1880, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery.

The terrain is hilly and winding, and narrow streets present a small-town quaintness existing side-by-side with cosmopolitan sophistication. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11  Ketchikan
A popular destination along Alaska’s famed Inside Passage, Ketchikan is teeming with Native American culture. Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” it is home to the largest concentration of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people in the state. Meals: B, L, D
Day 12  Cruising the Inside Passage
Cruise the Inside Passage, a 1,000-mile-long sea corridor from Alaska to British Columbia, the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Its scenery is as grand as that of Norway. Be on the lookout for orcas and humpback whales. Meals: B, L, D
Day 13  Vancouver to Seattle and Home
Arrive in Vancouver early and take your motorcoach transfer to the airport in Seattle for flights home departing after 4:00 p.m. Meal: B

Days 1 & 2  Bear Lodge, Fairbanks, Alaska
Days 3  Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali National Park, Alaska
Days 4  Grand View Inn, Wasilla, Alaska
Days 5  Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska
Days 6 – 12  Holland America Line’s Noordam


 Dates and Rates
2024 Departure Dates Stateroom Category Per Person twin Single Room
July 9, 23, 2024 Inside $4,999 + $2,799
Outside $5,499 + $3,429
Balcony $6,499 + $4,499
Call for air rates and schedules.
*For first and second guest in stateroom

Add $510 for port charges, government taxes and fees,
which are subject to change.

Passport & Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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