Denali Highlights Tour & Alaska Southbound from Seward, 22 May 2019 (12 nights)

Ship:
ms Westerdam
Line:
Holland America Line
Depart Date:
22nd May 2019
Duration:
12 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 8 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Hotel Included

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Holiday Features

Denali Highlights Independent Tour
  • 4 Nts Tour: Anchorage, Denali National Park
  • 3*  Accommodation (Hotel Shuttle) - upgraded accommodation available and includes Dome car seating on Alaska Railroad
  • 1 hour Anchorage Trolley Tour
  • Afternoon scheduled bus transfer to Denali
  • 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (with snack)
  • Alaska Railroad Train from Denali to Anchorage 
  • Most overseas transfers
  • Return UK Flights
 
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Anchorage
2 Anchorage to Denali (trolley tour of Anchorage)
3 Denali National Park (8 hour tour)
4 Denali to Anchorage by Alaska Rail Road - Denali Star Route
5 Seward
Seward
Seward with a population of 3000 is a scenic town flanked by rugged mountains on one side and the salmon filled Resurrection Bay on the other. It is the only town on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula.
6 At Sea
7 Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay
With ample supplies of herring and shrimp, here humpback whales are frequently spotted splashing around.
AM PM
8 Haines AM PM
9 Juneau
Juneau
For supreme glacier viewing at the Mendenhall Glacier, with the imposing backdrop of Mt. Juneau.
AM PM
10 Ketchikan
Ketchikan
For the Totem Heritage centre, where you can find the largest collection of Totem poles in the world.
AM PM
11 Scenic Cruising - Inside Passage
12 Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver is a gorgeous thriving metropolis with numerous parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and ethnic diversity, offering something for all.
AM
12 Fly Vancouver/UK
13 Arrive in UK

Denali Highlights Independent Package Land Tour

Denali Highlights Independent Package

5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer to hotel.

Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton/Quality Suites or similar

Upgrade: Sheraton Hotel or similar

Day 2: Anchorage to Denali

This morning, enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing tour of Anchorage with the Anchorage Trolley Tour. The local Alaskan driver/guide takes you around town including Lake Hood (the largest and busiest floatplane base in the world), mysterious Earthquake Park, and Cook Inlet (where the tides are the second largest in the world).

In the afternoon at 15:00hrs, depart on a scheduled bus transfer to Denali National Park. Relax and capture the scenery from large picture windows. A short stop will be made in Talkeetna before arriving in Denali at 20:30hrs. On arrival in Denali, transfer to the hotel is by hotel shuttle. Accommodations will be in the Denali Park entrance area.

Hotel: Denali Bluffs Hotel or similar

Upgrade: Grande Denali Lodge or similar

Day 3: Denali National Park

Today, take a narrated bus tour into Denali National Park. This tour is approximately. 8 hours long and takes you approximately 55 miles into the park. Enjoy the pristine wilderness and be sure to look for wildlife, such as bears, caribou and moose, as well as views of Mt. Denali (formerly Mt. Whitney). A snack lunch is included. Return to your Denali hotel.

Day 4: Denali to Anchorage on the Alaskan Railroad

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Around noon (12:30hrs) depart to Anchorage on the train. Travel south through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, making stops in Talkeetna and Wasilla. Upon arrival in Anchorage this evening (approx. 20:00hrs), transfer to hotel on own. Overnight in Anchorage. Accommodation will be as before. If you upgrade your hotel this will include and upgrade on the train journey.

Day 5: Anchorage departure

Transfer to the airport or to Seward or Whittier to join your cruise as per your package

Included in the tour:

4 night’s hotel accommodation

Standard Accommodation Rate: moderate class hotels (3*)

Upgraded Accommodation Rate: moderate to first class hotels (3.5-4*)

1-hr Anchorage Trolley tour in Anchorage

Afternoon bus transfer Anchorage to Denali

Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali Nat Park with snack

Train from Denali to Anchorage (standard rail car seating for standard programme / dome rail car seating for upgraded programme)

Travel Documentation (via e-mail only)

All taxes

Not Included:

Transfers in Anchorage (for standard program, clients may use courtesy hotel shuttle), meals, optional excursions, gratuities.
Additional transfers can be added if required ask for details.
Consider extending you stay in Anchorage before your independent tour commences

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Customer reviews for ms Westerdam

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 16 May 2019

How many passengers? That's all i need to know. i was disappointed in the whinging reviews of the entertainment ~ who needs "Entertainment" when the whole of the Southern Oceans and Antarctic Seas are outside? I go on a ship to see what I can see; usually from the bridge wings.

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 10 May 2019

Good cruise although Holland America overcharge for their own excursions, many of which can be undertaken for a fraction of the cost on your own. Food and service on board good. It's a shame Holland America don't publish more information on their website about the ports to be visited to enable better planning in advance.

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 05 May 2019

The ship is okay - we had a brilliant holiday, the ship was not an important factor in our decision, it was determined by the itinerary, we went to Japan and Russia (Japanese maritime law states that only vessels which are registered in Japan can sail around Japan without spending time 'abroad'. We had a day in Vladivostok which was enjoyable. The main reason for taking this cruise was the fact that - apart from the Russian trip - we had the maximum time in Japan to enjoy the cherry blossom. We loved every minute of the holiday, we had excellent guides, the excursions were great and we came back with wonderful memories. What we liked about the ship: our cabin was well appointed, we had a balcony cabin but if you wantred to save money, you could have done without the balcony. We spent so much time off the ship, we did not make good use of the balcony. The Lincoln Center classical music group was outstanding, so was the BBKings Blues band, we were looking forward to these performances every day, the stuff that happened on the main stage was not to our taste, we thought it was awful. The food caters very much to American travellers, there is a lot of stuff that I would describe as: death on a plate, I had a lot of food ashore, the fish ashore was wonderful and I would have preferred some healthy options like poached fish. The staff were friendly and efficient, no complaints. The ship looks a bit dated in places, we liked the modern reception area here. The gym is fine. There is nothing remarkable about the ship, I can't think of any 'wow' factors - but as I said, we were not that worried about the ship, we went to see the cherry blossom.

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