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

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Ship:
ms Westerdam
Line:
Holland America Line
Depart Date:
22nd May 2019
Duration:
12 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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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 Inside Passage - Cruising
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

Cabins on the ms Westerdam

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Customer reviews for ms Westerdam

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 14 Jan 2019

Iglu Cruise organisation was excellent, all went smoothly. We were not impressed with the entertainment on board in fact Christmas Day was a non event & on Boxing Day only a movie was shown! There were long queues at the dining room. $5 for a small bottle of water is outrageous. We will not be using this cruise line again.

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 04 Nov 2018

Lovely ship. Food very good. Service not so great. Entertainment below what we have experienced on other ships operated by other cruise lines. We wouldn’t travel with HA again.

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 14 Jun 2007

I have just returned from the "Roman Empire" cruise holiday onboard the Holland America Line ship the ms Westerdam. Having cruised with Holland America before in the Caribbean I expected to enjoy my second cruise with them. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. From the hassle free embarkation to the disembarkation - everything was excellent. The ports of call were all interesting but it was our stay onboard which was the highlight of our holiday. The staff were discreet, friendly and efficient. Our staterooms with balconies were most comfortable and roomy. The food was a culinary delight, especially the dinners. I would thoroughly recommend Holland America Line to any one looking for a high standard of cruising. We were also very pleased with Iglu for the efficient handling of our booking for seven people.

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