You will be at sea on day 3 while travelling from Vancouver to Juneau.
Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm
DAY 4 - 27 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 4 while travelling from Vancouver to Juneau.
DAY 4 - 27 Aug 2021
The capital of Alaska, Juneau boasts a plethora of national parks in its surrounding area, such as Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, teaming with iconic wildlife such as salmon, bears, and bald eagles. The city of Juneau is also well worth a stop in itself with such attractions as the Alaska State Museum and iconic cable car ride for breath-taking views. Visitors will love delectable locally-sourced seafood as well as a range of other cuisines in town.
DAY 5 - 28 Aug 2021
Popular for its gold rush era architecture and vintage steam engine route passing through, Skagway is a fantastic jump back into the days of the Klondike Gold Rush with the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Centre. Surrounded by the unrivalled landscapes and inhabiting wildlife of the national park, Skagway paints a spectacular picture of Alaska quite like no other.
DAY 6 - 29 Aug 2021
DAY 7 - 30 Aug 2021
Ketchikan is famous for the totem heritage museum, educating sightseers about the indigenous populations’ history and culture with an unrivalled display of native totems and artefacts. For those wanting to learn about the gold rush a visit to Dolly’s House Museum and downtown Creek Street is a good comparison along with the great Alaskan lumberjack show. Nature lovers, meanwhile, can enjoy dramatic sights at nearby misty fjords national monument.
Scenic Cruising - Inside Passage
DAY 8 - 31 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 8 while travelling from Ketchikan to Vancouver.
DAY 9 - 01 Sep 2021
Holland America Line Covid-19 safety measures
At the entrance to onboard venues with high traffic, such as dining rooms, bars and lounges, there will be hand sanitizers to encourage frequent handwashing. At the Lido Market restaurant, crew will be on hand to prompt guests at these stations. All food service stations here will be staffed.
Staterooms will be thoroughly cleaned up to twice a day, and after each cleaning all touch points will be sanitised again. In public spaces, such as corridors, there will be frequent cleaning, especially of handrails, door handles and buttons. Each night there will be deep cleaning and fogging of busy public venues such as restaurants, toilets and spa, amongst others. Should guests show flu-like symptoms their cabin will have an additional deep clean and all bed linen, towels, table cloths et will be specially laundered.
Before cruising, all guests and crew will have to undergo health screenings, which could include questionnaires and temperature checks. Should anyone onboard develop symptoms, each ship has well-equipped facilities and highly-trained medical staff.
Our cabin was spacious and comfortable. Dining was a pleasure and the ship was easy to manoeuvre around. Loved the talk on the History of Faberge and the chance to see Faberge Eggs - Brilliant. We also enjoyed the BBC Planet Earth programmes.
I enjoyed cruise but was dissapointed that we didnt see more of Panama Canal. Entertainment on ship not too good. Staff very good and helpful. Pre cruise arrangements good but Collins Hotel in Miami very basic.. Post cruise arrangements awful. Spent all day in Miami Airport. No special assistance organised and very disjointed. All in all would not recommend this cruise to anyone elderly travelling on their own.
Thoroughly enjoyed recent Panama Canal / Caribbean Sunfarer on the Zuiderdam. Veranda stateroom on Deck 10 was excellent both for amenities and location and enjoyed a great deal of sunshine. Ports visited were all interesting in different ways and combination of ports and sea days worked well. Choice and variety of food was excellent and entertainment catered for most tastes. The ambience was very friendly and relaxed and all crew and staff members contributed to the very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Would definitely be happy to travel on this vessel again.
This was our first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The ship is large but not intimidating the crew were very friendly and helpful. We cruised the Baltic sea visiting Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Warnemunde and Kiel. We didn't take the Holland America excursions but used Cruising Excursions.com offered by IGLU, these were very similar to the Holland America but at a lower price and having discussed other peoples experiences at dinner, we believe we had the better experience. To keep fit we only used the stairs and there was 10 decks and 3 times round deck 3 was equal to 1 mile (no need to go to the gym). If you take the St Petersburg 2 day tour you will find it is a full on 2 days of 8 hours but very worthwhile. Food was fantastic and portions not to large. We would recommend open seating as this gives much greater flexibility and allows you to share with a variety of others. Embarkation and disembarkation was efficient and well organised, we had a late flight on our return so we used left luggage at the airport not cheap 80 DDK for 4 hours or 100 DDK for 24 Hours and only one large case to a box. We would recommend Holland America line as it more relaxed than other lines they had two Gala nights and a Jacket and tie was sufficient we however had a dinner suit and elegant dress and were still not out of place.
We did the 10 day Baltic cruise with Holland America line, August 2018. The room we had was an outside cabin on deck 1 it was spacious had lots of space to hang your clothes was roomy enough with bath and shower the beds and pillows were very comfy. All the staff were pleasant and friendly. Food was very good and plentiful. We had open dining which ment you did not have a set time to eat in the evening you could use the lido or the dinning room, this could get full quickly so if you wanted a set time or table then you would be wise to book. The entertainment was varied and were of a very high standard there were comics, Arial acts pianists and musical shows. They all start at 8pm. EXC is the ships tour and guide company they were able to help you book a tour or plan your own having said this it is advisable to check out your destinations before hand for offers and cost of booking trains busses yourself before you go or book the tour independently before you go all except st Petersburg we did ourselves but doing this you have to be back in time to leave with the ship as it will go without you if late all ships will do this. The exchange on the ship is the US dollar so this can be costly if pound low drinks are expensive but larger in size than the UK. So ask about a drinks package if you like a drink or canned soft drinks. The ship will transfers you to the airport early so make sure you have a good time for your flight as a late one you will be in the airport a long time. We would travel with Holland America again and book through iglu.
All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.
Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.