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Zaandam Northbound Glacier Bay

Zaandam Northbound Glacier Bay

Holland America's Gulf of Alaska Cruise offers an eight-day, seven-night cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seward, Alaska. Staggering mountains, forested islands and glittering glaciers - the best of Alaska's waterways and coasts awaits you aboard Holland America Line. Experience the frontier towns, sheltered waterways and calving glaciers of the Inside Passage. Sail on along the Gulf of Alaska to explore the rugged southcentral coast with its snowcapped giants and majestic rivers of ice. It's a spectacular journey and a week you'll never forget.

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2017 Zaandam Departures

Zaandam NB Glacier Bay

Day 1

Gateway to the Great Land, Vancouver serves as the point of embarkation for the Glacier Discovery. Arrive early to enjoy its many attractions; visit one of more than 180 parks including world-famous Stanley Park, tour historic Gastown and the second-largest Chinatown on the West Coast, or take a stroll through the combination of natural forest and parklands near the city center. Embark in Vancouver.

Day 2

Experience the scenic waterway that reaches from beautiful British Columbia to historic Ketchikan, Alaska. Carved by glaciers and blanketed with majestic hemlock and spruce, Alaska's Inside Passage is a region of pristine water, snow capped mountains, deep fjords and forested islands. With its mild, maritime climate, this area is prime habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoise and whales. Much of the southern panhandle is part of the Tongass National Forest, a 16.8 million acre rainforest. Scenic Cruising of the Inside Passage.

Day 3

Built over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of the Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains. The main attractions of this community include Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village. There are also numerous galleries exhibiting Native art and works by talented local artisans. Port of Call Ketchikan.

Day 4

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest or visit rustic shops in town. History buffs can browse the Alaska State Museum and tour the town that is Alaska's state capital. Port of Call Juneau.

Day 5

Skagway resides in the Gold Rush National Historic Park and boasts restored buildings, wooden boardwalks, and the famed White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Port of Call Skagway.

Day 6

Cruise from the Reid and Lamplugh glaciers to the mighty Johns Hopkins. Surrounded by rugged peaks and a sheltered seal breeding ground, Glacier Bay National Park has more actively calving glaciers than anywhere else in the world. Visit the restricted Grand Pacific and the Margerie glaciers. Margerie is an Ice Age giant a mile wide ad 25 stories high. Scenic Cruising of Glacier Bay National Park.

Day 7

Located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound, Alaska, sixteen tidewater glaciers, most named after renowned US East Coast colleges, make College Fjord a picturesque destination for cruise ships. Discovered in 1899, less than a century later it would be the epicenter of the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history. Scenic Cruising College Fjord.

Day 8

The gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park is the scenic town of Seward. At the head of dramatic Resurrection Bay, towering Mt. Marathon provides a breathtaking backdrop for a historic downtown district filled with unique shops and the 50 million dollar Alaska Sea Life Center, a renowned research institute for marine wildlife in Alaska. Disembark in Seward.

Ship Amenities

The musically themed ms Zaandam offers its 1,440 guests a unique shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from across the pantheon of musical genres decorate the ship, such as guitars signed by the Rolling Stones and other relics of legendary musicians. At the heart of the ms Zaandam, in a soaring three-story atrium, guests revel at a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands. The ms Zaandam features spacious public rooms as well as spacious and tastefully decorated staterooms (197 of which have private verandahs). To further enhance your onboard experience, the ms Zaandam offers a wealth of cruise ship activities and indulgences to make your voyage truly memorable, such as dining in the Pinnacle Grill, relaxing in the Greenhouse Spa and Salon and enjoying some of the best cruise entertainment on the seven seas.

Cabin Features

All staterooms include self-controlled air conditioning, a telephone and closed circuit TV, luxurious soaps, shampoos and lotions, music channel system and 24-hour complimentary room service.


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