Holland America Line Noordam at sea.

Holland Glacier Discovery NB Glacier Bay

Discovery indeed: An Alaska cruise itinerary for curious lifelong learners.

Holland America Glacier Discovery from Vancouver

With two days at sea, one full day exploring the ancient ice of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and three ports of call, the Glacier Discovery Northbound route provides every opportunity for a classic southeast Alaska cruise experience. Learn about Alaska's natural and human history aboard, then experience it firsthand ashore. Soak up Native stories as told through the symbols on handcrafted totem poles. Marvel at the imposing mountains gold rushers once climbed. Watch for marine wildlife, from pint-sized puffins to graceful humpback whales, as you snake through the fjords of the Inside Passage. Holland America Line offers this seven-day itinerary from Vancouver to Seward.

Daily Itinerary & Sailing Dates

Below you will find a detailed itinerary for this cruise, and further down the page, a list of sailing dates. Keep in mind that these details can change, and sometimes there are minor variations in a cruise itinerary between sailing dates. So be sure to request a cruise quote using the links below or with our cruise finder, and we will send you the most up to date information for the particular voyage you are interested in.

Vancouver BC

Savor the sights and flavors of this cosmopolitan Canadian city. Head to the Granville Island Public Market to sample local treats, cheeses, and savory bites. If time allows, make a circuit of Vancouver's exceptional public gardens.

Inside Passage

Dress for the cool, misty weather, and head to the top decks for mountainous coastal views as the ship navigates through the winding channels, fjords, and islands of the Inside Passage.

Ketchikan

On your first port call, explore the rich heritage of southeast Alaska's Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures. Take a guided tour of the Saxman Native Village to see totem carvers at work, or view the impressive collection of antique poles at the Totem Heritage Center.

Juneau

Take time to enjoy Juneau's bustling waterfront before boarding a whale watching day cruise or guided tour to Mendenhall Glacier. If the weather is clear, catch the Mt. Roberts Tramway for exceptional views of the forests, water, and mountains surrounding town.

Skagway

Step off the ship and back in time to the infamous Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Hundreds of thousands of hopeful prospectors flowed through Skagway, though only a third ever reached the Klondike. Retrace their steps on a day trip aboard the White Pass & Yukon Railway.

Glacier Bay

Enter Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve by way of Icy Strait, a thriving humpback whale habitat. Spend the full day exploring the park's impressive west arm via the ship. National Park Rangers come aboard for the day to staff an information desk and provide kids' activities and presentations.

Cruising Pacific Ocean

Settle in for a final relaxing day at sea. Visit the spa, take in a performance, and enjoy a scrumptious sendoff dinner.

Seward

Take a day to unwind in quaint-and-funky Seward before starting on an Alaska land package or transferring to Anchorage for a flight home.

Sailing Dates
Date Day Route Ship
Date: 5/10/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 5/17/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 5/24/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 5/31/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 6/7/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 6/14/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 6/21/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 6/28/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 7/5/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 7/12/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 7/19/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 7/26/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 8/2/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 8/9/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 8/16/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 8/23/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >
Date: 8/30/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Noordam Request a Quote >
Date: 9/6/2020 Day: Sunday Route: Vancouver to Seward Ship: Westerdam Request a Quote >