Holland Inside Passage with Glacier Bay
Come to learn and explore. Finish the cruise full of awe and wonder.
Holland America Inside Passage Glacier Bay from Vancouver
Opportunities to see several of Alaska's most beautiful glaciers are abound on this seven-day roundtrip Alaska cruise route. In addition to three ports of call, the itinerary includes two days cruising the Inside Passage, and one exploring Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Along the way, passengers see Sawyer Glacier, Johns Hopkins Glacier, the famous Mendenhall, and more remote Margerie Glacier. Each is distinctive, each remarkable. Hundreds more unnamed glaciers cling to the peaks throughout the southeast, ensuring that there's hardly a view without one. This itinerary is exclusive to the Holland America Line, one of the longest running cruise companies in Alaska.
Daily Itinerary & Sailing Dates
Below is a general itinerary for this cruise. Note that there are variations in the exact cruise itinerary between sailing dates. Ports of call, route, and details will vary. Be sure to request a cruise quote using the links below or with our cruise finder to see the most up to date information for the particular voyage you are interested in.
Vancouver is a fascinatingly multifaceted city. Trendy neighborhoods meet historic districts, boutiques and restaurants meet parks and gardens, and the mountains meet the sea. Spend the day exploring the city's many sites before embarking in the evening.
Glaciers carved the Inside Passage more than five million years ago. This full day at sea provides beautiful views of rugged fjords and cliffsides cut by ice.
The route navigates the twists and turns of Tracy Arm till it reaches the rambling Sawyer Glacier. In the afternoon, passengers disembark in Juneau for their first port call of the trip. The city offers a warm Alaskan welcome and ample shore excursions highlighting the area's history and diverse natural surroundings.
Cruise days in Skagway harken back to the town's boom time during the Klondike Gold Rush. There's an energetic buzz as visitors fill the historic streets. While in town, take an excursion into the mountains for a closer look at the area's history. For those seeking a mellower experience, take a ferry to visit the charming nearby city of Haines.
The route returns to the water for a second full day at sea. Throughout the day there is something astounding to see in every direction, from tidewater glaciers, to aqua-blue bay water to 15,000-foot peaks. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The route returns to shore for one last port call of the trip. Ketchikan is a vibrant little town known for its collection of hand carved totem poles and for its abundant fishing opportunities. Passengers have plenty of time to enjoy both before bidding a fond farewell to Alaska in the evening.
The route heads south through the Canadian Inside Passage for the itinerary's final day at sea.
The cruise returns to Vancouver for a convenient disembarkation in the morning.