Alaska In-Depth

Holland America Line

July 29-August 11, 2018

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Sun / Sat - 14 Days

This is one of Ambassadair’s most popular land and cruise itineraries! We’ve partnered with Holland America Line to give you an experience with more of the unspoiled wilderness in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Stay two nights in Anchorage and explore the city on your own before departing for Denali National Park by train. Check into the McKinley Chalets for two nights then embark on a Tundra Wilderness Tour to see Denali and more of Denali National Park. Travel to Fairbanks and fly to historic Dawson City, Canada. Tour the Klondike, spend time in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, and experience the Klondike Trail by vintage train. End in Skagway, where there will be time to explore on your own or choose from optional excursions.*

Then it’s time to board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam for a cruise through Glacier National Park and a stop in Ketchikan. Sail through the Inside Passage before disembarking in Vancouver and returning home.

Itinerary Ship Map

Sun, July 29: Fly to Anchorage, Alaska. Transfer to a downtown hotel for two nights. The extra daylight hours will allow for plenty of time to wander and possibly catch a great photograph of the surrounding Chugach Mountains.

Mon, July 30: Anchorage. The day is yours to do as you please.* Take to the city on a trolley tour, rent a bicycle and ride a coastal trail or visit one of many fantastic museums such as the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. This evening, join up with fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Tue, July 31: Denali National Park. Journey aboard Holland America Lines’ award-winning McKinley Explorer train and marvel at the spectacular views from the domed railcars as you traverse the Great Land to Denali National Park. Lunch is included in the elegant dining car on board (or you can choose to have breakfast on board instead). Overnight at McKinley Chalets on the Nenana River for two nights. Your leisure time can be used to relax or take advantage of the “Ambassadair Your Choice” excursion this evening. (L)

Wed, Aug 1: Denali National Park. Embark on the Tundra Wilderness Tour. Travel 53 miles deep into Denali National Park, home to North America’s highest peak, Denali (formerly Mount McKinley). The balance of the day is yours for optional activities such as flight seeing, river rafting or horseback riding.* (L)

Thu, Aug 2: Fairbanks. Travel by motorcoach north to Fairbanks. Enjoy an included lunch before cruising the great Chena and Tanana rivers on the Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler. Watch a bush floatplane take off, stop along the river at the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher, and be immersed into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture on an informative tour of a recreated Chena Indian Village. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local favorite; the Chena Pump House. Featuring “Alaskan Style” cuisine, all meals are crafted with the freshest ingredients possible. (L,D)

Fri, Aug 3: Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Fly from Fairbanks to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada this morning. Lunch will be provided before an exclusive tour of historic Dawson City. See some of the original gold rush era buildings that are still standing along its boardwalks. Stop at the historic cabin of Robert Service, the renowned poet of the Yukon before seeing Gold Dredge No. 4 and Discovery Claim where the first Alaskan gold was discovered. Cap off the tour by taking in the fantastic panoramic views from atop the Midnight Dome overlooking the Yukon River and Klondike Valley with the Ogilvie Mountains in the distance. Spend the next two nights here in the heart of the Klondike National Historic Site. (L)

Sat, Aug 4: Dawson City. A true frontier presence lives on in Dawson City, once the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. Embark on a nostalgic river cruise onboard the Klondike Spirit and soak up the gold rush atmosphere or choose to take an optional tour to Tombstone Territorial Park.* This ancient, untamed wonderland features unique and rugged landscapes and a full range of wildlife. Gather with fellow travelers this evening for an included dinner. (D)

Sun, Aug 5: Whitehorse. Sightsee via luxury coach along the Klondike Highway, passing the area where the Yukon River is divided by four islands into five channels; known as the Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory. (L)

Mon, Aug 6: Carcross, British Columbia, Canada & Skagway, Alaska. Depart Whitehorse via luxury coach to Carcross. The Klondike Trail adventure continues on the vintage White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad from Carcross along Lake Bennett to Skagway. Whisk through the narrow passageways as the train car attendant dressed in vintage train attire narrates the history along the way. In Skagway, enjoy a free evening. There is time for optional excursions, including glacier helicopter flight seeing, hiking or sightseeing.* (L)

Tue, Aug 7: Skagway. Explore more of Skagway today and transfer to the ms Nieuw Amsterdam, your five-star ship, and spend the remainder of the day exploring onboard or ashore. (L,D)

Wed, Aug 8: Cruise Glacier Bay National Park. Spend the day on deck to see seals and sea lions and keep an eye out for whales! Sail up close to some of the most actively calving glaciers. National Park Rangers will board the ship and provide interesting and educational commentary. (B,L,D)

Thu, Aug 9: Ketchikan. Spend the day in Ketchikan, located in the Tongass National Forest. Choose to explore on your own or purchase an optional shore excursion.* Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture, view the world’s largest collection of totem poles, see the Lumberjack Show or stroll the boardwalk. (B,L,D)

Fri, Aug 10: Spend a relaxing day as you sail through Alaska’s Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Sat, Aug 11: Disembark the ship after breakfast. Afternoon flights home from Vancouver or Seattle. (B)

*Additional costs apply for optional excursions.

Option to extend your stay! Vancouver and Victoria-SOLD OUT!

Sat, Aug 11: After disembarking the ship, check into your deluxe downtown hotel and explore beautiful Vancouver on your own.

Sun, Aug 12: Enjoy a full day of included activities including a ferry ride to lovely Vancouver Island, a visit to Butchart Gardens and time to explore the British charm of Victoria. Return to Vancouver for your second night’s stay.

Mon, Aug 13: Transfer to Vancouver’s airport for your return flight to Indianapolis.

Call for pricing. Subject to availability.

ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Holland America’s five-star ship boasts a collection of artwork and antiques; a culinary arts center presented by Food & Wine magazine with demonstrations and interactive gourmet cooking lessons; Explorations Café, a coffeehouse with Internet access, sponsored by The New York Times; and port lectures and explorations speaker series. Highlights: elegant, spacious staterooms with plush Euro-top mattresses • 24-hour room service • four restaurants • three bars • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) • Internet center • Greenhouse Spa and Salon • two outdoor swimming pools (one with retractable roof) • fitness center • basketball court • practice tennis court • more than 50 shipboard activities • casino • movie theatre • live musical entertainment and Broadway-style shows • library • free sessions of Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows® • Club HAL® kids facility • teen-only loft and oasis area • duty-free shops • escorted shore excursions.

Alaska In-Depth Pricing

Complete Package

Category K Inside

Category E Outside

Category VE Verandah

Category SY Superior Verandah Suite

Double P/P










Ambassadair Trip #7330

Glacier Bay / photo: © Ambassadair

Highlights Include

  • Discover Anchorage with an extra day and overnight
  • Welcome dinner in Anchorage
  • McKinley Explorer domed railcars
  • Tundra Wilderness tour in Denali
  • Ambassadair “Your Choice” excursion in Denali
  • Private sightseeing tour and dinner in Dawson City
  • White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge train ride
  • Glacier Bay National Park

Package Includes

  • R/T commercial air from Indianapolis to Anchorage and from Vancouver or Seattle
  • 9 nights hotel accommodations
  • 4 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • 21 meals as listed
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation (motorcoach, domed train, internal flight)
  • Taxes and port charges
  • Pre-departure meeting
  • Escorted from Indianapolis


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