Holland America Line ms Maasdam

Featured Amenities

A SELECT Distinctive Voyages Host to assist you throughout your journey
An invitation to a Private Welcome Reception to meet like-minded VIPs
An Exclusive Shore Event to truly connect to the local culture
Contact your travel advisor today to book this Holland America Line voyage and exclusive shore event

14-Day Great Alaskan Explorer

Sailing 06/01/2020 - 06/15/2020

Start your journey in Vancouver, British Columbia by staying at one of these SELECT hotels

Westin Grand Vancouver

Romantic Family-friendly City Pet-friendly Pre/Post Cruise Food & Wine
433 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Family-friendly City Pet-friendly Pre/Post Cruise
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jun 1, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Embarkation

Inside Passage, Alaska
Day #2

Ketchikan, Alaska
Day #3

Tracy Arm, Alaska
Day #4

Haines, Alaska
Day #5

Icy Strait, Alaska
Day #6

Inian Islands, Alaska
Day #6

At Sea
Day #7

Anchorage, Alaska
Day #8

Homer, Alaska
Day #9

Valdez, Alaska
Day #10

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Day #11

Juneau, Alaska (Exclusive Shore Event)
Day #12

Misty Fiords, Alaska
Day #13

Inside Passage, Alaska
Day #14

Jun 15, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Disembarkation

Cruise Overview

14 Days
Length
Holland America Line
Cruise Line
ms Maasdam
Ship Name

Holland America Line Overview

Holland America Line believes travel has the power to change the world through opening minds, building connections and inspiring humanity. For 145 years they have been a recognized leader in cruising, offering some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities, enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries. The fleet of 14 modern, classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year, visiting all seven continents.

Exclusive Shore Excursion

Juneau, Alaska
Alaska’s Wilderness Quest & Cultural Treasures

Navigating Gastineau Channel, your Alaska adventure begins with the onboard naturalist relating tales of the frontier towns that boomed to life in the wake of Juneau’s gold discoveries and mine construction. Rounding the southern end of the island, keep an eye out for bald eagles, harbor seals, porpoises, and the ever-elusive humpback whale. This area is ripe with fascinating history and unique, Alaska anecdotes. Your onboard guides will regale you with intriguing stories of a sunken ship, modern hard rock miners and the “Aynskultu” Tlingit settlement. Also likely to enthrall your attention is Admiralty Island. Crawling with 1,500-lbs brown bears, the Alaska Natives called the Island Kootznoowoo, or “Fortress of the Bear.” Though plentiful, these predators are elusive — make use of complimentary tour-use binoculars to scan the shoreline. Nearing Auke Bay, our Cultural Heritage Guide will relate important Tlingit legends rooted in the powerful village that rested near the shores of our private dock facility. Throughout the journey, you’ll have an opportunity to indulge in delicacies of the Inside Passage—smoked salmon, berry jams, kelp salsa, and more. When you arrive at our dock facility, you will board a deluxe, private vehicle for a narrated ride to the ship.

Meals Included
Refreshments
Activity Level
Moderate to Vigorous
Event Length
4.75 hours
Date of Shore Event
06/12/2020
Time of Shore Event
11:30

Shore Excursion Highlights

This exclusive shore event in Juneau, Alaska features the following highlights and attractions for you to enjoy. Contact your travel advisor for more details.
  • Cruise in comfort aboard an Alaskan-built expedition vessel while exploring pristine wilderness
  • Learn about Juneau’s fascinating cultural history from knowledgeable crew
  • Along the route, a knowledgeable naturalist and crew will provide a compelling narration

Extend your vacation with a stay at one of these SELECT hotels in Vancouver, British Columbia

Fairmont Waterfront

Family-friendly City Pet-friendly Pre/Post Cruise Nature & Wildlife
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Contact your travel advisor today to book this Holland America Line voyage and exclusive shore event


The SELECT Promise

When you book a SELECT Distinctive Voyage through your travel advisor, you will be greeted onboard as a priority guest and given access to the extra amenities listed by the cruise lines on this site. Your advisor will ensure that the ship is prepared for your arrival and ready to treat you like the VIP you are.

Personal Travel Advisor

Our advisors are your greatest ally to ensure a flawless vacation experience. There for you 24/7 before, during and after the trip, they can take care of every detail—including hotel, cruise, tour, flight, car rental and transfers—so that all you have to do is relax and enjoy your journey.