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Vancouver 1 night
ms Volendam 7 nights
Day 1 Fly to Vancouver: On arrival make your own way to your hotel.
Day 2 Vancouver/Cruise: Make your way to the port to board ms Volendam, which will set sail at 5pm.
Day 3 Scenic cruising the Inside passage: The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers and historic towns.
Day 4 Tracy Arm & Juneau, Alaska: This morning cruise the twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord which weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. Arrive Juneau early afternoon which has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door, while the vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. Browse the shops or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch or fish.
Day 5 Skagway, Alaska: Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Day 6 Glacier Bay: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world, so watch for monumental chunks of ice as they split off a glacier and thunder into the sea with an impact that shoots water hundreds of feet into the air.
Day 7 Ketchikan, Alaska: Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. Sights include Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bright State Park and Saxman Village.
Day 8 Scenic cruising the Inside passage: The Inside Passage hums with activity so there's plenty to see.
Day 9 Vancouver, British Columbia: Morning arrival in Vancouver. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward journey, or alternatively why not extend your holiday in Vancouver?
Holland America Line's ms Volendam
8 nights from £1369pp
08444 937 531