Holland America Line
Experience a world of luxury aboard the Holland America Line. Offering guests a unique mixture of traditional luxury and transformative discovery, prepare for a cruise experience like no other. Indulge in lavish accommodations, world class amenities, and mouth-watering cuisine.
Enjoy the outstanding sights in Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper before setting off on the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver, where you will meet the cruise ship and experience Alaska onboard Holland America’s Koningsdam. Travel through the Inside Passage, discover nature at its best and be in awe of Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay.
Arrive in Calgary and transfer to the Fairmont Palliser for a one night stay, this hotel exudes effortless elegance at every turn. Make reservations for a delicious gourmet dinner served at The Boulevard, followed by fine wine in the lounge. Additional highlights include a luxurious spa, a health club with pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre with complimentary access available to all hotel guests.
Day 2 – 3
Transfer to Banff and enjoy a two night stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Located within the beautiful confines of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” offers an alluring escape. With 12 exclusive bars and restaurants, a market and the luxurious Willow Stream Spa, guests can enjoy further highlights, including a kid’s wading pool and The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course.
Depart for Lake Louise and take in the breath-taking sights for a night at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This stunning hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and features 552 lavishly decorated rooms with spectacular mountain, lake and glacier views. Take advantage of the stunning scenery and natural beauty of the area with an abundance of outdoor activities including canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and ice-skating on the lake.
Day 5 - 6
Depart Lake Louise and head to Jasper for a two night stay in the Forest Park Hotel. Enjoy spacious accommodations, mouth watering cuisine, and a range of resort style amenities at this luxury hotel located just minutes from downtown.
Depart your hotel and make your way onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, where you will join on a Gold Leaf basis. Commanding an apt reputation as the elite in luxury rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer offers a collection of inspiring journeys unlike any other.
Day 8 – 9
Arrive in Vancouver and disembark the Rocky Mountaineer. Transfer to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, where you will stay for two nights. Located just five minutes from the Coal Harbour Waterfront, the Fairmont Pacific Rim offers 367 lavish guestrooms and suites, plus three restaurants. Relax in the bar with a carefully constructed cocktail or go for a swim in the rooftop pool.
Check out of your hotel and make your way to the port, where you will board the Koningsdam, depart Vancouver and begin your cruise.
Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rainforests along the rugged coast of southeast Alaska. The Inside Passage is arguably one of the best cruising routes in the world, stretching from Misty Fjords National Monument to Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.
Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains flank this fjord, which is fringed by the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest in the United States. Cruise to Juneau, Alaska and visit the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.
Next stop is Skagway where you will discover an old Gold Rush town that has since been transformed, making it ideal for those looking to explore Alaska’s colourful history, pristine wildlife and unrivalled natural beauty.
On your cruise to Glacier Bay, close your eyes and take in the sounds—the creaks and groans of “living” ice, the shrill cries of gulls and soaring eagles, the splash of a breaching humpback whale. Frosted peaks towering over mossy forests, wide tidewater glaciers and marine wildlife are standard on Glacier Bay cruises, but every experience in this changing biosphere is unique.
Take an adventure and cruise to Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska’s “first city,” Ketchikan, is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruise ships as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests.
Head back down the Inside Passage, which offers guests opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orcas plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships.
Arrive in Vancouver and disembark the ship, transfer to the airport for your flight home.