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Holland America - Alaska Explorer Westerdam

Overview

Holland America Line offers a classic cruise experience, departing from Seattle. Unsurpassed luxury onboard, exquisite decor and plush lounge areas make for a traditional cruising atmosphere on your quest to magical Alaska. Boarding in Seattle, you will journey to the Inside Passage – one of the most scenic water passageways in the world and one of the best places to spot whales and other charming marine life. Stopping at all of the most popular and lively port towns along the way you will explore and learn about the unique culture and history that has shaped the coastal gems into what you see today. The highlight is a stop at Glacier Bay National Park where you may be lucky enough to hear the ice calving.

Whats Included

• Cruise accommodation for 7 nights
• All meals and snacks
• Most entertainment onboard the ship
• Relevant taxes

Itinerary

Day 1 - Seattle, Washington

Arrive independently at the cruise terminal in Seattle. Your cruise departs at 4pm passing through Puget Sound.

Day 2 - Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

The Inside Passage is an enchanting scenic waterway stretching past Vancouver all the way up to Alaska, including some of Alaska’s beautiful islands that you will see along the way.

Day 3 - Cruise to Juneau, Alaska

No roads lead to Juneau; access to Alaska’s capital city is only by sea or air. Arrive at 1pm with time for a visit to Mendenhall Glacier. Depart at 10 pm.

Day 4 - Glacier Bay

A UNESCO world heritage site, Glacier Bay is an amazing sight. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Arrive at 7 am and depart at 4 pm.

Day 5 - Sitka, Alaska

Arrive in Sitka at 7 am. The onion dome of St Michael’s Cathedral confirms that Sitka was once a key Russian settlement – in fact, it was capital of Russian America. You can stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867. This city has a lovely setting in the shadow of Mt. Edgecumbe. Depart at 3.30pm.

Day 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska

Arrive in Ketchikan at 7am. Circled by lush green landscape and with evergreen mountains sprouting out of the waters, the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful due to the abundant rainfall of the rainforest environment. Explore the historical town and depart at 1 pm.

Day 7 - Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage/Victoria

Returning back along the Inside Passage, stop in the lovely Canadian city of Victoria, arriving at 6pm. There is time to have a wander around this very British-feeling city before departing again at midnight.

Day 8 - Seattle, Washington

Arrive at 7am. After disembarking, transfer independently to Seattle Airport for your return flight or alternatively continue your holiday by staying on in Seattle. Call us and we will be happy to help tailor-make your dream trip.

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Dates & Ports

Cruise Dates 2016

May 7, 14, 21, 28 Seattle
June 4, 11, 18, 25 Seattle
July 2, 9, 23, 30 Seattle
August 6, 13, 20, 27 Seattle
September 3, 10, 17, 24 Seattle

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Services

Dining Selection

You will pre select the time you prefer to dine in the evening at the same time as booking your cruise, the rest of the night then is yours to enjoy as you please. There is an incredible choice of entertainment options from charming piano bars to west end theatre shows to the casino, and so much more.

Selecting your Cruise Cabin

While you have so much to explore onboard the ship, our customers frequently tell us that they wouldn’t be without an ocean view or a veranda.... and we agree. There is such stunning scenery along the way; you will definitely enjoy having a view when relaxing in your room.

Each Holland America Line stateroom is finished to the highest standards to guarantee a luxurious and relaxing haven onboard your five star cruise liner.

In each stateroom you will enjoy:

• Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms
• Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
• Daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate
• Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and luxurious terry cloth bathrobes
• Salon-quality hair dryers
• Elemis Aromapure "Time to Spa" bath amenities
• Flat screen televisions with DVD players
• Generous storage
• Complimentary fresh fruit on request
• Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining

Staterooms


Inside Staterooms (Large or Standard Interior Staterooms)

Category: I, J*, K* (large)
L, M, MM, N, NN (standard)

Unwind in the comfort of your five star stateroom with a wealth of luxury products and amenities to give you the most relaxing getaway. Please note that all inside staterooms have fully obstructed windows, but there are many opportunities to see the spectacular scenery from one of the many viewing decks. Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151 –233 sq. ft.

*This category is available in both standard and large. Please use stateroom number to verify

Outside Staterooms (Large or Standard Ocean-view Staterooms)

Category: C, D, DD, E, F, G* (Full Ocean View)
GG, H, HH (Obstructed View)
G* (Partial Seaview)

To guarantee a view of the breathtaking passing scenery we recommend choosing a luxurious Outside Stateroom. As well as the view, it also allows you more space in your stateroom to unwind in, plus the added benefit of a soaker bathtub to add even more luxury to your cruise getaway! Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 174 - 180 sq. ft.

*This category has more than one view type. Please use stateroom number to verify.

Veranda Stateroom

Category: VQ, V, VA, VB, VC, VD, VE, VF, VH
An excellent way to watch the world go by on your own private veranda. Two lower beds convert to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area and private veranda, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212 – 359 sq. ft.

Signature Suites (Deluxe Veranda Ocean-view Staterooms)


Category: SS, SY, XZ
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath, shower, sitting area, private veranda, floor-to-ceiling windows, mini bar refrigerator. Approximately 372 –384 sq. ft. including veranda.

Neptune Suites (Deluxe Veranda Suites)


Category: SA, SB, SC
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath, shower, large sitting area, dressing room, mini bar refrigerator, private veranda, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500 – 712 sq. ft. including veranda.

Pinnacle Suites (Penthouse Veranda Suites)


Category: PS
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath, shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private veranda, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,150 sq. ft. including veranda.

Neptune Lounge

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

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At a glance


  • Most entertainment onboard the ship
  • Cruise accommodation for 7 nights on a full board basis
  • Does not include flights

Why book with American Affair


  • Expert Knowledge
  • 20 Years Travel Experience
  • ATOL & IATA Protected
  • Tailor Made Holidays

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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At a glance


  • Most entertainment onboard the ship
  • Cruise accommodation for 7 nights on a full board basis
  • Does not include flights

Why book with American Affair


  • Expert Knowledge
  • 20 Years Travel Experience
  • ATOL & IATA Protected
  • Tailor Made Holidays

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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